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Old 11th September 2015, 19:41   #151
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I got the damping material from a shop in JC road who was a distributor for Hamaan. After negotiating for sometime i paid 4000 for 6 damping sheets. Each door required 1.5 sheet. Could you please elaborate on the labour cost?
Well when I enquired about the dampmat I got a quote of 8k for dampmat flex material . But to my surprise the labour cost to do the damping is almost 8k including the extra material and mats . So total cost to get the doors damped 16k . And that was enough for me not to get it done .
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Well when I enquired about the dampmat I got a quote of 8k for dampmat flex material . But to my surprise the labour cost to do the damping is almost 8k including the extra material and mats . So total cost to get the doors damped 16k . And that was enough for me not to get it done .
That's quite on a higher side. Sachin's autoshop at Koramangala quoted 5k for the Damping of 4 doors and their material felt great. That's where i got my installation done( only installation). You can PM for any details whatsover.
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i paid 4000 for 6 damping sheets.
What was the size of each sheet ?
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Hey Guys,

Apologies, to troll on this thread. I am planning to book the XUV 500 W4 on Wednesday. However, I am still concerned on the aftermarket ICE install. I have read everywhere saying that its not easy and it cannot be done.

The W4 has a very basic system and no other electronic feature in it. Attaching the image of the centre console that hosts the W4 music system.

I would like to know if anyone out there has replaced the headunit with a 2 DIN, and is not facing any problems.

The dealer says that the airbags and some other electronics are connected to that music system. Please can someone throw some light on this. I don't think I have too much time to do so.

Your help, information, experience, opinions are all welcome.
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hi folks - so I finally got my XUV last Friday and it's been absolutely exhilarating driving it!

Further to my prior post, I made the following additions/modifications

- Front - Hertz - Energy Series Components - ESK 165
- Rear - Focal - Coaxial - Access Series
- Sub Woofer - Polk Audio - 12" - db Series + enclosure + grille
- Amp 1 - to run speakers - Hertz HE 4
- Amp 2 - to run sub - Cerwin Vega - HED Series - 500.1
- RCA - Monster cables
- Power - Ghost cables
- Hi Lo Convertor - Stinger
- Damping for speakers
- Reverse Camera

The set up installation was complete only last night at 2am!! and so I haven't had the time to open the volume and tune up the amps to perfection...but I plan to do so later today.

The effect so far, is simply put...disturbing the neighbours!! I love it!!

I had originally wanted to buy the Focal Polyglass components, but the thing has not been available in Bangalore for the last 10 days. Infact, I went looking for it and ended up in Car Shringar on JC Road. I had spoken with someone named Akshay (Mission Road outlet) at Car Shringar and he asked to come over as he had stock of the same, I have very surprised he had stock!. I went to JC Road outlet and they said they will bring it from the Mission Road outlet. I waited 30 minutes and they bring me...the Integra Series..not the Polyglass!!..was so irritated that I wasted my tine, the guy also tried to sell me the Solid 4 amp, but I said I didn't want it..the guy said that the Polyglass series is being discontinued and hence no stock anywhere in Bangalore...I hadn't heard the Integra series so was unsure about its performance

I have also left the original tweeters in the dashboard since there are very small and there is no space to fit any other tweeter.

While I'm thrilled to bits with the set up, I seem to have lost the full functionality of the parking assist and the bluetooth. The parking assist beeps can be heard only in the tweeters...really low volume with the music on you cant hear the beep. And when I connect the phone via bluetooth to the system, I can hear the other persons voice only on the tweeters again. Im sure it will be a similar problem with the GPS too.

Could I request those who have done after market mods to kindly advise how they have sorted this problem?. Was another speaker fitted elsewhere or something?

Thanks.
Hey, I wanted to check with you where you got the music system upgrade done?
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a friend auto store in Bangalore.
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@Anand Govind - A friend store - as in the name is friend store or have you used the word friend in its true meaning. Where is it in Bangalore?
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Hey Guys,

Apologies, to troll on this thread. I am planning to book the XUV 500 W4 on Wednesday. However, I am still concerned on the aftermarket ICE install. I have read everywhere saying that its not easy and it cannot be done.
Came across this set up by Harmonixx for an XUV , posting the picture for your reference from their Facebook page .
https://www.facebook.com/harmonixxau...type=3&theater

Not commercially involved with them
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Hey Soumen, thank you for sharing the link for Harmonixx, I briefly interacted with him over mails. The next couple of lines here is to benefit those who want to pick up an XUV 500 and upgrade the head unit and speakers at a cost that does not tear any innerwear

Variant decision:
Having gone through many many threads I was a little concerned on the purchase of an XUV 500 mainly because of the lack of information on ICE upgrade. I listen to music only while driving and I do a lot of long trips, music becomes essential. Options were to either pick up a second hand fortuner or a brand new XUV 500, W6 onwards, the infotainment comes into play and along with it other electronic gadgetry that might require to retain the OEM unit. I made up my mind about W4 variant - in this variant, there is a music system, though the display is a small LCD screen - where information is shown like a calculator. The best part of it, it has space for a 2DIN allocated to it as well, I have shown the picture in my previous posts here in this topic.
ICE upgrade : Mahindra XUV 500-w4.jpg

ICE Install:
Anyway, I picked up a 2DIN - Pioneer AVH 275BT, took it to the showroom. The initial response from the accessories manager was that it cannot be done cause there is space only for a single DIN (He wans't aware that the latest XUV's W4 variant had space for a 2DIN), having proved him wrong and showing him the 2DIN space, he took on the job of fitting it into the car. And guess what!! It fits perfectly ;-) ok thats a little too much, it fits right, though there is a little silver shown on the side (you can only see this if you concentrate for it), anyway I was really happy with the job done, no warranty issues cause I got it done at the showroom. This was the most technical part of it, cause the speakers can be fitted anywhere.

I decided to reuse my existing speakers and amplifiers from my previous car, its pretty decent system. Went to Satya from EVO, his biggest concern was the replacement of the head unit, which I had sorted out for him. Apart from that based on my previous experience with him, I took the big plunge. Attaching the pictures from the install. I am not sure how I can add a video to this, would like to share the quality of music also. I'm in Bangalore, anyone interested, let me know. I'm in Mahadevpure. I am happy with the install, there are a few things which I am not happy about, but I guess thats because I got the install done in a brand new car. The job was done very well, Satya has dedicated boys with him, though they appear unapproachable, I was gladly surprised how they went about the install. I would recommend him anytime. A couple of things, damping mats - this is a big question for everyone here, I didnt have the budgets for damping mats and therefore decided to go with a foam sheet to cut noise and rattles. I must say its done a pretty good job. Costs much cheaper than mats, gets the job done. Mats also add weight to the doors, I'm not sure how sturdy the XUV 500 doors are :-), I'm no audiophile, though my choices of genres are varied from country, to regional to eletcro during those show off times ;-) and the system does its job. I'm a lay man speaking, don't have degrees to support my choices and decisions made - ultimately its my decision and I'm happy.
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Driving:
I haven't fully opened her up as yet, letting it run in. Just completed about 1500 kms. Trying to get a couple of long trips in before 5000kms. Nothing much to add her apart from what has already been discussed in detail, the steering column rubbing against the foot, difficultly to get it into 1st and 2nd, no power in 1st and 2nd, surprised power in 3rd, etc. Over all I'm happy, still getting used to the wide body of the car.

Customisation:
I decided to go with a black and white look, did a computer generated image of the same before I went all out to spend that kind of money. Here are a pics from concept to actual.

ICE upgrade : Mahindra XUV 500-img_0030.jpg

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Will share an update soon. Hope my experience with ICE upgrade helps someone.

Thank you.
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Hey Soumen, thank you for sharing the link for Harmonixx, I briefly interacted with him over mails. The next couple of lines here is to benefit those who want to pick up an XUV 500 and upgrade the head unit and speakers at a cost that does not tear any innerwear

Variant decision:
Having gone through many many threads I was a little concerned on the purchase of an XUV 500 mainly because of the lack of information on ICE upgrade. I listen to music only while driving and I do a lot of long trips, music becomes essential. Options were to either pick up a second hand fortuner or a brand new XUV 500, W6 onwards, the infotainment comes into play and along with it other electronic gadgetry that might require to retain the OEM unit. I made up my mind about W4 variant - in this variant, there is a music system, though the display is a small LCD screen - where information is shown like a calculator. The best part of it, it has space for a 2DIN allocated to it as well, I have shown the picture in my previous posts here in this topic.
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Anyway, I picked up a 2DIN - Pioneer AVH 275BT, took it to the showroom. The initial response from the accessories manager was that it cannot be done cause there is space only for a single DIN (He wans't aware that the latest XUV's W4 variant had space for a 2DIN), having proved him wrong and showing him the 2DIN space, he took on the job of fitting it into the car. And guess what!! It fits perfectly ;-) ok thats a little too much, it fits right, though there is a little silver shown on the side (you can only see this if you concentrate for it), anyway I was really happy with the job done, no warranty issues cause I got it done at the showroom. This was the most technical part of it, cause the speakers can be fitted anywhere.

I decided to reuse my existing speakers and amplifiers from my previous car, its pretty decent system. Went to Satya from EVO, his biggest concern was the replacement of the head unit, which I had sorted out for him. Apart from that based on my previous experience with him, I took the big plunge. Attaching the pictures from the install.
Satya is brilliant, I got my sub and amplifier from him and going back to get the headunit in the coming week. Is that a pioneer 27090bt you got if yes can you please post some more pictures of the head unit . What speakers you have currently. Enjoy your system am sure it must be sounding great.
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Satya is brilliant, I got my sub and amplifier from him and going back to get the headunit in the coming week. Is that a pioneer 27090bt you got if yes can you please post some more pictures of the head unit . What speakers you have currently. Enjoy your system am sure it must be sounding great.
The headunit is a Pioneer AVH 275BT, bought it from Singapore (Downside - does not play original Indian DVD, only ripped one :-)) The speakers i'm running:
Cerwin Vega - Components (Front)
DB Polk Audio - Components (Rear)
POlk momo 12" Subs *2

Had a Polk Momo 6*9, couldn't use it for this build, replaced with Cerwin Vega and pushed my old front speakers to the rear.
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Congrats on the mods. I think you have stuffed the doors with foam, it will get soaked in heavy rain, not good for the doors. Also there is no benefit in stuffing the door and for an IB speaker, the front and back waves should never meet as it will cancel each other.

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Congrats on the mods. I think you have stuffed the doors with foam, it will get soaked in heavy rain, not good for the doors. Also there is no benefit in stuffing the door and for an IB speaker, the front and back waves should never meet as it will cancel each other.
Thanks for the head up, will be careful not to open the doors for a long time during heavy rains. Just for my information and knowledge, has this happened to you? Or have you heard of such a thing happening to anyone before?

IB speakers, not meeting sound waves, is that even possible? Would you be able to elaborate a little more on this? Stuffing the door has resulted in curbing sound of rattling, and speakers front and back sound waves will always meet, I'm missing the point here..
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Thanks for the head up, will be careful not to open the doors for a long time during heavy rains. Just for my information and knowledge, has this happened to you? Or have you heard of such a thing happening to anyone before?
Atleast all manufacturers know. Seems Mahindra is wrong in providing water outlet at the bottom of the doors in their cars (including all other manufacturers). Inform them asap, please.

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IB speakers, not meeting sound waves, is that even possible? Would you be able to elaborate a little more on this? Stuffing the door has resulted in curbing sound of rattling, and speakers front and back sound waves will always meet, I'm missing the point here..
Google to know what IB speaker is and what an IB installation is and its basics. If you have any specific questions people will be able to answer.
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Atleast all manufacturers know. Seems Mahindra is wrong in providing water outlet at the bottom of the doors in their cars (including all other manufacturers). Inform them asap, please.

I presume you are taking this the wrong way.

Google to know what IB speaker is and what an IB installation is and its basics. If you have any specific questions people will be able to answer.
Did google it. I'm not here to argue. Just share information and maybe it benefits someone.
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