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FOUR-WHEEL DRIVING COURSES -  Endau Rompin Course Fees

4WD Basic and Advance  Package Rates at Endau Rompin Selai per person
PACKAGES Particulars 2-3 pax 44-5 pax  6-7 pax  8-9 pax Above 10 pax

2D/1N -

4WD Basic Drivers Training

Merekek Camp Site

RM 1200.00 RM 1000.00 RM 800.00  RM 700.00 RM 600.00

2D/1N -

4WD Basic Drivers Training

Luxury Chalet Lubok Tapah

RM 1300.00 RM 1100.00 RM 900.00 RM 800.00 RM 700.00
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Package includes :

Return 4WD transfers to Lubok Tapah / Lubok Merekek
One or more units fully equipped off road ready 4WD vehicles 

1 night accommodation
Drinking water at site
Meals as stated in the itinerary.
Certificates of participation
All equipments required for training.
Complimentary photo CD during training

Personal accident insurance RM 1000.00 and RM 500 on medical fees

Proposed itinerary
Day 01 

1200 hrs Arrive at Bekok

                 Lunch enroute at own expense

                 Registration at National Park office

                Transfer to Lubok Tapah / Lubok Merekek
1400 hrs Introduction and briefing 
                Theory - principles of 4WD
                Knowing your vehicles
                -  Gear
                -  Position
                -  Engaging
                -  Testing
                -  Disengaging
                - Tyres
                - Introduction to the different locking mechanism
                - Locking
                - Unlocking
                - Types of tyres

                - Tyre pressure
                Environment protection
                Basic recovery - equipment.
                Basic recovery - snatch straps.
                Basic recovery - high lift jack.

                List of items to bring when traveling to off road
1900 hrs Dinner

Day 02

0800 hrs Breakfast
0900 hrs  At outdoor site
                  knowing your vehicles - testing on changing spare tyre
                - Driving
                - Vehicles inspection
                - Maximum inclination               
                - Required equipments for off roading
                - Winching
 1300 hrs Lunch
 1400 hrs Drive to outdoor site
               - Driving Techniques
               - Practical - hill starts and stops.
               - Hill ascent and descent.
               - Steep slopes
               - Uneven surface

               - Changing tyre in difficult area
               - Practical use of pulleys and straps
               - Practical driving experience into the wild 
               - Certificates presentation

1700 hrs Transfer to Bekok.
We also conduct training at Janda Baik, Gopeng, Sedim and Taman Negara. Please email us for course fees.
  • We offer Basic and Advanced Four-wheel Driving Courses to ensure that your first adventure into the jungle is one where you have confidence in your vehicle as well as your own capabilities.
  • Our Advanced Driving Course also incorporates Rescue & Recovery Techniques to ensure minimal damage to your vehicle.
We offer two drivers training courses.

Basic 4WD Drivers Training - Package Itinerary as stated above

Introducing you to the basics of 4WDing and basic recovery:

Theory - Principles of 4WD
Driving Position
Environment Protection
Practical - Hill starts and stops.
Hill ascents descent.
Picking driving lines.
Driving technique.
Convoy etiquette.
Crossing Rocky terrain.
Mud and Water crossing techniques.
Basic recovery - equipment.
Basic recovery - snatch straps.
Basic recovery - high lift jack.
Basic recovery - winching.



  • To know the 4x4 vehicle
  • To train and drive on handling 4x4 vehicle and recovery technique in a safe and proper way
  • To give guidelines in preparation, driving skill and 4x4 vehicle performance
  • Responsibility to the vehicle, people and employee
  • To add team-work value

 Training Syllabus

  • 4x4 general knowledge test
  • To know your 4x4 vehicle
  • Vehicle and support equipment preparation
  • Personal preparation
  • Route preparation
  • On-road driving
  • Off-road driving
  • Recovery techniques
  • After off-road
  • 4x4 general knowledge tests
Advanced Driver Training - Please email us to enquire
Advanced driver training - Further Introducing you to the more advanced techniques of 4WDing:

Practical - Advanced Hill starts and stops.
Hill ascents descent.
Bridge Building.
Advanced Recovery.
Using another vehicle in Recovery.
Advanced winch recovery.
Off track vehicle recovery

Things to Always Carry on off road 4WD Trips

  • Basic recovery gear (snatch straps, 'D' shackles, shovel, axe, high lift jack and jacking plate; winch, slings and chainsaw ).

  • First-aid kit (insect repellent, antiseptic, burn cream, scissors, eye drops, bandages, dressing).

  • Fire extinguisher.

  • Tools (ring and open spanners, hacksaw, file, wire cutter, tyre gauge, pump and  repair kit, battery jumper leads, spray lubricant).

  • Spare parts (radiator hoses, fan belt, fuses, spark plugs, coil, condenser, tyre tube).

  • Extra water, map of area, compass, torch, knife, matches

  • Flint for starting fire   



When talking about Off road driving especially in Malaysia's rain forest, we won't escape to riding through a deep mud or sand. Here are some tips that may useful for us:

  • Observe all rules and regulations pertaining to the use of public land.

  • Avoid areas which are easily damaged such as swamps and vegetated sand dunes.

  • Carry out all the rubbish you brought in.

  • Always ask permission before entering private land.

  • Leave gates as you find them.

  • Before riding through deep mud or sand, deflate your tires slightly to increase the tire’s footprint and provide better traction. Deflated tires will decrease your ground clearance though. Remember to re-inflate your tires before going on-road again.

  • Use a steady momentum to carry you through. Keep your speed up and use higher gears. Don't spin your tires, and don't stop till you're out of the deep mud or sand. If your wheels start to spin, ease off the throttle just a bit and allow the tires to slow down and regain traction.

  • If you lose traction and the vehicle is barely moving, turn the steering wheel quickly from side to side in short strokes (only 1/8th turn) to allow the front tire walls to find extra grip.

  • If muddy conditions force you to drive in the ruts, know where your front wheels are pointed at all times. Your vehicle will follow the ruts, even with the wheels turned to the right or left.

  • If you encounter a dry spot with the wheels turned, then the front wheels can regain traction and suddenly throw the vehicle out of the ruts, resulting in a loss of control and possible damage.


There are a few modification to be done on your 4WD before go off-roading (for mild Off-road). While many off-road vehicles can greenland or "two track" most unpaved roads, the desire of many off-roading enthusiasts is to attempt much more challenging terrain. The following listings show the modifications that are done and why:

Vehicle Lifts

A vehicle lift is when the normal height of a vehicle is lifted to increase the amount of clearance between the ground and the bottom of the body or frame of the vehicle. There are numerous types of vehicle lifts:

Body Lift: A simple and cheap way to lift a vehicle that has a body on frame design such as a pickup truck or some SUVs. A body lift consists of larger spacers that replace the normal mounting points of the vehicle's body on its frame. These typically are between 1 - 4 inches. Any more than four inches (102 mm) will create a less sturdy set up. Body lifts are not possible on vehicles with a "Uni-body" construction. Uni-body vehicles have the frame formed into the body, such as on a Jeep Cherokee.

Suspension lift: A suspension lift is when modifications are done to the vehicle's springs, shocks, controlling arms and steering linkage. In this case small or short pieces of the suspension are replaced with longer or larger items of similar construction. Lifting a vehicle changes its driving dynamics and a suspension lift adds to the vehicle's handling capabilities in relation to the increased height.



Increases in the price of gas, accompany the increase in the number of fuel-saving scams.

Continuous increase in the price of gas is common news nowadays. This is accompanied by an upsurge in advertising exposures for “gas saving” gadgets. These products attract potential buyers searching for methods to maximize fuel efficiency.

There are important procedures car owners can take in consideration to improve gas mileage. According to the Better Business Bureau, the public should be critical in assessing products that claim gas saving features for vehicle devices or additives for gas and oil.
There are products that feature gas-saving features that really work. In addition to that, consumers could be facing a major engine trouble or a nullified creator’s warranty by putting devices to the Engine. Consumers should be wary of these specific advertising slogans: “20 percent fuel efficiency improvement”

A hundred or more devices that feature gas-saving qualities are proven untrue by the Environmental Protection Agency. Worse, there are so-called “gas-saving” devices that may cause a harmful effect to a vehicle’s engine.

Another side effect is more smoke emissions. Examples of these devices are Engine Modifiers, Additives, Fuel Line Gadgets, Liquid Injection, Vapor and Air Release Devices and a lot more.

Consumer testimonials are common in fuel saving ads. Assuming these testimonials are not made up, few consumers test the fuel consumption of their vehicle before putting on the gadget. Therefore, an objective comparison of the fuel consumption before and after the product was added will not be attained.

The following are practical tips to conserve gas:

Efficient driving

Just drive reasonably within the speed limit. Remember that speeds of more than 60 miles per hour increase fuel consumption.
Do not do sudden starts, accelerations and stops.

Acceleration should be done gradually. The gas pedal should not be stepped on more than one fourth of the way down. This will allow the engine to function most efficiently. Gas conservation could reach up to 5 percent if sudden stops, jerks and accelerations are avoided.
Make use of gears for overdrive and cruise control as needed. Fuel efficiency is attained when moving on the highway

Windows should be closed on highways. Windows that are open can create air drag that can decrease the fuel consumption by 10%.

Take out unnecessary baggage. The trunk should be kept clean, any gadget, tools or loads that are not needed should be taken out. 100 pounds of extra baggage can affect fuel economy by two percent.

The car should always be maintained. The engine should be given a regular tune up, the tires should always have the right air pressure and efficiently aligned, the oil should be changed when needed and air filters replaced regularly. Clogged filters can affect gas consumption adversely by up to ten percent.

Turn off the engine whenever there is an opportunity. Idle engine wastes fuel. There are instances where the engine could be turned off; stopping for gas, waiting for someone, changing tire pressure, caught in traffic and a lot more.

Engine warm-up fuel conservation tips:
Lengthy warming up of the engine should be avoided. 30 to 45 seconds should be enough time. Check if the automatic check is removed after warming up the engine. This is usually stuck which could usually cause poor gas and air combination.

Do not rev the engine. This is usually done before turning off the engine. This causes unnecessary fuel loss and also washes the oil within the cylinder walls. As an effect, there is air pressure loss and consequently fuel loss as well.



This is the most recent, and usually the most difficult, form of course trialling. Again, a course is laid out with a series of gates and vehicles must complete as many gates in a course as possible. However, these events take place on very difficult terrain- difficult to the extent that vehicles are not expected to be able to complete the course without the use of a recovery winch.

Winching is a definite skill in itself, aside from off-road driving, and brings elements of team-playing into the trial, as a successful (and safe) vehicle recovery needs at least 2 people to complete. Some trials are for teams of 2 or 3 vehicles, each helping to recover the others through obstacles. A Winch Challenge may extend to other off-road driving skills, such as building a log bridge to cross a river.

Every winching situation has a potential for personal injury. In order to minimize that risk, it is important that the user are being guided, familiarise, think safety before using the winch.

The basic training is a guide which provides understanding proper winching technique. It is because every winching situation is different, constant judgment and consistent focus on safety is of great importance.

Training Syllabus
Winch design and mechanism
How the winch works
How to choose a winch
Winch Installation
Winch accessories
Winching hand signals
DO's and don'ts
Before pulling
During pulling
Rigging methods




The main component that differentiate the 2WD (normal vehicles) and 4WD is on their transmission system or an automotive drive system in which mechanical power is transmitted from the drive shaft to all four wheels.

Normal vehicles only powered by main gear transmission box as compared with 4WD vehicle is also attached additional gear box or transfer case / gear which usually located behind the gear transmission box.

Transfer case main function is as a housing for drive shaft / propeller shaft to move the wheel forward and backward. Transfer case box possess 2 additional set ratio gear that are high (4 High / 4H) and low (4 Low / 4L).

When you choose a low gear ratio that mean you are doubling the torque to the wheel. Low torque circle with the mechanical transmission system enable all four wheel advantage to climb or to carry heavy load. Please remember that with 4 Low gear ratio does not give you wheel grasp but only to supply more torque for your wheel.

There are two type of 4 wheel system that is full time 4WD and part time 4WD.

Mitsubishi Pajero is classified as a part time 4WD and this type of 4WD become more popular in Malaysia.

When to use 4H:

for traction when the area isn't steep
when stuck in sand
extremely slippery conditions
rocky, gravel roads
extremely muddy areas

Low Range 4WD
4L is for creeping along at slow speeds. It reduces the strain on your vehicle, just remember to stay below 25mph in low range. While it does not provide more traction, it does provide 2-3 times more torque at about 1/2 or 1/3 of the speeds in high range. Low range gear ratios are approximately half that of high range.

When to use 4L:

on wet, slippery surfaces
passing through sandy areas
on rough trails
through shallow water
climbing steep hills
through mud
descending steep hills

         Additional Tips:

  • Don't change gears in the middle of a water crossing, going up or down hills, or in sand dunes.

  • Be prepared: Engage low-range 4WD before you need it.

  • Don't operate 4WD on hard dry surfaces.

  • When in doubt, use a lower gear!

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