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Old 8th October 2011, 10:16   #46
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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.

It is better the vehicle is bare than otherwise sir. BTW it appears this is your first time Off the road - We are a mad crowd - be warned
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It is better the vehicle is bare than otherwise sir. BTW it appears this is your first time Off the road - We are a mad crowd - be warned
Headers please don't call me Sir I am only 23 years old and this is my first time on some serious terrain. I've been on the beach and stuff several times before. That got boring after a while though. I've been watching 100s of YouTube clips on off roading tips, techniques, on various vehicles, types of terrain, etc. The first time I went skiing in the US I didn't want to pay $90 (RS. 40,000) a ski lesson so just watched YouTube videos for a whole week before the trip. Long story short, it worked and I was just as good as everyone else that paid $180 for ski lessons Moral of the story is that YouTube saves you money because you can actually learn from it for free.

About the bumpers:
There is wiring at the rear bumper because of the reversing camera. I don't want to mess with all that for now. if I feel it is necessary for next time I will do it. Hopefully the bumpers will still be hanging on after this trip. Will be extra careful.

On my way to get the steps removed and to pick up the 5th Geolandar tyre right now.

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I've been watching 100s of YouTube clips on off roading tips, techniques, on various vehicles, types of terrain, etc. The first time I went skiing in the US I didn't want to pay $90 (RS. 40,000) a ski lesson so just watched YouTube videos for a whole week before the trip. Long story short, it worked and I was just as good as everyone else that paid $180 for ski lessons Moral of the story is that YouTube saves you money because you can actually learn from it for free.
Hi Vishnu,

I hope you didn't learn maths through youtube.

USD90 = Rs 4500.00 approx.

Rs 40,000= USD900 approx

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PS - in short you have conveyed that you are already a well-learned, seasoned off-roader
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Hi Vishnu,

I hope you didn't learn maths through youtube.
Damn you found my secret. Yes that was indeed a mistake on my part, added an extra 0. Thank you for correcting

After having watched so many videos it is finally time to put all that theory into practice!
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About the bumpers:
There is wiring at the rear bumper because of the reversing camera. I don't want to mess with all that for now. if I feel it is necessary for next time I will do it. Hopefully the bumpers will still be hanging on after this trip. Will be extra careful.

On my way to get the steps removed and to pick up the 5th Geolandar tyre right now.
Hey Endy You better remove the bumpers, it will surely get a hit. If you are prepared to spend on the bumpers, then move on, or else remove the front bumpers alone atleast.

prevention is better than cure. I did'n say that
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Guys we meet at 730 am tomorrow opposite tidel park on OMR.
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Dear Pratheesh and all - You lucky guys, I guess I'll have to do "something" now. Please post pictures ASAP.

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I guess I'll have to do "something" now.
I feel you are already doing "something" now!
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OTR Successful and Endeavour still intact!
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Best of luck for the event
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Video of my Endeavour doing an obstacle



The slopes look so much less steep on the video for some reason.
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Same as above in HD


Gypsy doing a tough obstacle:
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A good OTR - We had 12 vehicles and did the usual basics for beginners . After the OTR, some quality time was spent to honor our Cheap Guest. Pics will follow shortly!

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