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Old 9th September 2009, 14:01   #46
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Happy to see so many colourful 4x4 into action.
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Ketla, Indra_slk,

you guys are excellent group of offroaders. Keep the spirit up and running. How did the tucsan do on offroading?
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Hi Dwaraka, from what I saw that day, Indra's Tucson did very well for itself . All what the gypsys did the Tucson did too, no problems.
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you guys are excellent group of offroaders. Keep the spirit up and running. How did the tucsan do on offroading?
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Ketla, Indra_slk,

you guys are excellent group of offroaders. Keep the spirit up and running. How did the tucsan do on offroading?
Tucson kept up with the gypsy's but if the terrain got anymore extreme then the Tucson would not be able to continue. Off road wise gypsy is way better no comparison.
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indra, on the 4th of this month our guys had an OTR, which truned out to be a 24hr ordeal..eer sorry, make that anxiety filled maddness...will let you know all about it pictorally, if you know what I mean. It was unfortunate I was not present . Sigh .
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See in some pics a holed metal plate is used as a track. First time i am seeing this but brilliant idea though.
Could someone enlighten me on the actual use and benefits of this?
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See in some pics a holed metal plate is used as a track. First time i am seeing this but brilliant idea though.
Could someone enlighten me on the actual use and benefits of this?
They are not new design , these type plates have been in use for off roading and military since couple of decades now. they are use in places where the ground can not handle the weight of the vehicle, these are used to distribute the load evenly over an area so the vehicle does not bog down in the soil/sand below.
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Maddy42, as rightly said by Dinar, we use these 'skid' plates as they are called when ever conditions are extremely tough as in the photos , where you can see some of us jumping on vehicles so that the tyres can get a bite for traction in the slush. Also very usefull in sandy terrain where you leverage the plates in front of the tyres if your vehicle gets bogged down. They are a real boon when required, dead weight most of the time not-withstanding..
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indra, on the 4th of this month our guys had an OTR, which truned out to be a 24hr ordeal..eer sorry, make that anxiety filled maddness...will let you know all about it pictorally, if you know what I mean. It was unfortunate I was not present . Sigh .
Ketla2411 i was present for that 4th oct OTR. It was quiet an ordeal as we had two kids and one lady among 28 of us. We ran out of food and water and were totally ill-equiped for the night. It was raining so badly most of the vehicles were skidding with mud filled tyres , this led to delays and darkness hit the jungle ,to add to that our local guides lost the track . But eventualy we all got out safely at 4.00am. Looking back,It was a great adventure !!!!
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where are the pics ketla seth ?
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rally star, why don't you get them from our fellow Trailies so as to post them ? please ? That will be a great favour.
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Arre baba, whats happening with the photos of the last OTR ?
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Ketla2411 i was present for that 4th oct OTR. It was quiet an ordeal as we had two kids and one lady among 28 of us. We ran out of food and water and were totally ill-equiped for the night. It was raining so badly most of the vehicles were skidding with mud filled tyres , this led to delays and darkness hit the jungle ,to add to that our local guides lost the track . But eventualy we all got out safely at 4.00am. Looking back,It was a great adventure !!!!
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hi ketla,

nice snaps. i loved the terrain and the vehicles. Keep going. Cheers!!
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ketla,u gota pretty awsume group of Off Roadders in Goa!! Keep going & the sand shade jeep looks fabulous kudos!! to the owner
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You guys are really blessed with so many gypsies. The terrain is superb. I wish we were there. I hope our team will be able to make a trip to Goa soon. Great going guys. Keep posting the pics as we are off road adicts
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