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Old 24th November 2009, 17:12   #106
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These were the test results.

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4) Steering is become smoother ( I was expecting the otherway)
You mean lesser effort?
Thats encouraging news

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Bads
1) Drop in engine power in all gears esp fourth gear.
4) Need more frequent gear shifts.
Bigger tyres are crying for a bigger engine.
Add that to your wish list.
You could have done these mods to your ISUPSY.
By the way, what is its top speed now?

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2) Braking is reduced considerably. Even if you stand on the brake pedal it takes longer to stop. ( Need to go for power assisted brakes now)
Don't delay this.
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Old 7th December 2009, 13:03   #107
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Nice pics and a good job there. Maybe some comparo pics with normal gypsies would make one understand your efforts better!
Hi Headers,

As promised, posting comparison pics of "Gypsy unlimited " with my stock Gypsy. Thanks for your suggestion.

Enjoy!

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Old 7th December 2009, 14:34   #108
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HeyShibu
The gypsy's are is looking fantastic! I personally like the Delhi number the red & White one. Which one is that Gypsy Unlimited or the Stock Gypsy???

Additionally where was the cabin fabricated. At Raj's workshop or in your hometown. I remember you telling me that the rollcage being fabricated in Delhi, but I do not remember about the fixed cabin. Second is the fixed cabin fiber or metal???
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Old 8th December 2009, 13:00   #109
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You mean lesser effort?
Thats encouraging news
MexXxentric, Yes among all my Gypsies this one has
the smoothest/easiet steering.Feels like a power steering! Strange but True!

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Bigger tyres are crying for a bigger engine.
Add that to your wish list.
You could have done these mods to your ISUPSY.
By the way, what is its top speed now?
Yes, Bigger engine is in the wishlist. I am waiting for you to complete your 416 project for the feedback. Top speed is reduced drastically to 80 kmph due to bigger tyres.

You mean my diesel Izuki (Isuzu +Suzuki) right? Lift kit and bigger tyres are coming on my diesel Izuki aswell. That will be one of my next projects.

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Don't delay this.
Brake booster is already installed and it made a hell of a difference.


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HeyShibu
The gypsy's are is looking fantastic! I personally like the Delhi number the red & White one. Which one is that Gypsy Unlimited or the Stock Gypsy???

Additionally where was the cabin fabricated. At Raj's workshop or in your hometown. I remember you telling me that the rollcage being fabricated in Delhi, but I do not remember about the fixed cabin. Second is the fixed cabin fiber or metal???
Harjeev, Gypsy unlimited is the yellow one. You have to read the full thread to understand what i meant by that. I was referring to white as stock . I know its not stock but It is still stock imechanically. (not the body)

Cabin was done my Raj Kapoor. Read my other thread about Rally Gypsy and you will get all details and cabin is metal and not fiberglass.
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hey shibu, you got a nice place back home!

the gyspies add to that drive way of your house.

personally i like the white gypsy. (psst let me know if and when you want to sell it)
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is the steering to hard after these tyers?? how about the engine performance??

i think you should get rid of front bumper, it will give the rugged look to your gypsy.
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@JC: Awesome Pics - I'm amazed!!
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Old 9th December 2009, 12:21   #113
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hey shibu, you got a nice place back home!

the gyspies add to that drive way of your house.

personally i like the white gypsy. (psst let me know if and when you want to sell it)
hmmm... so Parm, does that means you have made up your mind for a Gypsy?? Thats good to know.


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is the steering to hard after these tyers?? how about the engine performance??

i think you should get rid of front bumper, it will give the rugged look to your gypsy.
Devang, The steering has become so light after the tyre upgrade and lifting and I really dont know how and why!! Believe me it was much harder with stock nylon tyres. I had plans to go for PS after installingt bigger tyres. But now dropped the plan.

Engine perfomance has dropped considerably on the road and same goes for top speed. But off the road in 4x4 mode it is still OK. But I havent done any serious offroading.

Yes the front bumpers will be removed for offroading.
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Headers, thanks buddy.

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Old 9th December 2009, 20:59   #114
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Devang, The steering has become so light after the tyre upgrade and lifting and I really dont know how and why!!
I guess its because of a change in your kingpin angle that has reduced the steering effort!

I had struggled 3 years to set mine right And I run 235s
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Hey, Saw this just now. Great job and all the best for future mods. Nothing like seeing a Gypsy getting prepped for off-roading.

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1) Had to replace brake hoses with longer ones (from vitara I guess)
Wagon R brake lines would do.

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... But unfortunately not the front ones. . It wasnt going in at all.

There were two issues 1) the front bumper was blocking the tyres even from going in.....

So we removed the front bumper and tried. The clearance increased but the front pipe holding the bumper was still blocking the tyres from going in.. Then we decided to cut the pipes and weld them again at a later time.
after cutting both ends of the front pipe by six inches on both sides the tyres went inside.

We installed the tyres.....
God forbid, if you get a puncture in the front, how will you change the tyre now on a trail? Do get this weak link sorted out -- if not done already.

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5) Tyres rubbibing wheel arches on high articulation. ( Need to check shocks, may be they have become weak or even the leaf springs)..
You will need more lift to get more articulation in the front. Right now, it is fouling the wheel arches at even the slightest opportunity.

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BlueThunder, correctly said! yes SPOA is the next item in my wish list followed by diff locks, crawl gears, axle wrap protector.
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Followed by winch, snorkel, mud tyres, headers,Free Flow exhaust. and list is unlimited
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GREAT . All the best. You are missing in a few things, which I will let you know when you call me next :-)
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Old 10th December 2009, 15:58   #116
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I guess its because of a change in your kingpin angle that has reduced the steering effort!

I had struggled 3 years to set mine right And I run 235s
Headers, Thanks for the info. but can you explain it more about Kingpin angle reducing steering effort.


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Hey, Saw this just now. Great job and all the best for future mods. Nothing like seeing a Gypsy getting prepped for off-roading.
Thanks Khan_sultan, I am your fan and follower in Gypsy mods right from the day you started posting them in this forum. So its great to hear the feedback directly from the expert.

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Wagon R brake lines would do.
Yes it was Wagon R, You are right.
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God forbid, if you get a puncture in the front, how will you change the tyre now on a trail? Do get this weak link sorted out -- if not done already.

You will need more lift to get more articulation in the front. Right now, it is fouling the wheel arches at even the slightest opportunity.
The clearance in the front is been taken care. Infact I have added shackle lifts on both front and rear. The front bumper willl be removed for offroading. I know the clearance is still less and havent got a chance to test it thouroughly off the road. Will be testing it soon and need to lift it more if required.

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GREAT . All the best. You are missing in a few things, which I will let you know when you call me next :-)
Thank a lot Sir, I am waiting for the weekend to call you.
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Dose the Yellow one look longer than the white one or is it just me ?
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Old 10th December 2009, 17:01   #118
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Dose the Yellow one look longer than the white one or is it just me ?
bhogalrajnish, Both are identical in sizes. I think its the angle of photos which makes the yellow look slightly longer.

Posting some more pics of the Gypsy This time Topless!


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You could have done these mods to your ISUPSY.

What shibu's got another gypsy . Now i know who is eating up all the gypsis in kerala.

Sihbu dude you got to stop now and let us own atleast a couple of gypsis.

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hi jc very nice set of wheels mind sharing the cost and where did you got them from ??
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