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Old 10th June 2009, 16:12   #61
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What is RT/S ?
I remember Arka says its Sand and me saying its Slush.
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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.
i dont have a problem with safaris, i have a problem with the owners esp hrag. lol

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i dont have a problem with safaris, i have a problem with the owners esp hrag. lol
Bob, you sure you have a problem with me? Or is it one of my passengers?
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Bob, you sure you have a problem with me? Or is it one of my passengers?
YOU! definite!positive! i wonder what weighs more , the safari or the owners head?

anyway , lets not go off track here. lets stick to chikkathore.
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YOU! definite!positive! i wonder what weighs more , the safari or the owners head?
Whichever may be heavier, but just think about Safari. It pulls the weighs of safari owner head + its own weight. Wow, What a vehicle
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I'd have thought an OTR report is THE place to go off track!

It is a sad day for off-roading in India when SUV owners' heads are accused of weighing more than their SUVs.
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Let us weigh both in the goods weighing scale you find on the outskirts and put this matter to rest once and for all!

Hrishi, please bring your head and the safari.
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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??
The only H/T tyre on my truck is the spare. The 4 that touch the ground are Yoko Geo A/Ts. Whatever water the Safari crossed was under its own power (with owner / driver headweight providing extra traction).
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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.
AT is better than HT pattern in some tough sections off road. One can power through with a HT tyre, but to go slowly - the Khan way - one needs good tyres and here the AT will make a difference than HT.


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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.
This reaffirms my opinion above

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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
Its obvious that you are one, Now let me do a count as to how many suggest that you are : lol


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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

Hrag- A great show off from you and your Beast. Keep it going buddy.
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I remember Arka says its Sand and me saying its Slush.
No Sir - Lets get it correctly. The Goodyear Wrangler site explains RT/S as a tyre that offers a quite ride:

Goodyear Tires | SUV and Truck Tires



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i dont have a problem with safaris, i have a problem with the owners esp hrag. lol
Well, I could'nt but agree with you on this one!

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The only H/T tyre on my truck is the spare. The 4 that touch the ground are Yoko Geo A/Ts. Whatever water the Safari crossed was under its own power (with owner / driver headweight providing extra traction).
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The goodyear site does not give what RT/S stands for.
Guess we have to make up our own -
Rough Terrain / Sand ?

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Folks,

Safari 4X4 proved to be a true off roaders, especially in new shoes -Yokos. I remember mentioning , it's time TATAs reposition the Safari Ads and capabilities. Hrag, should appreciate your guts and enthu. You seem to enjoy AC as well as OTR in same proportion.

All talks, where are the pictures?
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Hey guys,
Yes the oTR was Awesome, thank you Dwarak!!

Safari, I suddenly have a lot of respect for it

Siddhartha(BOB); stop posting please.!!!
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Folks ,

More pictures of chikkathore OTR courtesy MP Sreenivasan in Armada

Picasa Web Albums - M P - Chikkathore OTR#
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It was a nice OTR -- but would have been more nicer if the number of vehicles were less.

IMHO, atleast 3-4 vehicles didn't deserve to be there and then there are some folks who are not just picking up techniques or tips even after attending so many OTR's.

Also, they seem to be doing nothing to improve the capability of their vehicles and this is something that they need to now think of seriously.

Dwaraka, I think now we need to have few things mandatory and we can have a discussion in one of the long pending jeeper dinner gathering.

On the terrain frint, the slush & muck was good but I was expecting more of it considering the recent rains but it was ok for a Sunday outing.

And, man did the safari perform or what. Awesome
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Lovely way to spend time and enjoy the great outdoors ;-)
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