The Mahindra Thar is the darling of the off-roading community in India. One of the most common modifications done to the Thar by owners is to transform its looks to match those of the Jeep Wrangler. Now, Youtuber Banks Custom has showcased a Thar modified into Wrangler by Detailing Devils Chandigarh, which is really something to behold.
The Thar modification into the Wrangler took the team at detailing devils around 3 to 4 months to complete with a budget of around Rs 7.5-8 lakhs and the custom off-roader is more than worth its weight in gold. The changes made to the Thar to make it look like a Wrangler are numerous and include an upgraded chassis and a remapped engine. The ECU remap and the new air filter from BMC now help the modified Thar kick out 142 hp from its diesel powerplant which in stock form is only good for 105 hp. The other large mechanical changes come in the form of a raised suspension which has been lifted up by 2 inches with profender shocks and large 32 inch Maxxis off-roading tyres.
The other changes on the Thar are cosmetic, which help transform it into a Wrangler lookalike. The front bumper has been replaced with a unit by the Wrangler and features led fog lights. The front grille has been widened and is flanked on either side by LED headlamps with integrated daytime running lights. The bonnet is a smaller unit. The fenders are also taken directly from the Wrangler and feature LED lighting on top of them. Also seen are modified side steps allowing for easier entry into the Wrangler.
Step inside the Thar modified into the Wrangler and you enter a world wrapped in leather with diamond quilting on the seats and door cards. The rear seats fold down and feature cup holders on the sides. Also seen at the rear, are two speaker units for the upgraded audio system. The biggest change on the inside is the Webasto OEM sunroof unit for the Wrangler, which adds to the luxury quotient of this wannabe Wrangler. Speaking about the roof, the Thar’s body has been colour matched to the hardtop unit.
Step outside again and you’ll see revised rear fenders, again from the Wrangler and as you step to the back of the modified Thar you’ll notice that the rear bumper extends to the side of the off-roader, which is a safety feature. The rear end also features quite a few customizations. The spare wheel is mounted to the new rear door which is a split unit thanks to the new hardtop. Also seen are new LED tailights.