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Old 9th February 2009, 15:39   #76
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If I get a 4wd cheaper than a 2wd, I am not going to say no.

I would also be quite keen on to know on retrofitting the Power Steering option. Can someone throw some light on this?
I am pretty sure it's doable especially in Bangalore where you have some good mechanical support. There are a few ways of going about it. One is to take the PS stuff out of a wreck, say a Pajero or up market vehicle. Another is to go with Mahindra parts since they have Boleros and other vehicles with PS. Another way is the use of after market parts such as Koyo out of Japan. This has good reviews on this forum.
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Thanks Dan. Going with Mahindra parts would make a lot more sense, simply so that they can be fixed later to perfection, and spares are never an issue with Mahindra. hell, I can order the whole PS unit through the dealer and set it up. If the Invader came with PS (the AC add on is not tough), I think it will get a lot of buyers.
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Am cross posting my query from here: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/what-c...ml#post1165320 in the event more people whose suggestions I expect are lurking on this thread.

Dan, thanks for your PM.
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...to wait for the Tata Xenon launch to see what price point they launch it at. I saw the vehicle and it is years ahead of the other 4 Door Indian pick ups.
I am sure the price will also be light-years ahead of other pik-ups .
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I am sure the price will also be light-years ahead of other pik-ups .
They launched the Sumo Grande at a decent price. I think given that these two vehicles share 90% of the chasis power train and similar amount of sheet metal, I don't see any reason to price the Xenon far higher than the Grande. Except ofcourse the additional cost of the 4WD system.
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I expect the xenon to be pegged at between 9 and 10l. Now dan, the xenon is 16 feet long. How long is the camper? Are you serious about hauling a long load bed behind you and still be a nimble little mountain goat?
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... I don't see any reason to price the Xenon far higher than the Grande. Except ofcourse the additional cost of the 4WD system.
...and the lower volumes, and niche-market strategies etc. etc.
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I don't see any reason to price the Xenon far higher than the Grande.
The point is it wont be "cheap".
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The invader 4x4 ( mdi 3200) price in thrissur, kerala is 5.70 lakhs on road.
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Can anybody please give me some insight into the type of axles used on a bolero invader?
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Can anybody please give me some insight into the type of axles used on a bolero invader?
Hi Conjon,

The current M&M Bolero Invader is

Dana 44 30 Spline 1 Piece SFRA

I'm guessing the older ones with XD3P had a Dana 44 19 Spline FFRA.

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Thanks Arka.
I presume mine is a FFRA because its a 2004 mdi 4wd (non t/c).

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Thanks Arka.
I presume mine is a FFRA because its a 2004 mdi 4wd (non t/c).
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Post a Pic of your Rear Wheel Hub, if it has a projection with 8 Bolts and 2 Pins its is FFRA.

Pic of My FFRA Hub from a Bolero 53" FFRA with Armada 98 Hub. (pic is with out Axle)

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Thanks again Arka.
Currently I'm not in india so cannot post a pic of my invader.
I shall put a photo of a similar looking invader.
This is the closest that i can find.The rear hub looks same on my vehicle as well.
Is it possible to change the rear axle to FFRA from the mahindra pickup truck if the invader is not FFRA?
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Thanks again Arka.
Currently I'm not in india so cannot post a pic of my invader.
I shall put a photo of a similar looking invader.
This is the closest that i can find.The rear hub looks same on my vehicle as well.
Is it possible to change the rear axle to FFRA from the mahindra pickup truck if the invader is not FFRA?
Hi Conjon,

The Above 2 pics shown the 30spline Dana 44 1 Piece SFRA.

It is possible to convert(replace) the SFRA to FFRA, You will have to swap in a Bolero Rear Axle.

1) Check the Diff.Ratio and change if needed.
2) Check the Diff Pumpkin Off-Set and switch the Arms around if needed , depends on T-Case Output.
3) Align the Diff. Pinion Angle.
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