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Old 2nd December 2021, 09:55   #2626
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Any Thar owner who have opted for aftermarket headlights?
How is the result?
I would like to upgrade to Projector Headlights and retain the Stock foglamps for foggy conditions.
Orelse have to opt for Bi-Xenon or Bi-LED Projector Fog lamps.

Which of these combination will be good for everyday use?
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Any Thar owner who have opted for aftermarket headlights?
How is the result?
Which of these combination will be good for everyday use?
I changed to Genome Bi-Xenon performance headlights with DRL. Very happy with the results.
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I changed to Genome Bi-Xenon performance headlights with DRL. Very happy with the results.
Can you post some photos, details of the install, cost, etc. please? Thanks!
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Can you post some photos, details of the install, cost, etc. please? Thanks!
Sure. Will need couple of days to do so.
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I changed to Genome Bi-Xenon performance headlights with DRL. Very happy with the results.
Nice.
Will definitely like to get more information about the Headlights. I would love to upgrade my setup.
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But Petrol had a huge disadvantage, upon being pushed, the car starts overheating within every 10-15 minutes, it needs a break to cool down, while driving hard in boggy sand the driver has to keep an eye on temperature gauge. In fact we kept the OBD reader permanently plugged to the petrol Thar. To reduce damage to engine, we used to initiate cooldown process once temp went one notch up.

This issue doesnt occur on roads, no matter how hard you drive, but only offroading in boggy sand where are lot of constant power has to be put down continously.
Did this happen when you were driving with the low range engaged?

I have a 2L naturally aspirated petrol Grand Vitara AT. When doing off road drives using 4L I also noticed that the engine bay temperature climbed up a lot. So much so that the firewall got noticably warm and I could sense the heat at the pedals. But at no point did the engine temperature gauge go up beyond normal.
So I presume that the lack of forced airflow through the engine bay (other than what the fan was drawing) is the reason for the temperature rise.
But why is that not happening for the diesel? Could the experts weigh in?
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After months of research and trial and error method, I have successfully completed the basic audio upgrade in my Thar.

Initial Set up:

Below is the set up I initially installed:

1. JL Audio C1 650 components with tweeters for the front
2. JL Audio C1 650x co-axials for the roof
3. Sony XM-N1004 4 channel Amplifier
4. Sony XS-AW8 8 Inch 160W Under Seat Active Subwoofer
5. Blaupunkt Wiring Kit
6. Stock tweeters on the roof

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Reason for choosing under seat Sub is that I wanted to save the available space.
Subwoofer is not that compact considering the available space in Thar. Its a snug fit.
May be Infinity Bass Link might be more compact.

I did not want any wire slicing or cutting on the stock wires as I am concerned on electrical warranty. Hence did not use line-out converter and DSP.
As Sony AMP and Subwoofer supports high-level speaker inputs, I chose the same instead of line-out converter.

Also, high-level input will also provide the switch-on signal by which the Amp and Sub will turn on without the need of tapping power from Head-Unit power line/ Fuse.

JL Audio components and co-axials are a direct fit and only minor tweaks are required.
Tweeters were initially stick on top of dashboard with 3M tape.

Damping was not done as there was no vibrations. Not sure how much difference will it make as speakers are not on the door. Floor damping is a strict no for me as it would seal all the water egress holes.

I had driven with this set up for about a week and was not very much satisfied especially with the JL C1 650x co-axials.

Hence I decided to slightly change the set up to below one:

1. Audison Prima APK 165 Components on front
2. JL C1 650 Components on the roof
Rest all remains the same.

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Audison components were not a direct fit, had to trim the plastic panels a bit to accommodate the same.
Took away the JL co-axials and stock tweeters from the roof and plugged in JL C1 650 components and tweeters on the roof.

Audison tweeters are nicely integrated in the A-Pillar.

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I am enjoying this set up. Hope this helps someone who plan for basic audio upgrade.
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Did this happen when you were driving with the low range engaged?
Most of the times car was using 1st and 2nd gears in 4h, some times 2,3,4 gears in 4Low. Similar gears were being used in Diesel and other SUVs, based on sand conditions and speed required.
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After months of research and trial and error method, I have successfully completed the basic audio upgrade in my Thar.
Thanks! Can you please share the price of these components if all-right with you?
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Would be thankful if someone may confirm on the availability of a Petrol MT, I checked a few dealerships in NCR and what they is MT petrol convertible is not available. MT in convertible is only available in Diesel option, being in NCR this 10 year rule is killing.

Thanks in advance.

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Would be thankful if someone may confirm on the availability of a Petrol MT
I presume you are checking on LX P MT CT variant, which unfortunately is non-existent in Mahindra's offerings. Here are the available combinations:
  • If you want a Petrol MT with convertible top, you will get it only in AX(O) trim
  • If you want an LX Petrol MT, you can get it only with a hard top
  • If you want an LX MT with convertible top, you will get it only with mHawk
  • If you want an LX Petrol with convertible top, you will get it only with AT

I have absolutely no idea why LX P MT CT is not offered as a variant, whereas LX D MT CT is. I have checked with Mahindra dealers, Mahindra customer care, etc. but no one seems to have a concrete response.

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[*]If you want a Petrol MT with convertible top, you will get it only in AX(O) trim
Thanks, cool_dube.

Unfortunately, the AX (O) trim has been axed and I have checked this with a handful of dealers in the NCR.

So basically, you cannot lay hands on a Petrol, MT convertible.

God damn Mahindra, if AX is axed, please have it the LX variant.
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Upgraded audio system in my Thar Hard Top AT

1. Front 3-way components (Gladen Germany Pro Series)
2. Rear 2-way components (Gladen Germany Zero Series)
3. Mosconi Gladen Pico 8|10 channel amplifier with in-built DSP
4. Sundown Audio 1000W Mono amplifier for Subwoofer
5. Gladen RS-X 8" Subwoofer
6. CTK Premium series damping for full car

Waiting for the fabricated custom pods for front mid-range and tweeters. As of now installed temporary blocks which are not firing at the right angles, will be cross firing later.

The good thing which I did was installing the mid-woofers on doors which actually helped a lot in producing the low range frequencies. You can not get the booming bass effect from the stock location hence shifted on the doors. This we have tested on Jeep Rubicon as well the stock mid-woofer location is quite similar to Thar and you can not get optimal sound from the same. But luckily Thar has a decent space to accommodate mid-woofers on doors which was not possible in Rubicon.

Complete installation done at Motor Concept, Delhi. Tuned the DSP and other settings myself.
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Can you post some photos, details of the install, cost, etc. please? Thanks!
Posting pics of Genome performance bi-xenon headlights. It was 60 W and 5000k. Cost around 21 k including installation. Front bumper and grill needs to be taken out for installation. Mostly plug and play except splicing needs to be done for connecting to indicators. That is a watch out area to be done properly using scotch lock or equivalent. This is made in India product with 1 year of warranty. Genome has got good information about them on internet. They manufacture in Pune and it helped that my car dealer and installer got me on phone with one of the owners.
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Posting pics of Genome performance bi-xenon headlights. It was 60 W and 5000k. Cost around 21 k including installation. Front bumper and grill needs to be taken out for installation. Mostly plug and play except splicing needs to be done for connecting to indicators. That is a watch out area to be done properly using scotch lock or equivalent. This is made in India product with 1 year of warranty. Genome has got good information about them on internet. They manufacture in Pune and it helped that my car dealer and installer got me on phone with one of the owners.
Based on Alok's experience with Genome, I reached out to them and they shared the headlight designs available for Thar. I am also attaching the Official Mahindra Thar accessories catalogue.


Also I will be grateful if anyone could share their experience with reverse camera, as in whether installing a Blaupunkt reverse camera would void the warranty instead of installing a Mahindra reverse camera which I believe is coupler to coupler?

2. Is there any difference between ABS and FRP 7 slot grill? which one should one go for? No one in the market is able to clarify which is better and both are costing almost the same with abs being a bit more expensive. Folks at Bimbra are insisting on FRP over ABS saying FRP is superior. Pls share your views
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