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Old 15th December 2009, 16:53   #271
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The rain seems to have slowed down a bit now...as per weather forecast, cyclone "Arka"... oops ...cyclone "Ward" will be crossing the TN coast between Kanyakumari and Pambam on 13th night....
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It has been raining cats and dogs (with strong winds) for about 30mins now...looks like the cyclone "Ward" is finally crossing over now.
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Old 15th December 2009, 18:12   #272
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Once again a wonderful and eventful day !! Had a Ball of a time.

Vehicles getting stuck at different places, Running around. Subtle climate with not so much heat.

Met doc, propeller, petrol_head, fiery_enzyme, joshguy, 2themax, bluethunder, headers, neoranjit, vinod, abs, arjun and others(sorry if I had left out any of your names who had been there, bad memory).


Was absolute fun from morning to evening.


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Vinod thanks for the trip that morning.
Special thanks to Major Roy for the drive back down from Camp to City.
And ofcourse to Arka for the invite and guiding me and my friends throughout the day. Count us in for the upcoming OTR's. Thanks again.
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Old 15th December 2009, 18:25   #273
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Part 2. We were stuck at Obstacle 2 for quiet a while.
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Old 15th December 2009, 20:15   #274
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Hey Karthikeyan,

First, Congrats on making it to Palar and trying your new jeep on the terrain.


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... increase the idling of the vehicle and then stood for group photograph and headed out of Palar with the following questions

Is my vehicle bad - No it is NOT
Don’t I know to drive - Driving is one thing and off roading is another
Do I need to buy a new engine - Maybe after a year or 10 OTRs
Can I replace the alternator -
Looks does not matter only mechanicals do - Yup, yes
How much do I need to spend more -
What will other think about me - That you are a great sport
Have I been a spoil sport - Definitely NOT
And for people who dont know about Palar - It is a treacherous terrain and one needs to learn to drive out there irrespective of how good one's vehicle is.

One can get caught in the most simple obstacle and

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Wow ! Amazing pictures. Waiting for Ranjit to post some. I can see that he has been very busy taking a lot of pics and also heard that he is an excellent photographer !

@Vikram, I did not know you do off roading too ! Pardon my ignorance. Also, what is that Brown 'thingy' in the front . ( Bottom of radiator grille ) . what does it do ?

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Super Sunday It was for me, an absolute Noob to offroading.

Huge Thanks to the seniors like Arka, Vinod and Vikram for making us/me comfortable the whole day. It was a brilliant day of Jeeps, Gypsyís, Leaf springs, Recovery, Winch, Traction, Recovery strap, Approach angle, Momentum, Digging, Torque, Low#, High# and lots of other terms which Iam still trying to get a grip. Thanks to Vinod for providing me lots of tips.


It was cool to meet a lot of Bhpians and did miss out getting to know a few more like abs, petrol head, F E, Ganesh, Blue Thunder etc., sorry mates! Too many things were happening around me. Letís catch up next time around.

@Propeller: Though Fanta stole the show, I simply loved your Jeep Mate!. It brought back fond memories of my wild life trails in Sethumadai and VKPudur.
@Fanta dudes : Thanks for leading us upto the city, though the adventure did not end there !
@Joshguy : Thanks.
@Ali : for your awesome energy.
@Vinod : Have you fixed your alternator ? Pls.
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First of all i thank Vinod for the ride.

I would say it was a Unforgetable OTR,though i may attend many in furture.

This is my first OTR (as a spectator only) and it was interesting to see the jeeps and terrains (especially the FANTA)

I also need to thank Arjun for the ride in his monster !

I learnt what is patience from Arka and the whole team. The jeeps were in trouble one after one but Arka never showed any sigh of fustration.

Hats of to your down to earth attitudes Arka,Vinod ,Headers,Dr Jones (sorry if i have left any names) and the whole senior BHPians.

You people were so helpful to the Newbies.

All the best to all Jeepers for the Nest OTR .

Karthik (propeller) and arjun you both are going to rock in the Next OTR

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A quick photo session and ALI is switched from my vehicle to Arjun and Arjun friends ( Dr Dentist sorry buddy donít remember your name ) joined me in my Jeep

The dentist was Arka's friend Vignesh
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@Vinod : Have you fixed your alternator ? Pls.
Yes dude, the problem was with some fuse. Rectified it. All things are working fine. Need to go on a long drive to find its robustness.

Thanks to you and Joshguy for being there with me
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@Fanta dudes : Thanks for leading us upto the city, though the adventure did not end there ! Ya We had another adventure after it and we were lucky too
@Joshguy : Thanks.
@Vinod : Have you fixed your alternator ? Pls.
We saw a accident just moments after it happened - The Hindu : Front Page : 3 killed in car-truck collision on ECR

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Yes dude, the problem was with some fuse. Rectified it. All things are working fine. Need to go on a long drive to find its robustness.

Thanks to you and Joshguy for being there with me
Vinod ,next time you think of going for ECR drive and dont have a company ,CALL ME dude !

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what is that Brown 'thingy' in the front . ( Bottom of radiator grille ) . what does it do ?Thanks
That is a fabricated shield to protect the A/C condenser

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We saw a accident just moments after it happened - The Hindu : Front Page : 3 killed in car-truck collision on ECR
Yeah we passed that scene shortly after that I guess. Was a mess. The headlights of the truck were still on. The Innova looked like an Indica. The damage on the front end of the truck made us realize how bad the impact would have been. May those departed souls rest in Peace
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Hey Karthikeyan,

First, Congrats on making it to Palar and trying your new jeep on the terrain.


My comments in Bold FYI

And for people who dont know about Palar - It is a treacherous terrain and one needs to learn to drive out there irrespective of how good one's vehicle is.

One can get caught in the most simple obstacle and
Thank you Sir - This weekend i'm getting my Jeep ready for the next OTR.

With you all in Mind I shall ensure the next OTR shall be more adventureous .

Sir also tell me if there is anyway i could get your or atleast close to your vehicle silencer sound . You vehicle is like a " College Dude " Vehicle sir.

I know its not possible in diesel vehicle but i also believe anything is possible in our 4*4 world. So please advice sir.
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Vinod - Man i never thought my vehicle would come without a tow .

You have amazing skill man and I hope to learn it from you soon.

For those of you who do not know my vehicle from this position was drove out by Vinod .
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Vinod - Man i never thought my vehicle would come without a tow .

You have amazing skill man and I hope to learn it from you soon.

For those of you who do not know my vehicle from this position was drove out by Vinod .
+1 to that .
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