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Old 30th December 2011, 17:26   #1
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Default Off-road in Chennai 2012 : Thunder down under

Hi Guys,

The next OTR is a one day trip.

This OTR will serve as a preparatory trip before the Bangalore Annual OTR.

Please Check & Carry the following.
1) Toolkit.
2) First Aid Kit.
3) 2 Tow Straps & 4 D-Shackles.
5) Ground Mat/Sheet.
6) Running Spares. (Fan Belt/Hoses/Axles/Prop-Shafts/Leaf Springs)

Itinerary 16 Jan 2012
0730 - Tidel Park
1000 - Adventure Zone
1100 - Lake Side OTR
1300 - Lunch
1500 - Drive Back.

Regards,

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Arkaji please not in 14, 15 or 16th.. please can we have it on 8th or 7th..or 21st or 22nd..
Really don't wanna miss this :(.. 14th to 16th going home..

And Yappi new year to all the Terra Tigers..

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This OTR will serve as a preparatory trip before the Bangalore Annual OTR.

Itinerary 16 Jan 2012
0730 - Tidel Park
1000 - Adventure Zone
1100 - Lake Side OTR
1300 - Lunch
1500 - Drive Back.
Hi Guys,

The revised Dates, due to Pongal Holidays.

14th January 2012

0730 - Tidel Park
1000 - Adventure Zone
1100 - Lake Side OTR
1300 - Lunch
1500 - Drive Back

Please Check & Carry the following.
1) Toolkit.
2) First Aid Kit.
3) 2 Tow Straps & 4 D-Shackles.
5) Ground Mat/Sheet.
6) Running Spares. (Fan Belt/Hoses/Axles/Prop-Shafts/Leaf Springs)

Regards,

Arka
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Old 11th January 2012, 16:12   #4
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Guys: Pre Bangalore "Avala" "konda" OTR on Jan 14 2012 reporting time at AZ is 11:00 hrs

OTR is 11:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs and vehicles will be scrutinized for essentials as stated herein.

Please report to AZ by 11:00 hrs sharp!!

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14th January 2012

0730 - Tidel Park
1000 - Adventure Zone
1100 - Lake Side OTR
1300 - Lunch
1500 - Drive Back

Please Check & Carry the following.
1) Toolkit.
2) First Aid Kit.
3) 2 Tow Straps & 4 D-Shackles.
5) Ground Mat/Sheet.
6) Running Spares. (Fan Belt/Hoses/Axles/Prop-Shafts/Leaf Springs)

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Guys: Pre Bangalore "Avala" "konda" OTR on Jan 14 2012 reporting time at AZ is 11:00 hrs

OTR is 11:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs and vehicles will be scrutinized for essentials as stated herein.

Please report to AZ by 11:00 hrs sharp!!
Hi headers, I'll be joining as Vishnu's passenger; any checklist for passengers ??
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Hi headers, I'll be joining as Vishnu's passenger; any checklist for passengers ??
Yeah -

Checklist for passengers:

1. Physical fitness - good shoes and loose clothes that help you breathe better.
2. Ability to run
3. Ability to spot correctly for the driver
4. Understand offroad trails or keep mouth shut rather than scare the driver
5. Understand fitment points of tow cables and how to use a damper with the tow straps!
6. Get down before each and every obstacle and spot / guide the driver through the obstacle.

And the specific ones if you are vishnu's passenger - we will share offline
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OMG!!! I thought I'd just be free and observe what's going on and take loads of pics and videos Just kidding. I'm happy to help in anyway I can.

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Checklist for passengers:

1. Physical fitness - good shoes and loose clothes that help you breathe better.
2. Ability to run
Check.

3. Ability to spot correctly for the driver
Need help here. This is my first on the ground OTR. I only have reading and viewing experience.

4. Understand offroad trails or keep mouth shut rather than scare the driver
Choose to keep my mouth shut AND learn offroad trails.

5. Understand fitment points of tow cables and how to use a damper with the tow straps!
Again need help here.

6. Get down before each and every obstacle and spot / guide the driver through the obstacle.
Can do. I will not tell him how to drive but I can say what I see on the path.

And the specific ones if you are vishnu's passenger - we will share offline
Hmmm. Curious!!! As long as it is something that will not change my decision to accompany Vishnu, this is fine
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OMG!!! I thought I'd just be free and observe what's going on and take loads of pics and videos Just kidding. I'm happy to help in anyway I can.
Welcome - You will understand and enjoy quote a few things during the OTR. Vishnu is the best person to teach you his vehicle's tow points
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Hmmm. Curious!!! As long as it is something that will not change my decision to accompany Vishnu, this is fine
Dont worry Shyam i'm harmless! No idea what "Uncle" is on about

Im seeing Raghav first thing tomorrow morning to get my fuel tank skid plate cut a little bit to prevent that horrible sound of the U joint grinding against it. Should be ready for the 14th OTR. Looking forward to another great outing!
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I see some serious fun already plotting up.. again my bad that I'l not be able to join you tigers...

BTW I am joining you folks to the Bangalore OTR.. Hope I am allowed..

Have fun guys...
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I got my Fuel Tank skid plate cut where it was scraping the propshaft yesterday. So no more horrible grinding sounds!
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^^ Do you have pics of this? Was it an OE skid plate or custom made?

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^^ Do you have pics of this? Was it an OE skid plate or custom made?

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OE solid steel powder coated skid plate bolted to the chassis. It was too strong to even bend so we had to cut it. No pics though sorry.
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Had a great short and sweet OTR yesterday.

Pics and Videos will follow shortly courtesy superslick, ssss79, endaevour333, and our very own Blue_THUNDER

Guys were thought how to setup a winch and how to recoil the winch rope PROPERLY!!
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Hello Terra Tigers!

Well, it was the first time I came face to face with these beasts, the men behind them and the challenges they both can overcome together. I was finally able to make it to an OTR after missing a few. I did have to wait a little longer, but what's with a few more hours when I've waited for an entire year! The entire wait was well worth, I'd say!

Thanks to Arka, Vikram, Lokesh and many others for allowing me and my brother (not a member here but often visits the site as a guest) experience a day that we would never forget!

I'll try to cover as much as possible through the snaps and videos. So here it goes guys!

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The jeepers got together at the camp site and after having a quick lunch headed towards the trails.

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Off to hit the trails!

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At the first obstacle.

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