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Old 14th March 2011, 22:13   #346
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Hey Siva & Santosh
Even in my CJ3B and even the WILLYS CJ3B the foot boards are flat. They do not have the running bends. However if I remember correctly, I have seen the gypsys having these bends on the foot board.
hmmm looks like Santhosh got some unique body tub or it was that way in all CJ340s? Samurai and other CJ340 owners, could you confirm if you all got that running bends on your front platform?
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Those are used for strengthening sheet metal parts, called as "beads". Recommended.

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Old 15th March 2011, 01:08   #348
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Those are used for strengthening sheet metal parts, called as "beads". Recommended.

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Thats right, the question is which are the SWB model jeeps originally came with the beads for front platform?
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Trammway, can you post a review of your new suspension setup.

How is the ride quality, articulation , bodyroll , handling etc.

Do you have the stock height or they have been mopped up for additional ground clearance.
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Trammway, can you post a review of your new suspension setup.

How is the ride quality, articulation , bodyroll , handling etc.

Do you have the stock height or they have been mopped up for additional ground clearance.

In simple words, it was a disappointment as the setup had a failure point, in terms of the eye bolt in the spring plate hanger setup in the chassis.

The over all height of the jeep increased (good for tyre upgrade as well) but the U clamps become the lowest ground clearance in the entire jeep instead of the middle point of differential crown. Hence too many places we need to concentrate for off roading.

The quality of the ride was increased with minus one plate configuration than the ones fitted on my jeep initially but the excessive rigidness caused issues in offroad scenario.

Now the final word, I have removed the new setup from my Explorer and resting at home. The jeep is now restored back to its original suspension.
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In simple words, it was a disappointment as the setup had a failure point...The jeep is now restored back to its original suspension.
Siva, this is what i had mentioned to you much earlier on. Suspension setups are very very very important and tampering with them rarely leads to success.

Glad you reverted back to OE specs
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Anna, glad to know you are back to spec. So, interested in longer shackles (he he he)...

So, whats the progress on Snorkel, tinker job, etc etc? PS - Learning Tinkering and Painting is the worst job to follow-up in a Jeepers Life...!!
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Siva, this is what i had mentioned to you much earlier on. Suspension setups are very very very important and tampering with them rarely leads to success.

Glad you reverted back to OE specs
Except the eye bolt in the inner side of the spring plate configuration, rest of the issues (teething) could be worked out. But then the eye bolt setup in Jeeps are static and one may need to do little alterations to make the setup a success. But I don't want to play with my chassis geometry.

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Anna, glad to know you are back to spec. So, interested in longer shackles (he he he)...
He he he once learned so not this mistake again. May be something else


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So, whats the progress on Snorkel, tinker job, etc etc? PS - Learning Tinkering and Painting is the worst job to follow-up in a Jeepers Life...!!
Tinker and painting done, Tax paid, Insurance updated, PUC obtained.

The pending tasks with my explorer are : Tyres, Electricals and Snorkel. I'm sure during April month these things are my priority.
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Tinker and painting done, Tax paid, Insurance updated, PUC obtained.

The pending tasks with my explorer are : Tyres, Electricals and Snorkel. I'm sure during April month these things are my priority.

Okies, now the tyres along with rims are also changed in my Explorer. Yes, Explorer wears all new three spokes alloy wheels with Yokohama GeoLander 235/75 R15 AT-S tyres. It is superb and I could feel good amount of improvement in the braking and ground clearance. (Earlier I was on 215/70 R15).

The only pending task now is the snorkel fitting.... count the seconds .. it is going to happen in no time.
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@ Siva; happy that Explorer is getting the same attention as your new bull :-)
Am dying to see the pics of the red beauty.
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@ Siva; happy that Explorer is getting the same attention as your new bull :-)
Am dying to see the pics of the red beauty.

Hi Doc,

I'm just holding the pics to finalize the snorkel installation, otherwise Jeep is doing well. Though I did only patch tinkering and painting job the finishing of painting and tinkering is not that great. I'm finally leaving out of country by this friday and the jeep is handed over to a friend of mine. While I'm writing this post the jeep is in Hosur but not with Santhosh as I have mentioned earlier.

I will post the pic by friday morning before leaving out of the country.
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Yeah, I was too tied up and very sick/dehydrated to catch up with the classic yesterday, hope to see it again soon.
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Yeah, I was too tied up and very sick/dehydrated to catch up with the classic yesterday, hope to see it again soon.
Looks like the mechanic you referred has fixed all the three issues I was discussing with you on the phone. Thanks mate.
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Looks like I'm hitting a time wall to proceed further on the snorkel installation, hence pictures of my explorers new shoes.

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Old 7th April 2011, 16:25   #360
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BLING BLING...

Alloy specs please, are what did the yokos cost you?
what are you going to do with the spoke alloyz?

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I think the pics are in Hosur? (2nd, near railway stn?)

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