• Join Suzuki 4WD Club of NSW

    Welcome Associates
    If you live in NSW you may want to join our club in person.
    To find out more click on club logo
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    2003 Grand Vitara XL7 v6

    Thanks Ray. Cheers, Mike

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    MDS1 Yesterday, 06:04 PM Go to last post
    Ray Vingilis

    2003 Grand Vitara XL7 v6

    Have a listen to the engine, the XL7 is notorious for a rattling timing chain which can be VERY expensive to fix, particularly if it jumps a few teeth.

    Ray Vingilis Yesterday, 06:01 PM Go to last post

    2003 Grand Vitara XL7 v6

    Any opinions on buying a used with 189K on the clock?
    Seems to be in great nick. Will do inspection if I decide to purchase.

    MDS1 Yesterday, 05:55 PM Go to last post
    Ray Vingilis


    Thanks again Mate

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    Ray Vingilis Yesterday, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  • Code of Ethics

    1. Keep to the laws and regulations on recreational vehicles. These change from state to state.
    2. Others have a right to peace and solitude. Avoid noisy driving or riding near settlements and general recreational areas.
    3. Keep to constructed vehicle tracks. Drive or ride off roads only when you have special permission.
    4. Alpine areas, swamps and vegetated dunes are easily damaged. Avoid them.
    5. Respect our wildlife. Stop and look, but never disturb or chase animals - it can affect their survival.
    6. Keep the environment clean. Carry your own and maybe other people’s rubbish home.
    7. Adhere to all fire restrictions; extinguish your fire before leaving. Don’t let your exhaust emit sparks.
    8. Adhere to restrictions on use of public land. Respect National Parks and other conservation areas.
    9. Get permission before driving on private land. Leave livestock alone and gates how you found them.
    10. Keep your vehicle mechanically sound and quiet with an efficient muffler.
    11. Take adequate water, food, fuel and spares on trips. In remote areas, travel with another vehicle.
    12. Join an appropriate and responsible recreational vehicle club if you use your vehicle for recreation.
    13. Help in search and rescue mission and bushfire emergencies if you are properly equipped and able.

    Note: It is suggested that all club members own and carry a
    snatch strap, 2 shackles and that their vehicle is fitted with
    appropriate recovery points.

    Please ensure you book your place on the trip!

    A - Grade Extremely Difficult
    Steep and difficult terrain’s, numerous rock ledges, deep mud or water
    crossings. Recovery required, modified vehicles only, No trailer, No
    alternate routes.
    B - Grade Difficult
    Various sections of hard terrain, parts of trip may approach A – Grade but
    not in continuous sections. Modified vehicles recommended, No trailers,
    possible alternate routes.
    C - Grade Hard
    Alternate routes at most harder parts, minimum recovery, No trailers,
    Standard vehicles possible
    D - Grade Reasonably Easy
    Recovery unlikely, standard vehicle suitable with care, possible trailers
    E - Grade Easy
    Touring, Scenic, Little 4WD engagement involved, any vehicle and trailer

    Travelling in groups presents certain problems.

    Although the vehicle in front is leading. IT IS THE VEHICLE BEHIND, WHICH REALLY CONTROLS THE CONVOY.
    Always keep the vehicle BEHIND in sight. It is not their responsibility to "keep up" with you;
    YOU must go slow enough for them

    If you come to an intersection, stop and wait, till the car behind sees which way you are going. This can be signalled by his blinkers, flash of lights or radio message.

    Then they do the same for the car behind.

    1. The trip leader must be advised that a club member will be bringing an animal when booking on a trip. Naturally if the trip is to a National Park or some other area where animals are not permitted then the trip leader will advise the owner of this and the animal will not be permitted. The owner should check before booking in that the trip is to an area where animals are permitted.
    2. It is a privilege, not a right to bring an animal on a trip, and other people’s fears, indifference, friendliness to animals are to be respected, particularly on a large trip. Allowing an animal on a trip will be at the trip leader’s discretion.
    3. It is the animal owner’s responsibility to ensure that the animal is under control. This includes being on a leash at all times.

    Any complaints about an animal should be raised immediately with the owner and the trip leader, or with any committee member present on the trip. There will be a zero tolerance policy with regards to incidents involving animals on trips. The owner will be requested to leave the trip as soon as it is safe to do so. The owner can then be brought before the committee to decide what action will betaken.

  • What if I don't drive a Suzuki?

    Xl7 in sandDiscovery Don't drive a Suzuki! That's OK we accept members with all makes of 4WDs. It's all about fun, the bush and getting out on trips!