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Old 12th January 2018, 04:31 PM
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Also consider getting some soft shackles as they are much safer. I got mine here:

http://www.wettechrigging.com.au/pro...-soft-shackles
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Old 12th January 2018, 05:48 PM
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Fair enough.

Thinking of getting these as well as a 8000KG snatch block: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2x-32KN-D...item4d62328c05
and some decent rope from a Chandlery

Don't use those pulleys, they're for rock climbing & rescue, not for 4wd recovery. You need something like this
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10-Ton-R...8AAOSwvFZW7Qtx

Soft shackles are great for connecting ropes but be careful using them on anything sharp or anything with a small radius edge as this dramatically weakens it
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Old 12th January 2018, 08:32 PM
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Ahh! cheers for the link!

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Don't use those pulleys,
Oh, I'm planning on getting one or possibly two 8-10T snatch blocks as well as the climbing pulleys.

I'm not intending on using the twin sheave set up for recovery of vehicles (well... maybe, 32KN should be more than adequate if I need to lift the front or rear), I've seen what you can shift with the climbing pulleys though - just the ticket for moving fallen timber
Every time I"ve been on the tracks up here, I've encountered fallen timber. Last time I was out, I couldn't move one trunk so had to drive over it. Too big to move, but luckily not too big to get over, and no inconvenient branches otherwise I'd have had to go the long way back - which probably would have been almost as quick but boring.

The joy of the tropics, things fall over a lot when the ground is really really wet.
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So current shopping list is:
2 X 8-10T snatch blocks
30m Synthetic winch cable for use with snatch blocks and existing cable & cable puller
2 X twin sheave climbing recovery pulleys
30+M of rope to suit -could possibly use synthetic winch cable, but would prefer to have the climbing recovery setup permanently rigged.
Axe
Another spade/shovel, just for the car (already have one for the trailer and the house one as well)
That lot is probably going to set me back another $400.00 plus.
Hmm... perhaps would be better put aside for lower low range & diffs?
I've needed traction more than recovery gear so far and now I do have the basics of the recovery setup. I suppose I've got the basics of the traction too..
Gaah! Decisions!
Plus, I could always borrow one of my friend's climbing recovery setups - he does have two after all..!
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Something I've always though sets my MY04 Foz slightly apart from others is that mine never had any AWD badges (which I prefer not having, more 'stealthy'!)
Both Rally & MY04Tone's have them and they're the same year as mine (I think - does the 04 bit actually mean 2004? I just assumed it did!
Anyone know what models/series didn't come with AWD badges? Manufacture date on mine is 9/04 - I'm pretty sure it was a fairly small window and I'd love to know why.. Perhaps a supply issue of the AWD badges??
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With that build date it is most likely an "MY'05" - Subaru usually release next year's model mid-year in the previous year. And, yes, it does not have the AWD badge when looking at other MY'05s. Your car just went up in value! ;-)
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I wonder what other differences there were. Maybe they dropped OBD2 off that one, because I can't connect with my adaptor!
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I assume the adapter plugs in OK? Some of those cheapies are very dodgy!
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Yeah, works fine on a Hyundai, can't connect to ecu on foz.
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Phone finds the plug without any problems and then nothing. Have tried a few different apps, so I don't think it's a software issue on the phone side, and communicates to other ECUs. Could be a dodgy connection somewhere..?
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