Mahindra 2012 Pik-up Dual Cab Build UP

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Re: Mahindra 2012 Pik-up Dual Cab Build UP

Unread post by Mungrel » January 27th, 2013, 2:42 pm

Nice build up, good to see something different, though until now, i'd never even heard of the Mahindra brand :eek:

I like the look of those poly tanks. The material might be a bit more forgiving than say steel or ally tanks which aside being heavy, may bend.

Any plans for bigger rubber?
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Unread post by Cyberess » January 29th, 2013, 11:57 pm

The question about - am I considering bigger rubber, probably not, the Mahindra comes with 245/75 R16 LT tyres -- in my opinion quite a good size for ware, clearance and traction, not that wrapped with the Indian Rubber, the tyres seem a little hard to balance -- I already had the tyres balanced twice, keep loosing balance weights in the mud -- might take it somewhere different for wheel balance next time (Someone who knows how to make wheel balance weights stick).

For my next tyres might consider Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S 245/75 R16 LT, or more off road orientated tyre Kumho MT KL71 245/75 R16 LT.

O.K. the Poly Tank has now been installed -- It took me 2 days (I'm a bit slow in fitting tanks -- a bit of a mongrel to install), I am rather pleased with the job and my gravity feed system, bit like a 80L header tank, of course the fuel gauge will only register after the poly tank stops topping up the main tank.
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Out with the 150L Alloy tank
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What the tank looks like installed -- no clearance issues -- nice and tidy and out of the way.
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Bracket mount setup
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bracket setup from below
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I have installed the brackets, in the cross channels under the tray -- the bolts and nylocks just through the ally channel not through the try.
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The Gravity feed setup -- just works on gravity -- no transfer pumps to worry about.

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Fuel transfer line into main filler.

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Filler setup from between the Cab and the canopy

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The twin filler setup with the vented filler caps

Today I put 40 litres of fuel in the poly tank to drain into the main tank -- it will probably take an hour or 2 to transfer -- just enough time to see if there is any leaks -- So far everything is looking good. :)

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Re: Mahindra 2012 Pik-up Dual Cab Build UP

Unread post by Mungrel » January 30th, 2013, 2:14 pm

Very tidy install.
Nice job
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Unread post by 4xFourex » February 7th, 2013, 1:53 pm

I like that gravity fed setup you have there. How do you find the clearance under the front diff? with the bash plates in it looks a bit low, even with the 2" lift.

And I quite like the look of the Mahindra, if people call that ugly they are going to be pretty upset with the LC dual cabs
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Re: Mahindra 2012 Pik-up Dual Cab Build UP

Unread post by Cyberess » February 7th, 2013, 6:06 pm

Hmm my guess your looking at the first photo -- that's not the diff -- or the sump, what you can see there is the bottom of the vehicle is the rear tire ;) -- the clearance under the front is better than most utes, and it's certainly is better than my old R51 Pathfinder with it's 2" lift that I used to have.

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Unread post by 4xFourex » February 8th, 2013, 10:01 am

Hahaha, well, I feel silly :redface: That's pretty impressive then. Glad to hear you're liking the Mahindra. I looked at getting one a few years back as a work ute, but they were just too much of an unknown.
Looks like you've got yourself a solid rig there. And I thought the R51's were pretty good, but if this is better. Got any pics of it in action?
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Re: Mahindra 2012 Pik-up Dual Cab Build UP

Unread post by Cyberess » February 8th, 2013, 9:32 pm

4xFourex wrote: <snip>
Got any pics of it in action?
Hmm Pics in action
The problem is I am usually driving not taking pictures --
Mahindra01.jpg
Mahindra02.jpg
The first 2 Pic bit small -- but is how someone sent them to me.
The next 3 was a camping weekend away
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Over-railway-bridge.jpg
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Re: Mahindra 2012 Pik-up Dual Cab Build UP

Unread post by Cyberess » February 8th, 2013, 9:44 pm

Fitted a simple battery Isolator which I ordered off Ebay -- I hate having power to the winch all the time
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Left the old lead in as connected to the battery mount -- just in case something was to go wrong with the screw together isolator cable.

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Re: Mahindra 2012 Pik-up Dual Cab Build UP

Unread post by Cyberess » February 10th, 2013, 3:10 pm

The other day, I got suckered in by a advertisement on this web site, selling a Water Bra, along with a spare wheel rubbish bag, and a subscription of 5 months of 4WD Action Mag for a $149 including Freight -- I thought I would give is a go, well the items came through the post, and I must admit it's all better quality than I thought it would be.

I always try stuff out before i hit the track with it --
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WInch cable pokes through nicely -- Has a funny pocket in it as well.
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The straps and stuff make it a rather quick fit, which is important, as we are usually travelling with a few 4WDs in the group.
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The Water Bra did manage to pack back in it's bag O.K. -- Well just

Thinking about the water bra it will probably get lent to a vehicle that does not have a snorkel on our trip.
The Spare wheel rubbish bag not too bad either.
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Just comparing it with my Ryder bag that I purchased from Super Cheap -- The bag from 4WDaction is certainly better quality.

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Re: Mahindra 2012 Pik-up Dual Cab Build UP

Unread post by 4xFourex » February 11th, 2013, 8:40 am

Looks like it can handle a bit!

Haha I know the "using your towbar as a plough" bit all too well, did it a lot this weekend :redface:

It's locked in there...really need to get my act together and pull it out
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Unread post by Cyberess » February 11th, 2013, 11:24 am

I have been asking engineering businesses in Darwin to modify the towbar, as it ridiculously low, I reckon I could gain about 12" of clearance by getting the towbar modified. So far I have not found anyone to modify the towbar -- I thought about flipping the towbar as there is enough room for that, but the holes do not line up. I will find someone.. any suggestions would be welcomed.
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Just driving out of this nice scenic area, the towbar gouged right into the rock, I probably rubbed about 3mm off the bottom of the towbar, so the towbar is getting modified on the run :frog: .

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Re: Mahindra 2012 Pik-up Dual Cab Build UP

Unread post by bazzaboy » February 11th, 2013, 12:54 pm

That's a very nice set-up. My only concern would be that there seems to be a lot of weight or "hang-over" past the rear axle. Is it an illusion, or is it not that much?
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Re: Mahindra 2012 Pik-up Dual Cab Build UP

Unread post by Mungrel » February 11th, 2013, 1:07 pm

It does look like a bit now you mention it.

Still, it's high enough to not be too concerning while out and about.
By the sounds of it, the towbar as doubling as a rockslider :lol:

Nice looking area in the last pic!
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Unread post by Cyberess » February 11th, 2013, 4:31 pm

It does have overhang but it's no more than the other dual cab utes our there --
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Re: Mahindra 2012 Pik-up Dual Cab Build UP

Unread post by Mungrel » February 11th, 2013, 4:55 pm

Fair call,

The tray on the D/C L/Cruiser looks twisted in the pic (Though i'm sure it's just the angle of the pic)
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