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Old 29th June 2012, 17:27   #16
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Hi Dhawcash,

Dost is one capable LCV for its price. I played a part in developing the tail lamps for your vehicle

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Originally Posted by SAE40 in veins View Post

This looks to be true as the 2.2 liter 4 pot and 1.5 liter 3 pot are fairly new to the CV space and its highly unlikely that Nissan may have had such a motor in their portfolio.
The Nissan YD25 is a 2.5 Ltr 4 pot that is used on Nissan LCV platforms. Im not suggesting that the Dost engine is from Nissan - just highlighting that Nissan does have small displacement engines in the CV space. There is also the 2 ltr (4 cyld) M turbo diesel engine used in pascar and MUV platforms.
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Originally Posted by Ashley2

Payload of Ace/Maxximo will be 0.75T, Super Ace is 1T. Genio is the only pick up to match 1.25T payload.
Other cousins of Genio have slightly less GVW than Dost/Genio.

The downside what you are speaking is in theory. But in practice without adding leaf's if over loading is possible a customer will not be bothered. That's what Dost is doing I believe.
Dost engine is developed by AL and not from Nissan.
Dost has transverse leaf spring in the front alongwith the independent suspension system, a first of its kind in this segment.
This makes double benefit for the customer-payload and ride comfort
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Originally Posted by amitpunjani View Post
The biggest disadvantage with Dost is its Suspension set up, particularly in the front..
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@dhawcash, good report.

Originally Posted by dhawcash View Post
Going by the Indian Driver's mindset, you are right.
the firs thing most curious commercial drivers did was to dive under the front wheels to check out the suspension. and they had the same opinion as you.
But i think that people need to be educated in this regard.

The dost does have a leaf spring setup up front, only difference being its transversely mounted. This means the spring can do its sole job of supporting the load,..
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IMHO, Dost has potential to be a game changer in the LCV segment. Three weeks back, i was returning from Bangalore to Chennai and had to follow a Dost (with no load) doing 95-100 kmph till i could time my overtaking. This one drove almost like a car taking curves with no sign of slowing down.
Exactly! I too faced a DOST giving quite a challenge in the Bangalore - Hosur road. That DOST showed commendable performance. Zig zag.. Zooomm... (Oh, it was unloaded though). I find there were many takers for DOST in the Bangalore, Hosur, Dharmapuri, Salem area. May be for its ability to haul more tonnage and the car-like performance.

I've never seen any Ace or Maxximo which showed that sort of performance on highways.
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Some interesting FAQ's

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Between the Ashley Dost and the Force Trump 40 which one would you recommend?
The dost has smaller engine but more power and the trump as bigger engine but easily available lazy power for all day thrashing.

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