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Old 23rd October 2008, 22:19   #121
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Btw, where was this? And how did you made it?
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Hey Mahesh, i had posted a mini report on this. wel it went lost with no clue in the floods of your wonderful report . here you can check out http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1023133-post45.html
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Old 23rd October 2008, 22:35   #122
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Hey, can I know the exact model/make etc of this vehicle?
Thanks .. And again, keep my Aptitude level in mind and explain me every bit of it!!
Yeah sure. It is mahindra cj500d 4wd which is a stock vehicle with no mods in engine, power train and the body. It has International aka B275(tractor) aka MD2350 engine. 3 speed gearbox. and it is 26 years old now . this kinda jeep served the police and forest dept for several years. infact my jeep has served the police dept till 1991.
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With all these rains in past few days, I anm sure Sakleshpur would be a heave for Off-Roading. Am very much tempted to ask Chandan on what is the scene there and if we can have another OTR session there soon :-)
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.... Khan Bhai, i am game now itself, Chandan are you litening? . Now, that will be one of the most challenging terrain with all these rain. @Star_Aqua
Get yourself a soft top. We are heading Shakhleshpur next weekend ...
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.... Wow! then i should use this weekend completely to get the work done. I should also come with NDMS tires then..
Folks, our wish has been answered. The next OTR has already been planned & announced. Check the Suzuki_Gypsy_India yahoo group for details (Thanks a ton Dwarak for taking the lead):

Sakleshpur on 1st/2nd Nov. (Agenda similar to how it was last time around) This time we will try some tough trails also.

PS: Should we start a new thread on this :-)

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Old 24th October 2008, 11:20   #124
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Khan Bhai, i am game now itself, Chandan are you litening? . Now, that will be one of the most challenging terrain with all these rain. @Star_Aqua
Get yourself a soft top. We are heading Shakhleshpur next weekend cheers:

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Muh ke baath Cheenli!

1st and 2nd November being Saturday and Sunday is ideal weekend for OTR at Sakleshpur with rain continueing. Please confirm participation.

Samurai, hope this time you are free.

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Leave Bangalore at 6 a.m. on 1st Nov and reach Chandan's place by lunch. Proceed to OTR with help of Vikram Gowda on Munjarabad trail. Night Camp fire and dinner. Pitch tents.

2nd Nov, go on OTR trail, sand blasting and return to base for lunch. Afterwhich, we proceed back to bangalore to reach home late in the evening.

So, Who are all game for :

Dwarak
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Old 24th October 2008, 11:25   #125
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What do you guys think about an ABS in this situation? .......
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No Sree, ABS works only in the panic braking and it will see that your vehicle will .......
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..... any insight about traction control? Especially in a struck situation where your wheels are spinning away to glory?....
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Traction control is more useful in offroading I suppose, since it is like LSD on steroids to put it crudely....
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ABS at low speeds??? how is that done now?? by jamming on the brakes real hard at low speed....
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traction control would ensure that there is limited tire slip in acceleration on slippery surfaces. .....
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Just to add, ABS comes in to play when the wheels ....
Oye folks, take this discussion elsewhere (if a similar thread exists) or start a new thread on this subject. Reasons:
  • Good points, if any, will get lost in this thread which is about an OTR report.
  • More people could then see the questions being asked and reply. Some folks who 'actually' know about this subject can also then pitch in.
  • I for one don't want to be reading all this expert comments in the middle of a wonderful OTR jaunt thread. Let's keep this thread to what it is/was intended to be. We already have had one 'No-ABC' stuff in the middle of this thread -- I think that's enough.
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Oye folks, take this discussion elsewhere (if a similar thread exists) or start a new thread on this subject. Reasons:
  • Good points, if any, will get lost in this thread which is about an OTR report.
  • More people could then see the questions being asked and reply. Some folks who 'actually' know about this subject can also then pitch in.
  • I for one don't want to be reading all this expert comments in the middle of a wonderful OTR jaunt thread. Let's keep this thread to what it is/was intended to be. We already have had one 'No-ABC' stuff in the middle of this thread -- I think that's enough.
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Good point. But the context always helps while dicussing otherwise dry technical stuff.
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Yeah sure. It is mahindra cj500d 4wd which is a stock vehicle with no mods in engine, power train and the body. It has International aka B275(tractor) aka MD2350 engine. 3 speed gearbox. and it is 26 years old now . this kinda jeep served the police and forest dept for several years. infact my jeep has served the police dept till 1991.
Thanks Vijay for replying in detail. I just love your vehicle

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Folks, our wish has been answered. The next OTR has already been planned & announced. Check the Suzuki_Gypsy_India yahoo group for details (Thanks a ton Dwarak for taking the lead):

Sakleshpur on 1st/2nd Nov. (Agenda similar to how it was last time around) This time we will try some tough trails also.

PS: Should we start a new thread on this :-)

Cheers,
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Muh ke baath Cheenli!

1st and 2nd November being Saturday and Sunday is ideal weekend for OTR at Sakleshpur with rain continueing. Please confirm participation.

Samurai, hope this time you are free.

Schedule:

Leave Bangalore at 6 a.m. on 1st Nov and reach Chandan's place by lunch. Proceed to OTR with help of Vikram Gowda on Munjarabad trail. Night Camp fire and dinner. Pitch tents.

2nd Nov, go on OTR trail, sand blasting and return to base for lunch. Afterwhich, we proceed back to bangalore to reach home late in the evening.

So, Who are all game for :

Dwarak
I am game with the schedule and I so want to be part of this. I don't have a 4X4. But would like to tag along. Star_Aqua, are you listening?
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Old 24th October 2008, 15:44   #128
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Hey Chetan,

Some nice pictures you have captured in there. Some nice captions also.

In the picture below
Off roading Report- Ramnagaram Sholay Hills-19102008807.jpg

it seems like you are

A: Either calling someone on how the hell to get out of here

B: or, calling your 'goons' to kidnap some or some supari business.

A mean looking picture :-)

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Old 28th October 2008, 22:44   #129
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Hey Chetan,

Some nice pictures you have captured in there. Some nice captions also.

In the picture below
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it seems like you are

A: Either calling someone on how the hell to get out of here

B: or, calling your 'goons' to kidnap some or some supari business.

A mean looking picture :-)

Cheers,
Well Khan,
It was not " how the hell to get out of here " it was actually " WHEN THE HELL WILL YOU GET OUT OF THERE ".. as discussed i had informed my people back home that i was going out on a TEAM OUTING for lunch from office which was compulsory..

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Old 29th October 2008, 08:48   #130
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Well Khan,
It was not " how the hell to get out of here " it was actually " WHEN THE HELL WILL YOU GET OUT OF THERE ".. as discussed i had informed my people back home that i was going out on a TEAM OUTING for lunch from office which was compulsory..
hee hee.
i once went to mangalore on my bike, while at home they thought i was in office!
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Chethan is trying to upload 112mb file on youtube . But the youtube guys are deleting it.
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I went to TV9 office yesterday ..... So, in case chetan is finding it difficult, i can help in the compression and put it on youtube, vimeo or burn CDs/DVDs for that matter.

Chetan are you listening. ....
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Is it on TV today? .....
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.....However once the link is given here, you can watch the same program fully....

What's happening with the video guys? where is it and how will it be made available for poor folks who cold not watch TV9 that day??

Anyone listening here!!!!!

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Okay. But how exactly does the NO-ABC while descend work?
Like Mrs. Khan, even I don't want to believe that unless hands-on experience!
For Hands on experience, take your vehicle [any make] put it on top of a steep descent , move in 1st gear and take your foot off the ABC and watch the car descend. It works on Bikes too. ECU, Carb all kinds of vehicles, pnly the degree of acceleration while decent will vary!

But be careful!

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This is the disadvantage in ECU driven vehicles. Hrishi, never try engine braking on your vehicle without using brakes. you will still experience the braking effect but the response would be very slow. this is because its a comfort feature we have in our newer generation diesel engines called as surge dampers to avoid jerks when the vehicle drives the engine. The ECU matches the engine speed to what the vehicle is driving it and ramps it down slowly. this will take few seconds. Due to this the trucks and offroad vehicles are equiped with a engine brake switch which will be manually operated by the driver when going down hill to command the ECU to stop the fuel injection until the engine rpm reaches the idling point.
No Sir, I completely Disagree with the above point. Have been there done that to tell you this. And I dont know much about the theory sir!

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How do you EXACTLY 'experience' it? I mean, it is breaking my head to understand that I do NO-ABC and still go down a descend. I only can imagine going down the highway to hell
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Err. wait a minute, Arent petrols supposed to give better engine braking than diesels.
Petrols are also more free revving than diesels and hence counter the above!

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But, in off-road vehicles, the 4L also plays a role. So, the effect of the lower engine RPM and lower gearing in 4L makes the MM540 have better engine braking than the MG410W when going downhill (I have always had to use the brake when going downhill in the Gypsy, but yes, the brakes have to be used with caution)
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Also, the inherent revvability of the engine plays a vital role in non ECU vehicles!
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Any idea if the video is uploaded or not? If yes, link please
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For Hands on experience, take your vehicle [any make] put it on top of a steep descent , move in 1st gear and take your foot off the ABC and watch the car descend. It works on Bikes too. ECU, Carb all kinds of vehicles, pnly the degree of acceleration while decent will vary!

But be careful!

if you press the clutch then sure it is

Thanks for asking me to be careful
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Any idea if the video is uploaded or not? If yes, link please
Hi,

I have the Video CD and is very big file of 670 mb. Tried uploading in Youtube, with no success. Can anybody help me out .

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