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Old 20th June 2010, 21:12   #121
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Its GODS OWN COUNTRY Kerala, the place is Munnar.
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Old 20th June 2010, 21:26   #122
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Just one more thing to add to Ghajini vs Spidy discussion (not argument), unsure of what the tyre pressure on the Ghajini was because a couple of pounds here or there can make a lot of difference we all understand (some of us theoretically and most practically). Plus the most important thing is the line, just compare Spidy's line of ascent vs the failed attempts of Ghajini's closely...you will notice that the right front tyre of Ghajini was entering the same loose mud zone again and again making it further loose with each attempt while Spidy was may be 4 inches outside that loose zone clearly...which means the loose zone passed in between the front two tyres and not under it.

Having said the above, we all know there are way too many permutations in this...hence our discussion is pure academic.

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Old 20th June 2010, 22:19   #123
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The Thar has just rekindled estranged love.

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I am happy you are trying to live your trouble free jeep dream with THAR. I and Behram along with our complete team will try to ensure you have happier jeeping days ahead

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Old 21st June 2010, 02:36   #124
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Awesome trip. great write up and pics.. (Unfortunately cant watch the videos here with this speed) Missed it.

lets plan a couple of OTr's in July / Aug, Vijay should be down in b'lore by that time too.

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Old 21st June 2010, 12:43   #125
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Its wonderful how this video has turned into a jeep vs gypsy debate, considering that the two people debating the issue werent even there at the spot to witness the events. i just love jeep vs gypsy debates.

anyway,
thanks akaash for the pics and videos.

wrt to the bumper straightening video, i think it was the easiest and also appropriate method used to prevent the bumper from rubbing against the tyre.

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Old 21st June 2010, 13:10   #126
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Its wonderful how this video has turned into a jeep vs gypsy debate, considering that the two people debating the issue werent even there at the spot to witness the events. i just love jeep vs gypsy debates..
Looks like the GYPSY Driver understands his mods and vehicle and drives accordingly.
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Old 21st June 2010, 13:26   #127
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Jay,
I am happy you are trying to live your trouble free jeep dream with THAR. I and Behram along with our complete team will try to ensure you have happier jeeping days ahead
Quite reassuring words from you there Vinod.. and im sure you guys will do your utmost to make it happen.

Yes I do have a lot of hope from the THAR and im sure lot of prospective Jeep lovers and would be owners who dont want to turn mechanics as part of the ownership experience hope the same.
Hope to own one soon.

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Old 21st June 2010, 14:01   #128
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Guys, no doubt this is among TBHP's best OTR adventure trip. Hats off to all the participants.
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Old 21st June 2010, 15:52   #129
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Hats off to all the participants.Great photography indeed. Congratulations guys.
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Old 21st June 2010, 16:30   #130
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Excellent 4 X4 XAll petrol/diesel heads .

Guys where did you pick up these transparent rain coats in bangalore ?


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Excellent 4 X4 XAll petrol/diesel heads .

Guys where did you pick up these transparent rain coats in bangalore ?
They got it stitched out of multiple plastic bags. These are the ones you get in Reliance Fresh. More supermarket bags are not that great. That is what Viji is wearing.

Jokes apart, your source is Duck Back :-)
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Old 21st June 2010, 17:18   #132
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I have seen like this one Doctors and compounder wearing during postmortem..

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Khan was upset that it was transparent...he wanted to go commando underneath.......
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Old 21st June 2010, 20:24   #134
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now that is what is called 4x4 heaven. Nice pics....a treat for the eyes.

thanks a lot for sharing these

May god give more power to all four wheels
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Lack of grunt being the primary contributor.
Im glad Mahindra has put a 100 bhp engine in the Thar. Now with some grunt its worthy of being called a Jeep. All earlier examples qualified as terrible underpowered examples serving to fill up the Mahindra coffers while doing the offroading enthusiast no good at all.
Well, today I heard something similar. Conquering offroad terrain needs a very powerful engine, this was said by none other than Netra Raghuraman, an authority on offroading in National Geographic.
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