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Old 18th October 2015, 23:38   #1
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While TATA XENON is selling in small numbers in the Indian market where we do not have many options to choose from, the truck is being accepted in Thailand where lots of choices are available to Thai consumers.

Recently one guy/workshop from Thailand converted a 4x2 Xenon pickup to 4x4 with RIGID axles, SPOA, 40"+ tyres, Gas Shocks, a winch, Snorkel.

The full specs are not known, I'll update as soon as i get them.

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Old 19th October 2015, 16:01   #2
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Excuse me while I clean my drool up from the floor. This is HOT!

Seems he has plans for an engine swap? Reply from Facebook says '1 KZ Automatic' - meaning, the Toyota 1KZ motor. It's the older gen of the engine used in the Toyota Fortuner.
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Wow this is gorgeous. This and the picture of the wrangler in india makes me wonder....when will we in india have the options of modifying our vehicles without breaking the bank? The car culture in Thailand seems so much more mature than what we have. Stuff made there is top class too!

Any idea on pricing?

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From the pic in the FB page it looks like the axles and other components for the 4WD have been taken from an Isuzu D-Max.
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when will we in india have the options of modifying our vehicles without breaking the bank? The car culture in Thailand seems so much more mature than what we have.
Modifications are expensive anywhere.

With respect to maturity, I think there are some awesome builds in India too, but they aren't commonplace. I don't expect the situation to change. Primary reason = The modifying industry - as a whole - is actually shrinking in India. Stock cars are getting so good & fast (e.g. Polo TSI) that few people are modifying their cars anymore. Even if they do, it's small slap-on stuff like a powerbox & the like. Gone are the days when people would spend 6 figures on their City & Lancer.
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Amazing stuff.
The Xenon 4x4 is not available in Thailand ?
I wonder if he has a separate stick for 2H to 4H 4L or the electronic shift on fly ?

I own a Safari Storme 4x2 (ought due to lack of funds) and have always wondered to convert it to 4x4 (now I have some money to spend on it). Everyone suggests to sell the storme and buy a new 4x4 storme, but that would be too expensive.

We need guys like him here who can help guys like me here.
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I own a Safari Storme 4x2 (ought due to lack of funds) and have always wondered to convert it to 4x4 (now I have some money to spend on it). Everyone suggests to sell the storme and buy a new 4x4 storme, but that would be too expensive.
How much have you set aside for this 'mod'? Maybe you can get a used Jeep/Gypsy in the same budget and slowly do it up as a secondary vehicle.
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When will we in india have the options of modifying our vehicles without breaking the bank? The car culture in Thailand seems so much more mature than what we have. Stuff made there is top class too!
I agree with you on the cost factor, because we do not have much off the shelf parts that we see in other countries for modifying the vehicles. Since we have to mold/fabricate parts from scratch in India, the cost is a bit higher.

I just upgraded the exhaust of my X3 here, I could find at least 5 different brands, offering from complete header to just the muffler, which was much cheaper compared to getting a person to complete the job. Back in India, I might have to drive to Raj's and wait for a couple of days for a template and then I'd get what I wanted!

But none the less we have some good startups in India that are offering prefab stuffs and dyno tunings, which are quite cost effective.

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The modifying industry - as a whole - is actually shrinking in India. Stock cars are getting so good & fast (e.g. Polo TSI) that few people are modifying their cars anymore. Even if they do, it's small slap-on stuff like a powerbox & the like. Gone are the days when people would spend 6 figures on their City & Lancer.
I think the purse in India for modification has got fatter, with much exposure to International styled events, the need to gearup and match up globally has put some known faces on the map. I'm seeing 6 figures a common sight these days. Gone were the days only lancers used to get the spa treatment, these days Contessa's are getting V-8s in them and CJ's/Fj's getting portal axels and what not! Silverstone tyres are common sights, let alone Maxxis..

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Modifications are expensive anywhere.

With respect to maturity, I think there are some awesome builds in India too, but they aren't commonplace. I don't expect the situation to change. Primary reason = The modifying industry - as a whole - is actually shrinking in India. Stock cars are getting so good & fast (e.g. Polo TSI) that few people are modifying their cars anymore. Even if they do, it's small slap-on stuff like a powerbox & the like. Gone are the days when people would spend 6 figures on their City & Lancer.
Point taken w.r.t. car modifications. But the 4x4 scene is where most of the action seems to be happening nowadays.
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Can anyone explain what the 'V' shaped bars on front are for? Is it street legal?

Looks dangerous to drive on the roads.
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Can anyone explain what the 'V' shaped bars on front are for? Is it street legal?

Looks dangerous to drive on the roads.
Not sure if its street legal in the host country, its called Stinger bumper, useful when the vehicle dips nose first during action.

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How much have you set aside for this 'mod'? Maybe you can get a used Jeep/Gypsy in the same budget and slowly do it up as a secondary vehicle.
Exactly my thought as well The money you would loose on selling Your Storme and the money you pay as interest(assuming you take a loan to buy a new one or use existing funds) for the new investment can buy you a good used Jeep that you can keep just for off-roading
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From the pic in the FB page it looks like the axles and other components for the 4WD have been taken from an Isuzu D-Max.
Yes, we/they dont have any choices available for rigid axles from TATA's. (unless its 4x4 407 )

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Amazing stuff.
The Xenon 4x4 is not available in Thailand ?
I wonder if he has a separate stick for 2H to 4H 4L or the electronic shift on fly ?

We need guys like him here who can help guys like me here.
TATA Thailand recently launched Xenon Double Cab 150 NX-PLORE 4WD with Electric BorgWarner TC & refreshed Bumper design.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ml#post3747722 (Wishlist: Single / Double Cab 4x4)


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Looks dangerous to drive on the roads.
Any modification to stock vehicle is strictly illegal.

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Can anyone explain what the 'V' shaped bars on front are for? Is it street legal?

Looks dangerous to drive on the roads.
I think those are for keeping the winch hook over water while fording. Shouldn't be street legal. Do check out the Rain Forest Challenge tread for more info on these 4x4 monsters
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