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Old 27th August 2009, 13:16   #31
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vikram congratulations pal, I was expecting something more rugged on the lines of a MM550 or so. Heck so what , you have a lovely vehicle at your disposal now.Drive safe.
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Hey Vikram, did yours come with Fog lamps? And were you able to get any Extended Warranty. Folks at Mahindra had told me that they were going to get iot started for the Storm.
I did not talk about extended warranty - I got the fog lamps as extras in my package

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. Amongst the -ve's you have mentioned, this is one that can be taken care of. Get it - it's a must.
Well.., but how do you get another remote if the dealers says that M&M gives only ONE!!

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vikram congratulations pal, I was expecting something more rugged on the lines of a MM550 or so. Heck so what , you have a lovely vehicle at your disposal now.Drive safe.
Hey, the Bolero is apparently a MM550 with clothes
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Congrats sir!! Now for trying it all out on the track

(Hope Jack-you-know-what doesn't read this )
Bugger.. even before you bring Vikram Uncle into this.. when is your vehicle visiting the track.

Congrats Vikram... Now that you are going to have parking problems at your apartment, I would be more than happy to save you some trouble and take the Gypsy

Did anyone realize - Chennai Police have Boleros, so does Vikram. Chennai Police have Accent Crdi s , so does Vikram, Chennai Police have 540s, so did Vikram, Chennai police patrol has gypsies, so does Vikram.

Guess the white fieros with the beacon and dual side boxes + radio transmitter is on the cards pretty soon.

Besides, now all of you know who is gonna sponsor the next meet...

Congrats again Vikram .
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Congrats headers! That common-rail has entirely transformed the Bolero, a UV that had character even with the older DI / IDI engines. I've taken a brief spin in the Storm and was pleasantly surprised at the sprinting ability.

I'm sure she will serve you well, but what is a 4x4 fan like you doing buying a Mahindra 4x2! Or is Arka already working on retrofitting a transfer case

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Far less body roll too.
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Besides, now all of you know who is gonna sponsor the next meet... its me Vijay aka KK aka JA
Thanx vijay..looking forward for your kind gesture this week.

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.. but what is a 4x4 fan like you doing buying a Mahindra 4x2! Or is Arka already working on retrofitting a transfer case
Thanx GTO, Arka wants my engine to fit in his 540!!

I need DB sir to help me acquire a 4x4 TC and GB. Maybe you guys could help too.

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Congrats! Welcome to the club of the 'Supersonic Dabbas'. BTW are your tyres Bridgestones? And don't they have the fog lamps in yellow?
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BTW are your tyres Bridgestones? And don't they have the fog lamps in yellow?
Thanks MM, my tyres are CEAT Formula 1 Steel belted radials with tube!

And yes, they do have fog lamps in yellow too. I guess the placement of the lamps really dont make much of a difference in this particular vehicle and hence did not object to white ones..
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headers : Well.., but how do you get another remote if the dealers says that M&M gives only ONE!!
Same treatment I had got fromTM for my truck. That remote is typically a Minda or Autocop or the like. Ask for the service engineer's number (for the actual brand of the remote you have). Talk to that S.E for the additional remote.

Got a wty on the second remote too (from Minda, in my case).
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Hearty congratulations Vikram - hope to see your new truck the next time I'm in town.
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Got a wty on the second remote too (from Minda, in my case).
what is wty - Warranty ??

BTW, whats the max speed of the VLX - any pointers?
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Max speed ? How come you are not checking it out yourself ? :-P

yes, wty = Warranty.
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what is wty - Warranty ??

BTW, whats the max speed of the VLX - any pointers?
I have done speedo indicated 150 with GPS logged 137. I suggest you try it out yourself.
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I have done speedo indicated 150 with GPS logged 137. I suggest you try it out yourself.
I have done 120 with ease, but my vehicle was only 600kms then.. will try and push graudally! @MC - So is 150 max or is there more to come?

Also, I believe that GPS may not be that accurate in measuring vehicle speed!! I may be wrong!!
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Congrats Vikram, wish you many miles of great driving.
Keep us posted on the short term as well as long term experience. Might not be possible to a 4 x 4 installed on the Storm, but then I may be wrong! Gurus please elaborate.
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hey congrats! I feel M&M Bolero is a real cool choice. I have known the Bolero Camper since the times I was selling 207 DI for Tata in Rajasthan. The Camper was far superior in its ability to tread on any kind of village roads. Many farmers close to Bikaner even went into the sand dunes using this vehicle without much ado. Congrats again

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