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Old 9th August 2019, 14:39   #3601
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The maximum tyre width that can be accomodated safely on x6.5" rims, is 215mm - this is what is present on the Superb.
I believe 7J is ideal and 6.5J is borderline. A bunch of TBHPians like Chethan BG, adi petrolhead, graaja etc have run 225/50s on 6.5J without any relevant issues.

There are voluminous posts on the Jetta tyre upgrade thread :-):

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-...ml#post4011387 (VW Jetta : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread)

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-...ml#post4011576 (VW Jetta : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread)

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I believe 7J is ideal and 6.5J is borderline. A bunch of TBHPians like Chethan BG, adi petrolhead, graaja etc have run 225/50s on 6.5J without any relevant issues.

There are voluminous posts on the Jetta tyre upgrade thread :-):

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-...ml#post4011387 (VW Jetta : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread)

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-...ml#post4011576 (VW Jetta : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread)
Well if it works for them, that's ok...



But I won't recommend that combo. 215mm is not ideal, it's the extreme size on 6.5" rims. 205mm is the ideal x-section on 6.5" rims. Similarly, 225mm is the max for 7J rims. You can check any tyre and rim size calculator. For eg.
tps://www.tyresizecalculator.com/tyre-wheel-calculators/tyre-size-for-rim-size-width-calculator


Since the skodas can generate serious torque and acceleration, the right rim size is doubly important, IMHO.
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Old 13th August 2019, 16:57   #3603
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Has anyone had this occur? I haven't in my 3.5 years / 50K km Octavia DSG even though I sometimes drive in B2B traffic for extended periods of time.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/india...ml#post4637413 (Hyundai Venue : Official Preview. EDIT: Launched @ 6.5 lakhs)
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Has anyone had this occur? I haven't in my 3.5 years / 50K km Octavia DSG even though I sometimes drive in B2B traffic for extended periods of time.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/india...ml#post4637413 (Hyundai Venue : Official Preview. EDIT: Launched @ 6.5 lakhs)
I have not seen this warning either in my 3.7 years / 90K kms with one DSG failure. I didn't even get any warning sign for DSG failure as well.
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I believe the stock size is 205/55/R16




The two options would be 215/55/R16 OR 225/50/R16 (Almost Stock Size - Can be considered if car is remapped)

215/55/R16 = Wider tires by 10 mm, higher ground clearance by 7 mm,

225/50/R16 = Wider tires by 20 mm, higher ground clearance by 00 mm

I went ahead with the 215 55 r16 pirelli. Thanks for your advice. I had a small wobbly feeling while driving. I assumed it was because the back two tyres were worn out. So directly from the purchase took it to a good tyre shop DBS at Edappally. While replacing it to Pirelli, I was informed that one of the back alloys has a slight bend, need to have it straightened or replaced.

Is this something under warranty (extended warranty expires on Sep 8th 2019) or know anywhere I can get just one alloy? This is the original skoda alloy. Straightening would be the last thing I want yo do...

Other than this, the vehicle feels good. Need to drive a few km before I know how it is... Kids already love the sunroof.
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I was informed that one of the back alloys has a slight bend, need to have it straightened or replaced.
You can get a single alloy wheel from Skoda service. It cost me around 10600 + tax couple of years back.
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Guys, do any of you have a Octavia brochure from 2015/2016? I was looking at a couple of pre-owned 1.4TSI's and couldnt find much information about the Active variant.

Also, any advice on what to check issues for in addition to the TBhp used car guide?
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Guys, do any of you have a Octavia brochure from 2015/2016?
Here’s the one from 2013-14.
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Yesterday, while driving back to Bangalore from my hometown, I got the driver fatigue alert twice. This was the first time I have seen this alert. I normally don't feel drowsy while driving, but yesterday I do agree that the drive was very tiring due to the rain.
However, at the time when I got the alert, I was very sure that I wasnt feeling sleepy. Can anyone help me understand how the car figures out if the driver is not 100% alert?

Also, I was told by the sales advisor that driver fatigue alert is only there in L&K version. Mine being a Style version, it was surprising.
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Can anyone help me understand how the car figures out if the driver is not 100% alert?
Good question! This is something that I was curious about as well, so a quick Google search pulled up this official video from Skoda UK which gives you a simple explanation.



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official video from Skoda UK which gives you a simple explanation.
What if there are multiple drivers over the same journey, without switching off the engine ? The second driver would have a different driving style. Even if the system uses things like seatbelt event or seat weight sensor event or door on/off as bookending events for time-markers on its filtering operation ; how will it distinguish between the same driver who is now drowsy or a different driver who is not drowsy :
1) Issuing warning in both cases will be an irritant to the alert second driver
2) not issuing warning until it has waited long enough, inorder to build up a large enough set of samples for its filtering function to unequivocally claim that there is indeed a deviation, can prove disastrous ; if the same driver got intoxicated/smoked pot over the break he took.

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You can get a single alloy wheel from Skoda service. It cost me around 10600 + tax couple of years back.
They say it comes to about 14500 when I had the owner call and check..

Looks like I need to find shops in kochi or outside where other skoda users get their oem stock replaced by alloys of their choice...
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I have observed the drinking habit of 1.8 TSI over different driving conditions.

1. In B2B traffic, she gulps a lot, with mileage between 4 to 7 kmpl. But, mostly, around 4 to 5. If you want to take her out mostly on this kind of stretch, you would rather go for her sibling in TDI.

2. In city traffic, if your spin is a bit longer, she becomes a moderate and acceptable drinker, around 8 to 10 kmpl, but mostly around 9.

3. In highways, she becomes a teetotaler, sipping very less taking the mileage to more than 16 kmpl. If you are in a party mode, she might drink more and present you with a slightly fatter bill. But as I am nimble on my right feet and love to caress more than pressing hard, I got between 16.2 to 16.7.

I had missed sharing the pics of mileage. Skoda Octavia : Official Review-img20190821wa0031.jpg
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Skoda Octavia : Official Review-img20190821wa0033.jpg

The overal mileage got better due to two long intercity trips.

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Toying with contributing to the slowdown () by retaining my Rio Red Octavia TSI (3.7 years/50K km) as a daily drive vehicle, instead of splurging 40-50L on a new 3 or the Passat/Superb/vRS etc.

BUT wondering how to spice up the Octy to make it worthwhile for ~2 years more? Some thoughts:

Handling:
1.Lowering springs: Does anyone have any experience with Bilsteins Bxxx? If so, which one if most suitable? I use the Octy as a daily beater (with me doing the beating) for ~70 km round-trip in BLR. I have not faced issues with GC as I usually drive alone. We also do a couple of road trips to Goa or Coonoor on reasonably good roads. So GC not a burning issue for me.
2. Upgrade to 225/50/16s which seem to be an orphan size in the IN market. Currently on my second set 205/55/16 stock P3STs used for~15K km.

Exteriors:
1. Wrapping the roof fully black, similarly for the wing mirrors in CF or black, B pillars (scratch magnet) and maybe the front grill.
2. Plastidip or paint alloys in black(?)

Interiors:
Wrap or similar to the surrounds on the gear-lever (scratched!)

Electrical:
Headlights: From a practicality PoV, I would love stronger headlights/fogs but these need VAS coding and the bulbs themselves are also pretty expensive without a clear improvement quotient.

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BUT wondering how to spice up the Octy

Exteriors:
1. Wrapping the roof fully black, similarly for the wing mirrors in CF or black, B pillars (scratch magnet) and maybe the front grill.
2. Plastidip or paint alloys in black(?)

Interiors:
Wrap or similar to the surrounds on the gear-lever (scratched!)
The black roof wrap along with black wing mirror caps looks very good on the Rio red.I think Skoda should have launched it in this spec.

There is one in my apartment, I will try and take pics and get back.I think you can get get the black wing mirror covers from Skoda itself.

How about a faux carbon fiber wrap around the gear lever?
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