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Old 3rd February 2009, 23:14   #61
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great looking bolero.
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Old 3rd February 2009, 23:28   #62
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Actually I was quite dissapointed that I would have to settle for 235 rubber; I was dreaming of 275 size tyres initially! A few months after i got my steed I did see a Bolero in chennai with 295/50/15 tyres; the stepny looked awesome but i felt the 235 Goes give a much better stance to the Bolero and was i relieved!

@ Redliner - I haven't done anything about the tyres scrapping except drive carefully when fully laden. The reason : the ride with these tyres is simply amazing; you feel isolated from the road irregularities but the beast handled pretty decent ; I feel it is almost the best combination of ride and handling you could have in an otherwise stock Bolero. With my limited knowledge on UVs; I would prefer to understand all the nitty gritties before going for any change in the suspension department that would screw up the current setting. Frankly i simply dont understand this leaf spring business.

That said; the handling is quite scary after experiencing the excellent handling of my Old Corsa; you really have to get used to the Bolero's handling and the super light steering. It can send a novice packing on his first highway ride.

The Goes look brand new after 15K, I had a balancing, alignment and rotation done @ 10,000 K. Be ready to spend 10 minutes every morning taking stones out from the tyres, Geos suck them up from the road; I dont know if its the case with other similar tyres.

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Some thoughts in line...

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Actually I was quite dissapointed that I would have to settle for 235 rubber; I was dreaming of 275 size tyres initially! A few months after i got my steed I did see a Bolero in chennai with 295/50/15 tyres; the stepny looked awesome but i felt the 235 Goes give a much better stance to the Bolero and was i relieved!

My god. his ride must have been horrible. Such low profile tyres for a go-anywhere vehicle is just bad.

@ Redliner - I haven't done anything about the tyres scrapping except drive carefully when fully laden. The reason : the ride with these tyres is simply amazing; you feel isolated from the road irregularities but the beast handled pretty decent ; I feel it is almost the best combination of ride and handling you could have in an otherwise stock Bolero. With my limited knowledge on UVs; I would prefer to understand all the nitty gritties before going for any change in the suspension department that would screw up the current setting. Frankly i simply dont understand this leaf spring business.

Dont touch the leaf springs. Like I said, just roll or hammer away at the wheel arch and then smoothen them out by an inch. Nobody will make out the difference unless they are from the Bolero design group (who are all probably dead by now anyway). I am sure your friends in Kerala will be able to help you out!

That said; the handling is quite scary after experiencing the excellent handling of my Old Corsa; you really have to get used to the Bolero's handling and the super light steering. It can send a novice packing on his first highway ride.

Yes, I understand what you mean. Coming out from a great handling european car is quite tricky. I had a whole bunch of the new FIAT's myself. Guess we should all take it easy the first time out.

The Goes look brand new after 15K, I had a balancing, alignment and rotation done @ 10,000 K. Be ready to spend 10 minutes every morning taking stones out from the tyres, Geos suck them up from the road; I dont know if its the case with other similar tyres.

So Geo's it is. It looks wonderful on your jeep. What is the tyre pressure that you maintain? I also wanted to know what size rims you have on there

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Actually I was quite dissapointed that I would have to settle for 235 rubber; I was dreaming of 275 size tyres initially! A few months after i got my steed I did see a Bolero in chennai with 295/50/15 tyres; the stepny looked awesome but i felt the 235 Goes give a much better stance to the Bolero and was i relieved!
No disappointment, 225 / 235 is pretty much the max that an old school Jeep needs. 275 will look good, but is an absolute overkill.
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Old 4th February 2009, 12:45   #65
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Jose, the grille looks awesome, i need one for mine too.
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Old 5th February 2009, 09:28   #66
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Default Pics of my bolero

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Pretty neat. Good you painted that front bumper. What tyres and alloys do you have on there? When did you pick up your Bolero?
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Old 5th February 2009, 12:17   #68
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Neat looking Bolero. Those are alloys with 0 offset. Should solve the water / mud splashing problem a bit.
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Great looking Bolero. Why not a couple of fogs in the OEM slots ? Wont hurt I guess
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you guys must consider getting those chimney exhausts. they look really the part on these off roaders.
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you guys must consider getting those chimney exhausts. they look really the part on these off roaders.
Uhh, thats called a Snorkel not a chimney

And once you take a stock machine like this and proceed to cut the bonnet to install a s snorkel, say good bye to your resale values. I am personally never in favour of chopping up a vehicle to do cursory "toy-boy" modifications.

Installing a snorkel only looks good on a 2wd bolero. On the performance angle, it adds zero. More discussed on the 4wd section.

PS: Are you Sharan from FiatClub/Bangalore?
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What tyres and alloys do you have on there?
Guess those are the standard Safari Dicor Alloys, with the stock Bridgestone Dueller H/T Tires.
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Pretty neat. Good you painted that front bumper. What tyres and alloys do you have on there? When did you pick up your Bolero?
i got the bumper painted after a small accident, Tyres and alloys from my cousins Safari top end model, my bolero is Sept 2008 model.

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Neat looking Bolero. Those are alloys with 0 offset. Should solve the water / mud splashing problem a bit.
yup upto a certain extent,,, but i hav cut the sides of front bumper so not much difference

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Great looking Bolero. Why not a couple of fogs in the OEM slots ? Wont hurt I guess
Planning Honeycomb mesh instead of fog lamps in those slots.

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Guess those are the standard Safari Dicor Alloys, with the stock Bridgestone Dueller H/T Tires.
U guessed it rite Mr. RAM , its from Safari

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@Pain_in_u: I must nice looking ride that is!! Have you increased the ride height?/ Looks like you must have added a leaf or two!! .



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OT: the number plates, isnt that illegal ? Have you had issues with cops in blr ?
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