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Old 6th January 2011, 11:29   #1081
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@gs: Gypsy is looking really nice with these alloys, though just 18 k for a set of five seems to be on real lower side.

OT: Is that a EVO in the 2nd picture?
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Old 6th January 2011, 12:32   #1082
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@gs: Gypsy is looking really nice with these alloys, though just 18 k for a set of five seems to be on real lower side.

OT: Is that a EVO in the 2nd picture?
Market price is 22K. This guy cuts out the middle-men so he is able to give a better deal. You don't have too much choice though...so I was lucky to get what I wanted.

Not an Evo - that is an Outlander.
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Old 7th January 2011, 15:30   #1083
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Nice input from Sabareesh in a diff thread...
For a sec I thought this was Michelin tyres, man what a rip off

BTW, these guys dont seem to have the NDMS design we prefer...
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Wow GS, Nice wheels, now you are welcome to the "biling" club

Please pen your high speed driving and handling experience!
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@headers - Top speed has dropped to about 100 given the current gear ratios. Handling is definitely less precise than before with a lot of understeer thanks to the differential locks. The tires/wheels have not affected handling on their own and steering effort has actually reduced. Now I need to get myself the crawler ratios to complete the package.
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and steering effort has actually reduced.
does that translate as

1) lesser grip on sealed surface ? ( because of the knoby pattern of tread ) ( compare to using the knoby motocross tyre on road )

2) tyre little over inflated for road use ?

Sudarshan

PS I like your gypsy's look ,clean mean smooth & attractive .
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Old 10th January 2011, 07:41   #1087
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@Sudarshan:

1. Yes - braking requires at least 20% more distance than with AT-S tires
2. Tires are at 25psi for road use - well within recommended specs.

Thanks - yes she looks very efficient
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@headers - Top speed has dropped to about 100 given the current gear ratios. Handling is definitely less precise than before with a lot of understeer thanks to the differential locks. The tires/wheels have not affected handling on their own and steering effort has actually reduced. Now I need to get myself the crawler ratios to complete the package.
Err..for the complete package, one needs to accumulate offroad mileage sir..

Top speed will reduce by 12% with the crawlers..also you should be able to do more than 100kph..I do ..

The vague steering at high speeds is because of the revised suspension setup..not the differential locks IMO.


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2. Tires are at 25psi for road use - well within recommended specs.
One can use 30 psi for on road use - use dry nitrogen
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Vikram - thanks for the tip re. the Nitrogen but I think this will be difficult for me as I have to drop/raise pressure very often.

The tires performed beautifully off-road. Please see my Gypsy thread under "4x4 vehicles"
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Since a bunch of my 'friends' have been trying to get me off NDMS and into the trepador world, they lost no time in pointing out this nice demonstration of the contact patch area...


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Still love them though, other than on a cement road in the rain...
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Soumya - can you post the pic of the Gypsy doing the wheelie?
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Still love them though, other than on a cement road in the rain...


Its great fun on a cement road in the rain while trying to brake and the jeep going sideways..
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Its great fun on a cement road in the rain while trying to brake and the jeep going sideways..
Been there, done that...on the expressway and in the city...

Confucius says: "with an ndms, the chances of hitting the vehicle to the side of you is far greater than hitting the vehicle ahead of you"

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Soumya - can you post the pic of the Gypsy doing the wheelie?
Since Guru wants to show off his lockers and trepadors, here are some pics of the gypsy being taught to do Lockasana by Swami Tejasananda

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Your Gypsy looks H-O-T, in a very simple & purposeful way. Good job with the front bumper too. Exterior Mods are just right, not too much nor too little.
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GTO - thanks. This is also a inter-state cooperative effort with the Tires coming to me from Delhi thanks to Bhpian Rahul Roy (not sure of his handle on Tbhp), Performance upgrades done in Mumbai by Allan, Diff-locks brought down from the US by another bhpian and a lot of ideas and inputs from Arka, Headers from Chennai and of course Khan Sultan from Bangalore.

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