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Old 13th February 2008, 17:37   #16
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Will do my friend, but for now, click on my profile, it is a bigger photo in and have a look to my presentation thread. I don't think there are other 100% Italians on BHP


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Well, ummm...there are a lot of Fiat Palios on Team BHP.
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Old 13th February 2008, 17:52   #17
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dinar, will you please put up a thread on how you went about the propane injection?will it work with CRDI engines? and why not alter the final ratio to a higher gearing? wouldn't that help on the highways?
hey it should work with CRDI system... But i do not think it's required with these advance systems, a CRDI diesel engine is on par with some of the petrol and better then some...
It is use basically for clean burning of fuel , hence more power....
As for the final drive mods you mentioned , this was when I was in collage dude... cash was a big issue and in the late 90s, there were only standard car parts available man I had to build every thing from starch so chaging the final ratio was out of question and other thing was , we used the Jeep for a lot of offroading and did not want to loose that ability [ we have frams and so it was used to go out there, no road access ]....also this was something new for me and so had a go at it... thats it nothing......
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Hi all
Tatas are quite a favourate choice over here in malta with tata sumo,tata safari and tata indica seen all around the place.now that i have a safari I tend to notice more every safari around so you will be amaized with the ammount.Most of the safaris here are 2.0 ltr but some have had their engines replaced,the latest I know of is a toyota 2.3ltr .The choice of getting the 2.0 ltr is because the road licence is cheaper.sumos were convienient for those who needed more space

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Few weeks ago called a tata dealer for trucks to enquire about the TL series instead i got information about 207!! I was really surprised that they dont have any information about TL series.
Hello,

Please visit Tata Motors 4x4 - Buyers - Test Drive OR Tata Motors 4x4 - Contact Us for TL sales inquiries.

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Old 7th March 2008, 23:24   #20
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Hi!
good to know that Mahindra have Dana44, we can share experience!
I'm looking to a snorkel, for my Tata, I know it can be build easily, but will be nice to see if there is something prebuild.
Engine is not a problem, the original turbo, been a KKK04 it is easy to be tuned. Fuel pump is made in India but under Bosch license, then easy.
Diff. lock is to be installed, ECTED will be the model.
Looking forward your vision on mods you have done!!!
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Hello Ignazio,

It appears Tata Motors sells the TL with a 140 bhp common rail turbo diesel (2.2 VTT DICOR) engine in Italy ... see http://www.tataitalia.it/p_vetture_scheda.php.

Considering that the Safari with that engine has received good reviews in India, the TL (which is lighter) should be pretty quick.

Any idea how this vehicle performs in Italy ?

Also, I think this engine should be more tune-able than the old 2.0 TDI.

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Old 8th March 2008, 00:12   #21
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Hello Ignazio,

It appears Tata Motors sells the TL with a 140 bhp common rail turbo diesel (2.2 VTT DICOR) engine in Italy ... see http://www.tataitalia.it/p_vetture_scheda.php.

Considering that the Safari with that engine has received good reviews in India, the TL (which is lighter) should be pretty quick.

Any idea how this vehicle performs in Italy ?

Also, I think this engine should be more tune-able than the old 2.0 TDI.

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Yes is true indeed! I have seen it at the dealer...It is sold, but the new xenon put the TL, even with 2.2 engine, in the shade. I do not know anyone personally or in the club owning a TL 2.2 I thought that will be nice for me, but at the moment I can not afford a new car! That, been a dicor is relatively easy to remap it and get more power and torque. I wish 1 day I could do it!
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Old 10th March 2008, 05:10   #22
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Hi all,
have a look at my TL over the weekend...















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someone's having fun!
there were more tatas in pic 6 than in some tata dealers in cochin! looks like you have a big club there!
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Old 10th March 2008, 13:00   #24
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good pics... are the rest of the vehicle from your club?
The truck is a looker....
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Very funny weekend, very steep hills, very muddy and slippery!!!
We are all Tata Club Italia members, 1 Safari was already on the way home...
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did do any more mods...
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Nice pics, the Safari's seem to have a whole different character out in the open with muck stuck on it NICE
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Interesting thing is the Tata Logo in the centre of the grille. I have seen Tata using these logo's in the past to market the Sierra/Gurkha in UK, always wondered why when it had its,then, trademark T. (Or was it clashing with Talbot).

The headlight/grille surround is also different.
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Hi,
I travelled around African countries for a good part of 2006 and 2007.
I found TATA vehicles in DRC, especially 1612 and 609 lugging along with the more popular Merc!
I found lots of heavy trucks and SUVs including 207 twincab 4x4 in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania and South Africa.
TATA pickups were more popular in SA while SUVs(Safari) were more popular in Kenya and Tanzania. Kampala had a number of beautifully maintained 2L Safari models running around in the city.
Vehicles in SA were 100% 4x4s and they had 2.2L newgen engines.
TATAs have independent showrooms in these countries and the stuff sold out there is of much better quality than what we get here.
I came across an automotive magazine in a stand and found that it comparisions of TATA 207 twincab and M&M Scorpio twincab along with other foreign brands like Nissan etc.
The colour choice available in those markets is also very varied compared to ours.
Ignazio would be surprised to see our steeds back home!
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Old 15th March 2008, 18:36   #30
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@dinar, just... wider rims and HID lights
@susan, I am dreaming a trip Italy/India with Tata pickup...

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