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    Default Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    I know it's been addressed somewhere but, before I buy a set of (unseen) Hyundai Tucson 16" rims, just want to double check that they are a straight swap for the originals?
    Oh, and if anyone has a 5th.... that would be grand.
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    Default Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by adiebear View Post
    I know it's been addressed somewhere but, before I buy a set of (unseen) Hyundai Tucson 16" rims, just want to double check that they are a straight swap for the originals?
    Oh, and if anyone has a 5th.... that would be grand.
    yes...they work great...get them...I have 6 ...two spares for Kalahari 😎

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    Default Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by adiebear View Post
    I know it's been addressed somewhere but, before I buy a set of (unseen) Hyundai Tucson 16" rims, just want to double check that they are a straight swap for the originals?
    Oh, and if anyone has a 5th.... that would be grand.
    Only centre bore differs: 67.1 mm on the Tucson, 60.1 mm on the GV. You can find spigot rings to fill the gap or some guys just use the rims without. Warning - there are people who are seriously concerned about using a rim without spigot rings.


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    Default Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    Spot Lights

    Who has fitted them to a GV without a Nudge Bar?
    How did you mount them?
    Pics?

    I have an option if some LED spots (not a bar) to test long-term - not keen to chop too much bodywork if it can be avoided?


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    Default Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzukiPiet View Post
    Only centre bore differs: 67.1 mm on the Tucson, 60.1 mm on the GV. You can find spigot rings to fill the gap or some guys just use the rims without. Warning - there are people who are seriously concerned about using a rim without spigot rings.
    60000km no issues no spigots....as the wheel nuts seat into the recessed holes in the rim I can not see how there would ever be an issue ...🙄

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    Default Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by daveysmith View Post
    60000km no issues no spigots....as the wheel nuts seat into the recessed holes in the rim I can not see how there would ever be an issue ...
    Spigots would be ideal. Helps spread the load. I personally would prefer them, especially if easily available
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    Default Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by daveysmith View Post
    60000km no issues no spigots....as the wheel nuts seat into the recessed holes in the rim I can not see how there would ever be an issue ...🙄
    Quote Originally Posted by Rivar View Post
    Spigots would be ideal. Helps spread the load. I personally would prefer them, especially if easily available
    Davey, my personal opinion is the same as yours - I don't believe the spigots do anything except centering the mag before tightening the nut. Mine is made from a plasticky polymer - definitely not the best material for a structural purpose.

    I feel that if the wheels have tapered lug nuts, then the spigots shouldn't be necessary, but I'm no expert.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzukiPiet View Post
    Davey, my personal opinion is the same as yours - I don't believe the spigots do anything except centering the mag before tightening the nut. Mine is made from a plasticky polymer - definitely not the best material for a structural purpose.

    I feel that if the wheels have tapered lug nuts, then the spigots shouldn't be necessary, but I'm no expert.
    yep Piet.. .think this gives a good idea of the load bearing surface ...I can't see how a piece of plastic is going to change that. I'll give an update either way once I reach 150 000km on these 😉

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    Default Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivar View Post
    Spigots would be ideal. Helps spread the load. I personally would prefer them, especially if easily available
    The spigot rings don't carry any load - its a thing plastic ring that can break even if you force it into the rim hole by hand. It only makes the wheel replacement and placing easier. The nuts centre the wheel and carry load.

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    Default Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivar View Post
    Spigots would be ideal. Helps spread the load. I personally would prefer them, especially if easily available
    You will be OK without spigots. No load on the inner ring.
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    Default Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    It will be ok without spigots. But when changing tyres its easier to put the tyres back
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    Default Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    My GV took a ride to the dealership on a flatbed. Throttle body failed completely on 172,000km. Symptoms to watch out for: heavier on fuel than usual, lack of pulling power, rough, intermittent idle and then eventually; the engine emissions warning light switching on periodically and finally, failure to rev higher than 2000rpm, gearbox limp mode. This series of events happened over the last 6 months. The throttle body is a sealed electronic unit and cannot be repaired by Suzuki.

    Suzuki quoted around R20k including VAT, parts and labour(1h). Finally, I had them do the work for around R13k.

    I also had them do a major service, replacement the pulleys and tensioner(R7), but supplied my own fan belt. I took out the old K&N and replaced with a paper filter.

    I have replaced both lower control arms and will recon the old ones. (R10k). Amazon is a cheaper option, but I now have a 12 month warranty on the parts and labour. Best would be to take them out and press new bushes and ball joints into the trailing arms.

    My front subframe and gearbox mountings are damaged due to off road work- R15k and 6 weeks waiting time for the parts to arrive from Suzuki EU.

    Brake system clean and flush had to be done and I supplied my own brake pads- Ferodo FDB4060 for the front only. The rear shoes was done 3000km ago. Hand brake cable was tightened.

    All in all, around R50k for quite a big job and the car now (again) pulls like a train, stops on a dime and uses 1.5km/100 less gas than before

    Still pending: my alternator charges at only 13 volts and it should actually be around 14.2 volts for the big petrol V6. I will remove the alternator and have it fixed, it is likely to be failed brushes or regulator only.
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    Default Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by Kierie View Post
    My GV took a ride to the dealership on a flatbed. Throttle body failed completely on 172,000km. Symptoms to watch out for: heavier on fuel than usual, lack of pulling power, rough, intermittent idle and then eventually; the engine emissions warning light switching on periodically and finally, failure to rev higher than 2000rpm, gearbox limp mode. This series of events happened over the last 6 months. The throttle body is a sealed electronic unit and cannot be repaired by Suzuki.

    Suzuki quoted around R20k including VAT, parts and labour(1h). Finally, I had them do the work for around R13k.

    I also had them do a major service, replacement the pulleys and tensioner(R7), but supplied my own fan belt. I took out the old K&N and replaced with a paper filter.

    I have replaced both lower control arms and will recon the old ones. (R10k). Amazon is a cheaper option, but I now have a 12 month warranty on the parts and labour. Best would be to take them out and press new bushes and ball joints into the trailing arms.

    My front subframe and gearbox mountings are damaged due to off road work- R15k and 6 weeks waiting time for the parts to arrive from Suzuki EU.

    Brake system clean and flush had to be done and I supplied my own brake pads- Ferodo FDB4060 for the front only. The rear shoes was done 3000km ago. Hand brake cable was tightened.

    All in all, around R50k for quite a big job and the car now (again) pulls like a train, stops on a dime and uses 1.5km/100 less gas than before
    3.2 or 2.4. With Tapatalk I dont see any signatures.
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    Kierie = V6 3.2
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    Should I start worrying, I have both these symptoms...

    Throttle body failed completely on 172,000km. Symptoms to watch out for: heavier on fuel than usual, lack of pulling power, rough, intermittent idle and then eventually.

    and I am only on 93500km!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserdash View Post
    Should I start worrying, I have both these symptoms...

    Throttle body failed completely on 172,000km. Symptoms to watch out for: heavier on fuel than usual, lack of pulling power, rough, intermittent idle and then eventually.

    and I am only on 93500km!
    2.4 or 3.2?
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    Default Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzukiPiet View Post
    Only centre bore differs: 67.1 mm on the Tucson, 60.1 mm on the GV. You can find spigot rings to fill the gap or some guys just use the rims without. Warning - there are people who are seriously concerned about using a rim without spigot rings.
    Thanks Piet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    2.4 or 3.2?
    Also a 3.2

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    Default Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by Kierie View Post
    My GV took a ride to the dealership on a flatbed. Throttle body failed completely on 172,000km. Symptoms to watch out for: heavier on fuel than usual, lack of pulling power, rough, intermittent idle and then eventually; the engine emissions warning light switching on periodically and finally, failure to rev higher than 2000rpm, gearbox limp mode. This series of events happened over the last 6 months. The throttle body is a sealed electronic unit and cannot be repaired by Suzuki.

    Suzuki quoted around R20k including VAT, parts and labour(1h). Finally, I had them do the work for around R13k.

    I also had them do a major service, replacement the pulleys and tensioner(R7), but supplied my own fan belt. I took out the old K&N and replaced with a paper filter.

    I have replaced both lower control arms and will recon the old ones. (R10k). Amazon is a cheaper option, but I now have a 12 month warranty on the parts and labour. Best would be to take them out and press new bushes and ball joints into the trailing arms.

    My front subframe and gearbox mountings are damaged due to off road work- R15k and 6 weeks waiting time for the parts to arrive from Suzuki EU.

    Brake system clean and flush had to be done and I supplied my own brake pads- Ferodo FDB4060 for the front only. The rear shoes was done 3000km ago. Hand brake cable was tightened.

    All in all, around R50k for quite a big job and the car now (again) pulls like a train, stops on a dime and uses 1.5km/100 less gas than before

    Still pending: my alternator charges at only 13 volts and it should actually be around 14.2 volts for the big petrol V6. I will remove the alternator and have it fixed, it is likely to be failed brushes or regulator only.
    Sorry mate, that's a bit harsh - glad all going well again!

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    Dobinson's 40mm suspension, Wizerd rock sliders, radiator, sump and diff plates
    Frontrunner RoofRack, NL 2nd Battery Box, Llumar sun protection
    16" Hyundai Tucson rims, 245/70R16 Conti World Contact 4x4 tyres

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