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Old 26th July 2009, 15:34   #136
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In this condition (ie all stripped down) is the best time to solve your water under the dash problems - if you have -that is!

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Old 26th July 2009, 15:38   #137
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i 2nd that opinion!

235s will be too wide for OTRs! stick to 215s.
As said - 235 are too wide!
to me the best are 205! Less strain on the steering/ rack& pinion, tie rod knuckles etc!
Height marginally reduces, hence better stability/body roll.

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Go for 215/75 R15 for offroad as they are stock and the best for articulation - unless you wanna mod your suspension setup!
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i 2nd that opinion!

235s will be too wide for OTRs! stick to 215s.
What are the best tyres for offroad on stock gypsy?? Does everyone vote for Geolanders??

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In this condition (ie all stripped down) is the best time to solve your water under the dash problems - if you have -that is!

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What is this issue??? Can anybody elaborate on this??

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Old 27th July 2009, 09:13   #139
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What are the best tyres for offroad on stock gypsy?? Does everyone vote for Geolanders??



What is this issue??? Can anybody elaborate on this??
Amar82:

1. I have used Pirelli Scorpion AT 215/75 R15 and they are good
2. I have used Michelin LTX-AT 235/75 R15 and they are OK.

Have not experienced Geolanders but the take is that BF-Goodrich is great !


3. The second issue is that while your gypsy is stripped down, you can seal the firewall for any water leakages etc!
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Old 27th July 2009, 10:43   #140
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The second issue is that while your gypsy is stripped down, you can seal the firewall for any water leakages etc!
Now i am being completely naive, What is firewall??. Is it the metal wall that separates engine and the cabin?

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hi amar,gypsy is looking stunning,great work mate.

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Now i am being completely naive, What is firewall??. Is it the metal wall that separates engine and the cabin?

Amar
Basically yes its the area between engine bay and cabin (behind dash). Protects you from the heat (and fires) in the engine area. Remember to get some insulating heatlon type material installed as well to cut down on noise and heat getting into the cabin area.
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hi amar,gypsy is looking stunning,great work mate.

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Thanks mandeep.

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Basically yes its the area between engine bay and cabin (behind dash). Protects you from the heat (and fires) in the engine area. Remember to get some insulating heatlon type material installed as well to cut down on noise and heat getting into the cabin area.
Today I had a conversation with the mechanic and i told him this issue(water coming under dash) with the Gypsy's. He said he will fix all the vents before putting the engine. However, Gypsy engine is very quiet so there is no sound issue's but i will ask if we can put some insulation material for AC to be more effective.
Should the insulation material be on the cabin side or the engine side??

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Old 4th August 2009, 11:07   #144
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Today i went for some shopping for my Gypsy , the list of items bought are specifically for leh trip:

1) Tire Repair Kit.
2) Radiator sealant
3) 44 piece tool kit(Emergency repair kit).
4) Cables to tie lugguage.

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Don't forget a good quality tow rope as well, always been dubious about the ones sold in our local town in India. Might be the case you can buy better quality rated tow rope in bigger cities like LDH.
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Totally forgot about tow rope Satnam, will check out some stores tomorrow. I was looking for some tape to cover hose pipe leaks, couldn't find one.
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get a hunting knife too or you can just buy a hockey from LDH to keep in the gypsy, just in case!

sleeping bags?
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I was looking for some tape to cover hose pipe leaks, couldn't find one.
Try a local motor spares shop or ebay. Duck Pipe & Hose Repair Tape is a common one found in shops in the UK. It may be distributed in North America as well.

If you can't find it then there are alternatives on ebay :

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or you can just buy a hockey from LDH to keep in the gypsy, just in case!
A Maharadja hockey stick with carbon fibre shaft makes a decent security device as do those metal baseball bat type steering wheel locks (although the locks themselves are pretty poor).

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Amar,

How much is the Airman tyre inflator? Is it available easily in the country? What make?
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Amar,

Do not go for 275. Max is adviced for 235 on alloys. Beyond that you will find the steering very hard and tyre will be touching the springs and body. Turning radius reduces drastically. Especially for ladakh, you need less than 235 size where curves are very sharp and narrow.
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