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Old 18th November 2008, 16:29   #46
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Any advise would be helpful.
Glad that it didnt topple from driver's side. (Please post those pics in 4X4 section also as a cautionary thread.)
Add some rollover tubes from outside also & inside also. Like That Range rover. (may be costly, but will add safety + more attitude to your black Gypsy King)

does it happened because of the slope or because of 4WD engaged (Something similar had happened to a Gypsy in Rajmachi OTR)?

@Headers: Actually I saw Mr. Khan's Gypsy 1st over the threads thats why I mentioned it. Your's is also a nice job done. Please share that experience as well.
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Old 18th November 2008, 19:39   #47
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While not a Gypsy owner (yet), I am an ardent admirer of the Gypsy since the time Suzuki introduced it in India.
@SB : Should we just take the plunge ?

4) The man and his beast.

Thats a "mission accomplished" walk

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Old 18th November 2008, 20:54   #48
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Some more pics of my Gypsy in action at various places she takes me to.

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Old 18th November 2008, 21:03   #49
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Add some rollover tubes from outside also & inside also. Like That Range rover.
Sir, the B pillar of the Gypsy king is strong enough to withstand a rollover. Adding rollover tubes only increase the dead weight and will mostly break if not mounted properly onto the chassis.

Have seen many gypsies with bad roll cages or so called roll cages which will buckle in case of a flip or rollover!

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Some more pics of my Gypsy in action at various places she takes me to.

Wow, its a "She" is it? Nice, BTW in the last but one picture, what are you doing in the water? Trying to cross the lake!

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Old 18th November 2008, 21:19   #50
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Wow, its a "She" is it? Nice, BTW in the last but one picture, what are you doing in the water? Trying to cross the lake!
He he he.. with the movie "Dostana" just released, I thought it's better to call it a 'she' rather than a 'he' .

In the picture I was trying to test till where I could manage to take the Gypsy into the lake.

Oh.. just found one picture of Dwarak's Gypsy trying to "take off".
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Old 19th November 2008, 09:39   #51
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Sir, the B pillar of the Gypsy king is strong enough to withstand a rollover. Adding rollover tubes only increase the dead weight and will mostly break if not mounted properly onto the chassis.

Have seen many gypsies with bad roll cages or so called roll cages which will buckle in case of a flip or rollover!
When it flipped there was damage to the font window frame but no damage to the B pillar. The B pillar is more like a roll bar.

Will gas filled socks make the ride better as well? What make do you use and how much dd the cost?
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Will gas filled socks make the ride better as well? What make do you use and how much dd the cost?
Yes the ride is miles ahead and feels more planted at all times. I have used a Peddars setup!
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@SB : Should we just take the plunge ?
Earlier the impediment was headers saying it is not a good idea. But now, with the dark clouds of recession/slow-down hovering above, I am not sure it is a good idea. Maybe some day.

OT: Did you already replace the M1000 with a new car like you were planning to ?
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Earlier the impediment was headers saying it is not a good idea. But now, with the dark clouds of recession/slow-down hovering above, I am not sure it is a good idea. Maybe some day.

Guys, the gypsy is a good vehicle if it is your second or third or 4th vehicle and you use it sparingly. Else it is boring!

Trust me, I use it only occasionally and for some offroad terrains only. If you look at the investment to returns, it is very very poor!
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Guys, the gypsy is a good vehicle if it is your second or third or 4th vehicle and you use it sparingly. ...

Trust me, I use it only occasionally and for some offroad terrains only.....
I second that opinion. It's almost the same case here with me.
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vikram,

Excellent pics, and your gypsy is real treat to eyes. Do you have any pics of your gypsy performing in palar this year? It was literally flying...:-)))))

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vikram,

Excellent pics, and your gypsy is real treat to eyes. Do you have any pics of your gypsy performing in palar this year? It was literally flying...:-)))))
Thats the set of pictures I want and am searching
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Hi,
Some pics of my gypsy..
First two were shot from cellphone so excuse the bad quality..

This is how it came 3 years back..
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Then went to this in some months..
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And then to this a little while later..
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And on to this now...
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Have any of you burnt the Gypsy's clutch while offroading? Or is it heavy duty enough? My Classic was running on the original clutch way after 1.4 L kms on the 2.1 engine, and that included lots of off-roading. I must say, Mahindra's clutch systems are robust enough to handle abuse and all that torque. I have towed cars right from Rtechs Octavia to a friends UV and never did the clutch show any sign of weakness. Guess with all the overloading etc. in rural applications, Mahindra has no choice but to build them strong.
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Have any of you burnt the Gypsy's clutch while offroading?

I had burnt my clutch plate badly enough on pack of boulders, I got struck between two boulders. No matter how much i give power , the gypsy wouldn't budge. Burnt my clutch for the first time in OTR. I was pulled out by a Mahindra Classic.

Khan_sultan had his clutch burnt in Coorg OTR 2007. Bad useage of clutch by local fellow who drove khan's gypsy. Result, Khan had to travel back to bangalore-300 kms at 15 -20 kms speed.

Clutch burning instances do happen on OTRs. All in how you use it. Tips: Use clutch sparingly on OTRs.

Any body else, experienced clutch burn here?

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