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Old 3rd December 2008, 10:56   #151
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Dear Sabareesh - Congratulations. The Jeep has come out very well. Do not change tyres immediately. Also, please do not use 7.00*16 tyres. Use P215/75R15 radial tyres with corresponding wheel rims. I think present tyres should last you for some more time.

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Behram sir,
Any reason for not recommending 7.00 16 NDMS? P215/75 R15 would reduce G.C and also would be tough on steering.

please explain....

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Thanks Arka, That was a morale booster. I am eagerly waiting for 7.00x16. As instructed by you, I would use the current set of tyres for some months and couple of OTRs.

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Man! Amazing is the word! And that too you have managed to achieve in under 40-45 days is great.

Looks really tempting.

Wanna sell
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Old 3rd December 2008, 12:28   #153
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Behram sir,
Any reason for not recommending 7.00 16 NDMS? P215/75 R15 would reduce G.C and also would be tough on steering.

please explain....

with regards vinod

Behram Sir,

I am eager to know the answer for this query. Is P215/75 R15 suitable for Off-road ?
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Behram Sir,

I am eager to know the answer for this query. Is P215/75 R15 suitable for Off-road ?
May be that is the OE tyre on non-classic CL340 or CJ340.
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Old 3rd December 2008, 12:49   #155
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@ Sabareesh : THAT is some transformation, man. Really appreciate your spirit. kudos.

i made some before & after comparison pics to add icing to this thread

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Sabreesh,

Nice restoration work and done with in a short period! Looks interesting while go through the before and after jeep comparison

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@ Sabareesh : THAT is some transformation, man. Really appreciate your spirit. kudos.

i made some before & after comparison pics to add icing to this thread
Now, THIS is some cool job any one has done on this thread

Totally totally and standing ovation to you badboyscad!
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Default Got the front propeller shaft & took the delivery yesterday evening..

The D-Day finally came.

Yesterday morning, I managed to get the Front Propeller Shaft unit from Kurla Bhindi Bazaar. Got it fitted in the JEEP and my mechanic tested the 4WD on a nearby terrain. It worked flawlessly.... hurray!!!

I took the delivery at 4 in the evening and brought it home. After the customary pooja, I took my family out for a short spin.

Since I want to get used to JEEP before taking it off-road, I decided to drive it down to office, a 30 kms drive would give me enough ideas on handling a JEEP. Nothing can be compared to the wonderful experience that I had today; I felt like God and wanted to forgive the Zens and Santros of the world who rolled their windows up on seeing me. Bikers would chat with me at signals; youngsters on the road would wave at me & show thumbs up. I have driven a BMW 320d & an Audi Q7 on the same roads, they are head turners for sure but when an Open Top JEEP passes by, people look at it and give a broad smile.

It was a different feeling altogether, a combination of uneasiness & Bliss at the same time. Now I guess I have started understanding the JEEP thing, a feeling that every JEEPer has, the love and passion for his machine, It cannot be expressed by words...You have to have a JEEP to understand it.

Cheers cheers:
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Congrats Sabreesh. Always feels great to see a 4x4 restored and ready for use.


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... Nothing can be compared to the wonderful experience that I had today; I felt like God and wanted to forgive the Zens and Santros of the world who rolled their windows up on seeing me. Bikers would chat with me at signals; youngsters on the road would wave at me & show thumbs up. I have driven a BMW 320d & an Audi Q7 on the same roads, they are head turners for sure but when an Open Top JEEP passes by, people look at it and give a broad smile.

It was a different feeling altogether, a combination of uneasiness & Bliss at the same time. .....
. Nothing beats the feeling of driving a open top 4x4 vehicle.

A word of advice: Always Be a Responsible Driver. We the 4x4 drivers are the 'ambassadors' of jeeps etc and we should be responsible towards fellow road users.
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I felt like God and wanted to forgive the Zens and Santros of the world who rolled their windows up on seeing me. Bikers would chat with me at signals; youngsters on the road would wave at me & show thumbs up. I have driven a BMW 320d & an Audi Q7 on the same roads, they are head turners for sure but when an Open Top JEEP passes by, people look at it and give a broad smile.
That's what I had mentioned in my Coorg Mahindra Great Escape report, Jeep drivers with no doors are instantly perceived to be friendly and approachable.

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It was a different feeling altogether, a combination of uneasiness & Bliss at the same time. Now I guess I have started understanding the JEEP thing, a feeling that every JEEPer has, the love and passion for his machine, It cannot be expressed by words...You have to have a JEEP to understand it.
So, you finally get it.

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I took the delivery at 4 in the evening and brought it home. After the customary pooja, I took my family out for a short spin.
Now is the time to ask the question I always wanted to ask in this thread. What did Amma say?
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A word of advice: Always Be a Responsible Driver. We the 4x4 drivers are the 'ambassadors' of jeeps etc and we should be responsible towards fellow road users.
Would follow your advice for sure Khan bhai, I would need couple of tutorials for Off-roading. Would love to join you guys at next OTR for some pointers. Let me see when can I make a trip down south.

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That's what I had mentioned in my Coorg Mahindra Great Escape report, Jeep drivers with no doors are instantly perceived to be friendly and approachable.
I agree, Your report had correctly highlighted the same.

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Now is the time to ask the question I always wanted to ask in this thread. What did Amma say?
Now thats a big question.... Mom was somehow confused on my choice to get a JEEP, she was always like "You already own a Scorpio JEEP, why do you want another one ??? what would you get after driving it on Mountains and river beds".

Me, Dad and Wifey had a tough time explaining her the concept behind Off-roading but finally she was convinced and enjoyed the Joy Ride.
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...It was a different feeling altogether, a combination of uneasiness & Bliss at the same time. Now I guess I have started understanding the JEEP thing, a feeling that every JEEPer has, the love and passion for his machine, It cannot be expressed by words...
Very well-said. Congratulation for finally having your machine ready and rolling it around. And I do appreciate your comments Khan, that should be the way to differentiate the jeepers from the show-off macho people on road.
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congrats Sabareesh, some pics in daylight please?
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Congratz Sabareesh

Good to know that Amma was happy.

Awaiting off roading pictures soon....
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Congratz Sabareesh

Good to know that Amma was happy.Awaiting off roading pictures soon....
Sure friends... My hands are itching to take the boy off-road. Would take it for a short spin on nearby terrain this weekend and post pics for sure.
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Sure friends... My hands are itching to take the boy off-road. Would take it for a short spin on nearby terrain this weekend and post pics for sure.
Take somebody with experience with you to guide you. Offroading is not really commonsense.
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