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Old 26th July 2007, 00:05   #61
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I feel for Safari check out AURA too. They have couple of good new designs in 16 inch. Aura is good onbes especially for indian bad road. Imported wheels will have betetr look but reliability its Aura in Indian condition.
Are they on Aura website?

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A pearl white Safari going by is a sight to behold. It's got a stately, dignified presence. Easy, brother. IIRC, you had said your wife is a silent member here, lurking somewhere. I guess she wouldnt miss this thread ..
She too feels Aura designs are bad, so that's a moot point.
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Old 26th July 2007, 10:25   #62
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Sorry man, after comparing passion red with pearl white, I am gunning for the latter. Another plus point is Pearl white is metallic paint while passion red is not.

The dealer said he has League and Aura catalogue, I asked him to hide the Aura catalogue and get only the League catalogue.
Ahhhhh... now you are talking. The white looks a gem on this monster vehicle. Btw, whats the aura and league thingy?

EDIT: oh ok ok... you were talking about the alloys. I thought the safari came with 2 catalogs called aura and league. Was wondering what the heck was that.

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Old 26th July 2007, 10:41   #63
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wow! thought the TD was for fun!

Abt ICE, dont get advise from Goddy!

Guess Kerala will have more sales of automobile during early-mid august this year as Onam starts by 3 week.
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Samurai, you can as well check out HR, they have come up with some new designs...
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Old 26th July 2007, 11:15   #65
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I could find some information from aura website but not related to Safari. Mannuals are worth for Aura than website :( I found couple of good designs in mannual. their website is pathetic.

home this site does notload many times I try especially from bsnl broadband.

Hindalco | Home might give some info about alloys.

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One more thing I found about Aura is their alloy width lesser than imported alloys.

Example their website shows 2 designs (not good ones because this website is too old) for Safari. Width is 6 inch so I doubt if Aura is ideal alloy wheel if you plan to upgrade your tyres like 255/65 R16.

However since few people run similar spec. tyre on stock Safari RIM you can buy alloys with RIM width 6 inch.

LEAGUE Alloy Co., Ltd

合智工業股份有**公司

Neo Wheels India

Few use full links.

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Thanks Ravi, these are very useful links.
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Samuraisan i suggest you do some window shopping also, Mangalore has good accessory shops and better strike a deal with one of them or just head out to your ol friends in Bangalore.

The internet catalogues at times will create more confusion since the models available will be limited and will be quite different when you see it in real. I faced this problem when i was deciding on wheels.

Add a pair of Hella's or similar lights, but PLEASE no steel bull bars, the new molded ones (similar to ones seen in thailand and all, carryboy is the name if i remember correct) looks good.

ps: be nice to us poor car guys just kidding
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So blackie is up for sale eh? When is the safari delivery happening!?
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So blackie is up for sale eh?..
Samurai - is that what I think it is ?
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Yes it is, he has posted in TBHP market place also
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Samuraisan i suggest you do some window shopping also, Mangalore has good accessory shops and better strike a deal with one of them or just head out to your ol friends in Bangalore.
Exactly my thoughts. Why dont drive down to Bangy and do some window shopping ?

Tyre's, chrome plated bullbar and door handles, neons, grills/mesh's on tail lamps, fancy horans(local lingo), roof carriers blah blah.. LOL just kidding.

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Yes it is, he has posted in TBHP market place also
Whoops. Saw it now.

I had the pleasure of seeing it twice - for that I'm happy
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Exactly my thoughts. Why dont drive down to Bangy and do some window shopping ?

Tyre's, chrome plated bullbar and door handles, neons, grills/mesh's on tail lamps, fancy horans(local lingo), roof carriers blah blah.. LOL just kidding.

I agree Samurai San, come down in the blackie as one final long drive. Will be fun.
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Samurai - is that what I think it is ?
Not Samurai but his's blacky !!!
Did u confuse a blackbelter to a blacky....

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