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Old 22nd February 2009, 22:35   #31
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@vikram: I happened to one H2 and one H3 in the pics. Ho good were these two in the dunes? Also just loved the Ford pickup.
The driver of that H2 is Kashmir Singh, who is in the 'extreme' category. He swears by the H2, everyone else swears at it but he is a bloody good driver.

The H3s were really panting on the way up, I suspect they were the lower specced ones.

The F150 is okay, he did get stuck a few times too but Arshad is a good driver and his wife is equally good at off-roading too.

Vivek (islandman on tbhp) did a damn good job despite being a newbie, I am told. The guys were very impressed by the way he went about his business.

Me, I got stuck twice (the second one was a really stupid mistake - stopped before a drop and my front tires dug in good and proper) and did about half a dozen recoveries. I had a heating issue too, driving for too long up a few slopes on what I thought was 4H, but was 4L. Lost a lot of coolant.

Thats GT's LC and my Tata.

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Thats GT and Vinayak (wheeler)
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Old 22nd February 2009, 22:43   #32
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and a few more pictures by Joz:
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Old 22nd February 2009, 23:07   #33
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and a few more pictures from Joz:

the first one is ofcourse one of our 'Distinguished BHP-ian's Steeroid:
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the first one is ofcourse one of our 'Distinguished BHP-ian's Steeroid:
Ha!

And here's one that is not so 'Distinguished'

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Old 22nd February 2009, 23:27   #35
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Hey Steer:

Who took that pic?

We were all around trying to figure out what was up - didn't bother to take any pic of the 'Defender smoking after the high'

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Who took that pic?
Wheeler. This one is from his Facebook album.

In hindsight it was pretty stupid of me to try and climb that section with the a/c on - not once but twice. The first time we made it to the top, there was this stupid Fortuner coming down the same path despite seeing us push hard at the summit. So we had to reverse, get back to the bottom and climb all over again!
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looks like a organised chaos....more of a free for all drive rather than people following in a more organised manner!

were there any marshals to control the drive?
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Old 23rd February 2009, 00:30   #38
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Its amazing what one can tell from pictures these days - must be the DSLRs.
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@vikram: I happened to one H2 and one H3 in the pics. Ho good were these two in the dunes? Also just loved the Ford pickup.
Dippy, trust me, that H2 is amazing on the dunes. Kashbhai (owner of H2) was driving it over the dunes with the steering in one hand and a paratha roll in the other. I was in the H2 with him when he was doing it. And he suddenly went over a 90 degree drop which had me shocked for a few seconds. It is an amazing vehicle inspite of the 3.7L engine.

The H3 is a different story all together. It was struggling big time. Probably 'cos the driver was a newbie. But still it looked like it lacked power to tackle the big dunes.
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Here are some pictures of Steer's Defender.

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The mean H2

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The youngest driver in the group - all of 13 years.
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And I can safely say that this young chap was as good as (if not better than) a lot of the intermediates. From what I've heard, in the trip prior to this, the kid was recovering a lot of the vehicles stuck in the sand.

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@ Steeroid, Wheeler, GT, Vikram,

Amazing pics guys and seems you are making full use of your 4X4's.
I come to Dubai often so the next time i'm there will surely let you guys know, I'd love to be part of the OTRs.

Cheers !!!!!!!!!
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The 4 th pic of the Defender really suits the character of car.It has that angry looking face on it.
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@Steeroid,

Could you find out and let me know the cost of the rear brake lights and the antina shown in the below pic. Its just a request, as and when you visit the accessories and parts shop just please find out the cost.

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Dippy, trust me, that H2 is amazing on the dunes. Kashbhai (owner of H2) was driving it over the dunes with the steering in one hand and a paratha roll in the other. I was in the H2 with him when he was doing it. And he suddenly went over a 90 degree drop which had me shocked for a few seconds. It is an amazing vehicle inspite of the 3.7L engine.

The H3 is a different story all together. It was struggling big time. Probably 'cos the driver was a newbie. But still it looked like it lacked power to tackle the big dunes.
H2 is powered by 3.7L engine? are you sure?
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3.7 as far as i know is on the H3. H2 is powered by a 6.2-litre, 393 ps V8 engine.
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