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Old 16th April 2008, 17:13   #31
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One more thing guys... Don't fit a Isuzu Trooper 4x4 gear box on a jeep. Even though the gear box is smooth (like a car) and the 4x4 performs well, spares for the 4x4 gear box are real tough to come by...

Practical issues tell me you should fit a normal Jeep gear box ( 3+1 or 4+1) with Isuzu Engine but make custom adapter plates.
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I agree Spitfire... But not all Jeeps are used by their owners for off-roading.
Every Jeep owner makes some compromises. Some for economy, some for looks, some for everyday utility;

I feel the moment a Jeep is fitted with alloy wheels and radial tires, a good deal of 4x4 capability is gone. A MM Classic with alloy wheels and radials, would perform far better off the road with normal wheel discs and 7.00 x 16' NDMS tires. Here we compromise off-road ability for looks and tarmac handling.

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How does fitting alloy wheels and radials compromise off-road ability? Alloys are more resistant to damage and the best off-road tyres today are radials. Have a look at BFG Krawler and Michelin XZL/XML.
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One more thing guys... Don't fit a Isuzu Trooper 4x4 gear box on a jeep. Even though the gear box is smooth (like a car) and the 4x4 performs well, spares for the 4x4 gear box are real tough to come by...

Practical issues tell me you should fit a normal Jeep gear box ( 3+1 or 4+1) with Isuzu Engine but make custom adapter plates.
How realiable are the custom plates? I'm told there will be frequent issues on reliability..

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How does fitting alloy wheels and radials compromise off-road ability? Alloys are more resistant to damage and the best off-road tyres today are radials. Have a look at BFG Krawler and Michelin XZL/XML.
The alloy wheels and readial tires are good for most situations..but the 7.00x16 NDMS excels in slush..And can withstand more sidewall abuse!
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Guys, check out the pic. Isuzu DSL in a Low Bonnet Willys. Have to ask my friend if i can post the pics of the jeep. We are looking for a orignal petrol engine of the Willys. Any help from you guys will be appreciated.
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Guys, check out the pic. Isuzu DSL in a Low Bonnet Willys. Have to ask my friend if i can post the pics of the jeep. We are looking for a orignal petrol engine of the Willys. Any help from you guys will be appreciated.
Hi Egangsta,

The jeep shown in your pic seems to be a low bonnet Ford. The head lights of a Ford were inside the front grill.

I too had a low bonnet Ford fitted with an Isuzu 2.4 with a 4 speed gearbox and 4x4. The problem i faced was that the oil filter would get busted while offroading as the engine is placed lower in the Ford as compared to the CJ3b or the MM540's. But the performance was amazing.

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..The problem i faced was that the oil filter would get busted while offroading as the engine is placed lower in the Ford as compared to the CJ3b or the MM540's.
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is it a thing of concern even in the 540's? Also, I guess the petrol Isuzu will also have the similar issue?
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Randeep,
is it a thing of concern even in the 540's? Also, I guess the petrol Isuzu will also have the similar issue?
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Hi Kandisa,

This problem will not come about in a MM540 as there is more space for the engine to breathe. The engine does not hang as it fits directly on the stock engines mounting. The Isuzu petrol is an amazing fit in the MM540, infact Mahindra had launched an MM540 with a factory fitted Isuzu petrol engine.

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