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Old 25th July 2010, 16:37   #46
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Indra, since you are undertaking the SPOA route and also changing axles for the Gypsy, I suggest that you consider fitting thicker ARBs front and rear with a set of Bilstein Offroad B6 shocks . It will do a world of good as far as the handling is concerned. I know since I have them fitted on my Gypsy and the difference is simply superb !

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Old 25th July 2010, 21:13   #47
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Roll cage is complete with paint.
Got new Recaros.
Fitted the snorkel. Removed it from a old Allwyn Nissan Pick up.
Lifted the exhuast.

This week: SPOA!!! and fitting the new seats

After SPOA:
RIMS
Reducing rear overhang
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Man! IMO the roll cage is not well designed. It has design flaws, if you are seriously considering it as a safety device.
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Old 26th July 2010, 11:53   #48
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Any idea from where I can get bigger axles for the Gypsy?

Siralec why do you say that?

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Old 26th July 2010, 15:01   #49
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you have wielded certain points where it should have been bended with tube benders.

Also for the rear cross, use of same thickness/gauge pipe should have been used with metal plate wielded at the X for added strength.
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not a big plan of the roll cage,
lots of flaws, design and material:
but otherwise she looks good
the top square halogens are a bit too high also
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you have wielded certain points where it should have been bended with tube benders.

Also for the rear cross, use of same thickness/gauge pipe should have been used with metal plate wielded at the X for added strength.
Got it. Will put plates. Please tell me which ones and what size.
Please can some one advice how can I make all my headlights and fogs water proof? Also please do let me know what I can do for side protection
Even though I have a snorkel I got stuck in water had to go back to the mech. Some pictures.

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Even though I have a snorkel I got stuck in water had to go back to the mech.
And how would having a snorkel help in not getting stuck?

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I am sure you know what you are doing but I would suggest 'patience' and a step-by-step approach. Do give some time in between mods to see how they are working out.
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Indra, the pond pictures, not cool man . Cannot see any other vehicle in the pics. What if YOUR vehicle just sank deeper ? When doing this kind of stuff, there has got to be another backup vehicle on firm ground . With a winch . And the cable attached to your vehicle SAFETY FIRST ALWAYS.
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And how would having a snorkel help in not getting stuck?



I am sure you know what you are doing but I would suggest 'patience' and a step-by-step approach. Do give some time in between mods to see how they are working out.
I meant the water went into the air intake. Filter was soaked.

@ketan Had the captiva

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Indra,

Nice mods. I am sure lockers are on your list to increase torque at low speed and crawl.
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Indra,

Nice mods. I am sure lockers are on your list to increase torque at low speed and crawl.
From where can i buy them?
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Indra,

Your one stop Gypsy Doc is Khan Bhai (Khan_Sultan) / Vikram (Headers). You can consult them on all your mods and sourcing of parts.

Trust this helps.

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Alan (xtreme power) is the right person to talk to. As he is a professional in this field.

I was thinking like this at joints which look fragile.

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BTW you really are very daring to put gypsy in a place where even H1 or Defender Wolf will have hard time to wade through .
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Ok guys, SPOA is complete with extra 5inch spacers making it into a monster truck. Wheel spacers will be put on thursday. Now I am looking for insanely big tires. Found out here in Goa and the all cost 12k+.

So since i never drive this car on the road, I want to get tractor tires. Please help me source the same.
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Hi Indra,

The SPOA on the gypsy has come out really well, it truly is looking like a Monster. Loved the looks. Insanely big tyres, are you planning for 35". If you need any help from Mumbai to find out the prices or availabilty, then let me know the size you are looking for.

Please Post some offroad Pics with articulation.
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