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Old 12th February 2009, 11:43   #106
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That's what happens when people unfamiliar with offroading do the reporting on TV or newspaper. We didn't have a single vehicle there which had diff locks, how that heck did that guy lock the differential.

His words can't be applied even to the Jeep Thrills event that took place next day, eventhough it was 10 times or more tougher than MGE terrain.
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Old 12th February 2009, 12:00   #107
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At the cost of slating some of my fraternity, one has to take it with a pinch of salt, we also have to earn our butter isnt it.
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Old 12th February 2009, 12:14   #108
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we also have to earn our butter isnt it.
I found Vikram Gour
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Old 12th February 2009, 13:40   #109
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The design of Fiat Hummer Concept Oltre is very similar or probably same as IVECO.
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Fiat has a stake in IVECO IIRC..

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I don't know if I should laugh, or feel sad or pity that guy or search for him and send an evening with him...
You mean SPEND an evening with him!!

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The CJ340 steering was in 4 O' clock position while straight when we started, and finished in 6 O' clock while straight by the end of the day.
Is this what you meant Sharat?

Well, please get your suspension, kingpin and steering box checked. That should not happen in well kept Jeeps.

I'd like Mr. Dhabar Behram's view on the above if possible.
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It should definitely not happen...steering issues to be checked. I have been having these issues for ages now, and its very annoying.
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Thanks Vikram - Technical explanation - the cumulative tolerance band on all steering related parts has deviated from it's centre line. Understandable explanation - part positions have shifted relative to each other, the most common being that the steering box has become loose on the chassis. Design of experiments can be conducted as follows - if after realigning and retightening the steering gear box if things get back to normal, then replace fasteners to retain torque, if things do not get back to normal, look for increased steering gearbox free play and slackness in the steering connecting rod, adjust as required. Look for outer steering column cracked at the bottom end. In worst case which happens mainly in accidented and abused vehicles, chassis crab can also set in (vehicle loloking like a parallelogram instead of a rectangle as seen from the top).

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It is probably a bent tie rod. The Mahindra tie rods cannot take the load zero (or negative) offset aftermarket wheels exert on them and bend easily. I bent the tie rod on my 540 with 235/75R15 tyres on 15x7 wheels twice. I am reinforcing the tire rods on my new jeep...or are all jeeps to be called jugaars now?

If the tie rod is bent, you will have to reset the toe and recenter the steering, until it is bent again...
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This has to be the biggest joke of the century. In fact I was thinking of putting it in the 'official joke thread'.


Some guy has posted a report on the munnar MGE here:

Buy New Cars, Used Cars, Auto News and Reviews India - Zigwheels.com

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Hey guys, all those who went to Munnar, did we do the right one or was there something else there ????

Oh man. I don't know if I should laugh, or feel sad or pity that guy or search for him and send an evening with him...
Today morning i read in the newspaper I started to laugh.
Good joke by Vikram Gour.
next time we will invite him to OTR. I am attaching the article.
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I found Vikram Gour
What do you mean? I guess this is the guy: Blogger: User Profile: Vikram Gour

His creativity and writing style can't be faulted. The only risk I see is that some uninitiated readers may actually sign up for the next one with lots of expectations.

When you think about it, the Coorg MGE was not that bad. If 2WD vehicles were not involved, it would have been a pretty good event.
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I think he is the guy who tested mahindra Axe for Car magazine if iam not wrong!
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Thanks to Shakir, now I have two more short videos of my Jeep.



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I look down and I see that one of our marshals has installed an air intake on himself. I don't recall his name, somebody remind me please.
Well, I know him by the name Sathish George, he had posted some snaps in Orkut... orkut -
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Well, I know him by the name Sathish George, he had posted some snaps in Orkut... orkut -
Ah! He is the guy who lit the fire in all of us by posting the initial recce shots. Can't believe I forgot his name.
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