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Old 17th January 2011, 21:45   #16
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Got feedback that people don't want to do same trails (lonavla) and want to do Igatpuri / Mahabaleshwar / Goa side.
Ahem, did I hear that correctly?

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I further suggest that a maximum number of tries be maintained for an obstacle. If for whatever reason, one cannot finish, then the particular vehicle, should give way to the other vehicles, either by moving on to the other obstacle or by getting at the end of the line if he so desires to tackle the obstacle, again for a certain fixed number of tries.
Fully agree!

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I wouldn't mind a repeat of the same trails as long it is raining heavily, the terrain will become very exciting .
Hmm, is 'the' Gurkha coming this time? Jokes apart, wishing the EXO team all the very best for this years event.

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Default re: EXAMM! 2011 Dates Announced: 16-17 July '11 (Sat-Sun)

The dates for EXAMM 2011 are finalized. They are 16-17 July 2011 (sat-sun).

What's new / better this time around:

- bigger 'O' team and more marshals
- tougher obstacles - ascents, descents, rock crawling, slush, water, ruts
- certain obstacles requiring team work
- staggered starts to prevent piling up of cars at obstacles
- hotel accommodation (choices of hotels according to budget).
- also choice for people to camp outside in tents
- mechanic facilities
- servicing facilities
- medical facilities
- better food
- campfire
- technical discussions? (if time permits and people want it)
- enough rest time
- central location for stay. no traveling between venues
- spectacular locations and breathtaking views
- bigger press coverage and sponsors


What else do YOU want?

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Old 15th March 2011, 11:35   #18
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Default re: EXAMM! 2011 Dates Announced: 16-17 July '11 (Sat-Sun)

Thanks Tejas for posting the confirmation and the dates as well.

Vehicle preparation is key for clearing this year's exam. Last year was a test-bed to find out what works and what doesn't. This year the gloves are off. We recommend Transfer Case guards, Snorkel and waterproofing the electricals. Escape routes will be available for those who are not attempting the obstacles.
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The dates for EXAMM 2011 are finalized. They are 16-17 July 2011 (sat-sun).



What else do YOU want?
The dates are finalized, but what about the Venue?
Since I have the new Endeavour, will the terrain be suitable for long SUV or will I have to sit this one out as well :(
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The dates are finalized, but what about the Venue?
Since I have the new Endeavour, will the terrain be suitable for long SUV or will I have to sit this one out as well :(
See above post.

Only 4x4 with low-range transfer case and high GC will be suitable for this trail. Endy will not be able to traverse the terrain we are leveraging for EXAMM'11
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Guys, I think Goa is a Great option.. We can also look at Dandeli forest close by.. We will surely get some terrain in the buffer zone plus its by the river belt and some great forest houses & resorts to stay. We will have to just try and sort it with the Forest Officer there.. Does someone have a Link??
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Tejas, i will suggest lets keep the dates tentative! With the current weather scenario where all seasons are getting extended, the rains mite start late too.. so banking on the 1st/2nd week on july wont be a great idea.
I would also suggest that this time we segregate the vehicles based on their capabilities/mods, so we can do both extreme trails and sober trail accordingly! Everyone gets a turn, and no one sits around waiting for a non performing jeep to give way!
I will also agree to being close to home town, as this will ease work and efficiency of the organizers!
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Default re: EXAMM! 2011 Dates Announced: 16-17 July '11 (Sat-Sun)

Venue will be put up shortly. It will most likely be lonavla but different trails than last time.

People loved the scenic beauty of the Western ghats in 2010. That is one thing that will be constant!


@Godfather, endy will not be able to make it out in one piece.

Guys, there will be a proper official release of the event tomorrow.


EDIT: amol: the TPC will be in august 15th. so we can't go later than that. last year examm was in june and we got rains. if it doesn't rain by third week of july, there'll be serious trouble for the economy as well! :P

Dates will not change. The official release will have all details.

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Looking forward to the dates and venue to be announced.
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The dates for EXAMM 2011 are finalized. They are 16-17 July 2011 (sat-sun).

What's new / better this time around:

- bigger 'O' team and more marshals
- tougher obstacles - ascents, descents, rock crawling, slush, water, ruts
- certain obstacles requiring team work
- staggered starts to prevent piling up of cars at obstacles
- hotel accommodation (choices of hotels according to budget).
- also choice for people to camp outside in tents
- mechanic facilities
- servicing facilities
- medical facilities
- better food
- campfire
- technical discussions? (if time permits and people want it)
- enough rest time
- central location for stay. no traveling between venues
- spectacular locations and breathtaking views
- bigger press coverage and sponsors


What else do YOU want?
A MM550....fast!!

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The dates are finalized, but what about the Venue?
Since I have the new Endeavour, will the terrain be suitable for long SUV or will I have to sit this one out as well :(
As said, an Endy will not do unless its on a lift kit without bumpers and more importantly, a 4X4. Dont look amazed, we had a 2X4 also go in inspite of our warnings and pleadings.

Besides, an Endy is very wide and the body damage might be disheartening. get a CJ or a 550 or a Gypsy. Sasta and most tikau on these terrains.

And guys no mention even of treading in forest lands, its a strict no no! EXOs are also nature conservationists.

Having said that, im in, when do we Recce?!!

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Hey Offroaders,

Is this event by Invitation only? I mean are only the participants allowed to be at the meet. I am no offroader but would love to be there. Also ready to provide any help required during the meet.
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Hey Offroaders,

Is this event by Invitation only? I mean are only the participants allowed to be at the meet. I am no offroader but would love to be there. Also ready to provide any help required during the meet.
Passengers / observers are also allowed. We will be glad to have you at the event. Details up soon.
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See above post.

Only 4x4 with low-range transfer case and high GC will be suitable for this trail.
Endy has all that. But the main trouble is with rear overhang, long wheelbase and no rear tow hooks to pull it out.

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Hey Offroaders,

Is this event by Invitation only? I mean are only the participants allowed to be at the meet. I am no offroader but would love to be there.
I was also a passenger last time, there were lots of them. Passengers are usually allowed in big events. Just reserve a spot in somebody's offroad vehicle.

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I was also a passenger last time, there were lots of them. Passengers are usually allowed in big events. Just reserve a spot in somebody's offroad vehicle.
Want to see you in action as a participant this time around.
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and more importantly, a 4X4. Dont look amazed, we had a 2X4 also go in inspite of our warnings and pleadings.

Besides, an Endy is very wide and the body damage might be disheartening. get a CJ or a 550 or a Gypsy. Sasta and most tikau on these terrains.
As mentioned by samurai, the endy is equipped with a 4x4, i have the new auto transmission 3.0L

looking into options of getting a used 4x4 which can be modded only for offroad use.

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Endy has all that. But the main trouble is with rear overhang, long wheelbase and no rear tow hooks to pull it out.
tell me about it. i already cracked the rear breaklamps holder in the last OTR.


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I was also a passenger last time, there were lots of them. Passengers are usually allowed in big events. Just reserve a spot in somebody's offroad vehicle.
you planning on taking your jeep this time?
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