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Old 1st June 2011, 10:14   #1
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Default JEEPS of the Charminar offroad club

This is a new club we have opened in Hyderabad , vehicles of members and our team will be showcased in this thread.

The 1st vehicle is a MM550 with

2" shackle lift
OME shocks
31" Maxxis big horns
Custom matt finish paint job
Hand made M38AI grill
Handmade M38A1 dash board
Stock XD3P ENGINE .

Owner : Abinav REDDY
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This is a very tastefully done up 550 by Abhinav, saw the end product in person.
Also hope to see it in action at AKC and EXXAM.
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Fantastic Jeep!! I Liked the way tailgate has been done and also the position of Hi-Lift Jack is interesting. Also which Winch is it?
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Hyderabadis do have a great taste when it comes to Jeeps and Food. Very tastefully done 5x0. The front ST treatment could have been much better though. BTW, what wheel rims are those?

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Franky, AFAIK the matt finish paint job cost almost 80k to 1L right??.

Great display of Articulation.
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This is a new club we have opened in Hyderabad , vehicles of members and our team will be showcased in this thread.

The 1st vehicle is a MM550 with

2" shackle lift
OME shocks
31" Maxxis big horns
Custom matt finish paint job
Hand made M38AI grill
Handmade M38A1 dash board
Stock XD3P ENGINE .

Owner : Abinav REDDY
Nice jeeep.
If you dont mind can you PM me the hi res pics of roll cage and tail gate.
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Frankenstein,
Great thread you have started, I for one will definitely be subscribed to this.
Just one question: why are the lower leaf springs wrapped in protective cover- any particular reason? Does that provide any advantage? or is it just that it yet to be removed?
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Tastefully done up 550.
Whats that stuff wrapped around the leaf set? Looks good, but does it serve any special purpose?
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Fantastic jeep there.

Is there some sort of cover on the leaf springs, what is the benefit ?

Please put up some pictures of the dash board.
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Is there some sort of cover on the leaf springs, what is the benefit ?
To keep the muck away and retain the spring lubrication, i suppose. IIRC old cars came with leather wrapped spring leafs, basically same concept.
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A Lovely Thread. All eyes glued to this thread to have a look at the Offroading beasts of Hyderabad being showcased here. A lovely Jeep there Abhinav. Everytime I see a jeep, my heart skips a beat.
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This is a new club we have opened in Hyderabad ,
Owner : Abinav REDDY
the jeep looks really macho.
thanks Frankenstein for the pic's.

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Also which Winch is it?
those are Brazilian rims.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-te...eel-drums.html (Off Road Steel Drums)
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To keep the muck away and retain the spring lubrication, i suppose. IIRC old cars came with leather wrapped spring leafs, basically same concept.
Spot on Jaggu Sir,
many jeepers from Hyderabad and Bhopal still follow this practice. i used the same contraption in my WILLYS for few years and there is a noticeable difference in ride quality. and yes leafs noise reduces drastically.

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Just one question: why are the lower leaf springs wrapped in protective cover- any particular reason? Does that provide any advantage? or is it just that it yet to be removed?
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Tastefully done up 550.
Whats that stuff wrapped around the leaf set? Looks good, but does it serve any special purpose?
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Is there some sort of cover on the leaf springs, what is the benefit ?
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those are Brazilian rims.
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Spot on Jaggu Sir,
many jeepers from Hyderabad and Bhopal still follow this practice. i used the same contraption in my WILLYS for few years and there is a noticeable difference in ride quality. and yes leafs noise reduces drastically.
Dear all,
WWII Jeeps have used these spring covers in Asian and African continents as the terrain is dusty and dust mixed with grease turns into an abrasive compound apart from drying out the grease.

These are custom stitched covers, to keep the dust, grime and slush out of the grease packed leaf springs. Great for off roading.

Like Jaggu mentioned and also Shubendra's observation, many in Hyderabad get this done on their Jeeps.
It is inexpensive yet effective. Get a good craftsman to do the job either in canvas, leather or FRP.
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^^ I think FRP is not a good idea for such a part. The kind of fluctuating loads experienced by a Leaf Spring will not encourage such a use. Anything used must have "flexibility" built into it.

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