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Old 15th March 2009, 08:09   #91
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Just that I prefer to keep a little cushion for myself. I dont expect them to be perfect !

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Old 15th March 2009, 08:51   #92
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Just that I prefer to keep a little cushion for myself. I dont expect them to be perfect !

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Fair enough sir. TASCs are not perfect anyway . I have found that with proper expectations set, they do a much better job. Of course, maintaining a good rapport with SAs / mechanics etc. goes a long way in ensuring your vehicle is in good hands & good shape.
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great man for the tyre upgrade. So now the safari should be even more capable than before -- ready to take on most of the terrains. You must be eagerly waiting for next OTR to test out the tyres.

PS: Looks like it's Geo's all the way these days -- for whatever reason. Haven't heard of any tyre that is getting put on these days more than Geo's.
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@Arindam, that's TBHP-ian NikhilB2008 for you. Contact him for prices.
Thanks Condor, will PM NikhilB2008 for the same.
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Wallowy feeling is gone after bringing overinflated tyres back to normal. Ride is definitely better, will comment further after mini-highway drive coming up on Monday night.
Dry tarmac feedback:
Ride is definitely better.
Grip levels are amazing.
Noise levels are down by a large margin.

Need to see how they perform in the wet and off the road.
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Good choice, hrag . Please post some pics of the new tyres.
Since you have seen the truck & the new tyres in the flesh a few minutes ago, I'm hoping you won't need pics now, Blue Thunder

By the way, the MRF Wanderer tread is more impressive when seen directly as compared to what is visible in pictures.
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... By the way, the MRF Wanderer tread is more impressive when seen directly as compared to what is visible in pictures.
I heard that the price of MRF Wandereris even more impressive -- compared to the Geo's

Too bad that you didn't go for the MRF
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I heard that the price of MRF Wandereris even more impressive -- compared to the Geo's

Too bad that you didn't go for the MRF
Well, you know who advised me to go in for the Geos .

Otherwise I would have gone in for MRF Wanderers and then we could have collectively found out what they are capable of. BTW, the note on the Wanderer tread is a comparison between seeing the tread for real vs. in a 'keep them coming' nice pic - in case it misled anybody.

Edit: Agree that the Geos are great. VFM or not, we'll have to wait and see :-)

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Well, you know who advised me to go in for the Geos . ...
mmmm. Guilty as charged. Advice is free and doesn't cost anything, so anyone can advice whatever they feel like -- including me .

Jokes apart -- the Geo's are great VFM for the kind of drives/terrians your safari goes through.
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Since you have seen the truck & the new tyres in the flesh a few minutes ago, I'm hoping you won't need pics now, Blue Thunder

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true, hrag,

It was good to see the 4x4 Safari after such a long time, and now with new shoes. The Safari looks great in the new Geolandars .

Now all that remains is for it to be taken off-road with the new footwear !
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2 views of the new tyres on the OE alloys:

January 2007 Tata Safari 3.0 DiCOR EX 4x4 Running Report-img090.jpg

January 2007 Tata Safari 3.0 DiCOR EX 4x4 Running Report-img092.jpg
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2 views of the new tyres on the OE alloys:
Congrats! But the tyres don't look new , off-roading already huh?
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Well, the tyres have already been through some slush, mud etc. plus ~500 km of highway.
Should have taken a camera to capture the fitting of the new tyres but as has been said in the first post of this thread, who remembers a camera at times like these?

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~4000 km later, I like the Geolandars more and more.

Front (left) alignment is out thanks to pushing it on the right turns at Irungattukottai. That apart, no other issues.
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Was not pleased with the truck's behaviour of late - erratic idling on cold starts and smoking like crazy - the truck was smoking like crazy at Total Mall Madiwala the other night when we met for Hari's birthday party.

I had not done a reasonably long drive since the track P&P day and the last few tankfuls were at Shell Bellary Road (near Mekhri Circle) - looks like me and this bunk don't get along well.

Amit (iceman91) recommended a good Injector Cleaner and since I was going to be in Madras over the weekend, suggested that I contact Farhan (Sideways) for the same. Picked 2 cans of the OWS 360 injector cleaner and added the contents to a full tank (Shell diesel - Porur Chennai) on the truck. This was done just before I left Madras for Bangalore last evening.



Man, the difference is mindblowing and best part is, the change is instantaneous. One can feel the difference in <10 km of driving. Acceleration is better, engine noise is much lower and the exhaust smoke is barely visible. The engine feels new and revs so easily now.The erratic idling has disappeared completely on cold starts.

Thanks a ton, Amit and Farhan.

P.S. Apologies to anybody who was on the GQ last evening between 5 pm and 8:30 pm .

Edit: Still happy with the Geolandars after 8000 km. They do lock up under extreme emergency braking. The tail also stepped out last evening under one such braking but I did swerve a bit (the front left alignment is also a bit out - needs fixing ASAP).

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