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Old 15th July 2010, 15:58   #46
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Guys Got my self a Gurkha Soft top

Thanks to Our own Rahul rhandle who is the very reason I knew about the vehicle on offer.

Special Thanks to Vasudeva Rao who was kind & Courteous enough to answer all my calls & reply to all SMS for last couple of weeks, really Appreciated his trust in giving the vehicle for a half a day trial before purchase.

We Had been to the BhogaNandi temple (9th century) at the base of Nandi Hills yesterday
took the newely bought Sonata V6 2.7 AT (2004 model done 53K) SONATA TRIPTONIC AUTOMATIC 2.7 V6.. 2004 ONLY FOR 4.35LAKS - Bangalore: Cars in Bangalore at Quikr Bangalore

The Gurkha ST (2007 model done 17K ).

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Old 19th July 2010, 11:20   #47
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Guys,

I had lots of fun in Our Soft Roading at Shivalingappana Betta.

Thanks to all who turned up, Please fillin, My memory is quite poor especally when it comes to Names.

The Gang:

Me & My Cousin Rajesh in ST Gurkha, reached 10 minutes Late !!!, Apologies to Nishanth
Nishant + 1 (sorry don't remember Name) in Gurkha HT reach Metro 10 Munites Early, Wow
Krishna in his Red Gypsy MG410 (It looks cute & Beautiful)
My Bro Shiva & his Wife Archnan in White MG410 ST
Ajay + Very Helpful 1 (Sorry Again don't remember Name) in MG410 HT

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Old 19th July 2010, 11:32   #48
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Why is the red gypsy being towed / or towing the Gurkha with the tow strap attached to it's rear shackles?
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Old 19th July 2010, 14:40   #49
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Old 20th July 2010, 16:45   #50
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Wow,Looks like a lot of fun ! Damn,I missed it.Thanks Sunil for calling me in the morning but am so sorry I couldnt turn up.My loss,I think !

Would like to know which model is your brothers Gypsy?
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Old 26th July 2010, 11:20   #51
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My Bro has a 1996 MG410w.

Guys Gurkha Garage Ver I

List of changes done:

1. Checked all under body, tightened all nuts.
2. removed all mats, washed inside-out for almost 3.5 hours
3. Traced the Empty White fluid holder to diff's & learn't that its the breather.
4. Removed & refilled engine oil to the correct level, was almost a liter in excesses
5. Cleaned / dusted Air filter & refitted.
6. Removed rear footrest
7. Added Shell coolant to the reserve tank
8. Replaced a H1 Hella bulb in the fog lamps
9. Got some stickering done
10 Put on Lumar tented sunscreens
12 IND number plate (rear yet to be mounted)
13 removed rear bumper dent as much as I could
14 found that the Starter motor contacts rusted, replaced Nuts, cleaned - filed contacts
15 Applied wd-40 to all parts 7 contacts that appeared rusted.
16 installed a fire extinguisher near front left door.
17 installed a RED LED blinker behind rear view mirror (inside center one)
18 Learn't to remove & put back side soft top railings & hoe to fold the ST
19 removed spare wheel and put it slightly under the rear seat (to get more space in the garage)
20 Lifted rear seats slightly to allow Tyre to slide in.
21 Installed a bike's bar end mirror @ front left indicator, this helps a lot.

yet to do:
1. Swap LT2000 with MRF Sand Grip 7.5 16 (owner wants LT 200 back, they are not his own)
2. Put a music system (got a new one for Sonata, put the Scorpio one in Sonata to Gurkha)
3. Fix the welding joint that is now broken after 24th OTR
4. get the rear bumper dent removed & put the IND plate
5. clean the leather seats 9Any help pointer guys)
6. Meet Alla baksh (force mechanic) learn all grease points
7. get a coat of 3M rust protection for entire under body done
8. Buff the body & reduce scratches caused by bushes.
9. fix the PTO liver that vibrates & created a irritating hum

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Old 26th July 2010, 12:23   #52
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hisunil:

Great pics. Never seen a soft top Gurkha before. Don't buy MRF SandGrips. Please get the Maxis Big Horn in 245/76/16 size. The overall diameter is very close to the diamter of the 7.50x16 tire. Overall, they will perform much better than the MRF Sandgrips/Apollo bullet tires. The MRF Sandrips cost about 2/3rds the price of the Maxis Big Horn, but they wear out in about 10,000 kms and you wont' have any grip.
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Old 26th July 2010, 13:48   #53
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Hi 4x4Addict,

I am not buying the sand grips, they will be swapped with the LT2000, that was the deal before I bought the Gurkha.

Personally would love to keep the LT2000, but HAVE to return them.

These are what you are recommendation
MT-762 Bighorn

Personally I love the Cooper Discover STT,
Cooper Tires - Discoverer STT - On/Off-Road Tires

Did see one in flesh at JC road Bangalore (15 inch) for Bro's Gypsy they were coated at 8.5K INR each.

Can some one post pics of a stock Gurkha ST, with its ST rolled up so we can see the roolcage

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Sunil:

Cooper Discoverer is fine too. I didn't know they were available in India. The key is to make sure you don't loose any ground clearance due to smaller diameter tires. For 15 inch rims you need atleast 31x10.5x16 and for 16 inch rims try to get 245/75/16 or bigger. Anything less than these two sizes and you will loose ground clearance which is a big plus for the Gurkha.
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...Can some one post pics of a stock Gurkha ST...


I guess only you can do that?! I dont know if anyone else on this forum has a Gurkha ST.
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Old 26th July 2010, 21:55   #56
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@ 4x4 Addict Sure will keep that in mind, I have 16 inch rims So will get R16, >80 aspect ratio tyers.

@ BT, was wondering if any have pics from the web of a ST for instance like the one below:

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[quote=hisunil;1977907]Guys Got my self a Gurkha Soft top

Thanks to-------.com/SONATA-TRIPTONIC-AUTOMATIC-2-7-V6-2004-ONLY-FOR-4-35LAKS-W0QQAdIdZ66810805

The Gurkha ST (2007 model done 17K ).

Cheers
Sunil]

Hi Sunil,
Congrats on your buy. Gurkha looks great, and you got a awesome deal. Have fun.
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Old 27th July 2010, 08:09   #58
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Thanks GrayBerry,

I guess your hunt is still on, last I read that you were locked on to Thar, what is the current status?

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Thanks GrayBerry,

I guess your hunt is still on, last I read that you were locked on to Thar, what is the current status?

Cheers
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Yes, am considering Thar. Hope it comes to the market soon.
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Sorry for the OT. Two or three days back, I saw a Force vehicle, could be the Toofan/Cruiser, that is modified like a Mahindra Getaway. Looked good actually. This is in Bangalore, btw. Saw some where around Koramangala.
Is this a modified one or does Force Motors has a vehicle ready like this.
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