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Old 20th August 2008, 20:13   #496
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Congrats, Razor!
What a dandy looking piece you managed to pick up.

And your 4WD has enough lights to light up everyone's world!
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Old 20th August 2008, 22:30   #497
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@ anup and shankar.

This is luggage carrier tray that is mated to a towing hitch. the tow hitch is bolted on to the chassis directly and is rated to pull 2.5 tons. The carrier however is rated for 250 kgs.
I also has a canvas bag that gets fixed to the tray which keeps my kuggage clean and dry

This is necessitated by 6-7 occupants , with 2 of them in kid's seats leaving absolutely no space inside for luggage. The carrier on top ( I have one of those too) causes two problems.
1) Induces significant drag
2) I have a bad back and need a lto of help to get it on top.

You possibly saw me only on the ooty road as I was indeed driving to nilambur.

As of now it is unsightly, but works like a charm.

Vijay
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Old 20th August 2008, 22:36   #498
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As of now it is unsightly, but works like a charm.
Of course, Prabhu. It's a tried and tested remedy.
Quite a few of the old jeeps had it. Hunters and the army, both used to use this a lot.
Wish you could get it at least horizontally aligned so that it doesn't sag so much!
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That is where the tow hook at the rear plays spoilsport. I need to fabricate different chassis mounting brackets to clear that and get it allign/ point gently skywards.
Additionally I need to raise the whole tray by about 6 inches so that I can have an exhaust pipe extension. This way the exhaust will exit behind the tray and not into it.

Will do that after this weekends coorg trip. I hate the way it looks , but on a lighter note I rarely see it anyways.

BTW I thought that the army/hunter baskets on the jeeps were mounted much higher up.
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Thanks guys!

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Why the bonnet mirror on the RHS and not on the LHS?
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hey razor, your scorpio looks cool man. but there are a few points i dint like. like the bonnet mirror only on RHS, maybe the LHS mirror broke but you can buy a new one or remove the existing one. this looks odd. also the door visor on the rear RHS door is missing. i am not complaining mate but i feel that to some extent, this spoils the appeal of your SUV. apart from this, your ride is hot! ciao.
The service guys broke the LHS mirror during the last servicing. I have removed the RHS one too, but that happened post the photo session.
The existing door visors (silver, with Scorpio written on them) will be replaced by black ones. Was never a big fan of visors, but they have their utility, and I think black ones will look pretty decent.
That front visor above the windscreen actually looks pretty decent in person. I was a little skeptical about it myself initially, but I find it adds to the overall look somehow... so it stays for now.
I didn't like the rear guard either, but will leave it there until I can find a better looking one. Like they say in the corporate world - CYA (cover your a**)

Like any other 5 year old vehicle, this too has its share of scratches and bumps. But for some odd reason, they add to the butch appeal of this SUV. I freak out if I see the tiniest scratch on my Lancer (and my Santro which I am selling), but am not too bothered with these on the Scorp. It's a very different animal altogether, this one.
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BTW I thought that the army/hunter baskets on the jeeps were mounted much higher up.
Indeed they were. Those used to be mounted at the jeep's tailgate level.

Actually, I wonder why these useful trays/baskets went out of use.
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Old 21st August 2008, 10:57   #502
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razor...nice scorpio !! you've very lucky to get a 4x4 variant. may the 4x4s be with you

i was going to install a carryboy bullbar, but after seeing razor's scorp, i'm going to something fabricated to my taste. i really need those lights for my getaways !
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hi,

great.

you might want to try one of those lower back support cushions for your bad back especially on bumpy roads in the hills.

I find that on long drives I get a lot of comfort for my lower back if I use one of these support pillows because it pushes the spine forward and relaxes the spine to a great extent. I am quite tall 6ft 2in, and have long legs but despite this, with this pillow, I still do not find it uncomfortable to drive the Scorp long distance, in terms of legroom. I think I may have gotten used to it.

they are easily available and dont cost very much - about 495/- at SPAR supermarket in Bangalore.

let me know/ PM me with your address if you want me to pick one up and courier it to you.
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@ anup and shankar.

This is luggage carrier tray that is mated to a towing hitch. the tow hitch is bolted on to the chassis directly and is rated to pull 2.5 tons. The carrier however is rated for 250 kgs.
I also has a canvas bag that gets fixed to the tray which keeps my kuggage clean and dry

This is necessitated by 6-7 occupants , with 2 of them in kid's seats leaving absolutely no space inside for luggage. The carrier on top ( I have one of those too) causes two problems.
1) Induces significant drag
2) I have a bad back and need a lto of help to get it on top.

You possibly saw me only on the ooty road as I was indeed driving to nilambur.

As of now it is unsightly, but works like a charm.

Vijay

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This is luggage carrier tray that is mated to a towing hitch. the tow hitch is bolted on to the chassis directly and is rated to pull 2.5 tons. The carrier however is rated for 250 kgs.
I also has a canvas bag that gets fixed to the tray which keeps my kuggage clean and dry
Is this legal? Shouldn't you have tail lights or some lights on the luggage carrier? Or maybe a reflector?
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Old 21st August 2008, 13:14   #505
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I have talked my way out of at least 6 RTO check posts. Nobody has seen anything like this to comment on the legality

For visibility, I have this thingy covered by a fluorescent yellow cover that makes it pretty visible
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NIP, great pictures especially the slow shutter speed pics of the water falls besides the scorpio. Where is this place in coorg?

I feel, condor has a point here. My personal feeling is to stick to pictures with Scorpio except one or two to give an indication about the places, to do justice to the title of the thread. Just MHO

Razor, Congratulations on your new 4WD Scorpio. Now just starte exploring places & post pics.

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razor; nice Scorp. Remove the thing on front wind screen.

And congrats.
remove that thingy in the front wind screen. This might give you a reverse effect of a rear spoiler. Imagine what a blocked wind flow can do to the ill famous balancing of the Scorpio.
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Here is the pics of my 2004 Scoprio Turbo 2.6 Slx ......







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thats a fine example of a very well maintained scorpio ganesh. mahindra has improved the refinement of the scorpio from the turbo to the CRDe to the mHAWK to a great extent but i still love the growl of the turbo engine. it sounds like grrrrrrrrrr, typically mahindra!
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very well looked after as one can see!

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Here is the pics of my 2004 Scoprio Turbo 2.6 Slx ......







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Arrow Pictures Of The Week End Trip

Some pictures of the weekend trip............

Razor: Congrats on your ownership, the truck looks sharp.

Anupji: You'd notice that mine is equally basic, nothing in front, back or top!!!!

---Ramky
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