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Old 10th June 2009, 10:47   #46
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Hey Gypsy-boy your bro n law, do post more. If am not mistaken, your bro n law was the one with a great kit in hand and was also into nature shooting?
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Guys,
Why is Haryali's pickup wearing grossly wrong shoes? He is regular to offroad, then why highway biased tyres?
Also guys wearing JK brute comment...my impressions of these tyres offroad isnt great. How did MRF wandrer perform? DId you see any difference between the HT tyres on Harg's safari performing inferior to A/T tyres on other vehicles? Also did safari do the water crossing without a tow??

Iam trying to know the real world performance difference between HT and AT tyres.(Maxxis not included). My experience says not much of difference, but HT tyres give you decidedly more life than any AT tyre....comments guys!

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Old 10th June 2009, 10:55   #48
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You were cool on OTR.
Is that because he was serving chilled water all the time?
Ajay, nice to know that you are utilising your gypsy to the MAX.

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Why is Haryali's pickup wearing grossly wrong shoes? He is regular to offroad, then why highway biased tyres?
Hi Vinod,
The reason is he wanted to have NDMS on it which he cannot find one in 15". and the 16" rim doesn't go with it as the PCD doesn't match.

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Also guys wearing JK brute comment...my impressions of these tyres offroad isnt great. How did MRF wandrer perform?
JK brute performs very similar to HT but better then HT as it was 215 and not 235.
There were no MRF wanderer in this OTR.
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Iam trying to know the real world performance difference between HT and AT tyres.(Maxxis not included). My experience says not much of difference, but HT tyres give you decidedly more life than any AT tyre....comments guys!
Vinod, i have the same experience and feeling what you have. HT is more similar to AT in almost all the terrain except the slush. AT is slightly better than HT in slush. HT has more life than AT irrespective of the terrain.

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Also guys wearing JK brute comment...my impressions of these tyres offroad isnt great. How did MRF wandrer perform? DId you see any difference between the HT tyres on Harg's safari performing inferior to A/T tyres on other vehicles? Also did safari do the water crossing without a tow??

Iam trying to know the real world performance difference between HT and AT tyres.(Maxxis not included). My experience says not much of difference, but HT tyres give you decidedly more life than any AT tyre....comments guys!
We didn't see any offroader wearing MRF Wanderer. Talks suggest that they are not great on offroading.

I had HT/Bridgestone on my gypsy. It did perform well on highway as well as offroading. Even it pulled me out of slush in 2007 Coorg OTR without getting struck or winched out.

But ATs are definitely refinement to HT. On highway, very sturdy and helps tread at speed. On off roading, nothing to beat. PS: Now I have Yokohoma Geolander ATS on my gypsy. Performance has improved very much.
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JK brute performs very similar to HT but better then HT as it was 215 and not 235.
There were no MRF wanderer in this OTR.
Oopss! I meant not better than HT.
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Old 10th June 2009, 12:08   #51
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We didn't see any offroader wearing MRF Wanderer. Talks suggest that they are not great on offroading
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Sorry guys mistook wrangler as wandrer

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Overall a good mix of slush which catches one off guard!

What is RT/S ?

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The weather was perfect this sunday for an OTR( atleast till late afternoon) and i was looking forward to this OTR coz its been a while since devarabetta.and the whole thing turned out well, akshay(pajero) and naaraa did have a good time.

@DWARAKA: thanks for organising yet another very good OTR. YOU ROCK!
@viji: sorry we didnt recognise you with your new hairdo,grow it back man, you look like a good boy now.
@SURESH : i think you like trouble ,
@HRISHI : i agree with redliner , you are a big showoff, dont worry we will let you show off the hydraulic bonnet on your "barge" next time.
@iceman: please keep flyin by more often.
@jaggu: thanks,good to see more mods on the OTRs. My friend's name is nitin. he surely is a true enthusiast, he is a quiet a regular at most OTRs
@shanawaz : you and spidey make it look all so easy, are you guys in a relationship? lol you guys look so comfortable with each other.
@swastikviji: next time we want you to do the water crossing with the new engine.

will upload pics from my camera later. sorry guys dint make it to country club , how was it there?

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What is RT/S ?
I guess RT = Rough Terrain?? and S = Speed rating??
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S is definitely not speed rating. Speed rating of tyres is defined differently!
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@viji: sorry we didnt recognise you with your new hairdo,grow it back man, you look like a good boy now.
i have to wait for 6months to gain back the old look.

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@swastikviji: next time we want you to do the water crossing with the new engine.
haha.. i think he is now acquired 'hydrophobia' in him.

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sorry guys dint make it to country club , how was it there?
Ambience was too good! but lot lot of delay in serving and you know we all were starving.
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Great captures Gypsyboy. You were cool on OTR.
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Hey Gypsy-boy your bro n law, do post more. If am not mistaken, your bro n law was the one with a great kit in hand and was also into nature shooting?
yup my bro n law has a great kit, unfortunately he has more shots of nature than us hehe
I'd rather post the link to his pics later.

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Overall a good mix of slush which catches one off guard!

What is RT/S ?
I have Wrangler RT/S - Even i want to know what RT/S stands for
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HRag you bloody show off! I am so on for the next OTR...
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@HRISHI : i agree with redliner , you are a big showoff, dont worry we will let you show off the hydraulic bonnet on your "barge" next time.
I don't understand these off-roaders. First they say SUVs never come to OTRs. When SUVs come to OTRs, the owners are accused of showing off.

I think the lack of A/C causes this kind of thinking
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I don't understand these off-roaders. First they say SUVs never come to OTRs. When SUVs come to OTRs, the owners are accused of showing off.

I think the lack of A/C causes this kind of thinking
Especially when the SUV handles what ever was thrown at it with very little trouble
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I don't understand these off-roaders. First they say SUVs never come to OTRs. When SUVs come to OTRs, the owners are accused of showing off.
I think the lack of A/C causes this kind of thinking
This kind of thinking happens only when a Safari is seen participating in the OTR , People go green with envy and term the owner a show-off. A Safari is always a controversial SUV on this forum Firstly

Hrag- A great show from you and your Beast. Keep it going buddy.
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