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Old 6th October 2011, 14:18   #31
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Wow ! I would love to join. But i have not installed Anti-Roll Bar, my vehicle is not insured and Still running on Military Registration . Can i or ..
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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.
Mr. Shekaran, Please read post # 1 of this thread. You are welcome to join us in your jeep.


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Wow ! I would love to join. But i have not installed Anti-Roll Bar, my vehicle is not insured and Still running on Military Registration . Can i or ..
I cannot comment in an open forum, but you are welcome! If you dare!! Vehicle Insurance is a 1 day affair - I am not too sure about the Anti roll bar stuff, depends on how daring you are though!

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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.
MRF wanderers are not so great, be patient and pick up a good brand!
Just got myself some brand spankin new Yokohama Geolandars!

255/65/16s. I went to LAL Tyres in Royapettah this afternooon and checked out thir stock of tyres. Only good size they had for my car was the 255s. In that size they had the MRF wanderers, Geolandars, Pirelli Scorpions, and Apollo Hawkz R/T. I went for the Geolandars which were the most expensive but also the most recommended after all the tyre research I had done. They had only 4 so I got an Apollo Hawkz spare tyre of the same size just in case. He is getting me one more Geolandar in a few days.

By the way, an interesting observation: I compared the height of my stock tyre versus the Geolandar and there was literally no difference. Both were pumped to 30 psi on the stock rims.

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

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Arka thanks for the advice but I had been looking for suitable AT tyres for the past 2 months or more and just could not find the "perfect" tyre. So I decided to settle for a little less than optimal and just went for the Geolandars in this size. Please excuse my moment of weakness.

I did however compare the height of the two tyres on the stock rims with both inflated to 30 psi off the car to see what the difference really was. What I saw was a very pleasant surprise - Did not see any difference at all! If anything the Geolandars might have been a couple mm taller. Big Smile.

Now if only I could make a trip to Parrys for the other essential stuff.
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Good Job Vishnu, Yokos are very decent tires, though personally I have liked the Pirelli Scorpions. They are still running infact, in another friends vehicle in a slightly different form!
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Essential thing to carry in each vehicle.

1. Air pressure gauge
2. D shackles
3. Tow rope
4. Gloves ( optional )
5. Shades ( optional )
6. Basic tool kit
7. Spare tyre
8. Jump leads
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There is an OTR scheduled on 09.10.11.

Meeting Point: Opp Tidel Park @ 0730 hrs.

All are welcome. Vehicles restricted to 4x4 with 2 speed transfer case.

No bikes or cars please!

Attendance:
1. Headers - MM540 DP
2. Neoranjit - MG 410W
3. EX670C - MM540 XD
4. EX671C - a CJ3B that is a Hurricane!
5. Petrol_Head - MG410W
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6. Matchless - MG413W with crawlers & Lockers
7. Raghu - MM550
8. Raghav - MG 416 - 120BHP mean machine
8. Raghav - Mahindra THAR [the MG416 has become a show piece]
9. Manmachine - MM550 - Yet to confirm
10. Endaevour333 - Ford Endaevour 4x4 with brand new tyres
11. Shekaran - from Pondy - MM540 - yet to confirm

Guys, pls update this thread with your names and 4x4s.

Venom_rider, fiery_enzyme are the official photographer / spotter for the event.
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@Headers or anyone else that can answer: where in Parrys do I get those essential items? I know where to get a tyre pressure gauge but need to know where to get the others. Any specific directions? Address that I can input into my navigation system? Going to get those items tomorrow. Address would be the best because I don't remember how to get to Parrys myself (as embarrassing as that may be but I seriously have not been there in about 10 years) so I'd mainly be relying on the nav system.

Thanks a lot,

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I think the name of the shop is Shree enterprises - Phone is 9840490105..but this data is over 2 years old.
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I think the name of the shop is Shree enterprises - Phone is 9840490105..but this data is over 2 years old.
Just confirming that data is indeed correct. Thank you. Just called them and they have everything.

Address is: No. 13, Erraballu Chetty Street, Parrys, Chennai 600001.

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Essential thing to carry in each vehicle.

1. Air pressure gauge
2. D shackles
3. Tow rope
4. Gloves ( optional )
5. Shades ( optional )
6. Basic tool kit
7. Spare tyre
8. Jump leads
I lost my hope for this OTR. Cant pick a single item, which i own.
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Just got myself a 4 ton tow strap and 2 8.5 ton D shackles. That should be good for now. Will get the other items soon.
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I lost my hope for this OTR. Cant pick a single item, which i own.

Abhi, Basic tool kit is easy to procure..its GP road stuff, so are the air gauges, and others..infact even for the difficult stuff, details have been given in the above posts..

Hope you get your insurance sorted out - Note down the vehicle engine number and chassis number and take it to the insurance company, the rest is easy!!

Md Ali can organise the same AND COMPLETE it in a day for you.
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Does anyone think I should get my Endeavour's aluminum side step boards removed before I come? They could potentially get damaged. But on the other hand they might protect the body and door panels from damage. Thoughts?
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Yup, you can remove the steps, front and rear bumpers to improve the vehicles off road capabilities..
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Yup, you can remove the steps, front and rear bumpers to improve the vehicles off road capabilities..
Hmm, steps I will remove but removing front and rear bumpers will make the vehicle look too different / bare. I'll think about it. Will try to get the steps removed today.
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