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Old 29th June 2008, 15:03   #46
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Great Pics. Thanx Man. What about that White Scorpio which has the FIRST logo on it? Which model is that?
its a modified scorpio launched by mahindra named scorpio first. its customised by dilip chabbria. its made to order and on road price is 16 lakhs for the full spec version.
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Old 30th June 2008, 14:58   #47
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@vinod nookala- how good is the bolero pik-up/invader off road? if it is just used for mud, trails etc. ie- no extreme rock crawling.
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Both Bolero pick up (i think u mean camper 4wd) and invader are good off road. Depends the need for which u need it. For strict personal use invader 4wd is good due to its shorter length and small turing circle. But if u have to use it for some luggage haul camper is better.

I suggest you camper 4wd the reasons being it is better built and can be a statement with magwheels A/c and 235 section tyres that come as OE. Invader comes with 185 section tyres that are horribly narrow. Further Not many people keep camper that way hence your vehicle would be great looker. Also sticker price is almost same for both the vehicles. The only problem with camper may be u cannot register it in white board. Please check out it differs from state to state.

Since severe offroading is not your requirement LWB of camper will not pose much of a problem
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Mahindra marksman..................................
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Haha... that thing looks like the F117's road-going indian cousin!

Is it stealth?

Its quite cool to see a car with all completely planar surfaces. Take that Chris Bangle & Gina.

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Great thread Raj.

The only odd picture in this thread is that of the Scorpio First.
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Mahindra marksman is an interesting vehicle. Looks like it is built on invader platform but has an IFS with 4wd. Any one knows what is the engine that it uses?
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Another chassis twist, this time my jeep:
Are you related to laxman singhji sekhawat!!???
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Mahindra marksman..................................
Imagine the rush when these are auctioned off at end of Army usage.
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here i am adding some more pics:
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@raj: the pics in your last post are just AWESOME, shows the rugged build of scorpios . love em
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Where is the air intake on a Scorpio? The reason I ask is that the very first picture above seems to show the water as being a bit deep.

Can a Scorpio be lifted a couple inches without major modifications?

To me, the newer rear multi-link suspension with the torsion bars looks fragile in the sense that those tubes look like they could be easily snapped off by a rock or ridge. I am wondering if the old style leaf springs could be retro fitted back on and the multi-link taken off. Yeah, I know it would bring back the handling woes. It's a trade off.
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dont worry about the toughness of the coil springs mate. rest assured, it is very durable. my CRDe scorpio has gone through the worst of the terrains (frequent visits to construction sites in remote places where roads are non-existent), driven by the worst driver (!!) who does not care a damn about potholes or ditches and still it is functioning perfecly, the way a mahindra should. no sqeaks or sounds from the suspension yet, the car has travelled 92,000 kms and thats mostly on rough terrain.
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Wow!! Fabulous pictures. Its wonderful to see Scorpios being put through the grind. Stuff like this will earn the machine a new found respect. That countryside is divine.
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dont worry about the toughness of the coil springs mate. rest assured, it is very durable. my CRDe scorpio has gone through the worst of the terrains (frequent visits to construction sites in remote places where roads are non-existent), driven by the worst driver (!!) who does not care a damn about potholes or ditches and still it is functioning perfecly, the way a mahindra should. no sqeaks or sounds from the suspension yet, the car has travelled 92,000 kms and thats mostly on rough terrain.
That is a good and welcome endorsement but my concern was for the newer multi-link rear suspension, the torsion bars, not the coil springs.
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That is a good and welcome endorsement but my concern was for the newer multi-link rear suspension, the torsion bars, not the coil springs.
Didn't realize that there were three different suspension types. I thought only the original leafspring and later coil spring set up was all they had.
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