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Old 19th January 2010, 15:09   #241
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some more but with my older CIBIE OSCARS, new lamps are on its way.

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Old 19th January 2010, 15:13   #242
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OMG! renegade, the bumper is looking so neat after painting! Also the lines & curves are so clear! Fabulous job!

Please post some more pictures if you have!
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OMG! renegade, the bumper is looking so neat after painting! Also the lines & curves are so clear! Fabulous job!

Please post some more pictures if you have!
This is not a beauty peagant Travelaholic,its a bumper.It will look the same even if i click as many pics.Dont worry,few more days madam,see it in person.Did you like it?
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Old 19th January 2010, 15:52   #244
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Here is a pic of billet aluminium machined gear knobs which is on the 3b and soon will be kandisa's jeep too.
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Old 19th January 2010, 16:11   #245
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Here is a pic of billet aluminium machined gear knobs which is on the 3b and soon will be kandisa's jeep too.
Aha 'that 3b'....! Thats a news to me also
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Old 19th January 2010, 19:01   #246
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some more but with my older CIBIE OSCARS, new lamps are on its way.

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Wooooh! its becoming a monster step by step!.... Shall expect the next picture with some Fender Flares then How about those fog lights at both ends of the Bumber. does it looks good or not?


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Wooooh! its becoming a monster step by step!.... Shall expect the next picture with some Fender Flares then How about those fog lights at both ends of the Bumber. does it looks good or not?
Don't want to make it a monster though Well unless some tyre upsizing is done, it doesn't require Fender Flares. As per placement of the fog lights, this has been done for the sake of better driving aid in the highway considering the stock headlights are not that good. And the orientation of those lights can always be changed for a different look
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Old 23rd January 2010, 02:06   #248
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Honest confession!

I thought its yet another jeep with some minor mods. I am close to 2:00 am (started at 11:38 pm) its just your jeep which glued me to the thread, awesome jeep in simple one word yet figuring an appropriate word for the perfect and point precision work done on the Jeep
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Old 25th January 2010, 10:33   #249
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Honest confession!
I thought its yet another jeep with some minor mods. I am close to 2:00 am (started at 11:38 pm) its just your jeep which glued me to the thread, awesome jeep in simple one word yet figuring an appropriate word for the perfect and point precision work done on the Jeep
Those are the best words i have got to listen so far about the jeep. All the way our aim was to make it as reliable as possible, not going overboard with the modification yet making some subtle transformations. Thanks a ton for such an appreciation, it really feels good to justify the efforts, particularly for the person who stood for hours in peak summer just to make that 'precision' factor correct. And hope will be able to present some nice surprises in future also
This weekend we had a 400 km journey through the foggy highways and here are some glimpses.

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I could not help,was getting impatient as kandisa is not updating the thread,so here it is from my side as a teaser. rest kandisa will update soon i guess
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Wow, great pic. Going in a topless Jeep into Snow clad mountains must be interesting. Which place is it? Am guessing its shimla? ~400Kms from Delhi?
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Kandisa,
Great pics. Please put your travelouge soon. How could you manage those misty morning without wipers?

How did your petrol baby perform? Any major breakdowns?

Keep the pics flowing
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Kandisa,
Great pics. Please put your travelouge soon. How could you manage those misty morning without wipers?

How did your petrol baby perform? Any major breakdowns?

Keep the pics flowing
Well,only in dense fog we encountered some visibility and dampness problem,rest was all fine and manageable.The jeep performed brilliantly,the first two gears are so low that i didnt have to engage 4x4 even,only in snow to be on safe side i had to but i was amazed with the smooth performance and with a 13km/ltr average was a surprise to us.No break downs what so ever happened,not even a single problem.Its a damn nice vehicle and a reliable one for sure.
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Well this was a tour planned all on a sudden as we really wanted to take the jeep to a 'suitable' place before the winter was gone. After coming back from a 350km+ journey last weekend we were more than sure that this vehicle has the capability and reliability to go into places, the purpose it was built for. Shimla was common and crowded too. A petrol jeep deserves to be in a quiet surroundings where its silence can be appreciated. So we picked up a place in the hills around 400 kms from Delhi. Not too many people go there and that too at this time of the year.

So we started last friday post midnight around 2.30PM and drove through the foggy nights on the highway to Paonta Sahib route to reach finally at the destination after lunch. We took off the soft top once the good ride started and enjoyed the pleasant weather in a topless jeep. Its such a unique feeling to be in the hills with a full view of the surroundings and with no noise or vibration of the vehilce. It was a 850 km journey in two days and we are more than happy that the vehicle delivered top notch performance and reliability.
@vinod, no major breakdowns. Only the hubs were making some noise on really bad stretches and the rear clamp of the silencer came off. No other problem at all. The wipers were badly felt on the fogs and will install it ASAP. Due to this we had to stop every 20 minutes to clear the windscreen.
@svsantosh, the experience can't be described, you need to feel it in person. Never in my life i had such a feeling. It gave me a realization that every rupee spent on this jeep was worth and it deserves to have even better upgrades which will be done in steps.
There are two things which really surprised me:
1. I am more than happy now for the choice of this engine and gearbox for my kind of purpose. The engine was running in as it is condition and it will be requiring an overhaul. But even at this condition it just keeps on going with no smoke, no hitch...nothing and delivering a commendable mileage. Though it might be having less torque compared to the other jeep-specific engines, on the inclines and the really demanding parts, it was climbing effortlessly in 2nd in 2 wheel mode. We didn't need to engage the 1st gear even for once. Only on the snow we needed to use the 4wd for better traction. On the highway, it was cruising all along in 80-90, highest we touched was 100. The initial pick up obviously is not that fast compared to the good cars/SUVs, but once in 30-40 , it just keeps on pulling comfortably. Comfort wise also, we didn't feel that we were travelling in a jeep except on the really bad roads, thanks to the good seats and lack of noise and vibration. Its really on its way to fulfill my dream of having an allrounder Jeep.
2. I was fortunate to choose these tyres: Dunlop Grandtrek AT2. No noise on road, instant braking, pretty comfortable on rocky inclines and awesome traction on snow....couldn't have asked for more. Only thing probably a slightly bigger tyre will give better cushion.

Dropped the jeep at a workshop for some basic check ups after two back to back journeys of 1200kms and off course a good wash is also needed.

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Some more pics:

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