There are many ways to prepare a 4x4 for action in desert. In many ways, most stock 4x4s are ready for most actions but not for all. Some agents specialize in Egypt to fit 4x4s for such actions.
Outfitting your 4x4 with equipment has to be for a purpose so please read well why and how to prepare each for your 4x4.
It's important to mention here that 'Recovery' is the art of bringing a sand-stuck car back to traction and to be able to move itself using its own engine.
Those are parts or complete kits that you need to go to a workshop to install them in your 4x4. for example, new suspension shocks (Arabic: مساعدين), etc. or you install them in your own garage if you have a private one with enough skills and tools. It's important to separate this section because non-fixed tools have entirely different nature. For this section of fixed gear, you need to be careful for size, necessary changes, quality of installation, and hidden costs. Few outfitters are experienced and credible enough to handle this section in the market.
This is an important element for most 4x4s which have no pick-up box in the back to carry their jerry-cans and other loads. Roof-racks are the best part to have handles to fix accessories on during trips such as shovels, sand-mats, hi-lifts, etc.
Shock-absorbers and springs (Coil or leaf) are important to configure for loads. Most stock 4x4s (bought as manufactured for 'normal' use) don't allow for big loads. Big loads compress the springs to dangerous limits which makes them unable to function well on rough terrain and which --consequently-- impacts their ability to avoid sand-stuck situations, handling well, slopes handling, etc.
Lights fixed on roof on front which is used mainly for path-finding during nights by the Leader. They have the problem of illuminating the hood and dashboard too much during their work and the inflexibility of turning in directions.
Lights on the back or side are sometimes used to help in camping or during parking the car. Those are of relatively low importance.
Measured by tons of pull. Usually used by placing one end of the cable on another car to either pull own car or the other car.
allowing best air-intake to ensure good engine performance. The engine intakes less dust and cooler air due to higher location of intake scoop.
Those replacing the stock bumpers are important because they allow stronger points of towing, hi-lift manual winch points, winch-platform, etc.
Tools you don't need to install so no hidden costs, bad quality of installation or truly hidden costs. Those are all dependent on your purpose of buying and skills of using.
Used like winch but the pull is dependent on the possible traction of the car that pulls. Some types are elastic "Snatch Straps" allowing the pulling car to start moving suddenly to cause a sudden pull at the elastic strap which usually allows higher values of pulling force at the strap right after the shock stretches the strap to its max. CAUTION: all people must be cleared off a radius around the straps to allow a broken cable to lash at nobody.
although simple, it's a much necessary piece of tool to clear sand off the side of tires. The recovery techniques used are subject to different methods but the sand-clearing could be done in anyway.
There are already many who provide variety of professional services in Egypt. The following are most common ones.
|Sr||Name||Description and Speciality
|1||Offroad Egypt - Shaheer Yostos||
The largest and first 4x4 fitters in town. can convert stock 4x4s to serious expedition-ready. Sells parts or sell and fit them to 4x4s.
For specific items, shop around on website ( http://www.offroadegypt.com/ ) or web. Shahir ships to Egypt with agreed margin over web price.
Shahir advices freely for those who may buy and has some of the best knowledge of DOs and DONTs re most specific types/models/brands of known 4x4s in this terrain.
|Email: info@OffroadEgypt.com , Mobile: +20-12-23169196||Heavy --fixed-- 4x4 tools and modifications (turnkey or less in workshops)|
|2||Mohamed elKhodary||Call to see items currently on sale.||Mobile: +201006630751||Camping
Light 4x4 tools
|3||Camping Gear Egypt||Has a warehouse in Tagamoa but can check selections and make questions on: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Camping-Gear-Egypt/207114673544||
Light 4x4 tools
|4||4x4-zone.com||4x4-zone.com is opening the opportunity for ordering aftermarket and OEM parts for your car or truck from the USA at the lowest prices and with the fastest delivery. Dealer & Sole Supplier of many aftermarket parts, Suspension, Exhaust, Accessories, Engine mods., Etc||
|Heavy --fixed-- 4x4 tools and modifications (turnkey or less in workshops)||
Light --Non fixed-- 4x4 items (no workshop needed to install)
|5||Off- Road Traxx||4WD accessories and hardware, ARB, products, Old Man Emu suspension ,IPF lights Airlift Products Quick fist holders, Garvin Wilderness racks, Long Ranger fuel tanks, Safari Snorkel, , ProComp products, Jet Performance power chips and modules, LED lights , Wiches , Engel fridges and many more products for Off-Road use.||Off-Road Traxx, 4WD accessories and Hardware
Address: 25 Nerco buildings Road 233 Degla, Maadi 11431-Cairo
|Heavy --fixed-- 4x4 tools and modifications (turnkey or less in workshops)|