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Old 23rd March 2009, 21:32   #121
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Approach angle compared to stock gypsy!
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Old 23rd March 2009, 22:41   #122
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But still can't do this
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Maxis Trepado tyres failed in slush.

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Good comparsion vijay.
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Congrats Shahnawaz on a well executed SPOA mod. Continous Improvement/Evolution of your Gypsy reminds me of the Olympics motto - "Citius, Altius, Fortius", meaning faster, higher, stronger.

While we are all distracted by the SPOA, SK has also added -ve offset alloys for a wider track and increased tyre contact patch.

So whats the next mod? Better Shocks or Ladder?
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Hi Vijay Really we got a test ground to test our Khans SPOA project every thing what we expected slush, sand, rock crawling thanks for your google search next find a place to test the power of dwaraks 1.8 MPFi Sha treapodor not failed we tried a bit more i think....What about Geolander sorry Just Kidding
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Old 24th March 2009, 07:32   #125
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The next mod should be a rollcage. Good going sir. Your gypsy needs a roll cage for the infamous angles it leans onto!
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Good Vijay with only two pictures you told full success story of SPOA Now find places for Khan He needs Extreme terrain now.Khan Sir Congrats
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Congrats on a well executed SPOA.
The Gypsy looks mean and am sure all other vehicles on the road (and off the road) are intimated by its look.
Would love to see its performance in the next OTR
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What about Geolander sorry Just Kidding
Time was constraint otherwise geolander tyres would have done slush easily.
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Congratulations khan bhai. Now the axle on a Gypsy really flexes and how!! Please test the job on your famous off-road (t-halli) rocky terrain...if it holds good there it will hold good every where!!

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1. How is the steering? Is it vague? Do you still feel the need for hi steer?

2. Did you reduce the arch of your spring to reduce the ride height (front)?

3. Since you are the pioneer in team-bhp atleast do you recommend this job to others as a high priority modification?

P.S- The mags looks awsome!!

with regards

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Old 24th March 2009, 11:28   #130
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Congrats Shanawaz. The SPoA works very well with your gypsy. Am looking forward to a off road/ on road feedback from you.

Cheers
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Sultan,
An awesome climber you have there.
Get" VERTICAL" decals on the sides of your Gypsy.
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I was waiting for this. The offroad photos after the SPoA mod are truely awesome, it shows the advantages of SPoA very clearly.

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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..
Does that mean you don't consider lowest point of diff housing as the GC? I too believe the lowest point at the center of the wheelbase as the effective GC. That has been definitely raised.

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lifting a vehicle will surely make it more prone to toppling over during articulation or bending the body too much due to the lift.
Actually for offroad application, it makes it less prone to toppling during articulation. However, it makes it prone to rollover at highspeed turns because of higher CG.
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mmmm. I would prefer a sleeper
Yeah right!

The Gypsy's paint is kinda like the king's new clothes, I guess.

Sleeper - thats rich!
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I too believe the lowest point at the center of the wheelbase as the effective GC. That has been definitely raised.
Thats the breakover angle!! Sir.
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Hi Shahnawaz,

Nice Job!!!!! the SPOA has improved some attributes of the GYPSY.

Beef up your front Spring Hangers, as they are the first to contact any obstacle.

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