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Old 8th August 2016, 12:23   #5356
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Well there are other things to worry. Contrary to majority who have shown displeasure with the stock tyres, my concern are the headlights. The design of the reflectors are here to be blamed. I did try with extreme visions to see the difference, but sadly no noticeable change. The lighting is good in city limits, but as soon as you hit the highways at night the ideal thing is to drive slow with these lights. Only way to improve is to increase the wattage or change the reflector assembly, either way we will loose the warranty.

Request members to suggest who have tasted some success in this regard.
Aux lamps are the way to go. I came to this conclusion after much experimentation. Stock headlights with good quality bulbs of stock wattage are good enough at city speeds. Once out on the open road at night, switch on the aux lamps for maximum effect.
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Well there are other things to worry. Contrary to majority who have shown displeasure with the stock tyres, my concern are the headlights. The design of the reflectors are here to be blamed. I did try with extreme visions to see the difference, but sadly no noticeable change. The lighting is good in city limits, but as soon as you hit the highways at night the ideal thing is to drive slow with these lights. Only way to improve is to increase the wattage or change the reflector assembly, either way we will loose the warranty.

Request members to suggest who have tasted some success in this regard.
Sou_3749,
I had replaced the stock lamps with Bosch Gigalight 120 plus. It has some improvement over the stock lamps and it's a little whitish (4300K).

Wattage is same as that of stock 60/55 W. Unfortunately I do not have the before / after scenario pictures. Did not venture for a highway run after the replacement, but in City, I can see some improvement (May be 20-25% gut feel). It's nowhere near the 120+ % they claim on throw/output.
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I had replaced the stock lamps with Bosch Gigalight 120 plus. It has some improvement over the stock lamps and it's a little whitish (4300K).

Wattage is same as that of stock 60/55 W. Unfortunately I do not have the before / after scenario pictures. Did not venture for a highway run after the replacement, but in City, I can see some improvement (May be 20-25% gut feel). It's nowhere near the 120+ % they claim on throw/output.
Hello Sree, Can you please share details on where these bulbs were installed and what was the total cost?
I asked SAs at Pratham ORR about upgrade to Extreme Vision and was told that the upgrade is not available for SCross.

Recently had to drive during night in moderate rains. The stock light setup was next to useless and reminded me of stock light setup of SX4.
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Hello Sree, Can you please share details on where these bulbs were installed and what was the total cost?
I asked SAs at Pratham ORR about upgrade to Extreme Vision and was told that the upgrade is not available for SCross.

Recently had to drive during night in moderate rains. The stock light setup was next to useless and reminded me of stock light setup of SX4.
Hi Prasanna,
I replaced these bulbs by myself. H4 headlamp replacement is pretty simple. Only thing to be taken care is that should not touch the glass part of the bulb. Hold it at the base only. It was Rs. 1400 for a pair of bulbs and got it from Amazon India.

Please note that you will not see any drastic improvement over the stock setup. I felt it has some improvement and it's slightly whitish in colour.

Giving below the url for this product from Amazon
http://www.amazon.in/Bosch-Gigalight...ords=gigalight
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Hi Prasanna,
I replaced these bulbs by myself. H4 headlamp replacement is pretty simple. Only thing to be taken care is that should not touch the glass part of the bulb. Hold it at the base only. It was Rs. 1400 for a pair of bulbs and got it from Amazon India.

Please note that you will not see any drastic improvement over the stock setup. I felt it has some improvement and it's slightly whitish in colour.

Giving below the url for this product from Amazon
http://www.amazon.in/Bosch-Gigalight...ords=gigalight
Thanks Sree. Will try this and see if it helps.
The stock setup is not of much use during night drives and rainy days.
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What about aux lights? Does MASS fix them as accessory? do they have any as MGA?
I am neither enquiring of ornamental LED strips nor blinding rally-type aux lights, but something in-between that would help in Highway runs.
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In the morning while going to office, I was not getting proper feedback from the accelerator, especially in 1st / 2nd gear. The car was kind of stalling and needed much more accelerator input to move than my normal pattern. Was little bit worried. But, while returning back from office, it was perfectly fine. No issues.
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If so, please remove the air-cleaner element, blow-dry if possible and re-install, the car should be good to go!
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Thanks cpbopanna. I will check that angle and see if anything is amiss there. I had cleaned the air filter a month ago (@16K KM).
I cleaned the air filter again, even though the accelerator feedback issue did not repeat. There was some amount of dust and just cleaned it by slightly tapping the edges on the floor. Did not use any compressed air / vacuum as I had cleaned it 1500 Kms before.

One thing noticed after the air filter cleaning is that the engine became a little more quieter and smooth. Maruti recommends the air filter replacement only after 40K KMs. I may replace the filter during my 20K service which will be due in couple of months.
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One thing noticed after the air filter cleaning is that the engine became a little more quieter and smooth. Maruti recommends the air filter replacement only after 40K KMs. I may replace the filter during my 20K service which will be due in couple of months.
On my SX4 Diesel, I replace my air-cleaner element every 10,000 km, irrespective of the manufacturer's recommendation!
Incidentally, all manufacturers suggest frequent replacement of air-filter elements in case of dusty conditions!
The dust levels in Bangalore are so high, it is better to be safe than sorry!
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This thread is now just shy of a few more replies to overtake the Duster thread (4 year old). This thread was started an year ago and the traction here justifies one thing. This is really an enthusiast's car.

Among the various reviews here on Team BHP, S-Cross stands at the sixth position in terms of volume of traffic on thread. Good going members.
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With S Cross petrol and a facelift upcoming, the thread will only be much more active!
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This thread is now just shy of a few more replies to overtake the Duster thread (4 year old). This thread was started an year ago and the traction here justifies one thing. This is really an enthusiast's car.

Among the various reviews here on Team BHP, S-Cross stands at the sixth position in terms of volume of traffic on thread. Good going members.
Cars loved by enthusiasts usually have poor sales and S-Cross is no different. Anyways, I am happy to own 1.6 S-Cross which is common here on this thread and not on roads . An unique car with Maruti back up, what more you want?
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My uncle has booked a S-Cross 1.6 Alpha in Trivandrum and is expecting delivery in a couple of weeks. Now, there is one thing between him and the S-Cross that is on the way to Trivandrum - 0 sightings in Trivandrum.

He called me last night and sounded worried as someone very close to him cautioned him on going for S-Cross and advised him to go for Creta. Reason - Baleno is such a hit and is very common but S-Cross sold from the same showroom is nowhere to be seen, especially the 1.6 avatar. On the other hand Creta is such a hit and so it is better to go with it.

My uncle had test driven the S-Cross 1.6 and had really liked it. He did not like the 1.3 variant or the Baleno. He did not drive the Creta as he did not want a SUV like car. He called me to know better as I owned one myself. We discussed a lot on the explosive engine, addictive torque, confident braking, highway drivability and turbo lag below 1750 rpm. I also told him that I have already covered 9k kms and how I love the car and how the car just rushes forward in the turbo zone and how well it handles and how confident I was in touching unmentionable speeds.

He too sounded to be in love with the car but worried as this is a rare car and the questions he was getting from people around him. He was not worried about the looks and actually preferred the understated looks. I am sure he called me just to get a reassurance on the decision he has made. Now, car is something of personal choice - so I left the decision with him. I told him where this car actually shines and where is lags. Eagerly waiting for updates from him on his final decision. If he goes ahead, ours will be a rare family with 2 1.6 S-Cross Alphas

As a matter of fact, I never knew he was an enthusiast. We have never discussed cars. And I was literally stunned when I heard that he has booked the S-Cross 1.6. I was even more surprised when I heard the other car he had shortlisted. Fiat Punto Abarth - Only reason he didnt go for it was the dealership Mohandas Fiat in Trivandrum was closed down. I was pleasantly surprised when he brought up safety and confidence of 4 discs and powerful engine with 320 Nm torque as the reason to consider S-Cross 1.6.
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I have been noticing rattles on rough roads and at lower rpms from the left glass and glovebox areas. Has any one noticed them in their cars ? Is S cross going the Swift way.. ?

Hoping to fix them at 20k service
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I have been noticing rattles on rough roads and at lower rpms from the left glass and glovebox areas. Has any one noticed them in their cars ? Is S cross going the Swift way.. ?

Hoping to fix them at 20k service
I am at 15k and only noise I experienced was squeaking sound like old sofa from the tray in the back. This was fixed by taping the tray locks about 2 months back. It is coming back now. The glovebox and dashboard area rattles were found to be due to stuff lying around loosely even sunglasses in the holder above makes noise and it seems to be coming from the window. Just ensure that glass case in head unit is empty and confirm back if you still get the sound.

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I have been noticing rattles on rough roads and at lower rpms from the left glass and glovebox areas. Has any one noticed them in their cars ? Is S cross going the Swift way.. ?



Hoping to fix them at 20k service

It is interesting that Rattles is a phenomena that tags alongs with any Maruti product whether premium or not. I know this from two previous cars with them. It is amusing they cannot do much about it even now.

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