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Old 25th July 2007, 12:24   #691
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The Skoda/Merc/Optra horns are better known as Windtone horns which you get in various brands like roots, hella, etc.
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The Skoda/Merc/Optra horns are better known as Windtone horns which you get in various brands like roots, hella, etc.
Windtone is a Roots product. The complete name for the horn in question is Roots Windtone Super.
Here is the link: Root Industries Limited - Products - WINDTONE

IIRC Skoda/Optra horns are made by Bosch. But they sound the same as Roots.

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Hi,

Did my VDi's 5000 km service @ 4750 kms yesterday.
(Covered this distance in 65 days)
The first service was with the dealer (Indus) and was not satisfactory. So this time went to a MASS, Autoteam (courtesy: nikkibike).
Overall experience was very good. They took care of all the 4 minor issues I reported (out of which 2 were there during first service itself, and they skipped).
Overall very nice experience. Mr.Sajith and Mr.Sunny @autoteam were very cooperative and knowledgeable. Thanks nikkibike again.
Regards
hmm..... good! So when is the 'cheers' dude?!!!
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Sorry, Cant we have something else, instead of 'cheers'?

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hmm..... good! So when is the 'cheers' dude?!!!
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I recently got it installed on my WagonR. You are in Delhi right? Go to any accessory shop in Lajpat Nagar/Khan Market and ask for Roots Super horn or simply say "Skoda Horn". They will show you some local Kobra horns also but dont buy that.
Roots super cost me 450+50 installation.
yeah, I am in Delhi. I think that skoda horn is a necessity specially when you have to go to gurgaon. Cab and auto drivers hardly notice swift's easy on ears horn.
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Swift horn is a little on the gentle side. Might consider a change myself.

Any relationship between this Roots and the Roots car company in 1950s UK? Nothing mentioned on the site, so perhaps not.
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Windtone is a Roots product. The complete name for the horn in question is Roots Windtone Super.
Here is the link: Root Industries Limited - Products - WINDTONE

IIRC Skoda/Optra horns are made by Bosch. But they sound the same as Roots.
Hella also makes them. The sound is called windtone and many other compnies also have windtone horns. Hella calls it Windtone Rainbow i guess.

Optra's is made in Korea and costs 3500 for two with installation, from GM dealer, its not made by bosch but by GM-DAT(General Motors -Daewoo Auto Technologies)
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Hey BUSA, Are you sure of the horn being from GM-DAT?

The lancer SFXi has the same horn. If you ask it from them they will slap a bill of Rs.3500 for the pair of horns. The horns are in a box with the mitsubishi logo which says Mitsubishi windtone horn. When you open it you realise it's the Bosch horn.

It costs Rs.550 outside.
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Hey guys, which is the model of roots windtone horn the skoda comes with? the Roots url has 4 different kinds of windtone horns.
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Hey BUSA, Are you sure of the horn being from GM-DAT?
Ya its from GM-DAT, have the box lying somewhere. Actually my Optra came with the puny horn since RTO had some issues with these horns as they are kinda VIP types, so got it changed.

You cant get same horns outside, these are round ones unlike the other ones you get outside.

Anyways guys check my signature. Whoaa........!!
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Anyways guys check my signature. Whoaa........!!
Other than your signature we would also like to see some pics in your garage of both the swift and the optra.
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Other than your signature we would also like to see some pics in your garage of both the swift and the optra.
Yes surely, it is coming real soon, once the car gets serviced i would install the box, its been more then a week the Pete's box is lying on my table. Talk about patience..
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Congrats man. We want a detailed report on how the car feels before and after you get your swift Petefied. I guess your will be the first car in this forum getting this treatment. BTW whats the reading on the odo ? Have you test driven a petefied swift ?
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Busa, PETE'D Swift would be awesome man. Infact, I mailed them yesterday asking for the price.

Please, Clock the remaining mileage and get your car serviced and then PETE'D.

How much did u pay for it?
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Please, Clock the remaining mileage and get your car serviced and then PETE'D.

Congrats man. We want a detailed report on how the car feels before and after you get your swift Petefied. I guess your will be the first car in this forum getting this treatment. ?
Detailed report will be coming up later once i install the box.

The box costs Rs. 29000, total value for money i would say.



The box

The performance box


Opening the engine cover aint easy unless you have a size 8 box type spanner.


Many thanks to Peter aka Turboindia for the excellent support offered by him and answering all my PM's and technical queries asap.


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BTW whats the reading on the odo
4751 kms, but got my second service done.

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Have you test driven a petefied swift ?
No
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