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Srikumar

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    Dubai
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    Cherokee XJ
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  1. With the last couple of weeks being more relaxed drives, its time to up the pace at Al Faqa which is famous for its long range dunes. It would be a first time we would be having a night drive in Al Faqa area, this season. The drive is for Intermediates and above only. In the end, we will settle down in a good spot to have Suhoor before the dawn and return to tarmac before the sunrise. When: 23 May 2019, Thursday Meeting time: 11:55 PM, the convoy will move sharply at 12:15 AM Where: Al Faqa GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/dt57TRJ3ak4SrCkX8 Level of drive: Intermediate and above Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance. Plan: Drive and enjoy until about 3 AM, settle down have Suhoor and exit by 6 AM What to bring along: Loads of snacks, Suhoor meal, plenty of water - whatever you like with little extra to share, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 6 AM Please RSVP the below calendar event
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    With the last couple of weeks being more relaxed drives, its time to up the pace at Al Faqa which is famous for its long range dunes. It would be a first time we would be having a night drive in Al Faqa area, this season. The drive is for Intermediates and above only. In the end, we will settle down in a good spot to have Suhoor before the dawn and return to tarmac before the sunrise. When: 23 May 2019, Thursday Meeting time: 11:55 PM, the convoy will move sharply at 12:15 AM Where: Al Faqa GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/dt57TRJ3ak4SrCkX8 Level of drive: Intermediate and above Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance. Plan: Drive and enjoy until about 3 AM, settle down have Suhoor and exit by 6 AM What to bring along: Loads of snacks, Suhoor meal, plenty of water - whatever you like with little extra to share, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 6 AM
  3. If you are offroading with us you will never need offroad assistance. Your car will be recovered till the road
  4. yes, email the guy...he will quote you the rate with international shipment till Dubai. He might ask the payment to his paypal account instead of the online portal. That's fine. Dont forget to buy the extension for the transfer case drop. It costs only USD 8 extra.
  5. Then you have a NP231. You can select from the website. Since you are driving an automatic you have to select automatic transmission along with transfer case drop. http://www.boostwerksengineering.com/231-HD-Shift-Linkage-Auto-Trans-V20_p_25.html you can take this linkage to Saleem. He installed mine and is aware how it's to be done.
  6. Can you send me the picture of the transfer case linkage taken from inside your car cabin clearly showing the description. I have attached one picture from the internet. The one on the left is NP231 and one on the right is NP242. I changed these parts by studying various forums. Not sure which workshop guy would have the right knowledge. They can help you fix the linkage once you buy it, but till that point you have to do it yourself. Regarding the radiator fans I got them done in Ajman. The guys name is Saleem 055-7979626
  7. When you are on the Boostwerks site, it gives you two options, one with lift and one without. The difference between the two is that there is an extension linkage for the lifted vehicles. So better to buy that one. That guy does international shipment if you send him an email. Would cost you approx USD 100 landed, but it's definitely worth it.
  8. I only changed the engine and gear mounts to the OEM. Have not changed any of the bushes and I do have a slight leak as well. My driver side window ocassionally works. Never had central lock. Doors don't close on the first attempt. Need to bang it a bit. But I have come to accept the car for what it can do and have started to ignore the other smaller bits which don't affect it's performance.
  9. One more point. The best thing about the XJ is that you can crawl below it and manually shift the vehicle from 2H to 4H and to 4L. So incase if your linkage has failed in the desert, do that. Agree. Getting a clean one is most importand and it's a big challenge. But the issues that the OP has raised are minor ones and can easily get fixed. In your case, you spent more money fixing the AC than the value of the car.
  10. I faced the same issue with my Cherokee XJ after the 3" lift. It never went into 4H or 4L smoothly. This is because of the change in angle after the lift which would wear out the rubber bushings. I finally installed the Boostwerks linkage and I am currently having smooth and firm linkage. The only issue s that on some really bumpy terrains the transfer linkage very occasionally shifts from 4H to 2H. But this issue would be less if you have the NP242 transfer case as you have a part time and full time 4H. My feedback is mentioned in the below post. Just be sure to buy the right linkage for your transfer case. Do you have the NP231 or NP242 transfer case? Also it would be better to buy the linkage for the transfer case drop. Regarding your radiator fan not working, did you check the wiring of the LED Light bar and whether the wires are touching each other. I have very limited knowledge on electrical work, but it seems you have a short circuit somewhere causing the fuses to blow up. Put a rated wire with a proper fuse. Also it would be good to have two additional aux fans infront of your radiator, to provide additional cooling while driving in the desert. And go for JGC 😉. You can take the man out of the Jeep , but you can't take the Jeep out of the man.
  11. Can you share some more details: 1. Amount of lift? 2. Transfer Case drop if any?
  12. Hi, can you explain what problem you are facing. Cherokee XJs are more common in the Northern Emirates and I get mine checked in Ajman.
  13. We are getting some excellent trip reports from various perspectives. Good fun to read it. @Shamil I completely agree that the right side climb of Iftar bowl is one of the most exhilarating climb. With little more experience I m pretty sure you would be climbing the iftar bowl from all sides with your Xterra.
  14. Thank you Dr. Srini. Will be back from the next drive onwards.
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