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Old 21st December 2009, 21:56   #76
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Hi,

This is my planned vs. actual for my 540
(there are couple small things for which I donít have an account)

Planned Vs Spent

1) Jeep + engine work

65000 Vs 66000

2) Power steering

20000 Vs 28000

3) Differential & suspension

5000 Vs 5000

4) bucket Seat

0 Vs 4500

5) Tinker

8000 Vs 10500

6) Paint

8000 Vs 13000

7) Liner

7000 Vs 7000

8) Electrical work

5000 Vs 9700

10) Tyre

12500 Vs 22000

11) Free wheel Hub

3500

12) Gearbox Overhaul

0 Vs 10000

13) Steering wheel

0 Vs 1150

14) Indicator assembly

0 Vs 730

15) Paper type air filter

0 Vs 1700

16) 4 core radiator

0 Vs 2700

17) Battery

5000 Vs 5000

18) Brake Overhaul

0 Vs 3500

Grand Total

135500 Vs 193980

Time spent Jan 2009 to July 2009 "6+ month"

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Matchless, yours seems to be a budget build. Please post pics of your vehicle.
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Old 22nd December 2009, 10:53   #78
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Yeah, you are running a 11/43 and i think you are going to change to 9/47 to get more out of that engine..
From what I understand the ratios available for Jeeps diffs are 8/43 (5.38:1), 9/44 (4.88:1), 11/47 (4.27:1)

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Old 22nd December 2009, 12:27   #79
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Hi Vinok,

This is Mahendren I couldnít get a login in my name so picked this one (favorite classic bike).

You have already seen and driven my jeep but still
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From what I understand the ratios available for Jeeps diffs are 8/43 (5.38:1), 9/44 (4.88:1), 11/47 (4.27:1)
Sir, you are right! Thanks
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Old 22nd December 2009, 13:23   #81
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Hi Vinok,

This is Mahendren I couldnít get a login in my name so picked this one (favorite classic bike).

You have already seen and driven my jeep but still
HI Mahendran,

So what kind power steering have you fixed on your vehicle? Plus where did you source the hard top?

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Old 22nd December 2009, 16:41   #82
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Unhappy Bad Surprise !!!

While cleaning the diesel tubes we had found that the Tank has gone for toss .

Now fitting a new CJ3B tank 35L under the front-passenger seat . Original style.

Money spent again on tinkering and converting it to original style + tank + Labour

I'm not visiting this thread again - as the more I visit the more the expense rocks my life .
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@propeller:

Welcome to jeep country mate. It is an expensive hobby :-). I know this first hand. I prefer not to keep track of expenses.
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Old 22nd December 2009, 18:13   #84
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HI Mahendran,

So what kind power steering have you fixed on your vehicle? Plus where did you source the hard top?

firoz
Hi Firoz

It is a re-circulating Ball Type which came in armada grand (Type54)

Rane TRW Steering Systems Limited

Hardtop came with the vehicle 1995 model, later model had different type of hard top.

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Welcome to jeep country mate. It is an expensive hobby :-). I know this first hand. I prefer not to keep track of expenses.
Well said Tini, I agree its an expensive hobby!

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While cleaning the diesel tubes we had found that the Tank has gone for toss .

Now fitting a new CJ3B tank 35L under the front-passenger seat . Original style.

Money spent again on tinkering and converting it to original style + tank + Labour

I'm not visiting this thread again - as the more I visit the more the expense rocks my life .
Kartikeyan, come on, you have just acquired your jeep and have begun working on it. You will feel proud of it a couple of months later!

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Hi Firoz

It is a re-circulating Ball Type which came in armada grand (Type54)

Rane TRW Steering Systems Limited

Hardtop came with the vehicle 1995 model, later model had different type of hard top.

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Mr. Matchless, awesome handle, welcome to TBHP, Mr. Mahendran
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Hi Firoz

It is a re-circulating Ball Type which came in armada grand (Type54)
Can you give more feedback regarding your PS. Behavior at normal speeds, cruising speeds. Behavior while off the road. Any maintenance issues and what all needed to be changed / modified to fit the PS.
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While cleaning the diesel tubes we had found that the Tank has gone for toss .

Now fitting a new CJ3B tank 35L under the front-passenger seat . Original style.

Money spent again on tinkering and converting it to original style + tank + Labour

I'm not visiting this thread again - as the more I visit the more the expense rocks my life .
Hi Karthik,

You didnt mention 4litre engine from oman!!! include this as well in your future projection...and im sure you are going to rock in the coming OTR...cool dude.
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Can you give more feedback regarding your PS. Behavior at normal speeds, cruising speeds. Behavior while off the road. Any maintenance issues and what all needed to be changed / modified to fit the PS.
Very comfortable for city especially in parking
When you cruising it becomes very soft and should be handled with real care

Very comfortable in off-road for me but you have a catch there in times you cannot feel the terrain.

Initially had an oil leak from the oil seal changed it once and never had a problem till date.

You have to modify cross member detailed steps are provided in the below thread
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...d-upgrade.html (My MM540XD upgrade)

These are few photos of my jeep and this modification requires skilled labor but there is another option available koyo PS which is cost effective and doesn’t need much modification.
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Hi Vinok,

This is Mahendren I couldn’t get a login in my name so picked this one (favorite classic bike).

You have already seen and driven my jeep but still
I too have driven your Jeep buddy. It is superb. Welcome on the forum.

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Diff mine is in 11 : some ratio . Changing to 9 : some ratio
propeller, if I am not wrong, you have a 2.1 Ltr engine. If you have 11:47 (ratio 4.27), it is my favourate ratio for XD3P motor with KMP90 gear box. I suppose you are planning to go for 9:44 (ratio 4.88) as to get more torque from the existing engine. Pls keep the 11:47 with you and do not sell this off in throw away prices to the scarp/used part dealer.

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Hi Firoz

It is a re-circulating Ball Type which came in armada grand (Type54)

Rane TRW Steering Systems Limited
Mahendran, Nice knowing so much detail about Armada Grand PS. During my visit to local garage, I saw a set of PS pump and main unit (without the pipes) for a asking price of 12K. The best part is that it is visible from outside like Koyo that I have.

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From what I understand the ratios available for Jeeps diffs are 8/43 (5.38:1), 9/44 (4.88:1), 11/47 (4.27:1)
DKG, you might wonder that I have tried 3 different differential ratio in my Jeep to obtain the best suitable ratio for my NEED. The available tail and crown ration are as below...

Tail Crown Ratio
8 43 5.38
8 38 4.75
9 44 4.89
9 47 5.22
10 43 4.30
11 47 4.27
11 41 3.73
12 43 3.58
13 46 3.54
14 43 3.07

4.27:1 - Diesel B275/MDI Engine/S4 Engined vehicles (FJ470DS4) & The CJ4A (F4-134) 1974 onwards.

4.88:1 - MM440 & MM540 (post 1987), Armada Grand, 4x4 MM540s

5.38:1 - Regular Petrol JEEPs/Commander Series with XDP4.9, early MM540, Armada (not Grand), Hurricane

5.89:1 - FJ460DP with XDP4.9

4.27:1 This was usually used on the Hurricane petrol engined vehicles.

5.38:1 This was available on the Commanders and FC/FJ series pickup trucks.

3.54:1 Scorpio - SZ2600 onwards

For the rest, I am still searching...

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@Matchless,
Welcome to the team bhp. Yes i know your vehicle in and out buddy!! :-)) Great vehicle!! Did you do the engine swap?


@propeller
Consider it as a good surprise! Else it would have required a tow again LOL. As headers said, you will proud of it very soon. SWB is a class of its own off road. On road dont ask me:-))

@desert king- Nice complilation of the the diff ratios and nice to know you prefer 4.27. May be your engine is torquey enough to pull you through all off road situation. But on XDP 2.1litre engine 4.27 will become really underpowered. Behram suggests 5.38 for extreme off road duty.

p.s- I think F4-134 and Hurricane are same. Correct me if iam wrong. Also i thought all Mahindra petrols came with 5.38 and not 4.27.

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