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Old 5th October 2009, 11:25   #46
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Then Sidhu gave the idea of having late supper early breakfast at the airport subway I cant begin to tell you guys how nice a cold subway sandwitch feels/tastes on a chilly/windy early morning 3 am next to the highway
Damn you buggers! Couldn't have called me up? I came back home and starved myself to sleep . Only when I read Hrishi's status on Facebook did I realize you guys had gone to Subway. Oh, btw Chicken Teriyaki is one of my favourite faast foods next only to the Zingers from KFC. Yumm.. And yeah, I do know what you mean by how good a chilled Sandwich is at unearthly hours. I experience that almost every Friday night (or early hours of Saturday that is)...

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Rahul, why did you reduce the size/resolution of the off-roading pics?
Benny, its a pain to upload pics in high resolution. And even if I do compress the files, the JPEG compression ruins the quality of the pics. If you need any high res pics, I can mail them to you.
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Old 5th October 2009, 11:28   #47
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1.Stopped for a break and regrouping.
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2.The River bank, Hari taking in the nature.. Sidhu as usual leads in the front..
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3.Some pictures of Rajesh's mm540.
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4.Monish's Xenon after the river crossing.
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5.repairing Dwarak Sir's gypsy which had burnt wire..
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6.And then came the first big hurdle of the trail.. Sidhu crossed it first.. and then rajiv's green gypsy got stuck.
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7.Shanawaz came in next and managed to cross it after quite a few attempts. (Video of this I will post later along with other videos
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8.Shanawaz then manages to pull out Rajiv's gypsy.
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9.Rajesh crossed in his mm540 next.
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10.Then comes along Rehan in his Scorpio with his monster Maaxis Mudzillas..
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More pictures and videos comin up..

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Old 5th October 2009, 11:43   #48
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@samurai, The 410 gypsy seems to be having just enough torque to complete that climb without losing traction.The more powerful tends too over do and lose traction much early.
@maclaren, Great OTR report in a story format.

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5.repairing Dwarak Sir's gypsy which had burnt wire..
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How did that happen? I don't see Siddu anywhere near
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@samurai, The 410 gypsy seems to be having just enough torque to complete that climb without losing traction.The more powerful tends too over do and lose traction much early.
I suspect he used momentum rather than torque, can someone confirm how he did it?
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@samurai, The 410 gypsy seems to be having just enough torque to complete that climb without losing traction.The more powerful tends too over do and lose traction much early.
Yup! I think this is the key! Too much torque also leads to wheel spinning unnecessarily. And I am told, Siddhu's Gypsy is possessed and has accomplished some impossible feats in the past too, which is why he is made the scape goat (read recce car whilst there are more capable off roaders in the group) .

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Thanks, glad you guys liked it. Still lots of pics to go.

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How did that happen? I don't see Siddu anywhere near
No Siddhu was busy running away with phones, trying to loot us by selling (at exorbitant prices) us drinks and snacks to pay for his RS repairs . He found a more lucrative business to make money than conk off a few cars and make money by repairing them, specially when we all were as hungry and thirsty as starving lions.

PS: I think Hrishi & Siddhu must be planning on how to kill me as we speak....

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I suspect he used momentum rather than torque, can someone confirm how he did it?
Samurai,

Siddu was the first one to try that pit (Virgin). Siddu had normal tyres too. He did it with ingenity and momentum. Later tries were difficult because of onslaught. With slippery mud, only momentum came to rescue.
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Sorry dwaraka boss. I couldn't call you back as I was stuck with my meeting till late evening.

What's this all white smoke from your car business Sir?
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Sorry dwaraka boss. I couldn't call you back as I was stuck with my meeting till late evening.

What's this all white smoke from your car business Sir?
Rudra Sen, It's Okay sir. My engine is firing oil. I am giving it for piston ring change this week. Sad I will be missing few OTRs.
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What's this all white smoke from your car business Sir?
Rudro, AFAIK Dwarak sir's gyspy was leaking oil (maybe busted piston rings or a bad head gasket?) into the combustion chamber thus puffing out huge amounts of white smoke. By the end of the day, he must have been running on 2 or at most 3 cylinders with severe missing and heavy backfire. At one point, his tail pipe looked like it was fitted with a flamethrower. I remember seeing a flame about a foot long when we were trailing him on our way back.

I hope he does get his car rectified asap before it leads to further damage on his internals. The scene brought back some memories of my baleno belching out white smoke.

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I am giving it for piston ring change this week. Sad I will be missing few OTRs.
Sir, missing a few OTR's? How long is your engine rebuild going to take? Normally even a MASS does it in about 2-3 days.

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Sir, missing a few OTR's? How long is your engine rebuild going to take? Normally even a MASS does it in about 2-3 days.
mine is isuzu 1800 cc engine. eeto find right mechanic to work on.
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He did it with ingenity and momentum. Later tries were difficult because of onslaught. With slippery mud, only momentum came to rescue.
Thanks for the confirmation Dwaraka. When I heard Spidey struggled where MG410 excelled, I knew they were using different techniques. We had similar situation at the last hill in Sakleshpur OTR where momentum was key, not torque.
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The first vehicle has advantage in slippery, muddy offroads. The others who follow will have more difficult time.
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The first vehicle has advantage in slippery, muddy offroads. The others who follow will have more difficult time.
First vehicle has an advantage in slippery conditions, further no /negligible turbo lag helps in transmitting precise amount of power to the wheels. Excessive wheel spin due to sudden surge of power for given amount of throttle input due to huge Turbo lag makes vehicle loose ground. Too much of uncontrolled power also do not present its case in offroad conditions. Sand dunes is all together a different story where power and speed is every thing. For slow speed manevours Turbo lag is a big No!! Thats why even today N.A engines are preferred by hardcore off road guys worldwide.

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One of the best written OTR logs,...Good Going @mclaran1885
I am convinced that appropriate tyre tread is the holy grail of off-roading !!?
Now if only I can get my hands on that ellusive NDT pattern.
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