A Must have Off-Road Gear. Your check list.

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Two-way radio

Post by Mat » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:36 am

Anyone know where i can get a set of two-way radios in Abu Dhabi. Tried all the usualy pleaces, Plug-ins, Carefore, Radio shake etc but they dont seems to stock them?

I tried to bring my ones over from the UK but got into a bit of a 'tet a tet' with the AD customs offier. He got very upset and wouldnt let me bring them in.....are they legal over here?

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Post by Jacques » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:44 am

You can get them from Iguana.

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LR3 Roof Rack

Post by wcs » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:14 pm

Hi all - brand new to both this group and Abu Dhabi (arrived mid-August 2008). Recently bought an LR3 and am hoping to find a decent roof rack for less than the AED 8900 Land Rover wants to charge. It's a little crowded in there with 4 kids and full set of camping gear. Any advice? Also saw a post about the ANIT trip - where do I sign up for that? Suspect I can find it somewhere on the site but laziness has me asking. Thanks for any info!

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Post by iguana » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:19 pm

Welcome to Abu Dhabi WCS, to AD4x4 and to our family

I cannot help in the roof rack, but did you try ARB?

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Post by Jo » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:21 pm

Hi WCS,

LR3, brave, brave 8)

Check what ARB, Lightweight and other OEMs have. For sure you will find a better price..

For the ANITs just check in the Newbie Forum. There are a few going on but before, please inreoduce yourself in the Chit Chat Forum.

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Post by heinz » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:51 pm

Good roofracks are difficult to find in the UAE. ARB in musaffa is a good place to start. There are a couple of off-road stores in Dubai that have racks.

I haven't come across a place that carries brands like Yakima or Thule. :?

As for the ANIT check the "Newbie Trips" forum here ...
http://www.ad4x4.com/modules.php?name=F ... wforum&f=2

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Post by wcs » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:20 pm

Appreciate the advice. I'll check out ARB and the other suggestions. Currently waiting for a shipping quote from Brownchurch for a rack from London. Suspect that will be a non-starter though.

Didn't realize I was being brave by getting the LR3 though. What have I gotten myself into??

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Re: A Must have Off-Road Gear. Your check list.

Post by humaid_uae » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:47 pm

MegaMoe wrote:To our new members and the new offroaders, i totally recommend the following gear to be with u all the time whenever u decide into going to the desert. make it as a checklist:
1- Make sure you have proper recovery points on your car (Not Broken, not bent, not made in some koko mambo senaya shops)
2- Jack and Jacking board (Advise, dont get the AIR JACKs, they're not made for our weather tempreture. get hydrulic jacks they're the best and be sure they can take came the weight of your car)
3- RATED Tow Strap/Rope ( Dont buy one from carrefour etc etc. go to ACE or other specialized 4x4 equipment shops and get a rated one)
4- RATED Shakles (Again get Rated shakles from specialized shops. 2 at least.)
5- 1st Aid Kit.
6- Tyre Guagues/Deflators.
7- Shovel.
8- Basic Toolkit.
9- Proper Air Compressor (Get one from ACE, not the made in "nowhere" brand"
10- Gloves (you car is hot)
11- Make sure your spare tyre is in good condition.

thats all i can remember.
Add to this list
12- Some cables in case you got some electrical problems 6mm is good (critical)
13- Some clips different diameter for different pipe sizes (optional)
14- Some robs not think type (flexible is better) (optional)
15- Satellite phone if you have one (optional)
16- Tires Puncture fix (critical)
17- WD-40 (optional)
18- Carberator cleaning spray (optional)
19- electrical tape (critical)
20- glue (optional)

This is what I can think of for the time being :)

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Re: A Must have Off-Road Gear. Your check list.

Post by humaid_uae » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:47 pm

MegaMoe wrote:To our new members and the new offroaders, i totally recommend the following gear to be with u all the time whenever u decide into going to the desert. make it as a checklist:
1- Make sure you have proper recovery points on your car (Not Broken, not bent, not made in some koko mambo senaya shops)
2- Jack and Jacking board (Advise, dont get the AIR JACKs, they're not made for our weather tempreture. get hydrulic jacks they're the best and be sure they can take came the weight of your car)
3- RATED Tow Strap/Rope ( Dont buy one from carrefour etc etc. go to ACE or other specialized 4x4 equipment shops and get a rated one)
4- RATED Shakles (Again get Rated shakles from specialized shops. 2 at least.)
5- 1st Aid Kit.
6- Tyre Guagues/Deflators.
7- Shovel.
8- Basic Toolkit.
9- Proper Air Compressor (Get one from ACE, not the made in "nowhere" brand"
10- Gloves (you car is hot)
11- Make sure your spare tyre is in good condition.

thats all i can remember.
Add to this list
12- Some cables in case you got some electrical problems 6mm is good (critical)
13- Some clips different diameter for different pipe sizes (optional)
14- Some robs not think type (flexible is better) (optional)
15- Satellite phone if you have one (optional)
16- Tires Puncture fix (critical)
17- WD-40 (optional)
18- Carberator cleaning spray (optional)
19- electrical tape (critical)
20- glue (optional)

This is what I can think of for the time being :)

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Post by Jacques » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:47 am

And still we see every weekend drivers without any recover gear in their vehicles, even at intermediate level. :evil:

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Post by TINTIN » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:09 am

And radios', this should be a must after ANIT trips as I've seen a few close calls on my last few trips. :roll:
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Post by maddog » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:24 am

Duct tape is a pretty awesome stuff to have onboard, can be used for a whole range of things. Its an all in one tool kit!
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Post by maddog » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:08 pm

handy if you get sick of the sound of your co-drivers voice too!! :twisted:
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Re: A Must have Off-Road Gear. Your check list.

Post by Desert_Dragon » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:16 pm

humaid_uae wrote:
MegaMoe wrote:To our new members and the new offroaders, i totally recommend the following gear to be with u all the time whenever u decide into going to the desert. make it as a checklist:
1- Make sure you have proper recovery points on your car (Not Broken, not bent, not made in some koko mambo senaya shops)
2- Jack and Jacking board (Advise, dont get the AIR JACKs, they're not made for our weather tempreture. get hydrulic jacks they're the best and be sure they can take came the weight of your car)
3- RATED Tow Strap/Rope ( Dont buy one from carrefour etc etc. go to ACE or other specialized 4x4 equipment shops and get a rated one)
4- RATED Shakles (Again get Rated shakles from specialized shops. 2 at least.)
5- 1st Aid Kit.
6- Tyre Guagues/Deflators.
7- Shovel.
8- Basic Toolkit.
9- Proper Air Compressor (Get one from ACE, not the made in "nowhere" brand"
10- Gloves (you car is hot)
11- Make sure your spare tyre is in good condition.

thats all i can remember.
Add to this list
12- Some cables in case you got some electrical problems 6mm is good (critical)
13- Some clips different diameter for different pipe sizes (optional)
14- Some robs not think type (flexible is better) (optional)
15- Satellite phone if you have one (optional)
16- Tires Puncture fix (critical)
17- WD-40 (optional)
18- Carberator cleaning spray (optional)
19- electrical tape (critical)
20- glue (optional)

This is what I can think of for the time being :)
Even my truck can't take all this gear for trip 8O 8O
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Re: A Must have Off-Road Gear. Your check list.

Post by Serge » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:34 am

Queastion on Rope

Thare is Bushranger (260 AED)
And other one is Yellow one.. dont remember brand.. about 20-30 AED cheaper...

Mostly i see everyone around got thouse yellow wide ropes.
The only 1 seen different is Andy's (ARB)


So the question - Any difference between theme? Or should i take any? ...
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