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Old 19th December 2008, 13:12   #16
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Well the owner of the Scorp would be the last one to panic. Its just that it was a wrong time to be at the right place.
So, now I understand the power doing a recce before actual OTR
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Old 19th December 2008, 13:18   #17
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was he really intending to enter the river/stream, i guess the slushy wet mud just collapsed under the weight of the vehicle.
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Thats pure over confidence.

I would also say its a bit of stupidity, if I may say so I hope Randeep;s friend is not on this forum

Going offroading alone is perfectly fine, but please get yourself a tow rope, shackles, and a good warn winch. You can have the crappiest tyres, but your winch will be the life saver.

But in this case, even having a winch is useless as the vehicle has submerged bonnet first. This is the same thing that happened to me when I went out along with Dwarak to explore the trail. Though I did not sink in so much. braked well ahead and just engaged reverse when I saw it sucking me in.



Ideally on such water crossings, engage 4WD low, have a brave soul sit on the bonnet with a 6 foot stick and keep poking into the water at different directions as you move forward. The only issue here is everytime you brake to let the guy sitting on your bonnet check the water depth level, you need to de-clutch and water enters your system unless you have wading plugs on. Risky.
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Old 19th December 2008, 13:43   #19
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Well the owner of the Scorp would be the last one to panic. Its just that it was a wrong time to be at the right place. I guess he exited from the back door.

This was a 4WD Scorp. Engine is all well as he turned the engine off when the flash floods came in.
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I think its more of somthing that happened quite suddenly as Randeep has already mentioned flash floods.

He might be crossing the river and suddenly the flash floods! This also seems by the way the mud has engulfed the vehicle and also has filled the gap above the wheels. It must have been terrible experience!
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Old 19th December 2008, 13:59   #20
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Thanks Vinay, it was just pure bad luck.
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Old 19th December 2008, 14:07   #21
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wow ! i havent been visiting tbhp often and its a downpour here in the 4x4 section. this guys situation looks like pure overconfidence to me. randeep, do you have pics of this scorpio in a 'normal' situation ?! the alloys look unique...
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... the alloys look unique...
Off all the things you observed, this one caught your eyes!

Where else will this happen, except at T-BHP!
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Old 19th December 2008, 14:21   #23
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the alloys look unique...
They are meant for soft mud beds, not for normal use.
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Well well thats a bad situation to be in. So can we have the entire story atleast plz.
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They are meant for soft mud beds, not for normal use.
sorry spitfire...didnt quite get that. are you talking about the alloys ?
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Pictures of a Pajero caught on the wrong foot and being helped by 4 legged drive to get out.
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Ahhh big 4 legged beast pushing the 4 wheeled beast-priceless

pajero looks amazing with that snorkel and light force
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Old 4th January 2009, 13:08   #28
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Nice pics,

The bumper job on the Pajero is amazing. Giving it true offroader status.

Cheers !!!!!
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Snap as in picture#2 is truely a scene to remember forever. Just guessing what could be the appropriate caption for that awesome pic!
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