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Old 14th March 2008, 23:24   #1
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Default Video : How to prepare a Gypsy for the RAID

Here is a nice video I found where one of the competeriors explains what are the mods required to prepare a Maruti Gypsy for the Raid de Himalaya.

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Old 15th March 2008, 00:26   #2
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Thanks Mpower. But the problem buddying rallyists (like me) are facing is to find a gypsy. Preparing it for the Raid comes much later. :-(
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Maybe I missed it but, having been up that way 4 times, one thing I would want with me is an oxygen bottle. A couple of those passes are very high and it is LIKELY that each participant will get altitude sickness. Some of the other things seem like over-kill such as the tach, 2 shocks per wheel. But if somebody gave me that hardened Gypsy I would not turn it down.
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WOW. A truly amazing find. I would love to rally some day. The only problem will be my parents.
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That's a pretty good explanation. But the external fuel tank is scary.
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That's a pretty good explanation. But the external fuel tank is scary.
Yeah, another reason to go with a diesel. Come on Mahindra, give us a good 4x4 for under 6 lakh and make it a diesel.
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Nice video. How much does it cost to rally prepare a Gypsy?
Who can do it in Delhi/NCR?
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Default cost of perparing the gypsy for raid

Even I would like to know the price. And who in Bangalore would be the best to do it.
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Cool video! Though i think he might have confused the guy a little by saying he shifts down at redline, as well has having to turn the steering more turns with a smaller steering wheel, and ofcourse the guy was quite baffled by the splashguard

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Some of the other things seem like over-kill ..... 2 shocks per wheel.
Overkill? Or is it much needed redundancy when you are doing something like the RAID !

FYI - Khan_sultan has started a thread specifically on that here :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ypsy-king.html (Two shock absorbers per wheel: Gypsy King)

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EDIT : Heres another thread along the same lines : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...-raid-etc.html (Sprucing up Gypsy King MPFI and making it more reliable (for the RAID etc))

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congrats saurabh da... as is evident you are probably living out a lot of peoples dreams, and i wish you the best of luck..
There's great info here regarding preparing cars for rallies, and it just keeps adding stuff to my wishlist.
Had met a couple of rally participants , mechanics here in calcutta a couple of days back.. For some reason , they keep harping on the fact that the local rallies like kaviguru, monsoon, rotary club etc(Kalinga etc are a lil tougher) are rallies where you really do not need heavily souped up cars, mainly the essentials like sump guard, circuit breakers etc. Apparently, even maruti 800s can handle these rallies with ease if driven with care.
They insist on experiencing 1-2 rallies with basic cars or as a navigator so that if you desire to prepare your car seriously, you have a better idea of what is required. I don''t know how valid this info is, but i've sure seen people with basic santro/esteem with minimum mods take part in the kaviguru rally last year.
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Thanks Mpower. But the problem buddying rallyists (like me) are facing is to find a gypsy. Preparing it for the Raid comes much later. :-(
Is it not worth buying a new Gypsy from maruti, if the need is genuine and serious offroading and the interest stays for a long time. Is it still in production and if so is it not worth it? Is there a delay like all maruti cars to be delivered?
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Is it not worth buying a new Gypsy from maruti, if the need is genuine and serious offroading and the interest stays for a long time. Is it still in production and if so is it not worth it? Is there a delay like all maruti cars to be delivered?
For the less than the cost of a new gypsy one can build a good rally gypsy with all the "works", and anyways you're going to strip the whole car, strengthen it, install a roll-cage and in all probability do a full re-paint , it it makes sense to start with a used gypsy and use the rest of the money to do up the gypsy and for the events!

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Understood

I have heard that the 4WD has to be engaged by locking some stuff in the front of gypsy . If that is the case in raid where timings are an issue, how is gypsy a favourite. Does the new ones have some mechanism to change 2WD, 4WD without stopping and getting out?
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I have heard that the 4WD has to be engaged by locking some stuff in the front of gypsy . If that is the case in raid where timings are an issue, how is gypsy a favourite. Does the new ones have some mechanism to change 2WD, 4WD without stopping and getting out?
New gypsys do not require to come out and change.
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Dear All

Recenty i watched some clipings of SJOBA rally 2009 (youtube) and was searching for rally preparations or how a gypsy is completely modified before participating in Rally.
what are the modification required, with photos if possible would be much appreciated.
please share their experiences those who had attended the rally.
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