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Old 14th January 2011, 20:00   #61
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Question Re: Hosur - offroading trails and recees'

I will try and make it more clear:-

This is what Jaggu is saying:-

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This is what Santosh is saying:-

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Am I right?

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Old 14th January 2011, 20:38   #62
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Spike - great representation, i vividly remember the ditch diagram. I tried to apply it; as for the 1st one, I agree and oppose any form of sideways climb...

Edit, also remember when (if at all) need to do sideways and feel the jeep tipping over slightly, turn the wheel down the slope as opposed to climb the slope... thx for this pic too.

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Old 14th January 2011, 22:36   #63
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Originally Posted by svsantosh View Post
Oyeee what are you all doing on top of my Jeep .
Just Joking
Superb Folks love the pictures of my Jeep in the Wild where it belongs.
My legs are itching to get there NOW.
Excellent trail, pics & driving

Thanks for showing what my Jeep can do Santosh.
I Owe u a big treat * X times (fill the X) for all that's been done to get my Jeep fit to go places & taking it there too.

Spike - Thanks for the Lessons - The pictorial depiction along with the description makes it very interesting to read & easy to understand.
Am sure the whole book / web source can help a lot of newbies like me.
Can you please share the source.

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Default Re: Hosur - offroading trails and recees'

Great pics SV. Never done offroading but i usually use the slant approach to clear speed breakers
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Old 18th June 2011, 10:21   #65
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long time since we found a good trail to update...
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Hi Santosh,
Did you get to find out the depth of the quarry? usually abandoned quarries have very deep excavations, I do remember a post maybe chennai where a jeep was drowned in a quarry site.
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Old 18th June 2011, 19:14   #67
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The water parts were deep enough to make me avoid trying it out, also the life within it was so beautiful that we did not want to kill any plants/fishes...
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Old 30th July 2011, 19:16   #68
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Me and Bhaskar (Isuzu Trooper) had a great time in recee'ng for a new trail near hosur. It was from a active quarry thru a forest and atop a huge single rock, rock is around 1SqKm in area, has a superb view from top.

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The rock hill is seen in this pic...

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Old 30th July 2011, 19:22   #69
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What ensured was totally unplanned. Find a way (what a recee is for), thru bushes/shrubs/thorn plants nearly 6 feet in height. So thick that even 1 low would leave tyres spinning in same position and jeep just wouldnt move. Had to bulldoze our way thru and make a new way.

Base of the hill posed the 1st challenge sorry no pics (of this and above too). It was a technical 5-6 foot climb with rocks and few shrubs, my cj cleared it after 4-5 tries and the safe path was established.

Then the Trooper tried it and got stuck at a unsafe angle. It slid over the shrub. I tried the chinese runva winch for the 1st time successfully and moved on to the top for some pics.

Returned home after a few hours wanting for more...

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Looks Like you guys Had a Good time Enjoy

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Santosh Sir,

Please don't hook the Winch to the chrome road above the winch. You may end up bending the rod.

You can hook up the winch cable to the D-hook on the bumper.
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Old 13th September 2011, 08:35   #72
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ReVisited this hill climb, highlights being 2 obstacles.

1 - entry to the base, pics/vids dont bring out the difficulty.
2 - the hill itself has two options to climb.
1 is easy way on the extreme right, miss a step and you fall into a 50 foot crevice,
2 - is a safer left but riddled with boulders!!

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Old 13th September 2011, 08:51   #73
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I missed the attibele lake otr for this recee. Any one interested to give this place a try, just give me a shout here. I will organize a session here. Restrict it to jeep and gypsys. Too risky for anything bigger like scorpio's safari's endys... But of course, a Isuzu Trooper SWB did do it with aplomb, so its upto the owner.
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Some random vids of the day.

My climb to the base



Sidhu's attempt.



Runva Winch in action. Forgot the basics, hope to learn the art of safe winching in future special-winching session OTRs.




Andy/Grace's attempt



And getting winched out



Both times winching was used in a very long pull. Nearly the last roll of the spool was used. It worked fine. Still to buy a snatch block.

Then comes the risky but easy right side approach climb. Any axle more than a 51" Wheelbase just cant do it, it is suicidal. Last time my left front did not climb over the rock tip, but this time I miscalculated by a few inches.

The right side is a sheer drop into broken boulders, some 30-40 feet down. (See Seconds 0:14-0:22)



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Your Jeep Looks Nice with the Winch mount, Super loc.

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Old 13th September 2011, 10:08   #75
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Sidhu, Bhaskar, Andy - if you are reading this -- we need to test out your vehicles in this climb too. Its a nice challenge.





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