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Old 18th September 2009, 17:26   #1621
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Here are a few early photographs of my Black Tigress
Loved the Cool front guard and colour, suggest you remove the rear guard, the block the rear fog lights and dont actually look great, besides the rear door mounted wheel is more protection than the aluminium guard that you have put up.

Overall very cool congrats.
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Loved the Cool front guard and colour, suggest you remove the rear guard, the block the rear fog lights and dont actually look great, besides the rear door mounted wheel is more protection than the aluminium guard that you have put up.

Overall very cool congrats.
Thanks ACM.
I agree that rear door mounted wheel is a good protection. However that is at a good height, where as, that rear guard is for protection from two-wheelers, autos, etc, in city traffic. I agree that from aesthetic point of view, it would look more beautiful without that rear guard, but, compromising little bit on that aspect, just to keep away those scootorists/ bikers from knocking on that nice black bumper!

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Yes, will remove those stickers and take pics of interiors too.

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Old 19th September 2009, 00:21   #1623
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200 kms drive with 6 passengers = 380 kgs of in-cabin weight.

Had gone to my dad's aunt's house, and to buy 50 kgs of famous Tumkur Rice.

All the above weight for this Beast was as good as empty cabin
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All the above weight for this Beast was as good as empty cabin
LOL, very true! No matter what you pile inside, it makes no difference to the truck!
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I agree that from aesthetic point of view, it would look more beautiful without that rear guard, but, compromising little bit on that aspect, just to keep away those scootorists/ bikers from knocking on that nice black bumper!
Nice pics of your tigress. I would only echo the suggestion to remove that rear guard, it doesn't do justice to that majestic posterior . Trust me, even if you get knocked by a few bikes & cars, there'll be nothing much by way of scratches that some Formula One scratch remover won't fix!
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Long drive lover, your ride is looking nice, if you feel you need the rear guard, then keep it, it will definatly protect the paintwork, but please lose the wind deflectors at the back, they're not required there, those windows don't even open, keep the others as they look good on an SUV.

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Old 20th September 2009, 18:42   #1626
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Here's one from last year's Thippagondanahalli OTR

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Here's one from last year's Thippagondanahalli OTR
You seem to have enough pictures to give us complexes, hehe. Great going, hrag! Wishing your Safari many more of such OTR's. would have been great if only the foot rails could be detachable.
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Some pics of the Black Storm during the Goa trip earlier this week.

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Nice pics Lukeskywalker. Safari looks all the more beautiful in harmony of the nature. Hope you'll be putting up a nice travelogue too!!
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Thanks ACM.
I agree that rear door mounted wheel is a good protection. However that is at a good height, where as, that rear guard is for protection from two-wheelers, autos, etc, in city traffic. I agree that from aesthetic point of view, it would look more beautiful without that rear guard, but, compromising little bit on that aspect, just to keep away those scootorists/ bikers from knocking on that nice black bumper!

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Yes, will remove those stickers and take pics of interiors too.

cheers
The Rear bumper cost only Rs. 4000 odd. The Scooters, three wheelers would do no damage to the rear of the safari.

Touching some wood as i say that i still have not had a dented rear in my 9 year old safari. The Side view mirrors are the most at risk (from trucks). The rear spare tyre was pushed in once again by a truck.

The Sides do get scratched but on the grey plastic cladding that does not even require a repaint.

Take a risk and reclaim your life. Actually just giving my point of view, to each his own, just go by the heart on the safari.
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@longdrivelover,
IMHO the shiny front bumper is too loud.I would have preferred a matte black finish on it.You couple paint it matte black with course grained look.As for the rear protector, please cut off the edges and paint it to match body colour and i think it would then gel with the car better.
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@longdrivelover,
IMHO the shiny front bumper is too loud.I would have preferred a matte black finish on it.You couple paint it matte black with course grained look.As for the rear protector, please cut off the edges and paint it to match body colour and i think it would then gel with the car better.
for advice on chopping off the rear projection. Can't imagine what could happen if a bike, a cycle or worst if the clothes of a person get stuck on that and one drives off.
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Here's one from last year's Thippagondanahalli OTR

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This is an awesome pic, just a question though why does the guy at the bottom have both his hands in air.
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why does the guy at the bottom have both his hands in air.
He's guiding the driver.
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hrag; this isnt fair reminding poor us that we should have got the 4x4.

luke; great pix.

Mine after the tyre change.
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