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Old 1st March 2010, 11:06   #16
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Good pics yzfrj, looks like lotsa fun. how did the gypsy's fare ? can't see a short sweet white one around ??
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can't see a short sweet white one around ??
The Short Sweet white one went underground
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Old 1st March 2010, 14:13   #18
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Chennai offroaders, Terrain looks inviting and fun.

Good photo depiction.
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Nice report and pics! You guys have got some great offroad machines and locations.

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Old 1st March 2010, 17:35   #20
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4x4addict's JEEP was a Real Performer, on the road and OTR.
Arka
This is by a long margin the most comfortable Jeep I've been in.

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Good pics yzfrj, looks like lotsa fun. how did the gypsy's fare ? can't see a short sweet white one around ??
Thank you man.

Pictures say a 1000 words but, not in this case. The sheer madness, the brutal terrain and how easily the Jeeps do it. The loads of torque tearing up the ground sending stones and dust everywhere. The scrapes in the under-body/skid plates. After all this madness you just drive away as if nothing happened. You have to be there to really "experience" it.

So here is the rest of the stuff.

I hope this will give some kind of "perspective". See the angle these things are able to climb
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4x4addict's machine doing its stuff, see the left front (wrt driver) in the air.
The thing is doing maybe 5 km/hr. Sheer madness. Headers in frame giving the thumbs up.
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Vinod "cooling" off
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Arka's Jeep, Vijay driving. This machine makes it look all very easy.
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Vinod going "into the unknown"
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Vinod : Stone eh ? Arka giving I told you not to do it look.
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If you can't go over the thing, go around it.
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Ooook, I had enough.
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Jeep saying "I make this look good."
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Ram's Bro, gunning it. Here the mantra is "keep it slow" gunning it is a beginner thing. Slow and steady and the entire thing has to have a flow.

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Vinod : All right... I had enough
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Ram: See this, ain't I smooth
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Well not quiet, I guess
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Gypsy came
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Got up there
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And went
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The 2'nd obstacle.
Man you have to be on all 4's to climb this.
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This is just after the climb as you will see later on there is enough space to turn around, after that its the deep water hole. Looks like a crater if you ask me.
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Vinod gunning it. He has the first go and literally paved the way for the rest, getting rid of all the loose soil and rocks.
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Ali's Jeep the quietest of the lot.
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YZFrj,

I appoint you as our official photographer of Chennai OTR's!

You have tried your best to do justice to the terrain and your pics are closer to reality.
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Old 1st March 2010, 18:01   #22
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YZFrj,
I appoint you as our official photographer of Chennai OTR's!

You have tried your best to do justice to the terrain and your pics are closer to reality.
Thanks man and you can be my "official" driver too

PS: Some more pics are there. I'll get them posted after I get some "work" done here at office.
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Old 1st March 2010, 20:33   #23
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More pics.

These things do get stuck.
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How exactly it got stuck
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The "rocking" motion to the rescue.
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On the way back down
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Stuck again
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Rocking gang again.
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Un-stuck and down we go
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Another one to show the "bigger" picture
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Arka making sure if it 2 "low"
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Stop...!
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I think I had enough
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Arka in the "turn around" point
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Turning around
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Going down
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A view from the "top"
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Vinod into the "pit"
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On the way down after a bit of "rocking"
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Between a rock and an "incline"
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Reverse gear
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Around we go then.
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4x4addict up
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4x4addict up down
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Another "stuck" case.
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Taking a breather and some wise "Jeeper" jokes in between . Vinod (near the Jeep), headers (in the jeep), arka, 4x4addict (red T)
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Packing up for the day
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I've got more pics, but to tell you the truth all looks more or less same. So I'm not gonna upload them. If anyone needs any of the pics of their rides please pm me I'll mail them to you.

Its been a really nice experience. Looking forward for the next one and a brave volunteer who'd "loan" me a Jeep , you know to have a go.
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Thumbs up Excellent pics/captions !!!

Excellent pics, yzfrj, and nice captions too !

Just curious...what focal length were you mostly shooting with? Most of the pics have come out quite realistic : usually, the offroading pics make the terrain look much simpler than it actually is, but you have managed to capture the terrain with all its reality in most of the pics.

Hopefully I will be able to upload the couple of videos that I have taken, over the week-end.

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this OTR i feel has stressed the importance of ADR angles, the pictures say so.
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this OTR i feel has stressed the importance of ADR angles, the pictures say so.
Whats that? You mean to say brake over angle? or some thing to do with accelerated durability tests?
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Whats that? You mean to say brake over angle? or some thing to do with accelerated durability tests?
@Vinod where does Accelerated durability test (ADT) come here from?
ADR as you guessed is Approach,Departure and Rampover angles

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this OTR i feel has stressed the importance of ADR angles, the pictures say so.
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Whats that? You mean to say brake over angle? or some thing to do with accelerated durability tests?
Maybe Spike just wanted to curse us for him not being able to be there


My friend Google tells me its a typo..
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Approach and Departure is fine for the MM540. The rampover is a pain due the silly gearbox cross member that hangs down. Every jeep except Arka's due to his 31" inch tires got stuck on the hump !!
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Every jeep except Arka's due to his 31" inch tires got stuck on the hump !!
You know something Tini, Arka selects the terrain to suit his jeep, does he NOT
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