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Old 25th May 2009, 22:07   #1321
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@ jkdas: great pics buddy. "namade" kerela at its best!

@ tsk: fabulous pics mate. real jaw dropping stuff there.
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Old 25th May 2009, 22:13   #1322
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OEM leather seat covers of Safari (including mine VX) at the rear has some sort of dangling piece at the bottom. Refer the shot below that I have highlighted.

Can some one tell me what is this and how it is supposed to be folded? The uncovered velcro seems to be catching any frills on the cloth especially my 4year old's frock.

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BJ that will go below the seat just tuck it in between the seat, it is nothing but the seat cover and they have made it so that while folding the seat the seat cover does not get torn.

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tsk1979, Lovely Pics. Had been on a recent trip to sikkim. Your pics just bought those moments back. These kind of places are what the safari is made for.
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Thanks for your comments guys!
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Awesome pics man!!! Amazing shoot/pics, amazing roads and very well clean vehicle
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Awesome photos tsk. The Safari looks like it is right at home. You really seem to be reclaiming your life.
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Old 27th May 2009, 11:59   #1327
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Default Kulidha [Orissa] Forest Revisited, in torrential rain..

Torrential rain due to the effect of cyclonic storm Aila had left the gate entrance at Kuldiha, Orissa, a mud trap for a 2wd. After a lot of sliding, precariously close to the forest iron gate and the trench by the side, Safari VTT somehow was maneuvered to the grassy patch at the other side.

Kuldiha forest road is totally uphill from this gate, and quite a few anxious moments were encountered. One has to stop at the gate to submit papers and then the forest guard opens the gate, and in those 15 minutes the 2wd VTT sank in the soft mud.

All in all, though a very fantastic experience, a forest journey and stay during torrential rain is absolutely different -- normally the forests are closed in the monsoons. All the gutters and overflowing water on the forest track and the sliding and experiencing the wilderness of a drenched forest was an experience by itself.

As for wildlife, fantastic experience as the elephants come to eat the mangoes and jackfruit from the trees - we tracked a lone tusker from the VTT in the night as it moved around the FRH - picking out the mangoes and the jackfruit.

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Kuldiha Forest, Orissa, - Mud-stuck slide on a 2wd VTT



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All in all, though a very fantastic experience, a forest journey and stay during torrential rain is absolutely different -- normally the forests are closed in the monsoons. All the gutters and overflowing water on the forest track and the sliding and experiencing the wilderness of a drenched forest was an experience by itself.
Great snaps & video - loved the shoes

A few more of these trips & your clutch is history - time for 4x4
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Kuldiha Forest, Orissa, - Mud-stuck slide on a 2wd VTT
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Great snaps & video - loved the shoes

A few more of these trips & your clutch is history - time for 4x4
So expect a Travelogue from our ADC and more good pictures for the Safari Ads.

Suman indeed a very good pair of shoes for the Tyres
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A few more of these trips & your clutch is history - time for 4x4
Am I imagining it or did someone else also notice some 'smoke' in that video?
I thought I smelt burning clutch!

ADC, kudos to you! You are one that truly NEEDS the 4X4! You'd be unmatched then!
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Am I imagining it or did someone else also notice some 'smoke' in that video?
I thought I smelt burning clutch!
LOL, had "burning" plastered all over it!
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Old 27th May 2009, 17:32   #1332
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Great snaps & video - loved the shoes
Suman da - those Woodland shoes are still bagged in a plastic, mud has dried up and the weight has increased by 2 kg - weekend will try to clean and salvage it.

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So expect a Travelogue from our ADC and more good pictures for the Safari Ads.

Suman indeed a very good pair of shoes for the Tyres
Will continue the travelogue on this post only - as it is repeat visit after 1.5 years - the weather made all the difference. We experienced what forest turns to during a monsoon. It rained all through for around 26 hours.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...-part-1-a.html


The mud easily fills up the whatever grooves are there in a H/T tyre and then its like bald tyre coated with grease like mud.



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A few more of these trips & your clutch is history - time for 4x4
The mud was slippery like tonnes of grease. Was also worried as the rev was going to towards the red line and expected a engine check light any moment.

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Am I imagining it or did someone else also notice some 'smoke' in that video?
I thought I smelt burning clutch!

ADC, kudos to you! You are one that truly NEEDS the 4X4! You'd be unmatched then!
Thanks Mr Mathur - the clutch was under stress for little time but did not burn up - it was more freewheeling kind, accelerator pressed and the rear wheel turning freely like as they are on rollers.

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OT : Put your shoes in a bucket of water with surf mixed for 10 minutes, and then rinse under running water. If you have a semi automatic machine, put them in that(top loading type)
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Default Safari side step covers

Hi Guys... I have been following this thread for quite sometime and the posts and pictures of Safari are awesome. I am an avid fan of Safari and bought one myself 2 months back. Its a 2.2 Dicor Ex 2008 Model, Walnut Gold. I recently went for a long trip to Madikeri and Kerala. I will soon post some pics and specifications of my beast.

In the meantime I need some help. The black colored plastic caps at the end of the side steps have fallen off and I am searching for new caps. I have searched in JC Road, Bangalore but could not get it. Can anyone tell me where can I get these caps?... Thanks
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Old 27th May 2009, 20:43   #1335
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@ADC,
That was one churning of the mud! ROFL! It would have been great to see what happened.

And nice shoes - both on your feet and on the vehicle!

@Anup: Smoke? Frying? And you thought you 'imagined'? Well, then, guess both of us have had the same imagination! There was enough smoke to send signals to the Red Indians!!!

@NiTviN: Congrats on the purchase. Would be great to see a post with your experience.
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