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Old 11th January 2011, 11:45   #31
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@ Guru,

as of now nothing is planned for the grill. might just paint it matt black or leave it like this only for now.

Tires will come after SPOA. I will test drive 31" first because i am not to keen on putting 31". I dont want power loss and bumpy ride. If it works fine then 31" or else 235/75/15.

4wd is working fine, got the car serviced but didnt get a chance to drive it. May be by thursday i will do a short run outside my lane because as of now it is as good as offroad trail only. Thanks to BMC.

@ Sungan

Thanks buddy but i know everyone here is jealous of my Hard Top.
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@ Tejas

arent we planning a reccee?? If we arent going on friday night or saturday morning then i am surely in.
I wont fix that hard top anymore. Nazar lag jaayegi.

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Old 11th January 2011, 11:50   #32
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Stick to 235s. The 31" is too heavy and the ride quality is awful. With the 1.3 Mpfi I barely cracked 90 kph on a downhill slope. With the 235 I can drive at 100 - 110 and it also revs faster for OTR purposes where sometimes the run-up is short.

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arent we planning a reccee?? If we arent going on friday night or saturday morning then i am surely in.
I wont fix that hard top anymore. Nazar lag jaayegi.
I was thinking: do the sat morning testing and then head off for the recce.
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Old 17th January 2011, 12:34   #34
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Finally I drove my Monstar on saturday night after almost 2 months.

I love the way she moves

Learnt and ovserved few things after my frist drive.

1) I hate FFE now. it was so much fun to drive a quiet gypsy. so may be she isnt gettting an end can, may be just headers with stock silen end can.

2) After driving a 1ltr gypsy for alomst 4 years it was fun to have that littile more juice under the hood. Engine respone was good. I could do 110 without any efforts.

3) Off the road with those bald tires i managed to do every obstacles without any efforts. She even crossed a slush pit where other vehicles with MTs got stuck.

4) Dont have to stress the vehilce on inclines.

whats next??

1) Soft Top - Confused !! should i go for only front cabin or full top??
2) Brake Booster
3) Ac servicing
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Devang bhai, she was great through the obstacles and did them with ease. You did seem a bit unsure but now everything has been put to rest by Monstar. Bald or not i am going through was the Moto. Now just cant wait for her in the new form, SPOA and tyres. I was just thinking wont 235 be small for the Gypsy, dont go 31 but a little wider? The Main question. What cloths is Monstar going to wear, Yellow again or now P with PD"s..... (could not resist)
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@Abhi

I think 235/75/15 should be good enough but before that i would like to try 31's atleast once. 235/75/15 on SPOA looks little funny but performs really well.

She is not getting yellow and not PD's too. I leave that design for Allan and Devansh.

BTW i keep forgetting that its a 5 speed.
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I think 235/75/15 should be good enough but before that i would like to try 31's atleast once. 235/75/15 on SPOA looks little funny but performs really well.

She is not getting yellow and not PD's too. I leave that design for Allan and Devansh.

BTW i keep forgetting that its a 5 speed.

I think the previous Monstar had the 235's. They look very small on the car bhai.

HAHA, yes Devansh's car will get a spot to keep the evil eyes away.

The more you drive her, the more you'll get used to putting her in the 5th. Put a sticker on the speedo say " i have a fifth gear"
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@Abhi - I don't believe Monstar V1.0/1/2 ever had 235-75-R15 tires. AFAIK Devang was running HT tires.
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Guru,

I had 235/75/15 MTs since EXAMM on my SPOA Monstar.
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Abhi is right then...they looked tiny !!
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Sorry guys this thread was dead for quite sometime as i never got chance to work on my gypsy. Finally its in the garage for following mods.

SPOA
Rear Overhang Chop
Anti Axle Wrap
Revolving Shackle (missing link)
Snorkel

and if the budget permits then..

Rock Sliders
Bumper
Roll cage

i will try and visit the garage to click some pics and if i cant manage then i will just share the final pics.

cheers.
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Please do - I really wanna see WIP pics!
Overhang chop sounds tempting... Hmmmm!
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sure imran. i will try to get some pics soon.
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Ahhhhh a gypsy rebuild after a long time , im waiting for the pics . Please post the WIP pics ASAP
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Sugan I so wanna go and see whats happening on my car but not getting time. I will surely try to get some pics tomorrow.
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