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Old 21st January 2008, 23:46   #31
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I have uploaded some pics of my beach off-roading with my Gypsy : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-of...ing-stuff.html


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Old 22nd January 2008, 08:12   #32
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Nice pics..maybe you need better tyres ??
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Old 22nd January 2008, 13:12   #33
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@ Alfa_Kilo --> The t-case in my Gypsy seems to be in good condition : as I mentioned previously, it was lack of usage by prev. owner. Now it has been lubricated well, and I will definitely be using it a lot .

I love the "clunky" feel of the gear-shifter in the Gypsy, both the main gear selectr and 4WD selector (this is one of the things I liked about the Gypsy when I first drove one many years back : the other being the rock-solid feel of the steering). They are not soft like in cars : they are made for long life operations without play.


@ headers --> the tyres definitely need to be replaced as also the rims : the rims are rusted in places. I am saving up for this .
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Old 22nd January 2008, 13:24   #34
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Good pics. Enjoy driving your Gypsy.
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Old 22nd January 2008, 14:58   #35
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hi BT,
Congratulations on your gypsy. I live in chennai and i have seen your gypsy in MSM earlier. I liked it then. If i am not wrong u have a/c in your vehicle, i remember seeing condenser fan before the radiator...a very similar gypsy with same colour combination.
1.3 lakh is not very high, u liked it & thats it! Condition is what matters. Keep off roadin and keep sending us some pics of the beauty.
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Old 22nd January 2008, 16:04   #36
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Smile Not many Olive green Gypsies around, so must have have been mine.

@ Hemanth --> Thanx!

@ vinod_nookala --> Thanx ! There are not many Olive green Gypsies around,so it must have been mine . It was in MSM for a week around the third week of December 2007. Yes, it has an A/C.

Normally, when one gives for getting any vehicle serviced at any A. S. S. , we are identified by the regn no. of the car. In this case, the regn. number doesnt matter. The MSM service personnel always referred to me as the "Gypsy" customer. I guess the probability of two Gypsies being in for a service at the same time at any Maruti A.S.S. is very low !!!
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Dear B.T,

Nice buy man,
the price of gypsy cant be judged by its model as well maintained gypsies are very hard to find.

I spend almost 10k for just hunting dwn a gud gypsy , 1.5 years back.
finally settled for a 1994 mg410w , H.T with Ac for 1.3 lacs. 80 k kms on oddo

I had a very good time with the vehicle.

i sold it for 1.1 lacs a month back as iam relocating.

a well maintained gypsy always gt its market.

Happy gypsying...

Some tips..

dnt engage 4wd in tarmac as it will induce torsional stress in drive train.

after ur beach adventures, promptly water wash ur beast immediately.

Take care to tune ur vehicle every 3000 kms to get good fuel average

(Mine returned best average of 14.9kmpl on highway drive.)

Maintain stock tyres if u want fuel efficiency.

Check the front leaf springs for negative camber and recamber it if necessary.

Check the universal joint forks for wear and propellor shaft for bents
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Hey, MexXxentric, Good to hear from another gypsy-lover. Thanx for the comments and the useful tips !!!
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Smile New wheels, tyres and paint

Finally, got a new set of steel wheel rims and A/T tyres for the Gypsy. This is something I have been wanting to do for a long time now. The tyres are Yokohama Geolandar (yes, it is GeolandAr and not GeolandEr) A/T S 215/75 R15.

Also, painted it Neptune Blue (the original colour as per RC book), which IMO is the best colour for the Gypsy hardtop version.
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Good BT. What's the price you paid for the wheels & tyres? Also, pictures are due sir..

Oh, can see the pictures now.

The gypsy looks good -- really good.

Few questions:

- What are your first impressions of the Geo A/T (considering whatever little you have driven on them till now). Both on road & sand

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Old 8th October 2008, 11:17   #41
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Thanks, khan_sultan!
pics uploaded, also gallery updated.
Rs. 4900/- per tyre (tubeless) and Rs 1160/- per wheel rim.
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BT,

Great show ! Very good tyres for off roading. Check out Suzuki_gypsy-india in yahoo groups.

Hope to see you on some forthcoming off roading.

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though not directly related to this thread, i gotta share my gypsy experience with you guys:
i bought a 2 year used gyspy king for 1.80 lacs. Spend approx 25k on new tyres, couple of different types of soft roofs and tinwork for minor scratches.
Used the car for five years, drove around 40K kms on it.
On a whim i put my car up on sale for 2lacs on indiacar and i was suprized at the bidding that started for it. i got people from all over india actually travelling to bombay to check the car out. Ofcourse i had maintained it immaculately!
i finally sold the car for 2.5lacs! can you believe it!
seeing today's share market levels, i think we need to invest in gypsies!


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though not directly related to this thread, i gotta share my gypsy experience with you guys:
i bought a 2 year used gyspy king for 1.80 lacs. Spend approx 25k on new tyres, couple of different types of soft roofs and tinwork for minor scratches.
Used the car for five years, drove around 40K kms on it.
On a whim i put my car up on sale for 2lacs on indiacar and i was suprized at the bidding that started for it. i got people from all over india actually travelling to bombay to check the car out. Ofcourse i had maintained it immaculately!
i finally sold the car for 2.5lacs! can you believe it!
seeing today's share market levels, i think we need to invest in gypsies!


-Tejas
same goes with me

we bought a 96 model MG410W in 2000 for 1.6L
drove it for 4 years added 40K to its odo.
changed tyres to dueler H/T 215\75\15
and sold it for 1.65 in 2004
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Old 13th October 2008, 14:40   #45
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Looks like you edited the post after i read it the first time. Hence didnt see these questions before ...anyway, some answers now :

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...Few questions:

- What are your first impressions of the Geo A/T (considering whatever little you have driven on them till now). Both on road & sand
Onroad : there is a positive impact due to this being radials (previous tyres were nylons from JK and MRF ). The ride is better (though only marginally, since the Gypsy's suspension is anyway hard ! ). I could feel the difference in the speed-breakers : prev. the body used to follow the exact contour of the bump, now it is much softer.

Of course, if you are already using some radials, you will not feel this difference.

The handling is the same : I mean, the steering has not become harder.

Offroad : on sand, I can definitely feel the difference : I was able to drive for most part of the beach in 2WD or 4H, whereas previously I had to shift to 4L most of the time. Now with the AT tyres I need 4L only for the sand humps (dunes).

Also had explored some new terrain for OTR near Chennai, which is a big hill with quite steep slopes, and lots of small round stones/rocks. I know that with the older tyres, I would have been able to go only 50% up the slope which I had done with the new AT.

I had actually set my mind on the BFGoodrich A/T. But when Iwas at the tyre dealer's, he mentioned about the Geo AT-S and said this would have better onroad feel compared to the BFG , in addition to being good offroading tyres. This made me decide on the Yokos.

Unfortunately, M/T are not yet in popular use here, and hence not easily available. Otherwise, the M/T from BFG would have been my choice.

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