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Old 30th June 2016, 12:33   #46
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Checked with RR. Dikshit has clarified that, the heating, bubbling or melting issue was prevalent in the older H1 versions due to a 55W ballast, there is no such issue with the 6.0. He also reiterated that there is a 2 year warranty and if anything does happen, it's fully covered by him.

The projectors, frame and the shrouds seem to be fine on a visual inspection from the outside.
As I said before, Morimoto doesn't recommend 55W ballast for Mini H1 6.0. It is clearly mentioned in AVS tuning, Mumbai website (another official dealer in India)

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Functionality: Low and High Beam (Bi-xenon)
Traffic Patterns: RHD
Compatible With: 35w HID Systems Only
Max Depth: 136mm
Max Width: 87mm
Max Height: 70mm
Lens Diameter: 2.5"
Mounting Shaft: Diameter = 20mm
Housing Depth: Minimum = 107mm
Lens Shape: Round
Size: Smallest
http://avstuning.com/lighting/high-i...ni-h1-6-0.html

Morimoto has now moved on to Mini H1 7.0, which is compatible with 55W ballast.

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Functionality:Low and High Beam (Bi-xenon)
Traffic Patterns:LHD
Compatible With:35w/50w H1 HID Systems
DIMENSIONS
Max Depth:139mm (includes bulb holder)
Max Width:88mm
Max Height:73mm
Lens Diameter:2.5"
Mounting Shaft: Diameter = 20mm
Housing Depth: Minimum = 115mm
https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...l#.V3TCVslX7qA

Mini H1 6.0 has problem of high/low beam getting stuck, burnt reflector bowl etc if used with 55W ballast. I am surprised that an official Morimoto dealer in India has sold Mini H1 6.0 with 55W ballast and assured no issues.

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Haven't faced any of the mentioned issues till date. If any issue does crop up, will get it replaced under warranty.
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Haven't faced any of the mentioned issues till date. If any issue does crop up, will get it replaced under warranty.
I just mentioned the facts buddy. Yes, there is warranty. I still feel 35W ballast is safe and suggest you to get it changed. Why would you want to simply open up the headlights again if there is any issue in future and replace under warranty
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Thank you for this thread friend.

It has been a great help while deciding my car.

Finally bought a white i20 Petrol Asta (O) in July 2016, since family didnt like the looks of the i20 active and wife didnt agree on the earth brown colour :P

Had a couple of questions -

What is the price you were charged for the Paint protection - Max protect UNC-R coating?

I am still debating whether to get this coating done right now or after 6 months.(Car is already shining, so getting this done after 6 months when it is relatively duller will give it a new shine altogether)

How much were you charged for the Autoform seat covers? I always get back pains when I drive on the stock seats(without covers). Have the seat covers added any support/cushioning?
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Thank you for this thread friend.

It has been a great help while deciding my car.

Finally bought a white i20 Petrol Asta (O) in July 2016, since family didnt like the looks of the i20 active and wife didnt agree on the earth brown colour :P

Had a couple of questions -

What is the price you were charged for the Paint protection - Max protect UNC-R coating?

I am still debating whether to get this coating done right now or after 6 months.(Car is already shining, so getting this done after 6 months when it is relatively duller will give it a new shine altogether)

How much were you charged for the Autoform seat covers? I always get back pains when I drive on the stock seats(without covers). Have the seat covers added any support/cushioning?
Congratulations for the new Asta! Glad the thread helped you decide.

The coating can be done whenever you want but is recommended to be done on a new car as the paint and clear coat are relatively flawless. If done later it may cost more due to additional processes required before the coating. The cost was 9500/-

The seat covers were for 8500/-, I did feel the slight extra cushioning for the first few days but probably have gotten used to it now. The cushioning wasn't very thick, if that's what you're asking.
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Thanks for the answer Harsh!

Curious about the amp and the speakers.

What was the cost of each component if you dont mind me asking.
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Thanks for the answer Harsh!

Curious about the amp and the speakers.

What was the cost of each component if you dont mind me asking.
If you're planning to go to Motor Concept, Aman would be able to help you better with current availability and pricing as per your requirements.

My current configuration is a result of a few upgrades and a lot of damping, don't really remember prices as the upgrades included buy backs and the math is all hazy now.
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Hey Harsh, can you confirm the sound i20 makes when ABS kicks in?

I get a weird metal twanging noise(similar to a spring coil being struck) everytime I apply brakes over rubble/dirt/speed breakers.

Also is the ABS overly sensitive in i20?

My city never faces this issue.
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I usually slow down on such patches of road and have experienced the ABS kick-in just once. Nothing to worry about, that's the sound it makes.
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20,000 kms service and other updates


In the last 16 months the Active has clocked 20,000 niggle-free kilometres.

The on-road stability; torquey feel; lag-free shifts; excellent NVH levels and of course the way it looks inside the cabin and outside, has contributed to a very pleasant experience so far.

A lot more used to the longer traveling and heavier clutch pedal, not to mention the diesel clatter I'd gone on about on the first page. I think damping the underside of the hood and most of the cabin (floor included) has helped in bettering the overall NVH levels.

The only minor issue to report was a squeaky clutch pedal before the 10K service. A spray of something similar to WD-40 on the clutch lever's hinges and springs from inside the cabin took care of the irritating squeak.

No other rattles or squeaks so far. I hope and pray it remains so.


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Post run-in period

Once warmed up; the first two gears feel totally comfortable upto 2000 RPM and have enough torque (sometimes a little too much) to amble around in slow moving and B2B traffic. Helps me to avoid riding the clutch unnecessarily by keeping some distance and letting the torque do all the work.

Upshifting from 2nd to 3rd just as the needle passes 2000 keeps things moving without any lag whatsoever. These are the two gears I'm constantly shifting between in slow moving traffic.

3rd to 4th gear upshifts are usually at 2250 and if traffic is moving along without much interruption, it's usually smooth sailing in 4th. This is the only gear where I see suggestions from the MID to upshift but mostly ignore them.

Upshifting to 5th at a little over 2250 RPM, again keeps the turbo from introducing any lag.

6th hardly comes into play within the city. When it does, it's usually short lived.

In an attempt to mend some of my bad habits with the Santro, I consciously made an effort to start depressing the clutch fully when shifting gears during the first few months, also practiced utilising the torque than constantly riding the clutch in ambling traffic conditions. Very glad that it's become second nature.

Have rarely seen the MID telling me to downshift after the first couple of months, at times when it did back then, the indication was complied to within an instant.


Under-thigh support

I'm 5 ft 6 inches tall, feels almost like the seat's inclined downwards when jacked all the way up, not as comfortable as I'd like it to be. The solution is to lower the seat by a few notches; which I don't prefer doing. It's a constant battle between a comfortable driving position and better road visibility.


Fuel efficiency

"Kitna de rahi hai", I got this one from a lot of people since getting the Active. Truthfully, coming from a thirsty ten year old Santro, I'd never bothered to check.

On 3 consecutive refills before the 20K service, the Active was topped-up with 36 - 36.5 litres of diesel almost immediately after its fuel indicator hit the 2nd last bar.

Worked out to an average of 16 kilometres per litre within city limits (with the air-conditioning mostly off). Haven't had a chance to check the fuel efficiency for a highway drive due to a lack of recent outstation trips.


Scratches and swirls

The Max Protect UNCR coating has weathered the elements well, owing of course to a little care the shine is still very much intact. Quite a few micro scratches on the clear coat; which are clearly visible under yellow streetlights but no swirls whatsoever.

The bonnet and roof fell prey to a dog's paws outside a friend's place on a couple of visits. First time around the damage was fixed during one of the included detailing session from the UNCR package. The latest ones I'll get taken care of on the next session when the Active completes 18 months.


Self detailing regime

The Active gets a snow foam wash once a week followed by a session with the QD sourced from Dazzle Detailing. Rest of the week includes a session or two of waterless washing using Ultima Waterless Wash and daily cleaning is managed by the indispensable Jopasu. Last 3 dusters lasted around 4-5 months each.

The interior plastics are dressed with PERL once a month and the exterior plastic trim though pristine was recently treated with an application of Meguiar's Hyperdressing.

In-cabin wipe-down using diluted APC and dusting of the mats is done bi-weekly.

Windshields and windows are cleaned using 3M's 'Auto speciality glass cleaner' and glass specific cloth from 3M. Cleans to a sparkling shine.


Interior trim and panels plastic quality and durability

Plastic quality for the interior panels leave a lot to be desired on the durability front, get scratched and scuffed very easily, big dislike. Hyundai's got it looking right but horrible quality.


3M Nomad mats

Riding the area where my heel rests on the driver's side mat for almost 20,000 kilometres has resulted in a unsightly bald patch. The front passenger side mat is relatively intact and the rear piece still looks almost new. Will get the driver's side piece replaced soon.


20,000 kms service

Visited Elroy Hyundai's service centre in Okhla for the 3rd 'free service' with a reading of 19,197 kms on the odometer.

My only major gripe with this service centre is the narrow entry and close proximity of parked cars. (Doesn't stop the parking attendants from zipping around though. It's scary!)

Other than being the closest since HMP closed shop, folks here don't mind me hanging around the car the entire time and let me pick their brains as well.

Due to a recent sidewall puncture; the affected front tyre was switched with the unused spare and then the balancing and alignment were done.


The AVN unit's firmware and map data were updated to the latest versions available.


Versions before the update

My Earth-Brown Hyundai i20 Active 1.4L CRDi SX-avn-086.png

The picture above was taken whilst the SD card containing the maps was being updated by the service guy, hence map version shows as invalid.

After the update

My Earth-Brown Hyundai i20 Active 1.4L CRDi SX-avn-087.png


The rear camera's field of view has been tweaked, can see a bit of the bumper since the update.

Since getting the Zapp phone holder which BTW is brilliant, I've almost stopped using the AVN for navigation purposes. So wish this unit could support Mirror Link.

Did check out the navigation feature a couple of nights back during a short trip. Though the navigation app hasn't received an update, the app that handles searching and setting of the destination has. The UI looks revamped and touch response on using the on-screen keyboard feels a lot better.


Servicing cost

The service guy was very insistent on just cleaning the climate control AC filter with compressed air, only until he removed the filter and observed that it had turned almost black. The service checklist also showed that the filter was due for replacement.

Total cost of consumables and replaced parts along with balancing and alignment came to Rs. 6516/-


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Additions and upgrades in the last 8 months


Tyvek car cover - http://www.amazon.in/Polco-Dupont-Ty.../dp/B00T4GOKSO

Got this a few months back before leaving for an outstation trip, the Active stayed covered for a couple of weeks. The cover fits nice and snug. Held exactly in place with the belt that goes under the car fastened. Didn't see any dust on the inside once the cover was removed. Good enough!


Ceasefire 123 Clean Agent HCFC fire extinguisher

These 123 Clean Agent HCFC extinguishers are formulated for sensitive electronic equipment and don't create an additional mess.

Certainly hope I never need to use it.

http://www.amazon.in/Ceasefire-based.../dp/B00OYQT1QA


Zapp phone holder - http://www.amazon.in/QUICKTOUCH-Univ.../dp/B014H03Y06

Decent quality holder that clings well to the dashboard and the phone actually stays in one place. I usually mount it on the AVN's screen, keeps the view in front free of any distraction or obstruction.


3M glass cloth 10 pack - http://www.amazon.in/3M-Scotch-Profe.../dp/B013QLB3JQ

Good ones for cleaning the windshields and windows, almost negligible lint.

Yet to find a microfibre that doesn't leave any fibres or lint on glass surfaces, these lint a lot less than various other microfibres I've tried till date.


Dash cams

Front

The SG9665GC from Street Guardian has been serving well for the past 8 months, not a single missed or corrupted recording. Rock-solid reliability!

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...w-install.html (Street Guardian SG9665GC v2 Dashcam: Review & Install)

Rear

The Mobius was installed in the rear a couple of months after the SG9665GC went on the front windshield. Again flawless performance, not a glitch.

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...actioncam.html (Rear-facing Dashcam installed! Mobius ActionCam)


Clearview Auto-dimming IRVM - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2015...307532815.html

Mostly a flick or two from the 55W HID setup is enough to make oncoming high-beamers dip their headlights, but what do you do about the high-beaming idiot behind you? You get one of these.

The mirror's plastic quality and finishing does leave room for improvement but one can't complain at the price paid. The price has gone down since June of last year, got it for $56 back then.

The rear view through the mirror has a slight greenish tinge to it but doesn't affect the clarity or performance.

My Earth-Brown Hyundai i20 Active 1.4L CRDi SX-active-073.png

The installation is exactly the same as hardwiring a dash cam's power supply and has already been covered and then some by 'a4anurag', 'graaja' and 'vinj14'.

a4anurag - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...are-orvms.html (DIY Install: Auto-Dimming IRVM & Anti-Glare ORVMs)

graaja - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3901281

vinj14 - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...dai-creta.html (DIY: Auto-dimming IRVM for the Hyundai Creta)


If anyone's contemplating on getting the OEM auto-dimming IRVM that comes standard in the non-AVN trim. Think again, it's for a whopping 62,000/- with the reverse camera kit.


Steelmate Professional Internal TPMS TP-71 - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Stee...245608765.html


Decided to get this tyre pressure management system after liking what I saw on 'frankmehta' and 'graaja' posts about a similar model. Luckily a timely promotion slashing the price by more than a $100 made the decision a lot easier.

This one doesn't connect to head-unit's or smartphones, the reading for all four tyres is displayed on a tiny receiver that plugs into the 12V female receptacle.

Tyres were balanced to compensate towards the weight of the sensors once the installation was completed.

I've observed that air filling systems installed at a majority of the fuel stations aren't calibrated properly. Within a 5 kilometre radius from my place, was able to find only two stations where the reading on their filling system matched accurately with the TPMS receiver's reading.

Highway fuel stations and puncture repair shops are the worst when it comes to inaccurate air pressure. I've got readings going up to 42 PSI whilst the filler's gauge is set to fill and shows 33 PSI.

With the tyre pressure regularly fluctuating by 3-5 points depending on weather conditions and tyre temperature, switched to nitrogen.

I'm very happy with the switch. The pressure holds for a longer time and even on very hot days with a lot of driving, doesn't fluctuate beyond 2-3 points.

The system works as advertised and did successfully alert me on two different instances where pressure was lost due to a puncture.

I normally don't bother changing a punctured tyre with the spare. Using a 12V air compressor, I fill the punctured tyre a few PSI higher than normal and drive to the nearest puncture repair shop.


12V TPMS receiver

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My Earth-Brown Hyundai i20 Active 1.4L CRDi SX-active-062.png

A complete oversight on my part has resulted in the TPMS sensors getting switched diagonally due to the scheduled tyre rotation whilst the 20K service. I've rotated the TPMS receiver in the 12V socket till I can get around to getting this corrected, the readings are upside down but I don't need to bother with remembering which one's which.

My Earth-Brown Hyundai i20 Active 1.4L CRDi SX-active-061-1.png

Again won't get into the details about the installation as it's already been covered extremely well by 'frankmehta' and 'graaja' in the posts linked below.

frankmehta - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3812508 (Frankmehta's VW Polo GT TSI!)

graaja - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3948698


C-pillars and Roof-rails covered in a matte black wrap


The C-pillars on the Active are a magnet when it comes to scratches and swirls, plus I didn't really fancy the glossy look. Got them wrapped in a Avery Dennison matte black wrap at Retro Rraps in August, am very impressed with both the quality of the wrap and how well the job was executed.

The roof-rails were covered in the same matte black wrap alongside the Mini H1 7.0 upgrade a month ago, again applied and finished very well.

In addition to transforming the Active's look to quite an extent, wrapping the roof-rails has lowered the visual stance from a distance, looks a lot better IMO.


My Earth-Brown Hyundai i20 Active 1.4L CRDi SX-active-056.png

My Earth-Brown Hyundai i20 Active 1.4L CRDi SX-active-055.png


Morimoto Mini H1 7.0 upgrade

Upgraded the H1 6.0 projectors that were installed a year back with the new Mini 7.0's.

The visible changes are a full metal housing and a redesigned cut-off shield. The output is noticeably brighter and the cut-off is sharper too. I don't feel the need or use the high-beam setting most of the time, the little that I have with the 7.0's, the concentration and throw looks miles ahead in comparison to the 6.0's.

Sealing of the headlights was done using butyl sealant and topped off with a layer of silicone sealant on the outside.

I'll let the pictures do the talking.


Low-beam cut-off

My Earth-Brown Hyundai i20 Active 1.4L CRDi SX-active-076.png

High-beam cut-off

My Earth-Brown Hyundai i20 Active 1.4L CRDi SX-active-078.png

Closer shot of the cut-off

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Low-beam front shot (no glare)

My Earth-Brown Hyundai i20 Active 1.4L CRDi SX-active-081.png

High-beam front shot (lots of glare)

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Low-beam output in an unlit back-lane

My Earth-Brown Hyundai i20 Active 1.4L CRDi SX-active-075.png

High-beam output in an unlit back-lane

My Earth-Brown Hyundai i20 Active 1.4L CRDi SX-active-074.png


Couple of videos from a road with intermittent streetlights


Low-beam





High-beam


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Finally found a white wall that was far enough to get a shot of the spread.

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Switched the bulbs from 4500K to 5500K

Different lighting conditions every minute or so



The intensity has dropped by 10-15% in comparison to the 4500K bulbs, still more than enough though.
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