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Old 11th June 2007, 14:20   #1
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Default Tyre Pressure thingy & Seat Covers

Have a swift.

2 questions
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1) I am thinking of fitting tyre air caps which change colour when
there is less air pressure.
Some like this
Pete's Performance Products
Has anyone tried it? How much do these cost? Are they reliable?
Any problems - Is Petes the only brand or are there other brands?
Are these easily available?
Do people steal these kind of things?


2) Seat Covers.
I have fabric seats, black in color.
Is there a need for fitting seat covers. I can think of only one
reason - any dirt, stains etc, are on the cover & not the seat &
hence easier to clean. What kind of money to simple seat covers
cost? Where can I get them?

Also, assuming I don't get seat covers - let's say 5 years down the
line, my car seats have some stains - how much will it cost to get
them cleaned? Or if it's too bad - how much to get it replaced?

Basically, I am trying to do a cost analysis - is it worth spending
money on seat covers.
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for questions on the air checkers why dont you pm turboindia (aka petes) . im sure youll get the prices etc from him.

whatever seat covers you get make sure they fit properly otherwise the seat will become uncomfortable.
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That tyre pressure thing sounds interesting. Do contact turboindia & do let us know also..I'm also interested
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That tyre pressure thing sounds interesting. Do contact turboindia & do let us know also..I'm also interested
Found a rather old thread discussing it
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...valve-cap.html (Aircheckers by Petes- Show tyre pressure by valve cap)

Reading through all the pages, I found quite a few people who
weren't satisfied with the product, so I think i'll give a go as
for now.
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simplest towel type covers will cost you 300-400 bucks a set. you can select the fabric yourself and get it stitched as well. shouldnt cost you more that 1000 bucks if you go for a cheaper cloth
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I have been using Pete's air checkers on my swift since the day I bought the car. They have been working perfectly. I have not faced any problems with them. I think I paid around Rs. 600/- for a set of four. It is not easy to steal them as they have a lock nut in front of the cap which can be opened only with spanner supplied along with the caps.
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I have been using Pete's air checkers on my swift since the day I bought the car. They have been working perfectly. I have not faced any problems with them. I think I paid around Rs. 600/- for a set of four. It is not easy to steal them as they have a lock nut in front of the cap which can be opened only with spanner supplied along with the caps.
Thanks for the info vikram.. Are they accurate enough. If they are then I am going to order for a set right away
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Do people steal these kind of things?
Good question this. Ok to answer your query in a round about way, I had a phataa chaddhi hanging on a side wall of my house, out in the open. I used to wipe my bike car etc with it. Someone stole it one day!

Another one. I had a very dirty yellow colored wipe cloth (ok it was yellow at one time), the kind they sell on signals. It used to remain stashed between the speedo and the visor of my bike. One day when I came back to my bike after sometime I found someone had taken it away.

So you see mate... wrong question in the wrong country.
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1) they are not that great as being harped about, yes can be used to give an overall reading but couple of psi drops might not be registered, referring from tyre bible.

2) very personal opinion, unless aesthetics is an issue seat covers are a waste of money and found them to be less comfortable compared to stock seats.

leather and art leather are 'too hot' for our indian tropical climate. you can always buy a OE seat cover and replace it when your original covers are beyond cleaning. might cost you couple of thousand at the most any ways, so why bother.
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Has anyone used the michelin tyre inflators? They look good on the web sites. Any idea if these are available in India and if so at what cost?
Type 1 - Michelin Michelin 12V Digital Tyre Inflator by Michelin from Autosave Components online shop

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Have a swift.

2 questions
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1) I am thinking of fitting tyre air caps which change colour when
there is less air pressure.
Some like this
Pete's Performance Products
Has anyone tried it? How much do these cost? Are they reliable?
Any problems - Is Petes the only brand or are there other brands?
Are these easily available?
Do people steal these kind of things?
I've had tyre pressure caps for about 8 months on the RS and they work great. I take a quick glance every second-third day , so it saves me the trouble of checking the pressure everytime i'm at a gas station to refuel.
Mine cost a little over a grand from Pete's . You can pick them up at maruti service masters in okhla..
They don't really get stolen but its a pain to unscrew them with the plastic spanner they come with. The spanner is so small, you fear losing it, plus your hands get dirty everytime..
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I just saw that you're from Pune carboy, so you may email turbo india for delivery. and yes they are accurate.. so far so good.
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very personal opinion, unless aesthetics is an issue seat covers are a waste of money and found them to be less comfortable compared to stock seats.

leather and art leather are 'too hot' for our indian tropical climate. you can always buy a OE seat cover and replace it when your original covers are beyond cleaning. might cost you couple of thousand at the most any ways, so why bother.
That was the kind of reply I was looking for. The only reason, I was thinking
I would putting a cover, is if replacing the original fabric is really expensive.
When you say "u can always buy a OE seat cover and replace it when your original covers are beyond cleaning. might cost you couple of thousand at the most any ways" I assume you mean that replacing the original fabric
wouldn't cost more than a couple of thousand.
If that's so, then I would be giving seat covers a miss.
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yup, the fabric part can be procured from dealer workshops when due for replacement. had done for maruti vehicles, once for zen and once for 800.

also now you have 3M and other competent products with dry foam treatment et all for interiors, all which can be utililized every 6 months or so to retain the newness of your car fabrics including floor mats
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yup, the fabric part can be procured from dealer workshops when due for replacement. had done for maruti vehicles, once for zen and once for 800.
How much did it cost, all including?

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also now you have 3M and other competent products with dry foam treatment et all for interiors, all which can be utililized every 6 months or so to retain the newness of your car fabrics including floor mats
How much did this cost? Also, I have a rubber floor mat, so I am
assuming, you don't dry foam rubber mats.
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