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Old 4th December 2009, 02:35   #46
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Update :- the Radiator is back from repair but the guy says it will not last very long it will last for aroung 6 months or so as its gone week so lets see. Cost 250rs

The water pump will have to be changed as the lock that hold the pully has got a lot of play. Order has been placed will be in tomorrow afternoon
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Update, the suplier could not get the same water pump so my mec has replaced the key , w will test it tomorrow to see how well it works.

I went to my local tyre wala and found out about BF goodrich 235 70 r16 he sater a price of 5650 per tyre. IS this how they are priced over bombay?
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We paid 5500 per tyre (for 4 tyres) but that was in Jalandhar. Had to pay a bit more for the spare from Hisar as the guy in Jalandhar could not get the 5th tyre in our timeframe.
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I can't believe, I am reading this!!!

As I drive to office and pass by the command hospital in Bangalore, I see those military MM540s go by almost daily and how I wish I get one of those!!!

Congrats David!
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We paid 5500 per tyre (for 4 tyres) but that was in Jalandhar. Had to pay a bit more for the spare from Hisar as the guy in Jalandhar could not get the 5th tyre in our timeframe.

Yea so i hear my cousin says BFG in pune are for 5200 will still look around. Any one who knows a better deal ? Please let me know Thanks
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I can't believe, I am reading this!!!

As I drive to office and pass by the command hospital in Bangalore, I see those military MM540s go by almost daily and how I wish I get one of those!!!

Congrats David!
Thanks Man
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Update, the suplier could not get the same water pump so my mec has replaced the key , w will test it tomorrow to see how well it works.

I went to my local tyre wala and found out about BF goodrich 235 70 r16 he sater a price of 5650 per tyre. IS this how they are priced over bombay?
BF's are great tyres. They have a long life, but also consider the weight of the vehicle will also make a slight diffeence.
I had also considered the same spec tyre for my MM550, but decided against it as the ride height is reduced by a little more than 2 inches which results in a lower ground clearance of 1 inch or 25.4mm when compared to 7.5 x 16 Sandgrips. Why not try to source Apollo Bullets(difficult to get) or JK Sand and highway. I read that shibu bought his JK's for 4500 approx tyre and tube!!! Atleast that will give you an Army stance if not the paint
Just a suggestion

I am considering BF's for my gypsy, 215/70/15's or 215/75/15's

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Hi David,
Congrats on your new possession and Welcome to the MM550 club. I just got my 550 ready 2 weeks back after a long 5 months restoration process.

Check out my thread for more info.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...epcaptain.html

I know you are in touch with harjeev you can also contact Siva in Chennai (t-bhp handle trammway ) if you need any technical help. He is the one who helped me to
rebuild mine.
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BF's are great tyres. They have a long life, but also consider the weight of the vehicle will also make a slight diffeence.
I had also considered the same spec tyre for my MM550, but decided against it as the ride height is reduced by a little more than 2 inches which results in a lower ground clearance of 1 inch or 25.4mm when compared to 7.5 x 16 Sandgrips. Why not try to source Apollo Bullets(difficult to get) or JK Sand and highway. I read that shibu bought his JK's for 4500 approx tyre and tube!!! Atleast that will give you an Army stance if not the paint
Just a suggestion

I am considering BF's for my gypsy, 215/70/15's or 215/75/15's
[COLOR=#777777]Hey Harjeev, Just saw the changed signature...[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#777777]For Sale
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BF's are great tyres. They have a long life, but also consider the weight of the vehicle will also make a slight diffeence.
I had also considered the same spec tyre for my MM550, but decided against it as the ride height is reduced by a little more than 2 inches which results in a lower ground clearance of 1 inch or 25.4mm when compared to 7.5 x 16 Sandgrips. Why not try to source Apollo Bullets(difficult to get) or JK Sand and highway. I read that shibu bought his JK's for 4500 approx tyre and tube!!! Atleast that will give you an Army stance if not the paint
Just a suggestion

I am considering BF's for my gypsy, 215/70/15's or 215/75/15's
Yea i will aslo chk out these options but for some strange reason the JKs look a bit slimmer compared to the mrf SG and apollo bullets.
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Hi David,
Congrats on your new possession and Welcome to the MM550 club. I just got my 550 ready 2 weeks back after a long 5 months restoration process.

Check out my thread for more info.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...epcaptain.html

I know you are in touch with harjeev you can also contact Siva in Chennai (t-bhp handle trammway ) if you need any technical help. He is the one who helped me to
rebuild mine.
Cheers
Shibu
Thanks Shibu yea i have cheked out your thread congrats to you too.
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Hey guys im getting a set of 5 Yokohama Geolanders A/Ts 235 70 r16 for 30,000 the tires are of sep 09 do you think these are a good bet? Got to pick them up by the weekend help
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Why dont you try JK Sand tires. They are easily availabble, give you the army stance and are much cheaper than 6k a tyre!

Or alternatively you could try getting your hands on old Sandgrips. easily available for 2.5-3k a tyre, with quite a decent tread. But new would b e my choice anayday
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here are some of the pics of the WIP
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Hi David why don't you go in for BF Goodrich 235/70/16. I have fixed them on the 550 i have and they are really performing well. heres a picture of the jeep.
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