Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Hi guys, newbie just ordered a Wrangler

  1. #1
    Trip Coordinator/Association Delegate Dru's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Sydney
    Age
    57
    Posts
    1,433

    Default Hi guys, newbie just ordered a Wrangler

    Thought I'd say hello and ask the usual beginner questions. My wife and I returned to Aus after a 10 year UK sabbatical. 7 years later and we are finally stepping back into the 4wd world. (Long gap I know.)

    Our previous car was a Lada Niva, went more places than you might imagine. This time it's the three door Rubicon. Our target play areas are likely to be day and weekend trips, but likely involving increasing driver challenge as we settle back into the sport.

    Question: what initial training would you recommend? We won't put a winch on for a couple of months. But would look to a "tirfer" or similar (hope that still means something). Don't need high end advanced training to start with, but would be useful if the course conditions suited a Rubicon.

    and what recommendations for hand winch and basic recovery kit?

    Cheers

    Dru and Kerry

  2. #2

    Default

    Hey Dru,
    Welcome to the club, mate I would just pop your name down for the next trip and see how you go, plenty of people can help along the way. Look forward to seeing you out on the tracks.
    Handbrake

  3. #3

    Default

    +1 for a tag along for the next trip. Plenty of info on the net and mags for basic and full recovery kits. I would use the hand winch as a last resort if you're stuck and on you're on your own. You could also use the highlift jack as a hand winch but it's hard yakka. As a minimum I would have:

    Rated front and rear tow points / D shackles
    Rated Snatch Strap
    Rated Tow Rope


    extras:
    2 way radio :5W
    first aid kit
    winch
    winch line tarp thingo
    leather gloves
    tree trunk protectors
    D shackles
    Maxtrax
    fullsize spade
    air compressor
    tyre deflator
    tyre pressure gauge
    tyre puncture kit
    tools
    the list goes on... Please add



    hand winching is hard work but you could look at a few options:
    tirfor
    the more power puller
    highlift jack as a winch


    unofficial training via youtube, plenty of videos and how to's.

  4. #4
    Visitor
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    15

    Default

    Just put a deposit down on a 12 month old Overland 2 door myself .......hope to get out and meet up with the club, and see about joining up.

  5. #5
    Trip Coordinator/Association Delegate Dru's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Sydney
    Age
    57
    Posts
    1,433

    Default

    Thanks for the responses. Definitely keeping an eye on the trips.

  6. #6
    Club Member redrubi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Vincentia
    Age
    53
    Posts
    894

    Default

    Dru mate!!

    If you can successfully drive a Lada Niva, then you will probably outshine most of us in a Rubicon!!! LOL

    C U on the tracks!!!

    Cheers

    Andy & Charl

  7. #7

    Default

    Welcome, now get out there !!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. #8
    Trip Coordinator/Association Delegate Dru's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Sydney
    Age
    57
    Posts
    1,433

    Default

    The Niva was sensational.

    we had to pick up the Rubicon from Brisbane as the Suttons wait was too much. Winch is now added to the options (basic Mopar). Think we have a fortnight before we can pick it up though.

    looking forward to getting out their Presidente!

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •