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Old 11th August 2011, 12:48   #76
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Nice Going Sugan. Are you going to try CFLs or Double Shock setup or Gas Shocks to smoothen the super bumpy gypsy ride. How much ever bumpy it may be, but that car is something special, isnt it
Hmmm never thought about it till now , but will do something to smooth the ride , of course the gypsy is special , it just turns heads no matter how old it may be

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I wish you had asked me regarding the shackles earlier, i would have compelled you not to go ahead with it at all . The vehicle and our body takes a lot of beating on it.. Actually I have a sandbag weighing 100+ kilos on my gypsy, which acts as a dampener for the bumps. After having it for nearly 3 months and driving 5000 kms on it, I really wanna get it out, but I donnw where are my old shackles..

Wow 416EW Interesting!!! One of a kind way to go buddy!!! Hella - how much did you cough up ; )
I agree longer shackles does reduce ride quality , but i needed for taller tyres , even after shackle lift the tyres are colliding with the fender during articulation. Hahahaha thats a nice idea

For the HELLA bulbs i have'nt paid the money yet.

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Old 11th August 2011, 14:53   #77
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Yes even my tires scrape against the body during the action. I am actually thinking of going for a body lift, with orginal shackels.
Do let me know how the hella works , BTW do go for the roots cutouter. The others just fuse out after 2 hours of lighting!!! hey the color is really a great choice
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Yes even my tires scrape against the body during the action. I am actually thinking of going for a body lift, with orginal shackels.
Do let me know how the hella works , BTW do go for the roots cutouter. The others just fuse out after 2 hours of lighting!!! hey the color is really a great choice
I have been thinking of the same option , but then you will not have a good GC , only advantage is you will only have space for tyres to articulate . My gypsy has T-case guard which protrudes 3" below from the chassi , so going for OE shackles will reduce the GC.

I have used seperate cutout for the fog lamps so no problem in going for 100w bulbs . Thanks , colour is my bro's choice.
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Very good job.

Superb it is looking.
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[quote=karizma9292;2465391]I have been thinking of the same option , but then you will not have a good GC , only advantage is you will only have space for tyres to articulate . My gypsy has T-case guard which protrudes 3" below from the chassi , so going for OE shackles will reduce the GC. [quote]

I am wondering, the 75" tyres are actually given me the GC I need, another thought is coil over . But thats gonna be pretty expensive.

Yes the T-case is pretty much visible, and you would really have to stick on to the longer shackels.
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I am wondering, the 75" tyres are actually given me the GC I need, another thought is coil over . But thats gonna be pretty expensive.

Yes the T-case is pretty much visible, and you would really have to stick on to the longer shackels.
How much ever the GC you have , its never enough for offroading.
Yeah coil overs are expensive , but there are few gypsys in India coilovers. Does SPOA give better ride or reduce the ride , this is one good option for a good GC .
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Hi guys,
Can anyone please tell me where can i get these wheels for my gypsy ?
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Can anyone please tell me where can i get these wheels for my gypsy ?
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Ankit had the same tyres on his Gypsy. According to his thread, he got them from South Delhi Tyres in Green Park area of South Delhi. Here's the link:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-te...res-gypsy.html (GT Savero MT Tyres for Gypsy)
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thanks for the info bro.
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Mods : i think post number 82 ,83 & 84 should be moved to "Offroad rims/tyres thread" in 4x4 technical.
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How much ever the GC you have , its never enough for offroading.Yeah coil overs are expensive , but there are few gypsys in India coilovers. Does SPOA give better ride or reduce the ride , this is one good option for a good GC .
Hey Sugan my twin saw your baby yesterday I told him you should have walked up to you and got the converstaion up and running. BTW he also has a gypsy (blue), noticed any??

SPOA is a boon in off roads, but on roads they are bombs .(you donnw when it'l kill you) Its the best for GC. My GC would be around 3-4ft.
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Hey Sugan my twin saw your baby yesterday I told him you should have walked up to you and got the converstaion up and running. BTW he also has a gypsy (blue), noticed any??

SPOA is a boon in off roads, but on roads they are bombs .(you donnw when it'l kill you) Its the best for GC. My GC would be around 3-4ft.
Oh is it , actually my bro was driving it . Hmmm its been long i saw a blue gypsy in bangalore .

Yup you are right SPOA is a boon offroad , Oh now your gypsy is now SPOA huh.
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SPOA is a boon in off roads, but on roads they are bombs .(you donnw when it'l kill you) Its the best for GC. My GC would be around 3-4ft.
Sugan,
Try the modds 1 by 1 in steps so that you can understand the difference it makes.


I have 31 ( AT )on my Falcon.
& CFL in the rear. After adding winch bumper, sliders& custom hardtop, the vehicle is more planted on road & the ride quality is good.
I have done 1.5 inch body lift to accommodate the tyres
The tyres are shod on -10j rims.they clears the front leafs by an inch on lock to lock turns
I had to flatten & grind the fender& sliders a little avoid scrapping.
Tyres didn't rub body / leaves till date( I did test articulation on the w/s ramp.)

So keep a pair of TC mounts as spare. Punishing conditions in 4L will call for their replacement.(I managed to break it)
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UPDATES : Added 2 more accessories from "SWASTIK FABS" range of 4X4 products .
1. Snorkel
2. Rock sliders
Now the gypsy looks even meaner

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@karizma9292

Can you post some Engine /Gear Box pic , I am considering the same mod.
Did you use a adapter plate?
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