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Old 4th June 2010, 14:05   #1
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I have been having my Gypsy( 1989 model,mg410) for some time now.However,met a few Gypsy experts lately and what they said was that the 89 Gypsy is of absolutely no use...They said it lacks both in power and balance . I havent felt that till now but want to know your thoughts on the same.Do you all feel similarly?shall I dispose it off and buy a gypsy king instead?

Also,I need to change the carbs on my engine....any idea how much would that cost?
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Amit

...Also,I would like to know is,will my Gypsy can have same performance as the other gypsy kings and so with proper mods done on it ? Basically,I want my gypsy for offroading....

I know what I am stating right now is very vague but I am not an expert ..I would want a general opinion on this...
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Old 4th June 2010, 14:25   #2
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First take you vehicle off roading a few times, learn and understand what your gypsy can do and cannot do, after that you can decide for yourself if you want to mod it or go in a for a gypsy king.
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@Amit: Siddu has give you the most sensible & honest advice you can ever get. I agree with him. take your Gypsy off-road and then decide.

PS: I know of a 80's 410 Gypsy with 20+ year old tyres that does circles around many other 4x4's.
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...met a few Gypsy experts lately and what they said was that the 89 Gypsy is of absolutely no use......
All I can say is...this opinion of theirs is absolutely of no use.

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...They said it lacks both in power and balance ...
It has sufficient power for doing most off-roading trails.

siddartha has provided a very apt reply. There is nothing more to add to what he has said.
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Old 4th June 2010, 20:40   #5
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Thanks Sidhartha,Blue and khan sir...I will do the same.Also,I feel a lot better hearing from khan sir.Thanks so much for taking interest in my post.I will keep u posted and also post some pics of my gypsy tomorrow.
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Gypsy1989,
Siddu has the similar old vehicle and 100% in stock form.And he and she always in the best form at OTRs which gives immense confidence to peopole like us who also own MG410 for OTRs.your gypsy will perform surly even at stock condition

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Old 5th June 2010, 13:51   #7
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Well, if you consider selling it - you know whom to PM.

Honest Advice - Use your gypsy and learn to harness its potential.

IMO a MG410 is good enough for most OTRs. They will do anything and everything a MG413 does apart from top speed runs.

My 2 paise..
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And a 410 is better suited to crawling offroad/ has better spread of useable torque on account of its long stroke engine as compared to a King which is far more free revving and often results in wheelspins and false starts.
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I had a similar question in mind, got the answers from this post.

Thanks for all.
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Thanks Rajachu,Headers and Satan.This really makes me feel better.I am attaching a few pics of my Gypsy and the engine for you all to jusge better.
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And I will keep that in mind,Headers.
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Gypsy1989
Could I suggest some nice -ve offset wheels with slightly wider tyres (215/75R15). These will make your tyres come out a little more and will give your vehicle a better stance.
Cheers
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PS - do PM me if you need any help
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its a original Japanese model i think its better put together than todays gypsys
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Mani sir,Honestly you have just made my day ! I think I dont need to listen to my relatives and family for keeping this Gypsy.Scrap is what they call my Gypsy,but your observation is a great morale booster for me,Thanks !

Gypsy Boy,thanks for the suggestion.Yes,I do want to change my tyres and the rim too.Will pm you.Btw,the front grills of your gypsy look really good.Where did you get that done?
I was also thinking of changing my seats and the steering wheels.Would love suggestions on steering wheels too.

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Old 14th June 2010, 10:19   #15
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the front grill is the original grill

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