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Old 8th May 2008, 14:46   #1
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Thumbs up Finally my safari 2.2 Lx is coming- need advice.

A big thanks to all Safari owners on the forum for converting a scorpio fan to a safari customer! After driving around in a palio sport 1.2 and a indica Dls for four years , i have finally booked a safari lx- expecting delivery by 13/14th. Currently there are no special offers on the safari- only free accessories worth Rs 5000/- the dealer is giving me teflon coating and sun film as free accessories apart from mats,idol and flaps. The colour selected is Cycus Grey. Plan to get the following - 1.reverse camera with 7 inch screen - superteck -Rs 8500, Autocop- Rs 2650,foglamps-Rs2750 and a Sony Dvd 1100 - Rs7100. have not decided on the speakers yet. Hope these prices are ok.
Would also like to know if it is ok to take the car for a long distance drive immidiately - about 400 kms or should i drive around in the city for a few days? is it ok to drive @ 100kmh for extended periods during running in?
Do i use premium diesel or normal diesel with systemD?
Anything else that i should be careful of in the intial days.
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per Tata Motors, please use only normal diesel and that too without system D. your truck is new and would not need any injector cleaner additives found in premium fuels or System D
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Another truck in B'lore....same colour here brother - cycus grey & LX too

most of your questions are infact answered/ debated in the forum from threads started by dadu & bglsrini, b'lorians again!!

If you drive well, I do not see a reason for a reverse camera. Been driving for 8 years..never had the need for one so far.

On the sound systems, there are lots of thread dedicated on that.

You did not mention the dearlership - Manipal gives the best discounts. If you go for own insurance, you might save 2K.
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Good to meet a fellow Cycus Grey Lx Bangalorian. Infact the truck is from Manipal Motors, enquired with all dealers- no discounts on safari and sumo grande! these cars are moving really well it seems. The insurance is a good tip- will explore that- thanks.
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Congrats! Get the bumpers etc painted too. Will look great.

Use normal diesel.

It can do 100kmph @2500rpm in fifth gear. See that you dont cross this; says the manual.

Will suggest that you drive it around for 50kms or so and then go for the long drive as you need to come to understand its size etc.
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The insurance is a good tip- will explore that-
If you are enjoying good no claim bonus on either of your other vehicles, consider transferring that to the Safari. That'll save you a handsome packet!
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congrats on your truck.
its a fabulous truck.
i have driven it a few times , feels like king on road.
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welcome to the truckin club!!
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Yet Another Safari! Cool. I guess this speaks volumes for the 2.2 Dicor. Congratulations!
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Thanks all! real great advice and that too instantly, now am quite clear with what i need to do. Will fill normal diesel and drive round town all day! keeping to within 100kmph @2500 rmp in fifth will be tough on the highways though. ya and the paint job for the cladding and alloys are next - maybe a couple of months down the line.
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wow,Thats great.One more to join the club.
welcome.
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Welcome to the reclaimed side.

Please use REGULAR diesel as many here have already pointed out.

And dont spare the truck - it can take more punishment than you can imagine.
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Congrats! Get the bumpers etc painted too. Will look great.

Use normal diesel.

It can do 100kmph @2500rpm in fifth gear. See that you dont cross this; says the manual.

Will suggest that you drive it around for 50kms or so and then go for the long drive as you need to come to understand its size etc.
Isnt 2500 Rpm for 100 kph too much? Can you confirm me if its the same? For a 2.2 engine, it should be more relaxed at 100 kph.
Congrats Dieselone!
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A big thanks to all Safari owners on the forum for converting a scorpio fan to a safari customer!
Dieselone, that's a story I'd love to hear.

As for guidance on what you should do in the early days, I would recommend you drive it real easy. Not even to the numbers mentioned in the book.
You can go for your long distance drive as long as you keep to very modest speeds and keep changing the speed every five minutes or so. Do not drive at a STEADY speed for more than 10 minutes.
Ideally, you would avoid long distance in the first few weeks as Safaris are known to have 'teething troubles' in the early days. A few visits to the dealership are more the norm than the exception.
Let your car 'settle' down; find it's feet, as it were.
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Thanks all! real great advice and that too instantly, now am quite clear with what i need to do. Will fill normal diesel and drive round town all day! keeping to within 100kmph @2500 rmp in fifth will be tough on the highways though. ya and the paint job for the cladding and alloys are next - maybe a couple of months down the line.
2500rpm @ 5th! Its 140kmph @ 3.1k rpm or so for sure

I didnt know one can take her to 100kmph @2500 rpm and hence didnt have much fun till 1800kms.

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Please use REGULAR diesel as many here have already pointed out.

And dont spare the truck - it can take more punishment than you can imagine.
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Isnt 2500 Rpm for 100 kph too much? Can you confirm me if its the same? For a 2.2 engine, it should be more relaxed at 100 kph.
Congrats Dieselone!
2500rpm it is .

The first and reverse may be 'tight' a bit. It wil be fine after 2000kms or so.
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