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Old 20th March 2017, 23:48   #301
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I have been following many forums on the Thar and we finally got one in our stable a month and a half ago :-)

I am looking for a HT which will allow installation of a front roof carrier and sliding windows. Can anyone suggest a good one? Until now, the HHT seems to be the best bet, especially given the openable panels.

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I am looking for a HT which will allow installation of a front roof carrier and sliding windows.
You will need to strengthen/design the hard top to use a carrier. I am sure Prabhu (HHT) can do this for you, since each piece is individually made from the mold, you can strengthen areas were the carrier will mount.
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Coming Friday is full of excitement for me, getting the delivery of "fiery black Thar".

I have decided to go for HT with Front-opening panels. I spoke to Mr. Prabhu, going to pay advance and schedule the installation day.
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Coming Friday is full of excitement for me, getting the delivery of "fiery black Thar".

I have decided to go for HT with Front-opening panels. I spoke to Mr. Prabhu, going to pay advance and schedule the installation day.

Hello rahulkodinya, hope you took the delivery of your Thar. I am also planning to go for the HT, so can you post few pictures in case you happened to install these.
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Hello rahulkodinya, hope you took the delivery of your Thar. I am also planning to go for the HT, so can you post few pictures in case you happened to install these.
Hi SubramoniamAB, Yes, I took the delivery and drove ~900 KMs so far.

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This weekend, I am traveling to HYD for HT installation. I will update soon on this thread.
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Hi SubramoniamAB, Yes, I took the delivery and drove ~900 KMs so far.

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This weekend, I am traveling to HYD for HT installation. I will update soon on this thread.
Thanks rahulkodinya. Your Thar looks great!

Mine is 2014 model. I wanted to go for the sealed roof panels type. Waiting to see your post before I take a call.
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Thanks rahulkodinya. Your Thar looks great!

Mine is 2014 model. I wanted to go for the sealed roof panels type. Waiting to see your post before I take a call.
Pics of my Thar with HYD HT:

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It has been 1500 KMs with hardtop. Cabin noise has come down significantly. It is almost like a car. No leaks at all even from the openable panels. It is adding to the looks of the vehicle. I would say it is a "must buy" for Thar. Openable panels are simply great to have. Overall, I am highly satisfied. Thanks to Mr. Prabhu and his team.

I just want to mention few scopes of improvement:

1) Wind noise appears above 80. Though not unbearable but it exists. I am not sure whether it is because of body design or related to HT.

Any BHPian is able to fix this?

2) Roof panels are not easy to remove and close. Those are heavy and takes lots of space in the cabin. With hinges and lifter support, it would have been more comfortable, I believe. Maybe its a potential seed for my DIY hunger. I recently managed to install Audio system with amp and sub myself.
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Pics of my Thar with HYD HT:

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It has been 1500 KMs with hardtop. Cabin noise has come down significantly. It is almost like a car. No leaks at all even from the openable panels. It is adding to the looks of the vehicle. I would say it is a "must buy" for Thar. Openable panels are simply great to have. Overall, I am highly satisfied. Thanks to Mr. Prabhu and his team.

I just want to mention few scopes of improvement:

1) Wind noise appears above 80. Though not unbearable but it exists. I am not sure whether it is because of body design or related to HT.

Any BHPian is able to fix this?

2) Roof panels are not easy to remove and close. Those are heavy and takes lots of space in the cabin. With hinges and lifter support, it would have been more comfortable, I believe. Maybe its a potential seed for my DIY hunger. I recently managed to install Audio system with amp and sub myself.
Thank you rahulkodinya. The HT looks fantastic!

Few more questions.

1. How long did it take to fix the HT? Can they do it over weekend?
2. Based on the HHT website, they are continuously improving the design, so is this the latest design?
3. How is the fit and finish and is there any panel gaps?
4. Does it have a lock for the back panel or is it relying on the traditional lock of Thar.
5. I have the Mahindra roll bar fitted internally and I think I may have to remove that if I am opting for the HT. Is there a HT that can accommodate the roll bar also? I know this one is a weird request
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Thank you rahulkodinya. The HT looks fantastic!

Few more questions.

1. How long did it take to fix the HT? Can they do it over weekend?
2. Based on the HHT website, they are continuously improving the design, so is this the latest design?
3. How is the fit and finish and is there any panel gaps?
4. Does it have a lock for the back panel or is it relying on the traditional lock of Thar.
5. I have the Mahindra roll bar fitted internally and I think I may have to remove that if I am opting for the HT. Is there a HT that can accommodate the roll bar also? I know this one is a weird request

1. How long did it take to fix the HT? Can they do it over weekend?
>> In my case, it took 6 hours. I got it done on Saturday. Though not sure if they operate on Sunday as well.

2. Based on the HHT website, they are continuously improving the design, so is this the latest design?
>> I guess so. They had listed all available designs in the Word Document which they shared over email.

3. How is the fit and finish and is there any panel gaps?
>> There are small gaps between panels but had been filled with glue from outside and Inside. Looks good overall.

4. Does it have a lock for the back panel or is it relying on the traditional lock of Thar.
>> Rear panel doesn't have any lock. It sits on the rear door.

5. I have the Mahindra roll bar fitted internally and I think I may have to remove that if I am opting for the HT. Is there a HT that can accommodate the roll bar also?
>> IMO roll bar needs to be removed. HT sides take close to half-an-inch of space from inside. In fact bench seats cannot be fixed in the original slots. They drilled new holes to fit the seats and sealed the older one with glue.
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1. How long did it take to fix the HT? Can they do it over weekend?
>> In my case, it took 6 hours. I got it done on Saturday. Though not sure if they operate on Sunday as well.

2. Based on the HHT website, they are continuously improving the design, so is this the latest design?
>> I guess so. They had listed all available designs in the Word Document which they shared over email.

3. How is the fit and finish and is there any panel gaps?
>> There are small gaps between panels but had been filled with glue from outside and Inside. Looks good overall.

4. Does it have a lock for the back panel or is it relying on the traditional lock of Thar.
>> Rear panel doesn't have any lock. It sits on the rear door.

5. I have the Mahindra roll bar fitted internally and I think I may have to remove that if I am opting for the HT. Is there a HT that can accommodate the roll bar also?
>> IMO roll bar needs to be removed. HT sides take close to half-an-inch of space from inside. In fact bench seats cannot be fixed in the original slots. They drilled new holes to fit the seats and sealed the older one with glue.
Thanks rahulkodinya! I know this is coming up now after long time. Sorry.

One more question. How is it holding up in rains? Did you find any leakage?

I am travelling this Friday to Hyderabad from Chennai and fixing the completely sealed one Saturday. Planning to take some photos and will upload later here.

In touch with Prabhu and he is quite helpful as ever.
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Finally, My 2014 Thar with HHT. Travelled from Chennai on 11th August and left the Thar with Prabhu on 12th Saturday. I also opted for the double-shackle after taking a test drive of another Thar there. Prabhu himself drove first and then let me do it. I was quite impressed with the ride quality and hence opted for it.

Few photos of my Thar.

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A photo with the man behind HHT.

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The beast in the background is his RFC vehicle.
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Finally, My 2014 Thar with HHT. Travelled from Chennai on 11th August and left the Thar with Prabhu on 12th Saturday. I also opted for the double-shackle after taking a test drive of another Thar there.
Looking good! Would you have pictures of the double shackle being referred here? And your review on the ride after the mod please?
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Looking good! Would you have pictures of the double shackle being referred here? And your review on the ride after the mod please?
Here it is Jaggu. The passengers on the back were not tossed around this time and it was more planned drive. In fact one guy came sleeping in the back seat most of the time. There is a remarkable difference in the handling part.

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Thanks! Helper spring leafs, now i got it. How much are these for the Thar? Have heard about them for a while. Used to be known as Janaiah springs

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-v...ml#post2351206
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Thanks! Helper spring leafs, now i got it. How much are these for the Thar? Have heard about them for a while. Used to be known as Janaiah springs

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-v...ml#post2351206
okay. Thanks for the above link. This was quite informative.

This cost me 20K. I think there is a slight increase in the GC part because of this.
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