Mahindra Thar has been a popular choice among off-road and SUV enthusiasts in India. Thar is currently one of the most affordable 4×4 SUV in India and the car has a long waiting period. A variety of modification options are available for Mahindra Thar in the market and many of them have been featured on our website. Some of the modifications are done on Thar to make it more premium and convert it into a show car while there are other who prefer to modify the SUV to enhance its off-road capabilities. Here we have a Mahindra Thar which is definitely a head turner but can also do a fair bit of off-roading.
The video has been uploaded by SHRI Vlogs on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger talks to the owner of a workshop who did the modification work on this Thar. The Mahindra Thar is different from any other SUV that we have seen so far. It looks intimidating and is way more taller than any other Mahindra Thar. The owner of this SUV wanted a different looks for the Thar and that is how they ended up with this type of modification. This is a Mahindra Thar LX soft top convertible variant.
The front-end of the SUV gets an aftermarket grille which is similar to what we see on Jeep Wrangler. The halogen headlamps have have been replaced with aftermarket LED units with ring like LED DRLs. The stock bumper on this SUV has been replaced with an off-road metal bumper which has been imported from USA. This bumper is specifically used in Jeep Wranglers abroad. A set of fog lamps are integrated into the metal bumper itself. A light bar can also be seen here. A metal skid plate is also installed to protect the radiator and engine from damage while off-roading.
The main attraction on this Mahindra Thar is the lift kit and the wheels. The SUV gets a 4 inch lift kit. The stock tie rod ends on this Mahindra Thar have been replaced with heavy duty units for better performance and durability. The lift kit and the alloy wheels are installed in such a manner that they do not put a lot of pressure on the axle of the Thar. The fenders on this SUV have been removed for the video but, the video mentions that the owner can install a fender which can be installed very easily.
The other attraction on this SUV are the wheels. Mahindra Thar comes with 18 inch stock wheels from factory and we have seen people installing up to 24 inch size wheels. The owner took things to the next level and he got himself a 38 inch wheels and tyres. Large wheels would definitely affect the ride and handling of the SUV but, the video mentions that the SUV can still do a fair bit of off-roading in these wheels. The wheels are tyres were imported from Canada. The wheels are tyres alone cost around Rs 4 lakh and the overall cost of modification on this SUV is around Rs 10 lakh.