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Old 28th November 2017, 11:32   #511
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took Delivery of my Brand new Gypsy King Hardtop last week. Booking done on first week of November by paying 10000 rupees and delivery was on 24.11.2017 (after 3 weeks) On road price: 7,45,000/-
Dear DrANTO - let me be the first one to congratulate you on your new Gypsy King. You are lucky to have bought a legend, while it is still available fresh off the assembly lines 3 weeks is a very good turnaround time - I had to wait more than 2 months for mine! How I wish the road tax in KA was not as ridiculously high as it is - 7.5 lac for a new H/T is sweet!


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can anybody suggest some good external rear view mirrors for gypsy. My car has only right side mirror and it is pathetic. Many people said Maruthi Omni or Bolero mirror will fit. Any other options worth considering?
The most convenient option is to go with Bolero mirrors which are readily available, reasonably priced, and a straight fit, except that these use 2 screws and Gypsy has 3 on the OE mirror - you will end up with one gaping hole. The other option is to go for these - I got these shipped to a friend in US who was coming to India the subsequent month. These are way better than the Bolero or Omni ones, although relatively expensive. But believe me, they are worth every penny, not only in terms of the smashing looks (pic for reference (Maruti Suzuki Gypsy - Queries)) but also the superb quality of vision. Try and get these, if you can.

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The other option is to go for these - I got these shipped to a friend in US who was coming to India the subsequent month. These are way better than the Bolero or Omni ones, although relatively expensive. But believe me, they are worth every penny, not only in terms of the smashing looks
Thank you for the help cool_dube. This looks absolutely fantastic. I will try to get one like this.

Frankly speaking I am extremely lucky. Gypsy production was going on when I booked my vehicle. So I didn't have to wait much. I was contemplating about buying a new Gypsy for the last 1-2 years. It is an evergreen classic and we are the proud owners of this wonderful machine.
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Hi All,

Iam back on this thread after a while ! Wanted some advice from people who have made long distance trips to Leh or Spiti.

Iam planning on a 7000 Km round trip in my Gypsy this April. I will be going upto Kargil (sometime in May). Further down, at an altitude of 14000ft, the temperatures will still be subzeros and snowing in a few places (Drang Drung Glacier)

My Gypsy is now 8000 Kms old and i have been doing lots of offroading. No problems yet.

Based on your experience , do you think i could face any engine issues at high altitude. Should i be ready with accessories like spark plus , fuses, oil etc assuming i cant get immediate help if i run into issues?

DrBones, i know you went to Spiti. How did you prepare for any unforeseen breakdowns??

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I am back on this thread after a while ! Wanted some advice from people who have made long distance trips to Leh or Spiti.
Wow! Hats off, Shyam! That would be one heck of a trip, albeit VERY trying on your spine Do keep us posted on your plans.

On your queries - do not forget that numerous Gypsies do home runs on this terrain day in and day out, given that it is the trusted workhorse of the Indian Army. There are very few vehicles that can come even close to the Gypsy when it comes to reliability on these terrains. So net-net, the Gypsy will come out of anything you throw at it - whether the driver/passengers make it - is a different question altogether

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I think your major challenge will be driving the car up to and back from the foothills in the heat of the Indian summer. The car will cope. Just do a full service including an oil change and perhaps have the brakes checked and cleaned too. You may have to carry a jerry can for petrol once into the remote areas.
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Wow! Hats off, Shyam! That would be one heck of a trip, albeit VERY trying on your spine Do keep us posted on your plans.

On your queries - do not forget that numerous Gypsies do home runs on this terrain day in and day out, given that it is the trusted workhorse of the Indian Army. There are very few vehicles that can come even close to the Gypsy when it comes to reliability on these terrains. So net-net, the Gypsy will come out of anything you throw at it - whether the driver/passengers make it - is a different question altogether
Yea agreed ! To add to the craziness iam doing it solo If any of you guys are interested in joining in, let me know. My only concerns are a flat tyre or a electrical fault. But the yokos are divine on any road !!!

Sure i will share my plans as they materialise

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I think your major challenge will be driving the car up to and back from the foothills in the heat of the Indian summer. The car will cope. Just do a full service including an oil change and perhaps have the brakes checked and cleaned too. You may have to carry a jerry can for petrol once into the remote areas.
Yea thats what i plan to do. My first paid service is coming up in March just months before i leave. Planning to request the GM to give full attention to every component (spark plugs, air/oil filters, fuses etc) and make sure they are in top condition.

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As long as there is a petrol pump, you will find engine oil, but in remote areas pumps may be far apart.

On long trips it is always a good practice to carry a few spares
- One set of Spark plugs
- Two sets of fuses
- A can of brake oil
- Puncture kit for tubeless tyres
- One set of rubber hoses
- One set of belts
- a few meters of wire and assorted cables for emergency repairs
- One or two Jerry cans for petrol, preferably 20L metal ones. In hills with 4x4, your FE may go down to 3km/L, so two x 20L will be good enough for 120-150km only.
- A two rope

and of course a tool kit consisting of screw drivers, pliers and a few spanners. Make sure that the Jack is sturdy and works perfectly, as most of the time OEM jacks are flimsy and may give way on uneven surfaces.
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DrBones, i know you went to Spiti. How did you prepare for any unforeseen breakdowns??

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Shyamkrish, Make sure your battery is in top condition. Gypsy just flies on himalayan roads. If no electronic accessories are added then nothing to worry, else check the wiring thoroughly. 2x20L jerry cans with a flexible spout for petrol is a must. You can check olive planet.in for jerry cans. Good quality Tyre inflator with puncture repair kit is a very important tool.
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Shyamkrish, Make sure your battery is in top condition. Gypsy just flies on himalayan roads. If no electronic accessories are added then nothing to worry, else check the wiring thoroughly. 2x20L jerry cans with a flexible spout for petrol is a must. You can check olive planet.in for jerry cans. Good quality Tyre inflator with puncture repair kit is a very important tool.
Drbones, thanks !! Yeah my Gypsy is pure stock, no add-ons. Yes I do plan to buy the Jerry cans and the kit. Thanks for the input

BTW i saw your Spiti snaps, just breathtaking !!! I also want to go during peak snow season. Which month did you go? I can see the Gypsy covered in snow!

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As long as there is a petrol pump, you will find engine oil, but in remote areas pumps may be far apart.
This is exactly the list I was looking for! Thanks a lot Will make sure I gather them before my trip!
Planning to get the hydraulic jack as well!

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Hey Shyam,
All the best for your trip. Frankly, there is nothing much to go wrong in a Gypsy.
If you haven't seen this yet, you should go through this travelogue of Vijay and Shakir for some inspiration http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...m-18-days.html (Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days).
Based on my Gypsy ownership experience, in addition to AROY's inputs, please do carry spare coolant along.
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Hey Shyam,
All the best for your trip. Frankly, there is nothing much to go wrong in a Gypsy.
If you haven't seen this yet, you should go through this travelogue of Vijay and Shakir for some inspiration http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...m-18-days.html (Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days).
Based on my Gypsy ownership experience, in addition to AROY's inputs, please do carry spare coolant along.
Cheers,
Deepak
Thanks Starter ! Yes i will go through it so iam well prepared.
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