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Old 19th March 2016, 20:22   #181
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Its actually the other way around. It belongs to and looks home on a Yeti which is a true x-over where as its just a trend these days to add these mouldings on any hatchback or car and make it look like a wanna be x-over.
Well from my perspective I am going for these fender protectors only because of the additional protection it may offer my poor Yeti against evil cyclists, addle pated auto rickshaws and moronic motorbikes...if it ends up making my Yeti look a bit better, then I consider that to be a bonus.
Function over Form in my book, especially here in India and more so when like me, if one has only one multi utility work horse / daily use vehicle.
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Well from my perspective I am going for these fender protectors only because of the additional protection it may offer my poor Yeti against evil cyclists, addle pated auto rickshaws and moronic motorbikes...if it ends up making my Yeti look a bit better, then I consider that to be a bonus.
Function over Form in my book, especially here in India and more so when like me, if one has only one multi utility work horse / daily use vehicle.
How much is it costing you? It bruises easily and is only so thick. If you loose one or damage one, I doubt you could get just that one replaced. It is more form than function or practicalicty. If you go mild off roading it could be protective against branches and stuff scraping against the paint on the projecting wheel arches. I can't think of it being any more protective than that. In fact I am more worried of scraping after fixing it. But I love to live with it than not have it.
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How much is it costing you? It bruises easily and is only so thick. If you loose one or damage one, I doubt you could get just that one replaced. It is more form than function or practicalicty. If you go mild off roading it could be protective against branches and stuff scraping against the paint on the projecting wheel arches. I can't think of it being any more protective than that. In fact I am more worried of scraping after fixing it. But I love to live with it than not have it.
The pricing mentioned to me so far is around 20K including the labour fitment charges and so on.

The stuff has come but apparently the glue accompanying it was dry.

So I have to wait until the replacement glue comes.

Now, I have a query for you - when you fitted these, did they fit them over the clear transparent plastic stone chip guards on the rear wheel arches?

I would not want them to remove those OEM clear plastic transparent stone chip guards because that has already helped by Yeti a couple of times in small run ins with idiot motorcycles.
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The pricing mentioned to me so far is around 20K including the labour fitment charges and so on.

The stuff has come but apparently the glue accompanying it was dry.

So I have to wait until the replacement glue comes.

Now, I have a query for you - when you fitted these, did they fit them over the clear transparent plastic stone chip guards on the rear wheel arches?

I would not want them to remove those OEM clear plastic transparent stone chip guards because that has already helped by Yeti a couple of times in small run ins with idiot motorcycles.
Best is to use silicon that is used for pasting front wind shield. Use a good quality one and you wont have to worry about it. Wheel arch kit was pasted on using silicon without removing the stone chip guard. Better to leave it untouched as its very much required there.

Talking about silicon, my Yeti's eye brows came with some silicon and it proved to be of very poor quality and both eye brows flew off on the very next Chennai trip. Next time I was lucky to find some left over silicon which Mercedes uses for their windshiled as OE. Used that and never had a problem. So please use some good quality silicon to paste the arch kit. You could check with the service centre itself for silicon they use for pasting the front wind shield. That would do the job. Also, very important to have the surface de-greased and clear of moist and dust before applying.

And, 20K is a great deal. That too all inclusive!

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Best is to use silicon that is used for pasting front wind shield. Use a good quality one and you wont have to worry about it. Wheel arch kit was pasted on using silicon without removing the stone chip guard. Better to leave it untouched as its very much required there.

Talking about silicon, my Yeti's eye brows came with some silicon and it proved to be of very poor quality and both eye brows flew off on the very next Chennai trip. Next time I was lucky to find some left over silicon which Mercedes uses for their windshiled as OE. Used that and never had a problem. So please use some good quality silicon to paste the arch kit. You could check with the service centre itself for silicon they use for pasting the front wind shield. That would do the job. Also, very important to have the surface de-greased and clear of moist and dust before applying.

And, 20K is a great deal. That too all inclusive!
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I will get this done and keep you posted along with pictures etc when ready!

Cheerio!
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Hi, Can anyone here throw some light on availability of Window Deflectors for my New 2015 Yeti? Preferably a local ( Indian and not foreign )source.
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Time for me to plan some upgrade.
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Where can i source them?

Hi, I am having 2011 Yeti in Delhi and i am keen to install Projector lamp, can you refer me guy who did retrofit job on your yeti? Thank you

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Hi,

I must say i have become your fan for your mods you did on your Yeti. I too am driving my 2011 Yeti and love every km i drive.

I have one question that since you have new seat covers on Yeti, how do you take care of Side Airbags in the front seats? Does Yeti Front Seat covers needs to be designed / stiched specifically to take care for Airbags in the seats?

Thanks & Regards,

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Hi, I am having 2011 Yeti in Delhi and i am keen to install Projector lamp, can you refer me guy who did retrofit job on your yeti? Thank you

I must say i have become your fan for your mods you did on your Yeti. I too am driving my 2011 Yeti and love every km i drive.

I have one question that since you have new seat covers on Yeti, how do you take care of Side Airbags in the front seats? Does Yeti Front Seat covers needs to be designed / stiched specifically to take care for Airbags in the seats?

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Hey Deepak,

Thanks. It is a keeper indeed.

The head light was sourced from eBay while the harness, modules, xenon bulbs were all from Vagtune, Kochi. You can check the pricing on Vagtune website and contact Mr.Sugesh in the contact number given, for further queries. He will be able to give you the latest price/availability details.

The seats need special stitching which is supposed to give way during the deployment of airbag. It's not a cover but custom stitched replacement of the OE material. I would recommend to leave it OE as the finish is hard to achieve plus there is no guarantee if it will actually work as claimed by the guys. I changed it because I wanted to convert interiors to all black and it was all done as per their recommendation.
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