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Old 25th February 2011, 14:33   #61
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Dear 4*4 army - I would sincerely suggest you to please remove the army tyres along with the wheel rims ASAP. They are just too heavy. They are given as per army requirement, also as army moves in convoy slowly, it more of less serves the purpose. If you still want to retain them, please be prepared for recurring expenses to the wheel bearings etc.

Even though the photograph is not very clear, I think your vehicle does not have NGCS. Therefore, you can safely use Gypsy wheel rims with P215/75R15 tyres. I prefer Bridgestone. Then drive your vehicle, you will be very surprised.

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Dear 4*4 army - I would sincerely suggest you to please remove the army tyres along with the wheel rims ASAP. They are just too heavy. They are given as per army requirement, also as army moves in convoy slowly, it more of less serves the purpose. If you still want to retain them, please be prepared for recurring expenses to the wheel bearings etc.
Dear DB Sir,

Were the Wheel Disc's provided to M&M by the Indian Army, or did M&M Outsource it to WHEELS INDIA (Part No LP1109).

Please can you tell us the weight difference between LP1109, Regular JEEP Wheel Disc and the New 160PCD Wheel Disc (Commercial Vehicles & NGCSMM550XD)

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Old 25th February 2011, 20:17   #63
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Great thread Sanjay and congrats on getting your dream fulfilled! Hope you get all the mods done soon and without any issues. Have a great time with it dude.

It's threads like these that keep us wanabe jeepers continue pursuing our dreams as well. Appreciate all the other folks too for sharing their experiences out here.

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Dear 4*4 army - I would sincerely suggest you to please remove the army tyres along with the wheel rims ASAP. They are just too heavy. They are given as per army requirement, also as army moves in convoy slowly, it more of less serves the purpose. If you still want to retain them, please be prepared for recurring expenses to the wheel bearings etc.

Even though the photograph is not very clear, I think your vehicle does not have NGCS. Therefore, you can safely use Gypsy wheel rims with P215/75R15 tyres. I prefer Bridgestone. Then drive your vehicle, you will be very surprised.

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar
The other day I met a guy who owns a MM550 along with other jeeps, he said the SAND GRIP tyres put on Army 550 are not good in terms of performance as they tend to wobble the vehicle in higher speeds i.e., above 60-70 is it true?

Dhabhar sir I am planning to have a Jeep, till now 550 was in my mind for its mean looks and for it technical advancement like higher capacity engine, disc breakes etc now I am confused with the tyres aspect please clarify. My requirement is to use it as a daily runner at the most going places lets say 400 or 500 kms once a year or so but love to join off roading once I settle down a nice jeep.

I have seen a immaculately restored MM540 4 wheel drive but the axle and the gear levers are removed with stock size tyres do you suggest me to opt that and add up alloys to it to give a look? what are the pro's and cons please tell us about it, I will be greatful to you.

Sorry Sanjay if I am divulging your thread, please bear with me.

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Awesome Vehicle Sanjay..too good!!
Congrats man..hard work pays!!
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Dear 4*4 army - I would sincerely suggest you to please remove the army tyres along with the wheel rims ASAP. They are just too heavy. They are given as per army requirement, also as army moves in convoy slowly, it more of less serves the purpose. If you still want to retain them, please be prepared for recurring expenses to the wheel bearings etc.

Even though the photograph is not very clear, I think your vehicle does not have NGCS. Therefore, you can safely use Gypsy wheel rims with P215/75R15 tyres. I prefer Bridgestone. Then drive your vehicle, you will be very surprised.

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar
Thank you DB Sir ! for you valuable input.
Now I am confused on your suggestion on Army wheel rims and Tyres.
My reason behind going for Ex Army MM 550 is its powerful engine, tough body, its heavy Rims and aggressive Tyres.
From day first, I decided not to change original army look of the vehicle as I wanted to use it for Off Roading.

I have Gypsy's Rims with Yokohama Geolander Tyres, I will try it and see its performance.

Regards,
Sanjay

Here are some pics of Tyres, which I tried on Army rims to keep its original height.
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Thank You Superslick , Path_finder !!
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Sanjay,
Amazing journey so far. Hats Off to your grit an patience. Would love to meet up with you whenever I come to Mumbai. Please do PM me your number.
Congratulations once again on your superb find. The lady is magnificient.
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Old 28th February 2011, 21:44   #69
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Last week I got these Bucket seats and replaced the old ones.
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What seats (Which vehicles) are these ?
Are these new ones?
How much did you pay for it ?

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Old 28th February 2011, 23:34   #71
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Akaash,
These are Tavera's seat, and its second hand but in good shape.
I got it at Rs. 6k.
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Roll cage -
work done last month.
Myself and my friend David had done this roll cage work together.

4 points of the 6 point roll cage done, we will do rest of the work when our fabricator will be free.

Thanks to David, Shyam Pipe bender, Dineshbhai and his team.

and special thanks to Dineshbhai's dad who has a lot of talent, very keen and devoted to his profession.
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Last week I got these Bucket seats and replaced the old ones.
Nice work. Looks good. BTW, do you plan to keep the wheels as it is or get them painted as well?
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Thanks coloneljasi,
The colour of vehicle is not final. Its temporary colour which I had changed from original camouflage to off white to avoid attention of the police. At the time of final body colour, I will apply same to the rims.
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Sanjay,
Amazing journey so far. Hats Off to your grit an patience. Would love to meet up with you whenever I come to Mumbai. Please do PM me your number.
Congratulations once again on your superb find. The lady is magnificient.
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Thank you Salil, let me know when you will be in Mumbai.
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