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Old 12th January 2015, 21:27   #31
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I really like the storage nets and steering mobile holder.
Where do we get these ?

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I really like the storage nets and steering mobile holder.
Where do we get these ?

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Hi Prem,

I have ordered all the accessories for the Storme from AliExpress. There is a long delay in shipping, but the products are worth it.

Let me know if you want the specific URL of which vendor I've purchased it from, I'll PM you the link. Better to go with trusted ones.
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Storate net , RS and super charger logos all look awesome and very neatly done. I am not a big fan of chrome especially in the interiors but to each his own. And that placement of door guards was interesting
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Haven't updated since a while now guys, but I made a first long trip with the beast!

Felt great to take the Storme out of the city to the roads it's actually made for! Had driven down for the SOUL South Regional Drive organized by Tata Motors.
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Trip Start ODO: 3,483 KMS
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Trip End ODO: 4,834 KMS
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Total Distance Covered: 1351 KMS


Performance:
Maximum KMPL achieved was 13. Details are as shown below:
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The Storme handled itself VERY WELL in the super bad roads towards the NH 4A in Karnataka.
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The above image actually was the most beautiful stretch of road, for most of the last 50 KM stretch towards the Karnataka border approaching Goa, I was very paranoid of the shock absorbers starting to leak due to many sudden hits & dumps. But surprisingly the beast pulled through without a single hesitation.

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Will be posting a bit about the trip as well, but in the SOUL thread.
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Lovely post and picts Rohan and very helpful for me since I am planning to move from Sedan (Honda City) to SUV (most probably the Tata Safari Chrome).

I am hoping the new model they are launching Mid 2015 will have all the great features and more.

Posted in a hurry and forgot to ask about the source of your customization accessories for the LIMITED EDITION Logo, Chrome Lining Strip, RS Logo (Super cool! ) among the other things...

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Lovely post and picts Rohan and very helpful for me since I am planning to move from Sedan (Honda City) to SUV (most probably the Tata Safari Chrome).

I am hoping the new model they are launching Mid 2015 will have all the great features and more.
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Posted in a hurry and forgot to ask about the source of your customization accessories for the LIMITED EDITION Logo, Chrome Lining Strip, RS Logo (Super cool! ) among the other things...
Thanks a lot xistinchaos! Safari will be a good upgrade, & the new ones launch is probably just around the corner. Almost all the details of the new Storme are available in the new thread:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...offing-36.html

Regarding the accessories, I've ordered all of them online. Let me know which one's you're specifically interested in. I'll PM you the direct product URL.

It's been a while since I've updated the thread. Did the second service of the beast at 5,500 KMs. Current ODO stands at 7,300 KMs appx.
As always trend of Tata Service, during the washing of the second service, the was apparently an internal vacuum cleaning done. The quality was so POOR that the mat at the boot, was completely wet when putting in back in the car. AND there are open wires behind of the woofer:
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In the beast itself, the only issue noticed recently is that the FE has gone to hell! Mumbai traffic plus constant AC has taken a toll & the FE in certain instances has even gone as low as 8.5 KM/PL
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Apart from the regular, have been trying to Do Something Amazing with the Storme:
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Had recently made a close by trip to Pune Lavassa. The beast is just amazing on the highway! It's purely on the highway where you truly remember the purpose of your purchase itself!
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Currently, appx 25% driving has been on the highways & 75% city.

Regards,
Rohan Sachar.

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Regarding the accessories, I've ordered all of them online. Let me know which one's you're specifically interested in. I'll PM you the direct product URL.

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Thanks for the link Rohan. Have been following it as well. I am interested in the 3 accessories I wrote about - LIMITED EDITION Logo, Chrome Lining Strip, custom initials Log.

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Rohan, How has been your experience in terms of the reliability that Storme offers. Do you recommend Storme over scorpio and XUV. I always wanted to buy a Safari but only refrain because of the issue it has been related with. Your updates are very neutral and encouraging.
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Rohan, How has been your experience in terms of the reliability that Storme offers. Do you recommend Storme over scorpio and XUV. I always wanted to buy a Safari but only refrain because of the issue it has been related with. Your updates are very neutral and encouraging.
Hi Joel,

Being honest, if you NEED gadgets & features, Scorpio & XUV are the options you should consider.
BUT, if you need a hardcore SUV feel, it should be Safari. I'm basing this on having Test Driven all the cars.

- XUV will give you a smoother drive, but the raw power is missing.
- New Scorpio too has improved a lot over the previous one, but the primary driving presence & control feels is what's still lacking from Scorpio as an SUV.

Buying a Storme is accepting you're buying a beast. You need to take care of it, listen to it's every tiny wants & needs. Spoil it, with more than occasional long drives.

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Thanks Rohan for the distinct difference you have quoted here. The Storme is hardcore SUV and I could see the exact difference that you mentioned here during my stint of recent test drives. I am just waiting for the new Storme to get launched before I can take a final call on this.
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A minor update. The beast is roaring as always! BUT there seems to be an itch to leave the city. Hopefully, will take it out soon enough.

As mentioned in my previous update, the FE has improved again with the average with city(with AC) at 10.2 KMPL.

In the meantime, a nifty DIY to improve the look at feel. MOOD LIGHTING!! I've always felt the interiors in the Storme/Dicor have been purely basic & designed with pure functionality in mind. Nothing over & above like the XUV. Hence the desire to incorporate mood lights.

Final result, the beast welcoming with open arms
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Components:
1. EL Wire
2. 3M 3mm two way tape(no foam)
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I had ordered 5M wire, assuming the same would be fine for multiple door lines and dash. I WAS WRONG. The interior of Storme are HUGE & very well spaced. Hence the final fitment on the door could incorporate only 1 line:
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Rest pending to line up:
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Dash fitting:
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Drive Side View:
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Drive Side Installation:
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FINAL RESULT:
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The whole procedure took about 3 hours, & since it was 3 AM, had to give up on the rear doors. Will update again with the entire setup results

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Regards,
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Rohan looking at the passion you have for the Beast , i have become your fan. I like the mood lighting you have done and myself am a fan of it.

Now just waiting for a few things to line up before i have my Beast (face lifted Storme) standing in my garage!
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Rohan looking at the passion you have for the Beast , i have become your fan. I like the mood lighting you have done and myself am a fan of it.

Now just waiting for a few things to line up before i have my Beast (face lifted Storme) standing in my garage!
The Safari is a tricky car my friend, it INVOKES PASSION.

Once the beast arrives in your garage as well, you'll love nothing more than seeing it stand there.

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Hello!

Sorry, but it's been a while since I've updated the status of the beast. Work, work & more work! But just posting an update on the beast was delayed, not the care taking of the beast itself.

So, these were the first monsoon with the Storme & I must admit, it's just beautiful to drive it in the rain! The handling is just fantastic.
10,000 KM mark:
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Safari Enjoying it's first monsoon:
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The Storme has completed 14K KMs on the ODO & it's completed it's 3rd service. HOWEVER, before the beast went into service, there was a list made by me of some of the concerns I had:
1. The suspension felt a little harder
2. Passenger window started getting stuck a little while rolling up
3. The rear wiper completely wore out within a year! Although, partial blame also lied here with the car cleaner who handles these parts very roughly
4. OVERALL, the beast seemed a little lazy in general. The initial kick seemed to be reducing, which as a concern.

The SA was told all the issues in the 3rd service, which surprisingly, were ALL addressed to in 1 shot! The cost of the 3rd service however was Rs. 14,745. This was primarily due to the use of Synthetic oils over the standard one. I did have some doubts to go for Mineral Oils, since the cost difference was almost 3x, but one search on Team-BHP made me convinced that I needed to go with Synthetic. Link for reference:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modify...neral-oil.html (ARTICLE: Synthetic oil vs Mineral oil)

IMMEDIATE noticeable difference of Synthetic Oil vs. Mineral Oil:
1. The beast feels much lighter & the power of the engine feels as when it was brand new(don't know if it's 100% because of synthetic oils or oil change itself)
2. The immediate FE has gone by tremendously. Don't have hard stats yet since the fuel consumption post service has been only half a tank. Will definitely update on the same.

Beast Ownership Regrets:
I guess the only regret I have is not being able to take the Storme out of the city more often.
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And as always, some minor additions to further improve the interiors:
Explorer Inside Out:
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Voltmeter:
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Regards,
Rohan

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In the meantime, a nifty DIY to improve the look at feel. MOOD LIGHTING!!
Components:
1. EL Wire
2. 3M 3mm two way tape(no foam)
That awesomely beautiful Rohan. too.
Can you help me with the source of EL wire.

Searching for a reliable source since a long time now.
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