Here is the first-ever Mahindra Thar with off-road-spec 17-inch tires. Mahindra Thar is one of the most popular choices of people to get the modifications done. This ranges from a variety of exterior changes to interior modifications. However, not a lot of people make practical choices like getting off-road-focused tires. This will actually enhance the off-roading capabilities of the SUV. Thar is so popular that it still commands a waiting period of around 1 year in many cities even after so many months of the launch. One such example is the installation of these practical off-roading tires here. Let us get into details here.
Mahindra Thar with 17-inch Tires
As one would imagine, off-roading tires could be the decisive components in an SUV between you getting stuck somewhere or gliding on. Many SUVs and even other cars get stuck on off-road terrains not due to a lack of power in the engine but due to incapable tires. It doesn’t matter how much power and torque the engine produces if the tires are not able to put down that power to the road. These images show 17-inch tires with a high profile. The treads are off-road-oriented too. The main point of difference compared to regular tires is the profile. High-profile tires mean that the sidewall has more rubber which provides better cushioning while driving on undulated surfaces. It ensures that the ride quality doesn’t suffer. They also fill the chunky wheel arches really well. The overall appearance of the SUV is enhanced tremendously.
The Thar comes with 2 engine options, a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel, and a 2-litre turbo-petrol. The oil-burner makes 130 PS/320 Nm of peak figures while the petrol makes 150 PS/320 Nm of max figures. Transmission options for both the powertrains are a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic with a low range box. You also get a transfer case and a mechanically locking centre differential. The prices of the Thar range between Rs 12.78 lakh and Rs 15.08 lakh, ex-showroom. The recently launched Force Gurkha is the direct rival to the Thar. With tires likes these 17-inch ones, this Mahindra Thar can tackle almost any off-roading trail which most of the Thar owners could take it on.
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