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  1. 5 points
    It was the most amazing and magical drive that I have been waiting for since long time. I spent about 17 years in Dubai and been to almost every nook and corner in the UAE, but never realized that we can cover all the emirates in one day until Waqas imagination gave us this idea. The idea of covering whole country in one day round road trip was just too exciting. And this excitement continue to grow when one after the other carnity member signed up against all the odds of 45-50 degrees heat and driving through the dry and arid land could be strenuous. The occasion of reaching 15,000 members was just too big that no one care about August heat and jumped into this exciting drive to mark their presence. Sincere thanks to Asif Hussain, Abdul Basit Khan, Baiju Jayapalan, Kavin Shah, Manu M S, Ayesha, Rahimdad, Saleem and Vivian. We started from last Emarat Petrol Station on Jebel Ali side toward Abu Dhbai by 10 AM and finished at Dubai Canal by 12 AM by driving almost 700 kms. It took us 14 hours instead of 10-11 hours as planned, but we learned a lot from this first experience and still manage to cover all the emirates in one day. Starting point: Emarat Petrol Station, SZR, Dubai Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi Al Jimi Mall, Al Ain Fujairah City Center Iceland Waterpark, Ras Al Khaimah Dreamland Aquapark, Umm Al Quwain Ajman City Center, Ajman Sharjah Paintball Park, Sharjah Dubai Canal Parking, Dubai Lesson Learned: Factor extra time for wrong turns, closed road, detour through unpaved slower roads etc. Optimize the picture taking time, and no need to over-perfect every moment. Restrict lunch break and add few quick tea stops enroute. Start early to experience Al Ain - Fujairah - RAK route in daylight. Reverse route can be tried to put interesting roads and scenic beauty in daylight. We can exclude Al Ain as it's part of Abu Dhabi emirates.
  2. 4 points
    Carnity

    Carnity Car Clubs

    We are proud to announce another great add-on to our car community to strengthen its reach and resources. Carnity Car Clubs Any member of carnity.com can form a car related club and hold discussions, events and drives based on that club member likings. You can open a club with any car interest you like and wait for other carnity.com members to join and explore your car interest / enthusiasm further. It can be mechanic's club, technician's club, offroad club, sharjah desert club, drifter club or anything you can think as per your imagination but related to car and it's associated interest. Feel free to add any suggestions or feedback here for "Car Clubs" betterment.
  3. 4 points
    Barry

    Cats eyes to be renamed

    The story is that a guy was driving home late at night and it was extremely foggy. On a bad corner he saw the reflection of the eyes of a cat sitting on the wall and realized there was a corner and made it round the corner safely instead of plunging down a ravine. He then went home and invented what we know today as cats eyes. And that's how they got their name.
  4. 4 points
    Barry

    Buying a USED Muscle car?

    Buy a mustang, fit a body kit, you can be as cool as this guy
  5. 4 points
    vivian

    Carnity Has 15K Members !! Hurray !!

    HURRAY Guys !! CONGRATS ON THE NEW MILESTONE. 15K MEMBERS!! CELEBRATIONS !!
  6. 3 points
    shadow79

    Screenwash in engine oil

    Recently got in a car with jammed front left caliper don't thought much just greased the retaining bolts opened the cylinder cleaned it with fresh break oil and fixed it was good only for a drive then again I see smoke and the disc glazing red upon further inspection saw atf oil in the break master cylinder had to put in a new cylinder and bleed oil from all 4 cylinder's the customer was like OK where do they put this red oil then...had to explain him where to put what and how to check oil lvls and conditions....
  7. 3 points
    To commemorate this great milestone of carnity reaching 15,000 members, we like to call for this great grand drive - "Around the UAE in one day" This is the drive to show your support for carnity and share your car enthusiasm in the UAE to the next level. This drive is dedicated to all carnity members, who taught us something new about our cars, fixed our cars for free and help us avoid the money pit car solutions. This drive is dedicated to all the active and carnity star member's whose support is exemplary by understanding the real meaning of "Car Community" in the UAE. This drive is dedicated to all the carnity members who love driving together every week and share the passion for cars, off-road and brotherhood to help each other in extreme terrain and eat together as one family. When: 11 Aug 2017 Meeting time: 09:00 AM Drive starts: 10:00 AM (SHARP) Where: Last Emarat fuel station on Sheikh Zayed Road (E11) going towards Abu Dhabi. GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/tFwuWre1SUM2 Level of drive: On-road drive (all cars and drivers are welcome) Type of drive: Easy drive to show the support and respect to each carnity members. Plenty of break at each of the 7 emirates. Plan: Drive to each emirates known landmark, take tons of group pictures and selfies with all the cars. What to bring along: Food, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm, sunglasses, sunscreen and long sleeves. Approximate finish time: 8 PM - 9 PM Where: ENOC Petrol Station on Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road, just before Mirdiff City Center GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/WQiFosiATgr Certificate of participation, souvenirs and recognition All drive participants will receive a certificate of participation upon completion And carnity souvenirs: Carnity Cap, Carnity Car Sunshade, Toolkit, LED light And their names will be highlighted on carnity homepage in respect and honor Safety advice All cars should abide all UAE traffic laws & speed limits at all times All drivers should maintain convoy discipline & numbering at all times No one should cause any nuisance on the road and obstruct traffic flow Route Dubai Abu Dhabi Al Ain Fujairah Ras Al Khaimah Umm Al Quwain Ajman Sharjah Dubai Please leave your name and mobile here and RSVP on below calendar: List of participants: Gaurav Khanna - 050 5258706 Vivian John - 056 7480347 Waqas Zohair - 056 1777392 Abdul Basit Khan - 055 9635217 Barry - 052 1742967 Asif - 050 6990411 Saleem - 055 7979626 (TBC) Srikumar - 055 9567471 (TBC) Renwick - 050 9604864 Kavin - 056 6442684 Manu - 056 6511649 Ayesha Rahimdad Kadwani - 050 6749099
  8. 3 points
    Finally the "Most Awesome" video has been released. Many thanks to @vivian because of his second camera angle this video turn out to be an absolutely amazing. Around the UAE in one day - 7 Emirates in 7 minutes..... Enjoy guys, and thanks for making this success.
  9. 3 points
    Barry

    Screenwash in engine oil

    Eek I hate doing cooling system flushes. It's simple but time consuming and customers know it's simple so they expect it to be cheap and argue when it's not but what they don't realize is that it can take you a full day of messing about between doing other jobs, filling it, bleeding it, running it up to temperature, draining it, scalding your wrists in the process and doing it all over again 5-6 times.
  10. 3 points
    I guess he meant since others were taking photo he thought he should spare his S4 ( i think its his Samsung phone model )
  11. 3 points
    Gaurav

    Cheap sand tyres!

    What you are referring to must be Siam 900 tires aka ballon tires. They are awesome in sand and insanely dangerous on road and high speed and worst on wet surface. Unless your house is next door to desert and you only used them for sand, I wouldn't advise that. Last I heard in 3-4 years back, that they have been discontinued. For cheap and good offroad tires with good safety aspect you can choose Yokohama Geolander ATS (450), Nitto dura grappler (400), Cooper Discoverer ATR (400). Used tires are also good option, if you know how to check and buy them. I have tried once Michelin LTX, as original was 750 each tire and I want to know how will they perform in sand before I bite 3000 dhs bullet, so I tested the used one for 3-4 drives and once 100% satisfied I bought the new ones. Buying new ones were even better and super smooth on road. For used tires in offroad, you cannot use it for long time. They will be only good for a month or few and then you will have endless pop-outs on every drive. I have seen one guy who used to live on 100 dhs used tire only and used to suffer a lot. Newer tire for offroad will give you better economy in a long run for lets say 3-4 years, so it's always worth to invest on new tires once you are convinced with your choice.
  12. 3 points
    This as a concept was whispered in to our ears by @waqaszohair around 2 to 3 months back and it remained on the back burner till we crossed 15000 members. What an occasion and what would be more fitting than to put this plan to action. Although @waqaszohair had a plan but it was a bit too tedious, so our very own @Gaurav bhai took the plan and tried to reduce the time spent on road and some quality time together to put together some videos and pictures to make the vent to be remembered for a long time to come. Drive was announced and as expected spots were taken up like hot cakes and we just loved the enthusiasm shared by all the members. We met on time in the morning and after a briefing and hand over of the goody bags we were on our way. Our first stop was in Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque, and the excitement grew as within no time we had touched the first point and after a quick photo session it was time for us to leave. It was also time for us to bid @Asif bhai farewell as he had specially come all the way from Abu Dhabi to Dubai just to join us and had a flight to catch, can't wait for his return. Heading to Al Ain our second way point we were faced with the challenge of Friday prayers, all thanks to @Gaurav bhai and the spirit of the team who waited for the Muslins to pray their Friday prayers on the way in the heat. As soon as we were done the team was on it's way to Jimi Mall in Al Ain. Here we were met by Saleem Bhai and I had an idea which was well received by the team and supported without any questions. After a 5 minutes promise a 30 minutes adjustment to the cars to get a one off photo, hope it turns out well. We then had a relaxed lunch and were headed to Fujairah. On the way we saw Fossil Rocks which is our playground and stopped in a cafe right opposite to have a quick tea and we were off again. We reached Fujairah City Center to take a quick pic, fueled up and we were up and running towards Ras Al Khaimah at which point Kavin had to leave. We headed to the Ice Land Water Park in Ras Al Khaimah and the security guard was not to pleased to see us at their closing time and was trying to get rid of us soon. So we took a quick pic and were off to Dreamland Aqua Park in Umm Al Quwain, it was the shortest leg of our trip and with the place deserted we did not have a problem with the parking, the challenge at this time was the lighting. It was dark as the night fall and we were dependent on the camera flash to get the best picture we could. Now it was time of Ajman City Center and it was not to far, though the challenge here was the construction work as we were warned by Saleem Bhai. At one point the group also split up but were soon united thanks to the walkie talkies we were using. We had a challenge to take the pic and had an unusal spot but with that picture in the bag we moved to the next spot which was the Sharjah Paint Ball Park. We faced no resistance at this point and had a good picture, but at this point Saleem had to head back. Still with majority of the cars still in and only Dubai to go we rushed to the Dubai Canals and tried to search a suitable spot. We had some difficulty finding a suitable spot, but with the group tired and hungry Gaurav Bhai made the right decision of taking a pic with the Burj Khalifa in the back-drop from the best angle we could find. So came a conclusion for our Round the UAE in one day, against my belief it was possible and where Waqas Bhai gave us the idea, Gaurav Bhai made it all very comfortable and doable with majority cars from start to finish. To further reward the members for their time and efforts, Gaurav Bhai had not only printed out but arranged the certificates for the day in the most beautiful way. A picture with each of the drivers holding their certificates proudly with their rides was the cherry on top of the cake. My sincere thanks to Waqas Bhai for his idea along with a sketch of what could have been 1 possibility, Gaurav Bhai for further trimming down the map to make it more bearable and relaxed, furthermore a fantastic lead. Lastly a big thank you for the whole convoy to make it easy for the sweep team to have the situation in control at all times and taking different responsibilities at different times to make this a journey well remembering.
  13. 3 points
    All set to go guys....? I am almost ready
  14. 3 points
    I disagree. You need to step up and take all opportunities to learn, whether it's your mistake or someone else mistake.
  15. 3 points
    Very good thread created @waqaszohair for discussing WRONG moves in off-road. Brilliant thinking to share the mistakes and wrong doing to have a safer off-road fun. For above video my 2 cents are below: Shouldn't have cause wheel spin to climb up from side and mid way. Shouldn't have reverse sideways downhill. Go straight down. Go very slow in LO first gear and deflate to 25 for better grip. For rocks tipping the balance is unforgiving unlike in sand.
  16. 3 points
    Hi Rahimbhai, Hope to get into this drive. Regards Srikumar
  17. 3 points
    desertdude

    A good turbo build?

    "About the power, it is not more than enough especially for those sand hills" People who know me, know this is true. So I'm not just making this up Earlier my profession was that of a Desert Safari guide, which I did for almost a decade, and used the same car you are thinking off, first was a 2000 GXR LC100 series with a manual transmission and later a 2003 LC 2003 with an Auto,So I know these cars pretty well and big part of my day was spent driving them and on off days in the shop with them, fully loaded with 6 pax, full two tanks of fuel and very basic suspension modification ( heavy duty coil in the rear and torqued stock torsion bars up front ) it had still enough power to go everywhere and I drove in almost every desert patch in this country from Liwa to Khatim. Also mind you these were not bought brand new off the showroom floor, but bought second on the cheap with over 100k kms on the clock, never opened stock engine with not even a CAI or modded exhaust. So to answer your question, yes it does have enough power.
  18. 3 points
    Barry

    A good turbo build?

    It's not as simple as just removing the turbo come testing time. There's manifolds (intake and exhaust), oil lines, air pipes, exhaust, induction system and the ecu will have to be flashed back to standard map. It's no small job. If you're going to use wasta to get it passed, it's probably not a good idea to mention it on a public forum as a lot of people could lose their jobs. Passing aside, remember the police will pull you over and take your car if they suspect it's been modified in any way. Turbo whistle, not to mention an intercooler hanging out the front bumper is a dead giveaway. If you want a small turbo without modifying the engine, it's pretty pointless as you can only run maybe 7-8 psi before you start problems. Far easier just to fit a 50 shot of nitrous for short bursts up dunes. Read this and you'll have a better understanding of how turbocharging actually works, then you can ask more relevant questions,
  19. 3 points
    desertdude

    A good turbo build?

    Dude, a land cruiser already has more than enough power for a teen who can't even drive on the roads legally yet. First of all what you want to do is illegal and a fine-able offence so don't expect too much help on an open forum and secondly Derick is correct, all those "arab dudes" you are talking about spend small fortunes and countless hours in garages modifying their cars, a lot of trial and error is also involved with a lot of blown engines, transmissiosn etc etc. If only if it were that easy by just slapping on a junked turbo from a scrapyard. I wouldn't even let my kid have something like a land cruiser as a first car, I'd let him ding about in a jap ecobox for a year or so to learn the ropes and get a few fender benders out of the way first before getting him something halfway decent. So my sincere advise, 1st get a license, then learn how to drive and get comfortable with it and then maybe, just maybe even think about mods like turbos and sh!t. An over enthusiastic kid who grew up play Gran Turismo and Forza, already talking about boosting a car he cannot even drive yet, you know is not going to end well. Too many kids already dying or ending up crippled on the roads here already because of their love for speed who end up driving car with way more power they can handle, so think real hard if you want to become just another statistic
  20. 3 points
    Derick

    A good turbo build?

    It isn't that easy and "practical" as it sounds in theory. If it was, no one will buy expensive fast cars and keep adding turbo to lancer, yaris and tiida's. Adding turbo to a non turbo car is very risky as all items in the car is design to work under certain limitation and adding trbo horsepower will def go exceeds critical engine parts limitation. For adding turbo, you have to modify lot many engine parts, exhaust parts, cooling, brakes, differential etc. Even if you spend 20k to replace all parts to fit 1200 dhs turbo then RTA will fail your car as its a risk to you adn other road users as car might explode anytime.
  21. 2 points
    shadow79

    Built in TCS

    @treks why not would anyone wanna do burnouts and donuts with any car in the first place...its fun you know...like fun fun
  22. 2 points
    Ren13

    The Return of the VW Bus

    Wow that's pretty neat. Mine is parked awaiting a new looking partner.
  23. 2 points
    desertdude

    Off road mass stop?

    Driven around the beach, so Im all good to hit the desert! .....kids these days...meh.
  24. 2 points
    Barry

    Off road mass stop?

    If it's your first time, I'd recommend going on one of the Carnity desert drives. You'll be safe and if you get stuck, someone will be there to pull you out. Learn the basics before you go out alone.
  25. 2 points
  26. 2 points
    Gaurav

    Buying a USED Muscle car?

    Now to your questions: Buying a muscle car is an experience that I guess every car owner should experience once in its life, not only from the looks and performance perspective but from overall driver feel and responsiveness you get once you ride a real muscle car. Nothing comes close to its feel when riding something that is totally connected to your mind and heart. There is a very good article written by carnity member in advise section that I would highly advise you and your cousin to read For maintenance cost, if you get a good and clean car driven with normal human and not street pilot you almost spend nothing extra than the regular servicing. I have my Mustang since 2 years and 3 months and only got the regular service done from Al Tayer and haven't spend an extra dime yet. The major thing you need to look for muscle car is very thorough check on accident history by doing comprehensive check and if possible through insurance or dealer check. I was about to buy another Mustang and luckily spotted in insurance that it was totalled six months back.
  27. 2 points
    desertdude

    Buying a USED Muscle car?

    Just makes sure its a proper muscle cars with a V8. Rest its all relative, you dont buy a muscle for economics, reliability or any of those other "sane" reasons. You buy a muscle car for its character and attitude. For example my personal choice would be a Camaro, specially if I could get an older 80s IROC Z. Stangs not really a fan and also becauseof the negative stigma attached with stang drivers. The new Dodges look bland to me with no character, maybe the hellcat but only because of the motor. So throw all the sanity out of the window and go for the one he really likes. Hey you only live once and its only money
  28. 2 points
    desertdude

    Cheap sand tyres!

    Shaheen Sand Tyres, without a doubt, the best tyres I've used for sand. Also very safe as they are steel belted radials unlike the 900s, which also don't develop flat spots when parked overnight and need to be warmed up for a while. Also very very smooth on road and not at as dangerous people make them out to be during the two days it rains here. Only ever set of tyres I bought new, twice. One for my Land Cruiser which served double duty on safaris everyday and my Discovery which did some weekend warrior-ing but mostly used as a daily driver. Also they are manufactured in Japan at the same plant that makes Dunlops so you know they are reliable unlike 900s mostly made in Thailand. Also the only tyre Ive seen with a temperature rating of AA. When I last got them they were 320 a piece. You can buy directly from the sole dealer in Rashidiya. There are also Dunlop Grand Trek Sand Tyres. Don't confuse them with regular Grandtreks, which are shyte, These have a similar thread to The Shaheens and 900s. My Friend had them on his Jeep Craprokee and he liked them. Also rare as rocking horse shit, impossible to find since almost no one stocks them, we were only able to source a set of new ones in Madam. LTXs I won't mention as they are nearly 1000 a piece now. My Land Cruiser with the Shaheens and BuShanab wheels Stuck in Liwa by myself, Driving fully inflated on Shaheens My Discovery also on Shaheens My friends Craprokee on Sand Grand Treks
  29. 2 points
    Specifically for the LC100 the early generation manuals came with H2 : Regular everyday driving with power only going to the rear wheels H4 : 4wd mode the front and rear diffs are locked to each other, think of it as only one drive shaft running from the front to the back, if the front turns the rear also has to turn, since most didn't come in the fulltime 4wd version, they lacked a center diff. You shouldn't be driving on tarmac or paved surfaces with this engaged as front wheels speed will differ with the rear wheel, specially during turns you will put undue stress on the drive train, tyres will squeel at low speed turns and steering will be very heavy. And evenutally end up snapping an axel shaft or crunching the diff with prolonged use. L4 : Same as above but in low ratio. Automatic LCs and later on H2 was removed from the lever and a button on the dash was given, which would electronically engage 4wd once pressed. I know this because I had one and have tried it, you could put in Low Range without pressing the 4wd button and you would have low range Rwd vehicle! Many cars and even some LCs come with a center diff some lockable and some not, which allows it to be a fulltime 4wd and you can drive on roads at any speed, for example Land Rovers ( Defenders, Discoverys, Range Rovers etc etc ) Only come in fulltime 4wd, you cannot switch to 2wd mode.
  30. 2 points
    Regarding the visa, most UAE residents get it on arrival. You can simply just call up the Oman Consulate and recheck the designation on the passport. Further, in previous years the Oman Consulate would stop issuing visa at the consulate one week prior to the holidays due to huge rush. If you are travelling 2 days before the holidays you will definitely miss the border rush. Else if you are close to the holidays you might want to cross the border at night or early in the morning before 6 am.
  31. 2 points
    I was super busy and i couldn't see this post earlier. Anyway I am super excited to see all of you. My friends asked me..."you are already driving 350-400km a day and are you crazy to drive on this super hot (holi)day again a 600km?" We dont have to explain our passion right? I just smiled 😀
  32. 2 points
    As most of you must have noticed I had been away for a while. Guess what I am back. I had the honor of joining and driving with the best last Thursday night on a somewhat challenging terrain which was well managed by all, and now I am itching for some more. So this time keeping in the zone of re-discovering some challenging terrain, I am launching this drive as an exploration of an area I have not explored properly, just been in and out of this area. Sometimes when heading towards Jabal Jais through the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road E311 I have noticed some lip smacking dunes and I was briefly in and it has left me wanting to explore this area further. As it is evident that I am not fully aware of this terrain although all are invited to sign up for the drive, but only the first 10 cars which have the kind of experience to handle such a drive as per my experience will be selected for the drive, no more than 10 cars will be selected. leaving Gaurav Bhai and myself out of the equation there are 8 spots available out of which I would prefer at least 1 more experienced driver to control the convoy in this new terrain. If interested please sign up for this opportunity to explore and keep your eyes glued to the forum to check if you are the selected one. Thursday night drive: Date: 03 August, 2017 Meeting point : Tasjeel Village Sharjah on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road E311 (https://goo.gl/maps/Pc92zQvf5hS2) Meeting time : 23:00 PM Plan: Lets drive from the petrol station through E311 till we find an suitable entry spot, deflate and explore the area which seems to be full of exciting dunes and challenges.. Basic recovery equipment such as 2 way radio, flag and air compressor are very important and carry lots of water and some snacks to share on the trip. Absolute compulsory to bring your stories, sense of humor and willingness to learn and follow instructions during the drive. Rahimdad - 050-6749099 Srikumar - 055 9567471 Asif - 050 6990411 Gaurav - 050 5258706
  33. 2 points
    Gaurav

    How to Identify a GCC Spec Xterra

    Congrats @shinith on your new ride, god bless you and your ride for long time. Drive safe. Show us some pictures when you get some time. For vibration, while getting the wheel balancing ask the guy to open the tire and clean the sand from inside the tire. If this car has been to offroad and had a tire pop-out then little bit of sand in tire causes similar vibration at intermittent speed.
  34. 2 points
    Great question ask by @Sidshk to prepare, as this road trip is not something we do every month or a year. I am doing this route for first time in my life, but my longest road trip was driving to Salalah for 1400 kms in 12 hours. Around the UAE in one day will be fun for sure with so many cars, but more importantly it's going to be challenging and tiring after first couple of hours. When we try something new and harder, we get great sense of achievement and that's what I am looking for after completing this road trip. Below are the things that I advise everyone should carry, other can add to the list based on their experience: MUST HAVE Fully serviced car - Engine oil, Gear Oil, Tires and AC Replacement tire, with security lug nut Car owners manual Car service history details Stock sound sleep for 8 hours for two days in advance GPS with offline maps (Smartphone / stand alone unit) First aid kit Fire extinguisher Emergency contact numbers Face wipes, deo, sunglasses, sunscreen Cool box with plenty of water and soft drinks Plenty of music CD's / flash drive / BT as radio and internet might not be available Quick bites - snacks, biscuits, energy bar, chewing gums, wafers etc. Mobile phone with car charger or power bank Cameras (photo, videos, dashcam, gopro) OPTIONAL Walkie-Talkie radio Recovery tow rope and shackles Emergency fuel (Jerry can) Emergency tool kit, blades, tapes, flash light etc. Spare Engine Oil, Coolant, Jumper cables Air compressor
  35. 2 points
    Gaurav

    Power Steering Oil

    Barry, I am not a scientist as well or chemical engineer to decode what exactly blend which company uses. My simple theory goes with my own experience of 15 years of car owning in Dubai. Without naming and shaming any dealer or fuel station oil change they goes jet black and curdled in 5k kms than getting Mobil 1 that stays half shiny and golden-brownish at 5k. There must be some serious science involved behind Mobil 1 oil engineering to reach to that level of quality. Secondly you pay peanuts, you get monkeys in most cases. So why putting 120 dhs oil change than 180 dhs for high quality brand. Thirdly, which is supreme the way car speaks to you with high quality brand is unbeatable: Better throttle response, Quieter engine, lower vibrations, smoother highway ride on and so many more benefits. My logic is if by paying 60 dhs extra per oil change (half of fuel tank cost) I can keep my car happy, then why not.......? I know now lot of people will start jumping up and down now.......! Above ATF advise is 50% based on above oil change theory and remaining 50% is stick to OEM brands as far as possible to be safe than sorry. They know what they are designing BEST for their vehicle engineering.
  36. 2 points
    It's time for another adventurous drive to welcome our superman aka Rahimdad. This time we will venture in some new area at the intersection of Dubai - Sharjah - Abu Dhabi border. It's called Shuwaib and it's an extension (behind) of Area 53 what we did, few weeks back. I wouldn't call it a challenging terrain, but it's more of a tricky terrain surrounded with too many bowls and pockets that one can miss very easily. Plan is as usual to drive, drive and drive and end at some nice spot for eating together till dawn and then drive for last leg and exit by 6:00. When: 27 July 2017 Meeting time: 11:00 PM Starting time: 11:15 PM (SHARP) Where: ADNOC fuel station just before Madam roundabout. GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/W4Kc5BFfQG92 Level of drive: Fewbies - Intermediate Type of drive: Adrenaline kicking fun drive with few breaks and food time on top of some awesome dunes Plan: Learn advance night sand off-road driving What to bring along: Food, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn Approximate finish time: 6 AM - 27 July 2017 Safety advice: All vehicles should have proper tow hook in front and back Drive is only open for proper 4x4 vehicles, not for SUV's, AWD, and Sedan's Vehicle should have minimum 10-12 inches of ground clearance Every vehicle should have proper shovel, deflator and tire pressure gauge Two way radio, air compressor, tow rope, Jack and shackle are advisable to carry if you have Please leave your name and mobile here and RSVP on below calendar: List of participants: Gaurav Khanna - 050 5258706 Asif - 050 6990411 Saleem - 055 7979626 Srikumar - 055 9567471 Rahimdad Kadwani - 050 6749099
  37. 2 points
    hold the steering with the grip of death
  38. 2 points
    It will be fun driving all together. unfortunately on 11th night i am going to India for 2 weeks. I will definitely try to join you guys once you plan the route and i will plan according to my convenience. Not 7, atleast 2 emirates i will try to join... mark me in @Gaurav my flight is from dubai - If you plan to abu dhabi first then i can join you guys back to northern emirates
  39. 2 points
    I guess i could join you.
  40. 2 points
    Has anyone noticed that fuel tank gauge has 4 quarter and each quarter deliver different mileage? This difference is also huge like below: 1st quarter - 120 kms 2nd quarter - 80 kms 3rd quarter - 60 kms 4th quarter - 100 kms I am just curious to know if this is happening with you guys too or not? If yes, then why?
  41. 2 points
    vivian

    Carnity Has 15K Members !! Hurray !!

    Yes its a good idea ..... !!! i am totally in for the idea.
  42. 2 points
    treks

    How to switch off and on ABS mode

    Traction control uses the ABS system to work. If the ABS is disabled, the traction control will be too.
  43. 2 points
    Ren13

    Carnity Has 15K Members !! Hurray !!

    Congrats all members on reaching the 15k Mark. It's a pleasure to be part of this group. Suggest all members meet at a designated place with all their rides. Also how about we design a carnity club sticker so that all the members can have it stuck on their rides.
  44. 2 points
    Barry

    Carnity Has 15K Members !! Hurray !!

    My suggestions in no particular order, Road trip to barracuda Road trip to unisat Sharjah classic car museum Emirates national auto museum (rainbow sheikh) Go karting at Dubai autodrome (probably my favorite option) I think it would be nice if it was something automotive related saying as we are a car community. If it's water park then sorry, I'm out but I'll still wish you all the best. I can't do chlorinated water due to a chronic health issue.
  45. 2 points
    Yes any carnity member can join any carnity drive, it's free for all. While I suspect you are driving on sand without deflating your tires. When we venture off-road, we deflate to 10-15 psi (depending on tires type) to have a better grip, that allow us to drive slowly without much of wheel spin to climb higher dunes.
  46. 2 points
    Here is the video guys:
  47. 2 points
    1st quarter - 120 kms - because they overfill the tank at the station 2nd quarter - 80 kms - normal 3rd quarter - 60 kms - so that you rush to the station to refill it 4th quarter - 100 kms - in case you missed 3rd quarter and keep ignoring, you have some fuel reserves so that you are not stranded without fuel.
  48. 2 points
    treks

    A good turbo build?

    Your first mistake is wanting to use a used turbo. Your second mistake is not wanting to buy an engine that is designed to work with forced induction, and fitting that entire engine into the car you are inheriting. Your third mistake is wanting to turbo charge something that does not need it.
  49. 2 points
    Gaurav

    Salalah Road Trip - 30 Aug - 3 Sep 2017

    I think 90% I will also come with my wife and 3 years old son, so it will be a good company.
  50. 2 points
    It was one of the most easiest drive we had in a long time and accompanied with almost 2 newbie + 1 new car in the convoy made absolute sense of this drive. We started bit late as in meeting point, Diamond farewell was due as he was not joining us for the drive and just came to see everyone at the meeting point due to his busy schedule. We all wished him good luck for his next journey in Thailand and moved to the deflation point and started our drive by 12:30 AM. Vivian with his spanking new Trail blazer was the first highlight of the drive. Vivian brother has also joined us, who is an avid offroader and supported Vivian as a passenger and he turn out to be a good company at bbq session with jokes and laughter. Second highlight was the unannounced appearance of Sri's new ride - Jeep Cherokee (dedicated only for desert). Raju Bhat and his guest from PUNE was equally excited for this desert night drive. Basel last minute sign-in made me confirmed of secured sweep and gopro master, as in Sweihan he used the gopro for first time, but the footage was absolutely amazing as he must have done this at professional level. Last but not least Saleem and his secret recipe chicken was the main highlight of the whole drive. We had some minimal refusal and stucks as usual until few of the boys learned to practise the throttle. After couple of hours of drive through flat track, medium dunes and some bussy patches we finally reached the base of pink rock and the only thing left was to cross the peak. With proper coordination, patience and teamwork all the 6 cars made it to the peak and we managed to cross the Pink rock to the other side, where nice area with awesome breeze was waiting for us. For the first time Basel took over the Saleem in bbqing the chicken, and it was totally amazing and we all have passed him with certification: "Fit to be married". Saleem's chicken awesome recipe was the talk of the evening and everyone want to know how to make that delicious mouth watering chicken marination recipe. He promised to post it here on forum for everyone to share. Another genius idea came from Saleem was to do the cooking with Pink rock boulders as BBQ base was left in rahim bhai car. So we literally went to the stone age. Then Basel creativity brought us to wood age and then steel age in one sitting of BBQ - pictures will explain this bit better. Finally we had good 2-3 hours break in awesome breeze on top of Pink Rock backside and then all packed up their cars by 6:00 AM. We finally started to descend and exited on the road by 6:30 AM. Overall it was also much needed to have one relaxed drive after the adventurous one, so we all can sit back and enjoy the nature more and spend some quality time over the bbq session.