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Old 8th September 2009, 19:17   #76
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ok so i dont know the exact ground clearance
but i believe that both the scorpio and bolero are at 180mm
however in the case of the bolero the side board is definitely low and will be among the first things to get hit when off road also the bolero with its small set of tires will most probably have its differential in a lower position as compared to the scorpio
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ok so i dont know the exact ground clearance
but i believe that both the scorpio and bolero are at 180mm
however in the case of the bolero the side board is definitely low and will be among the first things to get hit when off road also the bolero with its small set of tires will most probably have its differential in a lower position as compared to the scorpio
Sir, agreed, the sideboards are low, but thats the case in a Scorp too ??

Today, I did a small offroad :

Had to do a 3 point turn in a village road with paddy fields on both sides. As the fields were dry - just dived into the field 2.5 ft below the road, did a reverse in the field and climbed up the slope without any fuss - 2 officers on board plus around 100kgs of factory assortia.

I cant imagine doing anything remotely similar in my accent CRDi.

Also, the FE with my new Cooper tyres is 12.1 ish.. Tankful to tankful!

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I shall try - These pics were taken using my mobile and my official photographer is too busy reading TBHP
May be you are not paying him for it
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May be you are not paying him for it
Infact, the photographer has been given enough "gyan" and he even profusely thanked me for it
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headers, the most complicated part if you plan to do the 4WD conversion will be replacement/modification of the front IFS set up and also integrating the Borg Warner Electronics into the Engine ECU. I doubt it will be easy to find a tech who can do this for you.

Our best hope is for Mahindra to offer a factory option of 4x4.

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Infact, the photographer has been given enough "gyan" and he even profusely thanked me for it
Now where is this elusive photographer ?
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headers, the most complicated part if you plan to do the 4WD conversion will be replacement/modification of the front IFS set up and also integrating the Borg Warner Electronics into the Engine ECU. I doubt it will be easy to find a tech who can do this for you.

Our best hope is for Mahindra to offer a factory option of 4x4.
Tini, I agree with you POV, BUT, i would want to retain IFS and 4x4, plus I prefer the manual gearshifter rather than the electric switch!

If only all our wishes were reality!!

The electronics integration part must be easy as the ECM should / will have an option to include the 4wd t/c switch.

Infact, if we could just include the front differential housing, prop shaft and associated mechanics, i wouldnt even try the electric shift borg warner t/c.

We should go back to basics for 4wd reliability! - What say?

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If money is not a constraint i feel it is possible. You need Scorpio NGT530r gearbox with transfer case and mechanical bits of Scorpio 4wd front axle. I believe it should be possible. Please check the front track difference of Scoprio and Bolero. If they are same then i think it is a bolt on job. If not then forget it:-) If conversion is possible (as per advise of Behram sir) be prepared for about 2 lakhs for this OE conversion

p.s- Thats why i specifically told you streatch every bit of you and go for Scorpio VLX 4wd. I know about we Jeepers, we just cannot live without 4wd!
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NIP : Now where is this elusive photographer ?
The photographer doesnt want to get exposed !
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vinod_nookala : p.s- Thats why i specifically told you streatch every bit of you and go for Scorpio VLX 4wd. I know about we Jeepers, we just cannot live without 4wd!
+1. Nothing like a factory finish to such things.
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If money is not a constraint i feel it is possible. You need Scorpio NGT530r gearbox with transfer case and mechanical bits of Scorpio 4wd front axle. I believe it should be possible. Please check the front track difference of Scoprio and Bolero. If they are same then i think it is a bolt on job. If not then forget it:-) If conversion is possible (as per advise of Behram sir) be prepared for about 2 lakhs for this OE conversion

p.s- Thats why i specifically told you streatch every bit of you and go for Scorpio VLX 4wd. I know about we Jeepers, we just cannot live without 4wd!
Vinod, Hi,

The Storm has the same GB as the scorp and similar front suspension too.

Now having 4wd on this vehicle is a

And I prefer the looks of a Bolero to a Scorpio!
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Update:

The storm gives 12+ kpl after 2600 kms. No problems encountered so far. Am really impressed with the Q levels of Mahindra - way to go

The AC though with a tad noisy blower cools upto the third row with ease
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Sir, agreed, the sideboards are low, but thats the case in a Scorp too ??

Today, I did a small offroad :

Had to do a 3 point turn in a village road with paddy fields on both sides. As the fields were dry - just dived into the field 2.5 ft below the road, did a reverse in the field and climbed up the slope without any fuss - 2 officers on board plus around 100kgs of factory assortia.

I cant imagine doing anything remotely similar in my accent CRDi.

Also, the FE with my new Cooper tyres is 12.1 ish.. Tankful to tankful!
Nice fuel economy for a STORM, what tire size are you using, is it the company fitted size of 215/75 ?
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Storming the roads with a smile.
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Nice fuel economy for a STORM, what tire size are you using, is it the company fitted size of 215/75 ?
235/75 R15 TL and it is not OE
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