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Old 11th December 2022, 12:26   #1666
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Re: Maruti Ritz : Test Drive & Review

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Bad wheel bearings, replace them
Thanks boniver. Took it to a nearby workshop and they said the same thing. Front wheel is getting new bearings. However they made a mistake by getting the non ABS version of bearings and now my car is stuck there till Monday when the lathe will reopen and they can swap the bearings with the right one.
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Old 13th December 2022, 10:06   #1667
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Update - got the car back from the workshop. They changed both front wheel bearings. The noise has reduced quite a bit. However there is still a hum when I drive. They said they didn't think rear wheel bearings were the cause, because they lifted it up and let the wheel roll freely, and there were no indications of wear. They said it could be the new tyres - asked me to give it some time. I had just changed all four tyres to Yoko Earth 1 a few days back. I read that Yoko Earth 1's were on the louder side, but I am coming from very pedestrian tyres myself - JK Taximax and Apollo Amazer 4G. I figured Yokos would be quieter in comparison. On the other hand, the new tyres have barely 20 km on them. I'm planning to wait and watch. Perhaps the noise will get better once the new tyres are broken in?
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Hi folks!
I've been driving a Brezza VDI (AMT) that's temporary in my possession. I could be wrong, but it felt like my Ritz was more sprightly when it comes to overtaking on single lane highways. Even after accounting for AMT delays by pre-shifting into the right gear manually before starting the pass, it's my experience that there's less gap between myself and the vehicle that I passed when I merge back into lane after overtaking. The gearing itself is generally much taller in Brezza, so much so that I find 5th gear woefully inadequate on Kerala highways; Ritz can go very quickly from 70kph to 95kph in 5th gear, which gives me enough speed to safely pass the vehicle in the front and put some distance between them before merging back into the lane. But to do the same thing in a Brezza, I find that I need to rely on that car's improved top-end in 3rd gear or so, and top end is much better on the Brezza compared to Ritz.
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