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Forum: Trail Pics 03-31-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
Thanks sir. I plan on doing a small series on...

Thanks sir. I plan on doing a small series on desert camping etc. with a Jeep, this was a test of the cameras for that.
Forum: Trail Pics 03-30-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
al-Qirw, Saudi, Day Trip Video

This is a video we made basically testing some camera. I'm new to HD video cameras.

Shows a trip with another Jeep driver near al-Qirw, Saudi Arabia. We drove through some sand dunes and got up...
Forum: Trail Pics 02-07-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
And I've always wanted to fly over in a...

And I've always wanted to fly over in a helicopter! The best railroad sites are further north than I can easily reach from Jeddah. Part of it outside of Saudi never stopped and I took it from...
Forum: Trail Pics 02-05-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
Thanks to all. And yes it was very peaceful. ...

Thanks to all. And yes it was very peaceful. The Stars look like glass lamps with candles inside. I'm sure it's the same everywhere without light pollution. When I lived in Syria it was even...
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 01-30-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,850
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
I have wondered for years why no vehicle that can...

I have wondered for years why no vehicle that can compare with Wrangler survives. We have one in Saudi called Land Cruiser LC70 which is excellent and I was going to buy except the Wrangler was...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 01-29-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,140
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
It was for this I changed to the Best top soft...

It was for this I changed to the Best top soft doors. They are a little flimsy but I'll deal with it because they weigh as much as a pencil and I can take them off while off road in seconds.
Forum: Trail Pics 01-21-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
For me it was fine but I'm a little short. a...

For me it was fine but I'm a little short. a sleeping bag and pillow would help a lot. I thought the roll bar would be annoying but I hardly felt it. There was zero insects also which makes it...
Forum: Trail Pics 01-21-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
Walking out would be hard here because of the...

Walking out would be hard here because of the soft sand but the animal herds are a lifeline. They are everywhere here in the desert and mountains, even in the most remote parts of my area - Hijaz. ...
Forum: Trail Pics 01-19-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
Low Profile Camping - Saudi

Some photos from the last trip plus notes about some things I've learned about how to camp in the desert without drawing curious people to talk to you forever.

**DISCLAIMER** Please note that I...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 11-28-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,638
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
I like your question, if more people tried to...

I like your question, if more people tried to follow research and reason over hearsay and popular slogans our world would be much better. This is what I could find. There may be better studies out...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 11-28-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,638
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
Yes, that's right. Altering the terrain or the...

Yes, that's right. Altering the terrain or the model or year of vehicle changes the balance. Even *without* a Rubicon it's easy to do better than a new G-Wagen in sand dunes. Brake Lock...
Forum: JK Pics Forum 11-28-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,040
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ZYMIWXVlDnI/VHi...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ZYMIWXVlDnI/VHitOg2wE8I/AAAAAAAADDE/ksR3dRPmEBk/s548-no/Untitled2.jpg
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Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 11-27-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,638
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
I've driven with a G-Wagen in the desert. There...

I've driven with a G-Wagen in the desert. There are many G-Wagens where I live, but I've only seen ONE off road. It was a new model, 4-door. It could not cross dune fields in soft sand as easily...
Forum: JK Pics Forum 11-23-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,431
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hQMVt0HWCj4/VHH...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hQMVt0HWCj4/VHHVZqd1gMI/AAAAAAAAC-0/ufpGzo-Nu4o/w1364-h310-no/mountain%2Bpass.jpg
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Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 11-11-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
I live in a desert, but drive through flooded...

I live in a desert, but drive through flooded wadis once in a while. There are probably many with more water experience than me, but while you're waiting here is what I do:

1. Don't go fast. ...
Forum: JK Pics Forum 11-01-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,810
Views: 281,861
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
A jeep is really at home in the desert. Once you...

A jeep is really at home in the desert. Once you get the tire pressure right (depends on wheels/tires and the kind/condition of sand) and learn a few tricks you'll love it.
Forum: JK Pics Forum 11-01-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,810
Views: 281,861
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mDigvf9r-1U/VFS...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mDigvf9r-1U/VFS_V-SKCcI/AAAAAAAAC4Y/0-kX6D9ERBs/s595-no/IMG_20141030_094520.jpg
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Forum: JK Tech Forum 10-24-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,760
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
I'm driving a more or less stock JK Sport and...

I'm driving a more or less stock JK Sport and beat on the front axle regularly and ruthlessly, going over sand dunes. Probably hundreds a week (I live/work in a desert area with large open dune...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 10-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
I was interested in beadlocks for low pressure on...

I was interested in beadlocks for low pressure on sand, but have lost interest. I've realized I can run at 7 or 8 PSI no problem with stock wheels. Maybe a little lower. I find that gets me through...
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 10-19-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,428
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
I can talk about driving alongside stock fj...

I can talk about driving alongside stock fj cruisers in a basic stock JK on and off for years, in a sandy desert. FJs perform about as well as a JK, close enough that driving style and tire pressure...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 09-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,501
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
BLD is great in the desert. Maybe twelve times...

BLD is great in the desert. Maybe twelve times I've been on two wheels and BLD got me through. You can feel and hear it when it kicks in. Sometimes I recover LC70s or even Nissan Patrols in the...
Forum: Trail Pics 08-29-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
It's easy to come and stay if you get a job, and...

It's easy to come and stay if you get a job, and relatively safe if you stay away from Iraqi and Yemeni borders. There are lots of Western expats who are not Muslims who camp and drive around here,...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-28-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
What I'd like: Lighter. Improved or same break...

What I'd like: Lighter. Improved or same break over angle. Windshield easier to fold or remove. Carpet replaced by something like bed-liner or rubber. Jack designed to be used on soft ground. ...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-27-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,439
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
I've had a stock jk for about three years. The...

I've had a stock jk for about three years. The only thing I really want now is a set of soft doors. For weight savings and added variety and ease of configuration.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-26-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,928
Posted By Abdul-Hakeem
I think Jeep underestimates themselves. They...

I think Jeep underestimates themselves. They market the wrangler as a toy (as evidenced by dragon and various game editions), when in fact it's a better, cheaper, and more adaptable utility vehicle...
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