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  1. @Mus_hus78 @Warren Flay @munkybizness @Amir Amiri @ShereenMK @Adhir Saxena All of you added to the drive. Thanks to @Mehmet Volga he accepted to lead the second convoy.
    6 points
  2. I suspect your upper control arm may have too much up travel (im assuming from this picture that it swung up into the frame), if you've had a lift done on the car it may be the case that (as in most cases) longer bump stops may not have been installed, the method to determine this is fairly simple, you measure the distance from the control arm to the frame as well as the length of exposed piston rod on the shock, then the gap from the bottom of the bump stock to wherever it's meant to make contact with, if the gap there is larger than either of the former two measurements then you might want to consider longer bump stops (note...this method isnt 100% accurate...but it's free if you already own a tape measure) Many assumptions aside, hope you're back in the desert soon again
    3 points
  3. Thought you're car is new and under warranty. A crack in the chassis is not something you want to fix at a garage. If toyota rejected fixing it under warranty then the insurance should cover the cost. Honestly I would never buy a car that had its chassis pulled and welded. Also any welding done to the chassis will be an issue with RTA uppon renewal.
    3 points
  4. @Asif Hussain @Shaaz Sha @Jeepie @Looper @Josh T. @Gok Krish @Karthikeyan Govindarajan @Chris Wing @Xavier Treasurer the drone videos are finally here (a week late better than nothing ๐Ÿ˜) All your photos & videos are also in this Shared Google Drive (will delete after a month to save space): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fZiLd7W72NA22CAisBgQHshLopXMgumO?usp=sharing Drone Vids:
    3 points
  5. Hi I have a Mitsubishi Pajero 3.8, 2009 and I have installed unichip and profender lift kit. I have a flag, radio, compressor and tire deflator as well. I have done few trips in Oman alone, with my friends and also 2 trips with another club in Dubai. I want to be part of a club to enjoy the deserts of UAE with a nice group and also to increase my skills. Thanks
    2 points
  6. @GauravI added myself to the waiting list as the car is under maintenance. Will get to know if it will be ready for the drive by Thursday. Thx๐Ÿค™๐Ÿค™
    2 points
  7. Thanks my friend, will meet you tomorrow Thank you @Chinthaka Ruwan, some day will drive with you too Thank you @Danish Mohammad Thank you @munkybizness, will meet you tomorrow. Thank you @Ranjan Das Thank you @Russ Thank you @Hisham Masaad, some day will drive under you. Come to abu dabhi also some time. THank you @Thomas Varghese
    2 points
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    Drive Details Level: Fewbie and above When: 17th December 2021, Friday. Meeting time: 2:00 PM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/A71sZciR69edGyfR6 Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance. What to bring along: Loads of water, snacks (for yourself), face mask, rubber gloves, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 06:00 PM P.S. Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive.
    1 point
  9. Hi! I would like to join too! I have an Lexus LX-570 - mostly stock. I have compressors, deflators, tire gauge and a shovel that I am not looking forward to use. Have done a few solo not too extreme drives in the desert and a few drives in the rocky Wadis as well . Looking forward to joining you guys, make some friends, share some knowledge and increase my off-roading skills.
    1 point
  10. You donโ€™t need a metal bumper. It can be installed on plastic bumper as well. Winch technically has its pun bracket. The bracket costs 1350 and the new AOR metal bumper that comes with winch bracket 2100.
    1 point
  11. Hi @Ashhad Siddiqui you will first need to do your Absolute Newbie drive, after which you will be assigned to Newbie Level. This drive is Fewbie level so you are not eligible to join yet. Have a look below at the different levels and structure: Off road Club Grading Structure V.3.0 @Ashhad Siddiqui and some more info if you like to read up a bit MUST READ: Offroad Club Structure, Levels and Rules Off roading - Everything you need to know Transfer your previous off-road experience Mandatory Safety Requirements Off Road Driving - Roles & Responsibilities Tire pressure deflation for off road driving Dune Crossing Tutorial and Techniques Emergency details for all off-roaders Off road Club Grading Structure V.3.0 Team Carnity Grading Structure V.1.0 Multicultural Off Road Club in UAE Carnity Off-road Certification Off road Driving Etiquette's Levels of Offroad Drive Off-road Convoy Rules Carnity Drive Notification
    1 point
  12. The participant limit will remain 10 or you can increase? The waiting list is increasing
    1 point
  13. Looking like we will have quite a Pajero party (except for the F150's) Friday. Thanks for the update.
    1 point
  14. Good afternoon @Frederic Alright, thanks! Will go for that one then ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    1 point
  15. @John Vanderbleek i missed your post, sorry. You also added to the drive.
    1 point
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  17. Sorry brother @M.Seidam , something came up and I have removed myself from Waiting List...
    1 point
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  19. Having a winch, options were limited. The best one was the stock bumper, easy to handle and cut where required
    1 point
  20. after investigation, found the stock bumper is the best. Very reasonable price, you can change whenever required. Metal ones, are heavy, which is creating more issues
    1 point
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  22. AD team all lined up to the plus! Well done @ShereenMK! Keep it up ๐Ÿ’ช
    1 point
  23. HI@Wrangeld 1. There are no modifications done as of now its a stock Ford F150 5.0 Litre V8 with AT Tyres. 2. I have gone to the desert with small Dunes a few time but no major experiences. 3. To enjoy the desert and gain more off-road driving experience.
    1 point
  24. congrats @ShereenMK. Enjoy your new level. ๐Ÿ‘
    1 point
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    Drive Details Level: Newbie and above (All Levels) When: 18 Dec 2021, Friday Meeting time: 7AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Meeting Point: E75 Al Fayah Road - https://goo.gl/maps/pH1UmMLcUUawgqQAA Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance. What to bring along: Loads of water, snacks (for yourself), smiles, face mask, rubber gloves, enthusiasm, willingness to learn and your own compressor for tire inflation. Approximate finish time: 11:00 AM End Point: E75 Al Fayah Road
    1 point
  29. Top 3 off-road mistakes that driver makes in the UAE People assume driving off-road is a lot easier due to no rules and restrictions as compared to driving on the road. That may be true to a certain extent, but after a while it might get messy if certain rules arenโ€™t followed. Off-road freedom is awesome, but you should always remember these three MAJOR off-road mistakes that every experienced and in-experienced off-road drivers come across in the UAE. By the way, all these 3 rules apply for desert, mountain, small drive - overnight drive, beach sand & sand dunes. So by remembering these 3 golden rules you will save yourself from 75% of the off-road threat that may spoil your enjoyment or cost you some expensive repairs. It's always good to read little bit more on how to drive off-road before you embark with your most capable 4x4 vehicle. If you are new to off-road then you should listen to people advice, see what others are doing and learn how to negotiate with various off-road obstacles. Deflate, deflate and deflate: No car in the world is capable of driving off-road without deflating. You might get away with few 100 meters without deflating, but eventually you will get stuck. Yes you need to deflate in sand and on rocks as well. For sand, ideal is to deflate to 15-18 PSI as per terrain difficulty and also as per the temperature (deflate more in summer, when sand is loose). Maximum you can deflate to 12 PSI (not lower) if you are in very challenging terrain like Liwa, Sweihan or Al Wagan sand dunes. For wadi's and rock crawling you need to deflate lesser up to 22-25 PSI as compare to sand. In wadi and rocks little deflation help in better traction by increasing the footprints while crawling and absorb LOT of shocks on loose gravel or rocky terrain, while driving. Plan your stop: About 90% of off-road stuck happen due to stopping in wrong places. Always choose the safe spot to stop, and stop slowly. People driving in sand dunes while climbing up and down the dune, get tempted to stop in amazing scenic spot, but when they start again they get stuck. Don't stop on uphill, sideways and on loose sand which will make it difficult for you to move the vehicle again. When in motion, use that momentum to choose the flat, hard spot (as much as possible) so that moving again is easy. Stopping hard with harsh brake will dig you in the sand and moving again will be even more difficult. In the inevitable situation if you brake hard, then go backwards few meter and gain momentum to drive further. Driving in sand is very simple physics that needs common sense more than an ego of being an owner of "most powerful car" and "most expensive car". Take it easy and be ready to go back little bit and start again if you are stuck in a difficult spot, try to find work-around than forcing your way in because mother nature is sometimes more stubborn than you are. For rock climbing, crawling and wadi passage plan your stop carefully so that you can start back safely and avoid any excessive wheel-spin or slippage of your vehicle. In rocks while negotiating with big boulder (stones) you need more of patience and external help than too much gas and distractions. External help means to have your friend or family person outside the car who can guide your exact tire movement (very slowly) and help you step on safe spot and pass through. Don't panic when you are stuck: The beauty of off-road driving is EVERYONE will get stuck, whether you are a super sales achiever, manager, leader, CEO or the VP. The idea is to stay calm and "DO NOT PANIC". Majority of off-road stuck are very minor and you can recover yourself in less than a minute if you are calm. If you panic and give too much acceleration it will dig you deep in sand and might dislocate your vehicle more in rocks. When vehicle is not moving, first attempt is to try reversing immediately and seeing what is blocking so that you can avoid it. If reverse is not possible, then step out and identify the situation, have few sips of water and you will get creative in thinking different ideas to get out. If you are stuck in wadi's and mountains, you can probably move few smaller rocks aside by hand and make your way or sometime you can place smaller rocks under your tire and use them as a stepping stone. In sand stuck, if vehicle is not moving engage your Lo-Gear (4WD lo-gear) and start with little aggressive acceleration up to 2500 RPM (ONLY) and that too in quick short intervals (no full gas for long stretch). See if it helps moving your vehicle few meters or even centimeters, then repeat the same in front and reverse several times and make little movable path and when you have a good stretch, then take off with more acceleration up to 5000 RPM (sometimes even full gas). Idea here is to avoid full gas in beginning as that will dig you down and once you have little movable path and vehicle is in motion for 5-10 meters and you give more or full acceleration, it will help you cross that climb, loose-sand or uneven spot more easily. If everything fails as per self-recovery, call for help and don't dig yourself deeper by too much excessive self-recovery, as that will make the situation worse for other car to pull you out.
    1 point
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