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Old 30th April 2009, 21:20   #136
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Sen >> You are seriously in high spirits. I have never seen anyone take car delivery like that. Wish you a long lasting grin and miles of joy.
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Old 30th April 2009, 21:36   #137
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Sen - congrats.

You sure have given the Safari a grand welcome.
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Old 30th April 2009, 22:12   #138
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Smile Puja

We got up early in the morning for the Puja.
Actually I got up about four times in the night and was disappointed that it was still not 6 AM.

Took a bath and got down.

Took the car our to the temple. The temple was just two minutes walk from our complex, so I drove myself. It felt very stiff and heavy, especially the clutch. But I took it in right spirit understanding that macho things are bound to be stiff and heavy.


After the puja, I felt so confident that I drove about 12 Kilometers and dropped my wife to office. Man... did I feel "Top of the World"!


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1. Ready for the Puja -

Mountain Green Tata Safari VX 4x4 Booked. EDIT : Now driving it!-dsc05009.jpg

2. At the Temple
Mountain Green Tata Safari VX 4x4 Booked. EDIT : Now driving it!-dsc05026.jpg


3. The Temple -
Mountain Green Tata Safari VX 4x4 Booked. EDIT : Now driving it!-dsc05030.jpg

4. Puja going on -
Mountain Green Tata Safari VX 4x4 Booked. EDIT : Now driving it!-dsc05027.jpg
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Old 30th April 2009, 22:36   #139
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Cool Tyre Change from Stock to Michelin LTX

I have decided to upgrade (not upsize) the tyres based on the advice I received on this forum regarding 4x4 capabilities of Bridgestone Dueller H/T.

I have upgraded to Michelin LTX 235/70 R16 (stock size) and have retained the original alloys.

I also bought a Hydraulic jack. This is foot operated and I found that it was much easier to raise this heavy vehicle using this kind of jack than the stock one.

The financials are as following - (also posted earlier)

Stock tyres exchange value - Rs. 5000/- per piece
Michelin LTX - Rs. 6575/- per piece
Net - Rs. 1575/- per piece

Total for tyres - Rs. 7875
Hydraulic Jack - Rs. 1450/-

Total - Rs. 9325/-
Discount - Rs. 25/-

Net Payment - Rs. 9300/-

Free goodies -

1. Rubber floor mats (for front and middle rows) - Rs. 250/-
2. Nitrogen Filling (with 6 months free top up) - Rs. 250/-
3. Wheel alignment and balancing - (IMHO there was no need for this for a brand new car so did not ask actual price)


Dealer Details -
Tyrex (Chintan Thakkar - 9870123123)
Near Jain Mandir, Nahur Road, Mulund West.


The work took about one and half hour. The power went out in the middle and I got worried because it normally is about 1.5 - 2 hours outage in this area during mornings. However, being the election day power came back within 10 minutes.

What I was really surprised about was the level of equipment they had. They had different machines for removing and fitting the tyres on the rim. Also they had some electrically operated hydraullic jack and of course the nitrogen machine. Gone are the days of hammering the tyre out of the rim.

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1. Reached at the dealer's place -
Mountain Green Tata Safari VX 4x4 Booked. EDIT : Now driving it!-1-reached.jpg


2. Tyres stacked up and kept rady for me -
Mountain Green Tata Safari VX 4x4 Booked. EDIT : Now driving it!-2-tyres.jpg


3. Work in Progress -
Mountain Green Tata Safari VX 4x4 Booked. EDIT : Now driving it!-3-work-starts.jpg

4. Machine for fitting tyres on the alloys -
Mountain Green Tata Safari VX 4x4 Booked. EDIT : Now driving it!-4-tyre-machine.jpg

5. Wheel balancing machine (this thing has a computer attached) -
Mountain Green Tata Safari VX 4x4 Booked. EDIT : Now driving it!-5-wheel-balancing.jpg

6. Tyres ready to be fixed -
Mountain Green Tata Safari VX 4x4 Booked. EDIT : Now driving it!-6-ready-fix.jpg

7. Nitrogen vending machine -
Mountain Green Tata Safari VX 4x4 Booked. EDIT : Now driving it!-7-free-nitrogen.jpg

8. Tyre foam sprayed on. This thing is like snow. After spraying it melts and drips out automatically and gives a very cool shiny look to the tyres. Will buy a bottle of this later. -
Mountain Green Tata Safari VX 4x4 Booked. EDIT : Now driving it!-8-ready-roll.jpg
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Old 30th April 2009, 23:03   #140
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I think you are going to make you wife jealous. It's almost like a second wedding !!
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Congrats, that color looks amazing, very well suited for beast.

I am not really surprised about your preps and initial bubbles for the car. I think most of us went through the same feeling. Its just that you are vocal about it.

I remember when I bought my Indica, I used to peep through the window at night to give a look at the car, at the middle of the night.

Enjoy the beast and have fun. Post your initial experience.
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Simply smashing. The pics looked more like a Mega Brand Launch party but - Way to go!!!!!!!

Now time to get some dirt on those tyres & the nice shiny exterior
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amazing compilation of the activities pre and post delivery. Post photos of car with the new tyre.

What about this hydralic jack ? can you share some details alongwith pics ?
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Dealer Details -
Tyrex (Chintan Thakkar - 9870123123)
Near Jain Mandir, Nahur Road, Mulund West.
hi sen, i stay in hiranandani,powai. i am a regular visitor to this road in mulund as it is full of car accessory shops on both sides. isnt it called sarvodaya nagar?
anyways, this dealer you mentioned- tyrex, does he sell alloys of different brands too? or is he just a tyre dealer?
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The saga continues!

Way to go, Sen!

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... I also tore out the meaningless ribbon my dealer had put up in front of him. I think the sales guys cried because I was so insensitive.
That makes two of us! Did the same thing.

Quote:
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I think you are going to make you wife jealous. It's almost like a second wedding !!
Sen: See, I told you so!

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Old 1st May 2009, 17:08   #146
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Now thats the way to celebrate!!! Congrats on the great buy.
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Congrats sen what a celebration,

On the Tyre front buy a 12 V Tyre inflator it is more useful then a jack.
If the tubeless gets punctured it takes days before it becomes flat you can always top up the pressure and return to some puncture repair shop.

Also buy a surv tubeless repair kit in case you are interested in DIY.

Regards
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Congrats Sen! that is one heck of a celebration.

I love the part about getting up in the middle of the night to realize it is not time yet. Feels like the anxious kid who cant get enough of the new toy.

Happy wheeling man! enjoy!
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Looks like you got the Michellin LTX AT2 as opposed to the Michellin LTX AT. I prefer the tread pattern of the AT since it seems to me more off-road biased and the AT2 seem to have a more highway bias.

This is the earlier AT model.
Michelin India - LTX A/T
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Lovely Car , Amazing Celebration snaps. Very happy for you.

Just cant understand, you said mountain green , while your beast looks stunningly handsome - is this the same color ? Doesnt look green to me.

Also, go on some long drive and post a travelogue. Should be fun reading given your style of putting your feelings down so accurately.
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