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Old 26th June 2014, 11:02   #2926
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uploading a pic of the Storme. Hope it gets uploaded now
Congrats Himanshu on acquiring 'The Beast' . Hope to see an awesome ownership report soon.

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Congrats Himanshu! The nudge guard looks quite nice acually.
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Congrats Himanshu! The nudge guard looks quite nice acually.
Thanks ebonho. I was vacillating between installing and not installing, but in the end decided to go ahead becuase its a TML approved accessory, and there is no drilling required since the chasis already has pre drilled holes for this. It gave the front end a slightly butch look, yet not too bulky, hence decided to opt for it.
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Got delivery of the storme but am unable to upload pics from my phone
Many Congratulations Himanshu. The beast looks great! Wish you many miles of comfort, safety and happiness.
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Just got back from 4700km round trip to Laddakh, and should i say I am really satisfied with everything. to TATA. The power & Torque in 1 & 2 gear is so good that it can bring you out of every situation (sand pits, slush, steep inclines, water/river crossings etc.).

Though I lost two tyres, because of a small mishap on NH1 near Kurukshetra rest all was good. Nobody was hurt except the the tyres! Now am in a dilemma as I will be changing 2 tyres.
Q1) Should I go in for Yokohama geolander or Continental Cross Contact or should i stick to BS Dueller?
Q2) Size - stock(235/70 R16) or wider (255/65 R16)?

My guess is I will put the new tyres at the back as safari is RWD.

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Hi, this is my first query on Team-BHP. I am planning to go in for a Storme VX pearl white, the only dilemma being the variant- 4x2 or 4x4. I am personally not too much into serious off roading but at the same time am keen on doing the Leh cct. I have a few doubts which I need to clarify the following points before I finalise my decision:-

1. Is the complete Manali-Leh cct manageable in the RWD 4x2 variant or 4x4 is preferred? Or are there stretches which can only be done in a 4x4?

2. Is the handling of the 4x4 not as good as the 4x2 variant (keeping in mind that my wife would also be driving occassionally)- I had read somewhere that the steering is a bit heavier and the ride is not as smooth in a 4x4 Storme.

3. Is the reliability of the 4x4 lower than the 4x2 (We have two kids, hence on long drives reliability factor holds paramount importance)

4. Is the 4x2 good enough for occasional trips to slushy roads in national parks like Corbett,etc?

5. Inputs from 4x2 Storme owners who have actually done the Leh cct and /or negotiated slushy off road trips would be highly appreciated keeping in mind that affordability is not an issue, but just that I need to go in for the right variant and not regret later.

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leh circuit is 90% doable on 4x2 but extra kit is always welcome, just in case! all taxis that run in that area are 2WD. Some off beat route do require 4WD but are less. with 2WD you will always have to be wary of your car's capacity and should always assess the situation. We also avoided some red routes meant for 4WD only. but then there are some which even the 4WD also cant do.

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Congratulations on your pearl white storme @himanshugoswami. Wish you many miles on your beast.

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Thanks ebonho. I was vacillating between installing and not installing, but in the end decided to go ahead becuase its a TML approved accessory, and there is no drilling required since the chasis already has pre drilled holes for this. It gave the front end a slightly butch look, yet not too bulky, hence decided to opt for it.
How much did you pay for the nudge card? The beast looks more manly now after installing the nudge guard
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@Himanshu, Congrats ! Wishing you a long happy ownership !

@Lazybrain, check TBHP classifieds .. there was one on sale recently

Stormerider, where are the pics ??
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.. am in a dilemma as I will be changing 2 tyres.
Q1) Should I go in for Yokohama geolander or Continental Cross Contact or should i stick to BS Dueller?
Q2) Size - stock(235/70 R16) or wider (255/65 R16)?
Regarding the tyres - guess your tyres had not run much & the other 3 still have lot of tread life .. Suggest to stick to that brand for now, so that uniformity is there

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Congratulations on your pearl white storme @himanshugoswami. Wish you many miles on your beast.



How much did you pay for the nudge card? The beast looks more manly now after installing the nudge guard

Thank you! Nudge guard was 13 k post discounts

Getting magnetic curtains on Saturday for it
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Q1) Should I go in for Yokohama geolander or Continental Cross Contact or should i stick to BS Dueller?
Q2) Size - stock(235/70 R16) or wider (255/65 R16)?

My guess is I will put the new tyres at the back as safari is RWD.
Dont go for wider tyres, last week when I lost my rear stock Dueler and was looking at buying a new one, my SA and the tyre dealer adviced me to stick with the stock size specially since its a TATA, reason both quoted was it will give them a reason to void the suspension warranty in case something goes wrong.

@himanshu: Dont make me spend 13k on the nudge guard, honestly it complements the Pearl white better than any other shade of the Storme.

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Go for it Gaurav..... We buy our trucks with passion so what's another 13 k

Tell Ajay to honour this price since he sold it to me for this amount
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Go for it Gaurav..... We buy our trucks with passion so what's another 13 k

Tell Ajay to honour this price since he sold it to me for this amount
Hehe sir peet lega apna, pretty soon he will have a special TBHP only package for Stormes.
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Stormerider, where are the pics ??
Regarding the tyres - guess your tyres had not run much & the other 3 still have lot of tread life .. Suggest to stick to that brand for now, so that uniformity is there
travelogue/photologue will come up, have to process the images.

The front two tyres still have some 10k km life left (UFO reading 43k kms), spare is all new. hence the dilemma about changing 2 tyres. Going for 4 new tyres would be a crunch as I spent a bomb on the trip and new wide angle lens for the trip .

So what is better between conti/geolander/dueller?

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Dont go for wider tyres, last week when I lost my rear stock Dueler and was looking at buying a new one, my SA and the tyre dealer adviced me to stick with the stock size specially since its a TATA, reason both quoted was it will give them a reason to void the suspension warranty in case something goes wrong.
that's the case i was also concerned about. That cleares the size issue.
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@Lazybrain, check TBHP classifieds .. there was one on sale recently
My storme has airbags so i would like to stay away from Nudge guard - Just in case during any mishaps, though nudge guard looks tempting and nice. IMO somehow i feel in case of storme best part is the Land Rover look it carries from the front, dont want to take away that looks
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Getting magnetic curtains on Saturday for it
Please do post pics of these, many safari owners will be interested.
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