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Old 1st June 2012, 09:42   #196
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Mate, great going with your beauty Did you change your brake pads anytime in between ? Mine were shot by 25000 km , just got it changed.
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Mate, great going with your beauty Did you change your brake pads anytime in between ? Mine were shot by 25000 km , just got it changed.
Hey! I did not change the brakepads in 2nd service (now 32000kms +). However, I'm planning to change it now. I'm thinking of getting aftermarket brakepads by BOSCH. Yet to find out the rates and all.

How much did they charge you?
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Hey! I did not change the brakepads in 2nd service (now 32000kms +). However, I'm planning to change it now. I'm thinking of getting aftermarket brakepads by BOSCH. Yet to find out the rates and all.

How much did they charge you?
Wow ! 32,000 km and still going strong , thats great ! Given the amount of mods that you have done , did you replace the original brake pad too ?
The original VW pads cost Rs 1800 , labour was Rs 400 and around Rs 700 was skimming charges .
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Wow ! 32,000 km and still going strong , thats great ! Given the amount of mods that you have done , did you replace the original brake pad too ?
The original VW pads cost Rs 1800 , labour was Rs 400 and around Rs 700 was skimming charges .
These are minimal mods sir. No, I did not touch anything in engine, brakes etc. It's high time for me to re-start working on the car
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Vento's Brake-Pad Upgrade
Since Monsoon has already arrived and the car has already clicked 34500 kms. It was time for brake-pad upgrade. Rather it was long due.

The showroom guys did the work in 3 hours!
It included brake-pad change and greasing the door hinges for squeaks and all.
Total expense : 2400 INR (Brake pad + Labour + Rust removal)
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Vento's Brake-Pad Upgrade
Since Monsoon has already arrived and the car has already clicked 34500 kms. It was time for brake-pad upgrade. Rather it was long due.

The showroom guys did the work in 3 hours!
It included brake-pad change and greasing the door hinges for squeaks and all.
Total expense : 2400 INR (Brake pad + Labour + Rust removal)
Its good that you have got it done . Did you get to examine the old pads ? Were they completely shot ? I am interested because mine was shot even before it did 25 K kms while you changed yours at 34 K kms ( lasted 30% more than mine !).
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Its good that you have got it done . Did you get to examine the old pads ? Were they completely shot ? I am interested because mine was shot even before it did 25 K kms while you changed yours at 34 K kms ( lasted 30% more than mine !).
They gave back the old brake-pads and they said it was totally shot(almost). However, the braking didnot increase significantly though.

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40,000 KM Update
Yesterday reached the 40k mark plus. Hence, i'm in for new set of tyre hunting.
Currently the car has : Continental 195/55/R15
I dint have any problems(except some punctures) with them rather loved them.

So, I think either I would be going for same tyres or something different.
I'm keeping a close eye on vento tyre upgrade thread.

This time i would be upgrading it to 205/65/R15.
Saw bridgestone turanza which costs 6800 INR per piece. Looking for more options.
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Mikon, 205/65 is a very high profile, most people would suggest 205/55 or 195/60. Any reason why you going that route?
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40,000 KM Update
Yesterday reached the 40k mark plus. Hence, i'm in for new set of tyre hunting.
Currently the car has : Continental 195/55/R15
I dint have any problems(except some punctures) with them rather loved them.

So, I think either I would be going for same tyres or something different.
I'm keeping a close eye on vento tyre upgrade thread.

This time i would be upgrading it to 205/65/R15.
As Noopster mentioned , 7% error is too high an error - may damage wheel well especially given our roads

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Saw bridgestone turanza which costs 6800 INR per piece. Looking for more options.
Is that ER 60 ? In Bridgestone I liked Potenza G III better . Potenza and Turanza were quoted at around 5000 for 195/60 R15 size .
Look forward to hearing from you on what you decide . Btw , I bought Continentals - thanks for your feedback
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As Noopster mentioned , 7% error is too high an error - may damage wheel well especially given our roads


Is that ER 60 ? In Bridgestone I liked Potenza G III better . Potenza and Turanza were quoted at around 5000 for 195/60 R15 size .
Look forward to hearing from you on what you decide . Btw , I bought Continentals - thanks for your feedback
So you suggest not to go with 205 size? Shall I stick to 195?

What are the spec for continentals you have? and price?
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So you suggest not to go with 205 size? Shall I stick to 195?

What are the spec for continentals you have? and price?
If you have to go for 205 then 205/55 is the one for you . I have used 195/60 . My CPC2 cost me apprx 5400 each
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Goa Log:
- 1045 kms of driving.
- Excellent grip from continentals. No side-wall bulging, No puncture (even if the car jumped few times in pot holes). Made two trips to goa on the same tyres.
- Pune to Kolhapur gave a mileage of 20kmpl on sedate driving at 90 kmph average
- Car handles like a dream in the ghat section
- 3rd service coming up this month

Near Sawantwadi
My Black Mamba - VW Vento TDi - *UPDATE* 50,000 kms-dsc_0093.jpg

At Amboli ghat
My Black Mamba - VW Vento TDi - *UPDATE* 50,000 kms-dsc_0181.jpg

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At Kolhapur
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At Amboli ghat
My Black Mamba - VW Vento TDi - *UPDATE* 50,000 kms-dsc_0199.jpg

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When did you go to Goa?
Have you changed the tyres? If so, to what?

Also, whats the decision on, what we spoke the other day?
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When did you go to Goa?
Have you changed the tyres? If so, to what?

Also, whats the decision on, what we spoke the other day?
Goa was last weekend. Were you there too??!!
I'm yet to change the tyres. And should be continentals.

Decision : I backed out from that car. As suggested by you.
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