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Old 23rd March 2010, 12:57   #76
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I know there are a lot of people who are gurkha skeptics and haters in this forum which includes me, dont forget i was the first gurkha owner who actually criticized the vehicle and the poor service! That said the above video was not really representative of what happened on the excursion, that was the only time it got stuck and we where just entering!!

So for being fair for the sake fairness!!! Lets not be like news channels and show only the bad part to reinforce stereo types and for sake of sensationalism!
MOnsterbhp,

I thought Gurkha really did well. But for its approach angle severely limited by that bull bar i could see that Gurkha had superb ramp over angle which is unmatched! Approach and departure angles jeeps still rule.
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I know there are a lot of people who are gurkha skeptics and haters in this forum which includes me, dont forget i was the first gurkha owner who actually criticized the vehicle and the poor service! That said the above video was not really representative of what happened on the excursion, that was the only time it got stuck and we where just entering!!

So for being fair for the sake fairness!!! Lets not be like news channels and show only the bad part to reinforce stereo types and sell sensationalism!
Hi Monster,

You surely revved the daylights out of that engine.

Getting stuck in the obstacles in no big deal, but getting the Mechanical Systems stuck must be looked into.

Having said that, it was nice having you over for the OTR, and hope you join us regularly.

The Ramp-Over-Angle of the 2400mm WB Gurkha(SWB) is better than the 91"-95" MWB JEEPs (CJ500D & MM540)

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I spy a continental cross contact tyred Jeep. So there are jeepers too who like that tire. Whose jeep is it anyways?
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@tsk : Yup those are Continental Tires. And the jeep belongs to Md. Ali. Arka & others can probably comment on its performance.
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MOnsterbhp,

I thought Gurkha really did well. But for its approach angle severely limited by that bull bar i could see that Gurkha had superb ramp over angle which is unmatched! Approach and departure angles jeeps still rule.
The bull bars are just eye candy rather than anything practical may be next time i will remove the bull bars before i off-road!

As for the jeeps ruling, do you think i am going to argue against the jeep in a jeep club thats calls itself "jeep thrills"! That would be like talking against mayawathi in UP...suicide! lol. That said the jeeps arent all that bad!!

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Hi Monster,

You surely revved the daylights out of that engine.

Getting stuck in the obstacles in no big deal, but getting the Mechanical Systems stuck must be looked into.

Having said that, it was nice having you over for the OTR, and hope you join us regularly.

The Ramp-Over-Angle of the 2400mm WB Gurkha(SWB) is better than the 91"-95" MWB JEEPs (CJ500D & MM540)

Regards,

Arka
Hi ex670c,

Ya i was not conscious about reeving my engine till someone pointed that mistake out! I was just lazy to shift gears i guess!

I think your 1 ton beats everything out there! good buy.

Just add me in your SMS group and give me a message where the next OTR is and i will be there, Thanks for inviting me over Araka i had a good time and i appreciate your kindness!

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The bull bars are just eye candy rather than anything practical may be next time i will remove the bull bars before i off-road!
I think your 1 ton beats everything out there! good buy.

Just add me in your SMS group and give me a message where the next OTR is and i will be there.
Hi Monster,

Please keep the Bull-Bars on they have actually saved your bumper from far serious damage.

I think Approach angle is compromised because your front is tipping down, please consult with the Gurkha experts on what is the reason and how to correct it.

Did you stiffen your rear suspension?

Thanks and will keep you posted about the future OTRs.

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Hi Monster,

Please keep the Bull-Bars on they have actually saved your bumper from far serious damage.

I think Approach angle is compromised because your front is tipping down, please consult with the Gurkha experts on what is the reason and how to correct it.

Did you stiffen your rear suspension?

Thanks and will keep you posted about the future OTRs.

Regards,

Arka

I wasnt thinking of removing them permanently just want to remove it on every OTR but as you said it did save the bumper so i will leave it on till i figure out a way round that.

The suspensions are factory fitted i did not do any alterations on it, they just gave the same suspension from the Trax cruiser which was meant to carry 10 people and has no practical use for me. I was planning to remove some leaves to soften the ride and reduce the rear height!
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Unfortunately my camera batteries died before it could capture more of the other action happening.

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After a while Doc got real comfortable with the pits that he started doing all the obstacles in reverse. Soon to be followed by others. Meanwhile BlueThunder could not control his urge to jump into the claypits and bought his Alto into the pits amongst the other monsters that were jumping in and out of the pits. And now Vikram wanted to check out his Storm's capability. And off it went into the pits and coming out of the pits without any damage to its body. So its was put again in the pit to check if it could climb out of the pit without the use of accelerator and would you believe it did come out.

Now we had refreshments served at the pits itself, thanks to Major Roy of
AZ. And in a while we went back to camp for a sumptuous meal. We had to start a bit early as MileCruncher had to catch his bus to Hyderabad. On the whole it was a nice OTR ( except for the Scorching Sun of course ), thanks to Arka and others who made it happen again this time. It was good meeting all the guys back, special thanks to Md.Ali, Karthik(propeller) and Arka for letting us drive their Jeeps and Bala(fiery_enzyme) for giving me some lessons on the Basics and also to Vikram(headers) for taking us along with him. Looking forward to meet you guys soon.

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Will post some of the Videos I have tomorrow.

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Excellent coverage, you guys had tons of fun i guess. Do keep updating please!!
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Congratulations Arka and team Jeep Thrills ..all the Best wishes for coming years...

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Hello Team Bhpians,

JEEPTHRILLS thanks all the members who have brought the group into its 5th Year.

We are going to complete on 3rd March 2010;

1825 Days of EATING, SLEEPING & JEEPING.

We welcome you to the 5th Anniversary Celebrations.

The Itinerary

20th March 2010

1000-1300 - Garage Session - Chassis/Engine/Gearbox/T-Case/PTO/Differential/LSD vs Locker
1300-1430 - Lunch (at cost)
1430-1730 – Drive To Adventure Zone (Night Stay+Dinner+Breakfast+Lunch+Snacks = Rs1000 per head)
1730-2100- Fuel Systems/Carburettors/MPFI/FIP/Di vs IDI/CRDI
2100 – Dinner

21th March 2010

0800-1230 – OTR Clay Pits
1330-1430 - Lunch
1430-1700 - Rapelling & Rock Climbing
1730 - Drive back to Chennai

For further details
Maj SR Roy – adventure1@dataone.in
Arka – arka@jeepthrills.in

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