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Old 30th October 2008, 01:21   #1
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Default Driving Grand Vitara on Snow...(pics&vids)

IN Jan 2008 I went to Manali with my Grand Vitara M/T. Was lucky to see lots of snow there. and driving on that snow was a pleasure. posting some pics and videos.

In this video I am driving on the route to solang valley. On this route snow cutters were less used so there was lots of snow on which tires were riding.
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Old 30th October 2008, 10:23   #2
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Oh, what a video and set of pictures!! Seems the GV owners are all pumped up to use the machine to its best utility. Do you use the M/T tyres on normal road also? Are they better than the A/T ones for overall use?
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Aman those pics are brilliant. Must have been an experience.

And i feel Samurai is missing here. Looking at this i guess he would start planning a trip up north soon
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Nice to see an exact replica of my Grand Vitara. Now these photos brings back cravings for snow. My last snow got me into lots of trouble, but now that is all forgiven.

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Oh, what a video and set of pictures!! Seems the GV owners are all pumped up to use the machine to its best utility. Do you use the M/T tyres on normal road also? Are they better than the A/T ones for overall use?
He doesn't have M/T tyres, Grand Vitara MT refers Manual Transmission. GV comes with Yokohama Geolandar highway tyres.
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He doesn't have M/T tyres, Grand Vitara MT refers Manual Transmission. GV comes with Yokohama Geolandar highway tyres.
OOps, I was mistaken by the M/T symbol So this type of snow is doable with Yoko H/T ones?
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The snow covered Vitara looks damn sexy. Everyone will wish to be at this situation. Great pics. Could only imagine what fun you might have had. Put some more details of your experience.

P.S.: Ideal place to use headlamp wahsers.
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Oh, what a video and set of pictures!! Seems the GV owners are all pumped up to use the machine to its best utility. Do you use the M/T tyres on normal road also? Are they better than the A/T ones for overall use?
By M/T I dont mean Mud Terrain. It means Manual Transmission dear.
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Driving Grand Vitara on snow was not really a good experience like I had with Safari 2.2 4wd. Basically Safari 4wd has a limited slip rear differential where as Vitara dont. which really makes the difference. with vitara i got stuck at many places , like I stopped on road side which made suspension comperssion difference between opposite front and opp rear wheels. which made opposite side diagonal wheel to spin due to differential action.and only got out by help of man power. the tyres were also highway.
with safari I didnt got stuck in such situations. Its LSD works. Despite of LSD Safari has got lots of horses and torque under its hood.
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In the video we see lot many 2x4 vehicles also in the area. What setting you were driving at? Normal 4H or 4H Lock?
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In the video we see lot many 2x4 vehicles also in the area. What setting you were driving at? Normal 4H or 4H Lock?
was driving in 4H lock
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Great pics. I long to drive in snowy regions? Hope to make it some day.
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Default Some more pics of Grand Vitara

posting some more pictures of grand vitara
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So this type of snow is doable with Yoko H/T ones?
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Driving Grand Vitara on snow was not really a good experience like I had with Safari 2.2 4wd. Basically Safari 4wd has a limited slip rear differential where as Vitara dont. which really makes the difference. with vitara i got stuck at many places , like I stopped on road side which made suspension comperssion difference between opposite front and opp rear wheels. which made opposite side diagonal wheel to spin due to differential action.and only got out by help of man power. the tyres were also highway.
Totally not surprised. The stock GV tyres are useless in any kind of slush. I should know, I have got royally stuck twice, both times due to slushy conditions. And open differential don't help either. Unless one of us GV owners upgrade to A/T tyre, we will never know what GV can do. My hopes are on sudev.

However, it does rather well in dry conditions.

Edit: Let me also add that you know how to shoot automobiles, many of them are excellent compositions.

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Beautiful terrain, handsome car and some excellent shots
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.....upgrade to A/T tyre, we will never know what GV can do. My hopes are on sudev.
Murga banane ka hai kya

Well the current set of tyres will need replacement in another 10k (actually two of them are at TWM but slogging on) and that is the time to decide what to buy. Although in all terrains I have driven original pattern Yoko's were acceptable.
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