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Old 5th October 2011, 20:48   #16
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...Will air down my tyres as well at the nearest petrol pump.
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You can air it down near the OTR spot.....no need to go to the fuel station to do it. We may need to drive quite some distance from the nearest fuel station, to the OTR spot.
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PS: Is your Gypsy's starting trouble taken care of? Was it just the battery?
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Is your Gypsy's starting trouble taken care of? Was it just the battery?
Dont know yet. Have a couple of days more to sort it. Lets see
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I live in Alwarpet next to the Park Sheraton Hotel so if anyone needs a ride or wants to tag along with me please PM me and we can coordinate.

Very much looking forward to my first official Team-BHP OTR and to meeting all of you

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I live close by that area - can collect you on the way to Tidel Park!

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Dont know yet. Have a couple of days more to sort it. Lets see

Both you guys - This is a CRIME - working in the same office and sitting 2 desks away, posting like this in this thread!!!

Neo: Hope you have sorted out your issues
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@ headers - should be done today or tomorrow
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I live close by that area - can collect you on the way to Tidel Park!
Headers, no offence but since we are both bringing vehicles wouldn't it be easier to just meet up there at 7.30? Im sure i'll see a bunch of hardcore Jeepers and hear them cracking wise jokes about the weight of my SUV, the loong wheel base, the ADR angles, the HT tyres, and how much more light footed their Jeeps will be. Couldn't possibly miss them!

Also, does anyone know where I can get off road equipment in Chennai - Tow straps, D shackles, Sand Ladders, etc?

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Vikram, Arka and the Chennai Jeepers,

Wish you all have a very action and fun filled OTR.

What a beautiful thing we Jeepers are...the moment we meet or propose to meet across states or cities, all the previous feuds are history. Spike and Chennai boys, Deepak and Vikram (after Thar test drive in Hyd) and many more we don't notice.

Long live this spirit and camaraderie.

@ Spike,
Prateesh you were supposed ot come to Hyd, don't you feel you are 500kms+ off course, going down south?

Get your required permissions (if any) right and avoid disappointments.
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Prateesh you were supposed ot come to Hyd, don't you feel you are 500kms+ off course, going down south?

Get your required permissions (if any) right and avoid disappointments.
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Yeah, got drifted to Chennai due to the off road bug and to meet fellow enthusiasts; although on a different track my destination is fixed.

I am juggling all my work to ensure I am there on Sunday morning, which in all cases will be.

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@headers: Hope I can tag along this time? Been a long time
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Since I am coming on this OTR my search for AT tyres has got its second wind from near standstill! I have found out that 255/65/16 MRF Wanderer tyres are now available for Rs. 7800/Tyre! Would any of you advise against this?

According to the tyre diameter calculating Formula, the Diameter will reduce by half an inch from stock size of 245/70/16 but since the rim size remains the same I dont think it will reduce by that much. Please advise?
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Since I am coming on this OTR my search for AT tyres has got its second wind from near standstill! I have found out that 255/65/16 MRF Wanderer tyres are now available for Rs. 7800/Tyre! Would any of you advise against this?

According to the tyre diameter calculating Formula, the Diameter will reduce by half an inch from stock size of 245/70/16 but since the rim size remains the same I dont think it will reduce by that much. Please advise?
Hi Vishnu,

Stick to the original OD or something taller, no use in going for a reduced OD.

Regards,

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Vikram, even that 10% probability is without my Gypsy, since I havent been able to replace the rear-springs yet.
Hi Senthil,

DAMN!!!! I was thinking you will be coming in your Gypsy minus the Hard Top

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Headers, no offence but since we are both bringing vehicles wouldn't it be easier to just meet up there at 7.30? Im Also, does anyone know where I can get off road equipment in Chennai - Tow straps, D shackles, Sand Ladders, etc?

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Yes you can find your way to Tidel Park Sir. You get all the D shackles, Tow cable, etc in Parris Corner.

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Vikram, Arka and the Chennai Jeepers,

Wish you all have a very action and fun filled OTR.

Long live this spirit and camaraderie.

@ Spike,
Prateesh you were supposed ot come to Hyd, don't you feel you are 500kms+ off course, going down south?
Thanks Fazal..we will have a good time..


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Yeah, got drifted to Chennai due to the off road bug and to meet fellow enthusiasts; although on a different track my destination is fixed.

I am juggling all my work to ensure I am there on Sunday morning, which in all cases will be.

Spike
Hey spike, come over to cancer hospital and we'll pick you up..



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Sure ramesh, hop in.

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Since I am coming on this OTR my search for AT tyres has got its second wind from near standstill! I have found out that 255/65/16 MRF Wanderer tyres are now available for Rs. 7800/Tyre! Would any of you advise against this?

According to the tyre diameter calculating Formula, the Diameter will reduce by half an inch from stock size of 245/70/16 but since the rim size remains the same I dont think it will reduce by that much. Please advise?
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Hi Vishnu,

Stick to the original OD or something taller, no use in going for a reduced OD.

Regards,

Arka
MRF wanderers are not so great, be patient and pick up a good brand!
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Arka & Vikram,
When will you both release the indian made lockers specs ?
guys, even surya's "ezham arivu" releases on diwali, lol.
Best Regards for the OTR.

Where can i join you all for an action packed blog ? will be coming by car, no jeep...arkaji/vikramji, pls have a seat for me.

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