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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Getting started, opinions appreciated

Hello,
IM new to the forum and new to offroading. I have a 96 range rover that im looking to modify for offroading in the future as I start to do it more often.
I think the suspension will come first because I feel that i need to replace the eas shocks that come on the car because they are old and dont absorb very well. If you have any suggestions on what to do for the suspension, please let me know. I am open to suggestions. I am looking to have a trail and rock capable car, nothing for competition or anything. I will most likely go to longer/taller springs and ditch the eas system.

I appreciate the help,

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My first investments were in the recovery/ get me back home department. has always been a good decision. Get yourself some good yank straps, a chain, and a couple clevises. you should get a high-lift jack. you can use it to lift or to winch yourself out of trouble. next, a tire plug kit and a small 12v air compressor. usually it is easier and safer to patch and fill a tire than to change to your spare on the trail. go wheeling with some friends and see what your rig is capable of. you will be surprised. my first vehicle mods would be rocker protection followed by more ground clearance.
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My first investments were in the recovery/ get me back home department. has always been a good decision. Get yourself some good yank straps, a chain, and a couple clevises. you should get a high-lift jack. you can use it to lift or to winch yourself out of trouble. next, a tire plug kit and a small 12v air compressor. usually it is easier and safer to patch and fill a tire than to change to your spare on the trail. go wheeling with some friends and see what your rig is capable of. you will be surprised. my first vehicle mods would be rocker protection followed by more ground clearance.
THanks for the suggestions. I do have all of those safety items to take with me except the high lift jack, but I usually go with at least one other person.

I agree with those first modifications to make, they seem like good ones.

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Off-roading is an expensive "sport" to get involved in. But once you invest enough time and effort, it's totally worth it.
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