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Old 25th September 2013, 10:42   #421
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now Acelere Maxx. 205 50 R16.
Can you please post some pictures of the Maxx? The tread pattern shown on Apollo website looks weird and I feel the actual Maxx have some different tread pattern. Also share the price
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Am running 205/16 S-Drives with Sparco wheels. Nice setup with a good balance between grip, braking and comfort. S-Drives are noisy initially(as compared to my PS3's on the VRS) but settle down pretty nicely after a few 100kms. LOVE the hard sidewalls on the Yoko's which really help counter the confused suspension.
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Needs suggestion on 205/50 r16 tyres out there. I have come across yoko s-drive and yoko a-r1. S-drives have been doing a very good job in my Verna. Heard A-R1s are much more silent . Can someone comment on the same, what about the difference in levels of grip between them? Any other brand I should be considering?
Avoid A drive R1s, they are noisy and stiff. Not that the S drives are great in that regard, but they are far better than the R1s which are strictly a budget tyre.
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Old 25th September 2013, 20:08   #424
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Can you please post some pictures of the Maxx? The tread pattern shown on Apollo website looks weird and I feel the actual Maxx have some different tread pattern. Also share the price
Here's one I could find on my phone. If you want some more, I can click tomorrow. Hope this helps.

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So fellas, we got our VW Polo GT TDi home delivered on 23rd September from Phonenix cars Calicut. The biggest difference from the normal Tdi is the lack of turbo lag. It pulls away without any hesitation. With respect to upgrades, I had thought of upgrading the tyres, but then parked it as of now , may be later.
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Congrats, Even mine is white color.

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I had thought of upgrading the tyres, but then parked it as of now , may be later.
Which tyres are you planning for?

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Congrats, Even mine is white color.

Which tyres are you planning for?

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I was planning for the 205/55/R15 in the stock rims, thats the one with the least variance from the stock size. Now the main reason that I dint opt for the upsize was the word of caution mentioned by the service manager at VW. He said, upsizing can cause issues with ABS sensor in your cars computer. If its busted and you have a car with upgraded tyres, the replacement will not be included in the warranty.

This made me decide not to rush on the tire upgrade as this is a newly launched variant of Polo in India.
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I was planning for the 205/55/R15 in the stock rims, thats the one with the least variance from the stock size. Now the main reason that I dint opt for the upsize was the word of caution mentioned by the service manager at VW. He said, upsizing can cause issues with ABS sensor in your cars computer. If its busted and you have a car with upgraded tyres, the replacement will not be included in the warranty.

This made me decide not to rush on the tire upgrade as this is a newly launched variant of Polo in India.
That is bull.. as long as your wheel size (wheel+tire combo) doesnt change beyond 3%, no chance in hell your abs sensor is going to fail.
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The price high may result in the Polo being priced near the i20 or a tad more than that, but it's a genuine car, so it's worth even if it has lesser kit as compared to the i20.

On the downside, VW parts cost a bomb! Even more than Skoda. Apart from that, I remember an incident where the previous VW dealer replaced the Fuel Injection pump (Rs. 70,000+) of a Vento and explained to the customer that the pump was made of PLASTIC and cracks open due to impact from a collision!!!!!!!!!!! To add to that, when the customer requested that he inspect the same, it was told to him that it wouldn't be possible as the Pump was sold as salvage.
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Here's one I could find on my phone. If you want some more, I can click tomorrow. Hope this helps.
Thnanks, same I saw on the website.

There are other Apollo tyres, most probably the accelere which have interesting tread pattern something like the Yoko S-Drives and are available in same 205/50/16 size but the photos aren't available on the website.


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previous VW dealer replaced the Fuel Injection pump (Rs. 70,000+) of a Vento and explained to the customer that the pump was made of PLASTIC and cracks open due to impact from a collision!!!!!!!!!!! To add to that, when the customer requested that he inspect the same, it was told to him that it wouldn't be possible as the Pump was sold as salvage.
I know there is a fuel pump but the cost is normal 4-5K AFAIK. Then there are the the injectors which definitely are too expensive to replace but same is the case with all other cars.

Now what is this fuel injector pump? Can somebody explain it?

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There are other Apollo tyres, most probably the accelere which have interesting tread pattern something like the Yoko S-Drives and are available in same 205/50/16 size but the photos aren't available on the website.
That would be the Acelere Sportz. Available only for a short while in 205 50 R16, they were as pricey as the A drive R1s.
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I know there is a fuel pump but the cost is normal 4-5K AFAIK. Then there are the the injectors which definitely are too expensive to replace but same is the case with all other cars.

Now what is this fuel injector pump? Can somebody explain it?

In subject VW diesel vehicles they must be refering to the 'High pressure pump' which is part of the common rail system these vehicles employ. They are expensive and usually not servicable at the dealer end. And failure usually requires replacement. Overhauling of high pressure pump in fiat multijet system through Bosch authorised centres itself can cost Rs.20,000 and new pump in the range of Rs30-40k. Wont be surprised if a company like VW may quote even a higher price for the high pressure pump (TDI engines).

There is also a less expensive , low pressure pump (in addition to the high pressure pump) that is usually placed in the fuel tank for certain common rail systems. I'm not sure whether VW employs the same also.
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Thnanks, same I saw on the website.

There are other Apollo tyres, most probably the accelere which have interesting tread pattern something like the Yoko S-Drives and are available in same 205/50/16 size but the photos aren't available on the website.

I know there is a fuel pump but the cost is normal 4-5K AFAIK. Then there are the the injectors which definitely are too expensive to replace but same is the case with all other cars.

Now what is this fuel injector pump? Can somebody explain it?
The Fuel Injector Pump in in a Diesel engine is responsible for increasing to pressure of the fuel so that the same is injected through the injector through individual rails or in the case of modern vehicles, through a Common Rail system. It predominantly from Bosch Germany and is made up of a metal casting that houses a mechanism to do the pumping action. In case of a malfunction, the FIP is serviced by Bosch at a cost ranging from 10000 for minor repairs to 30000 for an overhaul.
Currently there is no diesel vehicle, at least in India that has come with a plastic FIP.
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Okay Guys, Firstly heartiest congratulations to all fellow Team-BHP'ians who are getting their GT TDi's. Please post initial ownership reviews. Okay now, even I am considering getting a GT TDi as a city run-about and I have a few questions.

- How is the handling, the stock tyres need to go is the general consensus with all Polo GT owners (TSi/TDi). Whats the best profile to be upgraded to in the stock rim itself (15''). I personally wouldn't want to go for aftermarket alloys as well
- I am pretty interested in getting the RCD510 fitted. Firstly will it be compatible with the car. The price on vagtune is 55k, and what is the deal with vagtune, do they fit it for you or just help you procure the parts, the fitment and everything needs to be taken care of by us?

VAG Experts, prithwi sir, rejoycjon, himanshu? Please help me out.

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- How is the handling, the stock tyres need to go is the general consensus with all Polo GT owners (TSi/TDi). Whats the best profile to be upgraded to in the stock rim itself (15''). I personally wouldn't want to go for aftermarket alloys as well
- I am pretty interested in getting the RCD510 fitted. Firstly will it be compatible with the car. The price on vagtune is 55k, and what is the deal with vagtune, do they fit it for you or just help you procure the parts, the fitment and everything needs to be taken care of by us?
1. I personally would choose 195/55 R15. That is also what VW offers on 15" rims on Polos sold abroad as an option. 205s would be too wide for the 6J rims but many are running that size without any issues. 195/60 R15 is the most popular upgrade most members have opted for. The overall change in diameter is > 2% which means increased ground clearance as well as a greater sidewall height. Tyres in this size are of a softer compound.

I am personally running aftermarket wheels ie Borbet in 16" wrapped in 205/50 R16 tyres. Member Prithwi also has the same configuration on his TSI I believe.

2. The RCD510 is compatible and available for cheaper. Please note however it requires an additional bluetooth module (9W2/ 9W7) unlike the stock unit. This pushes the cost further up. It also doesn't play DVDs or navigation.

Vagtune also offers installation depending on which city you're based out of.

Hope this helps.
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