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Old 4th February 2008, 09:40   #31
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Agreed..but you could surely do 60 degrees..if it is not too long..say just around 10 m 60deg inclines are possible..have seen it personally..

Next time you are this side of town..and we are on an offroad expedetion..we'll demonstrate..cheers
Show me a Gypsy do 45 deg first...
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Many off-road vehicles are capable of overcoming 100% slopes, provided they do not break traction. Search youtube for 'tatra truck trials' and you will see.
Most Unimogs, Pinzgauers, some Tatras can scale 100% slopes at max GVW. Infact most military tracked vehicles are limited around 60-70% slopes because of their weight.
Boss 100% slope is only climbable by ropes not even tracked vehicles can do this. Center of gravity and laws of physics would not allow. A hump of few meters is not same as continuous slope.
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Boss 100% slope is only climbable by ropes not even tracked vehicles can do this. Center of gravity and laws of physics would not allow. A hump of few meters is not same as continuous slope.
100% slope = 45deg
90deg = infinity slope.

X% slope means (vertical displacement/horizontal displacement)x100. So 45 deg, i.e. a 1 is to 1 slope makes 100% gradient.
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Show me a Gypsy do 45 deg first...
Guess..you did not understand..I invite your highness to my town wherein I will demonstate how Gypsy does the climb..and how to descend too..



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@ alfa kilo : pls re read post #30
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100% slope = 45deg
90deg = infinity slope.

X% slope means (vertical displacement/horizontal displacement)x100. So 45 deg, i.e. a 1 is to 1 slope makes 100% gradient.
Okay I stand corrected. 100% slope = 45 degree.
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Alfa_Kilo, please check out the below videos, showing a Jimny going up a 45 deg slope.
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nice video..good find BT..
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Isn't this well above 45 degrees?

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Isn't this well above 45 degrees?

Wow , good find , Samurai !!!

that is like 50-60 degress inclination for sure, and the GV starts at an angle and still makes it without hassles, amazing .
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I've watched mahindra CJ3Bs do a similar incline.
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impressive stuff. The GV and Navara seem to have deceptively good ramp break over angles.

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That was a 1.5l CRDI Jimmy. Will a 1.3l petrol LWB make it? I doubt it becaue I some experience in a carb MG410W, and that thing used to stall much before 45'
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impressive stuff. The GV and Navara seem to have deceptively good ramp break over angles.

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That was a 1.5l CRDI Jimmy. Will a 1.3l petrol LWB make it? I doubt it becaue I some experience in a carb MG410W, and that thing used to stall much before 45'
The 1.3l LWB .yes..it will do it.. but you need to maintain the momentum..
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The 1.3l LWB .yes..it will do it.. but you need to maintain the momentum..
Good...I always felt that Gypsies lacked low down torque, compared to DI Mahindras.
I am planning to aquire an ex-army MM550XD later this year. I hope I can join for some off-road meet then.
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Good...I always felt that Gypsies lacked low down torque, compared to DI Mahindras.
I am planning to aquire an ex-army MM550XD later this year. I hope I can join for some off-road meet then.
Yes the gypsies lack the low end torque compared to the DI mahindras..but are much lighter than them and hence perform superior in some situations..

The gypsies are basically extremely reliable when compared to the mahindras and are pretty decent offroad machines..The mahindras are extremely rugged and dependable too but one needs to spend a llot of time and effort to get them in that shape..

ex670c aka arka has one of the better jeeps which is great too..but the gypsies rule when it comes to sandy terrain..and SPEED!!!

welcome to offroad anytime..buddy!
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