4x4 Driver Training Kungwini 28th January

Proper 4x4 training is important for all 4x4 owners.
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High Range 4WD
High Range 4WD
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Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:38 pm
Town: Boksburg
Vehicle: Hilux
Real Name: Tony
Club VHF Licence: HC 306

Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:28 am

A full day of off- Road Training at Kungwini, near Bronkhorstspruit on Saturday 28th January
Directions, and GPS co –Ordinates below.

All makes and models of 4x4 welcome

Level One Driver Training and Vehicle Familiarization

Only ---- R 700.00 per vehicle with 2 Occupants.

Venue – Kungwini –

Date - 28 January 2017

08h30 for 09h00 Arrive for registration and coffee
09h00 Lecture (Theory)
1. Understanding the Features and workings of a 4WD Vehicle.
1. Discuss and explain 4wd system
2. High and Low range
3. Traction Control
4. Hill decent control
5. Crawl control
6. VSC
7. ABS
8. Diff Locks
9. Automatic Gearbox vs Manual Transmission.
10. Tyres - Pressures
2. Discuss the pro and cons of Safety and features the vehicle may have.
• Airbags
• Safety Belts
• Seating position
• Cargo and loose equipment in vehicle
• Windows and heights
10h00 Depart on Training Track
• Follow hand signals – use, AND Trusting YOUR Guide (your Partner) over an obstacle.
• Practical demonstration of negotiating Downhill (includes gear selection) – Crawl Mode.
• Steering –Power Steering, Full lock, hands and direction.
• Uphill accents
• Stall start manual and Automatic.
• Water crossing
• Cross over articulation – Traction control vs Diff-Lock
• Side Tilts
12h00 Depart on natural 4x4 Trail which would include most obstacles a driver may encounter during an off-road trip.

Note :- Emphasis is on safety, not only for the occupants, but more so the vehicle.
All training is done in a safe and controlled environment.
No damage to vehicle should occur-IF you stay on the track and receive assistants from Instructor, and watch hand signals.
This is not a “Hold my Beer-and watch this” or Quarry gat scenario

You are free to ask any and as many questions related to the above subjects.

The day ends mid-afternoon,

Bring Refreshments and meat for a braai, as well as a camp chair. – I will have a fire going.
Hot and Sweaty -- Nice if you with a Lady---BAD if you in the Jungle.
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Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:53 pm
Town: East Rand
Vehicle: IFS Hilux
Real Name: Neil
Club VHF Licence: HC105
Location: 4x4 Direct Boksburg

Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:33 pm

Gentleman, I highly recommend this training, the marshal unit has done Tony's recovery course, which is "part two", so to speak. Opens ones eyes, as we seem to get "compfy" in our ways, which in most cases is incorrect.
Not all those who wander are lost!

Scout motto:be prepared....
Email: boksburg@4x4direct.co.za
IFS is like a swambo, soft, sexy and expensive!
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LR 4WD Full Lockers
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Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:19 pm
Town: Roodepoort
Vehicle: 4.0L V6 Vigo 4x4
Real Name: Greg
Club VHF Licence: HC249

Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:09 pm

I second that Neil :thumbup:
Tony's training adds a lot of value
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