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Old 18th June 2016, 07:46   #466
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I got these Completely re fitted.
They did it earlier when I was away but this time too it wasn't done properly. I made them do it again a third time.
Now it finally looks ok. No gaps between the body and the fender extenders. Very very minor gap on the left front bottom which he assures me was unavoidable.

Here are the pics of the poor round of second installation and the finally re-done ones.
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Makes the vehicle look wider and more 'butch'.
Perhaps next tyre change you can go with wider tyres.
Overall a nice addition.
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Fatter tyres may lead to wheel arch fouling.
Plus of course one will likely stray out of the safe zone in terms of upsize and thus cause suspension issues and the like.
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http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/in...d-power-survey

Happy read for Skoda owners.

They need to reach similar levels in India too, considering their excellent cars!
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Hi Shankar. As you may have read, Singh Motors Patna wound up their business here. There is no news of a new dealer being appointed.
I have written to the area service manager but he has not responded.

Could you suggest some people with whom I could escalate the matter?

Thanks in advance.
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1. How robust is the suspension to drive it through roads full of gravels without slowing down? With the brilliant multi-link suspension, if I need to slow down on rough patches, then its not fun.

The suspension is good on tough patches, smooth sailing over most patches which is unnoticed inside, though i have not travelled in rough patch in high speed.

2. The ground clearance is relatively low, so is it very likely to scrape the underbody while going over speed breakers?
I havent hit anytime over the speedbrakers, which were usually larger than usual. It has underbody guard anwyay

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Suspension:
I use a 6 year old Yeti.
I note that when I slow down and crawl over bumps or rumble strips or bad patches, the ride is pretty uncomfortable because of the relatively harder suspension set up.
However, if I travel over the said bumps, rumble strips or bad patches at a slightly higher and constant speed - say around 30kmph or so, the vehicle simply takes these things in its stride and one can hardly feel those bumps inside the cabin.

Ground Clearance:
The GC is 180mm in the stock Yeti.
I have (with a load of 4 adults including myself) scraped the underside /bottom over some of these huge speed humps in Bangalore.
A year or so ago, I upgraded my Tyres to 215/65/16 from the stock size of 215/60/16. I also added in the Rogerab suspension dampers on all four sides of the suspension coil spring setup.
These two steps combined, have given me an additional GC of about 10mm, which means my Yeti has now got 190mm clearance.
Saying that, the real benefit of these Rogerab suspension dampers, is the fact that they marginally reduce the articulation of the suspension and shock absorbers when going over these kinds of huge speed bumps and the like.
This helps with a firmer ride and an almost negligible chance of "bottoming out" over the said bumps. I find that it is extremely helpful and comfortable and it has done wonders for my peace of mind for sure.
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