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Old 23rd May 2015, 23:09   #346
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The first one, from the fourth picture, seems to not have the front driveshaft (CV joint), probably converted to 2wd, or its the picture quality.
Actually the driveshafts/CV's were all in place (it was only a year-old vehicle and was purchased in 4x4 form because 4x4 is very much needed on the Malana link road) - It was a little dark under there and forgive my not post-processing sufficiently for it;

But I suppose this underscores the fact of extreme similarity with the 2WD version's underpinnings. Wherein, I believe, is also the greatest potential weakness in the IFS setup - Sumo/Spacio chassis rails are very prone to twisting over time when used in continuously rough service, and I could show you pics of many (incl. my father-in-law's!) that are running horrifically positive camber, with all adjustments long since maxed out at the stops. Looks bad, but the tyre wear / evil handling characteristics are even worse. There are ways of straightening the frame rails (hydraulic "porta-power" setups were used in the U.S. back in the day), but nobody up here (or in Mizoram) has the equipment / know-how to do it, AFAIK.

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Has anyone tried making a 4wd sumo from a 2wd.
Can a Dana 44 (4.22 or higher) rigid diff's be fitted in front + paired rear, with a Gypsy divorced transfer case.
Or go with a kmt90 and BW transfer case and mate with adapter plate?
Is it practical and do able ?
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Is it practical and do able ?
Doable, yes (remember nothing is impossible)
One of t-bhpian has converted bolero 2WD (IFS) to 4WD rigid suspension with dual transfercase, folding shackles, on-demand welding generator etc.. you get the drift ?
Practical - NO. Better buy a 4Wd bolero with manual BW transfercase, plonk CRDe or MHawk engine and you are good for highway as well as serious offroading (a bolero can do everything and may be more that what a Thar CRde can do that - practical experience, no google knowledge).

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Has anyone tried making a 4wd sumo from a 2wd.
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with a Gypsy divorced transfer case.
Aside from anything else, torque ratings?

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Has anyone tried making a 4wd sumo from a 2wd.
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Doable, yes (remember nothing is impossible)
Agree with Shubhendra, In theory anything is possible, but no one has done it so far for sumo, so your vehicle will be an r&d test bed in terms of reliablity.
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Hello all,

Can someone tell me if TATA continues to manufacture the below mentioned vehicle ? If so, which dealer will accept a booking ?

I could find this information at www.mpallonjigroup.com/psterling/content/sumo4x4.htm

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SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Type TATA 483 DL TURBO
Bore / Stroke 83mm / 90mm
No. of Cylinders 4 inline
Displacement 1948 cc
Compression ratio 21 : 1
Max. engine Output 90 PS at 4300 rpm as per DIN 70020
Max. Torque 19 mkg at 2500 rpm as per DIN 70020
Air cleaner Dry (Paper) type
Oil Filter Spin-on full flow paper type
Fuel Filter Two stage, fine filteration
Capacity of cooling system 10 litres (Approx.)
Oil sump capacity 7.7 litres
Weight of engine (complete) 220 kg (Dry)
Radiator frontal area (core area) 2340 sq. cm.

CLUTCH

Type Single plate dry friction diaphragm type
Outside diameter 228 mm

GEAR BOX
Model G-76-5/3.87 with overdrive
Type Synchromesh
No of gears 5 Forward and 1 Reverse
Gear ratios 1st -3.87 2nd -2.22
3rd -1.37 4th -1.00
5th -0.82 Reverse -3.40

TRANSFER CASE

Transfer Case With electrical shift arrangement mounted on gear box.
Drive Options
4 x 2 High Ratio 1:1
4 x 4 High Ratio 1:1
4 x 4 Low Ratio 1:2.48

FRONT AXLE
Front Axle Independently suspended with automatic hub locks.
Ratio 4.1 (41/10) :1

REAR AXLE

Rear Axle Semi-floating
Ratio 4.08 (49/12) : 1

STEERING
Steering Power Steering
Steering wheel dia. 400 mm Ratio 18.2 : 1

FRAME
Longer member size (mm)
Depth : 110; Width : 60 ; Thick : 3
Number of cross member 7

SUSPENSION

Spring Torsion bar at Front & Leaf spring at Rear
Anti-roll bar At both front and rear
Shock Absorbers Hydraulic double acting telescopic type

BRAKES
Service Brakes Vacuum assisted hydraulic dual circuit with tandem master cylinder. 'G' conscious pressure reducing valve provided for rear brakes Front Brakes Disc brake
Rear brakes Drum brake
Total braking area Front : 199 cm sq.; Rear : 574 cm sq.
Parking Brakes Cable operated, mechanical on rear wheels.

FUEL TANK

Capacity 65 litres

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

System Voltage 12 Volts, (-ve ground)
Battery 12 V,N 70 Z
Alternator (max. output) 65 Amps type With built-in regulator
Wiper 2 speed with intermittent wiping

WHEELS & TYRES

Wheels 5.5 J x 15
Tyres 195 R15 8PR LT/215/70/R15C

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase 2400
Overall width 1780
Overall length 4450
Front track 1500
Rear track 1450
Min. ground clearance 160 (Laden)

WEIGHTS (kg)
Max. GVW 2710
Max. Permissible FAW 1050
Max. Permissible RAW 1670
Kerb weight (with spare wheel, tools, full tank) 1900
Max. gradeability in 1st gear 65 %

SEATING CAPACITY
Capacity 9 + Driver

WARRANTY

CAUTION : Do not weld or drill on chassis frame

The specifications are subject to change without notice. Please contact our nearest office for latest specifications.

Data published herein is statistical and for information only, performance may vary with the conditions encountered.
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Seems to be old pages. Go back and you see Tata Estate and Tata Seira, vehicles long discontinued. Any way, you can contact them here

http://www.mpallonjigroup.com/psterling/
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Hello all,

Can someone tell me if TATA continues to manufacture the below mentioned vehicle ? If so, which dealer will accept a booking ?
I doubt dealer's will accept a booking as very few of them are aware that a 4x4 version of the Sumo exists.
Incidentally, TML also does not push the Sumo 4x4 into the civilian market much (a lost opportunity?).
4x4 Sumo's are usually preserved for fleet sales to Army, Army Ambulance and specific Govt agencies.

Your best bet will be to approach the Regional Sales Office of TML in your city and contact the person responsible for Institution & Defence Sales. As far as i know, they can approve on a case by case basis and allocate a piece to a dealership.
Also it may be worthwhile to check on the financing angle, in case you are planning to take a loan for a potential purchase. As the Sumo 4x4 is not on the "regular" list of cars, most banks are loathe to finance it!

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The Sumo is actively doing the Rally scene and participating and making podium finish!

Guys, consider this a teaser and the Competition is Hotting up! (SWB SUMO 4x4)


Tata Motors Full Throttle rallied home to victory in the 10th edition of India’s longest and one of the toughest off-roading events, the Desert Storm 2012 rally. Tata Motors took the honours with the new Tata Sumo Gold bagging first place, driven by Mr. Ganesh Moorthy and co-driver Mr. T. Nagrajan, followed by Mr. Sanjay Ram Takle and co-driver Mr. Mohd. Mustafa, winning third place in the Tata Sumo Grande. The 6-day long Desert Storm rally, often referred to as the mini Dakar rally, is the longest and amongst the most challenging rallies in India. Flagged off from Ahmedabad, on 20th February, 2012, the rallyspanned a grueling 3500 km through the Rann of Kutch, Bhuj, interiors of Rajasthan through Barmer, Jaiselmer, Pokhran, Thar, Bikaner and Jaipur, before reaching Delhi. Besides the Tata Sumo Gold, Tata Motors’ UV portfolio comprises the the premium Crossover Tata Aria, the Tata Safari 4x4, the Tata Sumo 4x4, the lifestyle pick-up Tata Xenon XT.
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Dear Parm - thanks. "That Sumo" is MH01BB4972! .
Sad end of MH01BB4972 .
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I would have bought it but sadly it was 4x2.
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MH01BB4972 - This is a "normal " 2 wheel drive sumo , with no additional mechanical changes .

I know , since i was the scrutineer for the Desert Storm rally , in which this car participated

The category that it participated is called "xplore : and it has normal road going cars as petrticpants - The year that this came , we had Altos and swifts on the same track
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New Sumo 4x4 spotted at Coimbatore.
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Source : Vipraajesh N G on FB
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More pics.
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Source : Vipraajesh N G on FB
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New Sumo 4x4 spotted at Coimbatore.
This is the old Safari BSIII 1995cc Indirect Injection TCIC engine. I guess this was always available on order from the commercial division.

However, Army has the 3.0 Dicor engined ones (The Ambulance) with the larger wheels, which has not been made available to the civilian market.
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This is the old Safari BSIII 1995cc Indirect Injection TCIC engine. I guess this was always available on order from the commercial division.
Definitely the older 2.0 IDI engine. I live in Niligiris and Poliice dept has a number of these older 4WD version. As you correctly pointed out Army ambulance the the 115 bhp Dicor engine from the previous Safari.
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More pics.

Source : Vipraajesh N G on FB
Hi Jeepster,

Any word from Vipraajesh regarding how he ordered the vehicle, what it's on road price is and how it drives ?

What is strange for me is that the vehicle doesn't seem to have any form of forced ventilation system.

Cheers,

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