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Old 7th October 2014, 15:15   #3451
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I am facing a major neck pain when I drive my Storme be it 10 km or 1000 km. I am facing this issue from the day one however I ignored it for last 7 months considering that it will take time to get comfortable position with vehicle however this problem is still there.
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Does your Safari have height adjustable steering? Set it to the lowest setting & check if you have neck pain. Sometimes if your arms are raised to hold the steering, it can lead to neck pain.

Try it out. I think it should solve your problem.

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Dear thar4x4
I also used to have such pain on long drives in my swift, but have never had it in storme. As Narayan mentioned, the solution is a bit upright seating with neck pillow. This worked for me in swift. For lower back you can adjust the lumber support.

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Old 7th October 2014, 15:36   #3453
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Hello Thar 4x4

Does your Safari have height adjustable steering? Set it to the lowest setting & check if you have neck pain. Sometimes if your arms are raised to hold the steering, it can lead to neck pain.

Try it out. I think it should solve your problem.

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Thanks Varun !
I don't think my Storme have height adjustable steering but let me check.
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Thanks Varun !
I don't think my Storme have height adjustable steering but let me check.
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Dear thar4x4
I also used to have such pain on long drives in my swift, but have never had it in storme. As Narayan mentioned, the solution is a bit upright seating with neck pillow. This worked for me in swift. For lower back you can adjust the lumber support.

All Safari Storme's are equipped with an adjustable steering column, irrespective of variant.
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Dear thar4x4
I also used to have such pain on long drives in my swift, but have never had it in storme. As Narayan mentioned, the solution is a bit upright seating with neck pillow. This worked for me in swift. For lower back you can adjust the lumber support.
Yep! will try this in upcoming trip to Goa with family.

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All Safari Storme's are equipped with an adjustable steering column, irrespective of variant.
Oh ok Thanks ! May be steering position is culprit. If this solves the problem I am all set
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Hi,

I'm getting another used Tata Safari Storme, the details are as follows:
  1. Variant: VX 4x4
  2. Purchase date: Nov-Dec 2012
  3. Registration date: Jan 2013 (Gurgaon regd.)
  4. Odometer: 20K kms
  5. Asking price: 12.5L negotiated to 11L
  6. Current on-road price: 15L (Gurgaon regd.) + free insurance for 3 years


I've driven the car and have made the following observations:
  1. Looks good externally, completely dent free with a few minor scratches here and there
  2. The interior was dirty but thankfully it wasn't abused, the leather on the gear knob, steering and seats looked fine and in good shape, but it would require a thorough clean-up
  3. The footstep on the left hand side is loose and shakes a bit (about an inch of play), the one on the right is firmly fixed
  4. Drove the car on NH8 for 15 kms, took it upto 120 kmph, the steering was steady and the alignment was fine
  5. Tyres are uniformly worn, but the front ones have marginally more wear
  6. Some oil / diesel leakage in the engine bay, marked using a white arrow (image attached)
  7. I tried engaging the 4x4 mechanism a couple of times, it engaged within seconds. The car felt significantly heavier to drive on 4L, however 4H felt pretty much the same as 2H. (Drove in a straight line for 10-15 feet, didn't even try to turn as that would have damaged the system)



Suggestions / advice / input would be highly appreciated.


Thanks in advance.
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Being into the ORVM industry, let me tell you that they can easily provide the customer with just the inside glass or sub mirror which costs not more than 10 percent of the complete assembly. Infact some OEM suppliers are already supplying the sub mirrors in the open market. The reason why authorised service centres don't do that is simple. They want to milk the customers as much as they can. They know that most of the times, its just the inside glass that gets broken or stolen but they dont believe in the good ol "don't fix what aint broken"
I just found out an ebay seller who sells convex rear view mirrors (glass only). Contacted them and the delivery was quite fast by DTDC. Fixed it today on my dicor and the quality is good. If any one is interested in saving some money (by not buying the whole mirror assembly for safari's from TATA) search for the seller "car_spare" in ebay. "CONVEX REAR VIEW MIRROR ONLY (SUB MIRROR PLATE) ALL LEADING CAR BRANDS" that's how he has listed the item in ebay.
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Modified Storme from Motor Mind Automotive Desgins
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Modified Storme from Motor Mind Automotive Desgins
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The side profile reminds me of the Toyota Fortuner, especially near the front bumper and headlamps.
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During my recent highway trip of about 200 kms I saw 4 Safari Stormes. Have the sales picked up or am I looking out for them?
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During my recent highway trip of about 200 kms I saw 4 Safari Stormes. Have the sales picked up or am I looking out for them?
Yes the sales have definitely picked up. When i bought storme during May 2014 back then i could see only 1 other storme (in addition to mine) in and around HSR layout and Koramangala in Bangalore. But now i have noticed at least 7 stormes.

Most heart warming incident i experienced couple of weeks back at HSR BDA flyover when i was waiting at red signal. a silver storme waiting at the opposite side. When we were crossing each other he tried to seek my attention flashing headlights and waving his hand and i acknowledged him back the same way. A real proud moment for me

Even during my recent trip to Karwar i saw at least 3 safari stormes on NH4. Now its kind of mixed feeling for us storme owners. One way I am happy that sales picking up fast and other way sad that it will no more remain a unique vehicle and get an immediate attention when you are passing by with storme!
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Crossed the 26k mark. The Storme's happily munching the miles. Returned last night after another trip. And after another all-day driving, still felt fresh. FE remains consistent as it has always been - at about 13-14 kmpl.
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One question, my front driver side tyre is touching the well cladding at 1 point sometimes while turning. I have dicor alloys, so no problem with original specs there. I have upgraded to continental cross contact at with the stock size of 235/70/r16. I don't think that should be a problem. The Sa told me that this is a bigger tyre, I don't understand this, and told him it's the stock size.
My front shocks were replaced due to leak hardly 3k km back. I think that's where the problem is. Or am I missing something? Please help.

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Crossed the FE remains consistent as it has always been - at about 13-14 kmpl.
Congratulation on the silver. That is a great fe figure. Storme actually gives you fatigue free experience in all day drives and happily munches miles.

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Guys
Did some minor mod on the Storme over the weekend ( not DIY but got done professionally ). The roof carrier I had was the typical aluminium colour. Got it painted matte black. Pls find below before and after pics.

Ideally I would have loved to have gone for a nice powder coated matte black or dark grey roof carrier at the outset, but there are very few options in the aftermarket for roof carriers for the Storme ( unlike the Scorpio/XUV/Fortuner - which by virtue of having more practical roof rails have a variety of options )
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Black knight going in for its 15k service. Sending it to Emm Emm motors. Are they a good place to give your vehicle for service ?
Running has been slower in the last few months thanks to truck load of work. Basics seem fine although the alignment is still a tad left oriented.
Need to do steering grip. I just felt that the steering was a tad thin grip wise. Any suggestions on a good person. Checked with a few and all said they would remove the steering and do the grip. I think this would void warranties on steering column
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