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Old 27th September 2020, 22:35   #661
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EBC Yellow stuff!!

I have driven more than 1000 kms and the pads have fully bedded in.

1. The aggressive initial bite which I had noticed before is not there now. I guess it's due to the brake-in coating present on EBC Pads. I still like the bite though, it's progressive and good.

2. High speed braking is excellent. There is not much noise too.

3. Brake fade: This is where the yellow stuff really excels. Brake fade is minimal even after back to back high speed braking. I am very happy about this and it matters a lot for my kind of driving

Left lower arm

The price is Rs. 1525 and it's in transit from Boodmo.

Monroe front stabiliser link rods

I have ordered them from Boodmo and the order is still under processing. I have observed that MGP link rods keep going bad very early in almost all cars these days. Hope Monroe would be better.

Wolf Map update

I am planning to get a new map with slightly more mid and top end. Tuner has suggested that it won't be safe for the turbo, anyways I am planning to go for a turbo bigger than the current big turbo if it bursts after aggressive tune

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Old 28th September 2020, 10:10   #662
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Default re: My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!

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EBC Yellow stuff!!

Monroe front stabiliser link rods

Stay tuned!!!
Your absolutely right about the stabilizer links going bad frequently.I too have gone for talbros this time from a external source rather then mass.Hope they turn our to be good and long lasting.

Did you finally get the down-pipe for your sx4?I am waiting to
do this mod and also giving it a good thought about a upgraded turbo. Just waiting for the tuner to get back on this.
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Your absolutely right about the stabilizer links going bad frequently.I too have gone for talbros this time from a external source rather then mass.Hope they turn our to be good and long lasting.
True, the link rods went bad in all my Maruti cars .

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Did you finally get the down-pipe for your sx4?I am waiting to
do this mod and also giving it a good thought about a upgraded turbo. Just waiting for the tuner to get back on this.
Not yet. Plan is postponed to next year along with turbo upgrade. Rest of the 2020 is dedicated for S-Cross
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Default re: My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!

Left lower arm

I got MGP from Boodmo for Rs. 1525. It's made by Talbros.

My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!-img_20201001_225932.jpg

Front stabiliser link rods

Sourced from Boodmo. Price is Rs.485 per piece. It's made by Talbros again. Maruti has 4 different parts which would fit S-Cross, may be different suppliers. I hope this lasts longer. Part number is 42420M55K02.

My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!-img_20201001_230352_1.jpg
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Hi DrNaren

Are you sure that the Baleno rear brake pads fit the 1.3 rear brakes?
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Are you sure that the Baleno rear brake pads fit the 1.3 rear brakes?
Yes, the dimensions are same. OE rear pads of S-Cross are SGP and cost 6k+. MGP ones for Baleno are much cheaper. Brembo is another option at less than half price of OE. Check out the link below.

https://www.flybhp.com/brembo-p79029...-set-of-2.html
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100-0 kmph braking tested!!

My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!-img_20201002_140415.jpg

I used dragy to measure the braking distance / time. There is massive improvement with EBC Yellow stuff brake pads. OE setup braking distance is 50+ metres and the difference is more than 2 car lengths compared to my setup.

This is my setup:

1. EBC Yellow stuff pads at front
2. Dixcel slotted rotors at front (almost plain now haha)
3. EBC Ultimax 2 pads at rear
4. OE rotors at rear

I am planning to get Brembo OE replacement rotors soon. Yellow stuff pads made a huge difference even on almost done dixcel slotted rotors, I don't think it's worth spending again on slotted rotors.

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New look of steering wheel

My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!-img_20201027_082325.jpg

I just removed the already peeled off leather, will be getting a custom leather cover soon.
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Default re: My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!

Steering leather grip

My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!-img_20201030_203440.jpg

Price: Rs. 2500

Time taken: 2 hours

I got it done at Drive 2 , Mangalore. The product is decent, little expensive if compared to the options available in Bangalore / Kochi.
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Default re: My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!

Left lower arm and stabiliser link rods changed!!

My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!-2020_10_22-1_52-pm-office-lens__01.jpg

Parts were sourced from Boodmo, installed at Maruti service centre. Labour charge was Rs.628. I used loyalty points and the tax amount of Rs.100 was not covered under points, paid the amount. Steering feels slightly heavier after new link rods.

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1200+ Kms driven in last few days

My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!-img_20201115_203650.jpg

Route: Manipal -> Madikeri -> Mysore -> Bangalore -> Mysore -> Madikeri -> Kasaragod -> Manipal

FE is not at all bad for a cross over with 200+ HP and right foot heavy doc behind the wheel

At grandpa's place near Sullya
My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!-img_20201110_145443.jpg

Coorg!
My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!-img_20201110_164713.jpg

Undoubtedly the best 1.6's from Maruti!!
My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!-img_20201112_124701.jpg

The drive was uneventful. No issues to report and the car is doing pretty good. Love the power and brakes!!

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Default re: My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!

Come on man, we need a review of the Baleno Altura!
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Come on man, we need a review of the Baleno Altura!
Haha, Altura is my uncle's car . I would be more than happy if I could get that from him and start modifying.
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The car has done more than 63k Kms and going strong. Few mods / replacements are to be done soon. Perfinzas are good for another 2-3k kms, planning to get Continental UC6. I am also considering to install Eibach lowering springs. Basic audio upgrade is also being evaluated .

Clicked these 2 pics yesterday night, quick drive to experience the bioluminescence at a beach near Udupi.

My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!-img_20201124_004946.jpg

My Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha : Stage 3 Wolf (~200 HP / 420 NM). EDIT : 70,000 km up!-img_20201123_234427.jpg
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Clicked these 2 pics yesterday night, quick drive to experience the bioluminescence at a beach near Udupi.

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Wow. Which beach is this? I've never seen this during my stay.
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