Sorry, I couldn't post here for about a month here due to various issues.
Regarding TUV, as planned earlier, I have made a few modifications
1) Upsized the wheels to 17 inches.
2) Installed RogerAb
3) Added white roof sticker.
4)Lights upgrade from AutoGlam.
5)Steering Knob Installation.
Upsizing to 17"
I was very wary of doing this with respect to ride quality but my mind was set on it, so I exchanged the stock wheels and tyres at 360 Wheels in Minister Road , Hyderabad. Upsized tyres 235/60 R17. The look after the upgrade is pretty impressive.
The ride quality, you will not believe me, is just as awesome or even better than before.
So all my concerns with the upsize were cleared but I did have issues with one of the tyres as it was loosing air very slowly, in a matter of 2 days and this dealer guy really made it difficult to get an exchange. Had to run around for about 4 times and finally leave the tyre with him for about 4 days to get an exchange. After the exchange things have been fine. I definitely donot recommend this tyre dealer 360 Wheels in Hyderabad. Unfortunately there are many branches for this company that are all owned by this one guy named Deepak Bajaj. Don't ever go there as the after sales service is not customer friendly.
Here is the pic of the car after the wheel upgrade.
The pretty heavy rains in the last 2 months in Hyderabad have left the roads in horrible conditions. The first 250 KMS of travel that I did in my TUV were on these bad/horrible roads and I did feel the heavy TUV bouncing around pretty badly. After reading about the suggestions by Sharadt
and others, I made up my mind in the last minute at the accessory shop to get these installed. They were installed for around Rs.6000/- after which the ride is definitely much smoother. Now, the only concern I have is with warranty. Have to see how that turns out on the long run.
As planned earlier, got the roof a white wrapping alond with balcked pillars. This was done at the car accessory shop Indian Decars in Hyderabad. I kind of regret getting it done here instead of at a 3M shop. They guy didn't do a good job on wrapping the spoiler. A part of the sticker is already peeling off on the spoiler. I am planning to take it back to the shop to ask for a rework on the spoiler. In any case the look of the car has changed very prominently and here is a picture.
Headlight Upgrade - Autoglam
This was also a much planned upgrade to get xenon lights installed. I purchased them from Autoglam.in.
Though the lights are fine, I had trouble with one of them as they had broken hinges in the packages that were shipped from Delhi. The issue kind of turned a nightmare as the seller was not immediately ready to replace them and made me run around various places in Hyderabad to get it repaired. I did not have much choice as fighting with him will not help, so I got it repaired in a local place and got it installed. Lesson learned, don't buy expensive stuff from an online store and regret later
Will never purchase from Autoglam.in again. Such an a s s ho le......
But anyway after the trouble with the lights, got it finally installed and here are some pics.
Steering Knob Installation
Purchased the following Streeing Knob from flipkar for around Rs.550/- I had never used such a knob before but wanted to give it a try.
This turned out to be one of the best and must have accessory for the TUV. Driving using this knob is such a pleasure and easy task. Now that I am used to this, driving without it seems very hard
Now that all my planned works on my LUV TUV are done, it was time to go on a long road trip with the family.