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Old 3rd July 2008, 14:47   #76
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This difference between the petrol and torquey diesels was very evident in this OTR. While all the diesel jeeps/LCs were crawling over the rocky terrain at very low engine RPMs (and low vehicle speeds as well) the petrol engined off-roaders (my Gypsy and the OneTon) had to be high-revved to be in the power band, and also the gear ratios made it go over certain obstacles much faster than I would want.

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BT, I agree. In Bangalore OTR's I encounter this almost aways -- during rock crawling. My petrol gypsy has to be revved to go over certain obstacles where as diesel jeeps easily crawl over it. With the gypsy, even the speed at which they go over rocks is lot more than diesel jeeps.

My colleagues aptly call it the 'mountain goat' when it literally 'jumps' over the rocks.
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headers - if an indica can go -then surely a ferrari can go!!!!
Madan, dont insult an Indica by comparing it to a Ferrari!

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BT, I agree. In Bangalore OTR's I encounter this almost aways -- during rock crawling. My petrol gypsy has to be revved to go over certain obstacles where as diesel jeeps easily crawl over it. With the gypsy, even the speed at which they go over rocks is lot more than diesel jeeps.

My colleagues aptly call it the 'mountain goat' when it literally 'jumps' over the rocks.
Yeah, but one needs to be a little careful on such terrain as one has to play with the A, B and C to keep going. In a jeep, there is no use of the Clutch in such situations!
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Yeah, but one needs to be a little careful on such terrain as one has to play with the A, B and C to keep going. In a jeep, there is no use of the Clutch in such situations!
Fully agree! In a Gypsy you have to play with the A,B & C on such a terrain. In fact my jeep brethren keep shouting 'leave the clutch.. leave the clutch..' .
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Fully agree! In a Gypsy you have to play with the A,B & C on such a terrain. In fact my jeep brethren keep shouting 'leave the clutch.. leave the clutch..' .
Khan, you should sit him beside you and leave the clutch. Please be seat belted and ensure your friendly co passenger IS NOT. He will realise that gypsies are not JEEPS.
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Arka, when is the next Chennai OTR happening ?
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My set of pics from the last OTR meet here in Chennai. The experience was unforgettable and barring my queasy stomach, i would have had a lot more fun than i did. I am glad though, that i was able to attend.
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My second set of pics from last month's OTR meet in Chennai.
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My last set of pics from the OTR event. The abandoned quarry was the highlight of the event and the 1-ton was the star!. Hope you like this set of pics!.
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Hey, nickatnite, thanx for the beautiful pics !!! and welcome back

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Arka, time for another Chennai OTR ?
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