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Old 28th July 2014, 16:38   #706
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Default Re: Odo at 113500 kms; Tata Safari 2.2L EX on Yoko + MRF Wanderer

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JK dada, how is performance of wanderers in terms of ride quality, noise on highways and handling at good speeds? How will compare it with OEM BS Duellers 689? and Mitchelin L Cross?

Also pl. respond to my query on 'All about Safari tyres' thread. Link below:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...-tyres-50.html
Done! Like mentioned, these are VFM tyres. Yokos and Mich would be better with respect to noise/comfort. I am getting two more Wanderers since I think there are doing the job well and looks tough.
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Done! Like mentioned, these are VFM tyres. Yokos and Mich would be better with respect to noise/comfort. I am getting two more Wanderers since I think there are doing the job well and looks tough.
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Thanks dada.

Pl. suggest what to do with the spare one?

1. Put it to use as one of the 4 new ones, or (2) Keep it as spare (remember it is almost not used, but 5 yrs old!! so keeping it as spare will not be advisable as it'll prolong its use!!), or (3). sale/exchange this spare BS tyre when going for new ones?


Sorry, posted this reply by mistake here in your thread, actually wanted to post in Safari tyre thread

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Default Odo at 127500 kms; Tata Safari 2.2L EX on MRF Wanderers

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Thanks dada.

Pl. suggest what to do with the spare one?

1. Put it to use as one of the 4 new ones, or (2) Keep it as spare (remember it is almost not used, but 5 yrs old!! so keeping it as spare will not be advisable as it'll prolong its use!!), or (3). sale/exchange this spare BS tyre when going for new ones?


Sorry, posted this reply by mistake here in your thread, actually wanted to post in Safari tyre thread
Grips good but I thinks its noisy. Anyway, all four are now Wanderers. Will keep all updated once I had done few hundreds and a proper run in.

Cost 6300 per tyre.

Steering cover started tearing off at 2 'O Clock. Not bad when I look at odo read.

Also changed headlights to new. Cost? 5200 for assembly + 500 labour.
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Default Re: Odo at 127500 kms; Tata Safari 2.2L EX on MRF Wanderers

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Grips good but I thinks its noisy. Anyway, all four are now Wanderers. Will keep all updated once I had done few hundreds and a proper run in.

Cost 6300 per tyre.

Steering cover started tearing off at 2 'O Clock. Not bad when I look at odo read.

Also changed headlights to new. Cost? 5200 for assembly + 500 labour.
Added new fogs too. 2400Rs.
I also had to change a brake light after 7 years Beat that !

Did few hundreds last week after I got Wanderers all around. Tyres are better now and the 'noise' part has vanished.
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I am at 137,000 on Odo. Got engine mounts changed sometime last week. The difference is unbelievable . I should have got it changed long back. Safari is so silent and smoother now.
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JK .. Even I was thinking of the same for my beast too.. Can u share the symptoms before the mounts change.
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Can you suggest any good mechanic for doing some work on my Safari 2.2 L 4*4 outside TASS. Either in Trivandrum or Kochi. When I gave my car last time to TASS then virtually " ripped me off" Those guys at Focuz motors don't have any idea about repairing even simple things like a door handle. They just want to replace any malfunctioning part. Please help. BTW what's the odo now on your beast JK.?

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Can you suggest any good mechanic for doing some work on my Safari 2.2 L 4*4 outside TASS. Either in Trivandrum or Kochi. When I gave my car last time to TASS then virtually " ripped me off" Those guys at Focuz motors don't have any idea about repairing even simple things like a door handle. They just want to replace any malfunctioning part. Please help. BTW what's the odo now on your beast JK.?

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I have a guy at Tvm who has been working on my Safari ( and friends) for few years now. He too owned one and now owns a Storme.

Odo @ 147,000 kms!

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jkdas , can you take a picture of the turbo and post it. Especially the P/N plate and VNT actuator.
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Nothing to report .

Some rattle near glove box area which I cant find. Engine is a gem. Done 1,50,000kms!
Planning to sell it in 2 months time.
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Nothing to report .

Some rattle near glove box area which I cant find. Engine is a gem. Done 1,50,000kms!
Planning to sell it in 2 months time.
And what's the upgrade plan?

Storme / Hexa? Or other bigger plans in mind?
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And what's the upgrade plan?

Storme / Hexa? Or other bigger plans in mind?
Hatch probably if I dnt change my mind of selling it. Dont drive long or much these day and dont expect to for another year.
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Hatch probably if I dnt change my mind of selling it. Dont drive long or much these day and dont expect to for another year.
Then why change, if usage itself is less?

I know a Safari owner from Trivandrum (he's a BHP'ian Too) who downgraded from a Safari to Ford Ikon TDCi, only to be bitten hard by the Safari bug again.
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Then why change, if usage itself is less?

I know a Safari owner from Trivandrum (he's a BHP'ian Too) who downgraded from a Safari to Ford Ikon TDCi, only to be bitten hard by the Safari bug again.
I too will do the same and as of today, I only see the Hexa which can be the apt one but that will have to wait.

Almost 10 years and hence, i20 can be easier in city and can be used by Wife too.

As usual changed engine oil and filter along with diesel filter. Adding few pictures I took last day.
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Then why change, if usage itself is less?

I know a Safari owner from Trivandrum (he's a BHP'ian Too) who downgraded from a Safari to Ford Ikon TDCi, only to be bitten hard by the Safari bug again.
I sold my Safari VX 4WD four months ago with 163000km on the Odometer and bought an elite i20 diesel Asta (o). Primary reason for the sale was my long standing neck problem ( cervical spondylosis) which got aggravated due to the my daily commute of 60-70 km in Safari.

Am I happy? YES and NO

YES-- I don't have any neck pain now (thanks to super light steering wheel). i20 is refined,efficient,safe with 6 airbags and overall 2 notches up above safari in terms of quality.

NO-- Because somehow it doesn't connect with me the way safari did. Everybody who knows me still refers to me as " that guy with red safari". It evokes a great sense of pride knowing that you belongs to a minority of Tata Safari owners.

Will you buy Safari once more? NO. I had a great time with my SUV and that is it. Life moves on and our priorities changes over time. Driving a mammoth sized, fuel guzzling SUV notorious for reliability issues doesn't excite me anymore.It is an overkill for an average petrol head like me.

adding a few pictures taken at the last day of ownership just 5 minutes before handing over to the new owner.
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