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Old 17th June 2009, 16:11   #31
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Samurai/Sachin,

Thats one neat looking jeep. Excellent ideas incorporated.

Unique to get the compartment splits for the AC. However if you set up a Sandem 507/508 AC comp, isnt that powerful enough for even a LWB?

Also keeping in mind flexibility and functionality, would not a rolled up plastic sheet like split (part of the top), be more practical?

I know you'll would not agree but with the Matt finish, you have to go with Matt rims. Bling rims with Matt body seems off. IMHO.

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If you read the first post, you'll realise it is not my Jeep. So there is no question of offense.
You need to take pics of the two new friends. Your mountain goat and this green monster.

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Some of us like alloys wheels over steel wheels, me included. Even my Jeep has alloys. I don't think he was trying to make an authentic army Jeep.
Seems like a confused soul thats all I am saying. Different strokes for ..

Also 15" was choice cause easiest to get in 139.7 PCD?

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Yes, he is planning for a snorkel.
Thats an interesting project. Please do explain this project in detail with WIP pics? Please?

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It is just the way leaf springs and shackles are adjusted, no SPOA yet.
Yet...?! Again Please do explain this project in detail with WIP pics? Please?

After seeing Thread this confirms what I like in a jeep -
  • Matt finish.
  • Steel rims in body color/darker color.
  • Crude soft top

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Old 17th June 2009, 16:44   #32
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What's the cost and is there some sample work that we can look at? Does it use the stock air filter or does it need a CAI etc?

Also, contact details would help.

I have seen an install in a friend's Gypsy and its very neat indeed.
This Gyspy had greencotton performance air-filter mated to the Snorkel.

I am not associated with Raj's business hence cannot quote on his behalf,..but it certainly is sub 10k.

His contacts are http://www.performanceauto.in/ Raj Kapoor ( raj@performanceauto.in )is not in India. I hope he answers his mails though. He should be back in a few weeks.

A Mammoth Gypsy project awaits his return...!!!
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very much on the willy's lines she is...i would have prefered to leave the stock rims but the alloys are pretty nice themselves..
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Now the jeep tyre has been replaced to YOKAMA GEOLANDER ATS 235
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Now the jeep tyre has been replaced to YOKAMA GEOLANDER ATS 235
So you finally changed the tyres, tomorrow let's do the offroad trials as planned.
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Old 24th July 2009, 10:16   #36
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Awesome looking jeep !! Only thing is (also what most people are pointing out) the alloys are kind of 'sticking' out because of the chrome against the matt olive body. I personally think the alloys would look KILLER in matt black pait. Just my 2p sahas. Happy Mudbashing !!
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Lockable glove box on the roof and neat goggle holder/space. Very thoughtful, just need to take care not to bump one's head in panic braking situations...

Samurai, please try to post under hood pics and the new tyres too.
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Old 26th July 2009, 00:49   #38
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Today we had scheduled offroad trials. Since the run-in for the engine was over and new Geolandar AT-S were installed, it was high time to take this baby offroading.

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First the simple stuff.

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Now do that in reverse.

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Then the tough part. Do notice that I don't tilt the camera to show fake angles, see the straight standing trees in the background.

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Now, just trying to look cool.

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The offroad performance was excellent, the clearance was good, torque was good, this baby is ready for the real stuff.

Parting shot. All set for offroading, but where are all the events?

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looks like the jeep is all set to take on the OTRs!

im glad she passed the test of tyres as well as the performance off road!

congrats once again and best of luck with offroading!

nice camo soft top!
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Jeep is awesome man . Looks good in the pics. Specially i like the army green matt finish paint.
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Great effort. How replicable is it?
And how would it stack up against a new Gypsy on following parameters?
1. Driveability in the city and highways
2. Off road capability
3. Rattles and niggles
4. Ease of maintenance in terms of availability of parts and mechanics
5. Life
6. Cost OTR
Appreciate any inputs you can provide.
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All set for offroading, what where are all the events?
Nice Jeep Sharat - please tell your friend that there are some events this side of town !
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Nice photos Samurai.
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Nice pics Samurai san. Were these pics taken at Dusk?

I like the older top better than the camouflage one. Does he have the older top for sale by any chance?
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The older top has gone for repairs, it was leaking like a sieve in the rains. The camouflage version is a temporary top.

Yes, the photos were shot around 6:15PM-7PM.
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