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Old 12th July 2009, 18:24   #61
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The traction bar/ bam bar prevents axle wrap which is usually a negative effect of an SPOA conversion.
Oh you meant Traction Bar . Sure, it's on the card's and one fine day that also will be done.
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Old 17th July 2009, 21:29   #62
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Here are some pictures that show how the composite leaf springs flex during articulation. Must say that they performed nicely. (picture Courtesy: Rajesh/Shakir)

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Actually, the flex is limited by my shocks. they bottom out quite soon and don't have much travel. Need to plan for longer shocks
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Just look at how the front metal leafs of the driver side is nearly bent the other way...
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From what I hear is that they have composite leafs for the front also now. They have done enough testing and are now confident of the performance in the front also. They are more stiffer than those at the back.

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Here are some pictures that show how the composite leaf springs flex during articulation. Must say that they performed nicely. (picture Courtesy: Rajesh/Shakir)
Khan Bhai
Nicely is a gross understatement!!!!

from the looks of it they preformed great!!! I mean look at it!!!
Now definitely my next big expense is bigger better tyres, SpOA and Comp Leaf's!!!

Congrats!!!
This actually should be called a monster gypsy


What size tyres are you running!!!

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How is the on-road ride comfort with the CF springs? Is there a marked improvement over the stock leafsprings?
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....What size tyres are you running!!!
Am running 235/75/15

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How is the on-road ride comfort with the CF springs? Is there a marked improvement over the stock leafsprings?
Oh, there is a day-night difference in the on-road ride comfort. The bone jarring ride of the gypsy is tamed to a HUGE extent.

I will be getting the CFLS for the front also now -- have heard that the front one's have been thoroughly tested and now available for installation
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A doubt: Will the load handling capacity remain the same ? I'm asking this because,I sometimes load upto a ton of stuff.
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A doubt: Will the load handling capacity remain the same ? I'm asking this because,I sometimes load upto a ton of stuff.
Nope. you need to specify the loading and they are going to fabricate according to. this will make the suspension hard when driven without load. but better than the leaf springs.
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...Oh, there is a day-night difference in the on-road ride comfort. The bone jarring ride of the gypsy is tamed to a HUGE extent...
This is wonderful news indeed...i need to plan for this upgrade now.
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Nope. you need to specify the loading and they are going to fabricate according to. this will make the suspension hard when driven without load. but better than the leaf springs.
i agree on the load in the vehicle to correspond with the CFLS to be ordered!

i can see Khan's gypsy has no rear seats and im sure his gypsy is only for OTRs and not for round the city trips!

so please mention the load capacity of your vehicle (Jeep, gypsy, Gurkha,etc) before you order the CFLS!
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A doubt: Will the load handling capacity remain the same ? I'm asking this because,I sometimes load upto a ton of stuff.
Hi Chandan

Regarding pay load, i tested with 8 people in my gypsy.
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Regarding pay load, i tested with 8 people in my gypsy.
Add to this Vijay did Mini OTR also with 8 peoples.
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Add to this Vijay did Mini OTR also with 8 peoples.
Hi Shakir,i forgot that day when we tested with 8 people you are also there am i correct ?


Now i am planning to fix these in front. waiting for khan sir to test it first.

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Hi Shakir,i forgot that day when we tested with 8 people you are also there am i correct ?


Now i am planning to fix these in front. waiting for khan sir to test it first.
Yeah i was there. let Khan try first and do some Articulation Lesson on front leaf spring then you buy it.
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Regarding pay load, i tested with 8 people in my gypsy.
That's reassuring.However,Id like some 540 owners with CFLS to comment.
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That's reassuring.However,Id like some 540 owners with CFLS to comment.
Chandhan, SwastikViji is also the owner of a 550 with CFLS. My two cents. I have experienced driving his 550 with CFLS. had driven it with 6 people onboard. it gives the same feeling as if it is not loaded. there is a slight roll when you drive without load, but not to a great extent(feels like you are floating). initially it acts as if the suspension is weak, but becomes more rigid as you load.

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