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    Went wheeling on the weekend. Was fun. Pics:















    A mates wrangler struggling in the soft long slow uphill. Although the pic doesn't show it, it was a difficult climb as there was dunes on the way up but there was no real "downhill" of the dunes to gain momentum. Was sort of climb, level, climb, level, climb. Had to rev the living piss out of the jim to get it up. If you dropped below 4,000rpm you where in trouble.

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    We stared from the new Fujairah highway d84 I think it is and came back to Dubai via fossil rock and camel rock. If your in UAE shoot me a PM and led can go wheeling

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    Went for a nice drive again on the weekend. Along the Omani boarder in the dunes. I feel my build thread has very little building and just driving.....I guess it sums up the car though. Done 27,000kms on the pig now and spends ever other weekend offroad. Its just simple and reliable and a bunch on fun to wheel.

    The destination for our BBQ, we left around 2pm and got there just after dark.




    The Jim all packed ready to go



    Window view



    The jim stuck, half committed to push through and miss the bush and realised pretty early gravity will win that battle so backed out. Should have really backed out a little earlier but where is the fun in that.




    The Omani Boarder. If it was Saudi I wouldn't dare take a pic as the last time we did it we ended up in a military camp getting interrogated



    The front of the convoy







    An action shop of the convoy traversing some terrain at dusk



    A mates car stuck. It was his first "real" trip out deep into the desert, he has only ever played around in known areas before. He was rather scared. The r50's are pretty decent in the desert as they are quite light due to mono chassis and have vq35's under the hood giving a very good power to weight ratio. As long as you can tolerate the hatch popping open from time to time as the body flexes they are good fun.





    Some kind of desert melon



    A mates xterra taking off for a big dune climb. VQ40 power! i had to have a couple attempts at the same dune as I was playing around with 4 Hi locked in 1st. Didn't try it in low range, but would like to. I find 4L locked in 2nd and bumping between 2nd and 3rd works well. 4L in D just results in many stucks as the trans like to change at the worst times and just ends up spending more time spinning the converter than the wheels.




    A mates JK



    Same Wrangler stuck



    Time to get the light bar installed and bigger tyres soon. But so far loving pushing the limits in stock form.
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    Yes, the Saudis are abit "aggressive" aren't they? They're just bad at their embassy in Canberra.
    So what's the hotness in tyres for the dunes over there?

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    Great pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post
    Great pics!
    Agreed! Looks like a heap of fun

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    At Al-minhad (near dubai) the local security dudes had GUs with what looked like aircraft tyres fitted - 5 ribs with no tred. I assume they were for chasing base intruders across the dunes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    Yes, the Saudis are abit "aggressive" aren't they? They're just bad at their embassy in Canberra.
    So what's the hotness in tyres for the dunes over there?
    It's a question of interest for myself, I take just about every opportunity I can to ask people what tyres they run and if they like. I find certain groups have preferences.

    So local emirates like the desert slicks. With heavier cars they float over the sand really well, have a good footprint and bag really well. In saying that for the bigger dunes I have been told they don't have the grip / dig to climb the more high speed stuff and you really need a mud tyre. They are a bias ply tyre though, and are straight out dangerous if it rains. They wear quickly and pop real easy.

    Then you have the Wrangler guys. They normally prefer mud terrains. The cooper STT is the most common. You very rarely see BFG KM2's and they are not really well regarded. The old original BFG TA mud is really well regarded and people love it, however it's very hard to find. Most dune climbing comps will have this tyre. Any tyre with a similar design people like (hence why the STT is a lot more popular than the KM2)

    Then you have the people that run the all terrains and a balance between offroad and onroad. The BFG AT TA gets a pretty bad wrap by the driver's that spend a lot of time in the dunes. However you do see reasonably often as it's stock fitment for a few cars and a few people like it for an all rounder and its quietness on-road. Some people claim it doesn't have the grip to climb big dunes like a mud, but still digs in a low speeds (so the worst of both worlds). It's much more popular in Aus due to the terrain we have. The cooper ST Maxx gets a very good wrap in general, but only used on 2 Tonne plus cars as there is no small sizes available and in the market here its all load range E stuff except for a couple specialist jeep shops.

    The Yoko Geolander AT is a very popular tyre, great on road and deflates / bags really well off-road, floats over the sand awesome. I have heard a few people claim it's their favorite tyre in the sand and great on the highway also. Like a more street friendly desert slick.

    Their is some fabled Michelin radial that only has 5 plys or something. It's not easy to find and isn't cheap. Only the veterans talk about this tyre. People claim its the best tyre for flotation over the sand and I have met a few patrol owners that run as low as 8 psi with this tyre without popping a bead. Apparently it's great deflated. I have popped a bead twice with my stock bridgestone HT's at 10psi and at 12 on a much lighter car.

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    Great pics!
    Cheers! i didn't take them so can't take credit unfortunately


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    Agreed! Looks like a heap of fun
    Yeah it is. I am having a ball pushing it's limits in stock form before I go down that slippery slope of mods. I bought it to have a reliable car to daily, camp and wheel instead of broken shit in the shed. Projects have a way of lasting 20x longer than you originally plan
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    Quote Originally Posted by da9jeff View Post
    At Al-minhad (near dubai) the local security dudes had GUs with what looked like aircraft tyres fitted - 5 ribs with no tred. I assume they were for chasing base intruders across the dunes.
    Yeah these are the desert slicks I was talking about. Normally nylon bias ply construction.

    They look like this:

    http://cdn.4x4earth.com/4x4earth.com...ts/MRFsand.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shep View Post
    My 2013 jimny is a shitload of fun

    this looks awesome!

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    So took this pig out on the weekend for a very fun drive. Started at 2 ended around 7. A good couple hours of the car not dropping below 4,000rpm. The little Jim takes it like a cheap hooker.









    and an FJ in the same spot:








    You can just see the jim in the distance:








    The driver of this paj was the only guy who didn't get stuck all day, his skill level was amazing! i got the privilege of driving behind him for some of the day, it was great watching his lines.







    During the day the sand was very soft. Apparently the heat makes the sand very "fluffy" in the middle of the day as any moisture lifts out of the ground. As the sun set and the temp dropped it became much easier to drive. More distance would have been covered in the last hour of driving than the rest of the trip combined. I am not sure if I can explain just how soft the sand was, but at one point I got stock and jumped out the car to find my foot sink to nearly knee height, felt like quicksand! I really wish I had bigger tyres.

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    Great shots. So FJ's are popular over there i take it?
    It Places the lotion in the basket!

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    Yeah.. Fj, xterra, wrangler and patrol.

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    How do you find it on the highway (110km/h)? I want a newish 4wd to replace my GQ 2.8 with 3inch lift and 33's. It only needs to be a bit less shit than the GQ to drive at highway speeds to be considered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobba View Post
    How do you find it on the highway (110km/h)? I want a newish 4wd to replace my GQ 2.8 with 3inch lift and 33's. It only needs to be a bit less shit than the GQ to drive at highway speeds to be considered.
    Standard they will cruise all day at 130kph and get between 11-12L per 100km at 100kph expect around 7-8L

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    Great pics and updates man! Love the colour of ur Jim!

    I thought Landcruiser 80 and 100 are heaps popular too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cobba View Post
    How do you find it on the highway (110km/h)? I want a newish 4wd to replace my GQ 2.8 with 3inch lift and 33's. It only needs to be a bit less shit than the GQ to drive at highway speeds to be considered.
    TBH I never really do that speed, I normally sit between 120-140kph (depending on the HW). I have 40,000kms on it now, majority is highway. I find it loves 120kph, just cruises easy and returns much better fuel economy than at 140kph. It's easily under 10L/100 at 120. I think at 110 it might be even better. My wife who is not a car person finds it fine at 130-140 also.

    In regards to replacing your GQ if its a SWB the jim will be better on the highway, if it's a LWB it will be closer. The jim will blow around a bit more in the wind, but patrols (particularly your spec) are crap on the highway, they just don't get the wrap because of patrol fan boi's.

    Once you lift the jim and put big tyres it will even out.

    Quote Originally Posted by MR-PUNANNY View Post
    Great pics and updates man! Love the colour of ur Jim!

    I thought Landcruiser 80 and 100 are heaps popular too?
    Cheers mate.

    Not really. In fact your never see 80's. The 1fz is popular, but not the actual cars. In fact the 1FZ into GQ's is a very popular conversion funnily enough. The 200 is far more popular than the earlier models and a lot of desert tour companies use the budget spec model, but on the road you see a lot more Y62's and y61's.
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    What work do you do over there vet180? O&g?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR-PUNANNY View Post
    Great pics and updates man! Love the colour of ur Jim!

    I thought Landcruiser 80 and 100 are heaps popular too?
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    What work do you do over there vet180? O&g?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshipengine.jpg View Post
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    Took this pig out on the weekend.








    This was 11psi at time of deflation (mid day so hot after 1.5 hours on the highway) later on in the night I tested after letting the car sit for a couple hours and it came up at 9psi on all 4.









    This pool is shallow at one end and over 2m deep at the other. We had a mates little fella along and he cant swim so had to keep a close eye on him.







    A lot of fish and frogs which is a good sign for clean water



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    So debating sticking these on:







    I am not sure if I can live with the gearing on-road. Offroad in the dunes I already use low range for difficult drives so the tyres should work better. In the easier sand I use high range, but these tyres might take away that option, making mostly low range except real easy drives. In the wadis and rocks they should also work better simply because of diff and ground clearance, however a slightly lower low range would be preferable.

    I will have to cut the front bumper extensively and the rear bottom of the front arch.

    The wife gives approval to cutting guards of new car with the only concern being re-sale and understands the car will be slower. As long as we can still hit 120 on the highway she is fine. So the hard part is done I guess, just have to make my mind up...
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    Went for a fun wheel on the Christmas eve. Started in the sand and ended up in in a wadi.

    Made some short vids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babalouie View Post
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    tyres+ transfer gears?

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    Not yet. One day maybe. If it was a manual I would have done 31's and auto transfer. For the terrain I drive more power would be nice

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