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Old 7th March 2016, 08:54   #3451
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2) Which of the above stated gears do I drive in, in normal city conditions ? My 99% driving would be on normal tarmac.
4x2 H in normal driving conditions.
4x4 H when offroading.
4x4 L only in extreme offroading conditions.

Would suggest spending some time in the 4x4 section.

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As a Jeep owner, what are the other things that I need to be careful about, which would typically not be the case in a sedan.
It won't handle, steer or brake like a sedan. Take it easy for the first couple of hundred kms until you get a hang of the Jeep.

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If you have driven the updated 2015 Thar, how do you find the AC? This is of prime importance, I do not want to travel to work being all wet.
As good as a Jeep soft-top air-con can be. It was effective. Be sure to seal up all the gaps in the soft-top after taking delivery.

The Thar comes 'almost complete' from the factory, but not 100% complete like a Maruti . You'll have to spend some time tweaking it post delivery.
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Default Rumour: Next-gen Mahindra Thar to get 1.5L engine

News about upcoming Mahindra Thar (2017-18)

With 1.5 litre 100bhp 240Nm 3-cylinder engine , based on the TUV 300 platform.

But wouldn't a 3 cylinder 1.5 engine with that state of tune (read torque) would be very stressed? Experienced hands please put your thoughts.

The only positive for me would b that it meets the new crash test norms which comes to effect in 2017.

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/art...1000852_1.html
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I have heard that the new THAR has the steering wheel centered or or maybe they adjusted the seats so that steering is in center. Ask him to check with the dealership. I believe that can be done once the AC ducts & wiring is looped properly. But why does he want to change the dash when the new dash is in a shameful colour of beige?
I agree. Beige looks horrible on a Thar. Meaningless upgrade. I have a Jan 2015 Thar, and have promised myself no upgrade whatsoever. Would rather live with a dull plasticky Black than beige. And the steering wrap on the old Thar was better than the thick chunky (scorpioish) steering on the new one.
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News about upcoming Mahindra Thar (2017-18)

With 1.5 litre 100bhp 240Nm 3-cylinder engine , based on the TUV 300 platform.

But wouldn't a 3 cylinder 1.5 engine with that state of tune (read torque) would be very stressed? Experienced hands please put your thoughts.

The only positive for me would b that it meets the new crash test norms which comes to effect in 2017.
Better to phase out then kill a classic Other way is to launch a new vehicle with these specs but please do not call it a THAR or say it is derived from it.
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Hello GTO -


2) Which of the above stated gears do I drive in, in normal city conditions ? My 99% driving would be on normal tarmac.

3) As a Jeep owner, what are the other things that I need to be careful about, which would typically not be the case in a sedan.

4) If you have driven the updated 2015 Thar, how do you find the AC? This is of prime importance, I do not want to travel to work being all wet.

Thank you GTO for all the help here.

Cheers,
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2. 1,500 rpm in all gears for sedate progress. 2,000 rpm-2,500 rpm if you want swift progress. Just make sure that the revs don't fall below 1,000 rpm because under this rpm, you may lug the engine.

3. You can't leave anything behind as it's a soft top. It's tall. So, drive with that in mind.

4. The AC is outstanding. The beige interiors help in keeping the cabin slightly cooler than the older interiors by reflecting heat.

The only gripe I have with the dashboard is its design, which makes a good view of the bonnet a challenge. I'm 5'7" and can't see the edge of the left bonnet without craning my neck. Overall, the facelifted Thar is a much better place to be in.

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News about upcoming Mahindra Thar (2017-18)

With 1.5 litre 100bhp 240Nm 3-cylinder engine , based on the TUV 300 platform.

But wouldn't a 3 cylinder 1.5 engine with that state of tune (read torque) would be very stressed? Experienced hands please put your thoughts.

The only positive for me would b that it meets the new crash test norms which comes to effect in 2017.
I remember one of the members of the forum had mentioned a long time ago that the Thar ought to have been called Thara.

With the proposed 2017 model, I feel it is high time the vehicle is actually renamed 'Thara', since it will bear no resemblance to either a Jeep or the mountain-goat derived name of Thar!

Basically, there is no need to change the basic shape of a classic to make it crash-test worthy; engineering design can be used to ensure crash-test worthiness on any shape.

The decision to downsize the engine just to bring it into a lower excise slab is a retrograde step. A vehicle (Jeep in this case, with brute-force and go-anywhere capability) should stand for what is was designed to be, not become another wannabe pseudo SUV which every vehicle is now attempting to be!

It's rather sad that the heritage of a classic is being destroyed by bean counters! Alas, the passion associated with a Jeep appears to be waning for the Mahindras :(

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With the proposed 2017 model, I feel it is high time the vehicle is actually renamed 'Thara', since it will bear no resemblance to either a Jeep or the mountain-goat derived name of Thar!
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Till now I thought it is named after the great Thar desert in the west. But the Himalayan mountain goat has more resemblance to this vehicle.
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Old 28th March 2016, 15:57   #3458
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Hello Guys,

I recently noticed that my vehicle's clutch was starting to wear out. My Thar is only 1 year and 2 months and 24,000 kms old. Took it to the service centre and they confirmed the same.

Replaced the Clutch and Pressure plate and Throw out bearing. Also the slave cylinder was replaced. I was informed by the Service advisor that the slave cylinder was replaced as they said it was faulty. He was at loss when I enquired about the fault

Now after The new clutch has been installed. The clutch pedal action has become super smooth, requiring minimal effort, similar to the clutch of a regular hatchback. It was not the case with my clutch ever, Since day one I had a clutch that required more effort to operate than standard hatchback clutches.

I would like to know how is the clutch operation on other Thar vehicles? Was my old clutch/ slave cylinder faulty from day one? or are the new fitments incorrectly done? Your thoughts please...
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Clutch is pretty easy in Thar, almost like a regular diesel car. So i don't think there is an issue with the installation. From the pics you posted the plates looks like completely gone.

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@Jaggu: Thanks for information. I guess I must've had a faulty slave cylinder from the start.
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Hi all,

I have been a follower of this thread since I joined Team-BHP. The Thar is one of my favorite vehicles, that currently ply on our roads. I have had a chance to check out a few of them up close, courtesy the BHPians in my area.

I had recently been to Goa. The rescue vehicle in the beaches there are Thar DIs. I had a chance to click some pics of them during my stay. Posting two of them for all the Thar fans on board. Hope y'all like them.

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I hope this is not off topic.

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do any of you have a picture of the front axels of the thar crde?
Has anyone done a ring and pinion installation on the thar crde. what is the current R&P ratio.
Any help would be appreciated.

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do any of you have a picture of the front axels of the thar crde?
Has anyone done a ring and pinion installation on the thar crde. what is the current R&P ratio.
Any help would be appreciated.

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The rear ring and pinion ratio is pretty much the same like all Mahindra Jeeps. The ratio IIRC is 4.3
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do any of you have a picture of the front axels of the thar crde?
Has anyone done a ring and pinion installation on the thar crde. what is the current R&P ratio.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi,
Am very curious. Any plans to tinker with the R&P ratio? How do you go about the same?

Pointers welcome

Will send pictures of the front axles / differential shortly
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Default Re: Rumour: Next-gen Mahindra Thar to get 1.5L engine

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News about upcoming Mahindra Thar (2017-18)

With 1.5 litre 100bhp 240Nm 3-cylinder engine , based on the TUV 300 platform.

But wouldn't a 3 cylinder 1.5 engine with that state of tune (read torque) would be very stressed? Experienced hands please put your thoughts.

The only positive for me would b that it meets the new crash test norms which comes to effect in 2017.

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/art...1000852_1.html
Seems like this would be the last sane version of Thar.
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