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Old 16th March 2009, 20:30   #46
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Wow, that was great. I think the service guys was right in mentioning if you need a Ladder

I remember seeing something similar to this in my recent visit to Thailand. The only difference I could remember is that it had a even bigger wheel protuding outside gypsy body. Sorry I have no pics.

So, now, is the front bumper coming back?

P.S. Seems Bay 15 is reservered for your Gyspy only !!
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Old 16th March 2009, 20:49   #47
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Dear Khan,
It looks awesome, head reeling stuff!! Would love to see the new setup in action.
All the best with this project and hope to see your Gypsy on its new limbs soon (if shoes is for tyres).
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Old 16th March 2009, 23:12   #48
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Khan sir, just a small observation. is the steering work done or needs to be done? shouldn't the angle needs to be reduced? or else a small bump can steer the wheel either way on high speeds.
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Old 17th March 2009, 00:16   #49
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hows the ride quality. Any news of the excessive body roll on highways?
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Old 17th March 2009, 00:29   #50
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awesome, the gypsy is looking great!!
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Old 17th March 2009, 09:13   #51
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.... is the steering work done or needs to be done? shouldn't the angle needs to be reduced? or else a small bump can steer the wheel either way on high speeds.
Lots and lots of small small, but very important, work is still left. Steering, brake lines, DS spacers etc are still left to be done.

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hows the ride quality. Any news of the excessive body roll on highways?
Still not complete sir. Don't know how it will be.
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Old 17th March 2009, 09:28   #52
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Thanks Vinod. It's surprising that the SPOA Gypsy did not articulate/flex. The culprit in my opinion could be the 'stock dampers' that would be used.
Shanavaz, that gypsy does not have its sway bar removed. Thats why it does not flex!

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Hey Shahnawaz, nice Gypsy, looks great. You should drive her down to bombay for a meet like last time. It was fun.
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I must say, that is one mean looking gypsy. Any plans for putting back the bumper?? It looks kinda incomplete without it.
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Hi Shahnawaz, Nice job with the Spoa. Now the next project should be a Winch Bumper and a 1.6 or V6 Conversion!!
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Looks really mean now - an external roll-cage over the whole cabin would be really neat.

Can you get detachable stabilizer (or sway, as they call it here) bars? You dont want to be articulating with that height on a curve....

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Shanavaz, that gypsy does not have its sway bar removed. Thats why it does not flex!
mmmm.. I had thought of that and looked very closely at the pictures and then thought/assumed that the sway bar is removed.

If the sway bar is present, then as you mentioned, it will not flex as much.

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...Any plans for putting back the bumper?? It looks kinda incomplete without it.
NO. no way a bumper is coming back again. I personally like that 'incomplete/rugged, don't mess with me mean' look without the bumper

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... Now the next project should be a Winch Bumper and a 1.6 or V6 Conversion!!
Maybe at a later stage -- both of these are way way down on my priority list right now.

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an external roll-cage over the whole cabin would be really neat.
Yes. sometime soon, I need to get roll cage done. Internal/external is something I have not yet decided on.

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Can you get detachable stabilizer (or sway, as they call it here) bars? You dont want to be articulating with that height on a curve....
We don't get it here. Let's see what happens without it and then will decide on next steps.
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.... In case of a Z-Link attach the Steering Stabilizer on the Diff-Tube to the Longer Drag Link aka Balance Rod/Link

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Arka,

Is this what you are suggesting? This has the 'additional' damper from diff-tube to the longer drag link.

Looks like that I will have to go for a z-link for the short term.

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Arka,

Is this what you are suggesting? This has the 'additional' damper from diff-tube to the longer drag link.

Looks like that I will have to go for a z-link for the short term.
Hi Shahnawaz,

The proper method of putting the Stabilizer is on the Differential Tube and the Longer Drag Link/Balance Rod as this is directly connected to the Steering Knuckles and eliminates bump steer and decreases King pin and Tyre wear.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-of...upgrade-4.html

OEM Stabilizer are fitted on the Steering Drag Link because of ease of assembly.

The Stabilizer has to be parallel to the Balance Rod on at least one Axis, for optimum performance.

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PS - have you considered a dropped pitman arm?
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have you considered a dropped pitman arm?
Shanawaz, this is what i was pointing to. i think that you are going according to how it has been done for jimmy/zuki in the last pic you posted. but i feel that kinda setup without dropped pitman arm will not be suitable for indian roads. if you run over a pothole, then you will see the steering drag towards left or right. I think the ball joint between the pitman arm and the steering drag link should be as nearer to the perch on the axle housing.

Arka, please correct if i am wrong!
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