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  1. arshad

    gypsy hum

    i have a question regarding maruti gypsys i mean the diffrence between the narrow track i.e mg 410 and the wide track mg 410w, ive been driving gypsys for more then 21 years and have driven an owned all the variants, the mg410 which was manufactured between 86 -92 felt pretty torquey and responsive ,had a top speed of 120 kmph which also made her a good highway cruiser, then maruti introduced the mg410w in 1993, which i eagerly bought because i thought the wider track would aid handling because in the earlier version i had to make the leaf springs stiffer and change to tokiko gas filled dampers to get better handling, but to my surprise the torquey nature and responsiveness of the old gypsy (mg410) was just not there and the wide track used to to hum a lot i mean a humming effect from the front axle,i initially thought this would be taken care of in the running in period but even after a good 25000 kms she was just the same and cud never make me smile ,then after a lot of rounds to the authorised workshop i was informed by the workshop service advisor that all new gypsys have this character then i was convinced but only after driving other post 1993 gypsys, then the 1.3 gypsy mg 413w was launched i guess in 1996 and i bought one of those in 2005 but the hum was still there and that character of the old mg 410 was totally lost.Can someone pls tell me that when the powertrain of the mg 410 and the mg 410w were the same then why the diffrence in torque, drivibility ,responsiveness and to add to it a top speed of 110 which is 10 kmph lesser than the older pre 1993s .,, cud this be because of change of diffrential ratios or a change in the knuckle or the engine head
  2. upgrade required the diesel swift should also be introduced with the 1.3ddis 90 bhp motor, which also powers the( punto , linea, manza, sx4)but in a sporty version i.e, alloys, spoiler, remapped ecu, stiffer dampers , abs, sunroof and not to forget a rear wiper its very necessary on indian highways in the rains,, hope maruti listens
  3. i already am in love with the new swift, iam driving a vdi as of now with a good 140000 a lac fourty thousand kms on d clock and plan to buy the new petrol version jus hope they also come up with a 1.6
  4. i wud definatily prefer a sx4, having marutis sales and service net work and reputation in mind and the car also handles pretty well , has good ground clearence ,the engine also has good grunt but 1.3 ddis wud jus not be sufficent for a car in this class because cubic capacity also matters this motor may have a variable geometry turbo which eventually wud tweak up d power to 90 bhp but then how wide is ur power band gonna be, now if u wanna enjoy a long swooping corner and u run out of power half way thru d corner whar does one do , the only option is to up shift,, so even after bieng tempted to buy the sx4 i wud have to drop it in favour of the vento because of mainly a 1.6, a wider power band due to a higher cubic capacity and good handling