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AMAN_SACHDEV 16th September 2009 16:06

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Originally Posted by suman (Post 1486002)
Ah hah, so its finally begun! Nice start Aman, keep 'em flowing. Did you stay at Camp Himalayan Saga in Sarchu?

How did the BFGs behave on this terrain?

Sorry I dont remember the name, its the one shown in the pic with safari.

BFGs behaved ok, I am not satisfied with their on road grip. On sharp turns on hills they skid a bit as compared to stock safari tyres.
Off road they are fantastic, they get you out with least possible wheel spin and lots of grip in any off road terrain.

tsk1979 16th September 2009 16:30

Great pics aman. For Lachungla there is an easy shortcut after Nakeela.
As for AT tires, even Conti ATs skid on wet tarmac more than the soft HT tires.
I guess no AT tire designed for offroading can beat HT tires in terms of on tarmac grip

AMAN_SACHDEV 16th September 2009 16:39

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Originally Posted by tsk1979 (Post 1486103)
Great pics aman. For Lachungla there is an easy shortcut after Nakeela.
As for AT tires, even Conti ATs skid on wet tarmac more than the soft HT tires.
I guess no AT tire designed for offroading can beat HT tires in terms of on tarmac grip

Thanks, I missed that short cut.
Short cuts were the most fun to drive, because you are not sure that they will meet the road, and how will be their intersection with the road.

And the best part of shortcuts was just coming ahead a carvan of taxis in a flash without overtaking them.

suman 16th September 2009 16:52

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Originally Posted by tsk1979 (Post 1486103)
I guess no AT tire designed for offroading can beat HT tires in terms of on tarmac grip

I'm finding the Yoko Geo AT/Ss have amazing grip levels compared to the Stones on my daily drive. Very very confidence-inspiring I can assure you.

tsk1979 16th September 2009 17:00

That means the comparable non AT Yoko's will offer even better grip.
For example BFG Long Trail offers better grip than BFG AT.
Ditto for Continental Latitude vs Continental AT
Anyways dry grep is great, but its the wet grip which is slightly less, esp while braking, though while cornering there are no issues.

suman 16th September 2009 17:08

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Originally Posted by tsk1979 (Post 1486190)
That means the comparable non AT Yoko's will offer even better grip.

No idea....all I know is that the AT Yokos are behaving way better than the non-AT Bridgestones on tarmac (wet & dry).

lordofgondor 16th September 2009 19:30

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Originally Posted by AMAN_SACHDEV (Post 1485921)

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Hey man, I can never forget this bridge as I had a very interesting experience in there. I was to cross it after a truck and that truck shook the bridge well enough to make a metal plate come off. I stopped my car, got out, went over to the bridge cavity and realized it was wide enough to swallow even a R20 tyre size. Couple of tempo travelers came by and decided to take their vehicles through the dry river bed below. I had no intentions to follow them. Truckers simply went over the gap. Then came an Innova and I told them why I am stuck. That guy looked at the tempo travelers going below and told me that he'll follow them. I advised him not too as there were big boulders and you don't have as much traction as the tempo. But I was rebuffed, not too graciously that I thought so since I was in a small car. Guess what, 5 minutes later, that Innova was stuck in the river bed. :p

BTW, after 10 minutes of contemplating what to do, I remembered that I was carrying two sturdy wooden planks with me. :D Next few minutes were spent laying them over the gap, approximating their alignment so that the car will pass over them. Needless to say that when I was taking the car over the planks, it was very interesting.

PAVAN KADAM 16th September 2009 20:54

Wow,

Aman you've been quite for tooo long buddy :)

Third T-BHP Safari on this route. You guys being up North have this wonderful advantage.

Good going buddy, What makes you think you are not a good writer, i am already engrossed.

Suman started it all, Tanveer is doing this trial over and over again, and now you topping it up fine :)

Indizen08 16th September 2009 21:36

Fabulous pics, Aman.

AMAN_SACHDEV 17th September 2009 16:05

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More pics , sarchu to leh

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Moree Plains
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Tanglangla pass
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Road block after tanglagla pass
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Reached Leh around 5pm after leaving sarchu at 6 am ,
Our hotel in Leh, spend 3 nights there on alternate days,
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Got permits next day for pangong lake and left around 1pm,
pics on way to changla pass
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Changla Pass
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tsk1979 17th September 2009 17:40

Great pics aman. So what time did you reach the lake at night? You stayed at Tangste or Lake?

Ym-enjn 17th September 2009 17:58

Nice pics Aman. Safari looks great as ever.

simply_sunny001 17th September 2009 18:25

Indian Army seems to be doing a good job there by offering FREE Medical Services at such high altitudes and tough terrain, of course not to forget Free Tea.

Did you get a chance to enjoy the Army hospitality ?

AMAN_SACHDEV 17th September 2009 22:25

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Originally Posted by tsk1979 (Post 1488081)
Great pics aman. So what time did you reach the lake at night? You stayed at Tangste or Lake?

We reached lake around 6pm,it took around 4.5 hour to pangong lake, stayed at camps on pangong lake.

AMAN_SACHDEV 17th September 2009 22:29

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Originally Posted by Ym-enjn (Post 1488118)
Nice pics Aman. Safari looks great as ever.

Thanks Yogesh Ji,
So when are you doing this trip.......

Coz these pics do only 20% justice to the actual view....
what do you say tanveer on this?


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