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Old 27th November 2008, 10:01   #16
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.....He also had modified a Kaizer into a Laredo in 1996 powered by a 2.7 ltr Nissan..
This is an interesting makeover. Any pics you have of this conversion? Thats a nice jeep you have bought Randeep. And as 4x4addict mentioned, you need to have a detailed look at the front propeller shaft and the alignment of the differential because of a different gearbox. Since it will be in expert hands, surely it will come out as a nice restored piece.
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Old 27th November 2008, 10:55   #17
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Hi FK,

The dealers name is Paddam Motors - W25 Mayapuri Phase -II, Delhi

The contact numbers are : 011 - 28114909 / +91 98919 25575

The guys name is Ganesh.



Randeep

When putting an Isuzu engine and 4x4 gearbox only a slight modification has to be made at the front propeller shaft and the alignment of the differential. The person i hav sent my jeep to has done many such modifications and the results hav been awesome. If one puts a Toyota engine n gear there r a lot of changes that take place as the gearbox is longer so the shaft needs to get shortened and also the gear lever shifts back. Whereas Isuzu fits perfect.

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Old 27th November 2008, 11:59   #18
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Hey, can you share the contact numbers? I would be interested in buying one post the new year! It looks to be in decent shape
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Old 27th November 2008, 12:18   #19
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The dealers name is Padam Motors
W-25 Mayapuri Phase-II,
Delhi

011-28114909
98919 25575
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Old 27th November 2008, 13:24   #20
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Happened to see this Mahindra with a Renegade badging on the sides. Thought this conversion would interest you hence posting the same.

New Purchase -  Army disposal 2001 model MM540-img00111a.jpg
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Old 27th November 2008, 13:57   #21
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Thanks Suren,

This is a long body Ramada pic up that has been modified.

But a well done modification indeed.

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Old 27th November 2008, 15:06   #22
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Happened to see this Mahindra with a Renegade badging on the sides. Thought this conversion would interest you hence posting the same.

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Looks like an Armada... nice modification though... I recollect a model "Platoon" based on Scorpio & "Commando" based on Bolero by Mahindra Customisation on the similar lines.
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Old 27th November 2008, 15:09   #23
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Sorry Armada ya, Spelling mistake
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Old 27th November 2008, 15:45   #24
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@randeep .. Congrats on your purchase. keep us posted on a regular basis
@suren... real nice mod job..

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randeep, awesome pick. Good one. Please keep the pics coming in throughtout the beautification.
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Hi Randeep, XDP3 is quite a good engine, do you have any reason change it to Issuzu 2.4 Turbo. I guess that the Turbo in a engine from gray market is very often a headache as I have seen machanics to disconnet the turbo in Toyoto 2C / 3C. How much is Issuzu 2.4 with 4x4 gear box.
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Hi Randeep, XDP3 is quite a good engine, do you have any reason change it to Issuzu 2.4 Turbo. I guess that the Turbo in a engine from gray market is very often a headache as I have seen machanics to disconnet the turbo in Toyoto 2C / 3C. How much is Issuzu 2.4 with 4x4 gear box.
The thing is that Isuzu is one hell of an engine ya, i've used the same in couple of jeeps and gypsy's earlier on. The engine and gear fits perfectly and the sound of the engine makes you want to rip the terrain apart.

The engine cost and gear cost me 62K.

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Hi Randeep, XDP3 is quite a good engine, do you have any reason change it to Issuzu 2.4 Turbo. I guess that the Turbo in a engine from gray market is very often a headache as I have seen machanics to disconnet the turbo in Toyoto 2C / 3C. How much is Issuzu 2.4 with 4x4 gear box.
from what I have seen at the OTRs most ex-army 550 have retained the XDP3 engines as they are very good engines and well mated to the vehicle. I was also advised against a turbo engine when I was looking for one, by my mechanic as the old Turbo's can cause headache. I think that the Toyota turbo (2C/3C) were Garratt make so easier to repair. what is the turbo on the isuzu?
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Hi Randeep, XDP3 is quite a good engine, do you have any reason change it to Issuzu 2.4 Turbo. I guess that the Turbo in a engine from gray market is very often a headache as I have seen machanics to disconnet the turbo in Toyoto 2C / 3C. How much is Issuzu 2.4 with 4x4 gear box.
Infact I wanted to ask the same question. I went yesterday to Mayapuri and talked to a shop owner on this engine issue. I told him that I wanted to put an Isuzu 2.4 with the 4x4 gearbox in the 550. He asked me why I wanted to do that. Instead he told me to buy a late model army disposal like 2001 or 2002 MM550 with the 4x4 installed company fitted.
Also he told me that 2001/2002 comes with the Bolero engine (he was talking something about one being a chain engine and the other being different and I dint understand the difference, If someone could please shed some light on this too) and it is a powerful and capable engine, though I don't know how powerful would it be compared to the Isuzu, but Is the Bolero engine capable for normal off-roading like the one the Jeep Thrills and the NIOC go for? Further what is the reason for the engine transplant?
Also as Bolero is a widely sold vehicle wouldn’t it be easier much easier get it repaired if it goes bad in far off places.

excuse me for asking so many questions but I am only a novice and dont know anything when it comes to this kind of stuff.

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Old 28th November 2008, 11:57   #30
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Everyone has there on views on engines. The stock MM540 engine is reliable no doubt but for me i travel long distances and dont quite like the loud sound of the engine. The isuzu on the other hand is more refined and powerful. It is also fabulous while cruising at high speeds. The Isuzu also is easily repairable. The 2001 stock mm540 engine came with a 2 lever 4x4 where as the Isuzu has a single lever 4x4 shift.
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