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Thanks everyone.

I can't seem to find a clear answer about front recovery points. I've had a look through the forums and online but am still unsure what to do. Is it safe to assume the existing factory ring on the bottom right is not suitable as a recovery point?

If not, am I required to upgrade to a TJM or ARB bull bar? The ARB guys couldn't guarantee that the bar has rated recovery points. Or can I have points installed directly onto the front frame?

I have a factory installed tow bar for the back and will pick up a d-ring tow accessory, as I'm told this is suitable for the back.

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ARB will not guarantee their recovery points because they do not want to be sued by someone that hurts themselves or others when using them for a recovery. However they will work for recoveries as many people on here including myself will attest to.

DO NOT use the existing ring on the front as it is a tie down point only.

Don't worry too much about it. As stated earlier, a pair of recovery tracks and a shovel will get you out of 99% of situations for the type of driving you want to do.

If you are concerned that it isn't enough then as per your own suggestion, get yourself a hitch recovery shackle for your rear bar as these work really well.
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Ok, sounds good. I'll take that advice. I was looking at the MaxxTrax, but the Tred version seems to be pretty good value at BCF.

I picked up a compressor from OL at the 4WD show last month, have a quote from TJM for the RhinoRack roof and bull bar in Northern Beaches, and will collect a recovery kit as well.

Aside from TJM, any other recommendations for 4X4 service/shops in Northern Beaches? I plan to get a few quotes as this new hobby seems rather expensive!

Thanks again for all of the help and responses. Much appreciated.

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Ok, sounds good. I'll take that advice. I was looking at the MaxxTrax, but the Tred version seems to be pretty good value at BCF.
I own a set of these:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-Pair...19.m1438.l2649

They are exactly the same as the treds only cheaper. I've used them heaps of times to help myself and others out of the mud and sand and they are great.
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Awesome, thanks. Just saved me some $$$!

Purchased and on the way.

Thanks again.
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You're asking all the right questions. Better to ask & learn than find out the hard way!

As for cost, remember these 2 things:

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Out of curiosity, what do you want to carry on the roof?

I ask because you might get away with a set of normal roof racks depending on the weight.
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Out of curiosity, what do you want to carry on the roof?



I ask because you might get away with a set of normal roof racks depending on the weight.


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This is the rack I have, but I think itís too lightweight for a longboard, shortboard, and more for a road trip. Also a bit close together to support the length and drag of a longboard on the highway.Storage area is too small inside so I figure Iíll get a heavier duty rack and throw camping gear up there as well.

Iíll remove the Rhino tray when not being used.

Any idea if the AEV bull bar is approved for use/insurance in Aus? I think I prefer the look of it compared to ARB, TJM and Uneek.



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Any idea if the AEV bull bar is approved for use/insurance in Aus? I think I prefer the look of it compared to ARB, TJM and Uneek.


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I don't think it has been tested for ADR compliance. If you search you will find a few threads on the subject. Dealers would be advertising compliance if it was. That doesn't mean that your insurer won't cover you particularly if you disclose it and ensure it's listed on the policy. They may still try to dump you though. "ADR compliant" is the safest way to avoid the legal complications, unfortunately not always the schmickest looking.
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