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Old 23rd June 2020, 20:26   #286
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Hi Naren,

Need your advice, stock Alpha headlights are available for 12500 per side. For 25k, isn't it better than other HID retrofitments in terms of reliability and fit and finish. Yes I know the lighting may not be the best, but I am ok with stock LEDs of the Baleno Alpha.

What other expense would I incur for fitting those on my Zeta?

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Cross posting in this thread as I feel it is relevant.
Wolf moto finally has a remap for Tiago petrol AMT. As it is a NA engine, the gains aren't much but they are claiming about 8-10%. I talked to a person who has gone with it and works closely with Wolf and he told me that the torque is up from 115nm to 123nm at crank while power has gone up from 83hp at crank to 90hp at wheel, I'm not aware of the stock hp at crank. Do you guys recommend going for the remap? I'm looking forward to improve general drivability in the city especially which is jerky in the city and some better tuning overall.
Yes, the gains are not much for NA petrol. I am satisfied with Wolf remap, there is supposed to be an updated map which I couldn't get due to lockdown. I see that you are from Delhi, GT Tunerz is a good option too .

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Hello Narenbhai,

How did you install panamera shrouds? I have put the shrouds on the projectors but I don't know how to take wires out of the headlights. My Bi-LED projectors have threaded shaft and only way to pull the wires out is through parking lights holes. But if I do that, how do I seal those holes as wires won't exactly close them. There are just 3 wires in a sleeve.
I had installed after market projectors along with Panamera shrouds. There was enough space for the wires, the gap was filled using some sealant, I do face water / moisture issues.

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Hi Naren,

Need your advice, stock Alpha headlights are available for 12500 per side. For 25k, isn't it better than other HID retrofitments in terms of reliability and fit and finish. Yes I know the lighting may not be the best, but I am ok with stock LEDs of the Baleno Alpha.

What other expense would I incur for fitting those on my Zeta?
Go with OE headlights only if you want the looks. The output is nowhere close to good after market bixenon projector.
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2. Driver side door pad cloth came off
Looks like it's a common issue in the Baleno. Posted by some user on Facebook:

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Looks like it's a common issue in the Baleno. Posted by some user on Facebook:
Yes, it's a known issue. I guess the glue is not of good quality, Maruti should really take care of such things in their "Premium" hatchback.
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Hi Naren,
Have you have visited any Maruti Arena service centre in Mangalore/Udupi region? Request you to provide your feedback/experience.
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Hi Naren,
Have you have visited any Maruti Arena service centre in Mangalore/Udupi region? Request you to provide your feedback/experience.
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I would suggest Mandovi motors in Mangalore
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I would suggest Mandovi motors in Mangalore
Thanks Naren. Actually my dad had not so good experience with Mandovi balmatta during car delivery and even during the free services.Anyways will try with a different SA next time.
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The car was quarantined for a looooong time, say more than 1 year. It wasn't driven at all.

5th year service:

What was done ?

1. Engine oil and filter change
2. EBC Ultimax-2 brake pads, caliper greasing
3. Front stabilizer links rods
4. Front stabilizer mounts
5. Flat bottom steering wheel

Regular service cost was around 3.5k. I had sourced the brake pads, link rods, steering wheel and airbag on my own. It was just installed at service centre, paid 1.2k more as labour.

TVS Dura pads lasted 15k Kms

My Maruti-Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol - Now Wolf'd. 5 years / 35000 km done-img_20210204_112702.jpg

New links rod and EBC Ultimax-2 pad

My Maruti-Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol - Now Wolf'd. 5 years / 35000 km done-img_20210204_123458.jpg

New stabilizer mount, changed on both sides ( costs just 100 bucks )

My Maruti-Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol - Now Wolf'd. 5 years / 35000 km done-img_20210204_120938__01.jpg

And the best thing happened...Flat Bottom Steering !!!! (Before vs After)

My Maruti-Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol - Now Wolf'd. 5 years / 35000 km done-img_20210204_124958.jpg

My Maruti-Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol - Now Wolf'd. 5 years / 35000 km done-img_20210204_145757.jpg

Do note that this is steering wheel of XL6. I don't recommend this in Baleno. The steering wheel of Swift is direct fit and doesn't have cruise control. I had spare XL6 steering as it didn't my S-Cross.

Steering wheel of XL6 fits properly on the steering column of Baleno. But it's not plug and play when it comes to steering functions, hence I suggest steering wheel of Swift for swap.
The contact coil connectors are different in Baleno and XL6. I was ignorant and didn't even think of it as XL6 has extra wires for cruise control and the connectors could be different.

I could have executed this better, but due to lack of time..We cut the connector from Baleno steering and joined it to XL6 one. All the functions work and there is no error with airbag too. Oh yes , the cruise control buttons are dummy in my Baleno. It will cost 12k approx for steering and airbag, Maruti parts are really economical .

I love the new wheel. It has got good feel, contours and the look is killer.

My Maruti-Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol - Now Wolf'd. 5 years / 35000 km done-img_20210205_114102.jpg

My Maruti-Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol - Now Wolf'd. 5 years / 35000 km done-img_20210205_111207.jpg

And one last pic..

My Maruti-Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol - Now Wolf'd. 5 years / 35000 km done-img_20210204_082833.jpg

Current Odo: 35k+ Kms

What Next ?

1. Fix the left side projector headlight
2. Leather door pads
3. Satin black roof wrap ( the old CF wrap has become dull )
4. Decat Downpipe
5. Wolf Stage 2 Remap with Pops n Bangs

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Old 6th February 2021, 12:30   #294
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I missed few things in my previous post.

Comprehensive insurance from Acko

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The deal was very good. Let's see how the claim process is. I need to get a minor damage fixed. I have opted for add on NCB protect. It was only Rs. 96 more.

Damage:

My Maruti-Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol - Now Wolf'd. 5 years / 35000 km done-img_20210206_091722.jpg

I guess it would require full painting of the door and panel.

Engine air filter:

BMC filter was dirty. I didn't have the cleaning kit. I got Mahle Purolator filter for Rs. 296 from Boodmo.

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Satin Black Wrap on Roof & ORVM's

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My Maruti-Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol - Now Wolf'd. 5 years / 35000 km done-img_20210206_162038.jpg

My Maruti-Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol - Now Wolf'd. 5 years / 35000 km done-img_20210206_181207.jpg

Leather (artificial) door inserts

My Maruti-Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol - Now Wolf'd. 5 years / 35000 km done-img_20210206_181238.jpg

My Maruti-Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol - Now Wolf'd. 5 years / 35000 km done-img_20210206_181229.jpg

Left projector headlight shroud fixed

My Maruti-Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol - Now Wolf'd. 5 years / 35000 km done-img_20210206_180328.jpg

I got the above works done at VM Customs, Mangalore.

Price:

Satin Black Wrap: Rs. 4000
Leather door inserts: Rs.2500
Headlight fix: Rs.500
Total: Rs.7000

Insurance Claim - Acko

I have registered the claim using Acko app. I had to upload the pictures. Acko will give an offer soon and transfer the amount if it's acceptable to me. So far, so good.. let's see how much would they offer .

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Great progress, just commenting to let you know that the steering wheel change makes a ‘HUGE’ difference. It instantly makes the Baleno’s cabin feel a whole lot more premium.

Now remove the Suzuki logo to make it 10 times more premium.
(Just kidding)

Atleast, Toyota could have done this with the Glanza and the UC. Honestly, the interiors on the Baleno and Brezza are no match for a car of their price.

P.S. Why no infotainment system yet?

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Great progress, just commenting to let you know that the steering wheel change makes a ‘HUGE’ difference. It instantly makes the Baleno’s cabin feel a whole lot more premium.
I agree. I don't mind the dummy cruise control buttons too, they are illuminated and interiors look much better now

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P.S. Why no infotainment system yet?
I am trying very hard not to go with ICE upgrade. Gladen Audio upgrade in S-Cross has spoilt me
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Acko Insurance Claim Experience

It was a very smooth and quick process. I uploaded the details and pics on Acko app. I got a call asking for details of the incident. Acko offered on account advanced payment and I could repair the car on my own.

Rear right door and quarter panel damage

My Maruti-Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol - Now Wolf'd. 5 years / 35000 km done-img_20210208_150435.jpg

Acko estimated the repairs would cost around 11k and offered me settlement amount of Rs. 8791. I was super impressed, they gave a very good price. The car is 5 years old. The amount was credited within few hours after I accepted the offer .

Settlement offer email

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Summary of the entire process

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Icing on the cake is my 50 percent NCB would be intact because of NCB protect.

I would be getting the car fixed this weekend at Mahindra first choice workshop.

Cheers!!

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And the best thing happened...Flat Bottom Steering !!!! (Before vs After)

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Read in your thread that earlier you fixed a swift steering wheel in your baleno, what happened to that swap?

We have a 2018 baleno alpha, planning to fix swift flat bottom steering, would you recommend that, any pointers to look for?
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Read in your thread that earlier you fixed a swift steering wheel in your baleno, what happened to that swap?

We have a 2018 baleno alpha, planning to fix swift flat bottom steering, would you recommend that, any pointers to look for?
It was not in my Baleno. We experimented the swap in dealership cars. Swift flat bottom steering is direct fit , I don't recommend the XL6 steering in my car as the connectors for contact coil are different.
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