Newbie: where to start?

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Newbie: where to start?

Post by ahmadghanem » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:13 pm

Hello
I’ve recently got my first 4WD car. been off-road only once with Emirates driving institute desert driving crash course. So I don’t have any real experience.

I’m interested in basic off-road driving. It would be great if someone can share their feedback on the below.

What equipment should I buy and where from?
Any article to read to improve my knowledge?
I have the new LR discovery. As per your experience, how would it perform?

Thanks!!!
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Re: Newbie: where to start?

Post by Asim » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:27 pm

Welcome to DO Ahmad.

We have tonnes of information on our forum. Please browse through the "technical" and "newbie trips" pages.

Some of the must reads are-
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1453
app.php/page/rules
app.php/page/equipment
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1433

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Re: Newbie: where to start?

Post by taim00r » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:45 am

The real experience comes with driving ! :)
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Re: Newbie: where to start?

Post by John.Xterra » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:35 pm

Hi Ahmad, Welcome to DO mate!
You will definitely enjoy the Newbie level with your LR Discovery but once you start itching for more sand and bigger dunes you will want to switch to a lighter cheaper 4x4 which you can easily modify and use on big dunes. It would be a shame to damage the Discovery on rough drives, especially that it's a 2017 model.
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Re: Newbie: where to start?

Post by ahmadghanem » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:08 pm

Thanks everyone!!
John, do you think I should bother and try a newbie route with DO or I should forget about it until I get a better offroader?

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Re: Newbie: where to start?

Post by dean boy » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:13 pm

Hello Ahmadghanem,

I'm a new member myself with not more than 5 drives but i was surprised how easy it can be with a group *DO* who takes care of eachtoher.

I'll totally recomend to go ahead, as long as you got all the gear you're good to go! Happy Offroading !
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