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  1. 4 points
    Welcome to Carnity and congrats for your new ride. First and foremost Michelin is one of the best tires and probably the quietest as well. What road noise you are referring is may not be because of tires, but Pajero cabin sound insulation is not the best in class. I'm sure many other Pajero owners here can confirm that too. @Rahimdad @hossein @Julien V So if tires have enough tread, then don't replace now as Michelin have very high treadware anyways that is known to last 40-60k kms. Which Michelin tire is that? Maybe share its tread pic, so we can advise further. For planning an upgrade, if you can choose Michelin Latitude (slightly expensive) is one the best tires money can buy. Upgrading from 265 -285 (2 cm width gain and 1-inch height gain) will not have any rubbing issue as it will be just 1 cm wide on each side. And no major noticeable difference will be on comfort (slightly more stable due to extra width), noise (no change), fuel consumption (a tiny bit more - theoretically), odo reading (slightly more like 118 will be 120 due to 1-inch tire height more on every rotation).
  2. 4 points
    I also gave a try then gave up after 5 or 6 attempts, for the same reason. The only thing I will regret is the nice brass quatuor music you can hear when you deflate.
  3. 3 points
    Honking the horn - right way 1 or 2 quick short beep - friendly way to remind the driver to gain attention if he is lost on mobile on redlight while it turns green 2 short beep + 2 short beep is enough for some annoying driver to give them a chance to start behaving on road Long constant horn is outright rude and it should be only used to avoid a collision or in some extreme cases The correct way to use headlights 1 or 2 quick flashes is enough to let the car ahead of you know to clear the way from overtaking (passing) lane Constant flashing is considered rude and should only be used when you spot something seriously wrong in the car in front of you If someone does constant flashing behind you means pull over and check your car from all sides unless you were blocking them Brake light signaling 2 to 3 quick brake light signals if someone is too close to you to tell them back off in a civilized way 2 to 3 brake light signals followed by constant brake light means slow down fast as traffic ahead is moving slowly Constant brake light means to hold your steering tight and slow down very fast as traffic ahead is not moving at all Turn indicators - correct usage You should use them at least 20 - 30 meters ahead of your turn You should use them at least 40 - 50 meters ahead of changing lanes You should NOT use left turn indicator on the fast lane to intimidate others Flasher or double indicator - the real meaning Only to be used in case of emergency stopping or slowing down suddenly on the fast-moving road for a short while Can be used one quick blink to say thanks for sharing the lane, hi and bye to your friends and family on the road NEVER meant to be used on rainy or foggy days, as it will not let you indicate your turn intention and cause accident
  4. 3 points
    Pajero engine noise comes inside the cabin too, if firewall opening under footwell has been left open in past. For isolating the engine noise vs tire noise, find an empty road and drive up to 120 and then shift to neutral to let the rev drops and notice if it was engine roaring noise of 3k rpm bothering you or tires humming noise. If it's tires noise it will still stay in neutral, but if engine noise, then you know you should check the firewall opening in the footwell. Disclaimer: Shifting to N at 120 is not safe and advisable, so do it quickly for 5-10 seconds and in an empty road.
  5. 3 points
    Adding to what @Gaurav said, if you are going up in size just for looks, I would advice to get the highway type tires rather than All-Terrains or Mud-Terrains. Those would just add on to the noise because of the aggressive thread pattern. Make sure to re-calibrate your odo or calculate your speed levels. Tire calculator says 3.3% increase in diameter so your oddo reading will be showing lower by 3.3%. Enjoy
  6. 3 points
    I have used these too. The method to set these is easy. My 2 cents - Pros: Can deflate all of them at once. Cons: Takes long as it deflates slower once the psi lowers. Not always accurate. The "programmed" setting can get loose in the bag.
  7. 3 points
    BTW, just a side note that newbie coming on drive doing the deflation with keys or stone and thinking its 14 psi when their knees start to pain is a wrong approach. The newbie should borrow the gauge from others if they don't have so that they can see whether they are running on 14 psi vs 22 psi, that makes a whole lot of difference in sand.
  8. 3 points
    What if they don't behave, and understand these subtle signs....? I have seen adamant driver driving at 80 on the fast lane of 120 and refuse to move away because you flashed them (gently) and hurt their egos, so they will pile 200 cars behind them to suffer. If I can legally switch on my offroad light for such bruised ego characters I would love to do that.
  9. 3 points
    @Barry you do have a point on not cutting the wiring loom, but @Jocreative solution serves as the switch inside the car than stepping out, stopping the convoy, open the hood to flick the fuse button, still time-consuming and involve some work before and after each drive. Steering switch is classy. My two cents.
  10. 3 points
    On more recent cars the fuses are now smaller, so inserting the male spade becomes a bit difficult. You can take a spare or new fuse, break it open, and use these spades to solder your wires on.
  11. 3 points
    Nice solution but there’s an easier way without cutting into the vehicles wiring loom. Pull the fuse, insert 2 male spade connectors into the fuse holder and connect them to a toggle switch via an external fuse holder with the same sized fuse. Same result but easier to remove and return the car to standard with no damage to the wiring loom. Works on any car.
  12. 2 points
    Definitely a problem I have never faced or even knew existed.
  13. 2 points
    Never knew topless can be so painful to maintain, I meant for Jeeps too. Nice DIY, once again
  14. 2 points
    You forgot the most and all important shabab signal, a quick left and right indicator. Meaning . It's ON, come get some! And a second most important and my favourite hand signal when someone flashes you, not not flipping the bird but a hand motion, come go over me if you can. This usually quiets down most people or they try to undertake you but a nasty one eyebrow lifted look usually kills all their enthusiasm for an altercation or any road rage that was brewing inside them
  15. 2 points
    Thanks @Gaurav for the insights. I will take some photos in a while and post them here. As for the sound, its your standard heavy whirring sound that gets louder the faster you go. I had a 2011 Pajero in 2014-2015 which did not have that sort of sound. So I hope its just the tyres. Anyway, have a look at the photos I'll be posting in a while and see if its still good for another year (as it did just pass RTA a couple of days back). @Jocreative yes, definitely H/T. I am actually looking at the Yokohama Geolandar H/T.
  16. 2 points
    +1 to the Rapid Air Deflator. It follows the same valve-pull technique, but with a more cleaner and safer approach. Also it's handy that the gauge is attached to it so you do not have to deflate, check with gauge, deflate again...etc. Bought mine from Ace hardware. Quick and efficient. Lovin it.
  17. 2 points
    It's really very well done and documented for beginners as every offroader need this info for installing a kill switch for ABS and Traction control to enjoy real offroad in UAE desert. Best 30 Dhs ever spent. Maybe someone next can improvise this idea by installing the toggle switch like Barry mentioned and then pull a wire like you did to have a steering switch without cutting the loom.
  18. 2 points
    True. Could work as well. I have seen there are other accessories like fuse taps that can also be modified to do the same thing. This is more of a one-time fix and like @Gaurav said, it's convenience. Agreed, we do have to get out of the car to do many things before we get off-road, but if there is any thing that can help make life easier, then why not I think off-road garages charge AED 300-400 for this fix. I just wanted to put the info out there to show it can be done at no cost and a little elbow-grease. BTW, I sourced the parts from these small accessory stores (the ones that do tint-filming and audio-video accessory stuff normally found in Dubai or Sharjah side roads). They lend me the switch, wire, spade connectors and even soldered the wire to the switch for 30dhs.
  19. 2 points
    Following the introduction of a new number plate design last year, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has now kicked off a campaign urging all motorists to upgrade to the new plates, ahead of mandatory upgrades from July for select codes. The upgrade is currently available for all types of distinguished and special number plates across all codes, and from May it will also be available optionally for unowned (allotted randomly through vehicle registration) plates. A guide on how to get a new Dubai number plate According to RTA, over the next couple of years, all categories of vehicle number plates will have to be replaced. As the RTA presses ahead with its new plates regime, unowned car plates with codes A, B and C will be among the first to be up for mandatory replacement from July. The new number plate design that includes either a black and white or colour Dubai logo, depending on the amount you pay, was launched last year after the introduction of double codes necessitated a redesign. “The RTA has developed a new strategy for number plates resulting in a new generation of number plates with double codes. This has accordingly resulted in the whole design for the number plates to be changed to adopt the single and double codes with the same design language,” said Sultan Al Marzouqi, director of RTA’s Vehicle Licensing. The double codes are being introduced as the RTA is running out of single codes, as the number of vehicles continues to rise at an alarming rate in Dubai. According to RTA, over the next couple of years, all categories of vehicle number plates — whether purchased online, bought in an auction or allotted through the vehicle registration process — will have to be replaced in phases. In the next phase, beginning January next year, plates with codes D, E, F, G, H and I will have to be replaced, while in January 2020 replacement for codes J, K, L, M, N and O will start and following that in January 2021, it will be the turn of all unowned plates with codes P to Z as well as other types of plates. Depending on the size of the plates and colour of the logo, the prices of the plates vary. A regular short number plate with a black and white logo will cost Dh35, while a long number plate in the same category will cost Dh50. For those who already own number plates with colour logo of Dubai, the replacement for the long and short plates will cost Dh35 and Dh50, respectively, while those who want to buy a new plate with coloured Dubai logo will have to pay Dh400 irrespective of the plate’s size. As for the distinguished or special number plates, the replacement will cost Dh500, with the process to be completed mandatorily by the end of this year. Al Marzouqi said motorists with owned number plates willing to get the plates replaced can either proceed immediately to any of the RTA-affiliated vehicle testing and registration centres or get it replaced at the time of their scheduled renewal, while those with unowned number plates can wait till May to do the same.
  20. 2 points
    Nice topic and indeed you covered almost all type of deflator except one more which I have used: Staun. People love their automatic deflation to precise psi you set them, but I couldn't master that PHD after months and lack of patience made me choose stem removal - fast, easy and F.Cheap. Carry valve stem whole strip that has 20 (i guess) and it cost 5 AED. After little practice, I stopped losing them and hardly replace new stem ever. If someone or Staun can set their deflator to 12 psi and ship them, I wouldn't mind trying them again as they sound too good to be true, but yes time-consuming.
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  22. 1 point
    It's topless season! For Jeeps I mean! Along with that came the unwelcome guest - Stray cats. They have always been around no matter where you are in the UAE... keep your car in a covered parking in apartment building or park it outside, chances are you have this visitor sitting on your warm vehicle, taking creative liberty and leaving foot prints all over the windshield, trunk and roof. And if you are lucky... it will pee and/or leave scratches on your seat! Something had to be done... so I started looking for solutions... Cat Repellent Solutions... Cat have very sensitive sense of smell, so you spray some pungent odor stuff around, it can keep them away. This DIY recipe that worked for me - Water + Vinegar + Eucalyptus + Garlic + Rosemary = Mix all this good stuff up in a spray bottle and Viola! Spray them periodically around your Jeep or car or bike and you will not be bothered again. It worked for me so hope it helps others
  23. 1 point
    Just wanted to start this thread to share our experiences on which tools to use for deflation and their own pros and cons. We all have our favourite tools, and for the newbies and fewbies amongst us it might be an interesting point of discussion on the coming drives. Below just my two cents, please chime in with your own experiences and pros - cons. Tools: 1) Set of keys, a rock, or anything you might find in your car PROS: CHEAP and plenty of stuff available CONS: Takes a pretty long time which you could use for a smoke or a chat and risk on damaging the valve stems. 2) Valve Clips These are my personal favourites. You can get them from Speedex or other hardware shops. Buy 4 and stick them on all tyres simultaneously and then wait about 1,5-2 minutes (as per your type and size of tyre) to arrive at around 17-18 psi. Then take one tyre at a time and use your pressure gauge to further decrease and finetune the pressure of each individual tyre. PROS: Fast and Cheap CONS: none that i know off. 3) Stem removal tool Available in most hardware shops. Enables you to remove the valve core stem so the tyre pressure comes down very fast. PROS: Very Fast and Cheap CONS: Be careful not to lose the stem as it can blow out. So taking some spare is advisable. Be careful not to deflate too much as it really goes fast. 4) Rapid Tyre deflator and pressure gauge This one is seen as the holy grail in 4x4 deflation tools. It enables you to loosen the stem, quickly deflate and immediately take a pressure reading. PROS: Professional tool for reasonable price, pressure gauge and deflator in one tool. CONS: Might take a bit of practice to get the hang of it, but i see many people using them. Please provide your valuable feedback, suggestions, other tools, so we can learn and share the info and spend our time on chatting instead of kneeling down with our bums in the air
  24. 1 point
    Hi all. I am new to this forum and after a few hours of browsing, I decided to sign-up based on the helpful insights shared by the members. I've recently bought a Pajero 2014 3.5 LWB and will need to change tyres soon as the road noise seems to be more than what I'm used to (previous car was a Fortuner with the same tyre size). Currently installed is Michelin with size 265/65/17 with manufacture year of 2015. Anyway, I'm considering getting a slightly bigger tyre specifically a 285/65/17 for cosmetic purposes. What would be the trade-off (if any) for this change against the existing tyre size with regards to the following: ride comfort road noise fuel consumption odo readings Appreciate your inputs. Thanks in advance.
  25. 1 point
    Well with 600 treadware showing, this much tread can easily run for a year more unless there are some uneven wear or unusual cracks. If passing is done recently, I wouldn't be worried about safety as those guys check the tires very well from the safety point of view. Secondly, it's almost three years old tire with a production date of 3515 means Sep 2015 and available for sale in early 2016 till 2018 now. Michelin has good 3-5 years usable life. Take a plastic glove and run your hand on all tires slowly to see if there is any unusual bulge, although it's not normal for Michelin rubber but still worth a check. If anyone tire has a slightest of bulge then that can also produce a lot of humming noise in cyclic order at low speed and loud uniform humming at high speed.
  26. 1 point
    @Keithryan welcome to Carnity. I am driving the Pajero 2014 3.8 LWB and changed the tires to Kumho KL21 265/65R17 as soon as I bought it 2 years back and have had no issues with any cabin sound. They are Korean tires and are very smooth and lasted me a little over 60K Kms already. I have used the slightly more expensive made in japan tires for my Nissan Pathfinder 2001 model, that is the Nitto Duragrapplers for which I have posted a review on Carnity. Regarding the increase in size, usually with a factory setup you might face some rubbing issues, best to try on and turn from side to side to make sure they are not touching anything in the wheel well. I would not recommend to increase the tire size unless it is for a specific purpose. For looks, quality and well priced tires go for the Yokohama Geolander ATS. They are very quite on road, have good looks and long lasting. Hope this helps.
  27. 1 point
    Absolutely frustrating, and I forgot to mention that. Thanks @Jocreative I never knew this secret before and always thought that last time I did some goof up. Damn bag. Maybe they need to develop some locking setting spring mechanism than just simple twisting.
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    Brilliant DIY with detailed steps, pics, and 3 disclaimers - way to go, dude, 👍
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    I'm super smiling since last few months, seeing so many AWESOME photographers like @jibransayed, @BIG T, @hossein, @Jocreative, @Frederic Nuyttens, @Panda82 and many more.
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  40. 1 point
    Our Grand Cherokee`s battery died last year. Car was 6 years old and mechanic said this was the original battery.
  41. 1 point
    I had the Amaron installed on my Disco 1 which I used for 4 years and when I sold it the battery was still running strong. Maybe British vehicles use less battery.
  42. 1 point
    It took me a while to get my head around the fact that batteries only last a year here, 2 max. I’m used to them lasting 7-8 years at home.
  43. 1 point
    Some of these brands have the best warranty engineers. Batteries die exactly a month or 2 after warranty!
  44. 1 point
    Congrats @Barry for reaching 1000+ likes in Carnity. First ever Car enthusiast's to set this record. Many thanks for your valued contribution and truly appreciate your "car community" spirit, to help others with your knowledge and experience.
  45. 1 point
    What better way to start the 2018 season, by having a full day drive at Al Wagan on 12th Jan 2018. It will be the first drive to Al Wagan for Carnity Group and hopefully the first of many more. The plan is to meet up on Thursday evening at Al Wagan around 10 pm and camp there for the night. We shall start our drive early morning on Jan 12th. The drive will be split in two sections, with the first being one stretch of dunes. We shall return via the sabkha area back to Al Wagan town for the Friday prayers and also to finish our lunch. We would then return to the desert via the sabkha area and head towards more deeper wagan, as per time permits. This is an Intermediate level drive, so no newbies and fewbies are advised to join. This requires the best of the driver and cars so please sign up only if you are 100% confident. This drive requires a lot of dedication, discipline, and commitment to continue driving in rigorous off-road terrain and keep the convoy moving at all the times. It is very important to reiterate to everyone to ensure that your car is in the best of condition with all necessary fluid checks done, air filter check is done, 5 good working condition tires, etc. Further, due to the nature of the area, I do recommend that to carry only the essentials that are needed for the drive to reduce the weight in your car. Time and Date: 7 PM, 11 Jan 2018 Meeting point: https://goo.gl/maps/JdSnTEv3jN72 - Emarat Petrol Station at Al Ain Road Deflation and Wagan Entry Point: https://goo.gl/maps/g9uegbtfkAJ2 (23°35'32.0"N 55°24'24.8"E) ADNOC Fuel station near entry point + Mosque: https://goo.gl/maps/S9u6EQusFgC2 Breakfast: 7 AM, 12 Jan 2018 and pack cars and start off-road drive by 8 AM Optional: Members who don't want to do overnight camp, can join at above deflation point by 8 AM. Friday Prayer and lunch Break : 12 PM – 1 PM at Al Wagan town Ending point: https://goo.gl/maps/3HhxuWTF6yt (hopefully by sunset) - Next fuel station at 70 - 80 km range. Checklist: Each and everything will be verified at the meeting point before starting Your 4x4 should be well serviced and all lubes and fluid should be topped up 20 Liter fuel jerry can 20 Liter water can or equivalent water bottles "5 WORKING INFLATED TIRES" Air compressor, tow rope, 2 rated shackles, proper shovel, flag, jack and wooden plank Fire extinguisher, first aid kit, radio with charger, mobile with car charger, emergency light/torch Camp to sleep overnight, warm clothes, In case of emergency - contact number printed Enough food for 2 days for yourself and others to share - MUST Disposables plates and glasses would be better to lighten the load for the drive Dry food, energy bar, cookies, nuts, crisp to munch while driving Stand-alone GPS unit or mobile GPS app that works offline (MotionX for IOS and Geo or GPS tracker for Android) Please RSVP on the below calendar
  46. 1 point
    "Al Wagan Drive" this was my best drive and the memories of every momemt will remain in my mind forever... Gaurav Bhai, hats off to you, the strech of those technical dunes and starfish shaped dunes you took us was breathtaking and your pace to reach the pyramid shaped dune is something i cant explain and me behind you was really challenging.. Time did not permit us to explore this area more and we should definitely do this area again shortly in coming weeks and plan for 2days. Thank you all @Gaurav @Rahimdad @skumar83 @shadow79 @Mujtaba
  47. 1 point
    Hello All ya motor heads ! I had the misfortune to drive with the Carnity group … really … was promised adventure and Fun…. The guy Rahim … who can read the desert like the back of his hand and the ever persistent sweeper Gaurav to help come on no one excepts such kind of mothering ….. please don’t ask me about the participants…. Basil ( I hope I spelt your name right)even thogh he had a Patrol was willing to follow the ordinary vehicles … Manu MS and Serif these guys are so smart like feels that am with Rahim/Gaurav bhai ..... … unspeakable … they help you and guide you .............what is this …. And the worst culprits were Rahim Bhai and Gaurav Bhai … love you all including my slaves … who were taken onboard to shovel …., couldn’t use them ‘cos of the expertise of the Lead and the Sweeper … total waste of time !!!!!! Drive / Ride Safe ! Slick72
  48. 1 point
    Let me start by saying, what a challenging day and well managed by everyone. This trip report will keep you glued as it has all the makings of a thriller not anything less than a roller coaster and a few lessons to be learned. It all started on a chill Friday morning with crisp morning breeze, a fantastic tea by Mujtaba to start our day. We were a bit delayed as we waited for a couple of cars to join in and we were on our way. As the drivers briefing was given and convoy numbers being handed out by Gaurav Bhai, we were off to a terrain I must have been to 100s of times, but with the rain and sand storms the face of the desert had been changed yet again. This route being used by a lot of desert safari vehicles and most of the desert clubs is normally filled with tracks all over the place and it is very difficult to find any virgin dunes. But this Friday was different, most of the tire tracks had been covered with the recent weather. As we drove on some hard sand due to the rains, but under that hard surface were soft patches which could be seen after a couple of vehicles had gone over a path, this was expected. With not a single stuck we reached the base of Pink Rocks and it was time to gas up and see what the drivers could manage along with their rides. I must say it was impressive and all vehicles made it to the top on the first go. On the top we were greeted by some hard blowing winds that could have easily flown any of us away. The group had managed well and it is heartening and encouraging to see that everybody was managing so well on their only second trip in similar terrain. We managed to get some shelter behind the Pink Rocks where we stopped for breakfast and some well-deserved drinks, thanks to Gaurav Bhai for the Aloo Paratha’s (potato embedded bread), Laban and some cold drinks, Ravi had got Poha, and Joseph had a bag full of sandwiches, with a little Carrot Halwa from my side to end the breakfast session. The best part of our trips so far has been to stop midway, relax while having some food and drinks and the discussion of the trip till that point. Somehow you can gauge the excitement of the trip as a whole with the great excitement of having learned and managed the terrain up to that point and gives us the energy to move on. As we drove past the Pink Rocks there were a few refusals and slowly we managed the refusals and got everyone up to a point from where we would be heading to our playground at the Big Red in Badayer. Half way through we were treated with some cold hard blowing winds and once again the tire tracks had been all covered as we slowly but surely made our way through. It was about that point that I was made aware that we had one of the cars flip and I rushed back to the scene. Gaurav Bhai being the sweep had a very clam head on his shoulders and handled the situation well asking the gentleman to switch off his engine and use the sunroof on his vehicle to make his way out. As we walked around and came to a decision on how to get the flipped beast on to its belly and find out the amount of damage and how to manage it from there. An agreement was made to tie the car to mine and I would try to flip it back to its belly, challenging as the conditions were, while trying to pull the vehicle I got myself stuck as it was some very soft patch. However as Gaurav bhai looked around he noticed that there was some hard ground, now Gaurav Bhai’s beast was connected to my vehicle which was connected to the affected vehicle. As Gaurav Bhai slowly but surely pulled me out, I could feel my car come out of the soft stuff and I could see the affected vehicle come back to its own 4 wheels from my rear view mirror. Part one of the recovery was done, as we looked around we thanked God Almighty as the damage was not all that bad as the car had just tipped over very slowly and it had not rolled, and the main thing to thank God all about was that the driver was unharmed. As we started the car we saw some white smoke, a bit concerned we knew that some of the oil had gone in to the plugs and this is what was burning up. We tried to reach and open the plugs to be able to get the oil out of the plugs area, however we soon realized that it would take some doing as to reach the plugs we would have to open a lot more than just the cover on the engine. So the next step was to get out of the desert in the shortest and least challenging route, with just about 4 kilometres to the tarmac we started and accomplished the mission within 20 minutes. As all others said good bye and left with smile, the affected vehicle, Gaurav Bhai and myself headed towards Madam to inflate our vehicles, get something to give us energy, we continued to the Police Station to help get the Police report and as we left I was glad to see this gentleman with enthusiasm saying, I am in for the next drive, the only thing is I would be hitching a ride if I don’t get my vehicle by then. Great to see such a wonderful spirit. As we tried to learn from him, his recollection of the events that caused the flip, this is what we found out: He was out of place in the convoy, he was assigned number 3 position in the convoy, at the time of the flip he was behind me, that means, he was number 2. I would like to emphasize to stick to the convoy discipline by keeping your number in the convoy and each position has a significance. The 3 most important positions in a convoy are the lead, second lead and Sweeper. The lead car trying to make a safe route through the unknown to suit the level of the convoy, the second lead has to be also experienced person as just in case the trip leader falls in to any difficulty the second lead can take over and avoid the obstacles that lie ahead, and the sweeper who not only keeps the convoy moving but also makes sure that all cars ahead of him are safe at all times. Second mistake was he came too close to me which did not leave him the space to manoeuvre his vehicle in case I got stuck, as I slowed down to make up my mind which way I was supposed to go he was very close to me and he did not have a chance to take evasive action. I would again like to emphasize the importance of distance in a convoy and the approach to any dune, the distance between any vehicle should be at least 3 to 4 vehicles at any time, while approaching a dune make sure the car ahead of you has climbed and gone over before you make your way, leave some gap between a dune and yourself to gain momentum before approaching a dune. Nobody is going to leave you behind, the sweeper will take care of that, he is the last car in the convoy. As he lost momentum when he tried to slow down as he came close to me, his car fish tailed to the left, since I went right, he tried to defy gravity by trying to force his car to the right when his car flipped. Once again the lesson to be re-taught here is do not fight gravity, it is better to be stuck than to be lying down on your side. As promised a trip full of excitement and thrills, but at the same time an incident to learn from. As Gaurav Bhai puts it, learn from others mistakes. Let’s continue to have our fun and avoid incidents by learning from this experience. The desert is an open terrain and one can easily get carried away after doing well for some time, but in this open environment it is more important to follow simple rules and convoy discipline to avoid such incidents. The weather could have been wet and sandy and cold, but the spirits have not been dampened, in fact spirits are high and enthusiasm for learning out in the desert is undying. All in all a challenging trip, well managed by all and thanks to everyone’s effort at every step of the way that reinforces the feeling of the building of a very strong team. Thanks to all who joined for being a part of one of the most challenging drives I have ever faced.
  49. 1 point
    Just checked with trip leader and this is where he will be taking us tomorrow: Mahafiz - Fossil rock / Saddle point. Getting excited guys....? Get your cameras and phone fully charged now. You can even climb up this rock for great photography spots. Fossil Rock - Top view Fossil Rock - Saddle point Fossil Rock
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    Listing below car batteries in order of good to average and also most expensive to cheapest. I have tried 6 out of 10 batteries in last few years. Energizer (Made in EU and offers 18 months warranty) Amaron (Made in India and offers 18 months warranty) Duracell (Made in Austria and offers 12 months warranty) Bosch (Made in EU and offers 12 months warranty) Varta (Made in Germany and offers 12 months warranty) Exide (Made in India and offers 12 months warranty) Trane (Made in Thailand and offers 12 months warranty) Solite (Made in Korea and offers 12 months warranty) AC Delco (Made in Saudi Arabia and offers 12 months warranty) Zeetex (Made in Korea and offers 12 months warranty)


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