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Old 16th December 2008, 19:08   #31
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Congrats Harjeev on an excellent buy!

Don't make all the changes at once. Do them one by one so that you can make out the difference with and without.

Doesn't the Army MM550 already have full-floating and LSD in the rear?
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Congrats Harjeev on an excellent buy!

Don't make all the changes at once. Do them one by one so that you can make out the difference with and without.

Doesn't the Army MM550 already have full-floating and LSD in the rear?
Thanks Samurai.

It has full floating axles in the front and LSD at the rear.
So I was just thinking that as it does not cost much I would have it now. And later whenever my budget permits I could have Diff Locks installed.
tell me is there any harm of having LSD's in the front

Here are here are the tech specs of the MM 550 XD
Harjeev's RANGER - MM550 XD3P 4x4 (Latest Pics Updated Pg-41)-fullscreen-capture-16122008-72517-pm.jpg
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tell me is there any harm of having LSD's in the front
Well, I don't have first hand experience. But I have been told by Mr.Sudhir Kashyap that front LSD is a NO NO on Mahindra Jeeps. That is the fastest way to stress out and break your axles.
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Hs the new suspension fitted there or not. I bet, the fender must be bought from USA.
The new suspension has not been fitted. I took the latest pics on sunday only
Also the new fenders have not been imported from USA but have been very much been fabricated at my cousins workshop. Infact checkout the 3rd pics onwards, you can see them with primer coating

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Well, I don't have first hand experience. But I have been told by Mr.Sudhir Kashyap that front LSD is a NO NO on Mahindra Jeeps. That is the fastest way to stress out and break your axles.
Thanks samurai,
I will do more research on this aspect before taking this decision.
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Old 16th December 2008, 21:38   #35
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If you want to put LSDs up front you need to have free wheeling hubs. Otherwise the LSDs will engage when you take turns and it's not good for he drive train.
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Old 16th December 2008, 23:43   #36
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And later whenever my budget permits I could have Diff Locks installed.
Side by side I am also learning from your thread. I have one more question.. What is Differential Lock.
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Side by side I am also learning from your thread. I have one more question.. What is Differential Lock.
Try looking at this.

HowStuffWorks "How Differentials Work"

Harjeev, please try to make your posts more succinct. As you can see from some of the other members follow up posts, you are losing people in the details .

Also, "full floating" has to do with the axle type. LSD, limited slip differential, has to do with a differential type. An axle type does not exclude a differential type, at least in theory.
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As you can see from some of the other members follow up posts, you are losing people in the details
ill try to be more precise and to the point in future.
But I am not able to understand about loosing people in the details!!

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An axle type does not exclude a differential type, at least in theory.
As I too am learning and am still a novice and would like to read more in the above subjects.
Help
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You guys wont believe, but I even started dreaming at nights about owning my own jeep, (this was when I could sleep and not day dreaming about jeeps when awake)


See you at the next OTR. Are you in for the one scheduled for this saturday?
Hi Hrjeev
I tought I was the only nutter who couldnt sleep at night thking bout t mods t his 4x4!! Good to know there are more, and now we are all connecting through te NIOC!
I will be there for te OTR this Sat. See you there my friend.

Dirty Dan - that "how stuff works" link was very helpful - Thanks!

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Also the new fenders have not been imported from USA but have been very much been fabricated at my cousins workshop. Infact checkout the 3rd pics onwards, you can see them with primer coating
Do you know approx how much will cost to fabricate those fenders (4 pieces). Can you please check it during next visit?

tks/sali
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Hey Congrats on your Project. I would love to get more info on the springs. Do let me know where you are getting your work done i'll try and visit. Please provide more info on the springs for sure.

The jeeps lookin awesome in the pics Harjeev.

Cheers to an awesome job being done.

Work on my Jeep has started today in Jaipur. lol
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Work on my Jeep has started today in Jaipur. lol
So let us expect a new thread soon....!
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I have one more thread now to the regular reads ! Its my long pending wish to get a decent Jeep and modify. You guys are lucky to have many places in the North to search and find decent options. I dont think Southies are that lucky to find a place like Mayapuri or Dabwali or Malout. Please put maximum photos to the thread as that will be the main attraction for all such projects. I am glued. Best of luck to get the best results out of your project !
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so you got bitten by the JEEP bug after all and bought a army spec jeep.

chardi kalan vich raho veerji! congrats on becoming a jeeper.

those extensions on fenders on your friend's "rubicon" are made of metal and not original maal!

i have posted two photos and circle the area with black, where you can easily make out that the extensions are made of metal and weld to the fender of the jeep.

Harjeev, keep the paint shade of the olive green and let it look like what it is....army jeep.

if you need any help regarding indian military jeeps, i can email you some photos and you can always take inspiration from that.

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I have one more thread now to the regular reads ! Its my long pending wish to get a decent Jeep and modify. You guys are lucky to have many places in the North to search and find decent options. I dont think Southies are that lucky to find a place like Mayapuri or Dabwali or Malout. Please put maximum photos to the thread as that will be the main attraction for all such projects. I am glued. Best of luck to get the best results out of your project !
somebody here had started a thread on similar jeeps made near Coorg. Search again
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