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Old 20th June 2016, 12:36   #181
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Recently 3M launched a sound proofing or deadening product. I went for it in the bonnet area and it does make a huge difference in the nose reduction seeping into cabin. Very happy with it!!
Hi Surya

Can you let me know the details of the deadening product by 3M? Seems like a good investment for diesel cars. Is it a sheet like damping material e.g. Dynamat Extreme and likes which carry an aluminum sheet on one side and sticky butyl rubber type material on the other?

How much was the cost for bonnet area? If it is really effective, I may get it done in my Fortuner too!
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As I start getting used to the car, I have some observations/suggestions/improvements to make:

5. Head lamps high beam needs to be more powerful

I am mentioning the above, in lieu of the cost of the vehicle and are simple convenience features at that price point.
My highway driving has substantially increased over the past few months and as a result I am in acute need to get Hella installed. You have rightly mentioned - high beam in Fortuner doesn’t suffice for highway driving at all. Sameer (@sameerg001) has been kind enough to get me a pair of Hella Black Magic 550. While browsing I came across your thread and I have liked the way you have installed the Hellas. I would be grateful if you can let me know how these were mounted. I can then let the installer know how to go about it as against someone ‘trying his hand’ on fitting the lights.
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Hi Traveller Nayak,

The Hellas were mounted on L shaped angulars welded on the cross member beam in front of the radiator. They were welded in such a way not to cut the black lower plastic grill in anyway.
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BOSS went to 50k servicing recently. Engine oil, oil filter, propeller shaft nipple greasing were done apart from other General check ups and top ups.
Two hours effort, in all!
It costed me ₹5200/-

The service advisor asked me what are the problems, I had to rake my brains to find one- call it Toyota Quality!! Touch wood, what a peace of mind it is!!

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Time to provide an update about how the BOSS is rolling along! I have been busy at work and hence couldn't update the thread much more frequently.

BOSS has been a trusted, loyal family member and has never said 'no' to any of the requirements.

BOSS completed 55000+ km's of run and has been treated for its services.

Few updates are as follows:

1. BOSS got an IRONMAN suspension upgrade on it's master's birthday Went for Nitro Gas comfort kit as suggested by Zac of Ironman. Drove all the way to BLR for installation of the same and it was a good drive, as always!

2. BOSS also went in for a full PPF replacement at 3M. Vijay, Arjun and team at 3M Madhapur, Hyderabad did an awesome job. The old PPF was peeled off and the new PPF was installed and it was a very detailed job that was done. The car looks as good as new, post the replacement.

The PPF as a product is worth every penny it costs(expensive, of course!!). BOSS rammed into a Grandi10 and the LED light bar took the full impact bending back into the front bumper by at least 2-3 inches. PPF came into play here and the bumper neither cracked open or lost its colour. The bumper has two bumps and that was all!! Many thanks to 3M & PPF, in particular.

3. The rear bumper guard and the front Grill also got matt black wrap treatment done at 3M, BOSS does look badass now!!

4. The front left drive shaft boot got damaged(i feel that the Ironman replacement workshop technician is the culprit) and had to be replaced at Toyota. This was a very cumbersome process and many thanks to Harsha Toyota Technician Mahipal & his dedicated team for an awesome work done!

5. BOSS also went for new shoes with its stock Dunlops serving it for 55000 kms. The tyres would have lasted another 5-10 k kms, but I wanted to take no chances. Thanks to Karan & other friends, went in for Continental, Cross contact AT's. The new tyres does attract attention and are great on the highway!

6. The rear aftermarket sensors saw one of them failing and had to be replaced, I went in for a full kit replacement with white coloured ones.

I have loads of pictures to supplement the above.
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What happened there in the last image? Did you hit something?
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What happened there in the last image? Did you hit something?

Yes, I hit a Grand i10 in the front during one of the drives in the regular route.

The LED light bar took the full impact and the welded brackets were bent beyond correction. Got them done new and one of the pictures captures the new one too!!
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Car door striker covers ordered from AliExpress. Simple, adds to the clean cabin feel.

Also, placed an order for external sensor based TPMS from AliExpress and waiting for the courier 😊
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What has been the difference in the ride quality after the suspension replacement? Is it softer now?
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Hi Dev,

The ride is more pliant, softer and planted over bad patches. There is definitely a perceivable difference as the body roll also had reduced than earlier.
BOSS is more confident to take turns and road bumps with elan!!
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