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Old 20th June 2006, 20:39   #1
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Default Gypsy suspension: KONI?

Has anyone tried replacing the stock leaf springs with KONI type suspensions optimied for off-roading?

Any feedback would b appreciated!!

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Koni makes only shock absorbers, not leaf springs.

Rally gypsies use RANCHO shocks. Do a search, there is some info on rally gypsies.
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Is this what you're aiming for?????



Courtesy: www.muddy4x4.com
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Old 21st June 2006, 10:57   #4
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Is this what you're aiming for?????



Courtesy: www.muddy4x4.com

YUCK!!! good gawrsh no!

Ride quality is the one thing that bugs me about the Gypsy and am just seeking
to improve it: however not at the expense of off-road ability, sturdiness and
handling in dirt track situations, since wlidlife reserve "ghooming" is gonna be
the major use for this set of wheels!
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YUCK!!! good gawrsh no!

Ride quality is the one thing that bugs me about the Gypsy and am just seeking
to improve it: however not at the expense of off-road ability, sturdiness and
handling in dirt track situations, since wlidlife reserve "ghooming" is gonna be
the major use for this set of wheels!
First you say 'yuck', that i don't get.......
Then you say 'however not at the expense of off-road ability, sturdiness and handling in dirt track situations', that too i don't get..........

Do you think that Suzuki Gypsy i posted is not a capable off-roader??? It was built to live on the rocks, if ride quality is what you're trying to improve, try a good set of wheels and tires!!!
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First you say 'yuck', that i don't get.......
Then you say 'however not at the expense of off-road ability, sturdiness and handling in dirt track situations', that too i don't get..........

Do you think that Suzuki Gypsy i posted is not a capable off-roader??? It was built to live on the rocks, if ride quality is what you're trying to improve, try a good set of wheels and tires!!!
I never said that Gypsy is not a good off-roader! But the monster truck u posted is not what I would do! Not even close!

I am talking ride quality on normal roads here: While it is a competent off-roader, right now ride quality on highways is a compromise one makes.

Surely there is a middle way: a suspension/setup that would get better ride quality on regular highway riding, while at the same time not compromising its off-road abilities too much.
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Hi,

it may be but i found this somewhere on the web

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Hi,

it may be but i found this somewhere on the web

hey rareone course you found it on the web thats where it was originally posted from ...........

whats your point ??? (im kinda baffled ....!)
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