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Old 2nd December 2009, 08:20   #76
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Shibuuuuuu, lit the light... I have reached chennai ;-)
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Old 2nd December 2009, 16:12   #77
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Dear Friends,

I have removed the Scorpio Wheels and put the 2004 Army Wheels with new Apollo Bullet Tyres.

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Master Uio,

Your vehicle looks great! Please update pics in your thread as well. Also give your ownership experience.
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Friends,

What do you all think about the White color of the MM550 - should I go for a shade of Green?

Some of my friends are suggesting Green color only - suitable for Jeeps. I am concerned about entering Cantonment areas of Hyderabad.

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Friends,

What do you all think about the White color of the MM550 - should I go for a shade of Green?

Some of my friends are suggesting Green color only - suitable for Jeeps. I am concerned about entering Cantonment areas of Hyderabad.

Sateesh
Your jeep looks kick ***!dont change colour. UN vehicle have same colour of your jeep. Retain it.
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Sateesh, The jeep looks simple and humble. True skin. The colour is also good. As suggested by Vinod, retain white. What are the mods you bought up in your monster.
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First of all thats a great acquisition by Siva.
Guess the work was done very fast & it looks like a formula one pit stop, where all the work was done within two pages of a thread.

JC: would the final coat will be a glossy finish or a dull coat.

Har:Love the jeep you've posted.
Ramsagar, Yes I know i went bit fast by finishing the complete work in 2 pages in this thread eventhough the actual work took 4 months. The reason was 550 restoration was already completed and Siva was threatening me to complete the restroration thread asap or else he is going to post the final pics. So I had no choice.

The final finish is matt and not glossy.

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shibu its realy a very good jeep done by shiva.after taking to you yesterday,i am waiting for you to upload the pictures.come on man,be a sport.don't tease us.by the way,what happened to your rally gypsy? following that thread also eagerly.post some pictures in that thread also.
regards raaj.
Hi Raaj, It was great talking to you too. I was on leave for last 2 weeks, thats the reason for delay. Dont worry I will not disappoint you bcos I have clicked tons of pics.Watch this space.

Rally Gypsy is also ready.You can see lates pics soon in that thread.

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First of all my sincere apologies to Shibu for hijacking his thread!!!

You should be able to see the vehicle somewhere in eastern india in a little while ;-)))
No worries Harjeev, For me I see it as knowledge sharing and not hijacking. You are always welcome to Hijack my threads if its about 4x4's.

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Shibuuuuuu, lit the light... I have reached chennai ;-)
I know Siva, I will be announcing it now.

Friends, there is an update. I have received the 550 finally. Thanks for Siva for driving it down for more than 1000 km frmo Chennai to my hometown. I was planning to goto Chennai and drive it down with Siva, But then Siva had to come to Trivandrum for another reason and he brought the 550 along with him.


Will post more pics and updates soon.
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congratulations JC,enjoy the ride.
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congratulations JC,enjoy the ride.
Thanks Mandeep, I have enjoyed the ride both on and offroad. Will post pics soon.

Now posting pics of 550 with new tyres, JK Sand cum Highway! It took Siva lot of time and phone calls to get those rubbers for 550.

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Shibu,
Your jeep is looking great yar. How much did you pay for those tyres? Why only 4?
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Your jeep is looking great yar. How much did you pay for those tyres? Why only 4?
Thanks Vinod, So you are letting me in your team for next TPC. right?

Yes I got only 4 new tyres and now I am regretting. I thought there was one OK tyre among the ones which came with the 550 which I can use as spare tyre. But I think I made a mistake. I should have gone for 5 new ones.

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Thanks Vinod, So you are letting me in your team for next TPC. right?

Yes I got only 4 new tyres and now I am regretting. I thought there was one OK tyre among the ones which came with the 550 which I can use as spare tyre. But I think I made a mistake. I should have gone for 5 new ones.

Shibu
Don't worry buddy. The 5th tyre is not really used. Me too in my 550 and the 3B bought only 4 tyres and whenever I get a flat, I temporarily use the spare.
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shibu now i feel bad about my health which did'ntpermit me to travel with shiva to trivandrum.fantastic jeep.worth every penny spent.enjoy it.take to otrs and if possible meet you at chennai.till then happy jeeping.drive safe.regards raaj.
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Shibu,
Your jeep is looking great yar. How much did you pay for those tyres? Why only 4?
Vinod, I forgot to mention the price.It costed me 4.5K each with tube.


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Don't worry buddy. The 5th tyre is not really used. Me too in my 550 and the 3B bought only 4 tyres and whenever I get a flat, I temporarily use the spare.
Harjeev,You are right. Thats exactly what I thought when I decided to go for 4 tyres. . But now the only issue is the aesthtics. I mean the bald spare tyre doesnt suits the newly painted 550 with all new tyres. May be I will go for a spare wheel cover to hide it.

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shibu now i feel bad about my health which did'ntpermit me to travel with shiva to trivandrum.fantastic jeep.worth every penny spent.enjoy it.take to otrs and if possible meet you at chennai.till then happy jeeping.drive safe.regards raaj.
Raj, Dont worry,I will be back and hope to meet you soon in an OTR in chennai or anywhere in TN. Else we can meet up in Kerala, may be in Munnar or Waynad.
BTW- the 550 will be used it Waynad and mostly offroad on a daily basis. So for 550 everyday will be an OTR! but unfortunately not for me
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Hi Shibu, were you going to be in Kerala this month, wish to meet you and to do some OTR we are planning to visit Wynad.
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