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Old 15th October 2009, 12:37   #1
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This is my first threat on TBHP so i am open to corrections and mistakes . i did not find any threads dedicated to work or mods on TATA 207, although quite a few with reviews about the beast, so here we go. I drive a TATA 207 crew cab and am planning some modifications listed below. please guide me with your suggestions.

1. change in tyre, i am thinking 275/70 R16 Dunlop Grandtrek radials as it has been used without problems by DKG (DKG thank you for the advise)
2. alloys, although DKG has used Tata Safari OE metal rims, i am thinking of alloys provided i can find one with the required rating. (will appreciate some light on this)
3. AC, this is entirely new to me as i am more of a bike guy and AC in cars is greek to me (would love to hear if you have any recommendations for this),
4. remove one leaf from rear suspension and add gas shocks to the rear suspension.

would love to hear any other mods done to TATA 207 as well. will post pics as soon as i get time to take some.

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Hi Abhi

All the best on your job.... awaiting your work progress details and pictures

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change in tyre, i am thinking 275/70 R16 Dunlop Grandtrek radials as it has been used without problems by DKG (DKG thank you for the advise)
What engine is your 207 running? 275 width will be overkill in my opinion, 225 / 235 is the maximum I'd go on a 207.

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AC, this is entirely new to me as i am more of a bike guy and AC in cars is greek to me (would love to hear if you have any recommendations for this),
This thread (AC for MM550 (and Jeeps in general)) has invaluable information on retrofitting aircons into Tatas & Mahindras.
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GTO,
i still have the stock engine, i bought the vehicle brand new, it has run 30K in 2 years and is in pretty good shape as i am the only one who drives it. i take pretty good care my baby (the 3L di engine)

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@Abhi, if you are running that 3L DI engine, then you can definitely go for the wider tyres. Happened to see a modified 207 recently. Wider tyres, a slight extension of the wheel arches, and it was looking pretty good.

But if you want to modify that, then I suggest you replace that loading bay box with a better one. Atleast the outer shape to something like what was seen in the old 207's or even the TL. Add this to the alloys and the tyres, and you will have a lovely drive.
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Abhi, since you are from Mysore I am sure you are a frequent visitor to Bangalore. There is a sanitary showroom called Parmanands in Commercial Street. These people have a 207 which looks a killer. My friend had a similar vehicle which is sold of now. This should greatly help you for the external mods. The upsize of tyres were just perfect.
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Hi abhi maybe you could post pics of the stock 207 and we could give you ideas. by the way is ti a single cab or a double cab like the xenon.
i guess you could go with Safari/Xenon rims but i suggest using 235/70R10 or 245/70r16 it will be a straight fit without too much modifications

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Abhi, my 2 cents:

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1. change in tyre, i am thinking 275/70 R16 Dunlop Grandtrek radials as it has been used without problems by DKG (DKG thank you for the advise)
I second the opinion that 275/70 R16 could be overkill on the vehicle. Why not go for a 235/75 size. There are plenty of brands available in this size, and your steering will surely be lighter.

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2. alloys, although DKG has used Tata Safari OE metal rims, i am thinking of alloys provided i can find one with the required rating. (will appreciate some light on this)
What is the PCD for the 207? If its 160, like the Scorpio, you'll have many more choices, as compared to 139.7 (Gypsy and Tavera). Do find out from the manual and let us know.

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3. AC, this is entirely new to me as i am more of a bike guy and AC in cars is greek to me (would love to hear if you have any recommendations for this)
The thread posted by GTO will answer all your queries.

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4. remove one leaf from rear suspension and add gas shocks to the rear suspension.
I'd suggest change the suspension to Composite Fibre Leaf Springs. Much more comfortable. In fact, they're available in 2 settings, one to increase road comfort, the other for tough offroad use. Read this thread:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-te...f-roading.html (Composite Fibre Leaf Springs: Can they be used for off-roading?)

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@Happened to see a modified 207 recently. Wider tyres, a slight extension of the wheel arches, and it was looking pretty good.

But if you want to modify that, then I suggest you replace that loading bay box with a better one. Atleast the outer shape to something like what was seen in the old 207's or even the TL. Add this to the alloys and the tyres, and you will have a lovely drive.
i think even i have seen the 207 you are talking about. he has a great tail lamp/ bar at the back of the cabin ( don't know what it is called). red in color.

i was thinking of changing the shape of the loading bay but then i thought why not just replace it with the ones in tata TL. they are much better and lighter. i may need some softer suspension to compensate for the reduction in weight.

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@Abhi, check this : one droool-worthy 207.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/642228-post246.html
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Hi abhi maybe you could post pics of the stock 207 and we could give you ideas. by the way is ti a single cab or a double cab like the xenon.
i guess you could go with Safari/Xenon rims but i suggest using 235/70R10 or 245/70r16 it will be a straight fit without too much modifications
Sorry for the typo the sizes are 235/79R16 or 245/70R16, the 207 like the xenon has 160pcd.
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hi all,
thank you for your response, unfortunately i was down with a terrible virus for 2 days. i am getting better now. will update with pics soon. sorry for the delay.

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