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Old 17th August 2008, 01:24   #1
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Default Munzerabad Club Arvind Off road 2008

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I am not sure how many of you came for the Freedom off road event organised by the Munzerabad Club in Sakleshpur and sponsored by Budweiser. The event on August 15th was awesome over a great off roading terrain and as always well organised. I am attaching some photographs for your viewing.

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That is some terrain that you guys have tackled. How many jeeps took part in the OTR? What jeep do you own? Please post some more pictures if possible.
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india runner, these are pics that make an off-road enthusiast salivate. Though there were some news of this off-road meet, but there were NO details available. I assume it was an invite only event.

I would have loved to join this great OTR. Would it be possible for you to post details of such events in advance? If not, then pleaseeeeeeeee PM me about them :-)

Really, from the pictures it seems that you had an off-roading bliss and there was a large crowd of some capable 4x4's.

Do post a detailed report on how many 4x4's which make and which ones got stuck more than others etc.

Need more posts from you man.

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Hey runner nice off-road experience you guys had, let us know which are the vehicles which took part.

Did the Pajero cross that stream without any problem after half submerged in water.

Where exactly near Sakleshpur did this take place and let us know when such kind of rides happen ibn future in advance, so that there are many enthusiasts in this forum who like to take part and including me...

Keep posting more pictures and share your experience on the ride you drove....

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Amazing. I am out of words. Ohh, can you share a larger/better pic of that pajero? for my own desktop? 1280 x 960? pretty please!!
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There were about 70 4x4 vehicles that took part in this event. These were mainly M&M jeeps in various models and a few gypys. There were a couple of Pajeros, a regular Bolero (which my friend was driving and I was in), a Bolero camper, one Land Cruiser and another big SUV (dont remember which one.. its the one getting pushed through the slush). For this year, the event started at the Munzerabad Club in Sakleshpur and ended up at the Rottikallu Resort Home Stay for lunch and dinner and drinks after a great 28 km off roading.

The biggest challange was the slush and mud as it was extremely sticky given that it had been raining the past weeks. Once the tyre treads got blocked, all the drivers had an exciting times with the vehicles sliding all over the place. This was very obvious at three inclines where there were no rocks to give any grip and it wasleft to the skill of the driver in getting the vehicle up and then down safetly. The lighter did have some advantage in not getting stuck in the slush and in this terrain the old fashioned jeep tyres did perform better than the ATs.

There was a hill climb where most of the vehicles had to be pushed up as they lost grip. The photographs dont do it justice!! All in all there were no major issues with the 4x4 vehicles but the calibre of drivers and the quality of tyres made a huge difference. I personlly was apprehensive with the water crossing given that the streams were in spate but I am not aware of any vehicle getting stuck due to water entering the engine. The only issue was a lack of grip while exiting the stream/ river.

I am attaching some more photographs of the event.

Rgds

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Amazing. I am out of words. Ohh, can you share a larger/better pic of that pajero? for my own desktop? 1280 x 960? pretty please!!
@ phamilyman, am attaching the three snaps i have at a better resolution. Hope these are good for us as I have no pretensions at being a photographer
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Wow !! it seems like a fun event. Please post more pics
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Looks like the water got perilously close to some air intakes. In other countries silicone paste is used to waterproof area around air intakes. Is this available in India? You guys use anything like a sealer?
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nows that what i call a real off-road fun.

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Amazing pics indianrunner, good to see people who own pajero participate in such events otherwise we see such a capable SUV just being used on road.
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Woow....u tackled some serious mud! Heavens seemed to have opened for you!!! Awsome senic beauty. Lovely 4wds. Waiting for more pics.

By the way, we at chennai had a grueling 4wd event, the PALAR CHALLENGE 2008. We tackled some serious sand under hot sun, did some water crossings! This seems to be 4wd season.

A detailed write up about palar challenge with pics will follow
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Great photographs, the fog must have made it quite difficult. I just spent last two days with the runners up team of this event, were talking about it all the time. I didn't attend this event since I was told it was team competition event (preferably experts).

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...I didn't attend this event since I was told it was for expert off-roaders only, newbies would find this impossible.
Come on Samurai..!!!! I don't buy into this one. First of all, you are NO longer a newbie. Not with you GV and 340 experience.

Also, 70 4x4 vehicles and all of them experts???? hard to digest. -- no offense to the participants here.

Having said that, I would have loved to take part in this OTR had I known the details/participation procedure in advance. It for sure looks lots of mud and slush -- heaven for off-roading
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Looks like the water got perilously close to some air intakes. In other countries silicone paste is used to waterproof area around air intakes. Is this available in India? You guys use anything like a sealer?
This is a great off-road trip.

I definitely won't take any SUV in that deep water without a raised air intake/diff breather etc !!

I suspect some of those engines have water in them.
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