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Off Road Safety Clinic

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by JimBCa, May 18, 2013.

  1. May 18, 2013 at 5:56 AM
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    JimBCa

    JimBCa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Build Duratrac 265/75R16 Load rated E BAMF Rock Sliders, Pelfreybilt Front bumper and skid plates (3) Pro Runner front and rear shocks,Add-A-Leaf springs ATO (Armor Tech Offroad) hilift mounts, Famous Fabrication cb antenna/flag mount CoverKing Tactical seat covers, Flyzeye dash-light ARE Shell, backup light mod SumoSprings and Stops
    Heading off this morning to 4x4 safety clinc put on by local 4x4 club. This is my second time, the first was with my old GMC. Looking forward to going through the paces.

    Safety Clinc

    Class and practice
     
  2. May 18, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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    Lumpskie

    Lumpskie Independent Thinker

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    Looks fun and informative. Post an update with your experiences.
     
  3. May 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM
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    JimBCa

    JimBCa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Build Duratrac 265/75R16 Load rated E BAMF Rock Sliders, Pelfreybilt Front bumper and skid plates (3) Pro Runner front and rear shocks,Add-A-Leaf springs ATO (Armor Tech Offroad) hilift mounts, Famous Fabrication cb antenna/flag mount CoverKing Tactical seat covers, Flyzeye dash-light ARE Shell, backup light mod SumoSprings and Stops
    Was a well done class with about 75 taking

    2 hours of class room time covering

    • Picking a line
    • Safety gear
    • Proper use of equipment
    • Basic rules of off roading
    Demonstrations of

    • Lockers
    • Handyman jack
    • winch
    • recovery setup
    Lunch then hit the trails
    Drove

    • Stairs
    • Stopping starting and backing on hills
    • tire placement
    • frame twister rocks and following guidance of spotter
    A good introduction to off road, and plenty of pointers for more experienced They have been teaching these classes for 20+ years


    Very impressed with the coverage teaching style, and the volunteers that provided attention at each phase of the class.
     
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