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Old 21st December 2011, 00:57   #1
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Please find a nicely modded thar from Kottayam, which was highlighted in today's auto show program in Asianet TV.

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Old 21st December 2011, 10:47   #2
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Looks good. The owner seems to have spent good money andd time on it.
IMO immensely more practical for us city folks than a soft/open top version.

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Wow! What a neat piece of work. A clean understated beauty.

This is the kind of modification Mahindra Customization department should be offering. Instead, they offer us Din Chak Ninja Turtle Chrome Monster.

Did the TV lady say it has ABS, how could that be added after market?
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Exceptionally tight looking jeep. Superbly done as Samurai mentioned.

Some nice still images are greatly welcome.
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Very nice clean work. Should actually cost lesser that the M&M customised Adventure.

The only major sore bit for me are the Rubicon and Wrangler branding stickers. (and to some extent "Jeep"). It then ends up claiming to be what it is not. But other than that it is a beauty.

The other minor bit was that the rear is a bit too vertical (a slight tilt would have aided looks), and the rear glass seems openable but how with the rear mounted spare tyre seems odd to figure out.

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Did the TV lady say it has ABS, how could that be added after market?
Yes she did mention ABS. But then, these kind of mistakes are quite common in this show

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Very nice clean work. Should actually cost lesser that the M&M customised Adventure.

The only major sore bit for me are the Rubicon and Wrangler branding stickers. (and to some extent "Jeep"). It then ends up claiming to be what it is not. But other than that it is a beauty.

The other minor bit was that the rear is a bit too vertical (a slight tilt would have aided looks), and the rear glass seems openable but how with the rear mounted spare tyre seems odd to figure out.
The guy is a Jeep Wrangler fan

A bit of translation from video:
  • Overall around Rs. 5 lakhs spend on the modifications
  • Took around 6 months to complete
  • Changed grill, front bumper, bonnet length increased slightly, rear door changed, and AC added
  • Tyres are imported, which costed around Rs. 1.1 lakhs
  • Wrangler original paint imported from the US
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Yes she did mention ABS. But then, these kind of mistakes are quite common in this show


The guy is a Jeep Wrangler fan

A bit of translation from video:
  • Overall around Rs. 5 lakhs spend on the modifications
  • Took around 6 months to complete
  • Changed grill, front bumper, bonnet length increased slightly, rear door changed, and AC added
  • Tyres are imported, which costed around Rs. 1.1 lakhs
  • Wrangler original paint imported from the US
Hey vb-san,

Thanks for the translation, any idea about the cost of the hard top. is that mentioned in the video or we should invite the maker for a detail discussion.

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Yes she did mention ABS. But then, these kind of mistakes are quite common in this show

The guy is a Jeep Wrangler fan

A bit of translation from video:
  • Overall around Rs. 5 lakhs spend on the modifications
  • Took around 6 months to complete
  • Changed grill, front bumper, bonnet length increased slightly, rear door changed, and AC added
  • Tyres are imported, which costed around Rs. 1.1 lakhs
  • Wrangler original paint imported from the US
Thanks for the translation. I was in a hurry so can't do that.

@SVPatra Yes the body make over has costed around 2.5 lakh but he didn't mention from where he done it? One more point he mentioned is that the interior has done from Koyas at Coimbatore.

Since he is from Kottayam, More details can share if there is any Team-Bhpians from Kottayam here.

Sali

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Except the minor glitches like stickers and off-centre position of rear tyre, an amazing job done. The pick of the mods is off-course the hard top. If that has been fabricated locally, then the craftsmanship is way too good!
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Thanks for the translation. I was in a hurry so can't do that.

@SVPatra Yes the body make over has costed around 2.5 lakh but he didn't mention from where he done it? One more point he mentioned is that the interior has done from Koyas at Coimbatore.

Since he is from Kottayam, More details can share if there is any Team-Bhpians from Kottayam here.

Sali

Hi Folks,
This Thar belongs to a friend of a friend of mine. And yes, I have seen it in flesh. Looks Killer I must say. Well, the bodywork was done by Ford Johney, Thrissur.
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Did the TV lady say it has ABS, how could that be added after market?
Sharat, the TV lady did say ABS. I too am wondering how it was done. Or was it a goof up on the script ? May be BHPian 4500EFI can get it colarified from his friend

Anyway a lovely piece of work.

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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Taste man! Sheer taste. I just love the way that this Thar has been done up. It's the little details that count; the yellow isn't too bright, alloys chosen are amazing & the face / fender treatment is spot-on. This is the best hard-top design I've seen on a Thar yet and, at least in the pictures, it seems to be built well.

Didn't like the ricer tail lamps or the wannabe stickers. But that would be nit-picking. @ 4500EFI : Please congratulate this dude on a fabulous Jeep. She's a keeper.

@ Salikt : Thanks for sharing the video with us.
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Old 21st December 2011, 18:08   #13
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Very very neat work, barring the stickers as some of you have pointed out. But IMO doesnt 5 lacs seem a lil bit on the steep side right
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^ Not off by a huge margin. I'd say it's a 3.5 - 4 lakh rupee job.

75K : A high quality Hard-Top (the type he's gotten)
30K : Set of 5 alloy wheels. Can go to 40K
50K : Set of 5 tyres
50K : Good paint job. Can go up to 75K for strip & paint
20K : Different set of bumpers
20K : Various bits & enhancements (lights, bonnet hinges, ORVMs etc.)
45K : A decent winch
15K : Long wheel arches on both sides
12K : A pair of good seats custom fabricated
40K : Air-conditioner
30K : Audio system

This Jeep seems to be well prepared. Sometimes, you just pay for the quality. Whenever I see the $$$ I've spent on my Jeep in the last 5 years, I go
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Now that's some neatly done Jeep.

Guess the ride and overal driving/ownership experience should justify every (almost!) penny spent.

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Very very neat work, barring the stickers as some of you have pointed out. But IMO doesnt 5 lacs seem a lil bit on the steep side right
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50K : Set of 5 tyres
As vb-san has pointed out, tyres itself have crossed a lakh!

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Tyres are imported, which costed around Rs. 1.1 lakhs
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