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Old 21st March 2009, 15:44   #106
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i got it now. thanks for the answer, the articulation sure makes a big in OTS. it gives flexibility to the vehicle to over come the hurdle.

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Old 21st March 2009, 16:22   #107
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Khan sir, one major difference i could see here is the track width. with the wide track the steering drag/correction will be less during articulation.
The Axe's greater width lessens the angle a little. A little means a lot in this application. I wonder if this very thing will be upgraded for the Axe by the boys at M&M. Axe's doors could use an upgrade, too.

Mr. Khan, you continue to take risks and do interesting things. I doff my cap to thee.
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Old 21st March 2009, 20:15   #108
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K_S a quick question. Don't you think your roll over chances will be substantially high after this mod? What do you have in your mind about increasing the track width? All the zukis i came across in the net have broader tyres/axles/spacers to compensate this. And you just spent some good money for new MTs. I think you should have a high negative offset wheels.
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Old 22nd March 2009, 04:08   #109
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K_S a quick question. Don't you think your roll over chances will be substantially high after this mod? What do you have in your mind about increasing the track width? All the zukis i came across in the net have broader tyres/axles/spacers to compensate this. And you just spent some good money for new MTs. I think you should have a high negative offset wheels.
I came across this Mag Wheels,Automotive Wheels,Aluminum Alloy Wheels,Car Chrome Wheels,Supplier and confirmed its available in Bangalore. Let me know if you need the contact.

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im learning new things about pros and cons of lifting a vehicle. thanks to this thread i can understand it much better now.

lifting a vehicle will surely make it more prone to toppling over during articulation or bending the body too much due to the lift. yes increasing the track width and having wider tyres will make a big difference in stoping that.

waiting to read what khan saab doing with this problem.
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Old 22nd March 2009, 09:02   #110
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Well. a niceley designed rollcage should adorn the Gypsy now. The objective of the rollcage is to bring the gypsy back on its wheels if it topples by chance. Any designs?

Sorry Khan for hijacking, but found the idea irresistable!
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After thought the tyre set up on Sultan's gypsy was adequate for the stock suspension set-up. This is now dwarfed with the SPOA and needs urgent upgrade !
He he. Who knows what will happen next/tomorrow .

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K_S a quick question. Don't you think your roll over chances will be substantially high after this mod? What do you have in your mind about increasing the track width? All the zukis i came across in the net have broader tyres/axles/spacers to compensate this. ...
Yes. it will compared to the stock Gypsy. However, better articulation should address 'some' of that concern.

You are right about lots of zuks having wide axle but then they all invariable run 32-34-35 size tyres and much more lift even on SPoA. In that case, I think, the axle width/tyre ratio would nearly be about same as what I have now with 29 size tyres.

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Not needed now. Have made some alternate arrangements to address this

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Well. a niceley designed rollcage should adorn the Gypsy now. The objective of the rollcage is to bring the gypsy back on its wheels if it topples by chance. Any designs?..
You just guesed my next Mod sir. Just wait and the work will begin soon on this front also.
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You just guesed my next Mod sir. Just wait and the work will begin soon on this front also.
Time for me to copy the design from you now!
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BTW khan,how much have you spent till now for the suspensions alone?
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Old 23rd March 2009, 18:23   #114
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Here is a picture of the Gypsy after SPoA.


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Old 23rd March 2009, 19:51   #115
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Here is the another pic of JEEPsy. Testing the articulation and the travel of the axle.
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Here is the another pic of JEEPsy. Testing the articulation and the travel of the axle.
Wow, so finally its ready to climb trees
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Old 23rd March 2009, 20:30   #117
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Hey Khan,
Super cool mags there. Your Gypsy looks more like a tank to me.
It should definitely sport a sticker saying, "Go anywhere do anything"
Cheers buddy,
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Wow, so finally its ready to climb trees
lol i was about to type the same!

So how does it feel off road? any updates?
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Old 23rd March 2009, 21:17   #119
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... It should definitely sport a sticker saying, "Go anywhere do anything
mmmm. I would prefer a sleeper



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lol i was about to type the same!

So how does it feel off road? any updates?
Well, It can climb this
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On a serious note, the SPoA job is just tooo good and opens up lots of possibilities and doors for more serious off-roading. Better articulation, better GC, better control over rocks..

The Gypsy rocks now man. The Lockers + t-case + short rear & the SPoA are now working in complete harmony and complimenting each other.
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mmmm. I would prefer a sleeper
Yeah, right!! with a lift, those tires and alloys it is sure a "SLEEPER"

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