DITPL: Two Dusters
Last week, my father and I made a quick stop at the bank after the Friday prayer, as he needed to withdraw som money from the ATM to pay for replacing the Duster's rear tires later that day. We saw another Duster already parked and the spot next to it was empty, so naturally he parked my mother's car there. I waited at the car while he walked to the ATM.
During waiting, the owner of the white Duster returned, and we talked a bit about his car. He told me that he bought it on 2017, but the VIN indicates that the car was built in 2015. I mentioned that I like the rally-style wheels and tires, and he said that he replaced the tires because the original ones had dry-rotted. Right now, it sits on Bridgestone Dueler D697 – a semi aggressive all-terrain tires that I'm interested in. The D697 replaces the OEM tires for Indonesian-built Renault Duster; Dunlop Grandtrek ST20, which is what currently mounted on our Duster.
He also informed me that he already replaced the rear dampers because they're leaking, which is a concern for a car that's less than 5 years old. He replaced the springs and dampers with Australian-built set, whose name I can't remember, as he was informed by the dealer that the suspension units needed to be sent from Europe and it could take up to 6 months to arrive. Now it rides an inch higher than the standard Duster.
Oh, and this one is the 4x4 version. My father wanted to buy the 4x4 variant, but at that time Renault had just been relaunched in Indonesia, and it wasn't available yet as they didn't know how our market will react to the French marque. The 4 wheel drive Duster was only available in the top trim; RxZ, while the trim on my mother's Duster is RxL – the middle of the pack, above the RxE, which is the lowest trim. I wonder what those abbreviations stand for.
ItalianJobR53 last edited by ItalianJobR53
@annoying_salman It says "dci" on that white one, is it a diesel? Is you mom's car a diesel too?
I do like those aftermarket wheels on the white one too
@italianjobr53 Yes! The Duster sold here can only be had with 1.5 liter 85 hp turbo diesel. In other markets it can also be optioned with 1.5 liter 120 hp turbo diesel or 1.6 liter naturally aspirated petrol. The diesel engine and relatively tall ride height are the primary reasons why my father bought it.
Shop-Teacher last edited by
@annoying_salman I prefer these Dusters.
Or if it must be a 4x4
Jb boin last edited by
the top trim; RxZ, while the trim on my mother's Duster is RxL – the middle of the pack, above the RxE, which is the lowest trim.
Oh no, they did bring back the dumb old Renault trim nomenclature in Asian markets
They have switched to "proper" trim name in Europe since about 2000 to proper names like "Authentique", "Expression", "Dynamique", "Privilège", "Initiale".
pip bip last edited by
@annoying_salman suspension might be Dobinsons or Tough Dog? either of those ring a bell?
@pip-bip I think it's Dobinsons.