Ever seen a Mahindra Bolero sitting on massive 20-inch alloy wheels shod with low-profile rubbers? Here's one.
Mahindra Bolero is the oldest car in the carmaker’s lineup. It has recently been updated with a BS-6 engine at a starting price of Rs. 7.76 lakh. With the BS-6 update, the carmaker has also refreshed the car’s face. However, today we came across a video uploaded on YouTube by Musafir Aka Joshi, showcasing a BS-4 Bolero with a crazy set of alloy wheels. It can be seen in the video that the car is modified to sit on 20-inch alloy wheels. Although, in the video, the car has been fitted with various alloy wheels of different sizes such as 17-inch and 18-inch to let the owner have an idea of what wheel size he wishes to go with.
That said, the owner of the car opt for a set of 20-inch wheel size. This mod job has been performed by Velocity Tyres located in Punjab. According to them, car’s like Bolero can’t be fitted with such alloy wheels directly. These cars can only be fitted with alloy wheels of different PCD with the use of spacers. The Punjab-based tyre shop confirmed in the video that they indigenously manufacture the spacers via CNC process to deliver a niggle-free experience to the customers.
Talking of the Bolero in the video, it is the pre-facelift BS-4 version of the car. In BS-4 state, the Bolero was offered with two engine choices – 1.5L turbo-diesel and a 2.5L turbo-diesel. However, with the BS-6 update, the Bolero is available with just one engine option. The new unit displaces 1500 cubic centimetres of air fed by a turbocharger to the 3-pot architecture. The diesel engine whips out 75 BHP of peak power and 210 Nm of max. torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Bolero looks dapper with 20-inch alloy wheels.
The Bolero is known for its ruggedness and for the very reason it is highly loved by the rural markets in India. It comes with independent suspension with coil spring and anti-roll bar at the front, while the rear gets a live solid axle suspended on parabolic leaf springs. With this suspension setup, Bolero does not have the best ride quality, but the setup is good to deal with the bad roads of tier-1 and tier-2 cities of the country.