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Old 25th March 2015, 21:11   #2701
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Hi Vishyvish,
In my car, i get the vibration from the steering remote (panel).

When you get the vibration keep your hand on the panel, and apply little pressure.

I am not sure whether your problem is related to the remote panel. Anyways just give a try.
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Its not from the remote panel though. Have faced this issue yet again but maybe for a minute in stop go traffic. Will keep a watch and advise if it persists.
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Hi Polo TSi owners, enthusiasts,

I've booked a Carbon steel grey TSi in B'lore. Have a query regarding the wheels. I've tried to look this up already but needed a confirmation from owners/enthusiasts who have the information.

Is the wheels size 100 pcd, 5 holes and rim width 7.0 (for 16" wheels). I am hoping 16" wheels won't be a mechanical problem for the car (with 205/50 tyres)?

Appreciate the suggestions.
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Is the wheels size 100 pcd, 5 holes and rim width 7.0 (for 16" wheels). I am hoping 16" wheels won't be a mechanical problem for the car (with 205/50 tyres)?

Appreciate the suggestions.
Hey k_ajay, first off congrats on your booking and Welcome to the GT Club !!

I am a proud member of the GT Club but own the TDI and not the TSI. But here are my views:

- As far as I know, VW and Skoda car rims come with 100 PCD. GT however gets 15" Estrada with 6.5J.

- I have seen few GT's (TSI) in town with 17" rims. So 16" shouldn't be a concern. However, Polo comes with a stiffer suspension and so you have be doubly careful while negotiating the craters donated by BBMP in Bangalore.

- TSI has a 1.2 Engine but that deadly combo of the DSG and Turbo makes it a true hot hatch in India. But just like any other petrol engine, wider tires and bigger rims can directly affect the Mileage. So please be aware of that.

I am sure you have considered all the above so here's wishing you a "Turbo-charged" G(rea)T ownership. Please post the details once you get your machine.
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Hi Polo TSi owners, enthusiasts,

I've booked a Carbon steel grey TSi in B'lore. Have a query regarding the wheels. I've tried to look this up already but needed a confirmation from owners/enthusiasts who have the information.

Is the wheels size 100 pcd, 5 holes and rim width 7.0 (for 16" wheels). I am hoping 16" wheels won't be a mechanical problem for the car (with 205/50 tyres)?

Appreciate the suggestions.
16" rims will be absolutely fine. Only downside is that the ride quality goes down when compared to 205/55/15 .

If you want ride quality along with handling i will suggest stick to 15'' and just change the tyres to 205/55.


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Hey k_ajay, first off congrats on your booking and Welcome to the GT Club !!

I am a proud member of the GT Club but own the TDI and not the TSI. But here are my views:

- As far as I know, VW and Skoda car rims come with 100 PCD. GT however gets 15" Estrada with 6.5J.

- I have seen few GT's (TSI) in town with 17" rims. So 16" shouldn't be a concern. However, Polo comes with a stiffer suspension and so you have be doubly careful while negotiating the craters donated by BBMP in Bangalore.

- TSI has a 1.2 Engine but that deadly combo of the DSG and Turbo makes it a true hot hatch in India. But just like any other petrol engine, wider tires and bigger rims can directly affect the Mileage. So please be aware of that.

I am sure you have considered all the above so here's wishing you a "Turbo-charged" G(rea)T ownership. Please post the details once you get your machine.
Hi Vik0728, thank you for that. I've only booked and hope to take delivery within 2 months. I'm aware of the pros and cons of upsizing, which is why I'm just enquiring. Not sure if upsize is the only way i want to go..

But yes, friend and fellow member speed kills has had 17" on his Polo so I did reckon 16" should not be damaging.

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16" rims will be absolutely fine. Only downside is that the ride quality goes down when compared to 205/55/15 .

If you want ride quality along with handling i will suggest stick to 15'' and just change the tyres to 205/55.

Cheers.
Hi Schoudhury, thanks for the feedback. Yes, I'm also now thinking if I should retain the (quite nice) 15" alloys (or change them) and stick to 195/60/15 (have read another thread for vento with lots of good feedback there).
Some there were stating 205/55 isn't really required, so maybe 195/60 then on 15".. Or let's see. It's very easy to go crazy.
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Happened to come across this GT TSI in kottayam. I've managed a kinda close up view of the rear wheels. I'm clueless as to what exactly it is? It doesn't look like discs but ventilated drums?

I PMed our in house VW guru Ganesh who suggested i post it here for the benefit of the forum. Sorry for the delay as i was caught up with work and again for the not so great quality pics.

Btw consider this as a spotting and mods please feel free to remove the picture if the owner of the car objects

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It doesn't look like discs but ventilated drums?
Looks like those are fake covers to make the drum brakes look like discs.

Depending on budget - one could also order Brembo caliper covers (fake obviously) to go along with it. Both these mods are not so rare.
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Yep. I think it is let's-pretend disc brakes. Which I think is very silly, especially as it is a pretty smart car without messing it around.

But hey, It's his car, I guess...
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Personally, I would have invested that money elsewhere. I don't know how much these fake discs cost, but I can think of dozens of other things I could do to this car. But hey, like Thad said, it's his car.
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Fake discs without calipers Why do they do this?
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Old 7th April 2015, 04:37   #2711
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hi guys,

I'm starting a whatsapp group for fellow GT TSI owners. kindly pm me your phone no.s

mods: hopefully this activity is approved or else please delete this post.

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Hi all,

I have discontinued/deleted this group. Kindly don't pm me for add.

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Fake discs without calipers Why do they do this?
So that the car can be featured in one of our threads may be W&W one that the car is wanting to get into.

All is good except those fake discs!
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A question for the existing owners- what has been the service costs? I presume a few of you would have done your first (15,000 Km) service already.
Also, what has been your experience around parts availability etc?
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A question for the existing owners- what has been the service costs? I presume a few of you would have done your first (15,000 Km) service already.
I have finished 15,000 and 30,000 service. Each service costed around Rs 10,000
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Also, what has been your experience around parts availability etc?
I have not replaced major parts. However for the minor ones(like tail lamp assembly, lamps etc), I got them pretty fast(within the same day).
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RPM keeps going up in "N" and when the brake pedal is pressed
Problem 1:
On last weekend, my car was in "N"(DSG in Neutral) and brake pedal was pressed. I could see that RPM kept going up till 3K (without pressing the accelerator). I had to switch off the car, and start it once again.

From then on, I could see this once again. But not able to reproduce this every time.

Problem 2:
Now, when the car is in "N" and I apply the foot brake, I could see rpm going up couple of notches(900 rpm to 1300 rpm). When I remove my leg from the brake, it comes back to 900 rpm.
I have checked the same in my friend's Vento TSi, rpm was at same point(whether I press brake or not)

Same does not happen with the handbrake.

Guys, any help in identifying this is well appreciated.

Note: One month back, I had given the car for the 30K service.
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