Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > 4x4 & Off-Roading > 4x4 Excursions


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 7th July 2009, 12:15   #151
Distinguished - BHPian
 
sudev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 3,435
Thanked: 1,914 Times
Default

My travels do not take me to that part of country - yet! It is a nice thought. So the next recce is on 19-07-09.
Pictures look so innocuous.
sudev is offline  
Old 7th July 2009, 13:27   #152
Senior - BHPian
 
headers's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Greater Chennai
Posts: 4,548
Thanked: 424 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai View Post
I am a little puzzled, if the Palar river bed is so dry in monsoon, when is it full?
I have never seen water in Palar..even in Karnataka where it originates..

Quote:
Originally Posted by srishiva View Post
Dont they get more rain during North East Monsoon? Plus, there has been no flow from upper catchment areas due to Monsoon halting its progress. It takes birth in Nandi Hills!
We get Rains ??

Quote:
Originally Posted by sudev View Post
My travels do not take me to that part of country - yet! It is a nice thought. So the next recce is on 19-07-09.
Pictures look so innocuous.
So hope to see you on the next recce then
headers is offline  
Old 10th July 2009, 11:51   #153
Senior - BHPian
 
ex670c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chennai
Posts: 2,454
Thanked: 1,789 Times
Default Recovery Gear

Hi Guys,

All participants are requested to carry the following recovery Gear.

1) 5-10mts Tow Rope (ISWR 10mm with Eyelets/Hooks or Poly-propylene Gar-fil 12mm)

2) Ground Mat - 4'x4'/6'x6' Canvas/Vinyl Sheets to be used as cable damper.

3) Heavy - Leather Gloves to handle Integrated Steel Wire Rope & other recovery equipment.

Regards,

Arka
ex670c is offline  
Old 10th July 2009, 13:39   #154
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Madurai
Posts: 1,007
Thanked: 643 Times
Default

Looking forward to the event. Should I remove the thermostat to be on the safe side?
Also would the fitment of a snorkel be a definite advantage?
jyobeb is offline  
Old 12th July 2009, 10:28   #155
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Madurai
Posts: 1,007
Thanked: 643 Times
Default

Hello, anybody there?
Arka, I will need to buy D shackles and tow rope. What are the specs for the D shackles?
jyobeb is offline  
Old 13th July 2009, 10:14   #156
Senior - BHPian
 
ex670c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chennai
Posts: 2,454
Thanked: 1,789 Times
Default Snorkel aka Raised Air Intake

Quote:
Originally Posted by jyobeb View Post
Looking forward to the event. Should I remove the thermostat to be on the safe side?
Also would the fitment of a snorkel be a definite advantage?
Hi Beboy,

I was busy with my JEEP, in fact got the snorkel fitted, and changed the exhaust pipes.

The Snorkel has obvious advantages.

1) Draws air from higher up = Less Dusty

2) Draws air from outside the bonnet = Cooler Air.

3) improves air filter and engine life.

4) definite advantage while water crossing.

Regards,

Arka

PS - Will the recovery hardware details are on the website
ex670c is offline  
Old 13th July 2009, 15:15   #157
Senior - BHPian
 
ex670c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chennai
Posts: 2,454
Thanked: 1,789 Times
Default Registration & Confirmations

Hi Guys,

The last date for registering for TPC 09 is 10 Aug. However, there have been a lot of enquiries so we suggest that you register as early as possible to avoid being disappointed.

Please find below the links to register for The Palar Challenge 2009.

Participants register here:
REGISTRATION FORM FOR PARTICIPANTS - THE PALAR CHALLENGE 2009


Volunteers register here:
REGISTRATION FORM FOR VOLUNTEERS - THE PALAR CHALLENGE 2009

These links are also available on the TPC website.
HOME
ex670c is offline  
Old 14th July 2009, 23:09   #158
Senior - BHPian
 
trammway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chennai, India
Posts: 1,122
Thanked: 210 Times
Default

The brand new or old D shackles are available in Chennai for any tonnage around Rs.150 - 300

The full sized good leather glows for Rs. 75 and Rs. 50 per pair are also available in chennai. I got the stuffs for Rs. 1300 worth last week for My CJ3B and Classic recovery kits. Here are the pics

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-image0001.jpg

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-image007.jpg

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-image006.jpg

If many of you are travelling to chennai for TPC and wanted make a bulk purchase do let me know, I can help you guys.
trammway is offline  
Old 15th July 2009, 08:07   #159
Senior - BHPian
 
trammway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chennai, India
Posts: 1,122
Thanked: 210 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jyobeb View Post
Hello, anybody there?
I will need to buy D shackles and tow rope. What are the specs for the D shackles?
Basically you need minimum of 10ft or 3 meter length tow wire robe. They are available at chennai on the 2nd hand market for around Rs.400 onwards with ear filing

You have an option to buy nylon straps(2/4/5/6 tonne) to replace the wire robes, they are easy to handle but priced at around Rs.2000 onwards, same with broad pattern could be used as Tree trunk protector.

D shackles of around 3 and half tonnage straight pull capacity should save you and you can estimate Rs.275 for new and Rs.180 for 2nd hand D Shackle.

When you buy 2 D shackles, you also buy at least one slip hook(Rs. 380 for a 3tonne slip hook as shown in my previous post picture)

Last edited by trammway : 15th July 2009 at 08:22.
trammway is offline  
Old 15th July 2009, 09:24   #160
Team-BHP Support
 
khan_sultan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 4,631
Thanked: 2,947 Times
Default

I will be travelling and will be out of country during the week ending 15th August, so that means all my off-roading plans for that weekend are gone. This means that I am out of the TPC 2009 unless there is a change of travel plan :-(.
khan_sultan is offline  
Old 15th July 2009, 21:08   #161
Senior - BHPian
 
Blue Thunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Right here .
Posts: 1,630
Thanked: 328 Times
Post

Let's see if I can make it to this year's TPC, at least as a spectator.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai View Post
I am a little puzzled, if the Palar river bed is so dry in monsoon, when is it full?
As Arka has already mentioned, the Palar river is subterranean : so , even during the monsoons, it will not be seen in full flow.

Quote:
Originally Posted by srishiva View Post
Dont they get more rain during North East Monsoon? ...
quite true...the monsoon season in TN is Nov-Dec (though the source areas of the Palar receive rain during July-Sep)

Last edited by Blue Thunder : 15th July 2009 at 21:10.
Blue Thunder is offline  
Old 16th July 2009, 13:20   #162
BHPian
 
siddartha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: bangalore
Posts: 671
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

any bangalore boys planning to do tpc , pls lemme know so that we can work things out.
siddartha is offline  
Old 16th July 2009, 21:02   #163
Senior - BHPian
 
headers's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Greater Chennai
Posts: 4,548
Thanked: 424 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by siddartha View Post
any bangalore boys planning to do tpc , pls lemme know so that we can work things out.
Well, I thought Dwaraka and Gypsy-boy were keen apart from "The Mud Slinger"

Last year, Mrs & Mr. MP Sreenivasan in an Armada and Sharief & Kumaresh in a classic participated!

Maybe they belong to JT - am not sure!
headers is offline  
Old 20th July 2009, 15:12   #164
Senior - BHPian
 
ex670c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chennai
Posts: 2,454
Thanked: 1,789 Times
Default Recce#2 19-07-09

Hi Guys,

We did the second recce for TPC2009, this Sunday.

The systematic sand quarrying has created lots of exciting sand obstacles and mud holes .

Regards,

Arka
Attached Thumbnails
INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0486.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0487.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0489.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0490.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0493.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0498.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0500.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0501.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0502.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0503.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0507.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0509.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0512.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0518.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0520.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0522.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0523.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0524.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0525.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0529.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0530.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0532.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0533.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0534.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0536.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0537.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0538.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0540.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0547.nef.jpg  

INDIA's Toughest 4WD off-Road Competition - TPC2009-dsc_0554.nef.jpg  

ex670c is offline  
Old 20th July 2009, 16:12   #165
Senior - BHPian
 
headers's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Greater Chennai
Posts: 4,548
Thanked: 424 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ex670c View Post
The systematic sand quarrying has created lots of exciting sand obstacles and mud holes .
I beg to differ sir - The unauthorised sand quarrying has created lots of potential problems for the participants.

The sun added to the misery and we had a tough time. The sand was oh so soft at some places that all vehicles refused to move

BTW, I had the wonderful opportunity of driving a Jeep with a DI575 tractor diesel engine and 4speed GB with 2 speed transfer case!
headers is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Palar Challenge, 2014 - India's Toughest Offroad Competition ex670c 4x4 Excursions 12 20th August 2014 16:17
OTR & Paragliding: Palakkad Off-Road Adventure's "Off-Road Extreme 2013" JeepCaptain 4x4 Excursions 7 2nd March 2013 12:45
TPC2012 - INDIA's Toughest Off-Road Competition ex670c 4x4 Excursions 53 17th October 2012 03:30
TPC2011 - India's Toughest Off-Road Competition ex670c 4x4 Excursions 70 16th August 2011 12:07
TPC10 - India's Toughest 4x4 Off-Road Competition ex670c 4x4 Excursions 400 17th August 2010 15:46


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:31.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks