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Old 10th January 2015, 21:08   #6916
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Actually, being a Keralite, this was to come sooner or later ..
Nah, the comment was for the below section. Those questions are NOT expected from a Keralite. I agree with you on the idea part though.

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...Any pointers here?
Has anyone of you done alloy painting?
Any pictures of good/ well done jobs would be of help too.
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...Anyway, if it is of any consolation, I have shifted to Vizag now
Nop; Not until you have changed your location to Vizag in your profile. Between, I doubt, you would have any such painters in that side of the country. But anyway, Kerala is just a drive away.
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Those questions are NOT expected from a Keralite.
We don't ask questions; we just go ahead and do it right?

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Not until you have changed your location to Vizag in your profile.
Well, the change has been incorporated. Thanks for reminding me

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Between, I doubt, you would have any such painters in that side of the country. But anyway, Kerala is just a drive away.
I did not mean painters. I actually did mean 'pointers', as in any tips etc etc etc.
(Goodness, etc really can fight for the meaning : End of Thinking Capacity right? )

I am sure I would be able to find someone here too. It's just alloy painting. Not some jing bang modifications
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I am sure I would be able to find someone here too. It's just alloy painting.
Just out of curiosity. Has anyone tried painting W8 alloys till now? I guess TPMS sensor is located on the alloy, will painting the same cause any difference in the reading ?
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Just out of curiosity. Has anyone tried painting W8 alloys till now? I guess TPMS sensor is located on the alloy, will painting the same cause any difference in the reading ?

TPMS sensors are small biscuit type things which are stuck to the inner side of the alloy.
They are removable.

There are couple of guys amongst us who have changed the stock alloy and they repositioned the sensors to the new alloys and it works fine.

However, what I am not sure is whether the layer of paint would induce any errors to the reading
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Anybody installed/planned a Camera for side view on the Left side / Left RV mirror.
I have some inclination to do a fitment of camera/fender mirror, for seeing the Left side track.
Will one get a good view with the fender mirror on XUV.. asking this doubt, since the front portion of the fender is curved inwards too much.

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Anybody installed/planned a Camera for side view on the Left side / Left RV mirror.
I have some inclination to do a fitment of camera/fender mirror, for seeing the Left side track.
Will one get a good view with the fender mirror on XUV.. asking this doubt, since the front portion of the fender is curved inwards too much.
I have installed the fender mirror on my XUV but in my opinion, it offers very limited viewing. As you have pointed out that the fender is curved inwards, that could be the reason for the limited visibility. That being said, I love the appeal that it adds to the vehicle as a whole
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I have installed the fender mirror on my XUV but in my opinion, it offers very limited viewing. As you have pointed out that the fender is curved inwards, that could be the reason for the limited visibility. That being said, I love the appeal that it adds to the vehicle as a whole
I am planning for the same, but am skeptical as to how it will look on the vehicle. If possible can you please share a few pics of your cheetah.
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They are removable.
There are couple of guys amongst us who have changed the stock alloy and they repositioned the sensors to the new alloys and it works fine.
However, what I am not sure is whether the layer of paint would induce any errors to the reading
Thanks. I was not aware TPMS was easily removable. My question was similar to what you mentioned, if a layer of paint will cause wrong pressure and temperature reading. However since you mentioned it can be removed may be easy to mask it while painting or remove and fit again.
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I am sure I would be able to find someone here too. It's just alloy painting. Not some jing bang modifications

You can try buying from here . I picked up four gold cans and they came like this-

Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review-xuv5oogoldwheels.jpg

Tweaked it a bit for you to visualize in grey as this would hide the brake dust. If you upload a photo of your ride will be able to change the color to grey.

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Hope this helps.
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Tweaked it a bit for you to visualize in grey as this would hide the brake dust. If you upload a photo of your ride will be able to change the color to grey.

Hope this helps.
Thanks. That was quite helpful.
Attaching the pic herewith. Kindly tweak as required.
Dark matt grey is what I am looking at

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Thanks. That was quite helpful.
Attaching the pic herewith. Kindly tweak as required.
Dark matt grey is what I am looking at

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Used the 2nd picture and this is how it could look. And do post the final outcome.

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Thanks. I was not aware TPMS was easily removable. My question was similar to what you mentioned, if a layer of paint will cause wrong pressure and temperature reading. However since you mentioned it can be removed may be easy to mask it while painting or remove and fit again.
TPMS costs 1700 including tax (one set).
I had changed the OEM alloys to "Sporty Speed Rim" when I took the delivery.
I was warned by my Sales Guy that the TPMS might not be working once removed from the original alloy from their past experiences
He was reluctant to change the alloys for this reason.
But anyways I went ahead with changing the Alloys with new TPMS.
Didnt even bothered to try and remove the TPMS from the factory fitted Alloys
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How much did you pay for those Hankook rubbers and how is the ride quality of these please? I have done around 55K on my stock JK's looking for new rubber for my cheetah.
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How much did you pay for those Hankook rubbers and how is the ride quality of these please? I have done around 55K on my stock JK's looking for new rubber for my cheetah.
I bought them 2 years ago which costed slightly over 14k. They are way better than the JK's, no road noise whatsoever and rides softer than the bridgestones IMO.

Also the size is 255/60 and may jut out a tiny bit even on stock wheels with 7J width.
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I bought them 2 years ago which costed slightly over 14k. They are way better than the JK's, no road noise whatsoever and rides softer than the bridgestones IMO.

Also the size is 255/60 and may jut out a tiny bit even on stock wheels with 7J width.
Oh, so did you exchange your original unused tyres with these the moment you bought your XUV? Any idea how much do they cost without exchange?
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