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.: Beginers Shopping Guide :.

Post by DAVID » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:29 pm

I ended up buying things from US for my off road travels with Dubai Offroaders, Many items i got from Amazona/ebay & other local us sites as the item is expensive in dubai. Small accessories cost is less in dubai (Compared to brand & shipping weight costs) Please see the below details, if it helps I will be :D

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Snatch Strap & D Shackle
Snatch Strap Costs - AED 159 - AED 299 (Depends on SWL & Brand) Buy only rated (4.5 - 6 TON) one, Available in ACE, Autoplus & Speedex Tools
D Shackle costs - AED 20 - AED 40 (Available in Autoplus, ACE, Speedex tools) Make Sure its rated, Don't buy the beautiful steel one without rating

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Walkie Talkie
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Suction Cup & Fishing Rod (For mounting the flag)
Suction Cup can be bought from Speedex Tools & Fishing Rod (3 Meter) from Carrefour
Suction Cup Costs - AED 48- AED 55 (Double grip) & AED 30-AED 35 (Sigle grip) Available in Shop No. EBF 06-07 "Elegant Skyland Trading FZCO" for AED 35
Fishing Rod Costs - AED 34 to AED 58 or More

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Automatic Deflator & Slime Air Compressor (Double Cylinder)
Staun Deflator costs around AED 250, Smittybilt cost around AED 180
Slime Compressor (Double Cylinder) Costs around AED 590 (including shipping to Dubai)
Bushranger Black Max costs AED 700 @ ACE
Bushranger RV Air Costs AED 500 @ ACE (Not good)
Bushranger Max Air II Costs AED 1100 @ ACE
Camel Brand - Chinese Compressor (Heavy Duty) costs AED 250 @ EAB03 in Dragon Mart

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Manual Deflator & Valve remover
Manual Deflator Costs - AED 220 (ARB E-Z Deflator)
Manual Valve removal tool costs AED 10 Available at all the tyre repairing shops

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Digital & Analogue pressure guague
Digital Guage - AED 60
Analogue Guage + Deflator (Air leak) - AED 95 (Available at Autoplus in Deira)
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Post by Hamza Ahmad » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:31 pm

Excellent topic. Moved to News and Announcements. Stickied.



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Post by firoztv » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:48 pm

j3r3miah wrote:I picked up a digital guage from china market for AED 25. been using it for a year. has a solar panel to charge it so need to mess with batteries.
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Post by prax1234 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:48 pm

Dear Sir,

My name is Prakash Hariharan and we are distributors in UAE for Ironman 4x4 products which is a well known Australian brand, we have Suspension lift kits and full recovery kits which comes with a warranty, we have Winch, LED lights, Compressors, Snorkels, Bullbars, Rooftent and many other 4x4 products, please let me know if you or any of your friends would require any further information, please check our website www.dawautomobiles.com and my contact number is 0559615680, have a good day.

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Post by DAVID » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:59 pm

prax1234 wrote:Dear Sir,

My name is Prakash Hariharan and we are distributors in UAE for Ironman 4x4 products which is a well known Australian brand, we have Suspension lift kits and full recovery kits which comes with a warranty, we have Winch, LED lights, Compressors, Snorkels, Bullbars, Rooftent and many other 4x4 products, please let me know if you or any of your friends would require any further information, please check our website http://www.dawautomobiles.com and my contact number is 0559615680, have a good day.

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Dollar Auto Works (estd. 1994)
Tel : 00971 4 3336780
Fax : 00971 4 3336177
Mobile : 00971 5 9615680
email : [email protected]
website : http://www.dawautomobiles.com
GPS : N 25° 10.910 E 055° 21.796
Any special price for DO members, If so please post it here with item name..


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Post by brianj » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:00 pm

prax1234 wrote:Dear Sir,

My name is Prakash Hariharan and we are distributors in UAE for Ironman 4x4 products which is a well known Australian brand, we have Suspension lift kits and full recovery kits which comes with a warranty, we have Winch, LED lights, Compressors, Snorkels, Bullbars, Rooftent and many other 4x4 products, please let me know if you or any of your friends would require any further information, please check our website http://www.dawautomobiles.com and my contact number is 0559615680, have a good day.

Regards
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Marketing Manager
Dollar Auto Works (estd. 1994)
Tel : 00971 4 3336780
Fax : 00971 4 3336177
Mobile : 00971 5 9615680
email : [email protected]
website : http://www.dawautomobiles.com
GPS : N 25° 10.910 E 055° 21.796
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Post by brianj » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:03 pm

DAVID wrote:
prax1234 wrote:Dear Sir,


Any special price for DO members, If so please post it here with item name..
David they quoted me 10% reduction on a winch kit, shocks and springs



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Post by Amjed » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:54 pm

brianj wrote:
DAVID wrote:
prax1234 wrote:Dear Sir,


Any special price for DO members, If so please post it here with item name..
David they quoted me 10% reduction on a winch kit, shocks and springs
Brain what kind of mods are u looking for, then can guide to the best with good pricing!


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Post by brianj » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:38 pm

Amjed wrote:
Brian what kind of mods are u looking for, then can guide to the best with good pricing!

Hi Amjed, :-? I've a wish list as long as my arm :D but first comes the control of the vehicle by the driver :)

No mods this side of the heat in any case, as in very short 6 weeks I have to go back to work! To date I've fitted a bash plate and changed the Bump stops, Shibu did that for me plus some internal bits such like compressor fixing.

In September I'm considering fitting more resistant shocks to take out some of the bounce and maybe control arms and or trailing arms to help the articulation in more challenging situations

I'm hoping to get to Liwa again later in the year but this time with DO. The last trip was a great disappointment due to totally inept organisation, anyway given the FJ has a limited range, I get about 5.6kmsplt, I'm investigating either a second tank, expensive but out of the way, or a roof rack and jerry cans, cheaper but slightly self defeating in that with the roof rack I'll consume more, plus it's noisy on the black top. The 3rd option of carrying the cans in the car is also an option but I've never really seen work successfully without some odour being present in the cab. I guess there are all sorts of combinations: like taking the spare wheel inside and getting a rack for say 2/3 cans made up for the back in it's place.

Nice to have's like a winch : heavy where you don't need the weight, expensive but useful for self and other rescue ...maybe. Extra lighting in the form of a front mounted LED light bar useful to have outside of sport driving like late arrival at campsites etc, I'm not into changing the front bumper for a steel one like Fida's beast, as that's even more weight, I quite like what Geraldpinto's done with his winch mount. Shibu tells me he took his winch off because of the weight issue!

Any recommendations based upon your experience are invited and very very welcome :D
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Post by Amjed » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:46 pm

brianj wrote:
Amjed wrote:
Brian what kind of mods are u looking for, then can guide to the best with good pricing!

Hi Amjed, :-? I've a wish list as long as my arm :D but first comes the control of the vehicle by the driver :)

No mods this side of the heat in any case, as in very short 6 weeks I have to go back to work! To date I've fitted a bash plate and changed the Bump stops, Shibu did that for me plus some internal bits such like compressor fixing.

In September I'm considering fitting more resistant shocks to take out some of the bounce and maybe control arms and or trailing arms to help the articulation in more challenging situations

I'm hoping to get to Liwa again later in the year but this time with DO. The last trip was a great disappointment due to totally inept organisation, anyway given the FJ has a limited range, I get about 5.6kmsplt, I'm investigating either a second tank, expensive but out of the way, or a roof rack and jerry cans, cheaper but slightly self defeating in that with the roof rack I'll consume more, plus it's noisy on the black top. The 3rd option of carrying the cans in the car is also an option but I've never really seen work successfully without some odour being present in the cab. I guess there are all sorts of combinations: like taking the spare wheel inside and getting a rack for say 2/3 cans made up for the back in it's place.

Nice to have's like a winch : heavy where you don't need the weight, expensive but useful for self and other rescue ...maybe. Extra lighting in the form of a front mounted LED light bar useful to have outside of sport driving like late arrival at campsites etc, I'm not into changing the front bumper for a steel one like Fida's beast, as that's even more weight, I quite like what Geraldpinto's done with his winch mount. Shibu tells me he took his winch off because of the weight issue!

Any recommendations based upon your experience are invited and very very welcome :D

Brain , i would suggest go stock vehicle as possible you can and yes you can go for the external jerry cans and Shibu can do wonders on FJ mods, as i know him personally, about extra lights yes if you are doing night drives & camping in desert but not required, winch yes recommended but not necessary, think of the extra weight on the front side of FJ. suspension yes i wud recommend go for it & get something reliable as Kings or Fox if you can afford.

rest all is the drivers :drive: skill not the machine, instead of spending on all the mods but suggest to drive as much as you can , it will enhance ur driving skills & lots of things to learn on every drive u do, get stuck & try self recovering with the magic button in ur FJ. :p
I have spent a lot, so much experienced in spending on mods. Humble recommendation is not to spend unnecessary on things which are not required, know ur vehicle capabilities & URS too.
Take care, drive safe & have fun!


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