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When you started down the never-ending road of accessories for the vehicle. what was the first thing bought? I've got to start somewhere Cheers TonyT
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Reply By: Member - Lex - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 19:59

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 19:59
Tony
The first thing I have always bought is a good quality bull bar to house good quality lights ; then the never ending list goes on
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Follow Up By: gordon g - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 23:46

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 23:46
If you are going in the true out back your firstinvestment should be a duel battery set up with a good first aid kit.
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 20:14

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 20:14
the first thing i bought was basic recovery gear.
snatch strap rated shackles.
then spares belts/hoses ect
upgraded tyres to cooper s/t
suspention upgrade
and then it goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on lollooking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Reply By: Member - GOPE (SA) - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 20:29

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 20:29
TonyT,
I heard it was two of everything! Bugger.Only a few more sleeps.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rick - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 22:08

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 22:08
Gope

Changing the topic: if you had to purchase tomorrow, and the diameter of the light was not an issue, would you go for the 170's Light force spotties, or the 240's?

You can see that I have guessed that you have 170's so's they fit in your bullbar, but I might be wrong??

CheersRick (S.A.) - ' It is better to travel hopefully than arrive'
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Follow Up By: Member - GOPE (SA) - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 10:47

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 10:47
Rick,
The 170's were my choice for the reason you mentioned. Not enough room for the 240's. Having said that, I am more than happy with the smaller ones. Enough extra light for the amount of nite driving I do.
Cheers.Only a few more sleeps.
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Reply By: Waynepd - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 20:43

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 20:43
Let's see
I have been driving my Nissan for about 2 years now
1st thing i got was a snatch strap and rated shackles.
next the pizza cutter tyres had to go....went with Cooper s/t's and roh wheels trek II 16x8.
A GME TX4400 UHF
radio uhf (handheld)
my latest mod was a suspension upgrade.
i still have many more mods on my wishllist
Dual Battery
tyre repair kit
tyre tools
more recovery gear
winch/manual
snorkel
roof console
GPS
cooler/fridge 40L
roof rack
winch/electric

expensive little hobby we picked eh?
cheers and good luck
waynepd

Cheers
waynepd
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 22:15

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 22:15
...like standing there, tearing up $100 notes, while someone throws buckets of mud and rocks at you and your vehicle...
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Follow Up By: Hugh - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 22:26

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 22:26
Hi Wayne,

I have just picked up a GME 4400 UHF. Drive a Nissan also, but yet to even think of where I am going to mount the UHF. Where did you mount your unit?

Hugh
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Follow Up By: Waynepd - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 08:05

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 08:05
Hi Hugh,
I mounted the UHF in the space that is immediately below the radio/cassette. In my GU DX it is a holder of some sort, i used to put the mobile and smokes in there, once removed you can see a mounting bracket that the radio will mount into easily.

I don't know what the ST or Ti's or GQ's have in this position though.
hope this helps
cheers
waynepdCheers
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Follow Up By: Waynepd - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 08:11

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 08:11
Also Hugh,
Forgot to mention..
If you look at my wishlist you will see that i want a centre roof console, that is where my UHF will eventually live, up out of the way and relatively secure IMHO, then i will get my holder back :)

cheers
waynepdCheers
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Follow Up By: Hugh - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 00:29

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 00:29
Wayne,

Thanks for your feedback. A roof console is likely my long term plan also, however for now I'll look for a space. I have an ST and it doesn't have the same space as DX due radio is extra high unit.

Hugh
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 20:55

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 20:55
TonyT,
I always start with suspension & tyres and a locker then work from there, closely followed by a set of recovery gear if you need it after fitting the locker, usually do because you feel bullet proff and go places you shouldn't then a tyre plug kit, keep the beer cool, a bit of communication and then start on the storage, bullbar,lights I always find I like to try the fourby out before I start touring with it, unless I bought it strictly for touring Keep the shiny side up
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter (WA) - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 20:59

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 20:59
Tony I agree with Martyn the first things to look at are tyres and suspension ,on road safety is FIRST be it dirt or hard top Born to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 22:34

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 22:34
It's simple really... When you buy your first 4x4 and you want to use it for what it is made for then allow $6,000 extra for accessories....You will catch the bug fast and then you will need over $10,000.......

Tyres x 7 $1750
Wheels x 6 $ 360
Suspension lift $1200
Shockers $ 750
Good recovery kit $ 500
Hi lift jack $ 160
Spotlights $ 230
Dual Batt $ 550 inc batt
Uhf radio $ 400
Roof rack $ 600
Cargo Barrier $ 600
Fridge $1100
Compressor $ 450
Tyre repair kit $ 140
Explore oz membership $ 50
Snorkel $ 550
Electric Winch $1700
Hand winch $ 550 for that little roll over that you want to keep a secret
Bullbar "if not already" $1100

These are most things you find in most serious 4x4 rigs and then on top you can buy stuff like HF radios for long distance communications and there is another $3000+ if you buy new....
And not to mention after a few months you may realize what 4x4 you really need and then blow another $20,000 on top again, but at least most of the accs will swap over...

But apart from all the above i love it...............

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Countin the days till July 4th. *Cape York Trip*
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 23:32

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 23:32
TonyT,

The problem with accessories is not "Where do you start?", but "Where do you stop!?"....

If the GF/wife/significant other gives you any problems about how much it costs, just remind her that it is like buying a new dress, once you've bought it you justhaveto have the accessories to go with it.
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Reply By: TonyT - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 11:47

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 11:47
Brilliant info- I sort of guessed what it was I'm in for- just have to look at the 4wd mag. ad's- sure is a different "hobby" from my long distance motorcycling- buy the fuel, check the puncture kit and stay awake- Thanks to all. TonyT
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Reply By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 14:50

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 14:50
I always start with something for my wife, flowers or jewelery is always a good start. Then knee pads for me, as begging for new bits is a killer on the knees, then along the lines of above, bar, lights, winch, d-tronic, more flowers and jewelery, radios, always need 2 of those (UHF and 27 meg), oh and a hand held UHF to tell your wife how she looks while you're knee deep in mud and she's steering, then dual batteries, fridge, camp gear, more flowers, more jewelery....

I think you get the messageSo many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 17:42

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 17:42
Bonz, you will really notice the difference with the d'Tronic, mines a 2000 auto & it gossssss now. Regards Bob
27th June Gulf trip
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 22:38

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 22:38
tony if you are starting out in 4wds the first thing to do is learn how to drive your 4x4 do a corse with a club or with a driver trainer and see what a standard 4x4 can do it will amaze you. Then you will see that you dont need diff locks and all that other gear . A suspension upgrade good rubber and uhf radio and a few straps and shackels will do for a while then see what trips you are going to do and get the gear to suit .
All the best
Eric
www.capeyorkconnections.com.au
Eric 02 4294 3496
Peter 07 4094 1745
Cape York Connections
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