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Old 16th November 2013, 18:38   #3316
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Has anyone installed ICE on RxE 85 PS Model? I am considering buying an 85 RxE model which is outstanding VFM! As it has already been confirmed by other TBhp-ians that the stock ICE is poor and needs to changed, it makes more sense to buy the lower version.
The HU is quite good. Just the speaker change makes a lot a difference. If you are planning to buy the RXE just because stock ICE is bad, I would suggest, you should check that aspect again.
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The front seat rocks in all Duster's and Terrano's with seat height adjust. Absolutely horrendous. There's nothing to do with heavy or light. When the weight shifts during acceleration, braking the seat rocks back and forth. Changing the position a little higher reduces the rocking.

Did not find the rocking in the non seat height adjust variants.
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Old 16th November 2013, 19:12   #3318
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The HU is quite good. Just the speaker change makes a lot a difference. If you are planning to buy the RXE just because stock ICE is bad, I would suggest, you should check that aspect again.
LOL no way... I mean I can't be selecting a model or vehicle by standard of ICE!

Its definitely the budget constraints. Anything worthwhile is in RxL (Option Pack) and thats 2L more!

I am inclined to Ecosport as well but normally usage not restricted to proper cities. (Not starting a debate ).
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is your cousin a bit heavy? coz even i face the same issue with the seat...
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The front seat rocks in all Duster's and Terrano's with seat height adjust. Absolutely horrendous. There's nothing to do with heavy or light. When the weight shifts during acceleration, braking the seat rocks back and forth. Changing the position a little higher reduces the rocking.

Did not find the rocking in the non seat height adjust variants.
Thanks Vid for the answer, it seems to be a railings design problem. I drove the car over the weekend and the seat rocking is very discomforting.
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Has anyone installed ICE on RxE 85 PS Model? I am considering buying an 85 RxE model which is outstanding VFM! As it has already been confirmed by other TBhp-ians that the stock ICE is poor and needs to changed, it makes more sense to buy the lower version.

Would be missing the ABS and passenger bags sorely as they are available in the highest model only. Alloys I may consider later on.

Any comments on the ICE installation?
Yes i have installed a pioneer bt 2590 head unit with infinity components on all 4 doors its been a pleasant experience
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Yes i have installed a pioneer bt 2590 head unit with infinity components on all 4 doors its been a pleasant experience
Hey thats wonderful, probably first in T-Bhp.

What was the cost?

What about warranty issues? How did you harness?

Wish you could post few pics here or possibly contribute in the ICE thread.
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Have you noticed that unlike other cars, in the Duster, the front seat back rests are actually short. For example in my Verna, for my height of 5 10", the back rest height is actually up to my shoulder. In the Duster, I noticed it is much lower.

For tall people will this result in shoulder fatigue on long runs? I am just curious to know.

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For tall people will this result in shoulder fatigue on long runs? I am just curious to know.

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No issues till now. My longest journey till now (single stretch) was around 200 kms. It's very comfortable and didnt feel tired. Everything will be put to test during Xmas when I drive to Blore (comfort, mileage, power). BTW, am 5.11
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Does getting wheel balancing and rotation from specialist places instead of service center ok?
My wheels were rotated and balanced at 10K mark, but turns out the vehicle was still pulling to left after 2K more kms. Do not want to experience horrendous service for same issue again from Renault whitefield.

Does it voids warranty in any way?
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Have you noticed that unlike other cars, in the Duster, the front seat back rests are actually short. For example in my Verna, for my height of 5 10", the back rest height is actually up to my shoulder. In the Duster, I noticed it is much lower.

For tall people will this result in shoulder fatigue on long runs? I am just curious to know.

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Fair observation KPS, but I haven't felt any shoulder fatigue as such. Max I have driven is 600KM in a day and I am 6ft 1in.
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Does getting wheel balancing and rotation from specialist places instead of service center ok?
That's better for two reasons.

1. They are *specialists*. They do ONLY this, so they give proper attention.

2. Usually, they are cheaper than the service centres for the same job.

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...Does it voids warranty in any way?
Not at all.
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Have you noticed that unlike other cars, in the Duster, the front seat back rests are actually short. For example in my Verna, for my height of 5 10", the back rest height is actually up to my shoulder. In the Duster, I noticed it is much lower.

For tall people will this result in shoulder fatigue on long runs? I am just curious to know.

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KPS, I have the same observation as yours. However, I recently drove for 650 km a day, and the same distance back the very next day. I didn't feel any sort of fatigue of shoulder pain. I am 5' 11".
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Bhpians, please advice on a good MRF outlet in Bangalore.
Need to get one of a Tyre checked out. It loses pressure quickly when compared to the other ones and seems to have a cut on the wall.
Renault guys tell me the cut is not deep and is just a scratch, hence its safe.
I want to get this verifies by MRF also before I can let this go.
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MRF outlet in Bangalore.
I have seen an MRF showroom near Kundanahalli gate (~3-4kms towards Forum value mall). But I am not sure whether its good / bad.
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Anyone has any information about when the facelifted Duster 2014 will be launched in India. Many say it is around the corner...2 months max etc.

However, my (fairly reliable) insider information from Renault says that the facelifted Duster will hit the Indian markets only in 2015. And any launch before will be targeted at the overseas markets.

And my SA says his friend who is a trainer at Renault(and would know if there is going to be any launch as they have to train the dealers and other downstream staff beforehand) says he doednt know of any such launch !

Any of you have any other insights? Urgent please - I have just paid the booking amount for the current Duster. Thanks
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Renault India must have received good response for the Duster but with new entrants (especially the EcoSport) and passing time, the demand hasn't been as great.So, to make sure that it does't lose the success enjoyed till now, Renault has plans to update the Duster. Renault Asia Pacific Chairman, Gilles Normand said at the Tokyo Motor Show that there will be updates coming to the Duster in the next few months.
Source: http://www.oncars.in/car-news/update...ys-report/5080
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