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Old 15th July 2008, 12:17   #16
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Nice pictures there mate. Is Sharath's jeep in any of the pics ?

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I had never been on offroading anytime, and seeing this i feel like joining. Keep the pics coming.
Dude you better decide where you wanna go. Earlier I saw you mention you wanted to go Leh and now to Polibetta. All this with the Alto eh ?
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...is Sharath's jeep in any of the pics ?

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Yes, in the second set of images, in the pictures that have 5 vehicles on top of the mountain, the one on the extreme right (dark bottle green color) is Sharath's jeep.
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I am still working the report guys. I have only processed 1/3 images until now.
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Old 15th July 2008, 12:28   #19
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Some more pictures.. (courtesy: chetan)

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Well ! A definitely extreme OTR seeing the pics and do keep them coming.
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Nice pictures there mate. Is Sharath's jeep in any of the pics ?



Dude you better decide where you wanna go. Earlier I saw you mention you wanted to go Leh and now to Polibetta. All this with the Alto eh ?
riju! Leh journey will definitely be on my alto 1.1 certainly but not right now and yes in the distant future. But Polibetta and other OTR's closer by can always be done by hitching rides. Doing an OTR on my Alto with a FW drive you were kidding aint you?
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Well was waiting for this report. From what i heard from a friedn there were supposedly 50 odd vehicles. Looked like extreme stuff and heard that there was learning lots of new stuff. He didnt complete the entire stretch on day 1 as he felt his vehicle could not bear the brunt.
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Lovely snaps Shahnawaz. The pics makes me wanna buy a Jeep and join you guys on your next adventure! How come no Scoprios / Safaris (if I saw the pics correctly)? I would've loved to see the performance of these more powerful vehicles under these conditions.

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Old 15th July 2008, 13:09   #24
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... The pics makes me wanna buy a Jeep and join you guys on your next adventure!
You are welcome to join me for an OTR. we will be having a local 1/2 days OTR soon. Feel free to hop in.


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How come no Scoprios / Safaris (if I saw the pics correctly)? I would've loved to see the performance of these more powerful vehicles under these conditions.
You must be kidding.. I have yet to see an scorpio/safari in any OTR that I have been to.
You know there was a Pajero there, but was not taken forward to the OTR sopt because everyone felt that it would not be able to complete this moderate OTR.

The reasons for not many 'so called powerful ' vehicles being present in OTR's can be found here:
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Looks like the tractor trumped every other 4x4
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...OTR with nearly 35+ 4x4's doing mud/slush bath in the jungles near Polibetta. ...
hey, khan_sultan, I can see a Gurkha...whose is that ? How did it fare compared to the Jeeps?

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Looks like the tractor trumped every other 4x4
Yes, on this stretch ALL 4x4's, except one (Sibi Paul's Willys Petrol Jeep), had to be towed out by the tractor. Infact some of the jeeps were so badly stuck that 2-3 tractors + jeeps had to pull them out.

However; this was the the ONLY stretch that vehicles got stuck. Rest of the stretch was relatively very easy -- that's why no pictures of those stretches
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hey, khan_sultan, I can see a Gurkha...whose is that ? How did it fare compared to the Jeeps?

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BT, now that you have asked let me share about the Gurkha.

At the meeting point before the OTR, the Gurkha was the center of attraction of all people. People were just looking and discussing how it had diff locks, this feature, that feature, torque etc etc.. Naturally, people had very high hopes on the Gurkha and it DISAPPOINTED' (atleast me). Can't figure out why, but the body weight, the stupid front bumper (very low height) was totally against the Gurkha.

However; credit to the driver -- he had guts to take it there and did not loose patience and tried every bit to make the Gurkha work.
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Hey shahnawaz,
Nice pics, the extreme lean angle of MM540 is scary. Why did other jeeps take the same route when every thing got stuck on the same streatch? I see MM40, two MM540 and a utility stuck on the same section. Later i saw few pics vehicles taking the obstacle straight ahead.

How was Gurkha performing? Does this also come into "morden 4wd with only show and no go label"? Was it too heavy for slushy conditions? How useful were diff locks?

The utility 4wd in the picture seems to be a well maintained piece.
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Shahnawaj ,
Could you describe what did sibby paul jeep do to clear the obstacle without getting stuck where every one else got stuck? Was he the first one to go?
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