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Old 26th August 2009, 21:54   #31
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Default Help: Suspension Noise in Hyundai i10

Hi all,

When I was driving to work today, I noticed a strange noise from the rear suspension of my i10. There is a "tak tak" noise when the suspension is pressed beyond a limit. The noise does not appear over small pot holes.

Also, when I press the back of the car manually, or try to wobble it, the noise appears. It has come all of a sudden. I'm not able to figure out if its something with the wheel or the suspension. Any insight ?

Please advise.
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Old 24th January 2010, 13:15   #32
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Friends,

The journey began on 29th of January 2009. The 1 year journey has been of mixed experiences. On the whole it has been thoroughly enjoyable.

I'm coming up with an Initial ownership report. There are already many ownership reports on TBHP including the great ones by svaid and carzest

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ip-report.html (i10 kappa sportz - 1 year/16K kms ownership report)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ip-report.html (My Hyundai i10 Magna - 30000 km ownership report)

I do not have anything that is too different or do not have much to Flaunt but I certainly want to pen down things from my perspective.

I will keep the writing to a minimum and will post more pictures.

I have divided my views into 6 categories.

1. Standard: The standard ones on all i10s 1.1L and 1.2L
2. Variant: The ones specific to my variant - 1.2 L Sportz
3. Extra: The add-ons fitted.
4. Small but good: Small thoughtful ones that are really useful
5. Small but bad: Minor niggles that sometimes make you Fret.
6. Finally the Maintenance report

The photos are being post processed and I'll begin the report very soon.

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Old 24th January 2010, 13:23   #33
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Bring it on para_7K. It would be great to hear your honest and independent observations/experiences/review.
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Old 24th January 2010, 15:22   #34
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Starting off with the Standard ones:

Front end has good presence. Now a little too common.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-front_end_filtered.jpg

Very plain and boring Rear looks.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-rear_end_filtered.jpg

Profile looks good.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-profile_filtered.jpg

Engine is sweet and Refined as Day 1.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-engine_filtered.jpg

Good Brakes. Tyre upgrade on Non-ABS models a must.

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Ride is Neutral at Front but gets bouncy at the Rear. Planning to load the boot with sandbags when there are no passengers.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-bouncy.jpg

Highway manners is good for a small car.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-highway_stability.jpg

Kappa has sluggish bottom end.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-bottom_end_filtered.jpg

While the Mid Range is enjoyable.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-mid_range_filtered.jpg

Light EPS is great during city drives and reasonably stable at highway speeds.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-steering_filtered.jpg
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Old 24th January 2010, 15:37   #35
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Long throw and Rubbery Gear shift
My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-gear_shift.jpg

ORVMs are outstanding

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-orvm_filtered.jpg

Good overall visibility from driver's seat

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-vis_noise_filtered.jpg

Aircon is brilliant but will freeze your hands unless properly positioned.

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Overall quality of Interiors is very good.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-interiors_filtered.jpg

Interiors well built but there are minor rattles.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-cabin_rattle.jpg


Front room is good

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-front_room_filtered.jpg

while the footwell is cramped

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-footwell_filtered.jpg

Rear room is not bad but 3 will be a squeeze.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-rear_room_filtered.jpg

Boot space is reasonable.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-boot_space_filtered.jpg

Tilt steering useful for short drivers.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-tilt_steering_filtered.jpg

Cabin 'feels' airy and not claustrophobic.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-airy_cabin_filtered.jpg

Limited stowage spaces.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-stowage_noise_filtered.jpg

and small glovebox adds to it.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-glove_box_filtered.jpg


My views on the standard features is complete. I will post my views on the variant specific ones after I post process the photos.

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Some views on the Variant features:

Rear wiper, washer and defogger are god send in monsoons.
My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-rear-wiper.jpg

All round Power windows with full control to driver but the lock switch locks even the driver's controls

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-power_window.jpg

OE 2 DIN audio adequate for average listeners.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-audio.jpg
My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-speaker.jpg

Day/Night IRVM extremely useful at Night with a lot of High beamers on the Road

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Anti glare ORVMS are thoughtful.

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-orvm.jpg


Rear spoiler with LED stop lamps extremely functional at Night

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-dscf0141.jpg
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Old 24th January 2010, 21:14   #37
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Add-ons:

Hyundai OE alloys 13x4.5J - Rs 16,500 for a Set of 5

Michelin XM1+ 175/70 R13 - Rs 3150 a piece

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-alloy_tyre_filtered.jpg

Philips Xtreme power H4 60/55W headlamps

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-l1.jpg

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-l2.jpg

Hyundai OE fog lamps - Rs 6,000

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Hyundai OE Remote locks - Free from dealer

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-sec.jpg

Top Gear Vinyl Seat covers - Rs 4,500

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-seat_cover_filtered.jpg

Autographix body graphics - Rs 1100

3M sunfilm - Free from dealer.

B-Pillar blackening - Rs 250

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-profile_filtered.jpg

Autographix interior trim - Rs 1050

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-wood_filtered.jpg

Wheelskins leather steering cover - Rs 600

My Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz Oyster Grey EDIT : 1 year 9,000 km update-tilt_steering_filtered.jpg
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Excellent reviews, @para_7k.
Waiting for more pics on PVC mats. Is this glued to the floor permanently ? I was ignorant about this type of mat. Looks pretty neat.
What's your opinion of tyre upgrade ? What's the pressure you have on it.
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Excellent reviews, @para_7k.
Waiting for more pics on PVC mats. Is this glued to the floor permanently ? I was ignorant about this type of mat. Looks pretty neat.
What's your opinion of tyre upgrade ? What's the pressure you have on it.
Thanks rk. The PVC mats are glued to the floor above the OE carpets.
If you're using this, You should be very careful not to ride through water logs. If your carpets get soiled, both PVC mats and carpets will be damaged in the cleaning process.

You can also see that in boot in one of my images. It covers the entire floor. Do you need further pics ?

If you own a Non-ABS variant, I say tyre upgrade is a must. The stock bridgestones are terrible on grip. The XM1+ have improved my ride, handling and more importantly braking. They are of extreme help when you have to brake in wet, gravel or muddy areas.

I maintain 32 psi all around.

EDIT: If you do not want to change the rims, you can get grippy tyres in the same size 155/80 R13.

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Yes, Please post more pics of the mat.
Forgot to mention that, i did upgrade the tyres to the same size what you have. Agree with your reviews about the tyre upgrade. Extremely confident on highways because of it.
I maintain 33 psi, so i felt it was little bouncy. Let me try 32 psi.
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