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Old 6th June 2017, 19:38   #151
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Congratulations on your second Thar! Wish you many happy and safe miles!
How do you like the changes on the updated Thar, compared to your earlier one?
So far I find the latest Thar is better in look, brakes and suspension. I have used only 300 kms so far as still waiting for RTO registration. I will share my detailed view after some km.

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Congratulations on your Thar
If I am not wrong, those are continental cross tires. How would you rate the tire in terms of comfort and noise, as my friend is also planning to install the same on his fortuner.

Thanks in advance.
Yes, those are Continental Croscontact AT 255/65 R16. I have changed it on day one but so far covered only 300 km so can't comment on comfort however the noise is increased on highway compared to stock BS HT but that was expected.
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Yes, it happened yesterday again.

The key chain is from my earlier Thar which I kept for more than 4 year knowing that I am going to buy a Jeep one day whenever situation permits.

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Naming it as "Knight Fury"

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Congratulations on your JEEP. Is this only car you own if I may ask?
My guess is its not.

THAR has been a aspirational vehicle for many, but not many are ready to take the plunge and here you are doing it for the second time! Awesome.

I don't know what it takes to be a Jeeper, hence it is threads like these which help me understand. Looking forward to this thread eagerly.
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Congratulations on your JEEP. Is this only car you own if I may ask?
My guess is its not.

THAR has been a aspirational vehicle for many, but not many are ready to take the plunge and here you are doing it for the second time! Awesome.

I don't know what it takes to be a Jeeper, hence it is threads like these which help me understand. Looking forward to this thread eagerly.
Thanks I have other car Maruti Estilo however that is 10 year old now hence kept for city use only.

Not sure what it takes to be Jeeper because I failed to be one at the time of last Thar. But there is something really different which pulled me towards it again after owning a best SUV in class Safari Storme for 3 years and 40 K km.
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Congratulations Thar4x4 on your second Thar! As others mentioned, many like Thar but only a few go for it. You must be among the rare breed who bought it twice. It is very capable offroader and you can go places where others won't even think of going.

It might feel more uncomfortable now as you are used to luxurious seats of Storme, but I guess you will get used to it quite soon. Congrats once again.
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Congrats Thar4x4; you may now want to change your handle as Thar4x4x2 or something like that?

I have experienced this syndrome or repeat buying first-hand. My Punto Emotion Pack was having problems and problems and I decided to sell it, did a serious car-shopping, took test-drives in several cars and finally exchanged her for another Punto with absolutely nil confusion. The only other car that was considered seriously: the mighty Polo GT.

Some vehicles are irreplaceable. Enjoy!
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Updates @1800+ Km

Knight Fury is doing awesome and never stationed for single day from the date of purchase. It is going everywhere from office, market, weekend trips and offroads.

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Polished by Friend and TBHPian Amit.

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@Kaas Satara with family.

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Updates @3200+ Km and new steel wheels.

Pictures from recent trip to Chalkewadi (Satara)


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Congratulations Thar 4x4 on your repeat purchase. I' am contemplating buying this but felt bad seeing multiple threads who were enthusiastic in all the modifications and finally selling it off. Though you faced such dilemma you were able to wear it off and now you got a new one too. As most of the threads are from previous versions of Thar I' am unable to connect with them on the required modifications, if any required on the new thar. Considering your experience of using the previous version of the thar, what are the modifications you are planning for the new one?
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......Yes, it happened yesterday again.

The key chain is from my earlier Thar which I kept for more than 4 year knowing that I am going to buy a Jeep one day whenever situation permits.

Naming it as "Knight Fury"
Congratulations on your repeat purchase of the Thar CRDe, albeit an upgraded version.

Just a question. Since M&M have announced that a next gen Thar is in the pipeline, was wondering why you didn't want to wait for its launch?
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Updates @1800+ Km

Knight Fury is doing awesome and never stationed for single day from the date of purchase. It is going everywhere from office, market, weekend trips and offroads.
Congratulations Thar4X4. Hope you'll many happy miles.
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Congratulations Thar 4x4 on your repeat purchase. I' am contemplating buying this but felt bad seeing multiple threads who were enthusiastic in all the modifications and finally selling it off. Though you faced such dilemma you were able to wear it off and now you got a new one too. As most of the threads are from previous versions of Thar I' am unable to connect with them on the required modifications, if any required on the new thar. Considering your experience of using the previous version of the thar, what are the modifications you are planning for the new one?
Apologies for late reply. Comparing my old Thar with the new one, lots of things have been improved starting from dashboard to bumper. Many people do not like this stock bumper but I feel it gives nice stance to jeep.

My personal advice is, if you are planning modification for creature comfort then this vehicle is not for you. It should be used as it is with one spare vehicle for family. At most you can add a hardtop for long drives. I am planning one but yet to decide which one.

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Congratulations on your repeat purchase of the Thar CRDe, albeit an upgraded version.

Just a question. Since M&M have announced that a next gen Thar is in the pipeline, was wondering why you didn't want to wait for its launch?
I am impatient person, when I decide to buy any vehicle I just go and buy it without thinking much.

Frankly this pipeline is never ending, so when you have a money and you want it, just buy it.

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Congratulations Thar4X4. Hope you'll many happy miles.
Thanks Bro ! Yes I am also hoping to cross 1 L mark this time.
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Apologies for late reply. Comparing my old Thar with the new one, lots of things have been improved starting from dashboard to bumper. Many people do not like this stock bumper but I feel it gives nice stance to jeep.

My personal advice is, if you are planning modification for creature comfort then this vehicle is not for you. It should be used as it is with one spare vehicle for family. At most you can add a hardtop for long drives. I am planning one but yet to decide which one.
Thank you! After all the research i also dropped the idea of too many mods except couple of minor one's however once the conclusion was reached that this is not for family - they have a little trouble and now they would like two family cars - one small and one bigger for long drives (i fairly do a decent mileage on road trips) - So looking at Hexa and still keeping the fight on for the Thar - looks like it has to be my third car. I doubt when you are family man Thar fits into the bill or not. Practically it has to be used only for office commute as all road trips are with family and they will like comforts and doesn't get into Thar. My solo trips are less being a family man. I live in hyderabad and do not have too many great places around to do a day trip. Inspite of all the practicality, the longing never goes off.
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My personal advice is, if you are planning modification for creature comfort then this vehicle is not for you. It should be used as it is with one spare vehicle for family.

Thanks Bro ! Yes I am also hoping to cross 1 L mark this time.
I one hundred percent agree with this. There is hardly any point of continuing to modify and try to make the Thar something which it is not in terms of making it comfortable. You will continue to see niggles with all the after market fitments that you'll add. Its best to have another car in the family. Its of course a different matter to add winches and other 4X4 equipment if you need them.

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All these years Ive been a car guy, I am from Kerala and off-roading is a part of life here especially if you are on the western side. Hills, winding roads and forest tracks. The road conditions have improved now and the old Mahindra "Jeep" has almost disappeared. Recently on a trip to Malabar where I have some relatives I drove a 30 year old 4X4 jeep and I have become a fan. My cousin has maintained it all these years and handed it over to the next generation. I am planning to buy a Thar. Vagamon and Munnar can expect me soon.
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