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Old 6th April 2010, 19:55   #1276
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offroad maniac, nice info there, many thanks.

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offroad maniac, nice info there, many thanks.

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Simple thanks wont do. Please reveal something from your side as well...


why so serious!! Why so secret??
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The Thar looks great in the photos. I had doubts about the more modern system but these photos show that it's more capable than I would ever have a need for. The flex seems great for a stock machine. The price is fair for what is offered.

The only thing that bothers me is the look of the plastic hub caps. Why not use simple and nice steel wheels like the Wrangler X or Suzuki Vitara ones? Not interested in alloys, just a simple steel wheel with a nice design.

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The front end articulation is very little when compared to the rear.
Drawback of not having a solid axle.
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The only thing that bothers me is the look of the plastic hub caps. Why not use simple and nice steel wheels like the Wrangler X or Suzuki Vitara ones? Not interested in alloys, just a simple steel wheel with a nice design.
JeepMkd, steel wheels are offered as an OE, those hub caps are given by the dealer as an accessory.

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What is this patch for? Sticks out like a sore thumb.
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Well you have already forgotten the good old 540, obviously every bit of the original has been lovingly carried over. Some models of Land Rover Defenders have Aluminium sheeting to reinforce joints, it looks quite macho.
I wish they could lower the windshield and B pillar, cosmetically the rest is OK. A few of the army body handles and spade/axe holders would go well with this look.

Please tell me it is an A/c condensor out in front of the radiator. If it is the intercooler, I have to say that the car might as well have been put together by my village mechanic.
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Off road maniac,
Thanks for those wonderful pics. Awesome articulation i must say!! Bolero's rear springs with long shakles and over all geometry provides excellent articulation.

I am sure in stock form or even with anti roll bar removed Thar can out class a gypsy and any other IFS based 4x4 on articulation front.


Ah its so difficult for me to see the rear stressed out too much because of IFS. Anyway i am happy right springs were chosen to compensate for loss in articulation due to IFS


Behram sir- Now you know why i was stressing on use of Bolero rear springs and not Marshall's. Your EP1 cannot match this!

p.s- Looking at this it is impossible for a Tyre upgrade beyond 245's. Else it will rub in the inner wheel wells.

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Off road maniac,
Thanks for those wonderful pics. Awesome articulation i must say!! Bolero's rear springs with long shakles and over all geometry provides excellent articulation.

I am sure in stock form or even with anti roll bar removed Thar can out class a gypsy and any other IFS based 4x4 on articulation front.

Ah its so difficult for me to see the rear stressed out too much because of IFS. Anyway i am happy right springs were chosen to compensate for loss in articulation due to IFS

Behram sir- Now you know why i was stressing on use of Bolero rear springs and not Marshall's. Your EP1 cannot match this!

p.s- Looking at this it is impossible for a Tyre upgrade beyond 245's. Else it will rum in the inner wheel wells.
Dear Vinod - The Thar was expected to run rings in 2WD hence only the rear suspension & Axle was worked on for OTRs.

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What is that black sheet on the inner side of rear tail gate?

@Arka- thanks for the link for instant comparision. Its no doubt solid axle rules on overall articulation but i feel Thar's rear suspension articulation has surpassed a jeep.

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What is that black sheet on the inner side of rear tail gate?
CARBON FIBRE Reinforcement for the Tail Gate
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@DB sir, Please insist on changing the specs of Thar ramp over angle in the sales broucher. It cannot be 15 degree only. Much longer Xenon has 15 degree ramp over angle.
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Please tell me it is an A/c condensor out in front of the radiator. If it is the intercooler, I have to say that the car might as well have been put together by my village mechanic.
@KMT: Unfortunately, It is the IC mounted in front that is claimed to have been tested for 100K kms. [Courtesy S A]

I too believe that it is


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I am sure in stock form or even with anti roll bar removed Thar can out class a gypsy and any other IFS based 4x4 on articulation front.
@VN my friend, please dont dare compare the THAR with a Gypsy. Starting from Acceleration through gears or doing a slalom at 80 kph or having a drag at MMST, the gypsy will BEAT the THAR hands down .



The same articulation which is claimed to be great contributes to its lousy handling - Yes or No ?
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@VN my friend, please dont dare compare the THAR with a Gypsy. Starting from Acceleration through gears or doing a slalom at 80 kph or having a drag at MMST, the gypsy will BEAT the THAR hands down .



The same articulation which is claimed to be great contributes to its lousy handling - Yes or No ?
The articulation seems to be large/great and this worries me. Arka, you may be right. It may lead to poor handling.

Can't wait to drive one to know/understand its ride, handling and capability

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There's coverage available, on various automotive websites, of the Thar's recent launch in South Africa :

Mahindra launches Willy's Jeep: Wheels: NewModels - don't miss reading the Comments below the main article.

Terrain-tackling Thar

Some other main auto magazines don't appear to have coverage of the launch topCar | magazine online , Leisurewheels.com: The Adventure Motoring Magazine |4x4| Safari | Motoring | Outdoors | SUV
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