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Old 10th April 2007, 22:12   #16
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@mclaren: the manual has given speeds to shift at and not rpm, i was doing 1500-1700 rpm for the first 300kms, now going up to 2000rpm.

@Pogusingh: Thanks.
1. I wanted factory fitted stuff. Sole reason for taking the EX. Also the deal was pretty good.

2. Yeah it is only due to my contacts with the manager of the dealership that i was given a courtesy car to use untill delivery.

3. I checked for the functionality of everything. Played closer attention to electricals as in the past have seen thats one of the weak links.

4. It means that the engine cannot be taken beyond 3000rpm. Thats the limit.

5. Just the tubeless tyres for now.

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Congratulations Drifter!

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Thanks guys, have ordered Hankook Dynamic R03 255/65R16, they should be here in a day or two. Any idea how are the grip levels and life of this tyre?
Godfather has these... Ask him! BTW, I think you mean RA03.
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@mclaren: the manual has given speeds to shift at and not rpm, i was doing 1500-1700 rpm for the first 300kms, now going up to 2000rpm.
You'll find that the speeds mentioned in the manual correspond to 2000 rpm in each gear. Please ensure you take the engine upto 2000 rpm in each gear before you shift - don't worry about the FE for the first 1500 km. What's important is that your engine should get a proper run-in.

~2300 rpm can be used as a shift point when you complete the run-in. This rpm corresponds to the shifting speeds mentioned just after the run-in shift speeds.

Enjoy the experience.
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Hey Drifter, Congratulations & welcome to the club! She looks good........have fun (I'm sure you will!)
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Old 11th April 2007, 18:28   #20
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Thanks guys,

Tomorrow the Hankooks should be arriving, i was wondering if 255 is too big a size, because today i sat there staring at the front end and the 235 tyres 'looked' adequate.

Then later in the day when an optra cut me off, I had to brake and the first time the wheels locked even though the braking was not really hard, squealing bridgestones made me realise, maybe just a bit more grip would not hurt anyone. And big sized tyre squeals are so different in tone when compared to smaller tyres. Sound nice.

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Drifty, Why Hankook?
Godfather bought those because he didnt find stock of good patterned Michelins or Pirellis.
A friend in Chennai's off-road club just picked up BFGoodrich ALl-terrains for 4000 bucks and this was factory fresh rubber. The size was 215/75/R15.
I would anyday suggest All-Terrain rubber from Pirelli,Michelin or BFG.
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Old 11th April 2007, 23:12   #22
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Thats the only choice I had. Any idea on the life of these tyres?

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Hi
I have uploaded the pricing of all variants of the DICOR at
ImageShack - Hosting :: dicorpricingws2.jpg
I have one confusion, it looks like the difference in 4*4 & 4*2 across the three variants is very much different( shown in cream background ). Can someone please explain why is it this way.

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@pogu: the image is too small...cant see anything.

Check on the tata motors website, i think the difference in 4x4 and 4x2 is around Rs.90000.

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Hi
Reposting the image inline, basically why is it varying across the variants is what I am confused at



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No idea, whats the source of these prices? Have you checked the tata motors prices page?

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Congrats, drifter. As I understand it, you got a Rs.20K discount on top of all the accessories etc?

Also, what made you to choose Silver? Looks like 80% of the Safaris on Team BHP are silver.

I am at the point of breaking down and booking a Dicor EX myself, but are there any two tone Safari's around? Copying from a Mitsubishi Montero Sport or Ford Expedition, Passion Red or Pearl White body with Light Gold bumpers/ side claddings look awsome. Has anyone seen this combination?
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Silver=easy maintenence. I wanted black, but in a city like Mumbai, keeping it shining was going to be no easy task. I like silver so got it....plus i think the company alloys look best on silver.

No i didnt get any discount....got the accessories as part of the dealer discount and finance payout.

Haven't seen one yet, but im sure you can ask your dealer for the combination while taking delivery.

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No idea, whats the source of these prices? Have you checked the tata motors prices page?

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These are the post budget prices from the tata dealership. Not sure if the same have been correctly updated on the website

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congrats on a fab purchase drifter bhai. considering the no. of trucks we are gathering here in this community i would say tatas are definitely adding up a mass... and quite fast at that.

from now on be a little more forgiving to those small flies on the road...
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