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Old 6th January 2007, 04:23   #1
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After being driven around in an uncle's Innova for a month
and experiencing the Innova's ability to smooth out the bumpy road
my better half insists that we should also upgrade to Innova .

I tend to agree with her ..
as I have also felt the same way as to how a scorpio / Tavera/
>>>>> just cruises over potholes and huge speed - breakers <<<<
Versus my one year old Getz

The only problem being that after having recently invested in my new car
I dont have the moolah to buy a new vehicle atleast for next two years.
As for all other things I am more than happy with my getz
(power . A/c. FE . Seats )

So If I had to go in for EXTREME measures what do you think I could do ........
( Bigger Tyres .. New Dampers ......... Pads....etc)
to make the RIDE QUALITY and height more like Innova or Scorpio

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Old 6th January 2007, 09:42   #2
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Hey Ikhanna,

For starters, you could try tubeless tyres a size or 2 more than your current stock tubed tyres..

Any experimenting with dampers / pads will only make the ride worse - 1 you could go for harder springs..which will control body roll but worsen the ride.. 2 softer springs means more body roll..and may not be drivable at high speeds.. (over 60 or 80 kmph) but better ability to abosrb potholes..

there may be other views too which i'd like to hear..

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After being driven around in an uncle's Innova for a month
and experiencing the Innova's ability to smooth out the bumpy road
my better half insists that we should also upgrade to Innova .

I tend to agree with her ..
as I have also felt the same way as to how a scorpio / Tavera/
>>>>> just cruises over potholes and huge speed - breakers <<<<
Versus my one year old Getz

The only problem being that after having recently invested in my new car
I dont have the moolah to buy a new vehicle atleast for next two years.
As for all other things I am more than happy with my getz
(power . A/c. FE . Seats )

So If I had to go in for EXTREME measures what do you think I could do ........
( Bigger Tyres .. New Dampers ......... Pads....etc)
to make the RIDE QUALITY and height more like Innova or Scorpio

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Regards
IKhanna
I do not know if you have tried this already, but overinflating the tires results in harsh ride, have you tried different tire inflation (of course not too much overinflation and underinflation). Going over speed breakers is a different thing altogether, you ma have to go for taller tires.
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Me too really interested in this topic,can the performance guys viper,physcho,autopysche please help[not that others contributions are not welcome].

Heard of some people going in for suspension jobs for the same.Any details.

Taller tyres would not increase ground clearance by much is what I have heard.Also overinflated tyres too not a good idea for bad roads atleast that is what I have experienced on my car.

Also I keep hearing of harsh rides,stiff rides could anyone please explain the same.

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You could try coils that come with height adjustment levels so you can experiment with ride heights. Lower and higher those give good feel for different height in rides. The idea is the head roll how the lesser the head roll the smoother the ride.
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Hi,

I did not quite understand the problem. Do you want the ride to be stiffer or softer. There are very basic & simple ways to do either which are not too expensive but be warned that warranty for your suspension may be affected depending on the option you choose.

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Viper i think they want a more compliant ride, a Softer setup would definatly help. But then the car would roll a lot wouldn't it ?
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I did not quite understand the problem. Do you want the ride to be stiffer or softer. There are very basic & simple ways to do either which are not too expensive but be warned that warranty for your suspension may be affected depending on the option you choose.

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hi viper

please provide some insight into - " very basic & simple ways to do either which are not too expensive " to make the ride softer.




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Me too really interested in this topic,can the performance guys viper,physcho,autopysche please help[not that others contributions are not welcome].

Heard of some people going in for suspension jobs for the same.Any details.

Taller tyres would not increase ground clearance by much is what I have heard.Also overinflated tyres too not a good idea for bad roads atleast that is what I have experienced on my car.

Also I keep hearing of harsh rides,stiff rides could anyone please explain the same.
My definition of harsh/ stiff ride is: It feels like I am running on metal wheels without rubber. This can result from excessive infation & stiff suspension causing less absorption of road shocks and transmitting most of the shocks to riders.

Any expert opinion ??
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So If I had to go in for EXTREME measures what do you think I could do ........
( Bigger Tyres .. New Dampers ......... Pads....etc)
to make the RIDE QUALITY and height more like Innova or Scorpio
What are the tyres you are running on???

If you are running 175/70 R13 stock tyres... Upgrade to 205/60 R 13, Bridgestone Potenza GIII (recommended upgrade size for getz)... Will offer better comfort than standard radials...

Even better... Upgrade to 205/60 R13 michelins (I got myself the michelin XM1 recently for my wagonR, and the ride comfort is much better than my pervious tyres)...

Still, the car wont be like an innova... But will be better... Basically a good tyre means, the car will lose its roughness over bumps...

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Hi Viper

I would like the ride to be softer >>smooth out the bumpy roads <<

I am not going to be driving the car hard or pushing it in corners
the average speed of 40-60km is what the car is driven with
and rarely touching the triple figures
so perhaps the handling would be less of an issue with me
I would definitely like your insight on how it could be done

Wouldnt bother much about the warranty
Nor even if the car would look differently from others
Like raising the height ... giving it a higher stance like other suv's
If that would be of any benefit

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I guess sometime in these 4 yrs Khanna Sahib must have bought himself the Innova & therefore lost interest!
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I tend to agree with her ..
as I have also felt the same way as to how a scorpio / Tavera/
>>>>> just cruises over potholes and huge speed - breakers <<<<
Versus my one year old Getz
Comparing the Getz with an Innova or Scorpio is more like comparing watermelons with oranges and then saying one has more juice than the other.

Rather than wishing the Getz suspension were as good as the Innova's, I suggest you understand the limitations of the Getz and drive her within those limitations.

I have a Santro and an Ikon. The Ikon is way ahead of the Santro in terms of ride comfort and passenger comfort. But I can never expect the Santro to match the Ikon on this front. Best to use the car for what it is, instead of wishing it were something else.
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Hi Guys,
I needed help on the same topic. I have an eight and half year old indica, which has done 31000 kms. The ride quality is bad. It transmits the entire roadmap to the passengers. My mom has a back problem, so its very important to have a comfortable ride minus the bad road feed back. I am not able to upgrade to a new car for emotional reasons. (Yes the entire family is attached to the car, and they don't want to upgrade) Can anyone please help and advice on how to make the car more comfortable to be in without injuring the back any further. Have tried under inflating but no real benefit. Maximum speed that we drive at is 70-80 kmph. The car is running on Apollo Accelere 165/65 R13 tubeless tires, which are three years old and have done 5000 kms. All four sides Suspension was changed in 2010 due to noise.


Any help or advice will be appreciated.

Thank you all in advance.


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