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Old 5th January 2008, 21:53   #31
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Mindblowing picts, great writeup!!!
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Old 6th January 2008, 07:57   #32
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Great Job Samurai.. Very shortly the compendium of your travels could be compiled into a nice coffee table book with photographs from you and other members such as Tifosikrishna and Rudra..

A related question - this is probably the first time we have read about the real-life experiences of off-roading on a 15l+ SUV (other than the Pajero). Wondering if any of the Tucson and CRV owners have tried anything similar or close to this kind of stuff?
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Damn how did I miss this thread ...

Samurai I don't get tired of re-iterating this very sentence " Brilliant writeup with some splendid photography " .
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Thanks everybody for your kind comments.

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A related question - this is probably the first time we have read about the real-life experiences of off-roading on a 15l+ SUV (other than the Pajero). Wondering if any of the Tucson and CRV owners have tried anything similar or close to this kind of stuff?
I don't think Tucson and CRV have 4L mode and the ability to lock the central diff. Without those two, it is risky to take them off-road.
The Mahindra Jeeps or Gurkha have no central diff, so that's equal to permanently locked central differential.
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Thanks everybody for your kind comments.

I don't think Tucson and CRV have 4L mode and the ability to lock the central diff. Without those two, it is risky to take them off-road.
The Mahindra Jeeps or Gurkha have no central diff, so that's equal to permanently locked central differential.
The Tuscon can lock its central diff, it also has better clearance than the CR-V. The CR-V is basically a Civic/Accord hybrid with lots of plastic surgery.
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Wondering if any of the Tucson and CRV owners have tried anything similar or close to this kind of stuff?
IMO, the CRV and off-road dont go together. The CRV to me is a car with improved groiund clearance.
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Deepak, that dead tree was brought into the frame intentionally to break the otherwise smooth scene. I was just experimenting with composition. Those branches at top right and above GVs top could be removed I suppose.
OT: Did you play around with the levels/highlights on the dead tree? Its got a sort of halo around it - reminiscent of some post processing.
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The Tuscon can lock its central diff, it also has better clearance than the CR-V. The CR-V is basically a Civic/Accord hybrid with lots of plastic surgery.
You are right, I thought it had LSD in full 4WD mode. Still, it doesn't have 4L mode.

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OT: Did you play around with the levels/highlights on the dead tree? Its got a sort of halo around it - reminiscent of some post processing.
Since I shoot only RAW, I do post-process every image. But my PP skills are very basic, so I don't get it right all the time. :-(
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Great Pics. If you do go to Chikamagalur, next time, you should try Ayyana Kere near Sakharaayapatna on the road to Kadur. During evenings, it presents a lot many opportunities for the avid photographer. Its a large lake, with hills all around and the sunset is amidst the hills.

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WOw nice report samurai... and great pics as usual
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Samurai,are you sure it is a 1986 Mahindra ???.....it has an MEC registration which was discontinued in 1979,if I remember right.
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Samurai,are you sure it is a 1986 Mahindra ???.....it has an MEC registration which was discontinued in 1979,if I remember right.
I believe it's a 1986 model. As far as I remember MYC (till when ??)came first n then MEC(till 1989) n then KA - 18 (till date)
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Samurai San,

Where is part 2? We havent forgotten this travelogue is in 2 parts!

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Where is part 2? We havent forgotten this travelogue is in 2 parts!
You missed it , check this: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...lur-belur.html (A long weekend trip to Chikmagalur and Belur)
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lovely pics Samurai.

question would be related to photography - whats the settings for the night shots?
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