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Old 24th December 2008, 16:15   #31
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I need to know whether there is any difference in the engine specs....performance wise...
As mentioned earlier, nope, there is no difference in the engine / specs.
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Old 24th December 2008, 17:36   #32
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Playing around with steering wheel = not adviseable, due to the air bag.
Oh, I just saw this. Ofcourse, I cannot get it changed from the local accessory guy.

What I meant is that if someone is ready to pay, then the vRS steering wheel can be bought and fitted on the TPi > the autorized Skoda guys would do it I am quite sure.
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No they won't. Tampering with the airbag system is a big no-no.
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Oh, I just saw this. Ofcourse, I cannot get it changed from the local accessory guy.

What I meant is that if someone is ready to pay, then the vRS steering wheel can be bought and fitted on the TPi > the autorized Skoda guys would do it I am quite sure.

It will be a very expensive swap not worth it IMHO !!


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A fibreglass sunroof ? Stay away from such contraptions = problems galore + asthetics will go for a toss. Just buy a used RS if you are so obsessed with your TPi looking like a RS..
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No they won't. Tampering with the airbag system is a big no-no.
Tampering?? If an "authorized" service station is doing it, it's not called tampering.

Lets say, your airbag gets deployed, wouldn't they fix it? Would you call that "tampering" as well?

It's a matter of disconnecting the proper wires, and reconnecting them appropriately. Someone who knows how, can do it quite easily.

@Ricky : Yes, I agree that it would be prohibitively expensive. But since we are just hypothetically calculating the cost of converting a TPi to RS, I wouldn't my knowing something like that.
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You are talking about the Skoda A.S.S here. Gonna bet they will refuse to touch the steering and tell you some story about VAG-COM and warranties and high-tech.
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is it actually smaller?Have any one seen both the steering's?

and what if any one wanted to change the stock steering into a sports one?Is it like "impossible" in a skoda?

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is it actually smaller?Have any one seen both the steering's?

and what if any one wanted to change the stock steering into a sports one?Is it like "impossible" in a skoda?

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I think you are chasing a fruitless venture. In plain language IT IS NOT WORTH THE EFFORT, but if you have endless money to spend then may as well get the RS why get into this endless discussion on cost saving.

One thing is for sure you will NOT save but spend more & never ever end up with the factory finish you are hoping to get !!

That is my point of view. You are ofcourse welcome to pursue this discussion endlessly, afterall we live in a free world


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Hafi

I think you are chasing a fruitless venture. In plain language IT IS NOT WORTH THE EFFORT, but if you have endless money to spend then may as well get the RS why get into this endless discussion on cost saving.

One thing is for sure you will NOT save but spend more & never ever end up with the factory finish you are hoping to get !!

That is my point of view. You are ofcourse welcome to pursue this discussion endlessly, afterall we live in a free world


Cheers

Hope you find the "solution" sooner than later !!
No dude.I definitely care about the money i spend.I dont have any choice other than to choose the 1.8 tpi course i don't find any RS in town unless i go to other state like Bangalore and pick one.Here the RS here is very veryt rare and the ones avalable is hefty costly.If in any way i could get an RS(good condition) i would definitly choose it without thinking twice.

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Tampering?? If an "authorized" service station is doing it, it's not called tampering.

Lets say, your airbag gets deployed, wouldn't they fix it? Would you call that "tampering" as well?

It's a matter of disconnecting the proper wires, and reconnecting them appropriately. Someone who knows how, can do it quite easily.

@Ricky : Yes, I agree that it would be prohibitively expensive. But since we are just hypothetically calculating the cost of converting a TPi to RS, I wouldn't my knowing something like that.
If your airbags get deployed, you need to change the entire dash.

And the less said about Skoda dealers the better, I used to get Peter from Cochin to send his guys to Chennai for taking care of my RS.
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Hmm as far as I know, the only differences in between the TPi and RS are:
1) Body kit including sunroof, headlamp washers and that RSes has xenons.
2) The RS comes with factory leather
3) They run Koni FSIs
4) Yes the steering wheels is of a smaller diameter...more sporty

That's about all I know about the issue.

However my personal suggestion would be why mod the TPi into an RS? why not make it better?
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i'd say buy a 1.8tpi and get a decent customised body kit and make it look more hotter than RS version.
what say?
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i'd say buy a 1.8tpi and get a decent customised body kit and make it look more hotter than RS version.
what say?
with monty. Get a 1.8tpi and get a widebodykit(something similar to autopsyche's barracuda or goliath octavias).
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I'd go for the 1.8tpi any day! if you save 1-1.5lacs by getting a car with the same engine and no frills i would use that money to customise it to my liking. totally agree with monty and badboyscad.
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