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Old 12th May 2012, 14:24   #16
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The first priority of the Roll-Cage is to provide support around the B-Pillar Area, slightly above and behind the Driver/Navigator Seat.

This hoop need laterral support which is provided by additional hoops at the C-Pillar & A-Pillar Areas.

As per FIA specs the Roll-Cages need to be bolted on to the Chassis. This is the biggest challenge and hurdle while installing a roll-cage.

Hence we suggest the simpler design used in the Mahindra Classic/Thar CRDe.
Arka, good initiative.

The Roll over bar used on M&M vehicles had a prime reason -

The B pillar was weak or non-existing -- so seat belt mounting was a BIG problem for front facing seats (regulatory norm you know ).

These were mostly half roll cages. As during off-road, mostly there are 1-2 occupants in front, the efficacy of this roll cage becomes a question mark. I am sure it will prevent the rear portion from collapsing in, but front (??).

For design cues, interested people can also see the latest Major (CL550).


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To far away to be anything but a very interested reader.
For a change, how about sharing your understanding of roll cages as you are very much into rallying and stuff.

May be your learning's from scrutiny and SS - what is good, better etc.

Spike

PS- A roll over bar is an important safety accessory but I must reiterate that an improperly done roll over bar will do more harm than good.
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Next year I am definatley participating in the TPC.
Its too good to keep missing.
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Hi Guys,

We completed Recce#1 on 20-05-2012.

This was an introduction to all the volunteers for TPC2012, to the terrain and how their vehicle behave on the terrain.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...oading-10.html (Modifying my Endeavour 3.0 4x4 AT for Off Roading!)

Not many pics and videos.

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Any pics, Arka, for us poor souls who cannot watch the videos in the office network?
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^^: Senthil: You should be able to visualize the area, infact, you should have it in your mind by now

How nature tames the terrain is really amazing.. This year is gonna be fun!
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Arka, what were you trying to do in the second video ? A different approach?

Your Jeeps exhaust note has changed, anything?

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Arka, what were you trying to do in the second video ? A different approach?

Your Jeeps exhaust note has changed, anything?
Hi Spike,

I was stuck on the ledge for quite sometime, as the skid plate was mangled the previous evening, and instead of skidding got wedged, and every push tug was rotating the JEEP into the drop.

So finally we winched it down.

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Recce #4:

Planned and conquered successfully. Will let Arka and team do the talking

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Adventure Sports is a quite, clean and nice place to stay, Pallar river bed is large never ending with all kinds of slopes and dunes, Chennai team is supportive and informative about driving tips on sand, Headers was having fun with his Gypsy making it look trivial and easy!. It was nice meeting in person all the login ID's that we are familiar with across multiple forums, Had a great time thanks folks.

Will share some Video links once uploaded.

PS:The SS needs to be called SoftSand, and they should also have some QS Quick Sand stage too

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Adventure Sports is a quite, clean and nice place to stay, Pallar river bed is large never ending with all kinds of slopes and dunes,
Thanks Sunil, hope you had a good time with your vehicle..

Btw, the place is adventure zone..
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Hi, Chennai team,

It was wonderful experience on Palar sand. Cloudy sky and rain previous night made the offroading pleasant. Literally no sweat. Sand dunes are amazing.

Here are some pictures of the offroading.

MP Sreenivas was rocking on sand, till his 4wd stopped functioning. May be hub lock or axle issue. tugging his armada from sand sink was herculian task. Bringing his vehicle onto tarmac took 3 jeeps connected one to another with tow ropes like trucks plying in australia ( Road trains).

More pictures coming up shortly.

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tugging his armada from sand sink was herculian task. Bringing his vehicle onto tarmac took 3 jeeps connected one to another with tow ropes like trucks plying in australia ( Road trains).
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Thanks all for letting us be a part of this event, we had a great time. The reccee was fun and I bet will be challenging to all the participants.

a few pictures from my end, will upload more later.

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Attaching all the videos I have uploaded so far from the OTR. Even though it rained the previous night (which made the sand firmer and therefore easier), the obstacles were still difficult for most.









There is some more video of the winching that I haven't uploaded yet. Will upload that soon.
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Saw some beauties at Maj. Roy's stable. I can understand Nissan One tonner being an offroader. But what is Horse cart doing along with 4 WDs. Any plan to convert it to offroader?
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