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    Crew
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    Dubai
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    Cherokee XJ
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  1. I somehow don't recollect the incident and if I was harsh I do apologize. But you have raised a very important point which is of fishtailing on a long side slope. Fishtailing if not controlled can go wrong very fast especially considering the speed at which this maneuver is done. Also, something that is to be mentioned to all members is that when you are driving in a convoy be mindful that there are cars behind you. So in your excitement donot churn up the track by taking the wrong line and then giving too much gas, this ruins the fun for the cars behind. Try to leave as less a foot print as possible on the sand.
  2. @Thomas Varghese it's surprising that your mechanic had cut the tow point and not informed you. You ought to really blast him for this.
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    Drive Details Level: Absolute Newbie and Above (All Levels) When: 12 March 2021, Friday Meeting time: 06:30 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Meeting Point: - Sweihan, Abu Dhabi - TBA 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 and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 10:30 AM End Point: TBA
  4. Join us to explore Sweihan Desert in Abu Dhabi And learn the art of off-roading in a versatile playground for your first off-road adventure. You will learn to self-drive your vehicle from experts having decades of off-roading experience in the UAE. This area offers a good mix of playable long set of dunes and broad ridges to test your off-road control. Drive is open for all 4x4/4WD/SUV/AWD vehicles having 8-10 inches of ground clearance and (MANDATORY) Front and rear tow hooks (MANDATORY) What you'll learn: Introduction to off-roading. Desert driving basics and etiquette. Desert driving tips, techniques, myth and best practices. Off-road and safety gear familiarization and recovery procedures. Vehicle orientation, risk analysis, deflation and outdoor safety advice. First time with Carnity Off-road Club: Please share your vehicle details - Make, Model, Year. Do you have any prior off-road experience? Confirm your vehicle has front and rear tow hooks / eyelets. Why should i join? We will teach you how to self-drive off-road safely and learn the best offroad driving and recovery techniques. If you have already driven in sand before then you can learn more from experts having decades of off-roading experience in the UAE. This area offers a good mix of playable long set of dunes and broad ridge to test your off-road control. Can my vehicle do this ? This drive is open for all 4x4/4WD/SUV/AWD vehicle having 8-10 inches of ground clearance and front and rear tow hooks. If in doubt please first announce your questions on the drive thread so we can advise you further. Any stock 4x4/4WD are most welcome, you don't need any vehicle modifications. Can i bring passengers ? Yes of course, but if you are absolute new to off-roading it is better to drive alone first to avoid any distractions. Learn More About: Carnity Off-road Club This drive is organized in full compliance with the COVID19 guidelines. We expect every member that joins this drive to go through below information and and strictly follow these guidelines in order not to jeopardize someone's health, and to ensure we can keep organizing these drives safely. MUST READ AND TOTALLY AGREE: COVID19 Precautions MUST READ AND TOTALLY AGREE: BAN POST Two Way Radio Guidelines Every Off-roader brings his own radio, programmed to the frequencies described in below advice topic. We will not share spare radios or program your radio on the drive. If you need assistance in programming the radio, post a topic on the Carnity website with your questions and we will help you out. Make sure your radio is fully charged. It will be your only way of communication while driving. Before buying, please carefully read below advice so you are informed properly on which model / cost / shops... No radio = No drive. It is an essential tool and you should make sure you bring it on every drive and learn/practice how to use it. MUST WATCH: NEWBIE VIDEO BRIEFING Drive Details Level: Absolute Newbie and Above (All Levels) When: 12 March 2021, Friday Meeting time: 06:30 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Meeting Point: - Sweihan, Abu Dhabi - TBA 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 and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 10:30 AM End Point: TBA LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE: Limited to 12 cars only. RSVP will close on Thursday - 9AM If the RSVP is full and you wish to join, please mention your name on the drive thread to add on the waiting list. Latecomers will be returned back - without ANY EXCEPTIONS. Members without RSVP will be returned back - without ANY EXCEPTIONS. Please withdraw your RSVP, if you aren't joining, so your spot can be taken by others. Repeated no-show members after RSVP will have their account suspended for a month. Please RSVP on below calendar
  5. Convoy Numbering 1. Srikumar 2. Christian Andras 3. Ilya 4. Muhammad Kashif 5. Jorge 6. Ahab Shamaa 7. Craig We would be using Carnity Channel 4. For this month, the morning drives have a meeting time of 6:30 AM. See you tomorrow.
  6. Hi @Francois Germishuys please join couple of more intermediate drives, so that we can gather your more conclusive feedback, based on which you can definitely join Extreme drives in the future.
  7. The biggest maintenance parts would be the timing belt replacement along with few seals at 100k km. Brake pads are also a bit pricey which need to be changed between 40k - 60k km depending on your driving style. Regarding insurance, depending on the age of the vehicle, try to go for a comprehensive cover from RSA, AXA, Oman, Tokyo Marine Insurance. They would have off-road coverage as a standard in their policy. Also ensure that you have free recovery service inter Emirates. This will save you lot of money in the event of a car breakdown which needs to be towed to your garage.
  8. @DANIEL NOGUEIRA I have never mentioned anything improper about your car, but the fact is that you have had some troubles and this happens to many of us, as our cars which have all their lives been driven on the road are suddenly being pushed on the sand. Also, the whole purpose of the Extreme drives was to have continuous fast paced drives with minimal of stoppages and that's the reason why the drive member selection is based on Marshal and Crew feedback. If the issue in your car has been sorted, its great and you can join the IM drives a couple of times to test your vehicle. If there are no issues, you can then join an Extreme drive as this would be a regular feature moving forward.
  9. Hi @DANIEL NOGUEIRA based on feedback from the Marshal and Crew of your previous drives, we understand you have had several car related issues in the recent past. Hence, I suggest you to first test your car a couple of times in Intermediate drives and if it has been a smooth run then you can sign up for selection to an Extreme drive. I will have to ask you to please sign out. Thanks.
  10. I believe the upshifting issue was resolved post 2012 Pajero models, however the newer models do tend to have a transmission overheating issue. Pajeros are quite reliable and would last you a while if maintained regularly and you get good deals in the second hand market. Try to stick to a car which has done below 100k km and has a proper maintenance record (either at the agency or from outside). Getting the car checked at the agency is not something on which I have much experience on (as the agencies do tend to be quite expensive). Getting it checked outside with a reputable garage would be a better option. Getting cars with more mileage is fine as long as the car has a proper maintenance record, and is known among car owners for its reliability. Regarding the modifications, I would recommend sticking to what Gaurav mentioned in the above post initially and after going in a few offroad adventures to then decide if anything further is needed. In UAE, the only warranty is provided by the agency or buy Automall (where you can buy a second hand car). But the warranty is valid only if you do all the scheduled maintenance with them. Further, you would get a much better deal by buying the car from an actual car owner rather than from a dealer. Hope I have answered some of your questions. Good luck.
  11. @Shaaz Sha we have discussed it among the Marshals and Crew where it has been suggested to do a few more IM drives and once we get a positive feedback of your performance on those drives you can then sign up for selection to an Extreme drive. I will have to ask you to please sign out. Thanks.
  12. @MUHAMMAD Kashif RAZZAQ @Ilya Golubinsky @Ahab Shamaa @Craig Finlayson @Kalahari @Jorge Stepniak Felippe time to pull up your socks as I look forward to driving with you guys this weekend.
  13. Try out Yokohama Geolandar AT, one of the best offroad tyres for the sand while giving decent comfort on the road. BFG K02s are extremely bulky and you would feel the car becoming significantly heavy.
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