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Everything posted by munkybizness

  1. Finally, a support vehicle and a pilot that always looks the part Congratulations @Fabien Monleau!
  2. I can finally hang up my shoveling spoon and pass the handle on to you Congratulations on the well deserved promotion
  3. We're hoping that we not only see your excellent support on the sands but your rolling kitchen too 😛 Some tantalising images have been making it into my IG feeds. Well done, sir!
  4. Looking forward to seeing more flashes of the White Rhino in FB+. Congratulations @Mike M.!
  5. Well done and congratulations @Patrick van der Loo. Enjoy the blistering new pace that comes with FB+
  6. Some people are book-smart. Some are street-smart. I'm forum-smart. One of these days, my digital identity is going to catch up to me... I don't have the exact stats but I think I last remembered that Xterra's VQ40 is about 21% more fuel efficient than the Patrol's TB48, so you shouldn't need more than a 100L...
  7. The 100L guidance is a good outer limit, but every car consumes fuel differently. For example, my VTC is one thirsty lady and if I add any extra weight such as camping gear and additional passengers, not to mention my rather portly belly, all of these also reduce fuel efficiency. To add to this, I’ve heard that @Srikumar’s off-road Cafu service is quite exorbitant so plan an extra can if you have a thirsty lady like me. P.S. please don’t tell your spouse that their presence reduces fuel efficiency. It’s bound to have larger ramifications.
  8. @premindra rajaram if like me, you like the fumes of gasoline, you can leave it open. But, just to be safe get a large trash bag and store the jerrycan within it. This will ensure any leaks stay inside and your car doesn’t get you stoned 😂
  9. Thank you @Frederic for always setting up the coolest drives when I’m not in the country
  10. @Abdul Mueed Mohammed, ground clearance and power ratios don’t always tell the full story off-road. They ensure that if you keep moving, you can keep moving. for example, if you compare the angles of approach, departure and break over, the Pajero will deliver better off-road readiness versus the Explorer ST. Pajero GLS vs Explorer ST Approach: 36 deg vs 21 Departure: 25 vs 22 Breakover: 22.5 vs 17 Wheelbase: 2780mm vs 3022mm Approach angle on the Explorer is a key issue as @Gaurav has mentioned above that will require extensive bumper cutting to improve. With such a low angle you will not be able to ascend up sharp faces or step style dunes. The break over angle when combined with the larger wheelbase will mean that you will significantly increase your chances of getting crested on dune ridges.
  11. I know bro! Crazy work travel routines. Haven’t gotten two consecutive weekends in Dubai in five months. Hopefully in 2023 😂
  12. Just like all electronics from the 90s in Indian households, if Super Safari is vibrating too much, hit something really hard and everything will fall back into place. If “no issue”, please check if you’re not still in bed.
  13. Great going @heyns holtzhausen! And in spectacular fashion too after that weekend dig site 😂 Enjoy the new level!
  14. @Joao, congratulations on the new the level. I was supremely excited to see just how clean your lines were on Saturday’s drive. You almost always took the higher, less churned-up line with clean and effective use of your throttle. It was a treat to watch ✨
  15. When you’ve driven at the more extreme levels, it can seem counter-intuitive to want to spend time in Newbie drives. Where intermediate drivers are more sure-footed with their choices (not always), newbies are still experimenting with what works best. But, I can say this with absolute certainty that 70 drives later, I’m still learning and honing my skills. I made mistakes yesterday that I’m not proud of, but I live to tell the tale and to learn from them. And my note to all is that you too will make similar errors in drives to come. If you are not getting stuck, you’re not pushing hard enough. A stuck-free drive was either too boring or too safe. And yesterday was none of those things. It was a recovery experience. I won’t bog down this post with details on the distance that we drove or the heights that we scaled, or the depths that we dove into. We have statisticians here who do that much better than I do, and we had enough real bog-downs that the stats pale in comparison. I enjoy coming to newbie drives to meet the new faces entering Carnity, and the wide-eyed smiles of awe that are formed as drivers push their machines and themselves to their current limits. These limits will push out even further over time. And watching that evolution takes me back to my first drives. You know that feeling you get when you hear a song (you end up falling in love with) for the first time? And then you spend your life hoping to get it back, only for it to return when you experience your next new song. Being on newbie drives helps me chase that feeling by seeing it on others, and it’s so glorious to watch unfold. From children tapping away excitedly to music in the cabin, seeing their parents totally owning their machines, to friends seeing friends do things they hadn’t seen before, to just the self-realisation that I too can do this; makes ever foray like this out such a treat to be a part of. But, it’s easy to have fun when the cars are rolling along. It is really though in the moments when you’re completely at standstill, recovering four cars that you begin to see the cracks in a convoy. It is here that your true mettle as members of this community really shone through. Please know that your unwavering support and patience only empowered @Vanessa8580, @Rob S, @Simon Dawood and myself. For all of that, and much more, thank you all. See you all out on the sands soon. [ 🐵 ]
  16. @Nathan, @Glenn Waters, @Gary F, @DanielN, @Bashar Beasha, @Frans M
  17. @Sebb, @Bashar Beasha
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