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Old 10th December 2009, 20:06   #61
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Yeah there are MM550 in the civilian markets. infact the 1st jeep I saw was a MM550 civilian but was a MM550 DP. So would this have the XD3P engine or the the same one that comes in the MM540???

Here are some pics that I clicked!
Harjeev,

The 550 always had the XD3P engine.

550XD - would have XD3P engine + KMT 90 4 Speed gearbox
550XDB - would have XD3P engine + BA10 5 Speed gearbox
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Harjeev,

The 550 always had the XD3P engine.

550XD - would have XD3P engine + KMT 90 4 Speed gearbox
550XDB - would have XD3P engine + BA10 5 Speed gearbox

I do agree, but what about the Dataplate that claims MM550 DP?
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Guys:

This topic has been discussed many times before. The 540/550 has nothing to do with powertrain. The 550 has an on-paper increase in seating capacity to avail excise duty concession at that time. 550 also came with the 2.1 liter engine and 4speed gearbox. The power train is usually identified the the characters after the 540/550.

DP = 2.1L Engine and 4+1 Gearbox.
XD = 2.5L Engine and 4.1 Gearbox
XDB = 2.5L Engine and 5+1 (BA10) Gear box.
550DP was available in the market for the same reason.
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Harjeev,

The 550 always had the XD3P engine.

550XD - would have XD3P engine + KMT 90 4 Speed gearbox
550XDB - would have XD3P engine + BA10 5 Speed gearbox
Not True friend. 550 was available as DP as well. There are many original name plates that carry this. As mentioned in my earlier post it has to do with seating capacity. There is also an old MM550 poster at the authorized Mahindra parts distributor from where I buy some parts. The poster high lights the *new* eight seater MM550 DP. The poster also says that it is available with 2.5 Liter engine and 5 Speed gearbox.
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@Master UIO.
This is regards to your query regarding the plate on the 'B' pillar of a 550. This a 2004 model.
I hope this will help you in what you want.
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I do agree, but what about the Dataplate that claims MM550 DP?
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550DP was available in the market for the same reason.
Vijay you know all the below 3 jeeps and the owners


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Harjeev,

The 550 always had the XD3P engine.

550XD - would have XD3P engine + KMT 90 4 Speed gearbox
550XDB - would have XD3P engine + BA10 5 Speed gearbox
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Yeah there are MM550 in the civilian markets. infact the 1st jeep I saw was a MM550 civilian but was a MM550 DP. So would this have the XD3P engine or the the same one that comes in the MM540???

Here are some pics that I clicked!
The 550DP is nothing but the 540 with a 2.1 ltr engine and all the mechanicals same as the 540 except for the rear bech seats which are the same as the army 550 due to which the seating capacity on the RC book says 8 persons.

Only the 550XD(Army) GB: KMT90 & 550XDB GB: BA10 have 2.5L engine.

We own MM540DP, MM550DP & MM550XD all 3 models in our family (among cousins) so speaking from 1st hand experience.

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Only the 550XD(Army) GB: KMT90 & 550XDB GB: BA10 have 2.5L engine.
What About the MM540XD (1994-1996c) XD3P/KMT90

First Mahindra JEEP/Vehicle to have the XD3P engine.

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What About the MM540XD (1994-1996c) XD3P/KMT90

First Mahindra JEEP/Vehicle to have the XD3P engine.

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Oh yes, thanks Arka

I have seen the pic of this 540xd in "car automobiles" when i used to shop for accessories, It read something like "Now with more power!"

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i had a 1996 model civilian one . it was MM540XDP in RC book.
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I thankyou deeply from my heart for your prompt efforts and as always my utmost repsect for our brave Armymen.

I love you.

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Dear Major Saab,

May I kindly request you for a clearer picture of the Dataplate. I am unable to compare the data with the Army Voucher I got with my vehicle.

I do appreciate your efforts once again and sorry for the inconvenience.

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@ Sateesh: You have an amazing vehicle sir. Btw if you don't mind, please share the cost as am also looking for MM550 XD/XDB NGCS.

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can someone help me in finding the difference between older 550 and NGCS ? i see no difference in sateesh's jeep and other jeeps
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can someone help me in finding the difference between older 550 and NGCS ? i see no difference in sateesh's jeep and other jeeps
The Major difference is in the Chassis. NGCS: Mew Generation Chassis & Suspension.

Introduced in Army 550 in 2004, the chassis is Box Section (Completely closed ) & older MM550 had C-section Ladder frame chassis. (Open from inside). Hope this helps.
I guess, rear axle was also FFRA for NGCS 550.

May be Sateesh can explain better, Please post some underbody/ chassis pics to compare

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Dear all - the major differences between NGCS and old chassis are as follows. NGCS has 2.5 times more torsional rigidity as compared to the old chassis. The rear spring centre line and frame centre line are concentric in the NGCS which is not so in the old chassis which uses outriggers. The rear spring shackles are located in the main NGCS itself which is not so in the old chassis. The tubular cross members of the NGCS are located in trepanned holes in the long members, which is not so in the old chassis.

Old chassis is history.

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