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Old 9th December 2008, 02:00   #1
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Hey All!

Considering the fact that Gypsy is the best indian off roader, what will be the wish list if some one wa to buy a fully customised gypsy, and at what cost.

Lets discuss the best thoughts for both off roading and Highway drive ( I understand that highway drive on a gypsy is a pig back drive, but we could make it feel better in a customised GYpsy, cant we)

Will you want to customise a Gypsy king, MG 410 or an MG413?

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Engine - Replace stock with ? -Diese/Petrol (best option on market)
Suspension
Brakes
Interiors
Seats
Safety features
Diff locks
AT tyres?
Off road capabilities (list)
and...........................

Am keeping PS and AC as a standard option

All Gypsy owners and enthusiast, pour your inputs
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Old 9th December 2008, 10:17   #2
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...Considering the fact that Gypsy is the best indian off roader..
Correction. Gypsy is NOT the best Indian off-roader. It is ONE of the best. There is NO such thing as 'the best'. Each 4x4 vehicle has some areas where they stand out and some areas where some other 4x4's stand out.

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Old 9th December 2008, 10:25   #3
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Roll cage
Alloy wheels
Diesel engine
Different rear seating options
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Hey Gypsyman,

Unless you work for Maruthi Suzuki, I think this thread will be waste of time ;-).

But personally from my perspective, I just need three things more in the gypsy:

1. Torqy Diesel Motor (Biggest show stopper as far as I am concerned).
2. Power Steering (Can live without).
3. Air conditioning. (Can be added after Market)

Everything else I can add on.
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Contarary to popular belief i have put low profile micheline's on my Gypsy. This improves the stability (jumping)of the vehicle for highway/city driving, as i am not much of an off-roader. Aura Mag wheels compliment my wheels well and have substantially smoothened my ride.
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i think the most important upgrade it needs is suspension, like live axle coil springs on gimny. Rest every thing can be lived with and can be added after market except power steering. Gypsy according to me will loose its soul if plonked with diesel. Few vehicles are just meant to have petrol motors!
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Gypsyman,

I agree with Khan_Sultan for he saying, Gypsy is not the best off roader, but one of the best off roader.

Modifications does not increase the off roadability. Stock vehicle is fine enough to put into rough use. But tyre and LSD/FSD as put by Khan-Sultan will definitely make your gypsy formidable. Go for AT/R instead of stock tyres.

If you can afford, put a winch at the front and roll cage to protect yourselves incase of rollover.

On our off roadings, we take safety of vehicle and driver as foremost important.

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Vinod,
I am being told that we can add a powersteering to a Gypsy as an after market product, infact when i was searching for a Gypsy, I enquired with a seller and he pointed out that he has added a powersteering from a maruthi service center here in chennai
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Vinod,
I am being told that we can add a powersteering to a Gypsy as an after market product, infact when i was searching for a Gypsy, I enquired with a seller and he pointed out that he has added a powersteering from a maruthi service center here in chennai
I have seen Gypsies with PS.

Maruti Swift's diesel would be about a right sized swap. I am wondering what it takes to put an ECU controlled motor like that into another vehicle. You would have swap in a similar exhaust to pick up the oxigen sensor. I think you might have to also hook up some other stuff like maybe a sensor controlled speedo? I would look around on other forums for this information but those creatures only use 2 wheel drive (or less!) and are therefore sub-humans.
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upgrade it needs is suspension, like live axle coil springs on gimny....
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i agree with Vinod. Gypsy will lose its character if plonked in with a diesel. It provides greater reliability and drivabilty because of the motor. My wishlist -

1) Bigger CC ( torqy ) petrol block.
2) lower ratio gear box.
3) Independent Coil spring suspension!
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Hey guys,

Could some one help me out with a good gypsy mech in bangalore
if you could provide me his number and address
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Hey guys,

Could some one help me out with a good gypsy mech in bangalore
if you could provide me his number and address
For mods? upgrades? regular service? what do you need a mech for?
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I need the mech for some engine work and mods

provide me with the number and location guys
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Ajay: Look in this thread and also use the search feature.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-stations.html (Good / Bad / Ugly Service Stations)

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