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Old 20th April 2010, 20:13   #166
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Krish

Glad to know that u are safe.

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1) Front Bumper
2) Front head light
3) Left Side fender
4) Left wheel Lower arm.
5) Wheel
6) Bonnet
7) Bumper protector
8) Bumper lip


Lots of parts are plastic so u never know the damage until they start dismantling.

It has a plastic radiator supporter made of strong plastic but if it gets damaged, then u don't have an option of getting it repaired, replacement is the only solution.
The inter-cooler is also located on the left side, right behind the fog lamp slot. Ask them to check that as well.

Anyways, don't worry the korean missile would be back on road soon.


Btw, my suggestion for improving the braking would be to stick with the same wheel setup and get the brakes upgraded with Tarox rotors + pads.
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`So, the rim was totally bent but the tyre was safe?

Where are all the guys who say Michelin is too soft for our roads?
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Old 20th April 2010, 22:07   #168
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`So, the rim was totally bent but the tyre was safe?

Where are all the guys who say Michelin is too soft for our roads?
I doubt that, i can see some damage.
Anyways, i wouldn't like to conclude on anything by just seeing 2 pics.
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Old 21st April 2010, 09:56   #169
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Thanks Prajesh for pointing that out. I didn't notice these. So tyres seem to be damaged as well. Anyway I will the changing the tyres to AD07s.

I am certainly considering upgrading the brakes as well. But I personally do not know anyone who can do a good job except Peter (Pete's) who has done it for some of his cars. Luckily, he's from cochin itself. He will certainly ask for upgrading tyres before anything else.

Any idea of the cost of the tarox brakes setup and any reviews from known persons?
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Do brake upgrades reduce lockups to an extent ? If it doesn't , then purely a tyre upgrade should work in my opinion cause i find my Getz's brake decent enough at any speeds unless its hard braking.

And the difficulty in hard braking is more to do with the weight transfer to the front making the nose dip onto the wheels . So I'm guessing that If you're going to pete's ... do also check on a strut braces to negate this weight transfer a fair bit.
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That is very minor damage on the tyres. Superficial.
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Old 21st April 2010, 12:41   #172
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Just read this thread Krish. Bad accident you had there and thankfully no injuries.

As Nikhil said, dont let this accident put you off from driving. Waiting to see the Getz in its full glory again.
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Thanks Prajesh for pointing that out. I didn't notice these. So tyres seem to be damaged as well. Anyway I will the changing the tyres to AD07s.

I am certainly considering upgrading the brakes as well. But I personally do not know anyone who can do a good job except Peter (Pete's) who has done it for some of his cars. Luckily, he's from cochin itself. He will certainly ask for upgrading tyres before anything else.

Any idea of the cost of the tarox brakes setup and any reviews from known persons?
Peter is right person for the job and u are lucky to be around Petes city i.e Cochin.

Tarox rotors will cost u around 22k.

I would suggest u to get the brakes upgraded 1st and then the tires ( if reqd ).


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And the difficulty in hard braking is more to do with the weight transfer to the front making the nose dip onto the wheels . So I'm guessing that If you're going to pete's ... do also check on a strut braces to negate this weight transfer a fair bit.
Strut brace will reduce the lateral weight transfer while cornering. It won't reduce the front nose dip IMO.

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I will try to find time to meet Peter the next time I go to cochin to get my Getz and get his opinion on the mods and the order in which its to be done. What I feel is, the tyres are to be upgraded first as more powerful brakes will cause more lockups on the Michelins.
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I'd say try tire upgrade first - I haven't managed to (touchwood) lock up the wheels yet, in spite of some near-misses in highways. That said, I HATE the rough, hard ride my tires are giving me
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Tyres first. The tyres are the ones that make contact with the ground. If the brakes are better but the tyres are same, the tyres will continue to lock.
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In the end your total upgrade would come to 60k (tyres, alloys (>=195), tarox rotors, ebc brake pads, now I do understand why it is worth paying 40K for an ABS system, if available on the getz would have avoid the lock..

Btw, how does tarox rotor prevent the tyres from locking? Aren't these for better braking efficiency..
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Hey dude,I feel sorry for the incident happened to you. Glad that damage is only material . This was the reason why i searched hard to find an Elantra (ABS with EBD, TCS, All Wheel Discs) for highway use . First upgrade to tires , then an option to upgrade to better brake pads like i did if you are concerned about your budget. I used EBC Ultimax and there were some 15% improvement in brakes. Now i am using the Getz softly and thats why i am getting 18+ kmpl most of the time.
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Locking up of tires in a car with no ABS depends more on brake modulation rather than rotors & tires.
Tarox and Neovas are not a foolproof solution to avoid wheel lock up. Wheels would still lock up if u try to.
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Angry Parts Issue???

The rocket is still in workshop waiting for its parts to arrive. Its been 6 days, and my beauty is gathering dust.

I've never faced this situation for even the out of production ZEN from Maruti, but Hyundai seems to have forgotten that there are a few poor souls who have bought this superb rocket.
Hyundai.. please buck up your dealers to store common parts of your lesser sold cars as well.

In the meantime, I contemplated selling off the Getz and buying the i20 Crdi for its safety features. So for this, I took a test drive at Trident Hyundai, Hosur Road. My observation are all in comparison with the Getz.

Pros of i20 over Getz
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1) BRAKES. Awesome is the word. Best brakes I've seen in a car under 20 lakhs.
2) Interiors. Well designed and beautiful to look at. Very modern compared to the understated looks in the Getz. The quality is very good and one would feel happy to have spent money on this car.
3) Front Seats. They are very comfy and have good thigh,side and back support. Getz seats are pretty basic.
4) Electrically adjustable and foldable mirrors. The folding mirrors are especially thoughtful and is very useful on our narrow roads.
5) Height adjustable seats and tilt and telescopic steering. Very easy to find a comfortable driving position.
6) Gear lever is a beauty to look at and hold and I just couldn't take my hands off it. The gear shift action is butter smooth and I just loved it.

Cons of i20 w.r.t Getz
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1) ENGINE!!!! Absolutely no feel of torque/power/turbo. Even at 2500rpm, it felt like a turbo lag zone. There was no turbo kick whatsoever. I was disappointed with power delivery. The engine was also noisy compared to the Getz. I love the silence in the Getz cabin at highway speeds.
2) Steering!!! I just hate the EPS. I didn't feel like I was driving. Total Disconnect. Hyundai, please change it. Simply no comparison here.
3) Pedal feel is absent. Didn't feel anything on pressing clutch/accelerator. Only good thing was brakes.
4) Ride quality. I felt the Getz was more comfy than i20. Suspension felt hard in i20.
5) Handling. I was surprised here. I felt the Getz handled better than i20, inspite of i20 seemingly having a harder suspension. I didn't get the confidence as in Getz while slicing through traffic.
6) Visibility. The overall visibility in i20 is pretty poor compared to Getz. Its got more to do with modern design.
7) Space. i20 inspite of looking bigger on outside isn't spacious on inside. Getz is far more spacious and has an airy feel.
8) In all seat height positions, my left leg was hitting the tray under the steering of the i20. Never faced this on Getz.
9) AC. The Auto AC in i20 disappointed me. Even at 17 C, it didn't chill the cabin in the 15-20 mins of drive. The Getz on other hand, chills at setting 2 itself. I mostly keep it at setting 1 and adjust the thermostat as per needs.

Final Decision- I will be keeping the Getz. There is no replacement for its driving experience. I will therefore be upgrading tyres and see how the braking goes. As for seats, I will think about putting some seat covers which will give some thigh support as well. Only problem here is heat generated by the seat covers. Almost everyone here has done it
and I will refer to those threads before going ahead.

Now I'm impatiently waiting for my Rocket to be back from hospital and then..... TAKE OFF!!!!
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