BUILT Vs BUDGET // RDD EP9 // Broke Truck Mountain


(gritty music) This time on Red Dirt Diary, we break our cars to prove a point. (house music) That’s sick. ♪ All night, always ♪ ♪ All night, always ♪ (engine humming) (keys jingling) – The internet wins again. We put the call out to find
out where we should go next. Bang bang bang bang bang. The Watagans. So here we are. This place is a rabbit warren of beautiful rainforest tracks
and some hidden history. Let’s go find this Cut
Rock I keep hearing about. So here’s how this is gonna break down. Over the last couple of months, Dex has been throwing shade my way, reckons his $8000 Disco can
hold up to my $80,000 Ranger. And I just don’t see it. Over the next couple of days, we’re gonna drive mud, rocks, ruts, and a little bit of sneaky sand-wheeling to find out once and
for all what’s better. New versus old, budget versus expensive. I’m comin’ for you Dexy boy. You’re in trouble. (whistling) – Hey, Dexy. So it has been about my
entire wheeling career since I’ve come down here. What is up first, mate? – Mate, so we’re in the Watagan mountains on Cut Rock Road. It’s fairly tame at the moment. From my memory, there’s a fair bit of rock crawling involved. So, we’ll see how the old IFS holds up. – Just do me a favour mate. Let me go first so I’m
not having to drive up the slippery rocks covered in oil, please. – So Dex has brought out this
seriously modified Disco, and I’m a little bit worried. About tetanus. – The Disco is the
epitome of a budget build, but it kicks arse. Diesel, auto, turbo. Pretty janky bar work but
it’s structural, it works. Brand new mud tyres. This thing is awesome, I love it. Twin lockers. – Oh my God, Dan is actually an idiot. He’s, in one breath, in one breath. My 80 grand car and the next
breath, I let Danny drive it. Far out, mate. Really. – After about 35 hours of solid driving we actually found a track
that’s pretty gnarly up here. Pretty sure this is Cut Rock. So we’re just having a bit of a walk, bit of a line selection. Danny’s gone off ahead
to try and, you know. Sabotage me. But nothing can stop the Disco, luckily. – Cut Rock. Deep ravine, granite on both sides. It’s pretty narrow here, and
the ranger’s pretty wide. I reckon the poke’s gonna help, though. Hashtag Stancenation. – We’re gonna send Dan up
Cut Rock first on the bike. Mainly ’cause he’s got a
high chance of stacking it and we all need a laugh at this point. And also it’s a bike,
it’s quick, it’s easy. Title of Dan’s sex tape. (upbeat guitar music) (motorcycle engine roaring) ♪ Is that your wish, against you ♪ ♪ Your heart’s desire ♪ – I don’t even know where to go from here. (laughing) ♪ If you would love me ♪ I was kinda hoping I was gonna be here. I dunno where this track. – [Brodie] It’s good too, you know. – It’s a lovely line. – Just having a rest there, man? ♪ Looking for a clear piece of mind ♪ (engine revving) (engine roaring) ♪ So I can see clear ♪ ♪ So hard to find ♪ ♪ I’m tripping on the dark side ♪ ♪ Yeah, you ♪ ♪ Let me go and leave (mumbles) ♪ ♪ The dark side (mumbles) ♪ ♪ Let me go to you ♪ ♪ I feel so dirty ♪ ♪ Dark sky ahead ♪ ♪ I guess no one is listening ♪ – Bikes are dumb, Brodie. – Nah, don’t worry about it, Dan. Just have a rest, mate. It’s not like we’ve got a
show to film, or anything. You just sit there and relax, it’s cool. – Walks up one hill and all
of a sudden he’s he-man. (laughing) – So the bike riding
didn’t actually go so well. Dan got about two thirds of the way up, and then just sorta
hit like a double step. We are gonna bring the biscuit up, and I’ll get up and turn around and then winch the bike up. It’d be funny as hell if Dan stacked it, but we don’t actually
want him to hurt himself. Mainly ’cause it’s his
turn to cook dinner, so. It’s gonna be, lockers in, and hopefully we can get some traction. I got brand new tyres on this, so traction shouldn’t
be too much of an issue. Let’s see how we go, eh? I just found out my front
locker’s not working. So, do the best we can with the rear. (dynamic rap music) ♪ I’m wanna drilling like getting this ♪ ♪ It’s cool (mumbles) ♪ ♪ I’m a natural (mumbles) ♪ That is a gangster lean. ♪ (mumbles), on my (mumbles) ♪ Can’t move! ♪ I’m on my, on my, ’cause
I’m on my, I am so ♪ ♪ I’m so (mumbles), ’cause I am so ♪ ♪ I’m on my, I’m on my,
I’m on my, I’m on my ♪ (engine roaring) (engine cutting) CV? – [Camera Man] I dunno why it went bang. I think it’s the axle shaft, we’ll just have to get
through this and then check. – I think it may have
been an axle shaft, so. I feel like the cool kids
are gonna laugh at me. But, you know, hey,
the biscuit’ll be back. ♪ Gonna reach the sky (mumbles) ♪ ♪ I’m so high right now ♪ ♪ (mumbles) get me son right now ♪ ♪ Pump the tracks, I burn tracks ♪ ♪ I got them stacked up now ♪ ♪ I try to (mumbles)
they wanna act up now ♪ ♪ I want you, I want you ♪ ♪ I’ll be your shit once they forget ♪ ♪ (mumbles) forget (mumbles) ♪ (engine revving) – Yeah, Dexy boy. ♪ Wanna feel like that, feel like that ♪ ♪ I want a drill and I’m getting it ♪ (mumbles) four-wheel-drive
to both the front wheels. (talking over one another) ♪ When I turn up, you
know I’m on my, on my ♪ ♪ I’m on my, on my ♪ (engine roaring) ♪ I’m on my, I’m (mumbles) ♪ – Looks like it might be a winch, mate. ♪ I’m on my, I’m on my,
I’m on my, I’m on my ♪ ♪ I’m on my ♪ (engine revving laboriously) – [Camera Man] That was bad-der. – [Dan] Think that was the CV, dude. – [Camera Man] That did
have the bang of a CV. – [Danny] You’re on CV Cam! – That’s a 30 year old
CV, and it only just went. That’s pretty good, man. – [Danny] I’ll pay that, I’ll pay that. Good stuff, buddy. – Way to break my car. That’s all right. – Way to break everything, Dex. – So we finally got Dex’s jalopy
up to the top of the hill. Now it was time for Dan’s
super wide stancey-boy Ranger. He’s either gonna smash
a panel or break a nail, but one thing’s for sure. My phone is now ringin’. (laughing) – Getting that bike up Cut
Rock is near on impossible. At least for me. If Danny’s shooting, that
means I’m back in the Ranger. Trying to rock crawl in motocross boots. This’ll be interesting. – So we just got a little bit zesty. (“Harder, Better, Faster,
Stronger” by Daft Punk) Little zestier. (engine roaring) (engine drowning out voices) – It’s your tailgate on the rock. Well, we’re stopped halfway up the infamous Cut Rock in the Watagans. Dan reckons it’s so that
we can film an intro. I’m gonna call it right now: he just wants to take more bloody pictures
of his stupid Ranger. – You’re not wrong. Actually, I’m, even cameras
aside, that blows me away. It’s an all-terrain, like. (mumbles) Dex broke
everything for no reason. – Yeah, we weren’t even filming, bye. – Can we stop making this
show until I get to there. I’ll feel better once I’m there. Oh, is he gonna cop it in
nine or 10 more meters. – [Danny] So what, about
5:00 this afternoon? – Yeah, yeah.
– Good, good. (engine working) – [Danny] Keep holding it, holding it! – I’m driving this, I’m
definitely not winching this. No, no we’re fine. ♪ Moving harder, moving faster ♪ ♪ (mumbles) never (mumbles) ♪ – In case you’re not on Dan, sorry. In case you’re not on Dan. (laughing) – [Danny] Sorry, okay, okay. – So in case you’re not on Dan. (laughing) So in case you’re not on Dan’s Instagram, he’s a bit of a princess about his Ranger, he loves this thing. So him not wanting to dent the panels, it’s a bit like him breaking a high heel. In fact, I’m pretty sure
he did break a high heel. – We broke everything. In short, we broke everything. – Cut Rock, that didn’t
exactly go to plan at all. (engine revving) – Broke my pants and my
boots and my sunglasses, and my jacket and my spirit. – [Brodie] Don’t forget your car. – And I broke my car. – [Danny] And your car. – Ah, I broke it a few times. – Now we need to camp, see
exactly what’s broken in that. – What we need to do is undo the nuts and the axle pulls right out. Given they’re at full float I was a little surprised
when the flange fell off. But that’s what that white
circle is in the middle there. Silver circle in the middle, there’s meant to be an
axle attached to that. (folk music) ♪ Find it sleeping in its nest ♪ ♪ Before it wakes up ♪ ♪ Touch it gently, you want it ♪ ♪ Feel it completely come ♪ – Okay, so yesterday
didn’t quite go to plan. We drove the infamous Cut Rock track, broke absolutely everything. Dan’s destroyed his
tray, Dex has absolutely busted the Disco, it’s got a smashed axle. It’s got a done CV so
it’s in two wheel drive. In that, literally the
only two wheels driving are the front drivers
and the rear drivers. We’re gonna go for a bit
of a cruise this morning. We got some, we got a few
mates that gave us a heads up about a plane wreck, so we’re gonna sort of have a drive around,
see what we can find there. Then I reckon we head over to the beach, put all the mud, ruts,
rocks, all that behind us and just have a banging camp tonight, so. That should be good. For now, though, we’ll
get the camp packed up, hit the road, and see what we can find. And see how much we have to
winch the poor old Disco. Dan’s already broken
taillight is now more broken. We have Cut Rock there, we
have some Cut Rock there. Ah, we have some Cut Rock there. That ain’t buffing out. That definitely speaks for itself. The bike did alright,
the bike did alright. Dan didn’t do so good,
the bike did alright. I got some dust on my lens, so yesterday was pretty hard for all of us, actually. – So Dex put up a post
on his Grindr account asking for a new axle,
and within five minutes he had four dates, three axles, and a few other inbox pictures that we won’t go into right now. Only cost him 50 bucks, not
sure how much the axle was. (laughing) – I’m gonna split up with you
guys after today, this arvo, and grab me a new axle, take
about 10 minutes to change it. Then I’ll meet you back at the beach. – Happy days. – The system works, baby.
– Yup, done. I’ve come to a really good realization and that is that while
everyone’s packing up camp, I grab a camera and pretend
to be saying important things and therefore I’m helping. – Oh, we all had a really
hard day yesterday. He stood on a mountain and took photos of people doing cool things. What is this nonsense? – I don’t trust Dan, so just
as a little safety precaution I’m gonna give him a
little bit of a present before he sets off today. Just gonna strap this right here. – So the Watagans is known
for its hardcore wheeling. This place is a killer
touring destination too. Rainforests, waterfalls,
and a cheeky little plane wreck hidden deep within. (engine revving) (peaceful music) (engine roaring over singing) ♪ (mumbles) my granddad, I
wanna (mumbles) in the union ♪ ♪ And that’s (mumbles) ♪ (engines roaring over singing) ♪ Don’t run so fast, I wanna tag along ♪ (engines roaring over singing) – Why, what’s up?
– Flares falling off! – Oh for god’s sake, alright
hang on, pull over up here. Apparently the car’s falling apart. (laughing) I’m starting to think flares
might not be my thing. This has not gone well at all. – [Brodie] Was it just
flapping in the breeze? – Yeah, yeah, yeah. So the question is, do we rip this off or do we dodgy mod it? – It’s you, we’ve got
glue, I’m pretty sure I saw some loose bolts and cable ties so. – Time for some dodgy mods! – [Brodie] For some, what? – Dodgy mods! (laughing) – [Brodie] I didn’t quite get that. Or the mic wasn’t on, what was that, Dan? – Dodgy mods! I’m thinking, there’s one
little hole here for a clip that’s popped out at some point. – Is that the only?
– Yeah, that’s pretty much it. – The only thing that’s come undone? – There’s supposed to be an inner liner but I ripped it out accidentally. – Accidentally on purpose? – No, no no, accidentally on 35s. – [Dex] Is that gonna be
a lot of cable ties, or? – I think it’ll be just the correct amount of cable ties. – I mean, I drive the 1994
Discovery, I have cable ties. I’m just saying. – Perfect, all right, let’s
cable tie this son of a bitch. – [Brodie] 35s are still a
good choice though, yeah? – The 35s are always a good choice. I’m starting to think 37s
would be a smarter choice. – All right, my man. – While you do that,
I’m gonna eat peanuts. – That sounds like you. – Want a peanut? – I’ve got one driving my car. – Look at that. – I think my flare ring’s
actually built better than your whole car, now. – That’s better than Ford
built it, that’s amazing. – [Brodie] Are we good? (laughing) – Oh dear.
– Ouch. – That was not good, man. – [Brodie] So are we not good? – Nah, we good, we good. – Can we go before he trips over and breaks another one of Dex’s axles? (laughing) (engines revving and drowning out singing) ♪ I die, I die ♪ (engines revving and drowning out singing) (“Mr. Brightside” by The Killers) ♪ Is calling me ♪ ♪ Open up my eager eyes ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I’m Mr. Brightside ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I’m Mr. Brightside ♪ – The plane seems to be covered in some kind of ancient hieroglyph. Maybe it’s telling its story. – [Dex] Yeah, that’s a
funny looking mushroom, eh? – Yeah, well if the plane was
facing the other way before it does make sense because now it’s, the plane’s upside down,
the mushroom’s upside down. – [Dex] It’s a damn shame
because it’s fairly well drawn. I wonder if it’s a company logo. (laughing) – Watagan’s mushroom farm, you reckon. – [Dex] Yeah, it could be. – Facebook’s come through for Dex. He’s off to get himself a $50 axle. We’re off to get him a
thousand liters of oil. You’re welcome, Dex. (electronic music) Dex is off fixing the rear
axle in the Range Rover. Disco, whatever, I don’t
care what he calls it. He’s asked us to pick up
a few bits and pieces, so. See what we can get for him. – [Danny] Do they run limos? – [Brodie] No, he’s got
lockers, he’s got lockers. – [Danny] Ooh, he gets and
extra half-liter that way. – Boom, got the axle. Now just heading back to meet
the boys up at Blacksmiths. That was way easier than I was expecting. 50 bucks, done. So while these clowns were
having a laugh at my expense, I was putting the axle
in with some friends. – [Friend] I joined
Facebook just so I could… – [Dex] Keep up with the fam? – Get some pictures–
– Yeah, yeah. – [Friend] That you can’t get
on people’s sites (mumbles). – That’s right. Got to love it when a 15 minute job turns into half an hour just
’cause everyone wants to stop and tell me how their land rovers are. This is the culprit down here. Fully floating axle, so, touch wood. This’ll all go pretty smoothly. Famous last words. Let’s do it. (drill creaking) Just gotta give it a bit of a wiggle, and get it into the side
carrier of the diff. Which may be a two hand job, so I’m gonna put you down over here. That’s how you change
a fully floating axle. Pressure’s dropped, permits bought. Time to hit the beach,
ladies and gentlemen. – Blackie’s is basically our home turf, but damn this sand is soft. From here to Cape York, this might be the most challenging beach around. (“Otherside” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers) ♪ How long, how long will I slide ♪ ♪ Separate my side, I don’t ♪ ♪ I don’t believe it’s bad ♪ ♪ Slit my throat it’s all I ever ♪ ♪ All I ever, all I ever, all I ever ♪ ♪ How long will I slide ♪ – It was time to pick out a camp site. What better than Third Creek? There’s a creek behind
you, water in front of you. And not a cloud in the sky. – Kick ass spot down by Third Creek, looking out at the
dunes, out at the ocean. What more could you want? ♪ All I ever, all I ever ♪ ♪ All I ever, it’s all I ever ♪ – While Dex and I are setting up camp, Danny’s heading down to the water to find us some fish I can’t pronounce. Mul-a-weenie? Mul-a, you can’t say Jew, mate. ♪ How long will I slide ♪ ♪ Separate my side ♪ Oh, am I cracking it? – [Brodie] If you’re thirsty, I mean, I don’t want to force you to drink it. – Do you need it for the shot? – [Brodie] Yeah, I mean,
I don’t want to force you to do anything you don’t want to do, Dan. – This sounds like peer pressure. – [Brodie] I mean, fine, don’t. No, don’t drink. Put it back in the esky, that’s fine. I’m sure one of the other
men here will drink it. (“Otherside” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers) ♪ It’s all I ever ♪ ♪ It’s all I ever ♪ – And either way, I was
sitting in air conditioning while he was sitting
in a pile of axles, so. – I didn’t lose this. – Let’s keep it real here, if
we’re talking about judging the winner of this little
competition of taillights. (laughing) – [Danny] That was one of
the credentials, actually. It was structural integrity. – Did your check engine
light come on today, because mine didn’t come on at all. I’m just saying. – You’d be up shit creek if
you had a check CV light. – Clearly the winner here is the person watching this episode that realizes that three of us went
and broke all of our shit to prove a point that no one cares about. – [Dex] Broke truck mountain. – Broke truck mountain, baby. Turn the camera off. It’s starting to get weird. – [Dex] Were we not meant
to be doing gay stuff? Because I’ve been doing a bit. (“Road to Zion” by Damian Marley) ♪ I got to keep on walking ♪ – Next morning, we got up with the sun. Headed down to the beach,
get some fishing done. ♪ Got to keep Zion burning ♪ ♪ On the road to Zion, man ♪ ♪ In this world of calamity ♪ ♪ Dirty (explosions banging) ♪ Unfortunately, Dex keeps his fishing gear in much the same condition
that he keeps his car in and the line exploded immediately. ♪ Some love and prosperity ♪ ♪ Instead of broken dreams and tragedy ♪ ♪ By any plan ♪ And, would you believe it,
my plan’s foiled again. This time, by seven dogs. I am absolutely okay with this. ♪ Some charity ♪ ♪ (mumbles) need some
love and prosperity ♪ ♪ Instead of broken dreams and tragedy ♪ ♪ By any plan, any means and strategy ♪ We were gonna go for
another play in the dunes. But Dan had a really stupid
idea, so we did that. – Look, we could go for another drive, but I had an idea, a stupid idea. (laughing) (quirky music) All right, so that failed
harder than Danny’s attempts to keep his truck on the road. We need a plan B. (rock music) (crashing) – Hey man.
– Hey. – How are you?
– That hurts. – [Camera Man] Yeah. – Well, that was an amazing trip. And to be honest with you,
until I think about it now I didn’t remember which
car won and which car lost. The bottom line was, and
the most important thing at the end of the day, was I was in an air conditioned
car the entire time. That’s the real moral of the story here. – Seriously though, old
versus new, nobody cares. What an adventure, man. Awesome time, highly
recommend, 10 out of 10. Would do again, five stars, would bang, 10 out of 10, we rock. (rap music) He’s gonna change his name to Bodie, get long blond dreadlocks,
start saying tubular. – Totally radical, dude. ♪ When I see you, better than
I’ve ever seen (mumbles) ♪ (engine drowning out singing) (laughing) ♪ In a lifetime, never
(mumbles) not even (mumbles) ♪ – [Dan] All I’m focusing
on, not touching the camera with a cardboard box. Sponsor us. ♪ (mumbles) show me how to dance ♪ ♪ I may not wanna get low ‘for I post it ♪ ♪ Kind of like to play and do ♪ ♪ But if you come to
the crib then I might ♪ ♪ Show you girls a thing or two ♪ ♪ Yeah, I think I’m a superstar,
when I act like that ♪ (laughing) ♪ You gotta bloom,
before you make it big ♪ ♪ One thing I gotta do ♪ – So that’s a success. (mumbles) – Ha, don’t put that in, (mumbles). – [Dan] This looks good for Instagram. – That’s all that matters, isn’t it? – [Dan] Exactly, as long as you get on Instagram, you’re golden. – [Dan] You want two beers? – Yeah man. What’s wrong with you, of course I do. – [Dan] I’m gonna stop recording because there’s a *** plane. – That was tactically Dan, I’m into it.