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Old 27th October 2009, 07:39   #436
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Just a small advice, as these are larger tyres (originals are close to 205/70), you can slide the front bumper a little outwards. Just a small five min job. Maruti has given you some margins there.
The BFG's in 215 will not foul anywhere with the body under any condition.
The adjustment of the front bumper is not required at all.
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Old 27th October 2009, 08:23   #437
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Haven't been able to do much pic taking since the Gypsy landed at home a little over a month ago, but here is a full frontal!
Have a long drive down the coast to Goa set up for early November, there should be more pix then.
The only modification done till now is the tyre upgrade to 205 section yokohamas, and V kool on the three glasses. And the extra lights of course. The car has done 2000 kms, and first service oil change is over. The coolant bottle leaked, Maruti changed it, but the new one still leaked. Got fixed with thread sealant application and the leak has stopped. No other glitches. The car pitching back and forth on road undulations is more uncomfortable that any other aspect of the suspension, and I have to get in some ballast to load up the rear of the car to see if that does the trick.
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You bet Deepak, s/he is looking so hot in red.

I think you gave yourself a nice Diwali present.Congrats Dude. And as others have also mentioned, do post some more pics. With those BFG's.

I guess you have gone for 215/75. No wonder those aggressive threads just entice you away from Yokos.

Just a small advice, as these are larger tyres (originals are close to 205/70), you can slide the front bumper a little outwards. Just a small five min job. Maruti has given you some margins there.
Dear Wanderhermit,
Thanks a ton for your timely help! I am really sorry for not having put up my ownership thread yet. Will do it soon. You are damn right with those BFG's aggressive tread pattern

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The BFG's in 215 will not foul anywhere with the body under any condition.
The adjustment of the front bumper is not required at all.
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Hey Vaibhav,
Thank you very much for your post. How is your willys restoration coming?

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Haven't been able to do much pic taking since the Gypsy landed at home a little over a month ago, but here is a full frontal!
Have a long drive down the coast to Goa set up for early November, there should be more pix then.
The only modification done till now is the tyre upgrade to 205 section yokohamas, and V kool on the three glasses. And the extra lights of course. The car has done 2000 kms, and first service oil change is over. The coolant bottle leaked, Maruti changed it, but the new one still leaked. Got fixed with thread sealant application and the leak has stopped. No other glitches. The car pitching back and forth on road undulations is more uncomfortable that any other aspect of the suspension, and I have to get in some ballast to load up the rear of the car to see if that does the trick.
Dear Sawyer,
Your Gypsy looks fantastic. This coolant leakage problem comes with every new Gypsy, with mine too. Like Sharath mentioned in his thread, the suspension on the Gypsies is like a "hard kick in the butt" kind and its really hard to drive these on road. You have to bring it to 1st gear (< 5 kmph) when going on any road undulation/road hump. Maybe CFLs would help us. Will wait for Khan, Vijay, Rossi and others for their feedback before i go in that direction. Have fun with your new Gypsy on the Goan roads & beaches Sawyer!
Cheers Everybody,
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Old 27th October 2009, 11:22   #439
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Great looking gypsy Sawyer - and I agree with Deepak - CFLSs will definitely help. Khanbhai's review has come positive (for the rear springs). It seems the front ones are a tad bit too long.

Anyway.. Should things go as planned, I'll be posting a pic of my own gypsy here soon (~10-12 days)!!
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Before I switch to CFLs, I want to take a shot at seeing what loading up the rear does. The ride is a lot better with just one person in the rear, and I have a feeling that 150 kilos of load in the rear will transform the ride. My concern about CFLs is their strength, the leaf springs have more than just one leaf so it is rare that the whole set fails. I would be very wary of using them on the front where any failure can result in loss of control. But before I try them on the rear, I will take a shot with sandbags as ballast.
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hi sawyer,
thats indeed a smart looking gypsy you have.
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im sorry that there are a few jeeps in this pic as it is a gypsy thread .... this is our small off road team steeds ....from kerela
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Sawyer/Starter,

Congrats !!! your gypsies look great. please post some interior pics and your experience.
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Miki nice picture. Where is this? Any OTR pictures?
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Miki nice picture. Where is this? Any OTR pictures?
thanx beejay!! actually this was our regular meeting but moreover it was an OTR not a planned one,its some resort in kovalom, will post a few pics as itz a gypsy owners pics not posting more pics!!
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Hi friends, here's my 99 King. Second snap was taken when he was on the way for a tyre change.
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Thats a sensible route - sometimes I just get all caught up with these mechanical fixes, and all the basic remedies go out the window!

I've heard sandbags work really well - I'm going to try them out on my gypsy too - once i finally get it.

Anyway, speaking about reliability, in general, CFLs won't fail you unless there's a manufacturing defect I would guess. More than just a couple of TBHPians use them in their off-road vehicles, so quality-wise, we should be sorted!

Hope the sandbags work though!
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Before I switch to CFLs, I want to take a shot at seeing what loading up the rear does. The ride is a lot better with just one person in the rear, and I have a feeling that 150 kilos of load in the rear will transform the ride. My concern about CFLs is their strength, the leaf springs have more than just one leaf so it is rare that the whole set fails. I would be very wary of using them on the front where any failure can result in loss of control. But before I try them on the rear, I will take a shot with sandbags as ballast.
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Hello everybody,

I am new to Team BHP though i used to go through the forum for a long time. I am posting the picture of my three gypsies.
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You mean that you actually own 3 gypsies. Man.
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There was a time when i had more. Now, i have only two of them as i sold the red one recently
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