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    Question Recovery Gear for a Jimny

    What would be the first items to get for a jimny with regards to recovery gear.

    Ie: snatch strap or tow rope etc.

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    Might be stating the obvious. A place to attach a tow strap, shackles and a tow strap.

    Think you can hold out on the snatch strap for a month or two
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    Ek stem saam met Jacques. Maak seker jy het ordentlike recovery punte.
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    for the jimny i wouldve thought 2 big dogs and a bit of ski rope to pull the lil truck out of any sticky situation...

    ja get a recovery kit that sommer has all the neccessary stuff in there, and get a proper recovery point front and rear...
    now tht i think of it.. i wonder if a winch can be fitted on the lil truck? hmmm c")
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    Renier, I was thinking of saying something similar, but I thought somebody might take offence.8)

    I think you won't need a recovery kit with that thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renier View Post
    for the jimny i wouldve thought 2 big dogs and a bit of ski rope to pull the lil truck out of any sticky situation...
    Haha funny hey

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    now tht i think of it.. i wonder if a winch can be fitted on the lil truck? hmmm c")
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    Gents you seem slow on this Friday ....

    He was ACTUALLY asking what recovery gear to take with rescue YOUR "big trucks" .....


    The Jimny comes with recovery points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisF View Post
    He was ACTUALLY asking what recovery gear to take with rescue YOUR "big trucks" .....
    Why does this sound like the tail wagging the dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisF View Post
    The Jimny comes with recovery points.

    there are only lashing points at the rear ... seen bad photos of them bending and breaking off, wouldnt use them for recoveries.

    the one "towing point" in front looks decently strong, but would also develop considerable bending moments given its drop-down length...
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    Hi Guys,

    Where can i buy a descent recovery set, and what would the price range be? Any well known brands i should be looking out for??

    Another thing, is the jack that is supplied with the Jimny sufficient for a 4x4 trip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNF View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Where can i buy a descent recovery set, and what would the price range be? Any well known brands i should be looking out for??

    Another thing, is the jack that is supplied with the Jimny sufficient for a 4x4 trip?
    That jack is more of a nuisance, I've got a small hydraulic jack for the moment. If you've got manpower you don't need any jacks, I know this due to 1st hand experience getting stuck in a river.

    I saw a recovery set at 4x4 megaworld that looked like it would do the job.
    Leather gloves, snatch strap, tow strap, 2 bow shackles and a bag for all the goodies - If memory serves me correct it was about R900 - Brand Tmax, as Soutter said you'd have to have a look at decent recovery points at the rear.

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    thanks!

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    So if the "lashing points" are not recommended for recovery, what are our options? How do we go about "providing" decent recovery points?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisF View Post
    So if the "lashing points" are not recommended for recovery, what are our options? How do we go about "providing" decent recovery points?

    Towbar for the back and if you have the money ARB bumper for the front.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisF View Post
    So if the "lashing points" are not recommended for recovery, what are our options? How do we go about "providing" decent recovery points?

    the towbar by suzuki has decently strong points on each end. Would be better to have a bridal between them for a recovery, just to make sure.

    At the front, as Rehan said, replacement bumper with built in points.

    I'm looking at removing the bottom part of the bumper that the foglights are in and bolting recovery points to the chassis there. otherwise you can cut holes in the bumper and have recovery points stick through ...
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    Get the Spanset recovery kit from Makro.

    Pull winch strap
    Recovery bag
    2x3,25 ton alloy bow shackles
    Snatch strap
    Pair of leather gloves

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    Regarding the winch route on the Jimny.

    Firstly I am new at this so please tell me if I am looking at this the wrong way.

    Seeing as the electric winch and bumper are so expensive could one not look at the manual hand winches. I appreciate that you wont pull a bigger vehicle out but you would pull yourself out or another Jimny.

    Then regarding a high lift jack. I just don't see the space for the jack to be attached. Would an air jack not be better suited to the jimny?

    Lastly, would these maxtrax traction aids be a good addition.

    Add to this a some recovery straps and I would assume you are good to go.

    Note: I would first go for some courses and then go with people that have done this when I first try the equipment out.

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    Gregory I know just as little as you, have done some reading on this only - so carefull of believing me.

    I was reading a document of 4x4 techniques. The last section dealt with recovery. The last item in the recovery section was winches. These guys are of the opinion that winches are THEE most dangerous of all recovery methods! When that cable snaps, it leads to expensive damage and sometimes people even get hurt. Apparently this is why people have the bonnet open of the vehicle being pulled out - if the cable snaps the bonnet will get wrecked BEFORE the cable hurts people inside the cabin.

    Must say, reading this has put me off winches.


    YET, my neighbour has a "hand winch". It is basically a cable that ties to the vehicle, another cable ties to some other object. He then puts just enough tension on the cable to get one more wheel to "get drive" .....


    Seems we will have to invest in the Recovery DVD (was sold out last time I was at the shop), and also attend some practical sessions ....

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    Chris

    I actually bought the recovery dvd last week and this is where I saw the hand operated winch. In the dvd they said this often works when all else fails.

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    My Dad has a 1ton Turfer hand winch, it is a little bulky. but is amazing at recovering a stuck vehicle, or pull out a stump, lift heavy objects.

    have used it to recover my Dad's old Hilux when it was stuck in a hole resting on the chassis. and my old station wagon when I stuck in sand,

    it you use a snatch block(pulley) you can pull 2tons. doesn't take alot of effort, best thing is if you run out of energy someone else can take over, no flat batteries to worry about.

    4x4Megaworld have a couple of models ranging from 800KG to 3.2tons
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