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Old 1st February 2016, 14:01   #3751
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I agree too. Thanks to Kartman, I changed mine too. Not a drastic change from a comfort perspective, but I feel very confident with the new springs. It is tough to explain but there was a funny way the stock springs use to behave when you go over cobblestone kinda surface. With the Tiens, thats no more the case. The springs are firm and give you a sporty feel. When you corner hard, the lateral acceleration cornering force is for sure something that you will love. Am sure its around 0.80 to 0.85g. It corners as flat as possible. These just cost me 34K installed. These along with the Deiseltronic ECU make my beast a fun to drive machine.
Sk7671,

It is truly great to drive the car now the true beastly instinct of the XUV is finally out.

About the deiseltronic, can you give me some details about price and performance also where did you get it done.

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Old 1st February 2016, 15:26   #3752
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Sk7671,

It is truly great to drive the car now the true beastly instinct of the XUV is finally out.

About the deiseltronic, can you give me some details about price and performance also where did you get it done.

Kartman
I Got it directly from the Racedynamics office in Koramangala (Bangalore). Set me back by 20K and I have been using it since the 5K service. Don't expect too much of a horsepower increase, but Drivability is awesome. Engine is much quieter & smoother. Picks up in higher gears in low speeds. As you keep running into your car, it makes the Engine much more refined. The only reason I am not upgrading to the Automatic W10 is due to the refinement that my specific beast has as far as the Engine goes. I would suggest to go with your eyes closed...
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Thanks to Kartman, I changed mine too. Not a drastic change from a comfort perspective, but I feel very confident with the new springs.
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As of right now, there is still tossing of the passengers in the middle row but it has become comparatively lesser.
Guys, can you post some pictures of the setup, exact specs of springs (I am not sure if they are custom for XUV or generic), process, time taken to setup, place to do this? If the vendor who did this does not mind, post the contact details too.

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Guys, can you post some pictures of the setup, exact specs of springs (I am not sure if they are custom for XUV or generic), process, time taken to setup, place to do this? If the vendor who did this does not mind, post the contact details too.

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Seems like you are in Bangalore. Call Juvito @ 09686339999 for the springs
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Call Juvito for the springs
I called him up. He asked me for your name which I said a friend of friend as I could not recall your name in time. He immediately responded - XUV springs are out of stock, no chance of getting it in next 4-5 months!

These are Tiens right?
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I called him up. He asked me for your name which I said a friend of friend as I could not recall your name in time. He immediately responded - XUV springs are out of stock, no chance of getting it in next 4-5 months!

These are Tiens right?
That is correct. You can buy them on redrooster and have them delivered to your/his doorstep. He charges a nominal amount to fix em up.
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Hey,

As of right now, there is still tossing of the passengers in the middle row but it has become comparatively lesser. The last time i got driven by my driver, i noticed that it was easier to work on my laptop when sitting in the middle row. But the most comfort is till felt by the driver and the front passenger as these springs feel like you are driving a sedan and not a SUV. I have received this comment by many friends as well as car service providers (Wheel Aligner, A/C Servicer, ICE setup specialist and not like it counts but my RM at Mahindra too). If you.

In my honest opinion, it is a worth upgrade if you don't mind the cost of the product and the headache the RM will try to give you blaming everything that goes wrong in the car to the changed springs.

Hope this helps.

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I agree too. Thanks to Kartman, I changed mine too. Not a drastic change from a comfort perspective, but I feel very confident with the new springs. It is tough to explain but there was a funny way the stock springs use to behave when you go over cobblestone kinda surface. With the Tiens, thats no more the case. The springs are firm and give you a sporty feel. When you corner hard, the lateral acceleration cornering force is for sure something that you will love. Am sure its around 0.80 to 0.85g. It corners as flat as possible. These just cost me 34K installed. These along with the Deiseltronic ECU make my beast a fun to drive machine.
Thank you guys for your reviews. Guess, its worth it. Bad luck since its out of stock now and stocks to arrive after 2 months.

May be I should try the Dampers Hardening for now. There is a professional in Mysore who is doing Dampers Hardening for Rally Cars. He is doing hardening for normal cars too. My friend has done it for Dzire and Scorpio (leaf spring model) and he is happy with the results ( better ride quality and comfortness on bad roads and stability on highways ) . He has also done it for his Pajero , but yet to fit it. Thinking of trying it for XUV too. Cost is much less than the springs actually.
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Thank you guys for your reviews. Guess, its worth it. Bad luck since its out of stock now and stocks to arrive after 2 months.
Have you had look at this -

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URL - http://www.redroosterperformance.com...r=category&p=2
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I called up the redrooster contact number given in their website and they told me that they are out of stock and might get them after 2months..
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What is the average life of XUV 5OO brake pads (Front & Rear)? Is it true that the front brake pads need replacement every 20k Kms? One of my friend who owns a W8 was asked to replace the front brake pads of Bosch make with Galfar make at 20k service and now at 40k service the service guys are asking him to replace both front and rear brake pads which means the front brake pads lasted only 20k kms where as the rear ones lasted for 40k.
Per the service folks, the max life is only 20 - 22k kms.
He is a decent driver and doesn't do any harsh braking.
Appreciate your inputs. Thanks.
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My XUV 500's front brake pads were replaced for the first time at 40 k km. The rear brake pads are still OE stock ones. The details are here. But then, my usage is mostly on the highways compared to intra city driving.
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Need advice for a friend:
Pls refer my earlier post.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post3856479 (XUV 500 niggles and their solutions)

In my case , got a life of 40000km.

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I was glad that I did not have to write about any significant niggles about my 6 months old XUV, but the happy spell came to an end after driving in the rain.

1. Mist formed inside both the headlight units - It was a problem with the earlier batches but haven't seen any such issues reported lately. Seems to have resurfaced with the face lifted model.

2. Wipers started shuddering after put in for use for a while

Haven't had the chance to take it to the service station yet. Will do it in a couple of weeks and post the update.

Also, the low beam was extremely inadequate in rains (Though it is not technically a niggle) and needs an upgrade.
Just want to update the forum - I got the headlight assembly replaced under warranty but after a bit of a drama. Service centre refused. Had to escalate to Mahindra customer care and stood firm before they agreed to replace.
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this mechanism is speed-sensitive, so those additional bulbs won't turn on when the vehicle is stationary. During night time, take a turn and you will immediately notice the function of the static-bending lights.
Hi SDP and everyone,
My vehicle's static bending lights have somehow stopped responding to turns at some point, and I recently happened to notice. They were working fine until a couple of months back. It's good to know from you that these are speed sensitive since i was wondering if a sensor had stopped working. Could you throw some light on what could have possibly gone wrong? Or could you point me towards any other particular post that addresses the same? Thanks.
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The speedo shroud is rattling and driving me crazy. Also, I've noticed that one of my tyre sensors has gone kaput. It shows low pressure in the tyre (22 psi) and then either disappears or stays, depending on the car's mood. There's no puncture. The Tyres are brand new (replaced 1k kms ago). Anyone had this issue?
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