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Old 13th June 2008, 11:04   #1
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Default The Palar Challenge 2008 - TPC2008

Hello Team BHPians,

The dates for TPC2008 have been fixed at

14-08-08 - Assemble at "Adventure Zone" Maj S.R.Roy's Campsite
15-08-08 - Day#1 EXTREME - 30-40Kms 10 Sand Quarries - Individual Event (Max 2 participants per vehicle)
16-08-08 - Day#2 ADVENTURE TRIALS - 20-30Kms 5 Sand Quarries - Team Event (min 3 Vehicles Per team)
17-0-08 - Day#3 Drive back

The event is open all members with 4x4/4WDs with 2Speed Transfer Cases.

Further Details including Rules & Regulations and Costing will be sent out to all members.

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PS - Participants of 2006 & 2007 Palar Challenge - Palar Challenge - Participants Pictures :: Fotopic.Net
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Arka the efforts you are making to further the sport is truly commendable. Great work and wish you and your associates the very best
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This would be my first palar...hope to learn good 4x4 driving lessons:-)
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Arka,

I have a few questions:

What would be the terrain like? The pics show mostly sandy uneven ground.
How will a heavy Landcruiser 80 handle it?
How far is Palar from Chennai?

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Palar is the name of the river that has dried up.
So, now you can imagine the terrain. Its mostly sand. Uneven. But, don't expect a beach.
A Landcruiser can easily do the Palar. Do bring it. Do not worry. There is a Landcruiser 80 in the offroading gang here. And its never had a tough time.
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Palar is the name of the river that has dried up.
So, now you can imagine the terrain. Its mostly sand. Uneven. But, don't expect a beach.
A Landcruiser can easily do the Palar. Do bring it. Do not worry. There is a Landcruiser 80 in the offroading gang here. And its never had a tough time.
Sounds good. I'm in!

Just that I was worried about deep mud and sludge (the palar "RIVER" bit threw me), which the 80 does not handle too well with AT tyres.

Gears,
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Arka,

I have a few questions:

What would be the terrain like? The pics show mostly sandy uneven ground.
How will a heavy Landcruiser 80 handle it?
How far is Palar from Chennai?

Thanks,
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Palar is the name of the river that has dried up.
So, now you can imagine the terrain. Its mostly sand. Uneven. But, don't expect a beach.
A Landcruiser can easily do the Palar. Do bring it. Do not worry. There is a Landcruiser 80 in the offroading gang here. And its never had a tough time.
There are sections in the river bed that are tough.

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Sounds good. I'm in!

Just that I was worried about deep mud and sludge (the palar "RIVER" bit threw me), which the 80 does not handle too well with AT tyres.

Gears,
Red-One.
Just ensure you have a good set of AT tyres. There will be guys to give you instructions in case you have a problem in any section. The TPC is a nice way to explore the limits of your 4x4.

And gets lots of water!

Palar is around 60 kms from chennai after Chengelput.
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Default The Palar Challenge Website - TPC2008

Hello TBHpians,

Jeepthrills and AdventureZone presents TPC2008. (14-16 August 2008)

Please go through the website and let us have your feedback.

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for a moment, my heart skipped a beat ( i read it as polar challenge!!!)




nice pic and nice wheels too.

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Hello TBHpians,

Jeepthrills and AdventureZone presents TPC2008. (14-16 August 2008)

Please go through the website and let us have your feedback.

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Regards,

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Arka, Heres my feedback!

1. The photos in the image gallery are too too small. What happened to the hi-res ones?
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Hi Guys,

Its a free website so we don't have too many options.

Please click on the pictures on the website to enlarge.
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Nice pics there and definitely looks like some good off roading experience for folks who participated. Keep them coming.
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Hi Guys,

A few naughty off-road pics from TPC2006 & TPC2007
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Nice selections of pics Arka, What about for Jeep enthusiasts who dont have a Jeep yet? Any options ? Need volunteers? anyone need a untrained amature codriver?
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IronWolf,

I think you could join without a jeep also.

Also, if you want you can join us in Bangalore for OTR's that the Bangalore Jeep_Thrills members go out for.

Just returned yesterday from the Coorg OTR.

Let me know and you can join me for the next OTR.

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