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Old 12th May 2014, 16:17   #61
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It has got resolved now a faulty switch ( AC switch ) was triggering it, got it replaced under warranty.
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Old 13th May 2014, 11:06   #62
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I checked another Thar,which was purchased on 13th April 2014.
And yes the clutch noise is present in it as well
So something is off on the assembly line.
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Old 22nd May 2014, 01:58   #63
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They are not branded as AT but I have used them off road where that have performed commendably. I had seen them on DB sirs 521 n took d plunge and have not regretted. Most importantly ur GC is also up by almost 10mm so that's good n they are cheap as compared to any other tire in this size by almost 2-2.5k per tyre
Very useful info. Thanks!

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Hi Vimal,

I checked on a cold start,and my thar idles like it should.
No change in sound before or after depressing the clutch.
Thanks for checking it out Akshay. I'll try to record it when time permits. I seem to be collecting a lot of sound samples from my vehicles!

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Hi,
Checked out a Thar in Assam. Did not have the kind of noise being discussed here, but then I drove it for around 7 Km only. So really no first hand comments on the noise.

The release bearing fork does not have a return spring! (at least not external). So release bearing is on all the time.

Re: noise: I suggest instead of speculating, you contact DB directly. I have a feeling he cannot say certain things on an open forum, but am sure will guide you on a one to one basis.

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Hi Sutripta. Rightly said!

Some closeup pics of the hard top...
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Great ht, i saw one in flesh but found it to be quite a heavy one. Hows the sound insulation? And any idea about longetivity? Also prabu is offering a double shackle rear suspension set up, it raises the rear end quite high i believe and this is supposed to be unsafe will going down hill. Also they claim that the ride quality improves. Has anyone tried this set up?
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Great ht, i saw one in flesh but found it to be quite a heavy one. Hows the sound insulation? And any idea about longetivity? Also prabu is offering a double shackle rear suspension set up, it raises the rear end quite high i believe and this is supposed to be unsafe will going down hill. Also they claim that the ride quality improves. Has anyone tried this set up?
I got the HHT with rear openable panel a month ago.The sound insulation is good. No rattling noises till date. No water leakage either. However, there is a lot of wind noise from the top corners of the A pillar. Trying a few DIYs to reduce it. Some air bubbles have appeared on the rear panel. I guess some mistake while painting. Although the product is great, the application of sealant is something that has to be bettered on. The overall look of the vehicle gets affected due to this.

I also got the double shackle leaf springs installed. The ride quality & handling is phenomenal. I have driven Thars with Bilstein as well as CFLs, but this takes the cake, specially on rough roads, I don't have to slow down at all. A fantastic product from Prabhu
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I got the HHT with rear openable panel a month ago.The sound insulation is good. No rattling noises till date. No water leakage either. However, there is a lot of wind noise from the top corners of the A pillar. Trying a few DIYs to reduce it. Some air bubbles have appeared on the rear panel. I guess some mistake while painting. Although the product is great, the application of sealant is something that has to be bettered on. The overall look of the vehicle gets affected due to this.

I also got the double shackle leaf springs installed. The ride quality & handling is phenomenal. I have driven Thars with Bilstein as well as CFLs, but this takes the cake, specially on rough roads, I don't have to slow down at all. A fantastic product from Prabhu
Great to hear about the improved ride.

Are the double shackle leaf springs the same as "Janniah" helper springs?

Janniah helper springs-> http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ml#post3155781 (Why I won't buy a Thar... booked Thar!)

Also, how are high speed handling and quick lane changes with the new set up?

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Hi chandan, I also happened to talk to fazal sir and he has cleared my doubts to some extent. Your inputs have been very use full.Will take a call on both the hardtop and the suspension soon. One query though- with this suspension set-up does the rear end get lifted up and it will be great if i can get photos of your ride's side view.
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Great to hear about the improved ride.

Are the double shackle leaf springs the same as "Janniah" helper springs?

Janniah helper springs-> http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ml#post3155781 (Why I won't buy a Thar... booked Thar!)

Also, how are high speed handling and quick lane changes with the new set up?

Cheers,

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Yes, they are the Janniah springs.
On the way to Hyderabad in my Thar with soft top & regular springs, I was doing 100 km/h constantly & slowing a bit at curves. While returning, I was doing 120 km/h & no slowing down whatsoever.
It almost feels like a car.

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Hi chandan, I also happened to talk to fazal sir and he has cleared my doubts to some extent. Your inputs have been very use full.Will take a call on both the hardtop and the suspension soon. One query though- with this suspension set-up does the rear end get lifted up and it will be great if i can get photos of your ride's side view.
The rear end does lift up a little for a few weeks. Once the springs settle down, the Thar settles down too I will post some pics in a couple of days.
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Yes, they are the Janniah springs.
On the way to Hyderabad in my Thar with soft top & regular springs, I was doing 100 km/h constantly & slowing a bit at curves. While returning, I was doing 120 km/h & no slowing down whatsoever.
It almost feels like a car.



The rear end does lift up a little for a few weeks. Once the springs settle down, the Thar settles down too I will post some pics in a couple of days.
Fantastic. This is a major relief.

Enjoy your M&M Thar and yes, please post a lot of images and kindly consider starting an ownership thread.

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First Major breakdown:

Clutch pipe broke/tore.
Vehicle had been stationary this past week.

Called Sireesh auto helpline. Tow truck arrived within an hour. As today is Sunday, vehicle will be checked tomorrow.

DB sir has been talking about the clutch pipe issue constantly. And then I finally understood the issue and resolution. I was going to make a makeshift protection for it, but too late now.

I am wondering if I have to be paying for the towing charges? Anyone with experience?

System has to be bled after replacing the clutch pipe right?
If so, how do I check if this was done properly? Pedal feel? Ease of shifting gears?
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Sad to hear this, though these kinds of instances and even more serious ones are not uncommon with THAR. Thankfully the thing happened within/around a city when you could avail a tow truck and associated facilities. Imagine this to be happening in the middle of nowhere, and with your family on board! THAR needs to go a long long way before becoming a 'just fill the fuel and forget' kind of reliable vehicle. Probably someone needs to compile the list of all issues to be rectified which should have been done at the factory itself, but has not been done citing some or other reason or may be for saving couple of rupees.

You shouldn't be paying the towing charges. Sometimes the dealer assures that you pay for the time being and it will be refunded but stick to not paying anything.
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That's bad. Do let us know what you plan to protect the pipe. Please let me know how much you paid for the hardtop including fitting. My e mail address lmt3833@rediffmail.com planning to go in for one in the next month.
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First Major breakdown:

Clutch pipe broke/tore.
Vehicle had been stationary this past week.
Any idea on what caused it ?
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Guys,
Replace the clutch pipe with scoprio EX version or buy cover plate from swastik Vijay if you plan to do affording in your Thars, else leave as it is nothing will happen in normal usage. Live example is lakhs of boleros on road.
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First Major breakdown:

Clutch pipe broke/tore.
Vehicle had been stationary this past week.
BD's soln:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ml#post3422625 (Mahindra Thar CRDe - Forged in Hell!)

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