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  1. 6 points
    Thank you all for your support and safe exiting. Unfortunatly this incedent happen and the axel got broken at the begining of the area expoloring. But the experiance of you all and the proper mangement of the leader with well study for the area geography, helps for safe exiting. Thanks god tye car made it to the road and i kept driving it slowley and safley to home. Good news the car got fixed and ready for the next off roading. Again thanks for you all
  2. 6 points
    Good idea to have another absolute newbie / newbie drive especially after the very positive response from the last drive. Hope all the newbies join this drive and learn the beautiful art of offroading. You will understand why i say 'Art' when you meet and see some of the senior members who dont just drive but rather glide through the desert dunes.
  3. 5 points
    With the weather getting better it's time to have an absolute newbie or newbie level drive. All first timer absolute newbie will be given a proper introduction of sand off-roading before they start from seasoned offroaders having over decades of UAE offroad experience. Idea is to make an absolute newbie comfortable with sand off-roading and in some of the most approachable set of sand dunes in Tawi Nizwa side. It's a perfect drive for people aspiring to start dune bashing or offroading in the sand as a new hobby. And wish to explore the UAE offroad natural beauty and unleash the hidden power of your 4x4 vehicle. For newbies, it's a perfect drive to learn more and advance to fewbie level and start enjoying more advance level drives as per your offroad grades. All experienced members are requested to join in helping newbies by imparting their off-road expertise. When: 02 Nov 2018 Meeting time: 1:45 PM, a convoy will move sharply at 2:00 PM Where: Tawi Nizwa shops GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/KKBUhkQ2y382 Level of a drive: All are welcome Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance Plan: Easy drive from Tawi Nazwa to Pink rock and relax with snacks, bbq, drinks, and chat. What to bring along: Loads of snacks - whatever you like with little extra to share, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 7 PM Please RSVP on below Calendar
  4. 5 points
    It was a lovely drive and the flexibility of the senior team to quickly reschedule based on the events was a clear proof that this is an off-road club of members that genuinely care for each-other and take up responsibilities when asked. @EmVarlet @Asif Hussain took us newbies out for a wonderful drive while @Rahimdad and @Gaurav did what they do best: help others and spread the community core message of leaving no-one behind. Thanks guys you both gave us full confidence and guidance ! What i really admire in this off-road club is the family style approach and the lack of testosterone and braggers as you will find in many other clubs. Surely the senior team members of the club attributed to his massively and i want to thank them for that. @Atif thanks for the cafeteria "Prado" style @Gaurav thanks for taking my manual-tranny-granny up to Pink Rock, i had a blast and your knowledge is priceless ! @Rahimdad thanks for just being you, a wonderful and gentle guy that i hope i can continue to learn so much from ! On the the next one !! Great video @Asif Hussain !!
  5. 5 points
    Thanks for everything, coaching, advices, and the fellowship feeling. Yesterday it was really awesome. Sharing some pictures.
  6. 5 points
  7. 5 points
    What a day. What an absolutely beautiful weather. What great company and a fantastic day. Firstly starting on time is always essential as we completed the whole trip and more in good time. Secondly with the on going debate about is having information on a website important or share on WhatsApp chat groups. Yesterday @Brette got a Crony radio, we googled how to setup the Crony CN888 and up comes my article on Carnity and in less then 2 minutes set it up. Conclusion for this particular situation information on website is way more useful. We started with a short brief and setting convoy numbering was easy as we had 5 cars only and all expertise was passed on to @Brette as he grew in confidence and performed very well. By 5 pm we had crossed Fossil Rocks which we found a new way to cross even though it looked next to impossible without a single scrape or scratch. This was due to the fact that we started on time. This left us with the question if @Brette would like to continue with us, @Mujtaba had to leave us here and we decided to continue to Faya. My original plan was to head to the lower track and head towards Faya, but crossing the a few dunes on the way my question to @Brette was if he was comfortable when we reach the track. His response was he was enjoying the dunes and we headed to Faya through the dunes. On the way we helped a Rav4 struggling and continued towards Faya. Just as we came close we saw a huge crowd gathered around Faya which a couple of months back seemed abandoned. This is due to the weather changing for the better. The season is on. As I had to take a quick stop at the quad bike shop @Gaurav bhai led the team to a safe spot within the crowd. After finishing up I joined the team where they were enjoying the action. As we observed the action we enjoyed the different snacks and drinks and watched the action unfold. Finally time to say goodbye and we inflated at the Adnoc pump in Mahafiz. Brilliant day with like minded people. Well done @Brette for your second time out. Thank you to @EmVarlet and @Gaurav bhai for the support. Until next time keep discovering.
  8. 4 points
    I’ve had a few BMW M3s, E36s. 2 x M3, M3 Evo and M3 Evo Individual. I’ve had a couple of lesser model 318 and 325 too. All were flawless apart from one of the standard M3s which was a ball of dung, which was purely down to neglect by the previous owner. The Evo Individual had a Vanos issue but that was easy fixed with a cheap rebuild kit. If you want a BMW, buy one. People will say the brand is unreliable but if you believe everything you read on the internet you will stop driving cars and buy a bicycle. Sure they break down sometimes, just like any other car, but if you want a car with lots of extra features that’s the price to pay. People in uae rave about Japanese cars being the best thing since powdered milk and the most reliable thing next to a biryani from ravis. That’s because they’re simple, there’s nothing to go wrong. Engine, air conditioning and a radio. If everyone stuck wheels on their sofa and pedalled around, life would be no fun. Drive what you want to drive but make sure you buy a good, well looked after example and care for it properly. If the electric handbrake stops working, fix it. Otherwise go out and buy a Camry and be like every other boring taxi driver in Dubai. It’s not watching reruns of top gear that makes you a petrolhead, it’s going out and driving what you want to drive. Plenty of people have laughed at my car on here and other forums but I don’t care because it cost me under 10k and I know it would smoke many 100k+ cars.
  9. 4 points
    Very nice topic @Barry I have just two PET Hates When someone behind you come close with a supersonic speed + gives you instant flash as if we can't see such huge FUGLY car + Don't wait to see if the car in front can steer right or not (no free lane) + After coming in front brake intentionally. When the car in front of you is slower by 20-30 kmph than road limit and still adamant to drive on the fast lane. I usually go close and wait for few seconds for a person to realize, but some AH don't even realize for minutes and then don't even react with tiny blip unless you flash them full beam x 10 times like a donkey.
  10. 4 points
    Thank you @Gaurav second lead, @NOOR OMAR third position, @EmVarlet fourth position, @skumar83 second sweep and @Rahimdad at sweep for joining the drive and for all your support. We all met on time and drove like Daker Rally style around 20 to 30kms dirt track to the deflating point. After deflating and safety breifing we started exploring the dunes. Just after 15 to 30miniutes of drive we had a situation in noor's jeep. The right front axel u joint slipped out from its position and we had to find a safe exit which was a bit challenging for me because i wanted to stay in flat track as much as possible and we did it safely and exited without any issue. And @NOOR OMARdecided to go back home and we all contineued our drive. We almost covered all the marked area and played climbing dunes, side sloping and ridge crossing. Time did not permit us to explore more and me got stuck which took 45mins to 1hour to recover from that sticky spot. Once recovered we had very little time to play and sun completely disspeared and we decided to exit. We found a nice plain land after exiting and relaxed there for 2hours counting stars, chit chat, space talk with our little knowledge and had our snaks and left home again with dakar rally style to the tarmac. We will definately post this area again for a hole day drive. Once again thank you all for joining this drive.
  11. 4 points
    @NOOR OMAR Shukar Alhamdolillah all went well and glad to hear the ride is ready to take to the dunes again. It was a pleasure seeing you again and hope to see you more often. @Asif Hussain thank you for posting such a wonderful drive in a beautiful area, apart from the one incident it was well planned and equally well executed. @Gaurav bhai thank you for being you, keeping a cool and clam head and making all the right decisions. Making the best of the limited time we had in the area. @skumar83 no drive is complete without you.thank you for being you, your infectious smile just lifts the spirit of the convoy. @EmVarlet thank you for being inquisitive. Besides coming to a drive with loads of enthusiasm, you have some very good and engaging questions and I love explaining you those aspects as you are always willing to learn and develop yourself. Thank you to all who rocked the Umm Al Oush drive.
  12. 4 points
    Mohammed bin Sulayem is a true UAE legend and I totally agree that he is one of the most humble motorsport icons of the UAE. Last time @Rahimdad got lucky too to get the biggest gift of being his fan from childhood.
  13. 4 points
    Well I think I spoke too soon, blame it mostly on getting old. My start in thr field of safaris and offloading is like that. Around 20yrs back it was a pretty close knit group freelance drivers which every tour company used after they used up their own crew which was not more than 5-10 for moat Co's and almost impossible for a total noob who has never driven with a license just a couple of years old to get into the game. Even though I had good contacts none of them came true.save one who was able to hook me up doing the dirty work for the company for free that is drive the company pickup to run camp setup and at that time they were alao expanding and building two more camps. And none of the old hot shot freelancers wanted that work because first of all they didnt get to use their own cars so less pay, then work was tough first one in and last one out. No riding cushy land cruiser picking up possibly some nice babes and/or get good tips, work was hard and most got a back ache driving the pickup on washboard tracks, dunes and loading and offloading the pickup plus a lotta responsibility as the whole operation depended on the camp pickup and its driver So I said yes and quickly became their goto guy as the camp pickup driver because even the companydrivers didnt want this job. Then I ended up rolling over the pickup. Was rallying down a sand track at around 110-120. It was like a proper rally stage with lots of tight turns because it was bulldozed through a patch of technical dunes and was about 5kms long. I took a bend the pickup was unloaded so started to drift off the track. I over corrected and hit a 3-4 foot dune on the other bank, which send the pick up flying, did a 180 midair and landed on thr roof. The afore mentioned roof mounted tyre and carrier acted like a pseudo roll cage but it was bad enough that I was knocked unconscious and later had to transported via ambulance to Dubai Hospital. I thought I would never work for them again but guess it was such a dirty job not long after I was called back again or maybe I was so good at it and no one else wanted it, Atleast that's what I like to think anyways
  14. 4 points
    After having lots of trouble with my Jeep, i got my lesson. Lesson was find the cleanest car possible and dont accept any fault and any change from the original. It was very hard man in this country there is no clean car. I actually wanted to buy a W211 E class. but i couldnt find anything worth to buy. Then i saw this car, this was the car my wife always asking. Price was above my budget but i said what i will loose if i ask owner to give it for the price on my mind. I drove the car and check it. Than wolla she accept the price and here we are. She was the first owner from 2009, all services has been done by Gargash and stamped to the book. No accident, no paint even no single scratch on the car.
  15. 4 points
    Fantastic. I am in again as it was the perfect introduction drive and i am expecting less refusals now since the original power has been restored to my "bakkie"
  16. 4 points
    Easy to figure out with the new Nissans. If its not a Patrol or Armada. Then no. Also general rule of thumb for other cars is, if it looks like an egg with wheels then its most probably a no.
  17. 4 points
    Hi Jayakrishnan, welcome to Carnity. Just click on the below link and become a member and start following the Carnity offroad club. We recently had an absolute Newbie drive and we should be having another one shortly. You can join that drive and start learning the basics of offroading and also more about your vehicles capabilities.
  18. 3 points
    Here’s my first nomination, the Hyundai coupe. Nice looking car. Looks like a proper fast sports car but in reality it’s a FWD Hyundai Accent with a V6 engine. A friend had one back home. Pretty decent car but the looks didn’t match what it was.
  19. 3 points
    Indeed like every other Pajero said, I do agree 2-3 inch lift is good and sufficient for offroading. Also, Ren13 comment is for extreme cornering like roundabout at 80 and above, he is an ex-corvette guy lol. For normal road user and if you are driving the same 4x4 from some time, you will not feel much difference in cornering tbh. For Pajero most important offroad mod is the reinforcing the rear bumper with a solid metal plate to avoid scooping the sand which results in breaking the rear bumper within a couple of drives. Old Man EMU VS Ironman is a tough call but can be decided based on the product you put your hands on. Old Man EMU being quite old and offer a reasonable mix of comfort for road + firmness for offroad as oppose to Ironman that is more oriented towards offroad means you will lose road comfort more unless you choose their adjustable shocks (if they have), which will be eventually more expensive.
  20. 3 points
    I have many many pet hates on the road but i'll just mention these: 1) The unwillingness of people to let you move into another lane when you see the exit appearing. Although i always use my indicators when moving into another lane; they speed up to close the open gap that you want to drive into. 2) The complete and utter inability of so many people to keep distance between cars. 3) Swerving between lanes like it's a video-game. 4) The third-world quality of trucks: the black soot coming from their exhausts and their worn out tires that cause accidents to themselves or leave debris for others. They probably never heard about EURO3 or EURO5 emission regulations. Even their lights and indicators hardly still work. 5) The lack of decent highway parkings for truckers. In most European countries there will be overnight parkings with some restaurants, public toilets, showers, etc... 6) Putting the car on the service lane to perform your prayer. You are risking the life of yourself and others and i see it every single day on the 611. 7) The Toyota vans carrying 10+ people driving 130km/h. No wonder accidents happen. 8 ) Reversing on the highway after missing their exit. Those people should be taken away their license for life. 9) The lack of resting rules for commercial drivers. Mandatory resting times should be put in place. It's not the first time i take a taxi and the driver is nodding off and i have to keep him awake to reach my house safely. 10) The use of high-beams or constant warning indicators as soon as a bit of fog appears. That was my rant for today
  21. 3 points
    For me it was a Corvette which my dad had gifted me when i was a kid and always dreamt of owning one when i grow big and get rich.with gods grace i was able to achieve my dream last year when i managed to buy myself the car of my dreams. Chevrolet corvette 1988 C4.
  22. 3 points
    God bless you @Gaurav bhai. I have tears in my eyes. I was going through this post and thinking which one was my favourite car. If I had to give an award to this post it would go to @Barry as his story is very touching. I was thinking about the Toyota Celica that Mohammed Bin Sulaiyem used to drive or the Porshe 911 Turbo Cabriolet which his Qatari opponent Saeed Al Hijri used to drive. With all these thoughts flying through my head, your post touched me deeply and reminded me of what my brother Karamullah would have said "it's not the gun but the man behind the gun.". My moment was with the man behind the gun Mohammed Bin Sulaiyem and to share it with a brother who has always been by my side. Well on this occasion behind the camera to save my special moment forever. Thank you Gaurav bhai.
  23. 3 points
    When it comes to knowing about cars in uae, not many people are interested. It’s all about paying the smallest price. I have always had problems finding work as a mechanic here. It’s like oh, you’re white, sorry we can’t afford you. None of them even asked how much I wanted. I have done low paying jobs in shitty backstreet garages here but it’s hard to get into. The higher end garages have offered me jobs in the office. I’m not an office guy. Fixing cars is my passion. If I can share some of what I know online and help some people and try to cancel some of my bad karma then I’m happy.
  24. 3 points
    Who’s that handsome guy, second from left, army pants and sunglasses on his head
  25. 3 points
    For whom interested. Report from Al Aweer; It was big disappointment for me. I spent 2 hour there i saw as much car i can saw in 2 hour. - Cars are really in low km but 75.000km car looking like 200.000km car. -Steering leather is bad, missing/cracked interior parts. -Many of the car when you start there is warning on the screen. Most of the car i saw need costly maintenance after purchase. -There was 2 white E350 when i sit inside i said ok this is the one it was really clean but both of the car AC is bad. I dont know what kind of cost is there. -Most of the cars are sitting there more than 6 month even sellers are saying there is no buyer in the market. -Most of the cars have out of date tire, you need to change it for passing. Only i like one BMW 525 it was having 37.000km and it was really clean but i have doubt regarding the reliability of BMW. If i approach these car the way i approached to my old Cherokee i would immediately buy one. Some of them have AMG body kit some of them have Hamman kit, Brabus kit they are attracting you. I drove one of E350 it was very silent and comfortable car. Everyone is saying buy fresh from Aweer i am thinking buying a car used in Dubai is better than the from Aweer at least the first owner will finished all the maintenance required and price also will be down. Many of the shops are not giving you passing warranty. I can say they are open for negotiation first they are saying this is last price i will loose etc. Then when i lay down check the underneath they understand i am real buyer. When i said sorry i cant buy. Price is more than my budget, they start saying i will talk with my boss we will arrange it to your budget. What i am thinking is this place is not for a simple person like me. If you are someone who understand these cars professionally you can find something good and you need to spend all they there. For me i spent 2 hour and i was judging like is there any rust on the body panels, underneath and is there anything bad in the interior.

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