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Old 29th January 2009, 16:17   #61
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Amazing snaps...hey Vinod, nice to see you and pat and a few other regulars back in action there...do you remember me?

Think back to Ooty OTR in December 2007 - walk to the lake beyond the forest and sitting there.
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You have misplaced me, i wasnt there in 2007 ooty OTR. Well as far as being in action goes, there was always some action except for some very hot months, no one posted pics somehow. We intend to be in action before summer begins, chennai's weather leaves us with few months to do quality offroading!

@headers- you are right it is on 8th of february
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lol every day!! i see your jeep and guess where have i seen this jeep ???
I work in that building only mate!!!
too close yet too far!!
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Hi Guys,

A lot of new members have been joining JEEPTHRILLS/Chennai.

So we decided to to introduce the members and JEEPs to OTRs.

1) Sanjay David in Petrol CJ3B
2) Gopi in a CLASSIC
3) Mhd. Ali in a CJ500D with MDI3200
4) Venkat in a CJ3B with XD3P
5) Rajkumar in a CJ3B with XD3P
6) Sanjay in a MM550XD
7) Arka & Deep in the MM540XD
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Hi Arka,
Good one man...the only place where recruitments seem to be happening despite slowdown is on Jeepthrills & team BHP . Welcome newbies!!

Some nice machines seen this time ,green MM550Xd there looks good. Sanjay Davids 3b (the one lifting its wheel in the air) is good too. Nice axle bending sessions seen there....keep the pics rolling!

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It was a long time since we tried crossing a narrow ditch (less than wheel-base).

the basics are simple - cross it diagonally/ at an angle.
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yes arka,
Crossing it at an angle will help, it would have been tricky if it was slippery! Nice axle articulation seen there.
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Nice axle articulation seen there.
Yeah, would be nice to compare how an IFS and Full independent suspension vehicles will handle the same!

Nice pics of the vehicles!
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...So we decided to to introduce the members and JEEPs to OTRs...
Hey, Arka, nice pics of the Jeeps and the jeepers .

Where is the location? Some pics I can identify the Kelambakkam quarry, but other pics, the terrain looks different.
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Yeah, would be nice to compare how an IFS and Full independent suspension vehicles will handle the same!

Nice pics of the vehicles!
Unfortunately i dont recall any one having a IFS 4wd vehicle regular to offroad in chennai except a Mitsubhishi L200 truck! My opinion, an average indian IFS vehicle will best handle the kind of articulation a stock gypsy has or may be a little better. I can be sure no indian IFS stock vehicle can cross that ditch diagonally without lifting a wheel high up in the air! Lockers are essential in such case.
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Hey, Arka, nice pics of the Jeeps and the jeepers .

Where is the location? Some pics I can identify the Kelambakkam quarry, but other pics, the terrain looks different.
Hi bluethunder,
Man, you have almost dissappeared. I think we must meet up for an off road next time and give some sweat to your Gypsy
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... ..I can be sure no indian IFS stock vehicle can cross that ditch diagonally without lifting a wheel high up in the air! Lockers are essential in such case.
In the Savandurga OTR, The Endy with front IFS had a tough time when one of their front wheels was in the air.








Just wondering how would 'lockers' work in IFS setup (no solid axle)?
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... I think we must meet up for an off road next time and give some sweat to your Gypsy


I am also eager to do some off-roading...but been too busy with work for the last couple of months. I havent done any serious offroading after the new tyres have been fitted...only been to the beach a couple of times. Kelambakkam...here I come !!!

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...Just wondering how would 'lockers' work in IFS setup (no solid axle)?
The Gurkha/Judo/G-Wagen are good examples, I guess.
I have seen a video of the G-Wagen , where it crosses a deep rut (using the diff-locks) in a nimble-footed way. Without the diff-locks, it may not have been so easy.
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G-Wagen is Front & Rear Solid Axle Coil Spring with Front & Rear Diff-Locks.
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G-Wagen is Front & Rear Solid Axle Coil Spring with Front & Rear Diff-Locks.
Hey, Arka, that is surprsing....I was under the impression that Force got the idea for 4x4 with front IFS from the G-Wagen. If G-Wagen has solid axles in front, where did Force get the idea for 4X4 with IFS in front????

The video of the G-Wagen crossing a deep rut that I was referring to is this :




It is a 7-minute video, and towards the end (after 5:20 mins), we can see the effect of the diff-locks : the front right and rear left wheels are in the air, and the vehicle continues moving.

Now, i had a closer look, and yes, it has solid axles in front, no IFS.

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I had been to the famed Kelambakkam quarry with my cousins last weekend : the aim was more to make them enjoy their summer vacation by doing some hill-climbing, rather then the off-roading itself. But anyway, did take some videos there, and have uploaded them in youtube : links below :









Mission_Safari : remember this post ?

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Thanks for the pics Senthil. I still feel bad for not capturing the shot of your gypsy's right wheel air lifted. That would have been the shot of the day had i taken it. My bad.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-of...tml#post877518



this video should make you feel better :



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