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  1. nitin88

    Hyderabad to Tirupati road trip guide

    Cool. This entire stretch is now completed? Kadapa to Tirupati is again one nightmare road with speed breakers. How's the road condition though? Any trusted petrol pumps @ Kurnool to Kadapa?
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    Hyderabad to Tirupati road trip guide

    Hi, Any latest update on these roads? How's the NAM express way and Kurnool to Kadapa highway? Will be travelling on low slung car, please do share any updates!
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    Detailed Discussion on Tyres

    I guess most of us seems to confuse between tyres, rims and which one to go! Regarding Rims: Don't change your rim size unless you know what you are doing. This will directly impact suspension setup. Some of the brand top cars do give higher rim size. If suspension parts are same for lower model vs high end model, it's safe to upgrade. This is not true for luxury or performance oriented cars. They do have different suspension parts for top end variant. Is it worth to upgrade my rim size? Unless you are driving performance oriented car or by upgrading to higher rim size, you are getting too good tyre (better brand/performance/comfort), it's not worth at all and remember higher the rim size, pot holes damage your car more. Upside, if you get better tyre, the handling performance increases drastically Regarding Tyres: As mentioned earlier, there are multiple types of tyres exist (comfort, performance, long running) Typically Bridgestone/Apollo/MRF and other brands offer hard wall compund tyres. These tyres take lot of abuse and runs for miles. Downside, they deliver performance nature All performance oriented tyres are soft wall compound tyres. They are perfect for high speed cornering to better breaking. Downside, they dont run for long and can be noisy. Potholes can easily damage them and pricey. Comfort oriented tyres offers blend of long running and smooth riding. Best of both worlds, master of none
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    Hyderabad to Maredumilli road trip

    I felt like almost done exploring southern india Not finding clean roads with no traffic. Want to do spirited drives and I remember this place and forest road used to be very good.
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    Hyderabad to Maredumilli road trip

    Hey, thanks for update. Yeah, became bit busy after wedding 😛😛 vRS is just rocking and planning to do a trip after quite long time 🙂
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    Hyderabad to Maredumilli road trip

    Hi, Any recent updates on this route? It was so delight to drive 2yrs back.
  7. So bad @sagar @Ranger didn't add me to list in the first slot I can't make it for 2 days
  8. I was happy Skoda owner for past 3years DCC is not offered in India. UK with DCC is costing a lot. I doubt it's worthy that price. If they import with DCC, it will cost 38-40L.
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    Hyderabad to Gokarna- Goa

    Can you let us know how many days exactly your vacation is for? You need to drop 2 days for just for driving down Hyd - Gokarna - Hyd [It's a long journey with tiresome driving]
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    Hyderabad to Gokarna- Goa

    I am suggesting to stick to Gokarna only. 4 days - it will be too hectic to cover both Gokarna/Goa. You will not get chance to enjoy.
  11. It's just perfect like how I want. Cornering at 150kmph also goes as flat as you drive on straight road. For city roads, it's just like another German car. It will never match Maruti/Hyundai for city roads.
  12. Thanks for the pic man. Made it as my Fb cover
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    Hyderabad drive Meetups

    Thank you. It's a fabulous one. The sound it makes when you push it, it's an addiction
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    Hyderabad drive Meetups

    @Ranger waiting for your pics
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    Hyderabad drive Meetups

    1. Warangal road / Near to Yadagirigutta [Good hotels are there for breakfast] 2. Vijayawada road / 7 restaurant 3. Jadcherla I can think of only those two
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    Hyderabad drive Meetups

    Any weekend plans? My vRS wants to meet all of you
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    What is your best Mileage?

    Buddy, you are killing your engine. Diesel engines are supposed to run at higher rpm otherwise they will suffer in the longer run. I have seen multiple Polo quoting similar figure running in lower RPM in 5 the gear in other forums. That will leave diesel particulates get accumulated.
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    What is your best Mileage?

    During VJW drip, I was doing 100-120. During srisailam - till the ghat road 150 kmph
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    What is your best Mileage?

    Ok, I did back to back two long drives @Octavia RS 1. Hyderabad to Vijayawada - round trip - 16.2 kmpl 2. Hyderabad to Srisailam - round trip - 13.4 kmpl I was indeed shocked to see the efficiency of this engine. Still costs a bomb comparing to diesel fuel cost I was making all street noise while overtaking but the fuel efficiency and power is just amazing.
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    Hyderabad to Tirupati road trip guide

    Naidupeta to Tirupati is excellent 2 lane road. Traffic might be there otherwise its very good road. Nothing to worry Reaching Tirupati by 3PM is tough unless you push yourself.
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    Hyderabad to Tirupati road trip guide

    @vinz I suggest you to reverse the trip plan. While going, pick the NAM express way and on return pick the Kurnool highway. The reason is simple, by the time you reach Kadapa, you will be tired and Kadapa to Tirupati so pathetic road, it will make you feel so uncomfortable with lots of speed breakers and broken road.
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    HYDERABAD to GOA - Best route at present?

    My personal advice. Go to Goa by flight. You will incur the same amount by flight or drive. Hyderabad to Goa road is not an exciting road to drive, its the other way, completely messed up and more streesful. Using airway, you will not waste much time nor end up being stressed. Being hardcore driving enthusiast, I am recommending the Air option @Ranger this thread should be in Route queries na! And there is already active thread for Goa route. Should be merged 😜
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    Best fuel station in Hyderabad.

    He he he. There's only one VRS
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    Best fuel station in Hyderabad.

    BMW 3 Series Twin turbo petrol engines or higher require 95 RON VW group 2.0 TSI requires 97 RON Volvo 2L turbo petrol engines requires 97 RON Though all of them work with 91 RON, they do recommend above ones including my new baby VRS
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