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Old 10th October 2011, 19:25   #31
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Thanks Swift.
Ummm... Do you have any pictures of that LS model?
Did not take any pictures during the visit to the showroom. In case I come across similar looking alloys will surely share the pictures.
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Old 17th October 2011, 17:12   #32
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Congrats NTM! Chevy Beat is a nice car. Happy motoring!

Have a look at the EU version of Honda-Civic (Estate version??). I like the back door handle.

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It really is a major pain to drive this damn thing in the city. The front visiblity is super poor for my standards. I am 5.7"
Hi mate please check my thread, the spacers had done a major improvement in visibility.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...t-beat-ls.html (Skids With Diesel Energy: Chevrolet Beat LS)
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Old 26th October 2011, 10:42   #34
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Hi mate please check my thread, the spacers had done a major improvement in visibility.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...t-beat-ls.html (Skids With Diesel Energy: Chevrolet Beat LS)

Thanks for the info ambat. I should do this DIY stuff one of these days.

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I made the spacers myself from 16 mm round brass rod.
Did you take it to a lathe or how did you manage this?

My immediate DIY is to fix velcro tape for the floor mats. It has 4 layers now.
1. Factory carpets.
2. Vinyl/pvc floor board mat covering the factory carpets.
3. Elegant Carpets
4. Chevy Transparent mats on top of elegant carpets.

Elegant carpets don't stay on vinyl/pvc floor mats. They keep slipping and it's really not happening. I've bought velcro tape & synthetic adhesive; I am just not getting the time.

Vinyl/PVC covers the whole factory carpet and it's so much easy to clean this than a carpet.

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Old 4th November 2011, 16:29   #35
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some random snaps...

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sorry for the quality, all of them from mobile.
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Nice snaps!
Mobile! Cool. So are these how the phone clicked them? or you did the usual post-processing? kidding.
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Old 22nd March 2012, 10:18   #37
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a lot of running these days. mostly used in highways.

Sept 16 to March -16: Car has completed 6 months.

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For work it's 30-32 kms every day.

No major niggles so far. After the first oil change at 15,000 kms, I did not find any noticeable differences. It runs the same. The bill was 2.7 k for 15k KMS.

Due to the feather lite power steering or may be heavy engine [guessing so], front tire has lost more tread than rear. I think it's completely normal.

had costed me INR 2.54 per km so far.
19 avg/45 rs diesel
2700 rs service/15000
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Very nice colour you got there. And that's a lot of mileage for 6 months.

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Due to the feather lite power steering or may be heavy engine [guessing so], front tire has lost more tread than rear. I think it's completely normal
Are you not rotating the tyres? If not, do rotate them every 5K KM along with alignment check and balancing.

The front wheels do all the work. (carrying engine weight, putting the power down on road and steering the car) Rotating tyres every 5K will ensure even wear on all 4.
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Hey NTM,

Any news on ICE upgrade? If I remember correctly, you were planning something.
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Old 22nd March 2012, 11:37   #40
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Oops! I forgot to check or notice if tires were rotated. But 5k once, wheel balancing and alignment were done at chevy dealership.

No andy, you are mistaken. I wasn't planning on any ICE upgrade.
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Jai, congrats on 15k kms. That's some driving that you have been doing. Also, the service changes seem to be very reasonable for a diesel. Keep going!
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No major niggles so far. After the first oil change at 15,000 kms, I did not find any noticeable differences. It runs the same. The bill was 2.7 k for 15k KMS.

Due to the feather lite power steering or may be heavy engine [guessing so], front tire has lost more tread than rear. I think it's completely normal.

had costed me INR 2.54 per km so far.
19 avg/45 rs diesel
2700 rs service/15000
19 kmpl of diesel for 15000 km is not bad. Can you give a very approximate split of the city vs highway driving you have covered in this 15k kms?

I guess the diesel Beat too is void of major rattles even in the long run. Isn't it? Please can you clarify this, as this is one USP of the Beat.

I got a wild hunch that the front suspension is overloaded a bit or the suspension is no match for the load. This is because, if you try push down (shake with your hands in the downward direction) the front part of the car, it wont go down much, as compared to other cars. I'm not sure of the diesel though. We also feel that the suspension is stiff, especially on bad roads and slow speed. Why it is made that stiff is to compensate for the load, or else the handling get affected, right? This can only be confirmed by long term reports of many owners.
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a lot of running these days. mostly used in highways.

Sept 16 to March -16: Car has completed 6 months.

had costed me INR 2.54 per km so far.
19 avg/45 rs diesel
2700 rs service/15000
Congrats Jai on efficiently utilizing your Beat for what its made to do (15k in 6 months)

And as I say, 'Damn you Diesel'!
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Awesome pics and wow, what running, 15.5k in 6 months, and yes, your car floor mats do slip, but a nice car to drive, as I found the other night on the "closing the tap" run to your place.
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Due to the feather lite power steering or may be heavy engine [guessing so], front tire has lost more tread than rear. I think it's completely normal.
It's normal for the front tyres to wear more than rear tyres. I suggest you do tyre rotation every 5000 kms so that all tyres get even wear & last you more kilometers.
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