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Old 23rd October 2011, 12:01   #196
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I was just browsing through this forum and noted that you have the Hifonics speaker in your car (atleast back in 2008). Is it the Hifonics Zeus ZXI6.5C 6.5-Inch 2-Way Component Speaker System? I was planning to buy these for my Optra. How is the speaker sound quality? I heard from another member that the bass was never satisfactory & the tweeter too sounded rather harsh. Any thoughts on that for your sound set up?
I also recently purchased the Hifonics Zeus ZXI63 6.5-Inch 3-Way Speakers but had no time to install it yet.
Just thought I can get your opinion on this as well.
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Planning for next Trip
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I can understand you're itching to get going with your Safari since you've been out for a while now....
Trip postponed for some time due to some official emergency. Not sure of the date though.


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Just thought I can get your opinion on this as well.
I have Hifonics Zeus two way components at front. Not sure of the model number though. Components are not for bass output and for me it is giving satisfactory server. For bass requirements, I have MbQuart ovals in enclosure at back. It gives me ample bass of my liking.

Headrest Screens fitted in Safari

At last, I have fitted myself Concept CLD-700 and CLS-700 screens in my Safari. One day I went to Pensee Leather for making covers of headrest as per my seat covers. They made it for my headrest screen.

It took 1.5 hour to fit screens in Safari as difficult part was to route wires from inside front seats. For power source, I am using back cigarette lighter place but planning to connect it to ACC permanently after some time. Result and quality are fantastic and my son is thoroughly enjoying screens. It has DVD Player, USB, Memory card slots. It can play MPEG4 movies easily. I'll put mini review and photographs tomorrow.
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Trip postponed for some time due to some official emergency. Not sure of the date though.
on off track question, LX variant does not have Electric Fuel Lid Opener, then how do you open it? I mean do you need to get down to open the lid?

And how does the tail gate opens? does it work with central locking?
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on off track question, LX variant does not have Electric Fuel Lid Opener, then how do you open it? I mean do you need to get down to open the lid?
There is mechanical lever below driver seat. Driver needs to pull this lever to open fuel lid.

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And how does the tail gate opens? does it work with central locking?

Tail gate opens as normal gate. It has child lock also. Yes it works with central locking.
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There is mechanical lever below driver seat. Driver needs to pull this lever to open fuel lid.




Tail gate opens as normal gate. It has child lock also. Yes it works with central locking.
Awesome. So in general only seat height adjust and rear glass demister is something that people will miss on LX. rest all can be added. And I am sure the AC without roofmount vents cools the beast very well.
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It is been 1 year and 3 months of my Safari and it is serving us relentlessly and there is no complain as such and for many days there was no visit to TASS. My Safari is completed ~19000 Kms.

Last update was about headrest screens. This time I have fitted DRLs in front. I have done both the fittings myself and it was clean job.

Last week I came back from Bangalore - Kanyakumari - Kochi - Bangalore trip. It was very relaxing and soothing trip due to comfort of Safari . This is best vehicle when you plan holidays in Kerala.

Safari in Kerala
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Last update was about headrest screens. This time I have fitted DRLs in front. I have done both the fittings myself and it was clean job.
The DRLs look to be pretty easy to fit Anuj. Can you please tell us the cost and place of purchase, the steps to fit and post a few instructions as well?
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Good to know you are back from Kanyakumari trip, Anuj. I thought we should meet when I was also there at my inlaws place near Nagercoil but other engagements kept me occupied.

Great going with The Ride. The DRLs look good. Where and for how much you got them?
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Great going with The Ride. The DRLs look good. Where and for how much you got them?
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The DRLs look to be pretty easy to fit Anuj. Can you please tell us the cost and place of purchase, the steps to fit and post a few instructions as well?
I have purchased DRL from team-bhp classifieds. Full contact I have put in DRL thread. I know, this is little late to update this thread.

There are many updates for "The Ride" but not on negative side it is on positive side. There is no problem at all after last service at 15K Kms and still going smooth and strong.

At present, updating this from Patna, Bihar. I am on long - long trip with my Safari and covered 2800 Kms in last 1 week. The route is Bangalore - Vizag - Puri - Jamshedpur - Dhanbad - Giridih - Patna - Varanasi - Jabalpur - Nagpur - Bangalore.

This drive is super fantastic and very comfortable. I have covered almost 60% of my drive and would return back to Bangalore. AC is quite good this in scorching summer. I have put Garware Ice Cool Shield on front windscreen for this long drive and it is just paying it off. Details of vendor and price I have put in Front Windscreen thread.

No problem till now whatsoever. My son is continuously enjoying screens I have put on headrests through headphones and others can continue listening music. Full middle seat is occupied by him and he can sleep peacefully on this seat also.

Covered some very good rods (NH 5) to worst or say non-existent roads of country (Orissa - JH Border at Bahragoda, JH). Jharkhand's road is in bad condition and very few stretches are smooth.

Covered Karnata - AP - Orissa - West Bengal - Jharkhand - Bihar. Remaining states Uttar Pradesh - MP - Maharashra in this drive. Expected to cover ~5000 Kms in this drive.
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Some numbers and facts for my Safari

1. KMs near 23000 KMs.
2. Covered following 11 states of India
  • Karnataka
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Kerala
  • Tamilnadu
  • Maharashtra
  • Odisha
  • Jharkhand
  • West Bengal
  • Bihar
  • Uttar Pradesh - In next week
  • Madhya Pradesh - In next week

3. Total age: 1 year 6 months.

4. I do waxing of my car every three months with Collinite 845 liquid wax.

5. Use Sonax gloss Shampoo and Sonax windshield washer concentrate in washer container. It is effective.

6. Garware Ice Cool Shield is best for front windscreen considering its price compared to V-Cool or 3M. It does its job as expected.

Road or no road this car is roaring to go everywhere. East part of India has some worst roads of country and I think this is Ideal vehicle to travel in such roads.

Now remaining part of India is upper western part of India.
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I have Hifonics Zeus two way components at front. Not sure of the model number though. Components are not for bass output and for me it is giving satisfactory server. For bass requirements, I have MbQuart ovals in enclosure at back. It gives me ample bass of my liking.

Headrest Screens fitted in Safari

At last, I have fitted myself Concept CLD-700 and CLS-700 screens in my Safari. One day I went to Pensee Leather for making covers of headrest as per my seat covers. They made it for my headrest screen.

It took 1.5 hour to fit screens in Safari as difficult part was to route wires from inside front seats. For power source, I am using back cigarette lighter place but planning to connect it to ACC permanently after some time. Result and quality are fantastic and my son is thoroughly enjoying screens. It has DVD Player, USB, Memory card slots. It can play MPEG4 movies easily. I'll put mini review and photographs tomorrow.
Hi Anuj,

Please post the pics of the complete setup along with costs w.r.t. the DVD player, LED/LCD screens on headrests etc.


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Shabash Anuj. Wonderful loong trip you're doing there... Enjoy......

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At present, updating this from Patna, Bihar. I am on long - long trip with my Safari and covered 2800 Kms in last 1 week. The route is Bangalore - Vizag - Puri - Jamshedpur - Dhanbad - Giridih - Patna - Varanasi - Jabalpur - Nagpur - Bangalore.

This drive is super fantastic and very comfortable. I have covered almost 60% of my drive and would return back to Bangalore. AC is quite good this in scorching summer. I have put Garware Ice Cool Shield on front windscreen for this long drive and it is just paying it off. Details of vendor and price I have put in Front Windscreen thread.

No problem till now whatsoever. My son is continuously enjoying screens I have put on headrests through headphones and others can continue listening music. Full middle seat is occupied by him and he can sleep peacefully on this seat also.

Covered some very good rods (NH 5) to worst or say non-existent roads of country (Orissa - JH Border at Bahragoda, JH). Jharkhand's road is in bad condition and very few stretches are smooth.

Covered Karnata - AP - Orissa - West Bengal - Jharkhand - Bihar. Remaining states Uttar Pradesh - MP - Maharashra in this drive. Expected to cover ~5000 Kms in this drive.
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Patna - Varanasi - Jabalpur - Nagpur - Bangalore.
Kindly update the latest road conditions of this route as soon as you return to Bangalore, i.e., whether the roads are at least doable from the point of view of a sedan with a low ground clearance.
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On 25th of March, I paid this antinational tax at Jamsola Border check post of OR-JH border.
OMG. This highly controversial practice still continues in Odisha? BTW, did you pay this entry tax while entering Odisha from Andhra Pradesh too? I heard that this entry tax collection has stopped now.
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Here is short summary of my 4913 Kms of drive. Traveled through some of the best to worst worst roads of country. Got bugged up by Orrissa government and had to pay Rs. 1050 as Orrisa Road Tax at Jamsola border. No sign of roads in MP. Traveled through some of the dreaded stronghold of Maoist in Orrisa (Baripada district and its jungle).

It was one of my mega drive and planned hurriedly just before travel. Tata Safari at its best. Did not get any kinds of trouble not even puncture during entire 4913 Kms. Hats of Tata Safari. My confidence on Safari increased many fold after this drive. Best part is its suspension and AC. Suspension kept us comfortable during many places where there are no roads at all. AC was very effective during this 40 degrees summer heat.

First and last days were tiring with 1050 and 1140 Kms in a day.

Route was Bangalore - Vizag - Puri - Jamshedpur - Dhanbad - Giridih - Patna - Varanasi - Maihar - Nagpur - Bangalore. Spent night in all cities except Dhanbad and Varanasi.

Some updates here

1. Bangalore -Tirupati - Vizag - Khurda is in good condition occasional diversion in Orrisa.
1a. Khurda - Jatni - Pipli - Puri road in drivable condition, however it is bit narrow road.
2. Bhubneshwar Puri road is getting widened. Work is in progress.
3. Be careful at Jamsola checkpost for Orrissa government road tax of out of state cars.
4. Non - Existent of road between Bahragora and Jamshepur. One of worst roads in country.
5. Jamshedpur - Balrampur not in good condition with lots of potholes. Purulia to Dhanbad is in good condition. Dhanbad - Giridih is typical state road but in drivable condition.
5. Giridih - Kodarma stretch of 100 Kms are of mix of good and bad roads. Lots of speed breakers en-route.
6. Kodarma to Patna NH is in good condition and fast too. Watch out of black speed breakers.
7. Always careful driving through Danapur cantt of Patna. Army guys can catch hold of you, if you use left lane and increase your speed beyond 20kmph. Some brigadier or Colonel would decide your fate.
8. Arrah - Mohania is good stretch but infested with occasional speed breakers.
9. NH 2 Aurai - Mirzapur is drivable condition. Nighmares start beyong Mirzapur till Rewa.
10. From Rewa I went to Satna route by mistake. Then took Satna byepass to Maihar (Allahabad - Satna - Maihar - Umaria road)
11. Maihar to Katni - No Roads at all. Period. Worst roads.
12. Katni to Jabalpur better than Maihar to Katni but not good roads for cars and sedans. Would break you back with innumerable potholes.
13. Jabalpur - Nagpur Some stretches are good and some are worst. e.g. Khawasa ghat and other ghats.
14. Nagpur - Hyderabad almost completed compared to my last travel during August 2011. Diversions are there After Hinganghat and Armur. But diversions are in drivable condition. No problem
15. Hyderabad - Nagpur - As usual very good roads.
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Not much update about my Safari in this thread. After previous long-long trip mentioned here, I only went to Tirupati once during May 2012. Afterwards only city drive since May 2012.

I have completed 31000 Kms only till now and official warranty is over. It is running on extended warranty past September, 2012. There is no problem in my Safari as such, so nothing to mention here. Also, did not do any changes or fitment into it.

I will kickstart my trips from year end to Wayanad and then Shirdi & Goa planned early next year. Keeping fingers crossed.
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