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Old 23rd July 2013, 19:54   #1306
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but the big concern is the vibration. I have tried the modular install on my Ikon & Sumo. But still had vibrations.
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Try mounting them so they're dangling downwards, not sitting up (i.e., mount on top, light below). This helps with most vehicles - I had a set of large lights on my Defender, had the same problem and my mech rectified it by mounting them upside down.
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So which bulb/where is the high beam?
The projector is the low beam.

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Try mounting them so they're dangling downwards, not sitting up (i.e., mount on top, light below).
Thanks, Steer ! Will keep this in mind when I do it on the Storme. (Both of them had the lamps mounted from below. In the Sumo, I had tried to mount using the holes in the crash guard. In the Ikon, I had designed the bracket using the conventional approach. The Sumo's gone, and the Ikon is up for sale).
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Mine are stock tyres and stock alloys. I am quite happy with them. My vehicle is a May 2013 manufactured one as per the VIN number. I too have the same issue on the clutch with a very slight tak noise when depressed. I am guessing it is a hard spring and nothing else.

I will go for a wheel balancing later this week. Probably at Madhu's in Langford town
I went to Madhu's today...completed the wheel balancing and Alignment. Would recommend them
The alignment was all &!@# up by KHT. Its fine now but the steering is slightly towards the right in a straight line on leveled road, hope its not in my head.
Am planning to give my vehicle for the first service to Prerna motors, any feedback would be helpful. Servicing Fords and Marutis was so easy.
The KHT service center seems like a taxi stand . Am not happy with the service I have recieved from them, one of the jack arms was placed on the fuel tank while lifting it and the mechanic did not even notice it till it was 2 ft above
Supposedly the new EX and LX versions are not coming with the cargo nets, had to speak to the local TML sales manager to get it arranged.

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The projector is the low beam.
Thanks. I checked last night. The projector is the low beam and the halogen bulb in the reflector is the hi beam. So do you think it would be a better investment bang for buck wise to put in an HID kit in place of the low beam bulbs in the projectors OR put in the Hellas as auxillary driving lights. I have been quoted some 8K for a Philips HID kit, and from what I hear the 700FF Hellas would be some 6.5K + mounting.

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Thanks, Steer ! Will keep this in mind when I do it on the Storme. (Both of them had the lamps mounted from below. In the Sumo, I had tried to mount using the holes in the crash guard. In the Ikon, I had designed the bracket using the conventional approach. The Sumo's gone, and the Ikon is up for sale).
When do you plan to do it on the Storme? Maybe I can wait and do it then as well.
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@Ebonho, no immediate plans. But when I do it, I will follow the points mentioned by @Steeroid.

Regarding your high-beams, I will suggest to retain the HB in stock condition. If, after trying the LB + HB option, if you still want to upgrade, then you could opt for Hella's.
Some of the reasons that I prefer not to touch stock lamps is -
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2. If anything goes wrong in the upgrade, the whole lamp will need to be changed. The cost could be between 5k-10k for the pair (remember they are projectors + dual lamp)., etc.
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pls find attached the silver and gold amc details that i have received. looks like there are multiple year/km options. sorry but i dont know how to post this as an image. request one of you to download the file and post it as a image

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pls find attached the silver and gold amc details that i have received. looks like there are multiple year/km options. sorry but i dont know how to post this as an image. request one of you to download the file and post it as a image

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Here you go!! I made it a jpeg
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pls find attached the silver and gold amc details that i have received. looks like there are multiple year/km options. sorry but i dont know how to post this as an image. request one of you to download the file and post it as a image

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If you are planning to keep for 4 years or more, you should get 4 year plan, as the maintenance is very less during the initial years. Also the difference between 40,000 km and 50,000 km is steep. So if you dont really need 50,000 km in 4 years, this will be a better option in my opinion.
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Regarding your high-beams, I will suggest to retain the HB in stock condition. If, after trying the LB + HB option, if you still want to upgrade, then you could opt for Hella's.
Some of the reasons that I prefer not to touch stock lamps is -
1. warranty
2. If anything goes wrong in the upgrade, the whole lamp will need to be changed. The cost could be between 5k-10k for the pair (remember they are projectors + dual lamp)., etc.
I had the same doubts about warranty. What I have done with my ARIA (similar setup as the Storme) is upgrading the bulbs from the stock Halogens to better Halogens. My High beams are presently GE Night Hawk Platinum H7 55/65W ones, with same current consumption, but far better lighting capability. You could use similar bulbs in the projectors (low beam - has the same H7 halogen bulbs).

http://shop.cardekho.com/head-lights...55w~13904.html

It is a cheaper option (Rs 1600/-) and gives better performance.
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Changing bulbs (to same rating at stock) cannot void wty. It is when the set-up is changed, that people can start objecting.

For those who want to change the bulbs, try to test the output of the new bulb in your cars before you buy it (see if you can borrow from a friend). There is a chance that you may not like the output of the new bulbs.
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pls find attached the silver and gold amc details that i have received. looks like there are multiple year/km options. sorry but i dont know how to post this as an image. request one of you to download the file and post it as a image

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I paid close to 19.5K for gold package 3 years and 30K Kms dde28. Have they reduced the costs? If yes, this is cheating!!

Also I am getting my head lamps changed under warranty (both of them) due to the haze they developed in front of the projector beams! I guess the plastic is unable to take the heat and has started to crack (literally). I am unable to reproduce the haze in photos but its quite visible. Have been told the process takes around 4 hours

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I paid close to 19.5K for gold package 3 years and 30K Kms dde28. Have they reduced the costs? If yes, this is cheating!!

Also I am getting my head lamps changed under warranty (both of them) due to the haze they developed in front of the projector beams! I guess the plastic is unable to take the heat and has started to crack (literally). I am unable to reproduce the haze in photos but its quite visible. Have been told the process takes around 4 hours
The plastic is actually cracking? Wow!
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I guess the plastic is unable to take the heat and has started to crack (literally).
Can you try to take photos and post them here, especially of the cracks that you say they have developed? Also, what make are the headlamps? It would be great if you could ask someone at the ASC if they have seen such instances on other vehicles as well.

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The plastic is actually cracking? Wow!
Exactly my doubt too, headlamps do not usually crack these days.
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Can you try to take photos and post them here, especially of the cracks that you say they have developed? Also, what make are the headlamps? It would be great if you could ask someone at the ASC if they have seen such instances on other vehicles as well.

Exactly my doubt too, headlamps do not usually crack these days.
Unable to take photos as mentioned. The effect is not being reproduced in pics at all. However it is very clear when the lights are on. I did ask the folks at ASC if they had witnessed this earlier, to which they said no. I will try again tonight if I can get clear pis and post them.
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Can somebody confirm if supplied Audio system with Storme support bluetooth
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