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Old 20th April 2013, 09:35   #16
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Would be great if someone could compile a timeline-variant list for the Bolero.
What was the timeframe for this DI variant. Is this the one without PS or AC?

The AG always had a rigid front axle, 2wd or 4wd. When the Bolero was introduced (with XD3 engine) it was essentially distinguished from the AG by the slight styling changes (esp. curved windshield) and IFS (for the 2wd).

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Hi,

This Bolero of mine was not having AC,PS.PW,Head rest,Rear foot rest,Bolero Type Rear bumber,Foot step,Door cladings or soft beige color on trims. I build it to SLX spec and was the first Bolero SLX with DI Turbo 4wd.Pics below.

Also in 2004 Bolero came with DI super engine with Rigid axle on the front.This was having seal inside the door pads as "Cheap Bolero"

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Old 20th April 2013, 10:30   #17
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Hi Rajith,
This was the same model i asked for when i had gone to book my new bolero but the showroom guys told me it was not available.
I just love the bolero in black, it looks awesome.
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Old 21st April 2013, 04:36   #18
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Your Bolero looks smashing from the front. Did you change the Had lights, bumper, grille etc also?
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Old 21st April 2013, 18:03   #19
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Your Bolero looks smashing from the front. Did you change the Had lights, bumper, grille etc also?
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If your asking me the question, answer is NO. I didnt change the front etc. This is a 2008 model from factory.
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Would be great if someone could compile a timeline-variant list for the Bolero.
What was the timeframe for this DI variant. Is this the one without PS or AC?

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Sutripta Ji,
I didnt google but, let me start with a raw list. request everyone to add/edit. we should share our final list with M&M, even they might not be aware how they have ruined the original looks of bolero in last 14 yrs.
1) Bolero GLX (with AC, PS, PW etc) with IFS, XD3P and 5+1 GB, 2WD and 4WD
2) Bolero Sportz - sans above but with IFS and XD3P and 5+1 GB, only 2WD
3) Bolero DI super - with non turbo DI engine, rigid front and no PS, PW and AC with 4+1 gearbox, only 2WD
4) Bolero DI turbo - turbo DI engine, rigid front and no PS, PW and AC with 5+1 gearbox, only 2WD
5) Bolero DI turbo - LX (with PS) , SLX (with AC, PS, PW etc) with IFS, and 5+1 GB, 2WD only
6) Bolero DI turbo - turbo DI engine, rigid front and no PS, PW and AC with 5+1 gearbox, 2WD and 4WD with tapered roof
7) Bolero Storm - CRDE engine with AC, PS, PW etc with IFS, and 5+1 GB, 2WD only

Thats all i could remember......

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Old 22nd April 2013, 12:43   #21
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Sutripta Ji,
I didnt google but, let me start with a raw list. request everyone to add/edit. we should share our final list with M&M, even they might not be aware how they have ruined the original looks of bolero in last 14 yrs.
1) Bolero GLX (with AC, PS, PW etc) with IFS, XD3P and 5+1 GB, 2WD and 4WD
2) Bolero Sportz - sans above but with IFS and XD3P and 5+1 GB, only 2WD
3) Bolero DI super - with non turbo DI engine, rigid front and no PS, PW and AC with 4+1 gearbox, only 2WD
4) Bolero DI turbo - turbo DI engine, rigid front and no PS, PW and AC with 5+1 gearbox, only 2WD
5) Bolero DI turbo - LX (with PS) , SLX (with AC, PS, PW etc) with IFS, and 5+1 GB, 2WD only
6) Bolero DI turbo - turbo DI engine, rigid front and no PS, PW and AC with 5+1 gearbox, 2WD and 4WD with tapered roof
7) Bolero Storm - CRDE engine with AC, PS, PW etc with IFS, and 5+1 GB, 2WD only

Thats all i could remember......

Shubhendra Singh
Adding to that, I used the following two models
1) Bolero GLX - 2001 (the one you've mentioned and probably the first model). This was a 8 seater, front seats were 1 + 2(passenger seat was double seat).
2) Bolero LX - 2003 (PS and AC) with XD3P, IFS, 5+1 GB and 2WD

True that they ruined the Boleros look. I still prefer the old Bolero looks to the new one. I only wished it came with better interiors
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Sutripta Ji,
I didnt google but, let me start with a raw list. request everyone to add/edit. we should share our final list with M&M, even they might not be aware how they have ruined the original looks of bolero in last 14 yrs.
1) Bolero GLX (with AC, PS, PW etc) with IFS, XD3P and 5+1 GB, 2WD and 4WD
2) Bolero Sportz - sans above but with IFS and XD3P and 5+1 GB, only 2WD
3) Bolero DI super - with non turbo DI engine, rigid front and no PS, PW and AC with 4+1 gearbox, only 2WD
4) Bolero DI turbo - turbo DI engine, rigid front and no PS, PW and AC with 5+1 gearbox, only 2WD
5) Bolero DI turbo - LX (with PS) , SLX (with AC, PS, PW etc) with IFS, and 5+1 GB, 2WD only
6) Bolero DI turbo - turbo DI engine, rigid front and no PS, PW and AC with 5+1 gearbox, 2WD and 4WD with tapered roof
7) Bolero Storm - CRDE engine with AC, PS, PW etc with IFS, and 5+1 GB, 2WD only

Thats all i could remember......

Shubhendra Singh
AFAIK,the DI Turbo with tapered roof was known as Bolero DX.
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This Bolero of mine was not having AC,PS.PW,Head rest,Rear foot rest,Bolero Type Rear bumber,Foot step,Door cladings or soft beige color on trims.
That would make it the DGSD rate contract/ be L1 in a tender/ stay as close to Marshall/ Commander budgets as possible.
Did you buy it from some government department?

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Sutripta Ji,
I didnt google but, let me start with a raw list. request everyone to add/edit. we should share our final list with M&M, even they might not be aware how they have ruined the original looks of bolero in last 14 yrs.
1) Bolero GLX (with AC, PS, PW etc) with IFS, XD3P and 5+1 GB, 2WD and 4WD
......

7) Bolero Storm - CRDE engine with AC, PS, PW etc with IFS, and 5+1 GB, 2WD only
Thanks.
Since MM used a parts bin approach, I think the knowledgable here can create a matrix listing each of the major components, and ticking the correct one for each model.
A timeline would be very educative.
Mahindra has progressively developed the DI engine. So rather than just 'DI', which version would be nice.

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Hi Guys,

Sorry the work on the bolero is on hold due to a tragedy in the family. Will continue when everything settles down to normal. Some pics after painting the roof.
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Hi guys,

Some more pics i removed after the paint job.
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Hi Guys,
I just done about two trips to Mumbai and back thats about 700kms odd.
I used the old MH-4 highway thrice and once came back the express highway, during these trips i noticed one thing that it took me about 3.1/2 hrs to reach my destination either ways on NH-4 with no problems of overheating. The tempreture of the engine remained constant, expect for the ghats it was nering the red line.
But yesterday when i was getting back from Mumbai i came via the express and that took me by suprise. It took me 3hrs+ only to reach lonavala as i had to stop at the food mall for 45 mts as on the whole express way the tempreture was nearing the red line.
At the mall checked for leakages in the coolant supply but everything was ok, so waited till the tempreture came down to half and proceded. Half way on the ghats the tempreture was red lining again, so at lonavala got off the express and drove ob the old highway back again. This suprised me again withen 10mts the tempreture was back to normal and stayed that way till i got home.
Just could not figure out what kind of heat the concreat of the express way must be letting out. I felt the difference because the bolero is an old model and the engine has done its time meeds a rebuild. U might not notice it with mordern cars or jeeps for that matter.
Just wanted to share this experience because its the first time i experienced something like this.
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A small job just done, got my fog lamps fitted and made some guards for them.

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Guards made with 12mm ms rods.

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Hi Whicked Wheels,

That is going to be one MEAN Bolero in town!

I am very happy to see and follow your thread, mostly because I have gone through a similar phase of Bolero Craziness, scouting everywhere for the vehicle, many near misses, and then finally giving up.

I had similar thoughts and its good to see one being created, Bolero with the roof and last quarter painted Black... looks plain awesome.

Congratulations on the procure and all the very best for the build, would be following closely.

Also, the tyres are totally adding to the 'look'.

Tiger on the prowl.

Cheers!
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Hi guys,

The other day was checking for wheel travel, in fact should i say wheel drop when the body is lifted. I noticed that the OE shocks are too short restricting the wheel to drop by at least 1.5 inches. Which shock absorbers are longer than the bolero ones, was thinking of the tata 407 or tempo traveler ones. Posting some pics of the test.

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Got the jeep lifted with a high lift jack

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With the shock fixed.

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Shock absorber disconnected.
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