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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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