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Old 30th June 2008, 18:35   #16
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Boy, he sure needs wider rubber to make that lift job look good.
A beauty queen it ain't but it sure looks like it is highly functional. The all white paint does not help. But I will bet it runs like a raped ape.
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Old 1st July 2008, 19:09   #17
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Its possible, Gypsy has a divorced transfer case
it has a 75 bhp nissan cd20 engine witj 14 kgm torque. with 4x4 working.
If somebody could do this in Bangalore/Chennai or nearby,I'll be the first customer.

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Old 1st July 2008, 22:13   #18
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@pvrajan: Any underbody pics?
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Thats a pathetic lookig car. Why the hell would you remove the front bumper and put whatever thae rubbish that fellow has put!!
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A beauty queen it ain't but it sure looks like it is highly functional. The all white paint does not help. But I will bet it runs like a raped ape.
@DD- the second time I'm seeing that particular description. is that a compliment? it sure sounds unpleasant
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.....Why the hell would you remove the front bumper and put whatever thae rubbish that fellow has put!!
Cyrus, the stock bumper is not suitable for installing a winch in the Gypsy and the bumper on this gypsy is on 'similar' lines that is put by off-roaders in their Samurai's world over. This modified bumper is much more functional than the stock one in rock crawling and off-road situations.

For pure off-roading, the looks are secondary and functionality is #1 priority and that's why the owner has tried to do a lift job also.

From the pics, one can see that the SPOA mod has been done. However, as GTO said, it needs more wider wheels to make the lift job effective. currently this setup could adversely effect the stability and increase rollover chances in extreme situations

Infact, i am planning to do the SPOA mod on my gypsy as well and also remove the 'rear overhang'. Can't find a mechanic who can do justice to these 2 mods.

Anyone, any pointers (in Bangalore)??? Any brave tuner/mechanic willing to take up this here in Bangalore?

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@DD- the second time I'm seeing that particular description. is that a compliment? it sure sounds unpleasant
Yes sure it is a compliment!

khan_sultan, I might be wrong. But it looks more like a body lift rather than a SPOA conversion.

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khan_sultan, I might be wrong. But it looks more like a body lift rather than a SPOA conversion.
looks like a body lift to me too.
look at the gap between the bumper and the front grille.
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... khan_sultan, I might be wrong. But it looks more like a body lift rather than a SPOA conversion.
Sankar, even i had this impression on first looks. However, after carefully looking at the pictures it seems to be a SPOA for sure.

The reason I say is that in the past 2 weeks I would have visited atleast 100's of websites on SPOA mods in a samurai and I can see that the front leafs seem to go aver the front axle. It is not very clear in the picture but if one looks carefully at the leafs and axle height, it seems to be a SPOA for sure.

However; I could be wrong -- the world is strange, things at times are different from what they seem to be
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Since when were monster trucks allowed in India Change the rubber and that's what it would look like.

Dude, better do something nice to this before the fellow gypsians steal your ride and take it to the crusher.

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khan_sultan,
that misplaced bumper had fooled me for a while too!!
had to run down to my gypsy to get a reality check.
the leafs are indeed over the axles...
cheers
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Anybody know who makes that after-market cap? Is it available in India?
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Anybody know who makes that after-market cap? Is it available in India?
DD, I am assuming that you are referring to the sloping 'half cabin roof' of the Gypsy. In that case, it is of the stock HT Gypsy. Should be available in old spare parts market. I think it can be easily fabricated also.

If it is something else that you mean by 'cap', then
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If it's SPOA then it's real cool! That Gypsy looks very purposeful!
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I dont trust the SPOA stuff(locally fabricated) we get in India. Anybody tried this other then the ML Gypsy above?
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