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Old 7th August 2014, 10:53   #6331
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Guys, i wanted to go for HID kit but i have two concerns here.

1) If i change the low beam projector head lamps bulb to HID will there be color difference with the high beam bulb?

2) I checked with my known accessories guy and he is quoting 10 K for P8 HID kit 55 W. Is this the right price or can i get it for cheaper in Bangalore?
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Thanks for the feedback. This HID Kit...can it be used on an W8 ? That model has the HID H/Ls doesn't it??
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IIRC all models of XUV has same headlights assembly (except cornering light functionality), so should work on all variants.
What M&M has given for low-beam is a projector housing with a halogen bulb inside. With the halogen replaced with xenon (kit), the illumination and throw is far better. The stock low-beam is very faint and practically useless in rains etc.
Actually the XUV's sold in south africa and australia seems to have HID bulbs in the low beam as default. Out here, i think they dropped it to cut down on costs. Also read somewhere that in some of the foreign countries it is illegal to use normal halogen bulbs in projector setup as they are meant for HID bulbs.

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IIRC all models of XUV has same headlights assembly (except cornering light functionality), so should work on all variants.
What M&M has given for low-beam is a projector housing with a halogen bulb inside. With the halogen replaced with xenon (kit), the illumination and throw is far better. The stock low-beam is very faint and practically useless in rains etc.
What I feel that if HID is installed in projector lamps the throw of beam won't be perfect and will be scattered all over. It would be better to consult someone who has already tried installing HID.
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What I feel that if HID is installed in projector lamps the throw of beam won't be perfect and will be scattered all over. It would be better to consult someone who has already tried installing HID.
Sir, you seem confused. HIDs are supposed to be used ONLY with projectors. With normal reflectors, they are a hazard.

BTW, I have got the stock halogens in low-beams of my xuv replaced with a HID conversion kit and can vouch for the results.
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I am also planning to install HID kit for my Cheetah, both Low and High beam .

Dear Bangaloreans,
Could you Please share any references in bangalore for getting this job done.
Thanks in Advance.
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I am also planning to install HID kit for my Cheetah, both Low and High beam .

Dear Bangaloreans,
Could you Please share any references in bangalore for getting this job done.
Thanks in Advance.
Please please please do NOT get HIDs on high-beam as the high-beams on XUV has reflector setup and not projector setup. You would end up blinding the oncoming traffic and causing accidents. If you are hell-bent on HIDs for high-beam as well, please get projectors as well for them, which would need opening the headlight casing (not advisable).

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IIRC all models of XUV has same headlights assembly (except cornering light functionality), so should work on all variants.
What M&M has given for low-beam is a projector housing with a halogen bulb inside. With the halogen replaced with xenon (kit), the illumination and throw is far better. The stock low-beam is very faint and practically useless in rains etc.
Thank you sir for this valuable feedback. I will go in for this kit and a rear camera as these will be enough to fully load my new car. Thanks again. Regards
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Here is my new ride.. W8 FWD

Also attaching pics of All weather Floor Mat provided. They are of very good quality; non-slip type. Only thing to note with this pack: there is no 3rd row mat, middle rows mats comes in 3piece.
Metallic scuff plate added is seen in the driver side mat pic.
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Here is my new ride.. W8 FWD

Also attaching pics of All weather Floor Mat provided. They are of very good quality; non-slip type. Only thing to note with this pack: there is no 3rd row mat, middle rows mats comes in 3piece.
Metallic scuff plate added is seen in the driver side mat pic.
Congratulations Twiny:-) Enjoy your ride and drive safe.

Nice looking mats there, but the middle row mats should have come in single piece, which would have made the maintenance easy and protect the floor from accumulating dirt.
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Friends, I have completed my 20000kms service on the 23 August 2014. The following were replaced during the same.

Engine oil (Shell Rotela T6, Cj-4, 5W40;The engine oil was opened and poured in front of me by the service center)
Transmission oil (Maxmile Syntec F2)
Front & Rear Differential oil (Maxmile elite, was missed during the 5000km Service)
Diesel filter
A/C filter
Air filter & front stabilizer bar bushes (Changed on my request)
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Congrats Twiny. The XUV looks gorgeous. wish you a safe drive
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New Prices are out for the month of August 2014:


Model Old Price New Price
  1. W8 FWD 1369086 1372617
The above prices are in Bangalore. So Mahindra has marginally increased the prices

Source: Anant Cars Website & Mahindra Website
Any idea on discounts on offer for this month?. I am specially interested in the W8 FWD. Thanks.
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Any idea on discounts on offer for this month?. I am specially interested in the W8 FWD. Thanks.
IMO, the discounts like Insurance wave off, Loyalty bonus, exchange bonus, corporate bonus will be available till the festive season ends at-least. I have not visited the dealer as of now, probably will go tomorrow and check out. Will keep updated on the discounts available and the price quoted.
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I have not visited the dealer as of now, probably will go tomorrow and check out. Will keep updated on the discounts available and the price quoted.
Thank you. Here in Hyderabad, on W8, they have about Rs 27000 cash discount and another Rs 10000 as loyalty and corporate (between 8000 to 10000 ) discounts. On W6, I think the cash discount comes down to Rs 20000. The rest remains the same. I dont know on the W4.

I think I read in one of the team-bhp threads that the cash discount component on W8 for this month is about 31000 and when I asked the sales guy about this, he said all he is aware is about 27000.
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A kind request to those, who bought W8 version recently in 2014: could you please be kind enough to check and inform me of the version of the MapMyIndia maps? Mine is version 8.0. MapMyIndia has aleady released version 9.0 maps some months back. But, India Garage personnel insisted that they did not have any map upgrades to version 9.0 during my last visit. I was assured that all map upgrades during the warranty period will be done by the dealership free of cost.
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