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Old 9th April 2009, 11:48   #286
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50k kms !! Great going Sir !
Nice tire choice. So, the stock ones lasted for 50k kms?

I guess the corbett trip was just a relieving trip after the exam fever

The tire pics are just horrible, a rebel owner should be given infractions for posting such pics
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Congrats Suman Da, trucks is in great shape after 50K and those tyres are well deserved change
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So did you get to engage 4x4?
If so, it would be the first real 4x4 trip for your beast
Short stretches to & fro on the Kosi banks, on boulders & sand. The original plan of visiting a fishing lodge up in the mountains that involved two deep rivercrossings had to be abandoned on the advice of our Host because the water level in the Ramganga was way too high (bonnet level of the Gypsy)

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Congrats Suman Da, trucks is in great shape after 50K and those tyres are well deserved change
Thanks Rajiv!
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Nice tire choice. So, the stock ones lasted for 50k kms?
Thanks Prajesh! 54,339 to be precise, two of them would have easily lasted another 5k kms.
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I guess the corbett trip was just a relieving trip after the exam fever
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The tire pics are just horrible, a rebel owner should be given infractions for posting such pics
I agree but they are taken with the Nokia 6300, not the Rebel, so no infractions please

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The Yokos have done 1,250 kms thanks to a 600+ kms round trip to Corbett last weekend. They're doing their job well so far - they are pretty silent on the highway & grip levels are good (went up 140 kmph on NH24, felt a little more planted than the earlier OEMs).
Congrats on crossing another milestone. Saar, the Geos feel a lot more planted than the Duelers (comparing when both were new). A slightly stiffer suspension will do wonders.

What's happening to me? I'm actually thinking of mods now?
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thats nice to hear abt Geos but my safari has done only 37k,i am already feeling like changing to new tyres.

dada,please try some emergency braking at speeds above 120 whenever you get a chance and lets us know how they behave.Cos the duellers screech a lot and scares the hell out of everyone on the road.

congrats on upgrade.

pardon my ignornance : i hope Geos are tubeless.
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Great decision on the tyres. Looks like you had a fun trip. Jeep's looking real good.

Cheers.
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dada,please try some emergency braking at speeds above 120 whenever you get a chance and lets us know how they behave.Cos the duellers screech a lot and scares the hell out of everyone on the road.
pardon my ignornance : i hope Geos are tubeless.
I know I'm butting in here but
The Geolandars behave extremely well at the limit (160 kph on the Safari) and emergency braking is also much better than the Duelers. The Geolandars are tubeless.

In my opinion, it is better to run with the Duelers for a year or two, understand the truck behaviour under different circumstances and then switch to better tyres.
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Great decision on the tyres. Looks like you had a fun trip. Jeep's looking real good.
Thanks Farhan, yes, we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.
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A slightly stiffer suspension will do wonders.

What's happening to me? I'm actually thinking of mods now?
Thanks Hrishi & I'm not surprised - one Track day under your belt & its started, LOL!

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dada,please try some emergency braking at speeds above 120 whenever you get a chance and lets us know how they behave.Cos the duellers screech a lot and scares the hell out of everyone on the road.

congrats on upgrade.

pardon my ignornance : i hope Geos are tubeless.
Yes they are tubeless. Had one emergency braking situation at around 100 before the Ghaziabad tax point when an idiot jumped across from the central verge with his cycle - no screeching heard.

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I know I'm butting in here but
Hey, feel free, no question of butting in - you are in the best position amongst all of us to comment on the Yokos vs Stones for the Safari

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Used to think pearl white is the best color for VX and EX, but yours and Steeroid's Safari have changed my mind. The SUV is looking v.desirable.

The old chrome grill adds a lot of appeal to the Arctic Silver color.
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One of the nicest maintained Safari I have come across.
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Congrats on crossing the 50k mark! The truck looks in great shape. Great new footwear too
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The odo crossed 55,555 kms this morning at Chanakyapuri.
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Suman, congrats on the 55555 mark. Its a pity the truck had to wait this long before you started taking it out to where it really belongs.

Between, the truck seems to be resting against you for support in the first pic. Tough day, eh? The second pic deserves an entry in 'The Auto Image' thread.
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Sandeep, not much of details to post - they changed the rear bushes (comes in a kit) & the rear shock absorbers, that's all. The shockers are expensive, around 3.6k a pair. I will get the front shockers changed at the 55k kms service (front bushes & arms have already been changed around 45k kms).
3.6k for a pair is ok. Gas shox for bike cost near 3k or so.

Can you post some more pix of the Geo's please. And how much do they cost without the special discount?
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Beautiful!

Do you always wash it before you start out or do you take photos only if the vehicle is spotless?
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Thanks a ton guys, also check out the Safari pics thread for a few more
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Beautiful!

Do you always wash it before you start out or do you take photos only if the vehicle is spotless?
Heh-heh, look closely, its actually quite dirty - as I keep saying, Silver covers it up
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Can you post some more pix of the Geo's please. And how much do they cost without the special discount?
I will JK, maybe in a couple of days. Not sure but I think they'd be in the region of 6-6.2 each?
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