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Old 11th May 2008, 04:26   #1
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to get the following truck to India ?? I mean I know one can easily pick them up for 10K $ in the US but being LHD they acn't be imported so can one get a RHD version from somewhere coz this is whats needed for off roading , infact one can turn a regular road into an off road excursion -- autos , 800's , zens , etc etc will vanish below this monster ..

Just wondering if its possible SOMEHOW

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You might get these trucks from Australia or Thailand. But it would be a tough ask to spec them to 40k USD for them them to be eligible for import.

Perhaps Jasdeep(Autophile) would have better info because I heard sometime back he has friends who import vehicles.
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These seem to be milder specimens ..

Why dont you try get the kits and create one here ? Would be fun to see everyone rush to get off the road when you come by in that monster.
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Seeing a bigfoot will utterly confuse our RTO!
Seeing the height they will classify it as a double decker bus;
seeing the tyre size they'll register it as commercial earthmoving equipment!
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These seem to be milder specimens ..
That's probably because Khaadu really want somethign that can be used in India everyday.

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Why dont you try get the kits and create one here ? Would be fun to see everyone rush to get off the road when you come by in that monster.

Khaadu, this the best idea. If you can, get the kits and add them on a powerful truck.
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I understand your pain Khaadu, I mean really. We folks who loiter around this section are really deprived of any choice in buying a brand new off-roader in India. An overpriced Gurkha is not the answer.

The trucks in the picture are fitted with monster lift kits. I guess the kits can be imported easily, but the real problem is with getting the trucks. There is no cheap way of doing it.
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i guess it would be quite likely to get one of these kits for the endy?
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@khaadu75

You could get RHD examples in South Africa and Australia

South Africa : Ford - F-Series Home
Double Cab

From R 423,250 (Incl. VAT), without any options or accessories

4.2L Turbo Diesel Manual 4x4


At current Rand Rupee conversion of ZAR 1 = INR 5.38, that translates to INR 22,78,756.

Australia :
Ford Australia - F-Series 4x2 Home

Model Series Engine Transmission RRP F-250 XLT 5.4L V8 Petrol 4-speed Automatic $66,150*
At current Australian Dollar Rupee conversion of AUD 1 = INR 39.18, that translates to INR 25,91,742

As rev-hard mentioned, it could difficult to spec these STOCK trucks up to an equivalent of INR 40,00,000, effectively a list price of USD 100,000, so that you could import one without the ARAI bogey-man worrying you.

HOWEVER, anything is possible, once one travels down that road called CUSTOMISATION.

Lastly, I could be wrong, but I don't think Ford sells the F Series in Thailand.

Cheers ... and hope you can make the possibility into reality,

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to get the following truck to India ?? I mean I know one can easily pick them up for 10K $ in the US but being LHD they acn't be imported so can one get a RHD version from somewhere coz this is whats needed for off roading , infact one can turn a regular road into an off road excursion -- autos , 800's , zens , etc etc will vanish below this monster ..

Just wondering if its possible SOMEHOW

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Don't know if it's possible, but if it is you will also have to buy a Petrol bunk/Gas station. lol
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Guys, I aint getting it ..just wondering if its possible ;-) ?? It my dream machine ...

Indian automobile manufacturers still havnt dabbled in pick ups ... though there are murmurs that soon we shall start to see a few launching some models but dunno when that happens and even when it happnes Im sure they won't be even 10% of what these are .

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Guys, I aint getting it ..just wondering if its possible ;-) ?? It my dream machine ...
Did you see the old film 'Road House'?
Had a very good specimen!
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Did you see the old film 'Road House'?
Had a very good specimen!
That's a proper monster truck. These aren't.
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Khaadu, these are nothing but regular pickups with lift kits. It would be best for you to buy a used SUV in India, and then install a lift kit. Do you remember Bharat Dabholkars awesome Hilux?
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I'd like to see a lift kit on a Safari or Bolero. Awesome it would look.
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I'd like to see a lift kit on a Safari or Bolero. Awesome it would look.
I wonder if its possible to do that .. I dont think so else the jeep guys wud surely have done it by now .

The HILUX in the pics above looks neat ... is that machine in Bombay ?? Was it brought in like that or done here ??

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