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Old 21st July 2015, 15:25   #7486
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Hi Everyone here,

I am new to this forum so pardon me if there is an inadvertent breach of protocal while pasting this query on new XUV 500 w10 AWD

The reason i am keen to know details about XUV w10 AWD is because i want to drive deep into the interiors of Leh/ Ladakh that requires steep climb & fair bit of off-roading/ negotiating deep pits/ many water crossings with upto 2 ft depth to reach those locations which only high GC cars with low gear rations can negotiate.

Since i have not see any reviews of XUV AWD on such terrain so i am uncertain if XUV w10 AWD can successfully complete such trip. Hence these questions

1. What is the actual ground clearance of XUV w10 AWD (after removing the engine guard below) & can it negotiate such GC as required after remving the bottom guard safely? If not what is the way to do so?

Comparison table in some post in this forum suggest it is 200 mm for XUV (& 165 mm for Scorpio -??) whereas Mahindras claim it is only 160 mm for XUV. so what is the actual position of XUV GC? can anyone please clarify

2. does the AWD has adequate low gear ratio to generate such power for such steep climbs

3. some in one of the post wrote that their clutch will burn out very quickly, is it true?

Thanks a million in advance for your anticipated reply

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Hi Everyone here,

I am new to this forum so pardon me if there is an inadvertent breach of protocal while pasting this query on new XUV 500 w10 AWD
The reason i am keen to know details about XUV w10 AWD is because i want to drive deep into the interiors of Leh/ Ladakh that requires steep climb & fair bit of off-roading/ negotiating deep pits/ many water crossings with upto 2 ft depth to reach those locations which only high GC cars with low gear rations can negotiate. Since i have not see any reviews of XUV AWD on such terrain so i am uncertain if XUV w10 AWD can successfully complete such trip. Hence these questions
1. What is the actual ground clearance of XUV w10 AWD (after removing the engine guard below) & can it negotiate such GC as required after remving the bottom guard safely? If not what is the way to do so?Comparison table in some post in this forum suggest it is 200 mm for XUV (& 165 mm for Scorpio -??) whereas Mahindras claim it is only 160 mm for XUV. so what is the actual position of XUV GC? can anyone please clarify
2. does the AWD has adequate low gear ratio to generate such power for such steep climbs
3. some in one of the post wrote that their clutch will burn out very quickly, is it true?
The AWD system is same in the old and new XUV. there are no changes.

all your queries are answered by Anshuman in his thread.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...?highlight=xuv (Mahindra XUV-500 W8 AWD : Long Term Ownership Report)
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Old 21st July 2015, 22:16   #7488
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Hello guys,

I have few things to add to the beast

1. 3M Paint Protection film (PPF) for key area's
2. Better floor mats
3. AWD sticking similar to what is there in the Duster AWD
4. Upgrading of the low beam head lamps to OSRAM / Phillips

Let me know if anything else is needed?

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Adding images of my beast. Its a 2014 June W8 AWD model.
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4. Upgrading of the low beam head lamps to OSRAM / Phillips
Thats a Good looking Beast that you have..

Have you checked on the cost ? I need more power for my low beam too. Weighing in options.
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4. Upgrading of the low beam head lamps to OSRAM / Phillips
Congrats on your new car.

Stock bulbs are OSRAM. Just be sure on what you are upgrading too.
Most of the upgrades have not made any clear improvisation except for HID's.
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4. Upgrading of the low beam head lamps to OSRAM / Phillips.

Get Osram night breaker plus for the high beams and a good HID kit for the low beams.. Should give you ample lighting for the highway night drives...

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Old 22nd July 2015, 19:05   #7492
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Thats a Good looking Beast that you have..

Have you checked on the cost ? I need more power for my low beam too. Weighing in options.
@Mannubhai - I just put the 3M PPF film today to key areas. It costed me 14K. Below are the area's where i put it
  • Front & Back Bumper
  • Outside Rear View Mirror (ORVM)
  • 4 Door handle area
  • All the door edges
  • Door Foot steps on all 4 sides

On the headlight previous 2 posts have explained the same.
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Experts,

I have some questions, Appreciate your response on the same
  • I want to make the middle row seats slidable. Has anyone done it in Bangalore? Where can i get it done?
  • Navigation menu sucks big time. Its not user friendly. Can i transfer a google map route to XUV navigation? What other optiosn to setup a route with different Via points?
  • LED's on the headlight assembly are not Daytime Running Lights (DRL's)?
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Experts,

I have some questions, Appreciate your response on the same
  • I want to make the middle row seats slidable. Has anyone done it in Bangalore? Where can i get it done?
  • LED's on the headlight assembly are not Daytime Running Lights (DRL's)?
I can answer two of your questions.

Technically possible, but it would be a nightmare. you would need to buy slider rails and then weld them to the floor. Then mount the seats on the rails using custom fabricated brackets. Technical skill involved is too high in this. I personally do not recommend this.

LEDs are NOT DRLs. They turn on with with first turn of the "light" knob
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Technically possible, but it would be a nightmare. you would need to buy slider rails and then weld them to the floor. Then mount the seats on the rails using custom fabricated brackets. Technical skill involved is too high in this. I personally do not recommend this.
Do you know anyone in Bangalore who can do this? Any good fabrication / Car Modification shop?

In our family, no one is that tall and we feel Middle row seats have too much leg room and last row too less. So having sliding seats will greatly helps to have the last row seats more practical.

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The lock button of my car key is broken. How do I fix it ?
Same issue here, i am using the 2nd key that was given upon delivery.
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Same issue here, i am using the 2nd key that was given upon delivery.
Try out these options available on ebay.

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Mahindra-XUV-...item23535abfa7

I use this cover for my XUV key as a precaution even though my key is fine.

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Silicone-Car-...item20ff3dcaa6
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Do you know anyone in Bangalore who can do this? Any good fabrication / Car Modification shop?

In our family, no one is that tall and we feel Middle row seats have too much leg room and last row too less. So having sliding seats will greatly helps to have the last row seats more practical.
Hey Rave20 - I do not know any shops in B'lore for the same. Again, Fabrication or installation in NOT the challenge. Designing the setup is the challenge. Floor clamps would have to be removed and rails welded. Rails should be able to support the "jerking-load" under stress of three adults+. We need a simulator to check, if the seat is slided all the way forward and the back-rest is tilted to the front, there is sufficient space for a 5'10'' tall person to tuck himself back in the rear most seat, without getting hurt by those rails. Also - the seat height might go up a few inches, thereby sacrificing head-room. It would inconvenience any six footers whom you might ferry in future (family / office colleagues / friends etc)

Majorly - would mahindra honor any warranty with this modification done?

If money is not a constraint, reach out to Carnation or Dilip Chabria, who would have a ready made solution for this problem. Again Quality of work might be there with DC, but Mahindra warranty might go for a toss. DC guys are enthusiastic to take on any reasonable simple modifications, albeit a cost.

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If money is not a constraint, reach out to Carnation or Dilip Chabria, who would have a ready made solution for this problem. Again Quality of work might be there with DC, but Mahindra warranty might go for a toss. DC guys are enthusiastic to take on any reasonable simple modifications, albeit a cost.
Already checked with DC and they don't make it. Yet to check with Carnation!
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Already checked with DC and they don't make it. Yet to check with Carnation!
Great !! Hey !! also check out some of the workshops / garages recommended in the below thread. You might get an enthusiastic owner, who is ready to do the modification.


http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/bangalore/

- If i i ever buy the XUV - It would be always a black AWD for me - that is my dream combination
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