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Old 9th July 2010, 16:15   #16
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Nice thread. And Nice videos too. THANKS
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Old 2nd August 2010, 11:15   #17
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WOW!
It certainly scares the living hell out of me!
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Old 2nd August 2010, 13:00   #18
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+1 for this. Though it looks very exciting and adventures , dangerous aspects should not be ignored. Its a good idea to have omebody s knowledgeble around on such adventures after all there wont be any paramedic if something goes terribly wrong
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Hey nice thread. While there are too many good threads on how exciting, adventerous, etc etc offroading can be - there is none to SHOW how dangerous it can get. Keep them rolling guys - u-toobe has too many such good informative vids of bad things that happen in a OTR trail.
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Old 2nd August 2010, 16:02   #19
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It is easy to misjudge how steep a slope is. The terrain around you can fool you badly into misjudging the slope you are on. You can make a not-so-high-tech slope indicator from a juice container with a top on it or even a glass of water. Place it on a flat plane in your vehicle and note the angle the surface water takes, showing you where horizontal is.

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Old 20th August 2010, 19:23   #20
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Just wanted a share a video which i saw in Youtube , Comments please

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Old 20th August 2010, 20:57   #21
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First question: Where the heck did they tie the tow rope too? Or else attach the rope on the other side rather than the opposite side of the pull.

It should have been towed backwards. A hi lift could have been tried to atleast free the front wheel a bit.
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Old 21st August 2010, 15:37   #22
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It should have been towed backwards. A hi lift could have been tried to at least free the front wheel a bit.
They already failed to even budge it when they tried going backwards.

I think they could have put in a little sweat equity with a pick and shovel before they tried the tow.

The vehicle stuck is a Jeep Cherokee (not a Jeep Grand Cherokee). It was first made about 25 years ago and continued in production until about 5 years ago.
It might have been an old one that they did not care too much about.
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: Never take an incline at an angle. Always straighten up and do it. If Prithvi is here, he knows I made that cardinal sin once and got away with my life :-)

: Mistake one: he probably did it in a higher gear on the main GB though on low ratio. He probably thought the vehicle will slide rather than roll if he was in a lower gear (much like Sharath's incident - apologies man, just taking a reference).

Mistake 2: He braked and turned out of the rut instead of continuing to remain in it. Reflex action considering the way he bobbed and jumped up and down.

: Cannot see the terrain he was heading up into. Will be wrong to issue a fatwa ;-)
Maruti Gypsy cannot take this type of punishment ,In my view it is not that strong and strudy to take this type of punishment
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Just wanted a share a video which i saw in Youtube , Comments please

The problem here is that most 4x4 dont have solid recovery points, what is happening, the guy got stuck... and how do you recover the vehicle if not fitted with a proper recovery point.
Then its also very, very dangerous if you dont have a secure recovery point. We had a situation a few months ago where a vehicle was recovered and the recovery point broke loose from the vehicle, and almost killed a spectator stading almost 40 feet away. The hook hit him on his leg - braking his leg in two places.

Please.... before you go 4x4`ing make sure you have solid recovery point. Also note, a factory tow point is not a 4x4 recovery point.
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Old 5th September 2010, 06:59   #25
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My salutations to all senior offroaders like samu san,venkat and all.

Did anyone observe in above video (whether it is grand cherokee or whatever), that a bogged down vehicle is being towed and not winched. Towing can be done when surfaces are even and not very demanding,but in this case the veh in question has bogged down in deep slush and surroundings of at least 20 metres is unapproachable. Finding out that veh front tyres has bogged down,winching it out is most effective. And offroaders do need to use their common sense for best recovery point at that point of time

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What would you say to this - Lucky or Presence of Mind


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What would you say to this - Lucky or Presence of Mind

Watch it again and take note of the idiot on the crest that drives right into the path of the ascending vehicle.
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Yes. Although he is stationary, it is possible that the rollover of the ascending 4WD could be due to act of avoiding collision with the other car.

But imagine how many somersaults it would have done rolling all the way down.
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Yes. Although he is stationary, it is possible that the rollover of the ascending 4WD could be due to act of avoiding collision with the other car.

But imagine how many somersaults it would have done rolling all the way down.
My friend, if you look closely at the beginning of the film clip you may change you mind about whether that fellow on the crest is stationary.
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Watch the video again and you'll notice that the dog began to bark one second before the vehicle starts losing control and stopped barking one second after the rollover is complete.
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