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Old 20th January 2012, 11:42   #286
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there is only one word for this: "presence".

the trip is a great day trip option from Bangalore - hope you had fun leading the pack or bringing up the rear (TSaf does both with equal majesty).

A little late, but nevertheless great pics !
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Nice Pics Prem. Need a help from you. Could you kindly post a picture of the 4X4 selector lever / knob of the safari. I searched most threads but could not find one.
This is the placement of the switch:

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^^ Thanks Hari for putting up the image of the 4X4 selector switch.

Question for a few who might have tried OR did some research on the ICE.
The stock HU is a very capable ALPINE system that has "Optical" Output by itself for 5.1 [DD or DTS or PCM] output.

Has anyone tried looking for an amp [or bought/using] that has "Optical IN" ?
Any suggestion is appreciated.

Two updates that I did to my beast recently.
1) Carryboy CB-730 Nudge guard, has in-built a pair of fog lamps, just like show-case, not really helpful in terms of visibility. I will put out the photo shortly.
2) Replaced the stock headlight bulbs with the OSRAM Nightbreaker. I can see a difference compared to the stock, spent 1600 [Rs.800 per bulb].

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Hey, This is off topic but i guess i saw you in "TORQUE" today at around 4.45. I had come to pick up some floor mats for my laura and he didn't have any so while going out i saw the beautiful and shiny behemoth with T-BHP stickers. Then came home opened the TD and ownership report section and voila your thread is right there. What a co-incidence! Anyway that safari looked just amazing. I like to think of it as the Great Indian SUV.
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Two updates that I did to my beast recently.
1) Carryboy CB-730 Nudge guard, has in-built a pair of fog lamps, just like show-case, not really helpful in terms of visibility. I will put out the photo shortly.
2) Replaced the stock headlight bulbs with the OSRAM Nightbreaker. I can see a difference compared to the stock, spent 1600 [Rs.800 per bulb].
Pic of the nudge guard please. How much did it cost? Was it bought from the dealer or after market shop? You should be able to put some nice similar wattage bulb into it right?

Also the NB price look atrocious. NB is already outdated and the latest product is NB+. Even NB+ should be charged around 1200/- for a pair at the max; 1600/- is a rip off! NB should be around 900/- if I am not wrong.

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Hey, This is off topic but i guess i saw you in "TORQUE" today at around 4.45. I had come to pick up some floor mats for my laura and he didn't have any so while going out i saw the beautiful and shiny behemoth with T-BHP stickers. Then came home opened the TD and ownership report section and voila your thread is right there. What a co-incidence! Anyway that safari looked just amazing. I like to think of it as the Great Indian SUV.
Goutham, You are spot on [no OT here]. Yes, I was there in TORQUE then. Interestingly, I met one more guy preparing for Tire trade-off for his Safari that he is going to take it day after tomorrow [Wednesday]. We had a quick [Safari to Safari] chat, probably, we would have gone for a long discussion if not my daughter pulled me off !

Incidentally, I was fitting in the IND number plate [only yesterday] and he rightly assumed it to be a brand new Safari

Btw, for the mats, check out somewhere else. TORQUE seems slightly on the higher side with whatever I heard over the past 2 days.

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Pic of the nudge guard please. How much did it cost? Was it bought from the dealer or after market shop? You should be able to put some nice similar wattage bulb into it right?

Also the NB price look atrocious. NB is already outdated and the latest product is NB+. Even NB+ should be charged around 1200/- for a pair at the max; 1600/- is a rip off! NB should be around 900/- if I am not wrong.
S&F, NB+ was around 1100 or 1200 a pair, but NB is expensive than NB+ for some reason. I think, like more white OR something [not exactly remembering].
But, yeah, I could have paid more. I will anyway check with someone else.

Btw, I got the NB from Konark [Koramangala] who has got great respect from this forum. So, I believe/hope, I was not ripped off too much for NB

I will get the photos this evening.
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All right - here are the pics.
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Two updates that I did to my beast recently.
1) Carryboy CB-730 Nudge guard, has in-built a pair of fog lamps, just like show-case, not really helpful in terms of visibility. I will put out the photo shortly
Looks good! Does CarryBoy have an India website? Or did you choose from a hard copy brochure that the dealer had?

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Looks good! Does CarryBoy have an India website? Or did you choose from a hard copy brochure that the dealer had?

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It was an accidental find in the stores when I went in for something else and I didnt get the model. Then, did a lot of wild search in internet, finally, found the model in TBHP itself !

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Looks very good Prem. I have been thinking of having a nudgeguard too, and this tempts me very much. How much did it cost?
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Looks very good Prem. I have been thinking of having a nudgeguard too, and this tempts me very much. How much did it cost?
I paid 11.7K for this including the installation, had about 250/- for wiring charges [for the lights] that I bargained and got it for free

If you are going for the dual purpose of both lights and nudge guard, then, this is not good. This pair of lights is just an extra pair of lights. Not really useful at all, I went for this with full information explained by the dealer [TORQUE near Indra Nagar, Bangalore].

If you like only the nudge guard part, you will get it from 7.5 or 8K in Carryboy which is better than Hiker.
Hiker comes with the full fiber body that is bound to break in case of even mild collision. Carryboy and TATA [its own nudge guard] comes with rubberised surface.

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Carryboy and TATA [its own nudge guard] comes with rubberised surface.

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Please provide an insight to this . Havent seen a Tata nudgegaurd @ any of the dealerships/workshops till now .Any clue on the pricing ?

Another question that comes to mind is , hows the rattleing and squeaking noise(s) , Does this rattle on engine starts / stops . Have seen a lot many Sumo's / Tavera's with nudge gaurds , rattling very bad .
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Please provide an insight to this . Havent seen a Tata nudgegaurd @ any of the dealerships/workshops till now .Any clue on the pricing ?
He means to say that Carryboy is OEM accessories for Safari and it should be available in showroom. But these days most of the showroom owners do not keep any company recommended accessories and they direct your order to local dealer, which has one outlet in every Tata Service Center.

At least, KHT has one such outlet in its Whitefield service center. Yes, the reason is bigger margin in all aftermarket products to showroom. You can get the photographs of accessories from Tata website.
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Please provide an insight to this . Havent seen a Tata nudgegaurd @ any of the dealerships/workshops till now .Any clue on the pricing ?

Another question that comes to mind is , hows the rattleing and squeaking noise(s) , Does this rattle on engine starts / stops . Have seen a lot many Sumo's / Tavera's with nudge gaurds , rattling very bad .
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He means to say that Carryboy is OEM accessories for Safari and it should be available in showroom. But these days most of the showroom owners do not keep any company recommended accessories and they direct your order to local dealer, which has one outlet in every Tata Service Center.

At least, KHT has one such outlet in its Whitefield service center. Yes, the reason is bigger margin in all aftermarket products to showroom. You can get the photographs of accessories from Tata website.
Guys, Earlier, TATA used to supply "Hiker" nudge guards. Now, TML has its own [with "TATA"] and the main difference is that TATA and CarryBoy nudge guards are rubberized fiber while the Hiker is of hard metal or hard plastic [not good for pedestrians]. I asked Concorde Motors [Dairy Circle] for a nudge guard for me and I know, they ordered and got about 2 or 3. So, interested may check with them.

Regarding the RATTLE - it shakes while engine idles, but, no sound.

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He means to say that Carryboy is OEM accessories for Safari and it should be available in showroom. But these days most of the showroom owners do not keep any company recommended accessories and they direct your order to local dealer, which has one outlet in every Tata Service Center.

At least, KHT has one such outlet in its Whitefield service center. Yes, the reason is bigger margin in all aftermarket products to showroom. You can get the photographs of accessories from Tata website.
Quite understandable , but still never saw any dealerships selling Carryboy as well . They simply have to say theres no OEM fitment ( nudgegaurd) as rightly pointed out by you they redirect you to the local accessory shops

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Guys, Earlier, TATA used to supply "Hiker" nudge guards. Now, TML has its own [with "TATA"] and the main difference is that TATA and CarryBoy nudge guards are rubberized fiber while the Hiker is of hard metal or hard plastic [not good for pedestrians]. I asked Concorde Motors [Dairy Circle] for a nudge guard for me and I know, they ordered and got about 2 or 3. So, interested may check with them.

Regarding the RATTLE - it shakes while engine idles, but, no sound.

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Thanks Prem . Would be of help if you can check with Tata folks about the availability of the Tata OEM . How does the Tata one look like , something similar to Carryboy ? I am looking for something more compact than a Carryboy and something bigger than a HIKER Light bar to install Hella 700 .
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