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Old 16th December 2008, 07:34   #31
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@jack33- is that your TLC? You have guts....and skill! This thread is 5 star IMO. Tell us more, did you guys get to kodai? Did you return via the same route? What was the total distance covered? How long did it take? This has got to be the coolest trip on TBHP.
 
Old 16th December 2008, 12:56   #32
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hey jack 33
The pics are amazing, your TLC looks cool!!! Post more pics man. The MM540 in the first pic raising one wheel in the air is spectacular!!!
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This is insane. I would be very keen to see a video perhaps (if one was shot) on how you managed to sneak through that rocky bit of the terrain. It is quite similar to Tippegondenahalli...but when I see these pictures...seems more treacherous.
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Old 16th December 2008, 19:18   #34
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The pics of TLC is scary hope there was no damage to the body though.
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Old 16th December 2008, 21:36   #35
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@jack33- Which jeep where you driving mate, I know You did not bring TLC.
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Wooow! excellent terrain... excellent shot of that LC through the narrow path. Any one took a Video, please post it.

tks/sali
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Old 17th December 2008, 00:08   #37
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There were 12 jeepers, Some more pics from the recce..
Would love to see how the Indian Jeeps handled those terrains. LC is in a different league.
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Does the TLC belong to kurian??

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[quote=JayD;1096127]Does the TLC belong

Yes it was Sam's & kurians who did a test recce of the place in their LC.
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Old 17th December 2008, 04:04   #40
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wow!, Thats top stuff mate. The narrow track looks slippery, would be a good place to test the engine braking and braking skills. I would like to scare myself in that kind of stuff.
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Would love to see how the Indian Jeeps handled those terrains. LC is in a different league.
All the jeeps handle that terrain very well including mahindra Pickup(4WD).

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wow!, Thats top stuff mate. The narrow track looks slippery, would be a good place to test the engine braking and braking skills. I would like to scare myself in that kind of stuff.
Driver's skills are required to tackle that narrow track trail.
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Somebody get some photos uploaded here ASAP.

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All the jeeps handle that terrain very well including mahindra Pickup(4WD).
Driver's skills are required to tackle that narrow track trail.
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amazing pics absolutely loved the LC's pics the first one looks like the cars one side scraped the wall..
another very noobish question has any tried offroading with the scorpio 4x4 does any one actually have this car... can it handle such terrain as above and does it hav the Ground clearance...
i too am a keralite :P but live in bangalore too bad i dun hav an suv or else wud hav loved to take part even if i had 0 experience.
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those LC images are just awesome.
amazing skills for such terrain.

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Dear Jeepers,

we are sticking with plan of 23rd to 26th Jan, this date is fixed,

at present there are 15 jeeps confirmed below is the list of jeepers ready for the event,

1 Arkaprava Datta -MM540
2 Dr. Jones -CJ340
3 Giri Tirumale -Classic
4 H.B. Vivek -NA
5 Rajeev ranjan -Classic
6 Shahnawaz khan -Gypsy
7 Sharath Shetty -CJ340
8 Sibi Paul MM-540
9 Srinivas -Armada
10 Suresh Stephen -CJ340
11 Venkat -MM340
12 Vinay Verkey Thomas -CJ3B
13 Venky -CJ3B
14 Mukund -Gypsy
15 Andy Rao Pikup -Truck
16 Rishi - Safari

The current update from the kerala Jeepers is that the route is one of the most challenging trails,

The jeeps need to be top in condition, Please carry fuel / spare oil & spares for the trip,

i am making arrangement for the winches & hi lift jacks, for recovery.

on the stay, once i have the confirmed numbers i will have the kerala boys fix the place, what i understand the rates will be for rs1000 for the room.

till then take care,

best regards
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those LC images are just awesome.
amazing skills for such terrain.

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