Modified Jeeps especially Thar are very common on our roads. We have actually reached a point where it is hard to spot a stock Mahindra Thar on our roads. Most of the modifications that we have seen so far are inspired by the much more expensive Jeep Wrangler. The Jeeps are modified in a way that it looks similar to the Jeep Wrangler and there are excellent examples of the same across the country. Here we have a video that shows a Mahindra Thar that has been modified to look like a Jeep Wrangler.
The video has been uploaded by Dayakaran vlogs on his youtube channel. The video shown in the video has been modified by a Punjab based DH Thar modifications. The whole Thar has been redone to look like a Jeep Wrangler. The video starts by showing the signature front grille on the jeep that has been finished in metal. The stock headlights have been replaced with projector LED units with DRL ring that act as turn indicator as well. There is regular turn indicator light placed right below the headlights. The bumper has been redesigned and it now gets an off-road bumper made out of metal. An LED fog lamp is also installed in the bumper.
The modifier has reworked on the bonnet which comes with a hood latch as seen in an original Jeep. The side fenders have also been made out of metals. The modifier has completely removed all the fibre or plastic parts and replaced it with metal sheets. The front glass on the modified Thar sits more upright and the top has been squared out too. The Thar is now a hard top instead of a soft top and gets a large window for the rear seat passenger. The wheels have also been modified and it now gets off-road rims with chunky tyres.
The ORVMs, tail lights are all original units from a Jeep Wrangler and the rear also gets an off-road bumper. The interior has also been redone. The seats are now electrically adjustable and it now comes with a touchscreen infotainment system, reverse camera and so on. The whole cabin gets a tan theme which according to the modifier is trending in the market. The engine of the Thar remains the same and nothing has been tweaked in it.
Overall, the work done on this Thar looks pretty neat. It took DH Thar modifications around 4 months to complete this project and the overall cost of this modifications according to the video is around Rs 2.5 lakh. We would soon be getting the next-gen Mahindra Thar which is larger and wider than the current version and resembles more with theWrangler but will be well less expensive than the Jeep Wrangler.