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Old 24th June 2008, 19:03   #61
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Congratulations Lionheart...!! I've also joined the club, yet to get delivery of my ride.

Regarding the ABS i think the Getz ABS kit cannot be fitted instead it will need the Verna ABS kit....Not sure as i'm yet to get the full technical details of the setup.
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Old 24th June 2008, 19:27   #62
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GLX being a petrol engine would take up less space.
Ok, that makes sense. I wasn't aware the ABS module takes up that much space! How big is it?

Some more questions regarding braking & handling:

How are the stock brakes? Has anyone thought about other possible upgrades to the braking system? Maybe do a rear disc conversion? I have seen and heard of this being done in cars like Lancers and OHCs, but never on a Getz. Bigger rotors, better pads are other options I guess.

Regarding handling, lionheart has already mentioned that upsizing to better tyres helps. I guess fitting a strut brace will help even more. Anything else?

What does the steering feel like? Does it provide enough feedback for the driver? Does the car feel unsteady/light at high speeds?

Sorry for the flood of questions - I just want to get to know this car a bit more. Still haven't been able to get a TD from Hyundai :(

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Regarding the ABS i think the Getz ABS kit cannot be fitted instead it will need the Verna ABS kit....Not sure as i'm yet to get the full technical details of the setup.
Please keep us posted on this.

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Old 24th June 2008, 19:37   #63
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Razor,

The stock brakes are adequate if you drive with sanity. But if you are looking to smoke someone and encounter some reason to brake hard (like maybe a person in the car in front of you suddenly decided to stop drink tender coconut by the roadside ), then they definitely aren't enough. You would need some real changing of gears and brake pressure to be able to pull it off.
I guess fitting rear discs voids the warranty (not really sure though). Getting it done at Hyundai maybe the best way.

The steering gives good feedback and is accurate enough. I drove through some hairpin bends and found no reason to complain. Also, didn't notice any difference across speeds. Must also mention that I have upsized my tyres, so maybe that helped. The stock tyres look like they are from Somalian territory (severly malnourished).
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Old 24th June 2008, 20:20   #64
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Me too a proud owner of my Getz CRDi.
congrats, dude

high-speed adrenaline . Have been very gentle with the beast until now
i do drive it like a lamb in the meadows sometimes

Will post pictures once I'm done with all mods.
what you putting on the beast??

Btw, Lionheart, how did you manage to get a cover?
diplomacy, my friend, diplomacy

I tried my best from Advaith and all I got was a box of chocolates and a portrait of me and my car (am I a Narcissist???)

nope, got me self a really half baked potrait too


hey, maybe all getz guys in bangy should meet up what say???

Regarding handling, lionheart has already mentioned that upsizing to better tyres helps.

yes, it does.

What does the steering feel like? Does it provide enough feedback for the driver? Does the car feel unsteady/light at high speeds?

umm, i am like a lay person here. ask torque guru about that. he rode the getz too and can give you a better feedback.

Congratulations Lionheart...!! I've also joined the club, yet to get delivery of my ride.

to be frank, your TD report was the final nail in my coffin for the Getz

peace

I got Remote locking, sun film, steering cover, car cover and chocolates from Trident

best thing about the chocolates was that i was able to shove it down my neighbours throats (everyone in my lane wanted a treat!!!!!) and i am talking 15 houses


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how did you manage to get a cover? I tried my best from Advaith and all I got was a box of chocolates and a portrait of me and my car (am I a Narcissist???)
Advaith offers either car cover or steering wheel cover if you ask for freebies

I got Remote locking, sun film, steering cover, car cover and chocolates from Trident
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Razor,

The stock brakes are adequate if you drive with sanity. But if you are looking to smoke someone and encounter some reason to brake hard (like maybe a person in the car in front of you suddenly decided to stop drink tender coconut by the roadside ), then they definitely aren't enough. You would need some real changing of gears and brake pressure to be able to pull it off.
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You are right. The brakes are good for Getz, most of my friends who drove said the same. Actually i have the habit of using the gears rather than believing in brakes most of the time. If i am going for a sudden brake i just shift it to 3rd gear to get better control and then apply the brake. But it comes only by practice.
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Old 24th June 2008, 21:07   #67
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I feel short changed really...I didn't even get a perfume from Advaith. I somehow think Trident is better. Or maybe I was very soft with the sales girl at Advaith! Didn't want to feel like I was begging for something, so never pushed too much. But I did ask for Keyless Entry and Cover (never got them though!).
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Didn't want to feel like I was begging for something, so never pushed too much.
Vivek, asking for freebies is not begging.

I asked freebies because IMO Getz D is not worth 6.53 lacs in BLR. If they were selling the car at 6.2 lacs, i would have wrote a check without asking for anything.
Maruti DZire is worth the money. When i was checking the ZDI model, i didnt even have asking freebies in my mind. Thats a VFM effect

So next time evaluate the price of the stuff you are buying and then decide about asking freebies.
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Old 25th June 2008, 15:11   #69
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Well T.G. took couple of shots so uploading them too.

@ djay99, i am ready too but how many bhpians from bangy have a CRDI any idea?
where are you getting the fogs fitted from? and what rate?
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lionheart133, super pics
You are having a blast aren't you?
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@vabs78, showing off my bling .

btw was deciding for 195/60 R14 but saw your car footwear and your feedback then thought why not

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What does the steering feel like? Does it provide enough feedback for the driver? Does the car feel unsteady/light at high speeds?

Please keep us posted on this.
Hi Razor4077,
The steering feels good...and has considerable feedback, but yes the car does feels a little light at high speeds(140+)( may be because i am used to a heavier car), One thing I have noticed is that, while taking turns(I tried it on the Devanahalli airport road, Bangalore) at high speeds there is a bit of oversteer and the car threatens to fish tail. I haven't actually cornered this car hard enouf, Lionheart are you listening? Anyways,the tyre upsize has surely made the difference to Lionheart. I am quite impressed with the brakes despite not having ABS, I must add.
Regards,
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Congratulations lionheart!! Thats one killer machine you have laid your hands on too. Very nice color and some awesome looking alloys there. And man what a brilliant piece of photography there. A total drool maal!! As some one has said, sell those pics to Hyundai, really. Awesome stuff!!
Got two Getz in the family, never admired them though. Looks like i really need to think again.
Any plans on putting the Pete's box!!??

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@ dhaval, thanks bro. can't stop staring at the alloys myself (so the Chinese do have a sense of style huh)
photography, i repeat, kudos to T.G. PM him if you want your cars bling photography.
would love to pete the car but slightly down with the moolah and as TG put it bangalore roads will not be enough if the car is pete'd

@ T.G. take a hike mister
am understanding the limitations of the car and will ride accordingly.
thanks for your advice,bro
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@Lionheart
Hike or no hike, my point was, We need to corner her soon
Kicks, bashings, punches and yeah regards,
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