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Old 20th April 2009, 02:08   #91
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Yes under serial # there will be Year along the lines of 2000-2001 and then further down the date of acceptance e.g. 22 March 2001 and then below that year of entry into service 2001.

The years are usually printed on the plate in black and the date (e.g. 22 March) is stamped into the plate.

What plans you got for the new 550 ?

Hi guys, Ran a check on the engine its running smooth started on just the second crank. Totally forgot about the photos was too exited about the engine. The body is in pretty good condition, lots of pipes missing (eg:vaccume, desiel,etc) overall just small nick nacks.

Hi bigman no plans as of now for her, planning to keep it stock. Just might fix a power steering and might go in for alloys 10j ones if i can find them with maxxiss mudzillas 8090 tyre or widen the set of 16" stock wheels with some offroad tyre (not much of a choice in 16"), and yes bigman the date of acceptance is 1998.
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Old 20th April 2009, 02:19   #92
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Other option is to change hubs to bolero 160pcd type (I think 4x4addict has done this) then you will have good choice of rims.
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Old 20th April 2009, 03:00   #93
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Its not the looks of the alloy that i want its the width (10j)and the offset that i want, the main thing of the 10j it will spread the tyre to give a larger contact area with the ground giving me more grip for better traction while offroading.
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Yes but if its over the manufacturers recommendations, then your looking towards abnormal tire wear, but going by what tires you already have, i think your next set is going to be either the same ones or maybe larger(11-12" wide tires to maybe more), so i think they would be all be centered around the 10" rim width sizes, right?
Ultra offset rims will only mess up your steering geometry, not to mention the extra weight and leverage they'll be exerting on those poor kingpin bearings, and even the spindle flange bearings, especially since your going to use it mostly offroad. If you want to go wider, then why don't you try using FC axles which would give you the extra width you want while still retaining the manufacturers offset level, which would not only greatly reduce the risk of kingpin bearing damage and also be a little bit easier on your biceps. I wish Beadlocks were available in India and then somehow a jaugardh could be done to mount the CTIS systems from one of those ex-army Russian trucks. That ways, a system could be made to get exactly what you're looking for, which could decrease tire pressure to get a wider tire footprint in areas that need it.
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Fitted alloys to the jeep today, the breath of the tyre has srank and the wheel gone in an inch or so. the overall look of the jeep is narrowed up and now i have to fit spacers.
So guys it was for this reason i want 10j alloys, so i dont face the same problem with the 550. The mudzilla (8080) are 10.5" wide and fitting them on a 8.5j rim does not work at all. The tyre which i am getting for the 550 is also a mudzilla (8090), the size is the same but its thread pattern is different.
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Post some pictures of your new purchase.
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Old 21st April 2009, 00:34   #97
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Ill surely do that tomorow, and also start a new thread for the 550 and also the photos of her.

Sorry i forgot Brutus tried the fc truck diffrential on one of my friends jeep because he has put 35'' tyre, but thats too wide. Ihave posted his jeep pictures in the All teamBHP jeep thread. (green jeep)

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Old 22nd April 2009, 23:49   #98
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Here are pictures of my new wheels and the tube doors i made. the doors are not complete the mounting for the locks have yet to be done.
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lovely wheels Surd, but what size are they?
Too big a wheel width and you asking for trouble. I think you better stick with 8-9J of the rim sizes for that 12.5 width size rubbers of yours. Too much width and you mess with the outer tire thread life and also the fuel efficiency. Besides, mud need tires that can bite through to catch the solid mass underneath, and wide tires, without the wieght, don't do that.
Just saw the Endeavour wheels today. It would not take much work to get them working for a beadlock design. Let me get the Jonga through and i'll show you how the bead-locks done. Since the Cummins has its own air pump, it would'nt take much work to get an onboard air hose working, so beadloakes the way. Besides it get me an inch or maybe another half to play with, so fitting 33x14 boggers would'nt be much of a problem. I decided to keep it a secret until the last moment, but heck, for pals it's all yours.
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are you going to paint thos tube doors in the same colour as the rest of the jeep is or you going to keep the tube doors as they look in the photos?

did you try fitting the half doors instead of tube doors?
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are you going to paint thos tube doors in the same colour as the rest of the jeep is or you going to keep the tube doors as they look in the photos?

did you try fitting the half doors instead of tube doors?
Hi Pram the doors are not yet finished the lock mountings have to be done and then i might powder coat or paint them black. I did not want the half doors as its a common thing people do i wanted it to look different.

Hi brutus the wheels are 8.5j x15" wheels, the width of the wheels have infact decreased the rims that i had widened are nearly a inch wider. The wheels have gone in and i have to use spacres now.
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why don't you chrome it?
the chrome will look better then paint.
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Old 24th April 2009, 14:43   #103
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I was thinking of the same thing but it want go wiyh the Black theam of the jeep.
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I was thinking of the same thing but it want go wiyh the Black theam of the jeep.

Yes black will go with the over all tone of your Jeep.
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Old 4th August 2009, 08:58   #105
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Here are some recent pictures of my jeep. Just a few changes done, the 4x4 single leaver removed and a double leaver assy fitted as i wanted to get 2wd low function operational. A bikini top fitted, new alloy wheels fitted with the help of 1.75" spacers.
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