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Old 11th September 2013, 07:35   #3001
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I was thinking of doing 5 wheel tyre rotation and getting alignment /balancing checked.
any idea whether the MRFs are unidirectional tyres or not(in which case, no cross rotation )
Hey Buxx, congrats for reaching another milestone

IMO, you must only do 4 wheel rotation without crossing the tyres. Swap left tyres in left and right in right. This is also recommended as per owners manual. (p5.16)

Keep the 5th wheel safe so you can buy one less Tyre when you have to replace.
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Keep the 5th wheel safe so you can buy one less Tyre when you have to replace.
Depends on how many kilometers you do a year. It is not good for a tyres to be kept for years without usage as the rubber will harden.

I don't rotate the rear. I just keep rotating the front with the stepeney. i.e every 10K kilometers, I will take the stepeney and put it in in the front right/left and keep doing it. This way overall tire life will go up by 1/5.
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Depends on how many kilometers you do a year. It is not good for a tyres to be kept for years without usage as the rubber will harden.
Thanks, that is a very valid and interesting thought . Althought the recommendation is always to have all tyres at a similar wear. Otherwise it impacts driving dynamics.

Depends on miles you put in each year. We usually get our chances with flat tyre to use the stepney because of all the construction activities around. Usually my tyres are ready for replacement by end of 4th year. I've found the stepney is very much in good shape till then.

Here is what I found for the aging tyres.
The British Rubber Manufacturers Association (BRMA) recommended practice issued June, 2001, states "BRMA members strongly recommend that unused tyres should not be put into service if they are over six years old and that all tyres should be replaced ten years from the date of their manufacture."

I'll look for MRF expiry, couldn't find any info yet.
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Its always recommended to do the 5 point rotation, else the concept of tyre rotation itself is void. I did the 5 point rotation during the 10K service. To use an old unused hard tyre is more dangerous than using a less threaded tyre.
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any idea whether the MRFs are unidirectional tyres or not(in which case, no cross rotation )
Checked. MRF Wanderer Sport tyres we have are bi-directional and can be cross rotated.
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Has any Bhpain on the forum got original wheel claddings & Armrest for the Duster.
I am looking for original one's, not able to find yet.
Dealer selling duplicates in the price of original.
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Has any Bhpain on the forum got original wheel claddings & Armrest for the Duster
Armrest is not part of original accessories for Duster. Aftermarket ones are not worth going for.

I believe, existing wheel cladding should be available as a replacement part. You wont find any other as original accessory. Buying from the A.S.S or outside will be same.
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Has any Bhpain on the forum got original wheel claddings & Armrest for the Duster.
I am looking for original one's, not able to find yet.
Dealer selling duplicates in the price of original.
I bought one from ebay for about 800 bucks. Fit and finish is strictly OK.

At the moment its just placed between the two seats. Not able to fix it yet as it needs holes to be drilled on the central console. Will try installing during seat covers installation this weekend at Imperial Leathers, Bangalore.
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Armrest is not part of original accessories for Duster. Aftermarket ones are not worth going for.

I believe, existing wheel cladding should be available as a replacement part. You wont find any other as original accessory. Buying from the A.S.S or outside will be same.
Armrest for Duster is sold by Dacia.
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I am talking about these fender claddings.
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I bought one from ebay for about 800 bucks. Fit and finish is strictly OK.

At the moment its just placed between the two seats. Not able to fix it yet as it needs holes to be drilled on the central console. Will try installing during seat covers installation this weekend at Imperial Leathers, Bangalore.
Are you taking about universal armrest i am having that,but I want something which fits without obstructing rear cup holder & handbrake.
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Armrest for Duster is sold by Dacia.
Here is the picture.

I am talking about these fender claddings.
None of them In Renault India official list of accessories as of now. If you see them at ASS, it's sourced from others. Most likely you will find a better deal at an automotive shop.

I was talking of wheel cladding /covers earlier.
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Has any Bhpain on the forum got original wheel claddings & Armrest for the Duster.
Friend of mine sourced it from Renault dealer in Dubai and had it send through some local courier service.
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Friend of mine sourced it from Renault dealer in Dubai and had it send through some local courier service.
That's pretty cool.

How much? What's the process? Do they deliver To Bangalore too?
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Any details on the Renault Ad given here. Is it applicable to Duster also. What higher model is he talking about...??

http://epaper.eenadu.net/svww_zoomar...912a_020101003

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Any details on the Renault Ad given here. Is it applicable to Duster also. What higher model is he talking about...??

http://epaper.eenadu.net/svww_zoomar...912a_020101003

http://epaper.eenadu.net/pdf/2013/09..._020101003.jpg
Here it is in our own news section

http://www.team-bhp.com/news/renault...e-scala-duster
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While searching online for duster modifications I found this pic of duster where the person has put spotlights on top and don't need any roof rails, though roof rails are not available in India, but, I liked the way they have put the spotlights.

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Has anyone seen this before and thought of doing it this way? If there is any suggestion about that will be really helpful.
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