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Gaurav

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  1. Liwa - An Unforgettable Experience For the intermediate and above level offroaders, who have missed the chance to experience Liwa on 14 Feb, here comes another golden opportunity to embrace Liwa with its open buffet of some of the best dunes in the UAE. As much as Liwa is fun, thrilling and mind boggling with humongous dunes and vast desert, it is indeed very tricky, scary and challenging to test all your off-road skills in one drive. More than the skills and your vehicle capabilities, you need to be very sharp, calculative and attentive to understand the convoy movement with patience and level head at all times. As it's a 3+ hour drive from Dubai so ideally well rested body will enjoy this whole day drive without fatigue, so reaching a night before and camping or sleeping in the car at meeting point would be ideal, but completely optional for everyone. When: 28 February January 2020, Friday Drive start: 7:45 AM, the convoy will move at sharp 8:00 AM Where: Maraba Al Dhafra Petrol Station, Zayed City, Abu Dhabi Meeting point: https://goo.gl/maps/3TNYZFbBztR93Yo76 Level: Intermediate and above - STRICTLY. Type of Car: Proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance. Well serviced and thoroughly checked to be in pristine condition without any flaws, warning light, mechanical or electrical malfunction. Plan: Explore and drive till about 05:00 PM What to bring along: Loads of water, snacks, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Extra fuel jerry can - at least 20 liter, more the better. Spare tire should be in good working condition. Drinks & ready to cook food for lunch and dinner Snacks or nuts to munch while driving All spare fluids for your car Firewood (20 kg) / Car - If you are camping Optional items if you have them bring them with you (no special purchase needed) Binoculars Sand track/mat Tie-down straps Tool kit, Ratchet, socket set Essential spare parts for your car Axe, Saw, Heavy duty Hammer etc. Approximate finish time: 5:00 PM Camping and bonfire: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - (Optional) Sleep over: 10:00 PM - 6:00 AM - 29 Feb 2020- (Optional) MUST READ: First off-road drive checklist Off Road Driving - Roles & Responsibilities Off road Driving Etiquette's Off-road Convoy Rules Off roading - Everything you need to know Please RSVP on the below calendar.
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    When: 28 February January 2020, Friday Drive start: 7:45 AM, the convoy will move at sharp 8:00 AM Where: Maraba Al Dhafra Petrol Station, Zayed City, Abu Dhabi Meeting point: https://goo.gl/maps/3TNYZFbBztR93Yo76 Level: Intermediate and above - STRICTLY. Type of Car: Proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance. Well serviced and thoroughly checked to be in pristine condition without any flaws, warning light, mechanical or electrical malfunction. Plan: Explore and drive till about 05:00 PM
  3. Are you buying this for off-road use? Is this 355K is on same engine or it has been changed? Is this stock engine rebuild or overhauled in the past? Is this Patrol has been driven in sand regularly? (90% chances are YES) Automatic or Manual? How many owners since new? Owner nationality and profession? Post some interior and exterior clear pictures to get more precise advise. The bottom line is you should avoid buying vehicle that has been "heavily used and abused" in off-road especially Nissan Patrol in her 20 years of owners history. If its road car, then you need a thorough check to make sure that. Also Nissan patrol are very commonly used with LS engines to thrash their usable life, once done they switch to stock engine and resell it. So if you see fancy color wires hanging in engine bay with unusal switches/knob/boxes then be sure its reincarnated version.
  4. Thanks @Michael sammy for the heads up and @Frederic is always working on finding and improving the radio comm by juggling with the bestest frequencies we can use.
  5. Congratulations @Jeepie for reaching the Intermediate level with Carnity Offroad club. As per your recent drives, you have shown tremendous progress and well deserve this new offroad rank. Looking forward to seeing you growing further and helping others to learn the art of offroading in a safe environment. Keep up your great contribution on the forum and get socially involved in the newbie and fewbie drives to impart your knowledge. Once you have all the gear required, you are most welcome to join the intermediate level drives with Carnity offroad club. Intermediate: Number of drives 10 (26 regular drives) Level of drives Willingness to learn + Enthusiasm + Basic dune & sand reading Off-road gear Flag, deflator, tire gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio, compressor, tool kit, tow rope Drive teamwork Help in recoveries under Marshal / Crew supervision Drive posting/joining Join newbie, fewbie & intermediate level of drives only Forum participation Active participation on forum. Share drive experience + feedback on forum and pictures in gallery + drive and route suggestions Social media sharing & inviting friends & family to join offroad club is recommended for faster upgrades at all levels.
  6. Congratulations @Wrangeld for reaching the Intermediate level with Carnity Offroad club. As per your recent drives, you have shown tremendous progress and well deserve this new offroad rank. Looking forward to seeing you growing further and helping others to learn the art of offroading in a safe environment. Keep up your great contribution on the forum and get socially involved in the newbie and fewbie drives to impart your knowledge. Once you have all the gear required, you are most welcome to join the intermediate level drives with Carnity offroad club. Intermediate: Number of drives 10 (26 regular drives) Level of drives Willingness to learn + Enthusiasm + Basic dune & sand reading Off-road gear Flag, deflator, tire gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio, compressor, tool kit, tow rope Drive teamwork Help in recoveries under Marshal / Crew supervision Drive posting/joining Join newbie, fewbie & intermediate level of drives only Forum participation Active participation on forum. Share drive experience + feedback on forum and pictures in gallery + drive and route suggestions Social media sharing & inviting friends & family to join offroad club is recommended for faster upgrades at all levels.
  7. Congratulations @Mostafa Taha for reaching the fewbie level with Carnity Offroad club. Based on your regular newbie drives you have demonstrated skills required deserving this new offroad rank. Looking forward to seeing you growing further and helping others to learn the art of offroading in a safe environment. Fewbie: Number of drives 10 (16 Newbie + Fewbie drives) Level of drives Willingness to learn + Enthusiasm + Basic dune reading Off-road gear Flag, deflator, tire gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio, compressor. Drive teamwork Observe recovery from a safe distance and offer help when needed Drive posting/joining Join newbie and fewbie level of drives only Forum participation Active participation on forum. Share drive experience + feedback on forum and pictures in gallery Social media sharing & inviting friends & family to join offroad club is recommended for faster upgrades at all levels.
  8. Congratulations @Nivin for reaching the fewbie level with Carnity Offroad club. Based on your regular newbie drives you have demonstrated skills required deserving this new offroad rank. Looking forward to seeing you growing further and helping others to learn the art of offroading in a safe environment. Fewbie: Number of drives 10 (16 Newbie + Fewbie drives) Level of drives Willingness to learn + Enthusiasm + Basic dune reading Off-road gear Flag, deflator, tire gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio, compressor. Drive teamwork Observe recovery from a safe distance and offer help when needed Drive posting/joining Join newbie and fewbie level of drives only Forum participation Active participation on forum. Share drive experience + feedback on forum and pictures in gallery Social media sharing & inviting friends & family to join offroad club is recommended for faster upgrades at all levels.
  9. Congratulations @Colin Jordan for reaching the fewbie level with Carnity Offroad club. Based on your regular newbie drives you have demonstrated skills required deserving this new offroad rank. Looking forward to seeing you growing further and helping others to learn the art of offroading in a safe environment. Fewbie: Number of drives 10 (16 Newbie + Fewbie drives) Level of drives Willingness to learn + Enthusiasm + Basic dune reading Off-road gear Flag, deflator, tire gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio, compressor. Drive teamwork Observe recovery from a safe distance and offer help when needed Drive posting/joining Join newbie and fewbie level of drives only Forum participation Active participation on forum. Share drive experience + feedback on forum and pictures in gallery Social media sharing & inviting friends & family to join offroad club is recommended for faster upgrades at all levels.
  10. Congratulations @bunty_and_pops for reaching the fewbie level with Carnity Offroad club. Based on your regular newbie drives you have demonstrated skills required deserving this new offroad rank. Looking forward to seeing you growing further and helping others to learn the art of offroading in a safe environment. Fewbie: Number of drives 10 (16 Newbie + Fewbie drives) Level of drives Willingness to learn + Enthusiasm + Basic dune reading Off-road gear Flag, deflator, tire gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio, compressor. Drive teamwork Observe recovery from a safe distance and offer help when needed Drive posting/joining Join newbie and fewbie level of drives only Forum participation Active participation on forum. Share drive experience + feedback on forum and pictures in gallery Social media sharing & inviting friends & family to join offroad club is recommended for faster upgrades at all levels.
  11. Congratulations @Febin Frederic for reaching the fewbie level with Carnity Offroad club. Based on your regular newbie drives you have demonstrated skills required deserving this new offroad rank. Looking forward to seeing you growing further and helping others to learn the art of offroading in a safe environment. Fewbie: Number of drives 10 (16 Newbie + Fewbie drives) Level of drives Willingness to learn + Enthusiasm + Basic dune reading Off-road gear Flag, deflator, tire gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio, compressor. Drive teamwork Observe recovery from a safe distance and offer help when needed Drive posting/joining Join newbie and fewbie level of drives only Forum participation Active participation on forum. Share drive experience + feedback on forum and pictures in gallery Social media sharing & inviting friends & family to join offroad club is recommended for faster upgrades at all levels.
  12. Black portion is called hitch, and white is the receiver. Receiver can be for trailer, for towing/tug with ball or hook. Was it your vehicle that had rear hitch or am I confused with @Predrag acimovic Expedition....?
  13. We are glad to see that many real enthusiasts here notice and think alike on respecting each other time and attending brief is must for everyone. If you are a newbie, you still need to learn, if you are at fewbie or intermediate then you have to help and teach others like you have been helped few weeks back. It's called - "Pay it forward" (Google it, for people who aren't familiar with this). Get engaged in the morning briefing, meet and get to know new faces with whom you will be sharing your rest of the day, helping them or getting their help when you are stuck. If you have 3-4 hours for driving then spare some time for briefing and debriefing as those few minutes of investment, will help you enjoy your 3-4 hours of driving without breaking bumpers or bones.
  14. @Nayan Shenai this is what you really need at your rear hitch. Just spotted this on the road and thought about your yesterday incident.
  15. It's not for the warranty but for insurance, that's what @Barry mentioned. Every car has traction control and abs for stopping the wheelspin so you dont wrap around tree if you go throttle happy. Now in offroad such tarmac safety measures are hindrance for wheelspin that you need for offroading. If you install such kill switch and involve in accident, then insurance can use that installation for denying the claim, as every insurance ask you to check box if car is modified or not.....!
  16. Dragon mart one of chinese brand but with good quality stuff is JZX Tools, I am using there tool set since 12 years, floor jack since 3 years and they are doing good so far. Of course tool set is very ocassionally used like once in 3 months for various sockets, wrench and spanners.
  17. @Zed you can call Karam from Al Jazeera turning in Sharjah to get another quote for your Nissan Patrol bash plate. This guy did my Pajero bash plate and skid plate with custom design and installation recently. Pretty knowledgeable, friendly and competitive price guy. Karam: +971 56 104 2267 Al Jazeera Turning Industrial Area 2, Oppsite ExtraCo. Shop Number 3 - Sharjah https://maps.app.goo.gl/54WZ9r3SN8tKVzzV9
  18. Many thanks @Vanessa8580 for taking wonderful shots of almost all the cars and drivers today. Very well done in terms of coverage and beautiful compositions. Superb shots. https://carnity.com/gallery/category/178-al-qudra-newbie-desert-drive-21-feb-2020
  19. Great teamwork, real essence of an off-roading.
  20. Very good point to consider. I wonder why many people have not thought of this before.
  21. Expensive (5-10 times) Installation overhead and space Higher wattage is not always advisable, as it will pick lot of chatter / interference
  22. NO Big font, because after seeing you behave like kids in the last drive. Bribe your convoy lead with parathas, you might get away by 11:30 instead of 12:00 On a serious note, when we exit by 11:30, if you have a compressor, then you can inflate next to the cycle track and leave rather than driving slowly on deflated tires to reach till Adnoc. Please do inform your convoy lead when you are leaving.
  23. P0440 is quiet common for fuel cap issue. Make sure fuel cap is tight before you start the engine and switch off car before refuelling. P1481 - Isn't common but need further investigation that why clucth fan is not getting the feed, might be some sensor or wiring issue. Get it check and sorted before summer, as occasionally in my wife Trail blazer on hot summer clutch fan do engage. To self check if clutch fan is still working on variable speed: when you start the vehicle after a long break (cold start) does clutch fan engage fully and make loud gushing noise, that get settle after 15-30 seconds when RPM drops? If not, then for sure clucth need some immediate attention.
  24. Sand Dance in Al Quoz is nice too https://goo.gl/maps/FzBioYBuqDfMWfZWA
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