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Old 7th April 2014, 13:37   #481
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Hi Shubhendra,

Could you please help me on the below:

I wont go in for the 265 MT's also then. Dropped the idea of getting M/T's as my off-roading isnt that much, but I was seeing the Yokohama Geolander A/T's 275/70R16, what do you think about these tires, would they be good for the Thar or would pose to be a problem technicality wise, I already have 255's thus I wanted to move up a size. Please advise, thanks again.
Dear Abhimanyu Ji,
if you ask for my opinion, i wont suggest you to go above 255 (you already have oversize tyres).
As far as Geolanders are concerned, they are know for their soft sidewalls but good for offroading. You have to very cautious while offroading to save these tyres from sharp stones thorny bushes, sharp objects etc.

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Hi Amolpol
Please advise, thanks again.
+1 to Shubhendra.

I won't suggest the 275s merely because its going to be too wide and with 31" it will cause issues if you're swapping often, plus it will affect mileage and pickup etc. I don't know if you're using alloys but the 275s won't work with stock wheels for sure. Also, the yokos are known for sidewall issues so you have to be careful while offroading. If you're only using the 275s then you could eventually find the right torsion bar setting but remember that your warranty is going to be void due to the upsize so you're solely responsible for any suspension and steering rod mishaps due to the increased load.

The wider tyres on alloys will protrude outside the fenders which increases tyre noise and also throws up all the muck at the sides. So budget for another 15-20k for 6" fenders unless you're okay with both the things.
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Old 8th April 2014, 14:36   #483
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Thanks alot Shubhendra and Amolpol, I don't think ill move above the 255's then if its going to cause issues with the suspension and steering wheel, I merely wanted to move up a size because I thought they would look better in addition to the performance, but Ill just stick to my 255's for the time being.

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Mansoons coming up..has anyone tried this.. does this work or just a marketing gimmick..

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Old 25th April 2014, 23:08   #485
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It's been a long time I haven't updated this thread. So here is a photo-story to make up for my absence ..

This, in August 2013 is what my Jeep looked like ..

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Nice, but following things I did not like

1. protruding work-lamps above the tail-light
2. front work-lamp location
3. No pintle in the rear
4. ugly bonnet latch
5. headlights that did not go with the traditional jeep look
6. ugly cosmetic fibre antenna

I added another work-lamp in the front and moved these to a new location. But that came with its own set of problems that did not fix even after multiple attempts ..

So that was item 7. to change front work-lamp location again

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You can see this new location here (that I had to change for second time) where I am having some fun in the water, also from August 2013 ..

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And this is how I got stuck and had to be towed using the stock tow hook..

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which resulted in some damage to the bumper ..

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so problem 8. : Need to make redundant the stock tow hooks and design appropriate new ones for the front.

So after correcting all 8 eye-sores and issues, this is what my Jeep looks like in March 2014.

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Couple of other changes I made to the rear seats (which a lot of folk have been asking me about both online and offline) - will post detailed pics on that over the weekend.

Till then, Cheers!
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Nice jeep manveet. I am working on a metal hardtop based on your jeep. Would love to know the height available in the rear. Floor to roof height. Nice headlights too mate, can you please tell me which ones are they. You got a uncanny ability to get good stuff I have got the same bonnet latches since 3 months but my people are not ready to fix it as thay need to drill holes and then do a paint touch up which will look like patch.
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My Jeep clocked 9,XXX kms in the first 12 months, and barely 1,500 kms in the last 6 months. The 10,000 km mark came up on 29th Jan 2014 and currently I am on 11,XXX kms on the odo. Despite the reduced usage trend which I hope to reverse, I am pretty determined to hold on to this beauty.

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Due to personal reasons my Jeep application is changing. Next major mod is going to be an internal roll-cage. Also a paint touch-up is badly needed after plugging in all those holes and superficial rust on some body parts that I had played with.

Coming back to the pics I promised. Something for the doggy lovers out there.

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In a side development, we've replaced our ML350 with the top-end 3 litre Q7 - will be delivered first week of May - am pretty excited about that. Detailed thread on that will be up later in May.
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Manveet, that's a beautiful looking jeep!
Why don't you consider getting the Wrangler tail lamps, which would greatly enhance the looks from the rear?
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Old 28th April 2014, 09:36   #489
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Kindly advise where you procured your (rear) spacers from, material (aluminium or steel), method of fixing (lengthened bolts or two sets of bolts - hub to spacer + spacer to wheel disc).
Other than aesthetics, is there a perceivable difference in the dynamics?
Thanks in advance! Bopanna
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Manveet, that's a beautiful looking jeep!
Why don't you consider getting the Wrangler tail lamps, which would greatly enhance the looks from the rear?
These pictures are slightly misleading. Refer to the earlier set wherein the work-lamps are embedded below and in-line of the tail lights. The tail-light bulbs have been replaced by a nice LED setup. Also, have removed the tail-light grille.

Plus, I really feel that the wrangler tail-lamps are an overused accessory. Am saving for an internal roll-cage plus the Wrangler front grille with mesh which IMHO is pretty cool and more VFM.

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Kindly advise where you procured your (rear) spacers from, material (aluminium or steel), method of fixing (lengthened bolts or two sets of bolts - hub to spacer + spacer to wheel disc).
Other than aesthetics, is there a perceivable difference in the dynamics?
Thanks in advance! Bopanna
This is from Mayapuri. Neither aluminum nor steel. Iron AFAIK. There are detailed pictures earlier in my thread. Two sets of bolts is the method used. Its been long back so I really don't remember about the change in dynamics. I do remember some improvement then, but it might as well have been placebo.
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Hey manveet,
Nice upgrades. How much did you pay for the hood latch? I am getting it for 6.5k which I feel is too much for a latch!

But my friend insist on putting one as the stock latch is scraping the paint off leading to rusting.

Thanks in advance.
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Nice Updates Manveet.
What headlight beams are they?
How is the beam throw as compared to stock?
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Kindly advise where you procured your (rear) spacers from, material (aluminium or steel), method of fixing (lengthened bolts or two sets of bolts - hub to spacer + spacer to wheel disc).
Other than aesthetics, is there a perceivable difference in the dynamics?
Thanks in advance! Bopanna
I remember Manveet saying it was made in Mayapuri .. Made of Iron weighing in at over 3Kgs and costing 6-8k. He also mentioned that he did not vouch for an improvement in handling , but he did say that the handling was definitely not negatively affected by the mod .. however, vehicle stance had certainly improved. I don't think Manveet reported any drive-ability issues connected to this mod.

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Those fog lamps you have are hella 3003 compact I think. How do they perform. Which are the new clear head lamps and how do those xenon filled halo gen lamps perform and their watt age please. would be great help in setting up my thar.
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Hi, I couldnt find another post with more Thar enthusiasts, so im posting here. Any offroad enthusiasts here based in Bangalore? Im contemplating buying a used thar, I need some help and advice from those in the know.

any good mechanics you can recommend in Bangalore who can help me evaluate a used Thar that I have already identified. It looks in decent shape but has done over 50k for a 2011 crde, plus it has extra large tyres which have been pushed out. Not sure if that causes any structural damage, so want to get it checked out thoroughly by someone who knows their stuff.

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