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Old 20th July 2009, 16:30   #166
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BTW, I had the wonderful opportunity of driving a Jeep with a DI575 tractor diesel engine and 4speed GB with 2 speed transfer case!
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The other day i had an opptunity to drive MDi3200 equipped Cj500d in city with 4 speed GB. This vehicle had Maxxis trepedor tyres and amused me a lot. Was a lot more easy to drive in city , steering was light and engine had lot of torque. Its then i understood why M&M and its customers swears by that engine alike.

Coming to off road, this section looks different. Mahindran's MM540 HT and sanjay davids MM540 XD with sand grips looked good. NDMS 700 16 looked more macho though

Over heating might be an issue for sure. I just changed my radiator to 4 core. Lets see in next recee if it helps!
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Been there, Done that, Now what...

Im this, Im that, Howzzat...

If some wise men can stop being so full of themselves...
We won't have any idiots around us.

Mutual respect is the key. Not oneupmanship.
Our posts must be of quality and not quantity.
Infuse encouragement and motivation
Be positive, be constructive.
Not just this thread. It works well everywhere.

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BUT BEFORE YOU DO THAT, PLEASE SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE EVENT. IF YOU STILL MANAGE A COMEBACK THE NEXT YEAR, MAYBE YOU WILL WANT TO PARTICIPATE.

It's an event. It's happening year after year. There must be something in it
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LOL @ Octaneoverdose: What are you trying to imply? Gather volunteers for the event or more publicity?

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LOL @ Octaneoverdose: What are you trying to imply? Gather volunteers for the event or more publicity?

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Head On. oops, headers, volunteers welcome and camaraderie too
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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
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+1 - To start off with we had to endure through the signature palar sand and sun which was pretty much represented by Arka's satanic smile when he first got a glimpse of the terrain in the morning. If anything, the day was a mild trailor to what the event has in store. With engines overheating and tyres sinking into powder soft sand, you cant overlook the question - Is is harder on the man or the machine?

The quarrying has definitely brought about a certain degree of challenge besides what is already existent. This would definitely be a boon for the organizers but a bane for the participants. All in all a tough session but knowing the standards that the event has set, it was only a teaser.

Guess what really makes the event this tough is the level of endurance required by both man and machine to survive through the day. Makes me wonder how much tougher is it gonna get this year.

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Default Recce#2 19-07-09 Part 2

Hi Guys,

Everyday the participants are expected to drive 10-15kms on the river bed and cover 10-15 Special Stages.

This event is about team work and individual vehicle preparation and late night partying.

Regards,

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Are those retreaded tyres on Arka's 550?
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Hi Arka,

Your jeep seems to be in a high state of rework! Looking forward to updates on your thread. I should be in Chennai this weekend.

Will try and get in touch with you.
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@Nitrous - They are MR -Land Grips

Fitted the snorkel, Will be changing the radiator today, seat belts, change all the seats .
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This picture summurises the palar-

1. severe heat
2. over heating engines
3. sandy terrain
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Arka those are some nice OTR pics.

You guys are having some good practice to make sure the TN vehicles take the major haul of the trophies eh?

Impressive recover pics as well.
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Hey, can I please get a close-up photo of the front mounted hi-Jack lift on that cream color Jeep? I want to setup a permanent place for my hi-jack lift.
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Hey, can I please get a close-up photo of the front mounted hi-Jack lift on that cream color Jeep? I want to setup a permanent place for my hi-jack lift.
Thats Sanjay David's MM540 with a sexy 2.5 N A Diesel engine with an oil cooler!

BTW, arent you in for the tpc09? You could see it in person as well as chat with him!
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What's that on the back of the same jeep above the spare wheel?
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Hey, can I please get a close-up photo of the front mounted hi-Jack lift on that cream color Jeep? I want to setup a permanent place for my hi-jack lift.

Hi Samurai,

Personally I don't like the placement of the Hi-Lift jack in Sanjay's Jeep. The reason is

1. You may damage the area while taking out and fixing Hi-Lift jack in an emergency situation. Since it is placed horizontal position you need to drag it from either direction.

2. They are heavy and handling it above 4ft height impractical and again this will add up the damages to the area it is fixed

My Suggestions:

As I've also got a Hi-Lift jack (48" all cast), I would like to find a permanent place on my Classic. Now we both stand on SWB Jeep category, I don't know what size is your Hi-Lift jack. Even the 4ft or 48" Hi-lift jack don't have space inside our body tub.

I always think that we need to retrofit an additional plate(platform) to hold the high lift above the rear bumper right hand side without touching the tail lamps. There could be one more holder setup with lockable hinges to protect the Hi-Lift jack getting stolen or unauthorized removal.

Since this will enable the hi-lift jack to stay vertical position and only maximum of 2ft above the ground level, the handling of the hi-lift jack become easy in an emergency.

I think similar setup has been done with SwasticViji MM540.

Since the recovery stuffs are going to be used in emergency situation, access to those tools should not have any hindrance. Ask yourself "Looks or Purpose"

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