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Old 14th January 2014, 17:28   #2881
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Hi, what is the complaint? Vibrations?

If so, they can move on to manual locking hubs.
I do not think that the Lamda free-wheeling hubs can handle the torque of the CRDe engine!
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Old 14th January 2014, 22:02   #2882
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Tanveer, I've heard a lot of people are already complaining about the fixed flange setup especially at higher speeds. Don't know for sure but I also heard that they're either back to the auto locking hubs or planning to revert.

I guess we all know by now that "durability" and "Mahindra" in the same sentence don't go well together
With the front drive shaft/prop shaft/diff always rotating, at high speed it may be an issue. However, with proper design it should not be. The Gypsy moved to fixed hubs, and there was absolutely no issue at 110-120kmph(personally driven).
I guess, they will need to do something with the front diff or prop shaft etc.,
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Tanveer, I've heard a lot of people are already complaining about the fixed flange setup especially at higher speeds. Don't know for sure but I also heard that they're either back to the auto locking hubs or planning to revert.

I guess we all know by now that "durability" and "Mahindra" in the same sentence don't go well together
I have also heard about it.
I have been driving one with a fixed flange set up for about 2 weeks now,but i have not noticed any vibrations,but i am still running her in and have not touched 3 digit speeds yet.
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Old 22nd January 2014, 22:55   #2884
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Have any old thar owners added the Cross Bar that is supposed to make the cabin quiter? how much does it cost, and did it make a real difference?
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Today morning I noticed that my steering center was off by 1/4th of a turn to the right. (I've attached a picture) . Any ideas on why this happened ? I'm taking the jeep to ASC tomorrow morning.

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Old 27th January 2014, 16:47   #2886
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Today morning I noticed that my steering center was off by 1/4th of a turn to the right. (I've attached a picture) . Any ideas on why this happened ? I'm taking the jeep to ASC tomorrow morning.
Have you done after-market wrapping of steering wheel or leather wrap comes standard?
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Old 27th January 2014, 17:05   #2887
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Have you done after-market wrapping of steering wheel or leather wrap comes standard?
Leather Wrap comes as Standard.

Those who have gone ahead to convert the free wheelings hubs to fixed Flange setup, you have made a wrong choice.

When the hubs in THAR are fixed there is enough stress applied onto the front wheels especially while driving at high speeds. You will also notice, the wheels stopping (I mean not rotating freely) during hard right or left cuttings.

Auto Hub Locks are better and gives you better mileage than flange setup.

FOR THOSE WHO INTEND TO get it converted, I would recommend you all NOT TO. The existing auto hub locks are just fine and unlocking isn't an issue if clear instructions are followed properly.

It's been more than a year's experience and after many OTR's, Offroad competitive events, I would still suggest the existing Auto HUB LOCKS are FINE.
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Old 27th January 2014, 19:45   #2888
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Have you done after-market wrapping of steering wheel or leather wrap comes standard?
No steering wrap. Steering wheel plastic is molded like that.
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Today morning I noticed that my steering center was off by 1/4th of a turn to the right.
Did you check for Wheel Alignment? I usually check that and Air Pressure first thing.
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Hello everyone! I have a Oct 2012 Thar CRDe. It's been a pleasure owning and driving it. Lately I have noticed the front left (passenger side) tyre tread has worn out much much more than the other three tyres. I have driven approximately 11,500 km so far and was scheduled to have the tyres rotated at the next service. The owners manual recommends tyre rotation at 10,000 km. My question is, is the uneven tyre tread wear on the front left tyre only, a result of wheel alignment issues or does it point to something more such as suspension setup?

I have also considered the ASC swapping that particular tyre during a past service, though I don't think so as the tyre serial numbers almost match. But I would not put such behavior past the ASC as I have witnessed their crook behavior first-hand in the past.

The front, right-side (driver side) tyre also has tread wear but still not as much as the left side while the two rear tyres tread are as good as new.

Would you recommend I have the tyres rotated right now along with an alignment job or have it checked for other issues also such as suspension setup?

The problem is I don't trust Mahindra ASC to even comprehend the problem considering my experience with them in the past. It would be time and money down the drain going to an ASC. They have absolutely no clue on how to service a Thar. Instead will a legit alignment center be able to sort it out?

Thank you!
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No steering wrap. Steering wheel plastic is molded like that.
The leather wrap is standard on the thar;Thankfully.
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Hello everyone! I have a Oct 2012 Thar CRDe. It's been a pleasure owning and driving it. Lately I have noticed the front left (passenger side) tyre tread has worn out much much more than the other three tyres. I have driven approximately 11,500 km so far and was scheduled to have the tyres rotated at the next service. The owners manual recommends tyre rotation at 10,000 km. My question is, is the uneven tyre tread wear on the front left tyre only, a result of wheel alignment issues or does it point to something more such as suspension setup?

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The problem is with left caster adjustment. I had same problem however I realised it when I installed the alloys. It was at 5000 km, so luckily no tyre uneven wear out.

After installing alloys I observed left pull so rushed immediately to known alignment guy and fixed it. You will have to approach the right/friendly shop, many alignment shops do not do this job as it is time consuming and charges are negligible.

I do not know the technical details or implication of this however I am attaching before and after figures of alignment report. Hope it will help you.

Old reading where steering was pulling left.

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New reading, steering do not pull anywhere.

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There is a new colour available for the Thar - Slate/ Slatey (as per Motorbeam). Here are pics:

Mahindra Thar : Test Drive & Review-500x375xmahindratharslatey.jpg.pagespeed.ic.5gwlexvna.jpg

Mahindra Thar : Test Drive & Review-500x375xmahindratharslateycolour.jpg.pagespeed.ic.zlyw_x9xbn.jpg

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Mahindra Thar : Test Drive & Review-500x375xmahindratharslateyhood.jpg.pagespeed.ic.doap8htnfm.jpg

Mahindra Thar : Test Drive & Review-500x375xmahindratharslateyrear.jpg.pagespeed.ic.nwh4hmahwk.jpg

Mahindra Thar : Test Drive & Review-500x375xmahindratharslateyside.jpg.pagespeed.ic.f5buf6ujaw.jpg

Not sure whether this was available in pre-Thar days.
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Did you check for Wheel Alignment? I usually check that and Air Pressure first thing.
Yeah. Just had to fix the alignment. No major repairs.
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There is a new colour available for the Thar - Slate/ Slatey (as per Motorbeam).
This is Thar DI. It is has always been available in two colors. One White & the other this color in the pic. Kind of like shit beige.
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