well this is my truck,
2014 pickup ,
*factory bulbar and snorkel,
*240sx flares, front suspension wound up , rear spring reset to match ( but have sagged),
*265/70R17 mickey thompson atz's on custom drilled allied 17/8.5 rims.
*modified and raised sump baseplate, custom fuel tank bash plate,
* 40L sub fuel and 40L water tank mounted under tray with pumps.
*custom undertray toolboxes behind rear axel
*L.E.D spot lights front and work lights on head board.
*UHF radio and custom stereo with dvd head unit , morell speakers in front doors and focal in the roof, twin 13i slim line subs behind rear seat.
*under bonnet duel battery system and extended diff and gear box breathers.
very nice, I am looking at the 80 litre under tray water tank but a split of 40 water/40 diesel sounds interesting. What under tray tanks did you use?
I am currently wiring up dual battery system/solar/lighting in my canopies (I have 2 1400Lx650Wx1000h on either side of the tray).
I have found trying to find a roof rack/basket to be a pain, since most of them are 1250 wide and our roof gutters are approx. 1450, the gutter mounts are not wide enough.
I am now after a suspension upgrade, looking at either dobsons, ironman or the fulcrum (waiting on a price from dobsons, ironman is about $1400 and fulcrum $2000 plus fitting)
I found a roof rack on Friday and it arrived yesterday, I am trying to upload some photos. It is from aussie auto parts was $429 plus freight. I am pleased with it, wish it was 10-30cm longer. Dimensions are 1.1m long and 1.46m wide, which is roughly the same width as the roof gutters. Has a mount for a spare tyre welded in. which is perfect for me as the rear of my tray has a gas bottle holder and room for 6x 10 litre willow diesel/water jerry cans.
looked at the landrover 90 roof racks/baskets, for me they where too long (@1800). I didn't want any over hang at the rear of the cabin as I have a 110w solar panel on the drivers side tool box on the tray. A 1500 long tray would be perfect. I did think about roof bars from kayman (like rhino heavy duty but much cheaper) matched with either a 1200x1500 rhino mesh platform or a 650x1500 mesh basket and 650x1500 mesh platform.
In the end I choose that one, I felt it would be more robust. No u bolts to attach the baskets etc.
Hey Kiwi , no mods to the hub. The new wheels have a greater offset so the standard hub fits in behind the center cap.
Allied Wheels (USA) have a small selection of wheels they will custom drill for a mahindra with a few varying offsets
Mine is a 2015 model with 17" Allied Wheels, 265/70/R17 Maxxis Tyres.
Has factory fitted winch bullbar, snorkel, wheel arch flares, heavy duty tow-bar, tub liner and fibreglass canopy.
I have fitted a titan drawer system in the rear and made my own side wings and a 12000lb Domin8r winch.
I did have a clearance issue with the larger wheels and tyres, the torsion bar had to be wound up and the sides of the bullbar cut back so far so good.
I think i will need to add the extended shackles to the rear springs which I am led to believe that they are (EFS) and can be supplied by Direct Suspension.
If there are any other suppliers for the extended shackles I would be glad to receive any details.
A couple of photos below.
I'm about to get the torsion bars on my one raised, can I ask how much height you got it raised?
Also, could you put a pic of the inside of the bulbar where it was cut to give tyre clearance? I also have problems with the muddies hitting the bullbars but been afraid to cut the bullbars incase it decreases strength.
I believe that the torsion bars raised the front about 35-40mm.
The bulbar was modified by the Mahindra dealership I purchased the vehicle from.
I mentioned to them that the bulbar requires a design change due to this problem.
Hope these photos help.
OK haven't modified the bulbar but yesterday I got the dealer to wind up the torsion bars to raise the front 30 mm, which they did. Today I changed the tyres back to the muddies that were giving the problem, and had the wheels re aligned. Then I had to go do some work in some rough country so had a good drive around hitting bumps hard and turning hard lock over rough ground, the problem has gone I could not get the tyres to hit on or rub anything. Pretty sure it's solved.
The vehicle has a bulbar weighing 52 kg's, plus a winch weighing another 18 kg's. I think that was enough to drop the front somewhat and cause my issues, requiring a torsion bar wind to rebalance things. I did not want to wind them up far as they can go, but hoped that 30 mm's would work and it seems to have.