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Old 27th August 2014, 10:24   #16
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Fantastic report Samurai. This is easily my favourite thread on the forum at the moment. The Rainforest Challenge will definitely raise the bar when in comes to extreme off-roading in India.
About the regularisation of custom vehicles, we'll have to see what happens when the new bill is passed.
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Wonderful report and pics as usual! It was good meeting you in Goa.
I could lots of action pics and SS's which I missed to watch.
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I could lots of action pics and SS's which I missed to watch.
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Thanks Shibu, feel free to add more pics. I too like to see what all I missed.

And people who were in Twilight Zone, please do post your experiences and pics from that stage.
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Great Report Samurai

We lived the RFC India again through your pics, videos & narration, Thanks

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Thanks Samurai San.
I could feel all the action, thanks to your superb videos and pictures.
Beautiful report, as usual.
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great report samurai sir

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Hi Manjunath,

My effort is nothing compared to what you and your brother pulled off at RFC. Truly amazing co-ordination and dedication from you guys to make this happen.

The entire Terminator Stage happened on your land, am I right?
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Great report samurai.. You did justice in waiting for the report..

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Great Report Samurai Sir, thanks for sharing.
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Excellent write up, pictures and videos.

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Dear Samurai,

A perfect sequential report with equally complimenting photographs.
Expect nothing less from you.

Looking forward to more.
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Amazing write up with relevant videos and pics. Surely RFC has taken the Offroad scene to the next level. Would love to know who prepared the Leading Gurkha. If it were prepared by the factory team, then it speaks volumes of what this platform is capable of. This will definitely give Thar a run for their money.
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Now that's what I call Off Roading. What is even more amazing is being able to do all this with about 100bhp, 200nm specification vehicles. Incredible stuff.

Though I know nothing about off road driving, I am thrilled to see a Suzuki Gypsy still being able to tackle the worst possible terrain. Big fan of this vehicle.
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If no vehicle is able to do a terrain then does it not mean that organizers made a wrong decision?

The objective of an off-road event should be to judge the vehicle & team's capability compared to others but if no one is able to do such an elaborate stage then that defeats the purpose of competition altogether.
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First thing I noticed in this Landy is the use of a Line Lock. It reminded me of my experiment here (DIY - Simple Hand brake for Jeeps - Ball Valve as a Line Lock).

Glad to see something so simple is used on the most demanding of terrains...

Sharath - As usual, your report makes readers feel as if they were right there next to you on the trail... Kudos!
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