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Old 13th December 2012, 19:38   #91
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on a JEEP adventure never ENDS......
It was a Christmas shopping for this 'Hathi' with all the weights being added. We planned to go for 4W conversion....
Hope it goes well....



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Thanks to MODS !

Good to see the Thread back on 4 X 4!
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The conversion work is in progress. I understand the Main mechanic is yet to return from his 'Sabarimala' yatra and the progress is a bit slow!

Also planning to convert rear axle to Full Floating !

Thinking to Swap the Diesel TANK to below Co-driver seat. Not sure whether we can find the same from Shivajinagar Gujri ?
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waiting for parts from your end... i hope they are delivered today?
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waiting for parts from your end... i hope they are delivered today?
Bro was there to deliver parts today,except FFRA. Those are today's photos.
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All the best on the conversion to 4x4. Please share some more details on the GB and TC combination you have used.
+1 for the FFRA conversion and it is in able hands of Santosh :-)
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SVS,

What was the reason for choosing FFRA Over 550's axle ? Are you keeping the drum brakes on front ?

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SVS,

What was the reason for choosing FFRA Over 550's axle ? Are you keeping the drum brakes on front ?

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At the moment the drum brakes stay.
What are advantages of MM550? Wider track?
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For once I dont know whats going on!! (Sree....) FFRA was srinis decision, may be he read the pros and cons of it over SFRA online...

Srini - the main shaft Prabhu got from gujri isnt working again!! Please call me from Shivaji Nagar the next time when Prabhu goes to exchange the part...
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At the moment the drum brakes stay.
What are advantages of MM550? Wider track?
Track width is same 51" but the axle is different with the advantage of LSD.
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Following is a rough cost estimate of the cost
1. Front/Real Differential axles + TC = 26.5k
2. Flanges, hubs and other Misc etc ~ 5k

Also planning to shift the Fuel tank from Rear to the Front left under co-driver seat. as I understand need to find a CJ tank.

We could not find one in Shivajinagar Gujri any leads ??
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All the best on the conversion to 4x4. Please share some more details on the GB and TC combination you have used.
+1 for the FFRA conversion and it is in able hands of Santosh :-)
I'm sorry for not replying earlier.

It's another standard MM540 here, with KMT90 + T18
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The Jeep is out from Hosur after the 4 X 4 conversion.

Thanks to SV Santosh, under whose guidance the conversion was accomplished. Another feather to SVS

Here it is the Version 2.0 of the Jeep. Now undergoing TEST... Hope everything goes well.
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Thanks to you I got to learn 2 rare things I have never supervised in a garage.

1) Engine rebuild (XDP4.90)
2) 2wd-4wd conversion.

My mech does sumo engines, indica, qualis, picup types on a regular basis... even a few XD3P's...

I can safely say I learnt a LOT in the conversion, I feel its too complicated and would any day advice buyers to search for the 4wd version from word GO!.

Your thorn areas were the hub spindles and GB Main shaft (4wd has a shorter one compared to 2wd GB). Finding the right part proved to be a challenge and tested your bro's patience, but finally got it done. FFRA decision was a surprise and thankfully that I had played around a lot in past so got it done with smoothly.

I still feel my mech charged a bit on the high side, but I dont have a reference point at bangy for such a job. Issue in this example was we didnt a remove-refit-go kit. Rear and front diffs were hollow and crown-pinion setting was a bigger chunk of the labor. But had we gone the full kit way, the parts bill would have been higher too, anyways, looking at overall picture, we werent more than 5% higher from any other such example.

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This Jeep gave me plenty of things to learn. couldn't get to post lot of things on the forum thou.
Time to upshift..
Thinking of a change.....
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