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Old 15th April 2010, 14:21   #16
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Allan,

Waiting for pictures mate. What is happening currently ?
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Old 15th April 2010, 14:24   #17
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the automatic 4x4 did have something to do with it,
but then again, for some people a new car is a new car,

roll cage work is completed, shall post pics now

@tejas, thanks for the pictures, im trying to get in touch with the owner thanks to khan sir,

hopefully this scorpio will turn put well

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Also wondering whether i should do a body lift?
Allan, what ive seen, read and heard is that a bodylift poses problems of its own especially if the steering linkages, etc dont turn out to be correct. These need to be matched with the maximum articulation of the suspension from all angles.
In commercial suv's like the Scorpio and Safari, this becomes crucial since they are capable for far greater speeds and spend most of their time onroad gobbling up more miles than a custom offroad specific machine like a gypsy/jeep.

A suspension lift is a better way to go about it, if you want to improve stance and also articulation, and eliminate steering or related issues from cropping up with routine usage.

The experts might be able to provide more reliable opinion.
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@extreme power. The Tata Safari club in italy sells two suspension lift kits for the Safari. The cheaper one is some poly bushes that you put below the springs but use the stock springs. The more expensive one comes with longer rear springs, 4 gas shocks, and extensions for the traction bar. Front can be lifted easily by torsion bar adjustments. You could plan on these lines for the suspension lift of the Scorpio. If you do design a good kit, I'd like to buy one too :-). Scorpio's GC is not that great. Apparently CMVR won't let Mahindra give Scoripio same ground clearance as Safari.
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If you do design a good kit, I'd like to buy one too :-). Scorpio's GC is not that great. Apparently CMVR won't let Mahindra give Scoripio same ground clearance as Safari.
1. What is CMVR
2. You know well that technically speaking, the body lift kit will not help to increase the GC.
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@Dessert King: I was only joking about the Central Motor Vehicle Research Center.

2) Suspension lift kits don't increase the GC, but it helps with the approach/departure/ and break over angles.
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project is in full swing,
pictures of work in progress by tomorrow morning
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roll cage work is completed, shall post pics now
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"Tomorrow morning" has passed and so is "now". Please post some pics.
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im looking in the 265 category
the current tyres on the vehicle are 235/70r16
need something to give the vehicle a better stance
hi Allan
i was referring to max overall diameter of Tyre in the stock scorpio .
the tyres in look smaller in diameter then 245/75/r16.
they might be in 70/65 side wall ratio.
with some trimming on body i think it is possible to fit 275/75/r16.

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+ light force and roo lites (how could i do without them)

Ye how could you do without Xtreme light power. Waiting for the WIP photos and report.
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Now the magic of allan begins.

Why would someone want to buy a new car and modify it completely, why could not have he gone for a old jeep rather. Is it because of the AT?
the new 4X4 Scropios are way better than the old ones.....
Comes with Independent front suspension and 2.2 mhawk engine....

Allan@
The Scropios in BLR failed in a few OTR due to the electronic transfer case then latter they had to be converted to mannual one's, may be you should take a look at that too in the list of modifications you are doing....

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finally a few pictures.
roll cage work completed,
next is the rock sliders, and final touches on the winch bumper,
major work is going into designing a very very strong skid plate cause my oil cooler is mounted right there,
trying to keep away from a suspension lift as of now to avoid problems of body roll, steering geometry changes etc,
free wheeling hubs will go on for sure as well
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Good progress Allen. I didn't understand about Free wheeling hubs. You mean to say you are converting auto hub locks to manual ones?

What are you doing to the rear bumper?
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Good progress Allen. I didn't understand about Free wheeling hubs. You mean to say you are converting auto hub locks to manual ones?

What are you doing to the rear bumper?

yes thats the intention so far, heard the auto locking ones have a mind of their own depending upon the amount of slush, durt etc, basically they can be adamant

rear bumper will be given a dose of plastic-removal
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What if...just what if Mahindra gave the Scorpio a light, compact engine and a different chassis to allow this king of GC!!

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snorkel work has completed, and the stone guard is nearly done,
mind is going against the body lift.
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