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Old 23rd April 2009, 16:54   #226
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@Bikram,

My tyres are 275/70/R16's. I compared the hight with a brand new sandgrip fitted on an army rim. The height diff was approx 1". The Bighorns were taller.

Firoz,
As Bikram mentioned there would not be a problem in using these tyres on a MM550. I would suggest you get offset rims and maybe get a 1"plate made for the same so that they do not rub against the chassis and front leafsprings. The XDP engine pulls these tyres with ease. Shaym Sir of NIOC has the yellow MM550 which have Bridgestone Dueller M/T's 275/70/R15's and that baby just rocks when it come to offroading. The yellow 550 is known as a recovery vehicle as it holds ground. The tyres perform very well on it.

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My tyres are 275/70/R16's.
So that makes it a 31" tire size
( 275 multiplied by 70 and divided by 100 gives you the tire side profile in centimeters = 192.5cms. You divide it by 25.4 and you get the same measurement in Inches, 192.5cm = 7.58". Now you add both sides up, 7.58+7.58= 15.16", and then add the rim size +16 = 31")
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So that makes it a 31" tire size
( 275 multiplied by 70 and divided by 100 gives you the tire side profile in centimeters = 192.5cms. You divide it by 25.4 and you get the same measurement in Inches, 192.5cm = 7.58". Now you add both sides up, 7.58+7.58= 15.16", and then add the rim size +16 = 31")
lol,

Way to go Bikram. Well there's a saying that Jaats can never be good in maths, so true
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Old 23rd April 2009, 17:18   #229
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Way to go Bikram. Well there's a saying that Jaats can never be good in maths, so true
Lol, very true, and that goe's for jatts too, i always used to flunk in maths. ahha thodha-bohata hi aunda eh, lol.
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I need to ask you something. What is the weight of a army rim + sand grip tyre. And what is the weight of your new rims and mudzilla tyre?

Do the engine and transmission have any relation to tyres? That is, can I put these rim and tyres on an MM550 with XD3P engine Regards

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thanks for the info brutus, another question will the increase in weight of the tyre+rim combo from the stock army rim+sandgrip have any adverse effect on the MM550?
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Firoz,

The stock army rim and sandgrip weigh 28-29 kgs. Like Brutus pointed out, thats a lot of unsprung weight, but should be no problem if you have a XD3P, another fact is Randeep's alloys will be lighter than the steel pressed army rims, also will be lighter, the tyres,. You should be shaving off 3-4 kgs is my estimate. On the contarary you will be losing rim+tyre, weight with this set up.
At 28 psi, on a 15% worn out tyre...the sandgrip on army rims (outer to outer) measured 32 inches on my white jeep.
If you are staying with the manual steering and not going for power steering, Rane steering assembly (the universal joint type) will ease the steering of this bulk tyre traction as compared XLO steering system, is my personal experience.

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Hi Randeep, nice job beaing done on your jeep and at a fantastic place. You are a lucky guy to have an uncle who is into restoration of classic vehicles. I can already imagine how your jeep is going to look after the build. The wheels and tyres are awasome you have given me an option for tyres for my 550 too.
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Hi Randeep, nice job beaing done on your jeep and at a fantastic place. You are a lucky guy to have an uncle who is into restoration of classic vehicles. I can already imagine how your jeep is going to look after the build. The wheels and tyres are awasome you have given me an option for tyres for my 550 too.
Thanks WickedWheels,

As i mentioned earlier, The work would stand out but just takes a wee bit longer than other places. Its been 5 months man. I just cant wait to get my hands on the finished product.

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Hi randeep all these guys who restore vehicles have one thing in common and that they take their time and they are perfect in their job. One of my friends Kaiser is also beaing done by a restorer and its been there for over 11 months no douth lots of work is compleated.
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Hi randeep all these guys who restore vehicles have one thing in common and that they take their time ....

WW

Its been 4 months now I am restoring my 550. Same like Harjeev,Satnam,Alfakilo and so on.... You need lot of patience to get it done.

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Hi Randeep no updates for a long time. Is it that he cant post because because he is banned, we will be missing a completion on a very good restoration project. Can someone help out and keep the project update going with his permission ofcouse.
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Hi Randeep,

Congrats on your Jeep project. Your Uncle seems to be doing a great job on your Jeep. I am truly looking forward to the finished product. The tires look stunning and I bet the Jeep would hold its own where ever it goes. The workmanship is to be applauded, as the people involved surely know their job well.

Awaiting more updates from your end.

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Hey guys
I have some pictures of Randeeps jeep and am updating them with his permission..
Randeep I know that you can read this, you have a killer machine in the making. Keep up the good job buddy
Now here are the pics
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Hey Guys
Here is part II of the set of pics.
Thanks
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Harjeev,

It was so nice of you to have updated this thread, I was just waiting to see the progress on Randeep's Jeep and all I can say is that its surely going to be a stunner once it is ready.

It is really sad that Randeep could not comment on the pics above.

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