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Old 15th December 2013, 15:34   #5926
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My baby is 13 days old and have crossed 750 kms in odo. I face some issue in front left suspension. Whenever I cross a speed breaker @ 20 kmph with pre-braking (applying brakes and releasing it before my front wheel hits speed breaker) I see my front left Tyre falls rough on to ground as if there is no suspension at all wherein my front right is smooth. But when I cross @ less than 20kmph I feel it's fine. Any suggestions.? It makes me worried.
Take it back to the showroom and have it checked, there must be something wrong, it's usually something simple like tightening of a nut or fixing a forgotten part. A stitch in time saves nine
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Could share your source and the cost
Does any body know who would open the original lights and fit a full hid
He got it done from Mr.Srinivas Gopal, who is based out at vizag. His contact no. is 09849314812.Speak to him regarding this as you seem to have purchased a HID kit already. You have to send the headlamps through courier and he usually takes a week's time.
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Hi BHPians,

My baby is 13 days old and have crossed 750 kms in odo. I face some issue in front left suspension. Whenever I cross a speed breaker @ 20 kmph with pre-braking (applying brakes and releasing it before my front wheel hits speed breaker) I see my front left Tyre falls rough on to ground as if there is no suspension at all wherein my front right is smooth. But when I cross @ less than 20kmph I feel it's fine. Any suggestions.? It makes me worried.
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Take it back to the showroom and have it checked, there must be something wrong, it's usually something simple like tightening of a nut or fixing a forgotten part. A stitch in time saves nine
Nothing to worry about at all. It is normal and it's due to the stiffer suspension setup.

Basically you hear it only on the left because your weight loads the suspension on the right and it doesn't happen. The sound will disappear if you have a passenger sitting next to you.

Only solution is to drive a little slower over sharp bumps. The sound is of the wheels jumping suddenly. The issue is also seen in the Ford Figo and the reason is the stiff setup and higher rebound. That's the sacrifice for the handling.

If you take it to the workshop they will meddle with someone that doesn't need meddling.
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Hi I have just taken delivery of my mars red TO eco sport I notivce you have projection lamps with angel lights and led lights

Could share your source and the cost
Does any body know who would open the original lights and fit a full hid projection light kit
I have a full Bosch kit .
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Hi Zarryl

Welcome on board

Contact details.
Satya gopal auto . contact person Srinivas gopal 9849314812.
He is a fantastic guy , very professional will definitely help you with the bosch kit.



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Nothing to worry about at all. It is normal and it's due to the stiffer suspension setup.

Basically you hear it only on the left because your weight loads the suspension on the right and it doesn't happen. The sound will disappear if you have a passenger sitting next to you.

Only solution is to drive a little slower over sharp bumps. The sound is of the wheels jumping suddenly. The issue is also seen in the Ford Figo and the reason is the stiff setup and higher rebound. That's the sacrifice for the handling.

If you take it to the workshop they will meddle with someone that doesn't need meddling.
That's a spot on reply vid6639. Couldn't agree more
I had observed something similar and the suspension donuts have really helped me.
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Emulate the scenario with your servive manager and if it not possible to do that install the comfort buffer/donut.
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I had observed something similar and the suspension donuts have really helped me.
What is this buffer / donut? Does it soften the suspension?
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What is this buffer / donut? Does it soften the suspension?
It's a spacer inserted between 2 coils of the springs. It reduces the spring travel under load. It may help to reduce the sound but you really don't need it.

More details here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...uspension.html (Coil Spring Adjusters : VFM Fix for the Honda Civic's (lousy) soft rear suspension?)
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What is this buffer / donut? Does it soften the suspension?
Hi,
Please go through this elaborate thread buy GTO.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...uspension.html (Coil Spring Adjusters : VFM Fix for the Honda Civic's (lousy) soft rear suspension?)

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Hello All ,

First of all , i am not that good at writing ( may be another way of telling i am lazy ) , member of team-bhp since 2007 , very few posts since then , However there are not many days in all these years where in I have logged in to internet but not to team-bhp.com . I spend minimum of 30 - 45 minutes daily on this forum which made me more passionate on everything on automobiles.
My sincere thanks to all the moderators and fellow members who help maintain top quality for this forum .

Without starting a new thread I would like to share few snaps of my car , Didn't do this when i bought the same in August, thought i should do this at least now.

Ecosport 1.5TDCI T(O)

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-tdci.jpg
Ford EcoSport : Official Review-srs.jpg

SYNC Works beautifully with my HTC ONE

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-sync2.jpg

USB - MID display - Good OEM Audio Quality

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-sync.jpg

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-usb.jpg

Audio Quality enhanced with the Hertz Tweeters

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-tweeters.jpg

All the yellow lights inside the Cabin changed to OSRAM T10 6000K

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-led.jpg

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-osram.jpg

IRVM with Display for Parking Convenience

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-irvmdisplay.jpg

Bosch Aero Twins

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-wiper.jpg

Paint Protection Done

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-smartwaxed.jpg

Got Better Rubbers from Yokohama

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-tyre1.jpg

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-tyre2.jpg

Replaced OE Horns with Seger 65B Horns

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-seger.jpg

Mr. Srinivas's Magic as below , A real precision work done with lots of passion and intelligence , Thanks a lot Dr.Kumar (ecosportrules) for sharing his contact details on this forum

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-car.jpg

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-proj1.jpg

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-proj2.jpg

Where it all started and going good

Ford EcoSport : Official Review-tbhp.jpg

I would like to thank ecosportrules, johann ,raj84 and other fellow ecosport owners who has shared lots and lots of information which helped me a lot during these days of my ownership

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Old 16th December 2013, 08:18   #5934
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Hi,
Please go through this elaborate thread buy GTO.
Hope it helps
Thanks guys, for all your valuable suggestions. I did visited service center this weekend and Service Advisor took a test drive on roads with more potholes, speed breakers. Thank god SA is more than 20 yrs experienced and he is there with Ford Dealership for more than 15 yrs.

Luckily we were able to recreate the scenario and SA confirmed that this is normal behavior due to rigid suspension and its not an issue. (During the test drive I was in co passenger seater and SA was driving) He assured me that there won't be any issue in future and said he will double check this during my First Free Service in 2500 Kms.
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Hello All ,
My sincere thanks to all the moderators and fellow members who help maintain top quality for this forum.
Ecosport 1.5TDCI (0)

Audio Quality enhanced with the Hertz Tweeters

All the yellow lights inside the Cabin changed to OSRAM T10 6000K

Mr. Srinivas's Magic as below , A real precision work done with lots of passion and intelligence , Thanks a lot Dr.Kumar (ecosportrules)

I would like to thank ecosportrules, johann ,raj84 and other fellow ecosport owners who has shared lots and lots of information which helped me a lot during these days of my ownership


Hey RanjithRnair,

It was a real delight to see the tastefully done mods.
Great pictures
It was like seeing my ecosport in white avatar.


I had called up Srinivas regarding my cousins ecosport and he quoted
"Doc , Ranjit and you have the highest level of passion in comparision to all the customers I have till date"


The motosport tyre valve caps look great and where did you procure the Osram T10.
Please do share the contact.

I am very glad that our (team bhp members) inputs were helpful

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Old 16th December 2013, 10:36   #5936
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Hey RanjithRnair,
It was like seeing my ecosport in white avatar.
Thanks a lot doctor !
Whatever i felt is not up to the mark , the next day i see that you have done it the most preferred way , so it was indeed easy for me !
However there are a few more ideas which you could try

OSRAM T10 from http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/

Thanks,
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Civic = soft suspension
Solution: coil spring adjusters

Ecosport = stiff suspension
Solution: coil spring adjusters

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Thanks a lot doctor
Whatever i felt is not up to the mark , the next day i see that you have done it the most preferred way , so it was indeed easy for me !
However there are a few more ideas which you could try

Thanks,
Ranjith

Thanks Ranjit and its time to change your display picture/avtar but please in a different angle.
Please share those "few more ideas " you were mentioning I would love to research on them
Any update on dieseltronics or remap,of course without effecting warranty




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Civic = soft suspension
Solution: coil spring adjusters

Ecosport = stiff suspension
Solution: coil spring adjusters

Hi blacksport,

I have both the civic and ecosport.

If you carefully see GTOs fantastic review it has all details.


The buffers/donuts can be installed in 3 positions in the coil springs

1.At the lowest point as I did on my ecosport:comes into play when suspension bottoms out (helps in prevention of thud sound in my ecosport)

2.In the middle:comes into play during halftime (so will help stiffen the suspension a bit)

3.At the top of coil spring:always in action (nicely stiffens the suspension and solves the rear soft suspension problem in my civic)

I am attaching the picture of my ecosports buffer, my civic has it on top so one cannot see it
Hope it helps
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Thanks Ranjit and its time to change your display picture/avtar but please in a different angle.
Please share those "few more ideas " you were mentioning I would love to research on them
Done , I have sent you a pm regarding the same.

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Thanks Ranjit and its time to change your display picture/avtar but please in a different angle. Please share those "few more ideas " you were mentioning I would love to research on them Any update on dieseltronics or remap,of course without effecting warranty Hi blacksport, I have both the civic and ecosport. If you carefully see GTOs fantastic review it has all details. The buffers/donuts can be installed in 3 positions in the coil springs 1.At the lowest point as I did on my ecosport:comes into play when suspension bottoms out (helps in prevention of thud sound in my ecosport) 2.In the middle:comes into play during halftime (so will help stiffen the suspension a bit) 3.At the top of coil spring:always in action (nicely stiffens the suspension and solves the rear soft suspension problem in my civic) I am attaching the picture of my ecosports buffer, my civic has it on top so one cannot see it Hope it helps
Good to see all fellow Bhpians with all these mods and ecosport rules has created the benchmark for the same.
Please inform how to procure these coil springs and how to go about installing it because the suspension is really stiff. Do they do it in the Ford dealership?
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