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Old 1st March 2011, 23:17   #121
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Thanks. I reckon i underestimated the problem. After all the difference in ground clearnace from other cars was only 1.5 cms! I wonder what makes the difference. I also wonder why this car sells so much - as our road conditions are not very good.
Things get aggravated due to softer suspension of ANHC. so its not just 1.5 cms, ANHC goes down lot lower due to soft suspension compared to other cars.
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Scraping can be avoided by intelligent driving technique. I have driven my ANHC on Haryana roads(Jind, Rohtak, Sirsa, Panipat) for around 500 KM and not even a single time i scraped the car and there were four adults in the car.

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"one can approach the bump at an angle so that the distance your car travels suspended over the Bump is reduced to a bare minimum. In fact, if you have a shorter car, you can manage to have one wheel on the bump at all times negating any chances of a scrape."
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Ya this is best technique when driving outside the city. But inside the city with huge traffic situation, its almost impossible to drive like this.
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Agree with you. Although this is the best technique have only managed to use it on empty roads, within societies or parking lots. Its hard to use this method withtin the city, but even a slight slant over the bump makes a difference. So depending on the traffic one could use a slight slant which would still make a bit of a difference.
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Ya this is best technique when driving outside the city. But inside the city with huge traffic situation, its almost impossible to drive like this.

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The sideways attack technique for speed breakers is common knowledge and I used it to good effect in my Accent. The problem however is that increasingly speed breakers are making an appearance on busy roads where you don't have the luxury of taking your car at an angle or you risk causing an accident behind you.
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Scraping can be avoided by intelligent driving technique. I have driven my ANHC on Haryana roads(Jind, Rohtak, Sirsa, Panipat) for around 500 KM and not even a single time i scraped the car and there were four adults in the car.

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"one can approach the bump at an angle so that the distance your car travels suspended over the Bump is reduced to a bare minimum. In fact, if you have a shorter car, you can manage to have one wheel on the bump at all times negating any chances of a scrape."
I do use this technique once in a while but feel it might affect the wheel alignment adversely. With one wheel on the speedbreaker and another down, I feel prolonged use of this technique could distort the alignment.
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With one wheel on the speedbreaker and another down, I feel prolonged use of this technique could distort the alignment.
Well, no idea about that and i don't think anything such would happen. Experts can confirm this. But this method is fool proof IMO.
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Some more techinques and experiences of driving without scraping are discussed in the thread
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ing-belly.html (Art of taking Speed Breakers(humps) without scraping the belly.)
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Did you scrape the bottom with full load or only you in the car. If the rear seats are occupied, it is almost impossible not to scrape the bottom over larger bumps.
2 adults front incld driver
1 adult and 2 small children rear seats
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I did a trip to Delhi and back from Chandigarh. Out of 900 kms covered - 80 kms were in Delhi in deep traffic. AC was on through out. I got an average of 13.1 overall. It went upto about 14.2 on the stretch between Panipat and outskirts of Delhi and then came down to 12.5 on reaching my destination in Delhi. Return was on a Sunday and the final average was 13.1. My average speed on the highway as shown on my GPS was about 60 KMs per hour. My max speed was 96 kms/hour. In the city was 25.
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I did a trip to Delhi and back from Chandigarh. Out of 900 kms covered - 80 kms were in Delhi in deep traffic. AC was on through out. I got an average of 13.1 overall. It went upto about 14.2 on the stretch between Panipat and outskirts of Delhi and then came down to 12.5 on reaching my destination in Delhi. Return was on a Sunday and the final average was 13.1. My average speed on the highway as shown on my GPS was about 60 KMs per hour. My max speed was 96 kms/hour. In the city was 25.
Looks to me you are referring to the onboard reading, there is a difference of 1-2km.

If reading says 13.1, Iam afraid it translates to 11.1KMPL. This is on the lower side, in my case I get reading as 18-19 and the actual figures would be 16-17.

don't go by onboard indicator.
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Almost 4500 Kms done and due for the second service. My car stands in hot sun and gets very hot. Does these high temperatures cause any damage to the interior of the car including the music system?
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Almost 4500 Kms done and due for the second service. My car stands in hot sun and gets very hot. Does these high temperatures cause any damage to the interior of the car including the music system?
It shouldn't. Just don't keep a pen-drive or an Ipod plugged in the USB.
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Would suggest if possible to keep the windows slighly rolled down to let the trapped heat escape.
You will be surprised at the power of the sun, it can make things fade.
If possible find some tree cover to park under.
Where is this parking in the sun?
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Have you installed sun-films on your car to reduce the heat?
You can use aftermarket sun screen for the front windshield and side windows. This will help in keeping away the heat as much as possible.
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