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Old 21st August 2007, 19:43   #31
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Congrats Zucchero, excellent choice.

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Old 21st August 2007, 22:27   #32
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Congrats on the buy. Why is that flag staff required?
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Old 22nd August 2007, 00:12   #33
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Old 22nd August 2007, 00:32   #34
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whats up with the chrome mirrors, are they drilled on to the bonnet? BTW how was your experience with the 'worth' which you spoke to me last time.

The front is really looking real macho but I am some how concerned about the additional weight gain due to the bull bars and its effect on the way the crumple zone works.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 01:03   #35
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no mav.they are not drilled on the bonnet.havent used worth yet.its doctorkats who is using it.
bull bar aint that heavy.its just that it appears to be heavy.
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Zuccherro, when we went to Dada motors Ludhiana for some safari repairs, we saw a Tata safari which seemingly wasn't damaged much, the bull bars bent after a minor accident. However the service adviser told us that the vehicle will require major repairs, and may not be completely repairable as the bull bar transferred all the impact directly to chasis. So while the headlights and plastic bumper were intact, the chasis was severely damaged. A new ladder frame chassis would have to be arranged maybe, but they would know that only after a detailed inspection.
The impact was with a small truck at low speed, so if the bull bar had not been there the damage would have been for the Radiator, headlights bumper+grill. Now the chassis was busted.

After that we got the bullbar in the safari removed.

So my advice to you, get a smallish plastic bullbar attached which will break on impact and not transfer impact to chassis.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 03:15   #37
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One of things that irritate me about my Land Rover Freelander here in the US is that the rear door opens sideways - just like the Dicor. I prefer those that open upwards. That also means that the spare tyre cannot be on the door, rather should be in a wheel well in the rear storage.

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it is a design flaw.
not much can be done about it though on the safari.
the fuel tank (65 litres) occupies a fair amount of space.
thats why the spare wheel is placed on the rear door and there is no wheel well.
the rear door is supported by weak hinge joints.the spare tyre plus the heavy door is welded on to the body frame on the inside.
moral:dont slam the door too hard.the hinge will weaken.
the door also tends to squeak a bit.the beading needs better quality rubber.
not to mention, the spare wheel also obscures rear vision while backing up.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 08:07   #38
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@doctorkats : Having the spare tyre on teh rear door looks good in my opinion, although what you have mentioned above seems true.

@zucchero : Congrats on the new buy, buddy. I personally didnt like the bullbar you have put on the Safari. Looks like you are being a tad too protective. Like tsk mentioned, maybe you should look at one similar to the type Godfather has on his ride.
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Yeah! the bull bars just negates the crumple zones of the vehicle on impact.

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Looks like you are being a tad too protective. Like tsk mentioned, maybe you should look at one similar to the type Godfather has on his ride.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 10:33   #40
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a small try from my side for zucchero...

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Old 22nd August 2007, 10:35   #41
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the door also tends to squeak a bit.the beading needs better quality rubber.
Check rubber pad with metal spacers under the LHS of the door and on the door-frame at the same spot. If the spacers have come off or the rubber has worn out you will get your 'squeak' its a 15-minute DIY job to fix the squeak.
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nice looking beast :-)

I like this front bar, cleaner and safe: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...?do=big&p=4333
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yes tsk,i know and it do concern me but i wanted something of chrome bcoz firstly it goes with the body colour and secondly my next upgrade are the chrome alloys and better tyres.
lbm paaji, yes i know the treat and ICE are pending.jaisa aap bolo sir.
steeriod sir,yes i want p80 for the beasts.
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Congrats mate on your beast. Welcome to Safari Family.
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Noticed on majority of the Safari vehicles on the road, many characters of the "Safari" written at the back are missing! What's the funda?
xbox, though i donno the exact reason, but i have found people trying to steal them from the car. One the second day after i bought my safari, i had parked it in front of my house, its on the main road with lot of traffic and people walking. I park my car at my friends house since they have a garage and they don't use it. But on that day i parked it for few min and within that time somebody stole one of the Dicor labels. so i parked it a bit closer to the compound to atleast safeguard the other one. And in the next 30 min, i found even that was missing. also somebody had tried to remove the words Lx, but to my good luck they had left it hanging.
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