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|14th April 2010, 17:04||#1|
Extreme Power customizes a "Scorpio 4x4 AT"
Finally it was time for me to take on a more commercial vehicle,
yes i know the scorpio is not the best offroader around and there is not much one can do to raise the front her specially the front without too much complication
but what the heck,it was time for me to sparkle some of my magic on a scorpio 4x4 automatic,
For starters this vehicle is brilliant on the road, the gearbox is very responsive and the comfort and specially the gismos provided are in class apart,
So there rolls in this vehicle,
a two week old white scorpio into my garage, waiting to be transformed
first look at her and i wonderd what all madness can she take,
drove her for a week to get to know her better before i started working on her,
work has started for about a week now
this is what i have planned
+ Custom winch bumper with fogs and indicators
+ Custom roll cage
+ Custom Snorkel
+ Stone guard cum side step
+ Entire underbody protection, diff,fuel tank guard
+ very very heavy duty frony skid plate
+ britpart 9500lbs winch
+ light force and roo lites (how could i do without them)
+ mudterrain tyres and a new set of alloys
+ window tints
+ maybe hi lift jack and bridging ladders
+ custom paint job
+ chequered plate work
+ little stickering if applicable
need some help though from scorpio owners and tyre gurus,
anyways the scorpio has poor articualtion
i want to keep the wheel size at 16 to gain clearance, what would be the best upsize i can go without having the tyres eating into my fenders while articulating
project is in full swing,
pictures of work in progress by tommorow morning
|14th April 2010, 18:20||#4|
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One suggestion not listed in your list. Please dispose of that rodent tooth grill too.
Will a 9500lbs winch be adequate for a vehicle weighing in at almost 2.5 tons..?(if the owner ever intends to use it)
This is going to be one looker of a vehicle at the end of it. Waiting for the outcome.
Cant wait for the WIP pics.
|14th April 2010, 18:22||#5|
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|14th April 2010, 18:58||#6|
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You are a Midas in TBhp, whatever you touch turns into a beautiful beast.
I wish i had enough moolah to get my gypsy work done by you.
Now eagerly awaiting to see the transformation of the scorpio. i know it will sting!
|14th April 2010, 19:32||#7|
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Allan the list is really long.
|15th April 2010, 11:11||#8|
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the getaway has 245/75/r16 from factory .
don't know about the amount of articulation of getaway.
for the build.
Last edited by jeepster : 15th April 2010 at 11:12.
|15th April 2010, 11:25||#9|
the current tyres on the vehicle are 235/70r16
need something to give the vehicle a better stance
i think 9500 should be sufficeint
ill do a winch test, if not enought ill put in the 12000lbs
Also wondering whether i should do a body lift?
|15th April 2010, 11:50||#10|
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|15th April 2010, 12:10||#11|
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Allan - the road manners of the Scorpio are scary. LOADS of body roll and the front keeps bobbing if you dab the brakes. I assume this car is going to be driven mainly on the roads. Some suggestions from my side:
1. Weight Loss program - fiber boot lid and some lightening on the rear door. If owner is OK with it - some of the body panels can also be done in fiber. Lose all unnecessary fittings that add to the weight. The stock wheels are also HEAVY!
2. Stiffer suspension and high-end shocks.
If you remember the Thar (with IFS) was bottoming out on the front end. Scorp is heavier and also has IFS possibly with lower GC as well.
I think weight is it's biggest enemy when it comes to road performance and a diet-program will also help it off-road as well.
|15th April 2010, 12:14||#12|
shall see to most of the points
my only concern is the added body roll that the higher cg will provide
|15th April 2010, 14:21||#15|
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Now the magic of allan begins.
Why would someone want to buy a new car and modify it completely, why could not have he gone for a old jeep rather. Is it because of the AT?
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