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Old 31st March 2008, 17:40   #61
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...@MODS: Perhaps the title needs a change as many Gypsy lovers are posting their pics here as well...or is therrrrre another Gypsy pictures and comments thread?
Please do start a separate thread for posting Gypsy pics and comments . i will be also happy to comment on those.

I intend to keep this thread active with my Beach off-roading pics.

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(From another Gypsy-lover!)
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Where are shots of your little side trip to Chandratal?
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i am in delhi these days, and the pics are in my
desktop in shimla. i have one here though,without the gypsy :(, taken
on the way to chandertal..
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i am in delhi these days, and the pics are in my.....
How I wish that time I had a reliable 4x4 to come along with you guys to Chandertal...well another day may be.
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Default Hill Billy Gypsy

I had gone to the base of St. Thomas Mount today morning, and did some quick off-roading.

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The red and blue lines show the paths I took. Since I had gone by myself, could not take any "in-action" pics . Just took this one pic after parking the Gypsy on the slope. The road leading to the top of St. Thomas Mount is seen behind/above the Gypsy.

After uploading the pics in the computer, i realised that the angle of the picture made the slope look very ordinary. I should have taken another pic giving the side view, which would have given a better idea of the gradient involved.

The first attempt I made at slow speed, and I had to shift to 4L to make it. The second attempt, with better momentum, and in 4H.
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sir,
i am in delhi these days, and the pics are in my
desktop in shimla. i have one here though,without the gypsy :(, taken
on the way to chandertal..
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thats a great place to drive. Awesome man.!!

Lucky you.
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Default All around tyre

For you Gypsy owners only, what is a good all around tyre for a Gypsy e.g. good off and on road? And, what is a good tyre size for Gypsy e.g. if oversize what size tyre will not make steering difficult once the tyres have some wear on them?
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thats a great place to drive. Awesome man.!!

Lucky you.
Yes, SirAlec, it sure is..


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For you Gypsy owners only, what is a good all around tyre for a Gypsy e.g. good off and on road? And, what is a good tyre size for Gypsy e.g. if oversize what size tyre will not make steering difficult once the tyres have some wear on them?
DirtyDan, I am using BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A's.
these are 215/70 R15..
205/70 R15 is also a very good choice..
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I had gone to the base of St. Thomas Mount today morning, and did some quick off-roading.

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The red and blue lines show the paths I took. Since I had gone by myself, could not take any "in-action" pics . Just took this one pic after parking the Gypsy on the slope. The road leading to the top of St. Thomas Mount is seen behind/above the Gypsy.

After uploading the pics in the computer, i realised that the angle of the picture made the slope look very ordinary. I should have taken another pic giving the side view, which would have given a better idea of the gradient involved.

The first attempt I made at slow speed, and I had to shift to 4L to make it. The second attempt, with better momentum, and in 4H.
That gradient is good! I passed out from OTA and Chennai members would swear by it that those people at the academy made me measure every inch it by running and rolling up/down from it.
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That gradient is good! I passed out from OTA and Chennai members would swear by it that those people at the academy made me measure every inch it by running and rolling up/down from it.
Glad you identify with that location , and thanx for the comments !
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The first attempt I made at slow speed, and I had to shift to 4L to make it. The second attempt, with better momentum, and in 4H.
You could do it in 2WD!


DirtyDan, I am using BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A's.
these are 215/70 R15..
205/70 R15 is also a very good choice..
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I use 235/75 R15 Michelin AT-X..BF-G are also good!
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I use 235/75 R15 Michelin AT-X..BF-G are also good!
Will 235's fit on the stock gypsy rims?
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You could do it in 2WD!...
Yes, with better tyres and a more powerful engine, it could be done in 2WD.
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Will 235's fit on the stock gypsy rims?
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vbpgim...1&d=1204345129
These are stock rims
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Default Changing shoreline

Sometime last month, I had been to the same spot of beach where i had done the off-roading in January. I was surprised by the change in the shoreline in just 2 months. I took some pics again to compare. One spot where my cousin stood to take the pics is completely under water now .

This is the pic taken in january

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The below pic is taken in march : the red spot is where my cousin would have stood to take the first pic.

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The blue line in below pic shows the waterline in January at the mouth of the backwaters.

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I think its about time you changed terrain,Bluethunder.
Get to Kelambakkam and do the rock climbing.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-of...8-chennai.html
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