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Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby 3stagevtec » May 28th, 2010, 2:36 pm

This is what the trail looks like at the moment, well, kinda.. It's only after I reach home I realized I took more pics of my van than of the trail condition.

You should get a pretty good idea of what it's like still though..

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Trail is approximately 7kms in total, in and out..
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The guys at the wash bay started bawling when they see the Vitara.. :lol:
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Plenty mud - Yes
Possibility of getting stuck - Yes
Mud Terrain Tyres - Not necessary
Recovery Tools - Necessary
Danger - Low
4x4 - A Must!

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby speedaholic » May 28th, 2010, 3:22 pm

wayss! dem fellas goh like dey self yes..! sigh.. i want a 4x4! grrr! :\

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby civic minded » May 28th, 2010, 5:35 pm

alllright ! when we goin?

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby lighthammer » May 28th, 2010, 7:24 pm

LAWD! de mud monster came alive and was crawling into your car, it look like!

Looks like an awesome muddy trail - hope you got ur M/T's!

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby CD4Accord » May 28th, 2010, 7:46 pm

I not surprised at the condition.... Thats a mud tyres sort of scene at the moment....


Anyway, would be nice to get it in-between.. Not bone dry but not slushy clay like that

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby venum » May 28th, 2010, 10:09 pm

Diesel Boyz, do we attempt :?:

I want to go :!:

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby civic minded » May 28th, 2010, 11:02 pm

you should do it soon - more rain and it will definitely reach grade 3 -

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby 3stagevtec » May 28th, 2010, 11:25 pm

Please note that the trail is NOT for your average / inexperienced off roader.. the chances of getting stuck is high and if a group is going, someone with a winch should be present, for safety purposes..

It will be really difficult to rescue stuck vehicles because of the overall lack of traction, hence the need for a winch. If / when you guys do attempt it, just take your time and keep the overall speed down, it is possible to slide off the trail if you go fast.

(side note, there are a few residents in the area that own tractors and they are quite friendly. ask them for a contact number and if they are willing to help out in case of emergency)

Mud Terrains are not necessary, I made it through with my 215/70R16 Terra Tracs and never got stuck.. Just make sure your ATs are not worn out..

Sorry, but I wouldn't be attempting this trail again anytime soon, the guys at the wash bay really took their time to wash my van and they gave me one helluva good under wash!! The Vitara looks brand new and because of that I really don't want to get it dirty anytime soon.. you guys know the feeling..

enjoy..






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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby 3stagevtec » May 28th, 2010, 11:29 pm

civic minded wrote:you should do it soon - more rain and it will definitely reach grade 3 -


it's not really the rain, but when the tractors pass through a few times and dig up the route that it will reach the grade 3 rating.. and that will not take long considering how soft the ground is getting..

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby civic minded » May 29th, 2010, 11:16 am

who want to make a run on sunday? -

where is the wash bay you went too?

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby jhonnieblue » May 29th, 2010, 1:00 pm

ditto on that, my van need a underwash too

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby 3stagevtec » May 29th, 2010, 4:11 pm

I went to RONS in Duncan Village.. The guy took 4 hours just to do the under and body wash.. but I really didn't mind the wait because he did an excellent job!

Of course, other places can do the same job in alot less time.. so..

I would suggest you guys make the run soon, because the trail can get dug up quite easily.. and take plenty pics when you do!

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby Slack » May 29th, 2010, 8:47 pm

Good vids!!! This trail looking real nice.... but recovery equipment is a must!!!

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby lighthammer » May 30th, 2010, 7:59 am

Suzuki POWAH!!!

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby madcoolieboy » May 30th, 2010, 8:30 am

hmmmmmm............looks niceeeeee!!!!!!! buh i doubt them chupid bridgestone a/t thing i have goin an function in that terrain....

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby civic minded » May 30th, 2010, 10:01 am

I have the same terra trac as 3stagevtec have - so i should make it - i won't go there alone without recovery gear or a winch.

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby madman2961 » May 30th, 2010, 10:43 am

civic minded just remember that the weight of your vehicle is more that his ...

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby madcoolieboy » May 30th, 2010, 10:47 am

civic wha size ah rimz yuh have on yur ranger??

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby 3stagevtec » May 30th, 2010, 11:34 am

madman2961 wrote:civic minded just remember that the weight of your vehicle is more that his ...


what is the weight of those pickups?

the curb weight on my van is 3197 lbs. (1450 kg.)

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby civic minded » May 30th, 2010, 12:46 pm

mines is 17' rims - 17/65/255
i think the weight is about the same

i really want to make this run - madman and mazdaspeed - alyah up to it?

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby venum » May 30th, 2010, 3:12 pm

i wanna go too, but not gonna even attempt without proper recovery gear

i want to know how my Toyo Open Country A/T hold out

for those with pretty big rims and street tyres, I would advise that you get a spare set of rims and some mud tyres

15" rims - best to get tyres for

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby madcoolieboy » May 30th, 2010, 6:58 pm

Fellas stop bitchin!!!! is either we goin or not..... as i go put it go hard or go home so wa we go do!!?

for all those who cud make and up to it..... SYKO in.... let me know where the meet is.

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby civic minded » May 30th, 2010, 7:10 pm

dude - your not listening - you need to be prepared to go this trail - i did it already before the rain start and there is alot of trees (check 4thGrade Explorers for pics) so someone with a winch would be usefull. If you get stuck - chances are for someone to pull you out would be low unless someone in the neighborhood with a tractor can take you out.
If we can get some of the guys form TTORC to join us then we should be safe

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby madcoolieboy » May 30th, 2010, 7:15 pm

fineeeeeeeeee.........................ok then allyuh decide..let me know...ah go PM allyuh mih no. send me a text or something..might not be home to chek 2nr later..

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby Rutless Tiida » May 30th, 2010, 8:35 pm

So far it looks like 3 and none of use have enough gear come on ppl let me know if you are available for the 31.5.10. How I wish James could go then it really would get interesting.

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby civic minded » May 30th, 2010, 8:44 pm

if james going - then i going for sure - right now -kinda iffy - nobody have james number?

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby DooMRR » May 30th, 2010, 9:35 pm

3stagevtec wrote:


Like allyuh didn't see who was driving in his 3rd video or what?

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby Slack » May 30th, 2010, 9:54 pm

My tyres won't do sheit there. Threads low... I have a recovery kit, but a winch is needed. Going to upgrade soon so I will definately like to attempt then... I suggest we plan for this, because this trail will be sticky!!!

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby civic minded » May 30th, 2010, 11:41 pm

check the 4thclass explorers thread - we went thro this when it was dry and it have some semi deep ruts along the way - you have to be carefull going thro this when wet - if someone can contact Anil and rest of the guys from TTORC and asked them to go along with us - then we should be good - those guys have recovery gear to the max

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Re: Morne Diablo Trail Update

Postby Rutless Tiida » May 31st, 2010, 12:22 am

Guys I think I will have to pull out for tomorrow. No experienced guys are up to it and non of the newbies have a winch so everyone be safe and don't do any foolishness.

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