Gaurav

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    Dubai, UAE
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    Pajero & RR-SC
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    When: 25 Jan 2019, Friday Meeting time: 6:30 AM, and the convoy will move sharply at 7:00 AM Where: Last ADNOC fuel station on Tarif - Liwa Road GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/uwPq2GbAGo62 Level of the drive: Intermediate and above Type of Car: Proper 4x4 with low gear, front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance Plan: Difficult drive from Giffen town to Moreeb Hill and then towards Arada after Friday prayer and lunch break. What to bring along: Fuel, water, food, snacks, recovery gears and "sensible approach to drive in extreme terrain" Approximate finish time: 9 AM, 26 Jan 2019
  2. This year much-awaited Liwa drive is finally here in the most amazing and humongous dunes of Liwa in Moreeb area. This area test all your offroading skills in one go from being seasoned offroader to a very calculative and reasonable driver who takes every turn with caution and yet enjoy the thrill this area has to offer. It is the most ultimate area for sand offroading in the UAE, where a lot of motorsport event happen from time to time to test the vehicles, their extreme modifications, and drivers professionalism. Please make sure your 4x4 is in the top-notch condition and recently serviced to withstand the pushing on Liwa dunes. Kindly carry all the recovery gears you have with extra fuel and water supply as much you can bring. We hope to finish at Arada before it gets dark and pitch our camp to sleep overnight before we head back in the morning of 26 Jan. If anyone wants to camp before the drive, please discuss below and see us at the meeting point by 6:30 AM. We plan to do this area in two halves: First in the morning from Giffen town to Moreeb until the Friday prayers. The second half from Moreeb to Arada. When: 25 Jan 2019, Friday Meeting time: 6:30 AM, and the convoy will move sharply at 7:00 AM Where: Last ADNOC fuel station on Tarif - Liwa Road GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/uwPq2GbAGo62 Level of the drive: Intermediate and above Type of Car: Proper 4x4 with low gear, front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance Plan: Difficult drive from Giffen town to Moreeb Hill and then towards Arada after Friday prayer and lunch break. What to bring along: Fuel, water, food, snacks, recovery gears and "sensible approach to drive in extreme terrain" Approximate finish time: 9 AM, 26 Jan 2019 Please RSVP on below Calendar
  3. Change / clean air filter, you meant. Here's my list: Fill up washer fluid How to check the fuse and replace them Check gear oil in the vehicle having the dipstick Top up battery water, if it's not the maintenance-free battery Clean battery terminal for corrosion or tighten the loose terminal
  4. Couldn't agree more. Poor Range Rover has to deal with all this.
  5. Gaurav

    Recommend offroad equipments

    Nice thread @hossein and to be honest we have thought on this issue so many times to help newbies get the best deals at best pricing, but this idea failed to take off for exact reason @skumar83 has mentioned. You like green, I like blue. You like AOR, I like bushranger and we can't have stock of all these items as each item has its own warranty period and no one will buy with lesser warranty if we stock items for a couple of months. @Frederic Nuyttens has posted tons of valuable information here, for which I am totally impressed as it shows that he has been well researching about his new hobby. Good job buddy. Here are my takes on each item: Tow rope: Buy the Viking or Kinetic rope because it's best for regular soft tugs that are good for both cars. @Rahimdad Viking is the best example and I think it cost 300 dhs. AOR kinetic cost about 370 after 20% discount of the current promotion, available in few ENOC stores even. Second, best is the rated straps, that is very good for stronger tugs. While buying straps buy with the rating of double your car weight and it will never break. And don't buy the slings and webbing as it's for lifting strength and not pulling/towing strength. I bought my red color heavy duty strap, that is rated for 9500 lbs (4250 kgs) and pulled my cruiser uphill with constant 20-30 strong tugs and it survived against 4 tow ropes we broke that day. So ideally every offroader should have Viking first and then heavy duty strap for those rainy days. Compressor: Endless battle, as a market is flooded with cheap to the best, remember you get what you pay for. 150-200 dhs dragon market, naif, sharjah Camel brand, and other Chinese compressor are there. Seems like they are good for the 1-2 year of regular use. Other professional high-end brands like TJM, Bushranger, Smitybilt, TJM etc. range from 500 - 1500 and last for 5-10 years with regular use and also give you peace of mind with their trusted reliability. I am using bushranger black max for a long time without an issue. I bought bushranger when ACE used to give 5 years warranty and changed my yellow hose once in warranty. Now they reduce that to 1-2 year warranty making bushranger purchase totally meaningless. In DM I have seen the compressor that has an auto cut-off switch but it comes with no warranty. This auto cut-off switch feature is something I have been waiting for a long time, so the compressor will stop at 35 PSI automatically. I would love to try this compressor, but I'm waiting for my bushranger to fail to justify my next purchase, lol. Shovel: That is the one thing that can save any offroader any day and that's why carrying the best shovel is very important. Like @Frederic Nuyttens pointed perfectly to go with an industrial class full-size non-folding shovel of metal and wood. You can buy 10-20 dhs from any hardware shop or buy decorated branded one of lightweight aluminum for 100 - 200 dhs. They both work equally good. Stay away from plastic snow shovel, folded two or three pieces shovel that is good for nothing in the sand as you can displace more sand with the hand instead of those spoon size shovel. Radio / Walkie-talkies: Only in DM or on souq you can buy these. Motorola MT777, Crony, Baofeng, Kangda are some well-trusted brand, varies from 150-250 dhs. My personal favorite is Motorola MT777 due to best in class durability and reliability.
  6. Gaurav

    What was your first modification?

    My first mod was putting an Iridium spark plug in Nissan Sunny, yes in my first car in 2002. Started with a power mod and become Schumacher on every red light with faded roof sunny, till date my wife joke about the faded roof. Nice thread Barry, let's see what other car enthusiast's started with
  7. Hi Sandeep, welcome to carnity offroad club and good you asked such question beforehand. Although newbie desert drives are very safe and involve no much dune bashing other than crossing the dunes straight up and down, but such young passenger might be uncomfortable for long hours in their baby seat. Secondly, why don't you join first and learn the desert basics and then judge by yourself if it's gonna be comfortable for your kid or not for next drive?
  8. Gaurav

    10 Year Challenge

    You mean with the fats or w/o the fats....? Looking forward to seeing everyone's 10 year back images
  9. @treks , @shadow79 , @DamasoSanoja please help and advise
  10. With so much power it can climb Moreeb on two wheels quietly. Have I said "quietly" oh no what will happen to all doof doof fun to tell ppl im climbing. Maybe like an internal speaker of car drone noise, electric will come in future with external loudspeakers to replicate V8 and V12 rumble notes.
  11. Seems like that driver wants to avoid that guy in front by going a little right and then entered the slip face and then while steering left and up he fought the gravity on soft patch resulting in a flip. However, the driver reaction after the flip tells another story: Either he is too happy to be alive Or did it on purpose (i doubt) Anyways lesson for bystanders that never come in between the path when someone is doing sideys (side sloping) as you never know what counter-action driver take in a spur of the moment which may result in a hazardous outcome.
  12. Gaurav

    Mitsubishi Pajero head gasket is gone

    Good luck for option 2 (best choice) and hope she gets well soon with all new organs. Is this in half cut you sourced, meaning you had a look at odometer reading or was it out of the car?
  13. Very good observation, any more guesses guys.....?