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Old 28th May 2009, 19:57   #1351
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Well!

Now you got me all tensed!
I hope you did not mention what was the sickness. You can tell him that you were bit by the "travel bug"!
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@ sen: hey buddy, i can see a lost hub cap of your front right wheel.....
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I hope you did not mention what was the sickness. You can tell him that you were bit by the "travel bug"!
Stomach Pain and Sore throat has been told already.

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@ sen: hey buddy, i can see a lost hub cap of your front right wheel.....
Observe it close it is present there only, the hub cap has turned black colour.

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Observe it close it is present there only
It is not!
Right front wheel axle cap is missing.
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Hub cap was indeed lost on the trip.
But, I don't know how! It might have happened sometime during when I was using the 4H or 4L or might have simply dropped off on the highway.

Had to pay Rs. 230/- for ONE hub cap at TASS!
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Had to pay Rs. 230/- for ONE hub cap at TASS!
Relax! I paid 500 for ONE for the Scorpio!
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Old 28th May 2009, 21:22   #1357
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Now you guys understand why these things goes missing in single units in parking and all!
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Observe it close it is present there only, the hub cap has turned black colour.
and how can just the hub cap turn black?

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Relax! I paid 500 for ONE for the Scorpio!
atleast you are lucky you got one! my neighbour is searching for it for the past 3 months!
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sen, congrats on the first battle scar. You have lost your wheelcap
And no, its not turned black, thats the 4x4 hub.
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It is not!
Right front wheel axle cap is missing.
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and how can just the hub cap turn black?
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And no, its not turned black, thats the 4x4 hub.
This what fooled me for a Hub Cap
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I have lost these countless times. Many times I could make out the "clang", so I stopped and picked them up.
Right now I have 3 of those. Whenever I go to very bad terrain, I try to keep a keen year to listen for the cup falling.
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Near rohtang I was stuck in a similar situation as you adc. Even with 4x4 I could barely turn the her. I had to take a U turn in a muddy ground. Even with wheels turned fully she would go forward.
Finally, I reversed a bit, made some speed(about 15kmph), and yanked the hand brake up, and turned steering, She slightly turned, and after that in 4L I slowly turned around.
Mud is tricky business, even for 4x4
Could you please explain this method in detail along with a photo of the location where this was used (if you have one from the trip)?

The yanking of hand brake along with turning steering is something used in drifting cars. Is your technic something similar?
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Old 29th May 2009, 14:49   #1363
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I think the technique used by TSK is similar to this -

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Position one hand on the steering wheel in a way that will allow you to quickly turn it one full circle. This basically means that, on a left-hand-drive car, you place your left hand on the right side of the steering wheel, ready to flick the wheel around quickly. The exact positioning will depend on which way you want to turn. Also, with a manual car, keep one hand on the handbrake with the release button already pressed (but with an automatic, shift into neutral first, then get ready with the handbrake). Now, the key here is to start turning before you pull the handbrake. Ease off on the accelerator, floor the clutch (or in the case of an automatic, go into neutral) and quickly yank the steering wheel smoothly either left or right (or on whichever side you have more space to make a turn) until it locks. A split second after you start turning, quickly yank the handbrake lever (or, as with most American cars, apply the foot-operated e-brake), locking the rear wheels completely. At this point, you will start rotating and really feel the lateral G building up. As you are rotating, you should gradually bring your steering wheel to the center again and straighten out your front wheels. In the end, you will more or less be facing the opposite direction, at a complete stop, or moving backwards slowly. You can judiciously apply the normal foot brake (or not at all) to control the end of the rotation precisely and stop moving backwards.

Reference- Modern Racer - Driving Tips - Handbrake Turn


But I am not sure if this can be done on a high CG vehicle like Safari without the risk of toppling over!

If someone has some insight, please share.
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Old 29th May 2009, 15:39   #1364
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No pics, as it was snowing and raining(sleet).
I backed up in 4L, to a slightly harder place, but that was too narrow to turn; Then I came in 4L.
I shifted to 2WD and went forward around 15kmph, and then yanked the handbrake in the slippery section.
She partially spun around, After that I again engaged 2L, and with some difficulty was able to take U Turn.

As for tipping over, that risk is there on ground where there is lot of grip. on ground so slippery that even walking is not possible, and at speeds of 15kmph its almost impossible to flip over
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