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Old 30th January 2018, 12:22   #2596
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Hey Guys, wanted your opinion on the subject of installing an aftermarket steering wheel cover. Not the usual ones that you get on Amazon but those available on Ali Express. Not only are they more premium but look a lot better and custom as well. I am getting the same for roughly 1,100 Rupees.

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Old 30th January 2018, 12:48   #2597
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but those available on Ali Express.
I bought a shining wheat brand steering wheel cover off Ali Express - the same model you are looking at - for my Fiesta and it is decent vfm.

Pics here - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post4325994
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I bought a shining wheat brand steering wheel cover off Ali Express - the same model you are looking at - for my Fiesta and it is decent vfm.

Pics here - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post4325994
Thanks for the help hserus! I am planning to install this myself. Let's see how it goes. Will post the finished product one done. Just one more thing how long did it take to receive delivery of the same?
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Thanks for the help hserus! I am planning to install this myself. Let's see how it goes. Will post the finished product one done. Just one more thing how long did it take to receive delivery of the same?
Almost a month - because of Aliexpress 11/11 and then New Year sales causing delays. In any case at least 15-20 days. This is assuming you use China Post / Singapore Post / Ali Express Standard Shipping (all of which are delivered through Speedpost in India).

Unless you are VERY good at stitching leather don't try to do this by yourself.

It took a skilled workman at least four hours to stitch the wheel cover.
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Almost a month - because of Aliexpress 11/11 and then New Year sales causing delays. In any case at least 15-20 days. This is assuming you use China Post / Singapore Post / Ali Express Standard Shipping (all of which are delivered through Speedpost in India).

Unless you are VERY good at stitching leather don't try to do this by yourself.

It took a skilled workman at least four hours to stitch the wheel cover.
Will sure keep you posted on the progress!

Given that we discuss enhancements, issues, etc. of Vernas on this thread, is there any group like a Verna owners club in Mumbai?
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I have been having this issue with my dome lights in the Verna. The lighting has been set to switch on upon opening of the doors however the light comes on occasionally on opening the driver's side door. With the remaining doors, its perfectly fine. I suspect an issue with the door jamb switch, however am unable to locate the same (on the driver's side door).

Could anyone please help?
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I have been having this issue with my dome lights in the Verna. The lighting has been set to switch on upon opening of the doors however the light comes on occasionally on opening the driver's side door. With the remaining doors, its perfectly fine.
I have a similar problem but it is more with the dome switch. The middle switch is problematic. Something does not click right.
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I suspect an issue with the door jamb switch, however am unable to locate the same (on the driver's side door).

Could anyone please help?
Check the near the hinges.
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I have a similar problem but it is more with the dome switch. The middle switch is problematic. Something does not click right.

Check the near the hinges.
Well I would have suspected the dome switches but it works completely fine when opening/closing remaining 3 doors.

When you say hinges you mean the actual door or the A or B pillar?
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Well I would have suspected the dome switches but it works completely fine when opening/closing remaining 3 doors.

When you say hinges you mean the actual door or the A or B pillar?
Found the switch, its on the B pillar. Managed to use the door jamb switch from my Santro on the Verna and its working fine.
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Back from 600 odd km trip. All kinds of roads like 4 lane highways, broken, undulated, wavy,gravelly roads etc covered.

My conclusions-

- What a fabulous upgrade, why did I wait so long to go for these assisters ???
- The worst of my fears like any kind of possible adverse effects of third party products have vanished, the only one is head lights need to be adjusted- with rear more raised than the front. ABS works fine.
- The ride quality vastly improved now. The same undulated roads now feels much better paved.
- GC increased, not sure by how much. But the result is no scarping issues now over the same mountainous speed breakers. As per info of supplier, the GC should increase by 0.75 inch, ie 18/19 mm. I think the supplier is very close.
- Thud sound reduced by almost 50%. Also, broken & undulated roads are now tackled much more silently.
- Rear pitching problem gone. Significant improvement can very well be felt on wavy roads & on multiple large bumps.
- The earth quake within while going over large sized multiple bumps in an angle have gone.
- I have got used to the handling, but now it feels better.

I never expected this big an improvement of the car with this mod. I am extremely satisfied with these assisters. These have taken care of the weakest link of the car.

Hello Chitta,

I was going through this thread as I own a 2012 Verna SX(O) VTVT and found your above solution quite interesting !! I have been quite late to jump on the suspension solution that many bhpians have already tried out. I always thought of my verna to be a temporary car until I move on to a bmw, but have been postponing the same every year due to some expense or the other. Finally I realized that I have been putting up with verna's soft suspension for years thinking that I will sell the car soon. Since that is not gonna happen anytime soon thought I might as well look for a solution.

After lurking around this thread for long, I have got my cars rear springs changed to the newer ones (paid 725 each + GST) and the ride already feels a lot better. I spoke with the SA in gurgaon and they seem unwilling to change the front springs , even saying that the newer ones might not match your suspension ! and also said that hyundai only asked them to replace the rear springs and not the front ones. However, I am in no mood to argue with them.. unless I make up my mind with what I wanna get done.
For the front springs I was thinking of going with your solution of using spring assists. As your post is from 2014 you've had enough time to comment on the durability of your chosen solution. I would be grateful if you could guide me with the long term effect of using this only for the front suspension springs. I also plan on changing my tyres to Pirelli's P7 225/55 R16 in hopes that it will give me a better road grip and possibly better feedback.

Hoping for a feedback from you soon, as I will get the tyres changed only after the suspension situation has been sorted !

Thanks a lot for your help !

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My 2012 Verna has started strange noise from exhaust, something similar to a racing/muscle car. On check, service rep confirmed that exhaust pipe has developed some small holes due to rusting.

As per him, the exhaust is in three parts and two of them holes in them. Any idea on what is the damage to the pocket if I get it replaced?
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Hello Chitta,

I was going through this thread as I own a 2012 Verna SX(O) VTVT and found your above solution quite interesting !! I have been quite late to jump on the suspension solution that many bhpians have already tried out. I always thought of my verna to be a temporary car until I move on to a bmw, but have been postponing the same every year due to some expense or the other. Finally I realized that I have been putting up with verna's soft suspension for years thinking that I will sell the car soon. Since that is not gonna happen anytime soon thought I might as well look for a solution.

After lurking around this thread for long, I have got my cars rear springs changed to the newer ones (paid 725 each + GST) and the ride already feels a lot better. I spoke with the SA in gurgaon and they seem unwilling to change the front springs , even saying that the newer ones might not match your suspension ! and also said that hyundai only asked them to replace the rear springs and not the front ones. However, I am in no mood to argue with them.. unless I make up my mind with what I wanna get done.
For the front springs I was thinking of going with your solution of using spring assists. As your post is from 2014 you've had enough time to comment on the durability of your chosen solution. I would be grateful if you could guide me with the long term effect of using this only for the front suspension springs. I also plan on changing my tyres to Pirelli's P7 225/55 R16 in hopes that it will give me a better road grip and possibly better feedback.

Hoping for a feedback from you soon, as I will get the tyres changed only after the suspension situation has been sorted !

Thanks a lot for your help !

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I am still on the same set of spring assisters. Feels the same even now. Car has done 85 k already. Worth trying this on your car too. You can also go for only the front ones & if you like the improvement, can go for the rear ones later.
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I am still on the same set of spring assisters. Feels the same even now. Car has done 85 k already. Worth trying this on your car too. You can also go for only the front ones & if you like the improvement, can go for the rear ones later.
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Alright ! Sounds good. Do you know of any place in Delhi/Gurgaon where I could buy these? Or if your guy couriers them, then I could buy the front assists from him. Share any contact info if still available. Thanks much appreciated !!
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My 2012 Verna has started strange noise from exhaust, something similar to a racing/muscle car. On check, service rep confirmed that exhaust pipe has developed some small holes due to rusting.

As per him, the exhaust is in three parts and two of them holes in them. Any idea on what is the damage to the pocket if I get it replaced?
Exhaust pipes from the authorized service center is usually priced high. If the holes are on the pipes and not mufflers, you can get the holes welded at a garage which will last a while.
If you have plans on keeping the car for a long time, then go the authorized service way.
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Alright ! Sounds good. Do you know of any place in Delhi/Gurgaon where I could buy these? Or if your guy couriers them, then I could buy the front assists from him. Share any contact info if still available. Thanks much appreciated !!
I got those from Mumbai, couriered to me by my relative. I still have the seller's no, hope it has not changed. The seller too can courier the product to you. Do not know about it's availability any where else.
Seller- Mr Darryl- 9821047448.

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