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Old 27th February 2012, 11:21   #196
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Hey Manas!

Can you please let me know if i could see your Thar in any of the weekends??

I would love to see the HT (looks amazing in snaps) upclose and real.

Would be of great help!

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Old 27th February 2012, 13:54   #197
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Thanks Kiran,

Please call me anytime @ 9900246668. We can meet and you can take a look at the Thar.

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hi,

Has anyone noticed considerable difference on the vehicle behavior and ride quality, when driving with windows and rear flap open versus closed, especially when going over pot-holed roads ?

I feel that the ride bumpiness is much less when driven with windows and rear flap open as against when driving closing all these (with AC). Felt this 2 days ago, and have been trying to drive in both these configuration on the same road, last 2 days to see if it just a change of driving pattern on a day. But I still feel that bumpiness is much less with windows and rear flap open.

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Old 9th March 2012, 23:14   #199
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hi,

I feel that the ride bumpiness is much less when driven with windows and rear flap open as against when driving closing all these (with AC). Felt this 2 days ago, and have been trying to drive in both these configuration on the same road, last 2 days to see if it just a change of driving pattern on a day. But I still feel that bumpiness is much less with windows and rear flap open.

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I did try it, but felt the difference is psychological, in a closed environment, hear and feel lots of moving parts, especially in a thar
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Hi All,

Any idea on if you can switch a Scorp steering wheel onto the Thar?

I find the wheel is really to thin and ugly on mine.

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I wish I didn't have to deal with a lot of the problems myself. Wish they were not there when I got the vehicle.
I can only guess how you feel, but I'll say this; all the hard work you've put in is going to be hugely helpful for noobs like me, who only need to watch and learn. This was the first thought that came to me after completely reading your thread.

Looking forward to learning so much from you

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Any idea on if you can switch a Scorp steering wheel onto the Thar?

I find the wheel is really to thin and ugly on mine.

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You could even mount a Ferrari Steering Wheel on the THAR - The things to keep in mind while swapping steering wheels are:

1. The Dia of the wheel
2. The no of turns lock to lock
3. The weight of the wheel changes w.r.t the dia..smaller makes the steering harder.

All the above IMO would impact onroad driving characteristics of the vehicle.
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I can only guess how you feel, but I'll say this; all the hard work you've put in is going to be hugely helpful for noobs like me, who only need to watch and learn. This was the first thought that came to me after completely reading your thread.

Looking forward to learning so much from you

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Thanks Orto - but I am a noob as well, so learning from others in the forum who are have a lot more experience and knowledge. Hopefully, at some point, someone will put together a database of problems, issues, resolutions, improvements, mods, etc for the Thar for others to browse and/or use...

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You could even mount a Ferrari Steering Wheel on the THAR - The things to keep in mind while swapping steering wheels are:

1. The Dia of the wheel
2. The no of turns lock to lock
3. The weight of the wheel changes w.r.t the dia..smaller makes the steering harder.

All the above IMO would impact onroad driving characteristics of the vehicle.
Thanks Headers -

The problem with the Thar steering wheel is (from what others have told me and accessory shops I have taken the Thar to) that the dia of the wheel requires an adaptor which is not available for the Thar - or something along those lines.

Still trying to work things out and see what can be/cannot be done. If anyone has already changed their jeep's steering, would appreciate advice or ideas on what to change to without impacting driving too much...
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Hopefully, at some point, someone will put together a database of problems, issues, resolutions, improvements, mods, etc for the Thar for others to browse and/or use...
Interesting you should mention Manas, I've been compiling such a list with pictures for a long time now, I guess I started preparing to buy a Thar a long time back.

I've collated almost all the issues reported by owners and reviewers starting all the way from the first review and test drive thread. A little busy till 8th but yeah will compile and put one thread on the forum.
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@manasm awesome news, I booked my thar, Rocky Beige this weekend , however have been asked to wait for 4 to 5 months till I get my hands on it :(

I've also started compiling the list I was telling you about should be done very soon

In the meantime any news on the Steering Wheel front?

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Congrats Ortopilot! Nice one....hope to meet sometime with our Thars!

Looking forward to the list as well.

OT - anyone know if there is any thread where we can list bad drivers - saw this guy this morning in a new Swift who was driving so badly - overtaking from the left, music system blaring with the windows down, honking at vehicles at a red light, cutting people off, driving on the wrong side of the road, stopping in front of the white line at signals and doing about 100 on a 60kmph road. I got his license plate down since he had a tbhp sticker on his vehicle.

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Congrats....

OT - anyone know if there is any thread where we can list bad drivers - saw this guy this morning in a new Swift who was driving so badly -....

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Here is the link
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...u-spot-em.html (Bad Drivers - How do you spot 'em)
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Have finally crossed 10k and so far so good...at least nothing new has broken. Its still the same things wrong with the vehicle as usual.

I have no trust in the handbrake and now carry a small rock which I place under the tyre.

Have worked on a set of rock sliders since the simple ones were not to my liking and the more complex designs were too expensive.

Have completed the bending and the tac welding. Looks good.

Now to complete the welding and powder coat.
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Have finally crossed 10k and so far so good...at least nothing new has broken. Its still the same things wrong with the vehicle as usual.

I have no trust in the handbrake and now carry a small rock which I place under the tyre.

Have worked on a set of rock sliders since the simple ones were not to my liking and the more complex designs were too expensive.

Have completed the bending and the tac welding. Looks good.

Now to complete the welding and powder coat.
Dude...this looks really nice and nothing like I have seen so far! I would love to have these on mine as well. Will speak to you soon.
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Old 29th September 2012, 13:53   #210
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Anyone know where I can get an antenna...one of the spring loaded ones which will work with the music system - not a CB antenna...

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