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Old 28th July 2013, 21:02   #1321
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Can somebody confirm if supplied Audio system with Storme support bluetooth
Yes. Pairing is very easy & works fine.
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Yes. Pairing is very easy & works fine.
It supports calls only.. You cannot stream songs via Bluetooth.
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It supports calls only.. You cannot stream songs via Bluetooth.
You are correct. Audio will need A2DP, which your BT device must have.

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Hello everyone,

I took a pretty detailed test drive of the Storme Vx 2WD yesterday and felt that the steering of the 2WD is significantly lighter than that of the 4WD, at all speeds.

Does someone here echo my feelings? If yes, what could be the reason for it?
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I have TDed both 4WD and 2WD, more than 5 times in last 4 weeks. I feel steering anyway is really tight as compare to my SX4 and needs some effort, but between 4WD and 2WD, I did felt 2WD little lighter, not sure why.

Unfortunately all the TD cars were different and they had different feel to every dynamics of the car.

I TDed one 2WD yesterday and the clutch was pain, while it was butter smooth on previous TD car

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It supports calls only.. You cannot stream songs via Bluetooth.
Is there a mic some where in the cabin of voice is picked up by phone itself?

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The mike is near the roof-mount lamps - a small circular thing with perforations.
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I have TDed both 4WD and 2WD, more than 5 times in last 4 weeks. I feel steering anyway is really tight as compare to my SX4 and needs some effort, but between 4WD and 2WD, I did felt 2WD little lighter, not sure why.

Unfortunately all the TD cars were different and they had different feel to every dynamics of the car.

I TDed one 2WD yesterday and the clutch was pain, while it was butter smooth on previous TD car



Is there a mic some where in the cabin of voice is picked up by phone itself?
Hydraulic clutches are extremely sensitive to abuse. So if a car is not driven properly, you will find clutch getting hard. Speaking of 2WD vs 4WD, 4WD steering is harder due to additional weight up front. That said, for a vehicle of this class, steering is fine, just takes a little bit used to it. Compared to the old safari, this one is a class apart.
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I TDed one 2WD yesterday and the clutch was pain, while it was butter smooth on previous TD car

In newer versions of Safari ( after 2009) with aluminium clutch master-slave cylinders pain is lot less then what it used to be there earlier so in storme is should be even better.

I used to bother about my Safari clutch hardness a lot whereas A.S.S used to say it is fine , Recently I drove a 40000KM Innova and clutch feel was similar so now my expectations are realigned.

I have done 52K so may be it will last till 65K but I am not going to change it till I notice either a slippage or juddering.
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I have TDed both 4WD and 2WD, more than 5 times in last 4 weeks. I feel steering anyway is really tight as compare to my SX4 and needs some effort, but between 4WD and 2WD, I did felt 2WD little lighter, not sure why.

Unfortunately all the TD cars were different and they had different feel to every dynamics of the car.

I TDed one 2WD yesterday and the clutch was pain, while it was butter smooth on previous TD car

Is there a mic some where in the cabin of voice is picked up by phone itself?
Bharat, the music system is not up to mark. I had a figo earlier, so did not expect it to be this bad. MIDs and lows are non existent. Need to increase the bass to Max for decent sound. There is a PDF manual uploaded in one of the earlier posts. Am planning to add an amp and check if there is improvement. Coming from the figo.
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Bharat, the music system is not up to mark. I had a figo earlier, so did not expect it to be this bad. MIDs and lows are non existent. Need to increase the bass to Max for decent sound. There is a PDF manual uploaded in one of the earlier posts. Am planning to add an amp and check if there is improvement. Coming from the figo.
I tried that first. The sound from the lower front speakers starts cracking big time. I find 6 to 7 level best.
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BTW anybody installed gear lock in storme, as per dealer, its not possible, but the SA told me, can be done from outside.

On the explorer edition kit. I like the Decal (Front and side) and nudge gaurd. Still thinking on 2Din stuff, little odd in placement.

I will check all that Explorer Edition gimmick today at Concorde, Delhi.

BTW I loved the Push Button Stop/Start installed on the TD Storme, works perfect, but its an after market

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BTW anybody installed gear lock in storme, as per dealer, its not possible, but the SA told me, can be done from outside.

On the explorer edition kit. I like the Decal (Front and side) and nudge gaurd. Still thinking on 2Din stuff, little odd in placement.

I will check all that Explorer Edition gimmick today at Concorde, Delhi.

BTW I loved the Push Button Stop/Start installed on the TD Storme, works perfect, but its an after market
Bharat, please do check update on the quality of the Art Leather seats on the Explorer Edition Kit.
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Bharat, please do check update on the quality of the Art Leather seats on the Explorer Edition Kit.
Seat covers with VX is much better than Explorer edition kit. Confirmed by the SA.
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Seat covers with VX is much better than Explorer edition kit. Confirmed by the SA.
The faux leather covers offered by Tata Motors as part of the authorized genuine accessories for the Storme are not very nice looking or feeling either.

I'll most probably be going in for Autoform Feather Touch ones made to order for the Storme. Nutmeg shade (a little lighter than the photo below - should go well on a black car). Has a nice soft luxurious feel, and a natural looking grain as well.


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The black Autoform covers from MGA in my Baleno have held up beautifully over 8 years. No loss of shape or opening of stitching or fraying. And never feel hot or sweaty. So better to pay a little more and go for something tried and tested.
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BTW anybody installed gear lock in storme, as per dealer, its not possible, but the SA told me, can be done from outside.

On the explorer edition kit. I like the Decal (Front and side) and nudge gaurd. Still thinking on 2Din stuff, little odd in placement.

I will check all that Explorer Edition gimmick today at Concorde, Delhi.

BTW I loved the Push Button Stop/Start installed on the TD Storme, works perfect, but its an after market
I got my Gear Lock installed at the dealer on the day of the purchase; it carries the same one that they fit into the safari so don't know why the SA is replying in the negative! I got mine from Concorde motors.
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