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Old 5th July 2008, 10:55   #16
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Oh yeah, i've seen pretty much overloaded OMnis too - running on LPG. See one major problem which i did not aniticipate is the coil spring independent suspension set up of the indigo. It really put a rocking boat in high seas to shame.

I also understood why leaf spring setup is more tuned for load carryiing setups in vehicles.

Ofcourse, i do agree that the Indigo is / was not designed to do such things in the first place!

I'd have taken my 540, if i had anticipated the situation.
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Old 7th July 2008, 14:27   #17
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Next time try this on your CRDI & give us a comparo.
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Old 7th July 2008, 14:28   #18
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my sumo is loaded 750-800 everyday. 200,000 km on the odo close to 10 yrs old.
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Next time try this on your CRDI & give us a comparo.
somehow missed this thread and read it just now : when I started reading it, I thought it was the CRDI, and my mind was going "OMG, how could headers do this to the CRDi" : glad that it wasnt the CRDi !!!


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my sumo is loaded 750-800 everyday. 200,000 km on the odo close to 10 yrs old.
But the Sumo is not a "car", it is designed for that kind of loads : they say it's suspension is tuned for 10 fully grown adults (approx. 600-700kgs)

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But the Sumo is not a "car", it is designed for that kind of loads : they say it's suspension is tuned for 10 fully grown adults (approx. 600-700kgs)

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Not to forget it rocks like a boat all the time especially when 10 fully grown adults are not loaded into it.
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Old 7th July 2008, 15:58   #21
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Next time try this on your CRDI & give us a comparo.
sure - will do sir.

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my sumo is loaded 750-800 everyday. 200,000 km on the odo close to 10 yrs old.
The sumo cant be compared as BT quoted below:

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somehow missed this thread and read it just now : when I started reading it, I thought it was the CRDI, and my mind was going "OMG, how could headers do this to the CRDi" : glad that it wasnt the CRDi !!!




But the Sumo is not a "car", it is designed for that kind of loads : they say it's suspension is tuned for 10 fully grown adults (approx. 600-700kgs)

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Oh boy, Am I Glad, i didnt take the CRDi, that fateful day!

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Not to forget it rocks like a boat all the time especially when 10 fully grown adults are not loaded into it.
OT: Even otherwise, we know how to rock the boat, dont we EL?
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Header when are you trying out this with your CRDi.

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Why don't you use your 540 for this kind of a job?
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Header when are you trying out this with your CDRI.
@Hurrycane12: the day i buy my CDRI, I'll try: LOL
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@Hurrycane12: the day i buy my CDRI, I'll try: LOL
Sorry mate for the spelling mistake just corrected and then saw your post too.
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Why don't you use your 540 for this kind of a job?
I would have defeinitely, iff I had anticipated and known. I was already 100 kms away on the GQ when i realised that lines were stopping.

Also, the customer has some logistics arrangement which meant, they may work etc. It was all a last moment call and I decided to load the "truck" called Indigo.

The truck called "indigo" performed well to give me 14.7 kpl FE during that trip too. But am not willing xxxx the car like that again.

Thanks for your suggestion, though
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