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Old 5th May 2009, 10:20   #16
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Wow! Those are some excellent pictures. I see that off-roading has become regular these days. Lovely Jeeps! Btw, is that a modified MM540?
Regular? Wrong word dude. You just can't get enough of it. It's extremely addictive.
@Dippy: That was a pond that had dried and the only thing remaining there was mud. We did get stuck, which resulted in me stepping out in the mud ONCE AGAIN. Luckily this time it wasn't so bad, so, I didn't have to discard my shoes after the OTR. Didn't have to push the Jeep out. It managed to free itself after some effort.
Allan's effort at crossing the water was the funniest part of this OTR. Instead of taking the route GTO had taken, he decided to enter the water where he thought it would be best. The first few feet was easy and then suddenly the 550 had its nose in the water, pointing downwards at some crazy angle. Reversed hard with his heart in his mouth. Poor Shane must have been scared out of his wits.
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Hey XP, the 550's a right monster
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Old 5th May 2009, 11:48   #18
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Allan, GTO,

Please tell me where this location is, Mhape is enroute to my office. Since yeoor is not happening now, this seems to be a good location.
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Small observation guys, look at the damper on the steering linkages on these two setups. The one in the pic belongs to Arka. I think this is the right set up. On SPOA MM550, this is placed differently. Is this right? What could be the effects?
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Old 5th May 2009, 14:34   #20
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Some pics from my side:

Allan gotta keep the 550 this way itself. The current look is unbelievably purposeful
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Subaru did very well on this backyard OTR. The limited slip saw it breeze through climbs that were low on grip
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Looking for a spot. Note kids holding on & eager to see how obstacles were tackled
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Strangely, the car in this pic reminds me of a snake! Anyone agree?
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What a pic! Notice the Subaru through the ground clearance
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Searching for a tough spot
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Still searching.....
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Mindboggling articulation on this spot
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Felt like I was auditioning for the movie "Janbaaz"! The joy of wind-in-your-face motoring is unparalleled (until the summer sun hits you, that is)
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BTW how did GTO's Jeep come out of that Masive Mud.
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how much time did it take to get out of the mud?
Took about 10 minutes of back & forth to get out. Luckily, it wasn't the ultra soft type and whatever path was made, stayed that way.

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Folks, why is so much dust being kicked in these pics?
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Revving for drama

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Nice shots xtreme_power.. doesn't seems to be too hot, what time did you all go?
It was pretty hot. I put the doors & air-con on after 2 hours in the open.

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Some of extremepowers monster MM550 - just check the suspension articulation on this one!
It's funny how the li'l boy barely comes up to the level of the Jeep's hood!

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Allan, GTO,

Please tell me where this location is, Mhape is enroute to my office. Since yeoor is not happening now, this seems to be a good location.
Is it? Damn, We did think of calling you, but then figured that you lived too far away to come down for a 2 - 3 hour OTR.

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My GAWD I have to go on one of these OTRs one day soon (as a passenger!).

That MM550 looks like it's WALKING down the rocks, one wheel at a time!! Beautiful!

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Took about 10 minutes of back & forth to get out. Luckily, it wasn't the ultra soft type and whatever path was made, stayed that way.
So you got out unassisted? Good on you!
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Is it? Damn, We did think of calling you, but then figured that you lived too far away to come down for a 2 - 3 hour OTR.
GTO, he was quiet close that day. Sabreesh had come to Thane for our event.
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Is it? Damn, We did think of calling you, but then figured that you lived too far away to come down for a 2 - 3 hour OTR.
Mhape is 20 - 25 minutes drive from my residence It would be a 30 minutes drive for Thane JEEPers.
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Strangely, the car in this pic reminds me of a snake! Anyone agree?
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You're right! Never thought of it that way! I always thought of her as a lissome feline! Make that lissome SNAKE now!
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Dear GTO, Allan & Drifter,
Superb pictures. Thank you very much for sharing it with all of us.
@Allan: 550 looks fabulous. I somehow love this WIP look
@GTO: Just inquisitive, so this question. This picture shows the articulation of a stock 550. If you compare this against Allan's SPOA setup, do you see a difference in terms of articulation as well or has it just increased the GC? I see an ocean of difference in Khan's Gypsy and was wondering if it would make a huge difference on a 550 as well.
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Mhape is 20 - 25 minutes drive from my residence It would be a 30 minutes drive for Thane JEEPers.
Will keep this in mind for the next OTR

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You're right! Never thought of it that way! I always thought of her as a lissome feline! Make that lissome SNAKE now!
Nope, I don't mean otherwise. Only in that particular pic, she looks like a snake hiding in the bushes.

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@GTO: Just inquisitive, so this question. This picture shows the articulation of a stock 550.
Well lubricated Jeeps have awesome articulation in stock form too. I have a similar visual of my Classic, but it's on video. Will try posting a capture. How does a stock compare to Allan's SPoA job? Don't know yet, this OTR was very simple and didn't really have any tough spots.

But yes, the ground clearance alone is a huge advantage.
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I just realised this morning that my Jeep's LHS rear plastic wheel arch was claimed by mother nature on this OTR. Compare the Jeep in the initial pictures to the one in the muck, I lost the plastic arch somewhere in between!
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@ Allan - Look at that the jeep looks killer without the B pillar dude.
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Looks like sheer Jeep thrills.
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