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Old 13th January 2006, 18:43   #16
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WOW... yeah i remember that episode... where the jeep lost control and came down and fell on the roof... thats one steep descent...
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Old 13th January 2006, 19:24   #17
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Those pictures are just amazing and the slope is just so scary.
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Old 13th January 2006, 20:33   #18
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OMG!! thats one scary place to drive. Saw the jeep/ford lose control n fall and was wondering why would any sane person drive up that suicidal path...and i can see a lot of them doing it now in these pics, not for me though, thanx but no thanx!
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Old 13th January 2006, 20:45   #19
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Notice how they only show Hummers coming DOWN, not going up!
I'll try to pull out the picture. Few years back M Class did the same stretch in reverse gear.

Guys, give me some time to go through my DCIL cd lot.
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Old 14th January 2006, 06:33   #20
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actually the good ol Jongas might've given it a decent shot. Heard they do impossible slopes in mountain terrain.
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Old 17th January 2006, 15:12   #21
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@Rudra Sen : do you mean to say rudraji, that a merc went up the incline in reverse gear...?? somehow, that piece of info i find hard to digest... the reverse gear ratio might be high enough to multiply the torque such that it can conquer the climb (even if it's in 4L), but who could drive UP the gradient in reverse..???
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Old 17th January 2006, 15:16   #22
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Hari singh once drove in a stage of Raid De Himalaya in reverse gear coz all the front ones were broken. He was driving a gypsy, and managed to get 10th position or something like that coz he had to run only the last 4-5kms in reverse gear.
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Old 17th January 2006, 16:38   #23
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somehow, that piece of info i find hard to digest...
So did I. Sorry, my mistake in putting it down in a wrong way. They didn't do (you can read couldn't) the full stretch but they did a fair bit for M Class promo film. I've seen the film. It's old M Class, not the new one. Still shots, as I mentioned earlier will be here moment I get it from my huge CD lot.
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Old 30th January 2006, 17:08   #24
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I'll try to pull out the picture. Few years back M Class did the same stretch in reverse gear.

Guys, give me some time to go through my DCIL cd lot.

There are obvious advantages in reversing up a slope.
1. Lower gear
2. The weight of the vehicle is biased downhill.(engine)

Keepin' Jeepin'

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Old 1st February 2006, 12:52   #25
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That is one kick a** driver. Must be scary as hell. Better than any roller coaster ride
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Old 11th February 2010, 19:40   #26
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Gravity could also be your worst enemy when it comes to downhill driving. If you feel you don't need that much power to go downhill, its a myth ! More power adds to more torque and torque works much better than any breaking system when it comes to climbing down..

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Old 12th February 2010, 01:02   #27
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If i am not mistaken that rock is called the LION'S BACK its one of the most challenging places in the offroading world.
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Old 12th February 2010, 14:27   #28
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Gravity could also be your worst enemy when it comes to downhill driving. If you feel you don't need that much power to go downhill, its a myth ! More power adds to more torque and torque works much better than any breaking system when it comes to climbing down..
Binu balan,

While part of your post is correct : ie, engine braking helps a lot when descending steep inclines - and is infact the better way to do it as opposed to applying the brakes.

The part of it saying that the more torque an engine produces the better it can engine brake - is totally incorrect IMO!

How much torque an engine produces has little to do with its ability to engine brake. That would depend more on gearing, friction within the engine/drivetrain, compression etc

cya
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PS - Heres a related discussion : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-te...e-braking.html (Unable to achieve engine braking)

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