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Old 29th August 2009, 16:12   #181
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where was this event of Gurkha pulling out Gypsy ? Gurkha too went through the same path I guess before Gypsy got stuck !
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Old 29th August 2009, 16:56   #182
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Rahul,

Two Questions mate!,

1. Have you felt in any refinement in the engine NVH side, or is it that you have been used to it by now.

2. Did the sear modification result in any better ride quality for the second bencher's.?
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Old 29th August 2009, 17:32   #183
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@rhandle: You've got some great content and pics out there. Can you please put some more pictures of the interiors as well. I'm really curious to know what it looks like from the inside. Thanks
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Old 29th August 2009, 17:52   #184
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where was this event of Gurkha pulling out Gypsy ? Gurkha too went through the same path I guess before Gypsy got stuck !
This happened in Corbett, moving in jungle via Bijlani Gate. Gypsy went ahead of us and got stuck. We had to move from side of Gypsy in more deeper water to move ahead of it and be able to pull back. In fact we were reluctant and were waiting for someone else to cross the river first as it had nice flow and was deep enough to fill the water in Gypsy.


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Rahul,

Two Questions mate!,

1. Have you felt in any refinement in the engine NVH side, or is it that you have been used to it by now.

2. Did the sear modification result in any better ride quality for the second bencher's.?
1. There has been refinement. I would say, it is not lot more better and does not sounds like Tractor anymore but it still sounds like a Tractor in canopy, the same way you have silent generators

2. Yet to test on the long drive. The good thing is I can strech my legs, easy to move in and out of vehicle. The other plus point is your line of sight is now less disturbed so you need to crouch less to view ahead.


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@rhandle: You've got some great content and pics out there. Can you please put some more pictures of the interiors as well. I'm really curious to know what it looks like from the inside. Thanks
I will definitely do that brother, but as of now I am rushing out to catch a flight to Mumbai, attending tomorrow's OTR thanks to Dr. Mohan. So on 6th September you would Have them. But mind you my interiors are now bit changed as compared to original Gurkha!
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Old 4th September 2009, 15:21   #185
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I have found certain changes coming in me since I have been driving Gurkha, has any other 4x4 user sensed these kind of changes in him/her?
[list=1][*]I have started listening to Rock, I am listeing even to Judas Priest. May not shock you, but till now I had been listening to Jagjit sing!
Yes Rahul,I chanced upon this post of yours and I have noted a lot of changes in myself too. This has been corroborated by others who are close to me.
I dont know how to put it , these are issues which cant be adequately put in words.

A:-

Any off-roader ( I will use this term for those who take interest in off-road driving) is a person who thrives on obstacles.He is in a look out for hurdles and his happiness is in overcoming these.He will hardly be found to go "around" or "avoid" the obstacle.As this hobby progresses most off -roaders start imbibing this attitude in day to day activity.It makes them winners as they are generally not bogged down by obstacles ,they like it,they overcome it .They feel happy about it.

B:
Off -roaders are highly attached to their vehicles.
Their vehicles lend them identity.
Vehicles do not have caste,creed ,religion,sects,provinces.
Hence these things hardly make any difference with off-roaders.
Read the forums,they all are mixes from all communities,from all provinces.

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Off-roaders are great improvisers.
They have modified their vehicles to suit their needs,they are constanly in a look out for further improvements.
This attitude is again carried over in other fields and improvisation makes them instant successes.They start valuing even minor items others consider junk.

D:

The off-roader on testing grounds always puts up for "traction"."Traction" is his base and he would consistently attempt "traction".
In his day to day life "traction" translates to "persistence".To maintain traction over his proceedings,how-so-ever slippery it may be, is called "persistence" by lay men.THis is where the off-roader scores again.

E:
This is pertaining to you Rahul.
The off-roader has generally seen extremes.
I am using the analogy of a clock pendulum.
One excursion of the pendulum= forward movement in time.
You have done normal driving and off-roading too.
Like a pendulum you have moved from one end to the other.
You have gone ahead of time.
Hence you start seeing others from an elavated level.
Hence you dont get irritated any more,you dont need to "modify" the driving behaviour of the other road users any more,hence no swearing and even letting go the occassional maruti 800.
So keep going.

A Camel trophy(extreme off-road rally) award winner quoted( I dont know if its his original): "Life is not about how many breaths you take, but the number of moments that take your breath away".
I guess thats true for all hard-core off-roaders.

I have changed too ....even with my teenie-weenie off-roading.

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really loved your posts about gurkha.Planning to buy it soon
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Note from Mod : Please avoid typing with excessive dots...........like...........this. Thanks

I am really amazed by this forum on Gurkhas.......really didnt know that Force had such a GEM in their stable........some time back travelled in a trax and was cursing why is this company still existing with such vehicles....now this forum has answered ....With MAN joining force we can expect some make over on the vehicle --- high class interiors (?) and refinement for the vehicle ...

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well said Dr. mohan. I am sure all wud agree to that.

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really loved your posts about gurkha.Planning to buy it soon
Don't you may not find it as value for money. Even i am thinking of JEEP.
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I am really amazed by this forum on Gurkhas.......really didnt know that Force had such a GEM in their stable........some time back travelled in a trax and was cursing why is this company still existing with such vehicles....now this forum has answered ....With MAN joining force we can expect some make over on the vehicle --- high class interiors (?) and refinement for the vehicle ...
Man has joined hands with Force for Trucks.

It was Merc. since long for the trax vehicles. Tempo traveller is based on T1 and Gurkha and Judo were based on Gwagen - results are in front of you!

But I am keeping my fingers crossed and praying for better refinement.
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Old 6th September 2009, 18:38   #190
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As I had discussed with you sometime back,I did change my Gurkha tires to the ones originally supplied.
To my surprise I found that the off road handling was much better.
better traction could be achived.
I did deflate the tires first to 20 ,let it run again on the same track on 25(inflated it with a compressor). The run done on 25 was better.BTW if you are coming on the 26th,we could both study on different tire pressures.Drive my gurkha on the original tires and see if you can make any difference.

Yeah I finally made it through a stream on your encouragement,the bed was very slushy ,the Gurkha ploughed through 1/100 th of the time I had taken to decide whether to go or not ..LOL.
Let me know what is the safe wading depth for the Gurkha.
If Ashwat wants he too can get his vehicle along with you,I think he too will get some tips from you.

A GURKHA MAKING IT'S OWN WAY.
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Nice pics mohan - Hope you could share more!
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As I had discussed with you sometime back,I did change my Gurkha tires to the ones originally supplied.
To my surprise I found that the off road handling was much better.
better traction could be achived.
I did deflate the tires first to 20 ,let it run again on the same track on 25(inflated it with a compressor). The run done on 25 was better.BTW if you are coming on the 26th,we could both study on different tire pressures.Drive my gurkha on the original tires and see if you can make any difference.

Yeah I finally made it through a stream on your encouragement,the bed was very slushy ,the Gurkha ploughed through 1/100 th of the time I had taken to decide whether to go or not ..LOL.
Let me know what is the safe wading depth for the Gurkha.
If Ashwat wants he too can get his vehicle along with you,I think he too will get some tips from you.

A GURKHA MAKING IT'S OWN WAY.
Did you engage 4WD to cross the river bed?
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Nice pics mohan - Hope you could share more!
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Thanks Sir,I would post more pictures the moment my Gurkha takes me places which I would never have dared to go before.
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Yes Sir,I had engaged low 4WD 2nd gear.
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I would also have done the same 4wd Low 2nd gear. Especially when you do not know whats under the stream. Had it been confirmed road then 4H would would be sufficient.
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