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Old 26th September 2012, 18:44   #61
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Wow! That's a nice way to deliver a Jeep. Kudos, TVS, Kochi!!

Sudarshan, I think most of the jeeps are still driven down to showrooms down South. Very possible that this can happen.
Most Mahindra Jeeps like Bolero , Thar, etc are driven to the respective showrooms all over India from Nashik. My friend bought a Bolero here in Kolkata and it was driven to the showroom with about 1500 kms already on the odo.
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Besides chauffeur driven public, to drive around, one must know how to drive.
Dear Pratheesh - small correction. One must first know how to sit in the driver's seat, then figure out how to drive. . Please SMS me your "new" contact details.

Dear Sudarshan - the only way to prevent "shita bharne" ("taking seats" in Marathi) is to transport the vehicles by car carriers. There is no other way to prevent this malpractice!

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Got the front differential converted after lots of running around
Did you change to the Bolero (57") Track. I have been seriously contemplating this as the originial turning radius is pathetic. I tried to adjust the steering stopper bolts, but the dampers started to touch the caliper bolts. Overall very poor design by Mahindra. But since I didn't want to do any invasive surgery on a new Thar, I ended up puttting spacers to bring the track to about 55 inches. The alloys are very light and spacers heavy but over all the weight on the wheel is only slightly more than OEM still rims with NDMS tires.

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That explains why mine got delivered like this: (From TVS Cochin)
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Wow! That's a nice way to deliver a Jeep. Kudos, TVS, Kochi!!

Sudarshan, I think most of the jeeps are still driven down to showrooms down South. Very possible that this can happen.
TVS basically killed Fiat in Kerala. They are from from the historic days when you had a 1 year wait list for an Ambassador car or CJ500 jeep. It is hard for them to change their attitude to the current environment. Unfortunately, keralites are stuck with TVS for Mahindra products. Thankfully the only vehicles, I will buy from Mahindra going forward is the Thar and Bolero Pick up so, I am okay with "old mahindra jeep style customer service".
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Got the front differential converted after lots of running around
hope you changed the brake lines!

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...These are carrying passengers...
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What were you expecting? The Mahindra yard just outside hosur has nearly all its vehicles driven from north like this. Of course the drivers make a extra 5-7K per trip like this. I have seen vehicles covered in Paan-spit, puke, scratches, broken glass, cracked indicators, etc etc!

PS - Only the more expensive "passenger car division" vehicles like bolero, scorpio, thar crde, XUV500, quanto, verito, etc if any get delivered in Trucks! This Thar-DI is a commercial vehicle so gets driven down!

PPS - Do you know why convoy drivers live mini-buses, school buses, etc
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ya i did put 57'' bolero diffs ,turning radius now is superb,ans steering is as good as PS.main reason for conversion is 44-9 crown ,waiting for rear diff of bolero with right side orientation once that comes vehicle will get ready.
44/9 crown/pinon ratio can be done on original diffs as well, but 57" track gives you much more stability and fantastic turning radius which is a boon off-road and on -road.

No model of Bolero/Pick up etc with the 53" rear track comes with right side diff orientation. The only vehicle with the right side diff orientation comes from the Army NGCS 550 or the Mahindra Legend. This rear axle is full floating with 53" track and right oriented diff case. What I did in my earlier jeep was to take a regular left offset Bolero axle and swap the tubes. This can be done at a good lathe that repairs lorry axles/differentials.

In a new Thar, I don't have the heart to do a lot of these mods, so I just stuck with spacers since it is reversible easily by just removing the spacers.
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44/9 crown/pinon ratio can be done on original diffs as well, but 57" track gives you much more stability and fantastic turning radius which is a boon off-road and on -road.

No model of Bolero/Pick up etc with the 53" rear track comes with right side diff orientation. The only vehicle with the right side diff orientation comes from the Army NGCS 550 or the Mahindra Legend. This rear axle is full floating with 53" track and right oriented diff case. What I did in my earlier jeep was to take a regular left offset Bolero axle and swap the tubes. This can be done at a good lathe that repairs lorry axles/differentials.

In a new Thar, I don't have the heart to do a lot of these mods, so I just stuck with spacers since it is reversible easily by just removing the spacers.
i am waiting for my differential to arrive i think it is from army ngcs .will post pics once it arrives.ya tried a lot in aftermarket but could not source a right oriented differential with 53'' track .

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Q 1 ) Are we buying pre run Jeeps , btw this is not a new practice ,I have been seeing this from ages , but what I feel wrong here is that its been still carried out in modern times .
Specially the ones being sold down south, the vehicles must be delivered after the first free service.

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Dear Pratheesh - small correction. One must first know how to sit in the driver's seat, then figure out how to drive. .
Yes Sir, you are absolutely right.

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Adding some more pics. Please not that I am not showing off my vehicle, but Thar DI 4x4 is a rare animal and just adding pics for the benefit of people who live in BSIV cities who do not have access to info on Thar DI 4x4.
Please clarify my one doubt.
Is it the correct position of steering? I mean with front tires in straight position?
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When any vehicle’s front wheels are straight position, the steering should be like this.
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@(Alok): Think its in tyres straight position. I know this because I've seen Steerings in Mahindra jeeps are never precise.
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When any vehicle’s front wheels are straight position, the steering should be like this.
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I know this because I've seen Steerings in Mahindra jeeps are never precise.
Pic #2 is more correct.

@AWD, the position can be adjusted. You could have it any way you want it, but most people it is easier if the steering wheel is aligned to point forward- a sub-conscious awareness of alignment of the steering wheel with the direction of the vehicle.
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The second picture position is most suitable.

Notice how the view of the instrument cluster is obstructed in the first picture.
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Please clarify my one doubt.
Is it the correct position of steering? I mean with front tires in straight position?
Tyres are turned. The normal position is as in the second pic from the brochure/mahindra website. Just noticed that they have poorly photoshopped the floor carpet like it is fully carpeted. See difference with original pic.
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2nd pic is correct in the northern hemisphere. In Australia the first pic is correct from the autumnal equinox until the end of the regular NBA season.

Actually, if you drive with your hands placed at the "ten minutes after ten" position, you will find that the spokes per pic #1 get in the way and the wheel is top heavy. I have the same steering wheel in my Invader and I keep it ala pic #2. I also get the buttons on my shirt/jacket sleeves caught in the infernal horn button gap. I have killed 43 pedestrians because of this. The police want me to alter my clothes but I tell them I am a free man in India and I refuse to go buttonless. A man has to stand up and be counted in this world.

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