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Old 29th August 2009, 08:13   #106
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Any update on the acquisition front? I personally think that green is in demand by the army and you will not be able to get hold of it. White is a decent option.

Regarding tyres, I think BFG's would be a good option. They come in versions. One is KO and other is M+S. Any of these will be nice depending on application.

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The dealer changed the indent to white after two days of persuasion, but I think that information has not reached Maruti yet, so I have to go down and see what the issue is. It is almost as if someone in the chain does not want the vehicle to be sold!
Also, why would this green story surface at different times with different dealers, another mystery!
Thanks for the BFG feedback. No one seems to have used the Michelin Latitude Cross it looks like. I am also veering round to thinking that sticking to 205 section may be better, for ease of steering and FE. Other than looks, the 215 may not offer anything in return to make up. In which case, the Geolandars are the only option.
PS: I asked and got a confirmation that the green supposedly available was harvest green, a little different from the army spec olive green.

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Fortunately, there is a yes after every no. We have to dig in a little deeper.

Harvest greens have all been diverted to Rajasthan. There was an urgent army order. Army uses it.

If you need a contact in Maruti, please PM me.

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The dealer changed the indent to white after two days of persuasion, but I think that information has not reached Maruti yet, so I have to go down and see what the issue is. It is almost as if someone in the chain does not want the vehicle to be sold!
Also, why would this green story surface at different times with different dealers, another mystery!
PS: I asked and got a confirmation that the green supposedly available was harvest green, a little different from the army spec olive green.
Sir i told you early this green colour funda story I am hearing from past 1 year. better go for white even i had lot of hope on green colour but never got it.
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I recently got a new Gypsy. Tried very hard to get an army green one initially, but was told categorically that even if they have it in stock, they are not allowed to sell them directly to civilians. Though theoretically, harvest green is available to civilians, its usually used to fill in order shortfalls from the army so getting that maybe a long wait. I settled for white and got mine in 2 days flat. And it looks great! Go for it or you may end up waiting for quite a while. Just my 2 cents worth from recent experience!
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@Jeepster - the dealer now tells me that a white car has been sent to him - I now have the advantage of paying for it only after I see with my own eyes that it has come to Pune. Congratulations on your new car - what tyres did it come with? Tubeless radials?
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@Sawyer, Mine came with CEAT F78/15/4 HT 85. Not tubeless. Am replacing these with Yokohama Geolanders 215/75/15 tubeless radials. Good luck with your acquisition!
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Thanks and noted. I have decided to stick to the 205/70 size, Geolandars, to keep the steering effort down - based on what I read here, there is a significant impact on steering ease by moving on to the 215 section. And no one was very clear on what is the gain by going in for 215 Geolandars, as compared to the same make in a 205 section.
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Thanks and noted. I have decided to stick to the 205/70 size, Geolandars, to keep the steering effort down - based on what I read here, there is a significant impact on steering ease by moving on to the 215 section. And no one was very clear on what is the gain by going in for 215 Geolandars, as compared to the same make in a 205 section.
For butch looks ? Jokes apart, wider the section, more planted the vehicle on the roads innit ? I think everyone needs to drink sprite once in a way. why ? Klear Hai !

btw...i used my King with 235 section wheels and it was not that much of a struggle to steer. Besides, I needed the workout anyways.

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btw...i used my King with 235 section wheels and it was not that much of a struggle to steer. Besides, I needed the workout anyways.
LOL, that still does not give any clear reasons for going 235!!

I had compromised on 215.
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i agree
i also was much happier with the 215 75 15 ceat rhino radials that I put on my old gypsy a few years back.

too much by way of upsizing the tyres is not such a great idea given there is no Power steering etc. plus it certainly eats up gas on the mileage part.

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LOL, that still does not give any clear reasons for going 235!!

I had compromised on 215.
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If it is just for the looks, then I am too old to do the things I used to in their pursuit!!! So geolandars in 205 section it shall be.
The white soft top Gypsy has just reached the dealer and I took a quick look at it before paying up. Looks neat enough, though the OE supplied Ceats do look very sorry for themselves on the car.
All things going well, I expect to take the car by the end of the week. Thanks to all for their advice and help in the last few weeks.
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Congrats waiting to see the pics soon.
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Congrats on the acquisition. Also please let us know what are you doing on the a/c department?
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For now, no plans for the AC. I will first look to put in a small fan pointing towards me in the cabin. Of my thirty plus years of driving, just the last ten has been in AC cars, so let's see how things go this way before I think of an AC!
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