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Old 23rd February 2010, 22:04   #46
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if i am not mistaken i guess Kaushik has 235s on his Black Carb. i plan to install a PS but later. As long it does not foul up anything i am ok in going for 235s.

Anyone else who has 235s and would want to share his experience, you are welcome.

and good news..i will be getting the RC Book tom, i was just waiting for it before i went ahead and changed everything.

and where in mumbai can i get good big mirrors. i want the one which resembles the truck mirrors (big like elephant ears)
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and where in mumbai can i get good big mirrors. i want the one which resembles the truck mirrors (big like elephant ears)
I had those on my gypsy. But they caused huge blind spots and I don't recommend them.

They are available at chor bazaar in black and chrome finish. Avoid chrome finish and only buy the convex ones.
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215 would be enough, 235 will slightly rob the stock gypsy off, power and FE So unless you want those chunky looks avoid going too wide.
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and where in mumbai can i get good big mirrors. i want the one which resembles the truck mirrors (big like elephant ears)
Hey Desmo,
If you are ok with these mirrors http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...10-deepak1.jpg
you could buy them from any good car spare parts dealer.
These are OEM bolero mirrors, LUMAX make (now called DKMAX).
Would cost you 400Rs for a pair. They are seriously more than sufficient.
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Old 23rd February 2010, 23:19   #50
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Thanks Deepak, Jaggu, Tejas

i think i will try the elephant ones and also keep the bolero ones handy.

my wagonr ones were real good as they were big and gave enough visibility but that wouldnt look good on a gypsy i guess. any thoughts?

and i am more inclined towards the 235s because my wagonr had inadequate tyres and it literally used to slip and slide on the winding mumbai goa highway. it was a pain driving those. hence more the rubber, the better for me on highway runs.
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Raj, remember one thing: wider tyres skid more on wet roads(due to aquaplaning) than thinner tyres. So please keep that in mind before choosing tyre width.
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I would suggest you go for 215/75/15. Also check out Appolo Hawks A/T. 235/75/15 means extra strain to the differentials. The is a chance of the tyres rubbing against the leaf when you go for 235. 215/75/15 is very stable and will provide good handling.
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i think i will try the elephant ones and also keep the bolero ones handy.
I found a old pic of my gypsy. Are these the mirrors you are talking about?

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Old 24th February 2010, 23:10   #54
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Spot On Tejas, those are the ones i always had in mind.

Got my papers and paid the balance amount, now i can start my work.

i wanna sell the hardtop, if anyone is interested please PM me.
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if i am not mistaken i guess Kaushik has 235s on his Black Carb.
No dude if have the 215's.

I was planning to get the 235's but they would touch the leaf on the stock rims.
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I have just got 235/75 R15 fitted. These will scrape on the leaf springs on full lock! The only reason I had these fitted because I could not find Mud Terran pattern in 215/75 R15 size.

I have one extra leaf on all four springs but the gap between the wheel arch and tyre has reduced. You may need to adjust the gap of the front bumper too. Also the pickup has dropped and it takes longer to get up to 80kmph.

I would strongly suggest sticking to 215/75 R15 size tyres. Used this size for many years and the grip on road in ALL CONDITIONS was terrific! Off-road these tyres are pretty good as well if you go for All Terrain.

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These are the list of things i have planned in a phased manner.

Please see if these are ok to start with. Additional ideas are welcome.

Phase1
Total Servicing
SideView Mirrors
YokoHoma Geolanders - size not yet decided. WIll Try both 235s and 215s
New Steering Wheel, the old one is pathetic and offers no grip
New Horn
Bull Bar
Hella Lamps
Soft Top
Seats, yet to be decided
Lock Change from MASS
Steering and Gear Lock
Old MG410 Grill, I just love it
Removing Rust
Suspension Checks and Tweaks


Phase2

Paint Job
Rear CFLs
KnN
Headers
New Door Paddings
Alloy Wheels
Driver Cabin Sealed, thinking whether a customised Top can be made in fibre and fitted.
Change rear seats to front facing
Power Steering
Air Conditioning, can the existing blower be used?
FFE
ICE
Addressing water seepage issue
and few other interior changes

Cheers,
Raj
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Get rid of the rear overhang also in phase 1 and then make a custom fitted soft top.
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Raj, are you joining us for the OTR tomorrow?
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Old 27th February 2010, 20:28   #60
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what time ru guys goin, but i wont be able to get my gypsy.
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