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Old 2nd March 2010, 14:37   #31
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this OTR i feel has stressed the importance of ADR angles, the pictures say so.
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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 !!
Hi Spike,

You sound alarmed, do you have any particular vehicle in mind.

Tini, IIRC even the CJ3B with 29" Tyres had no problems.

This was most aggravated in the CJ500D, as this did not have a Skid-Plate.

Your JEEP & Mhd.Ali's JEEP the problem was the design of the Skid-Plate i.e MM550XD Skid-Plate has too many holes(to save weight/allow flex), rocks were getting wedged in these holes, effectively negating the purpose of the Skid-Plate.

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Old 2nd March 2010, 15:37   #32
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Smile My First Jeeping

Was a short OTR, but then was absolutely purposeful for us newbies.

Thanks to Arka for organizing it and all you guys who had offered us seats in their rides. It was nice to be back at a OTR after a long time(nearly two months for us). We were scared to our wits when Arka wanted us to take the Jeeps. Special thanks to Ali and propeller(karthik) for letting us drive their jeep and also be our first OTR instructors. Wish to learn more and more from you guys and do count us in for any of the upcoming OTR's. I'll cut my blabbering and let the pics do the talking.
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Old 2nd March 2010, 16:22   #35
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@Arka, hmm well said, you guessed it right

OT- Your attire also looks like being custom made for offroad events, i saw you in a similar set up during the Bangalore OTR

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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.
Thank you very much man. I'm flattered.

Most pics are in 24-35mm with some touching 20's and some 40+. Initially I thought telephoto might be the sane choice as I thought with the kit lens I'd be hanging around too close to the "Jeeps" while they are doing there stuff. How wrong I was. I had a quick lens change to the "kit" 18-55mm and we were all set.

Videos will give a whole new spin. Please get them up fast....!!!
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@Arka, hmm well said, you guessed it right

OT- Your attire also looks like being custom made for offroad events, i saw you in a similar set up during the Bangalore OTR.
Hi Spike,

I know, I make Off-Roading Look Good

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Hi Spike,

I know, I make Off-Roading Look Good

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He is in that attire 24/7/365!!!

He does not remove those boots and sunglasses even when he goes to bed!!!

Arka + OTR =
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Old 2nd March 2010, 16:50   #39
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Thats the end of the pics from me. Had a nice time with the whole gang(arka, headers, vinod, petrol_head, venom rider,yzfrj, propeller, neoranjit, 4x4 addict, Ali, BlueThunder and others who came down). Looking forward for the next OTR eagerly.

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He is in that attire 24/7/365!!!

He does not remove those boots and sunglasses even when he goes to bed!!!

Arka + OTR =
Or rather, he does not forget wheelbase and diff ratios even in his sleep

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Thats the end of the pics from me. Had a nice time with the whole gang(arka, headers, vinod, petrol_head, venom rider,yzfrj, propeller, neoranjit, 4x4 addict, Ali, BlueThunder and others who came down). Looking forward for the next OTR eagerly.
Hey Nice pictures Ramesh, Looking forward to see you in the next OTR too!
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Old 3rd March 2010, 13:51   #44
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This took a long time coming... I guess I have a couple of more to upload, will post 'em as soon as I can.


Arka on the first obstacle



Propeller on the first obstacle...
Coming down


And going up


Arka tackling the more technical obstacle #3:


Cheers!
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This took a long time coming... I guess I have a couple of more to upload, will post 'em as soon as I can.
keep em coming Goutham.
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