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Old 26th October 2011, 08:22   #76
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Wow! Endy is looking really butch after the lift.

The stickers on front bumper and rear windshield are ok but the one on the side window is little over the top and making the Endy look like Ironman's mobile advertisement vehicle.

Is it only me or after the lift Endy is really looking under tyred?
Thank you for your kind words

Yes I thought the stickers on the side might be a bit over the top but you know what... I like it! It separates it from the other Endys out there and makes it unique.

Here are before and after pics from when I first got my completely stock Endy and what it is like now:
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Old 26th October 2011, 15:03   #77
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Exclamation Monster Diesel upgrade : Phase 1

Recently, my cousin fitted a K&N Typhoon air filter to his Skoda Octavia RS - and the results were sweet!!!

Subsequently, I have been bitten by the bug and want to help my Ford Endeavour 2.5l 4x2 (2006) grow a little more and need advice from you guys regarding:

1) Best Diesel Tuning Kit (In terms of Output, Service, Availability). I have looked at:
  • Petes
  • Red Rooster
  • RaceChip
  • EngineCal

2) What is the most ferocious Air Filter on the market for a diesel truck? K&N only have a stock replacement filter, but I'm looking for a High Peformance Air Intake kit.

3) How much of a difference does an after-market Oil filter make?

Also, it would help if you could let me know the best price you guys have got and where. Looking forward to your advice.
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1) I would suggest Petes. I've had one on my Innova for 85k kms + without issues. Also their customer service is top notch. Red Rooster sells a Spider tuning box but I'm not sure how it is, though another member here is happy with it on his Endeavour.

2) Get the stock replacement. Getting a proper CAI for these types of cars doesn't sound anything like the Typhoon you heard.
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Subsequently, I have been bitten by the bug and want to help my Ford Endeavour 2.5l 4x2 (2006) grow a little more and need advice from you guys regarding:

1) Best Diesel Tuning Kit (In terms of Output, Service, Availability). I have looked at:
  • Petes
  • Red Rooster
  • RaceChip
  • EngineCal
2) What is the most ferocious Air Filter on the market for a diesel truck? K&N only have a stock replacement filter, but I'm looking for a High Peformance Air Intake kit.

3) How much of a difference does an after-market Oil filter make?

Also, it would help if you could let me know the best price you guys have got and where. Looking forward to your advice.
Does your car have a mechanical injection pump or an ecu controlled one ? If it is the older 2.5 litre, then it would be having the mechanical pump which cannot be tuned using chips. However, they can be tuned on a dyno with a skillful tuner tweaking the turbo and the fuel pump.

Not all cars respond dramatically to air filter changes. We have seen changes varying from negligible to about 7% when tested on a dyno.

Oil filters may hardly make any difference to your on road performance. They may help in longer replacement intervals or a less wear and tear by better filtration (very unlikely).

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Subsequently, I have been bitten by the bug and want to help my Ford Endeavour 2.5l 4x2 (2006) grow a little more and need advice from you guys regarding:

1) Best Diesel Tuning Kit (In terms of Output, Service, Availability). I have looked at:
[*]Petes[*]Red Rooster[*]RaceChip[*]EngineCal
I have a Spider Diesel tuning box in my 3.0 Endeavour and absolutely love it. Look at my thread on Spider vs Petes tuning box in the modifications -> under the hood section. Written about my comparison of spider vs petes vs racechip vs race dynamics. I would recommend the Spider diesel tuning box.

Link to thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ck-pg-2-a.html (Spider Diesel Tuning Box VS. Pete's Tuning Box - Spider Box feedback on pg 2)

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Old 30th October 2011, 07:19   #81
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Hey Endeavour333,

going offroad today on the ECR. Care to join us? Anybody else who is interested in joining can also join us. Will be fun!
Cars coming today are Endeavour, Pajero, Fortuner, Prado and Land Cruiser.
Please PM me if your interested in coming! We'll be meeting up at around 2PM near Sholinganalur. And mods, is it okay to post phone numbers for contact on the thread?
If yes, my number is 9840600210.
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Hey Endeavour333,

going offroad today on the ECR. Care to join us? Anybody else who is interested in joining can also join us. Will be fun!
Cars coming today are Endeavour, Pajero, Fortuner, Prado and Land Cruiser.
Please PM me if your interested in coming! We'll be meeting up at around 2PM near Sholinganalur. And mods, is it okay to post phone numbers for contact on the thread?
If yes, my number is 9840600210.
Good thing I have push notifications on my phone for the mobile app

Definitely want to come. Will get in touch with you soon.

- Vishnu

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Today is the inaugural indian F1 race at 3 pm
Hence can't make it.have fun
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Old 1st November 2011, 05:52   #84
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Went off roading today on the beach and other places near the ecr. Went with another Endeavour(last years model), pajero, fortuner, landcruiser.

The passengers that had been in the other Endeavour and then mine really noticed a pronounced change in the ride quality of my Endy. It was much more comfortable and less bouncy. There was much less oscillation of the suspension up and down after a bump too. The shocks effectively restricted any excess up or down motion.

If there is one thing from the suspension kit that is supposed to have the largest bang for the buck improvement in ride quality it is the Polyurethane Bush kit. The ironman shocks are great too but they are much more expensive. If you can get the PU bush kit alone it will cost you around Rs. 4,300. I'd get the PU kit with the greasable shackles too as they make a difference as well by allowing the suspension to move more freely for hardly any money at all. Great value for money those 2 are and will greatly improve ride quality. You will have to order these from the ironman website though as Zac in Bangalore won't give you parts of the lift kit separately.

Order parts for the FORD RANGER. That is what it's called outside Asia. Can Probably ask Zac of ironman Bangalore to order them on the next shipment he brings in too.

I don't have videos from the beach trail but it was great fun! Great SUV spot. I have A video of me doing a steep sand incline which I thought was impossible though:


Very happy with the Ironman suspension!

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Great shots!!! The AT tyre helped there I guess. I can't imagine doing that with the stock.

And that's a mean looking butch you got there after the lift. Sorry if I haven't understood completely: did you go for the maximum lift with the IronMan?

And Vishnu, for Lord's sake, get the 265s on the beast. I have PMed you the link where I have posted pictures of my 31x10.5x15. But I doubt you will be able to find AT tyres; mine are HT. Alternatively, you can upsize to 265/65/17. This is still tad smaller than the 31x10.5x15, but you will be able to get A/T tyres that stock the Fortuner.
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Great shots!!! The AT tyre helped there I guess. I can't imagine doing that with the stock.

And that's a mean looking butch you got there after the lift. Sorry if I haven't understood completely: did you go for the maximum lift with the IronMan?

And Vishnu, for Lord's sake, get the 265s on the beast. I have PMed you the link where I have posted pictures of my 31x10.5x15. But I doubt you will be able to find AT tyres; mine are HT. Alternatively, you can upsize to 265/65/17. This is still tad smaller than the 31x10.5x15, but you will be able to get A/T tyres that stock the Fortuner.
Shyam the Endy is actually a lot more capable than you think! Trust me, I was just like you - doubting whether my car could do anything more than the sand on a football field. But in fact it can do a lot more. You will learn with experience about what the cars capabilities truly are off road. I am slowly learning where I can actually go with the Endy. Other cars did that slope as well, including a completely stock Endy with HT tyres, fortuner, pajero, and a land cruiser. So yours will definitely be able to do it as well. Not completely sure what tyres the others had though.

Regarding the lift, yes I got the maximum lift. Probably got a little more too because I got the rear sway bar removed.

Thank you for the link btw, I did look at the pics. They really fill up those wheel arches! I'll be surprised if they don't rub the arches quite often though. I'm just going to keep these ATs for now and look at upgrading to MT tyres in about 6 months when this whole import restriction business will have cleared up.
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@Vishnu: Nice Pics

Why did you not take a fresh track? Its always easier to do it in a laid out track in sand!
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@Vishnu: Nice Pics

Why did you not take a fresh track? Its always easier to do it in a laid out track in sand!
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Was thinking about doing that next time. I know where this spot is so that's definitely on the to do list.
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Hey, nice location for the dune (Wadi?) bashing... Is it kelambakkam or Palar?
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