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Old 7th August 2021, 16:22   #511
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Finally got the TPMS sensor installed.
4. TPMS sensor, installation charges: ~2000.
Why a new TPMS sensor was required? Do we need to change that too during every tyre replacement?
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Why a new TPMS sensor was required? Do we need to change that too during every tyre replacement?
No no.
When the original tyre busted, I got a tube installed in it since I was in the middle of a ~250km journey, and I needed to have something that would just roll as a tyre as a backup. While installing the tube, the tyre guy was unable to understand how to dismantle the TPMS sensor, and so he just broke it in half.

On a normal tyre swap the sensor should remain untouched.
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Had a small weekend drive to Sakleshpur. The weather is just perfect and ideal for treks.
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Update on the headlight upgrade:

So after some thinking and budgeting around, I settled on a hybrid combo.
Osram Nightbreaker Laser H7 for the low beam: 2600/-
TVS LED H1 for the high beam: 5500/-

I was also skeptical of the TVS LED, but it was priced pretty fairly, and the owner of the shop had it installed in his own i20 and showed me, so it helped me pick.

Now the usual issue with LED is that the light is not omnidirectional like a halogen, but what I noticed was that the High beam has this kind of shroud inside, which has a plastic strip holding it in place. Which aligns with where the middle piece on the LED bulb would be. So it's light that I would've lost with a halogen as well, and thus wouldn't affect beam pattern by much.

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1. The new LED compared to the stock bulb. I checked and verified the mount-to-light-source distance is the same on both.
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2. LED installed in the high beam. This is the shroud I was talking about. And the strip holding it is clearly visible.
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3. Low beam. This was my exact idea. I want it to be bright, but not daylight bright, since these lights will be ON while driving around city at night, and I do NOT want to be a menace to other road-users. What is more important is that the beam has a gradient on the right edge, so it won't glare onto the other lane. Noticed this when I was driving parallel to a divider wall.
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4. High beam. The high beam is now pretty strong. It's bright white, and falls at a great level. To the point that I have become very conscious about using it. Thanks to the brightness, and the height of the car, it lights up the entire cabin of most hatchbacks in front Which is exactly what I didn't want. But they light up the road very well. I will use them sparingly.
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5. Low beam
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6. High beam
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Update on the headlight upgrade:

So after some thinking and budgeting around, I settled on a hybrid combo.
Osram Nightbreaker Laser H7 for the low beam: 2600/-
TVS LED H1 for the high beam: 5500/-

I was also skeptical of the TVS LED, but it was priced pretty fairly, and the owner of the shop had it installed in his own i20 and showed me, so it helped me pick.
Great, I was little skeptical about about the H1's throw on those regular reflector. Unexpectedly, it turned out great in your case.

Online, OSRAM's H1 is available at 3.7K. Did you consider that?

I was sitting on fence for H1 upgrade, now I straightway gonna order and install these.
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Great, I was little skeptical about about the H1's throw on those regular reflector. Unexpectedly, it turned out great in your case.

Online, OSRAM's H1 is available at 3.7K. Did you consider that?

I was sitting on fence for H1 upgrade, now I straightway gonna order and install these.
I had considered, but I wanted a very bright H1 for dark highway runs. I use the high beam very sparingly, and only on extremely poorly lit or unlit roads. That's why went for the LEDs. And yes, the throw surprisingly turned out well even though it's fit in a regular reflector.

Which H1 bulb are you considering?
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Which H1 bulb are you considering?
Osram LED H1 25W (Available on Amazon)

Did you check yours? Is it 25W or 35W?

I have already purchased for fog lamps too but those are low cost chinese LEDs. Yet to install though.
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Osram LED H1 25W (Available on Amazon)

Did you check yours? Is it 25W or 35W?

I have already purchased for fog lamps too but those are low cost chinese LEDs. Yet to install though.
They are a whopping 40W!
I had considered those, but I kinda trust this car accessories guy. Went for those on his recommendation. And the brightness does speak for itself.

How are the new foglamps?
I deliberately didn't change them since in actual fog scenario, the yellow tint would be better for visibility IMO.
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Has anyone done/Does anyone know of any visual modifications to their cars?

It's been a few months, and sometimes I find the plain white visual bulk of the car a bit... too vanilla.

I am considering some mild visual tweaks. Maybe on the front fenders, maybe on the hood. Has to be mild though. Not considering full part wrap or anything along those lines.

Definitely going to wrap the top halves of the ORVM black.

Any thoughts/suggestions/inputs welcome.
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Hey guys, I have mine booked two weeks back..the W8 (0) petrol MT costing 13.97 OTR in Hyderabad. Going by the experience of ashishk29 and comments in some other forums, contemplating replacing 17' with 16' for peace of mind on patchy highways..would it be too weird a thought? :confused ..help pls!
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Going by the experience of ashishk29 and comments in some other forums, contemplating replacing 17' with 16' for peace of mind on patchy highways.
I have covered more than 30k kms across the length and breadth of the country without any problem in my W8 on those 17" rims. Haven't heard of many folks complaining either. 16" rims will be a downgrade in terms of drivability and handling.

Maybe you can go with the 17 inchers for now and if it doesn't suit you then you can look for a change during next tyre replacement cycle.
Given that many W4, W6 owners are looking to upgrade to 17" alloys, you'll still get a good price for your used rims.
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Thanks anantpoddar, will stick with 17'' for the time being and will see how it goes. ..
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Picking up our new XUV300 today.

Quick question for fellow owners in Bengaluru - I have a front-and-rear dashcam system (Campark from Amazon) and I want to get it installed. It has its own display, so it doesn't need to feed into any other onboard screen, but the dealer said they aren't sure of doing it themselves. Can you recommend any accessory shop or FNG who'll do the installation cleanly?
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Hey guys, I have mine booked two weeks back..the W8 (0) petrol MT costing 13.97 OTR in Hyderabad. Going by the experience of ashishk29 and comments in some other forums, contemplating replacing 17' with 16' for peace of mind on patchy highways..would it be too weird a thought? :confused ..help pls!
You don't need to change to the 16". Just maintain 36psi instead of the "recommended" 34/32. Plus I believe I might have been an unlucky one here because I have seen a lot of other folks on this forum who have clocked far greater mileages without any such incident.

(Also in my case what happened was mainly because there was traffic on the other side of the road and I couldn't dodge the pothole without bumping into some other vehicle. Ideally I could've easily dodged such potholes.)
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You don't need to change to the 16". Just maintain 36psi instead of the "recommended" 34/32.
My W6 has come shod with Bridgestone Dueler 205/65 r16. After taking delivery yesterday, I filled it with Nitrogen at 32psi which is the recommended pressure on the OEM card on the door. But somehow, that just seems a little.low to me not because of ride quality but because the front tires now seem to have the slightest of bulges on their lower side that they didn't have before. Plus the SA recommended 35psi.

Should I increase the tire pressure? Or stick to what's on the OEM card?
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