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  1. If you guys think this is sensible please show you're support by signing this. The only way to fight a SC order is via a petition ( i think), anything else would be "Unconstitutional".. Please show you're support here sham2012-05-09 18:17:32
  2. In a classic case of "I am an indian", none of us here have taken up the responsibility of opposing this nonsense.. What is the benefit if in a forum like this we all cry our hearts out? I have been trying to contact the highest authority to give this case another look. I have drafted a mail as well.. But I need you're help. Whether as ACI'an or as individual. All i need are these.. 1.) name 2.) State 3.) city 4.) signature If everyone (or at least some) are ready to give me these details.. I"m ready to mail a draft you can all attest it and send it back.. We can either send it as a concern raised by ACI or we can raise this collectively as citizens of India... Please respond.
  3. I've never seen bargaining done for cars??? What the dealer quotes in the brochure is the final right... Of course he will start off with a whole lot of freebies and cash discounts by himself so beyond that it's not possible i suppose
  4. This is a classic case of India and Indian govt decisions.. Instead of spending time,money and thoughts in trying to figure out a way to stop the oil/fuel mafia they want to do something like this.. Do anyone here really think that brands like honda,VW, FIAT, and many more who have a foot print all over the world do special work on their engines just for india and that too to keep a check on emission/efficiency norms? If anything they will be happy to detune the car for our conditions... i dont know what sort of people run GOI
  5. sham

    AC on/off query

    oh great.. You guys saved me a lot of vitamin M now.. Thank you
  6. Hi all, I usually turn the AC completely off when i feel that the cabin has cooled enough and turn it back on if i feel otherwise. I recently came across some discussion that frequently doing this will reduce the life of the compressor. SO its best to keep the AC running and manage the temp level and set it at ones comfort levels. Upon refueling this time I tried this new approach, I kept the AC running most of the times but set the temp to medium cold, this resulted in a drop of nearly 2-3 kmpl, in total i lost about 75km worth of diesel in city traffic. I want to get back to my earlier habit of switching off the AC when cabin is cold , is it safe to do so?
  7. I believe that Shell does dispense better fuel . Logic is simple. Its not an Indian company at all so they need to maintain an overall standard so that when they are audited they dont run into trouble. As for better mileage ,well good fuel mean cleaner combustion and that can help in some better mileage but you cannot expect more than 1-2kmpl more(in case of a car). Now if Shell has also got down to doing under table business w.r.t to the quality they dispense then its just our ill fate, But i highly doubt this.
  8. I will also endorse dr_nishu on nano wax. Under his suggestion I bought nano wax and believe me its super good. To give you an idea ,I waxed my car about 2weeks ago and drove in dusty conditions and even after I wiped it clean with water and touched it , I can feel the smoothness even now and in 2weeks I've wiped My car nearly 4 times with water and still I can feel it . That's how good it is
  9. Could you also explain why you choose boxes over remaps.? I've tested a few boxes as well. Spider : Not good RD : good, on my list kiirus:: not yet
  10. sb-alto: any ideas on this yet,please?
  11. My punto runs on Diesel and I'm ready to spend up to 20K
  12. Ive sent an Email ,waiting for a reply from them Thank you
  13. dr_nishu: Fiat by default is using a synthetic oil, as i understand you're suggesting something even better? Could you also name a few that would do the trick? Hi-Performance fuel is a myth according to me because there is no way of actually testing them out in our local bunks. how does adding bigger sized tyres improve top speed?
  14. There is no re ply on this? No one has tuned their car? If you've done it please advice
  15. Hi all, Now that my Punto has come of age(2yrs) and done 30k on the odometer, I've been looking hard on increasing power at exactly certain points to make me feel that the power delivery is seamless . On this note I've been testing out tuning boxes some of them are good and some are not but the common thing is that they play around with the rail pressure to get the job done. In a Nutshell they simply fool the stock ECU(which is not a good thing) and since I intend to keep the car for a very long time I dont want such things in my car. Recently I came across a company called "India cosworth" and they do full engine remaps. I feel this is the right approach as all the variables can be tweaked accordingly. Here are my questions. 1.) I've heard a lot about various component damages in the long run. This is my "ONLY" worry as i want to keep this car for a long time. Also every brand says that they are only going to bring the "hidden power" back from the engine(whatever....). If that be the case then logically and technically the components should not fail at all as they will be within the tolerance levels. Please advice
  16. wheel caps are very cheap these days.. AFAIK they cost about 900rs on Avg( for really good ones) so i feel 1400 is a bit steep
  17. sb-alto:: Btw I saw potenza G3 , reviews are also good w.r.t handling and grip. I'm not sure about the tyre noise though. Any ideas
  18. rssh:: As such i dont do hard cornering (even on highways) however I do tend to travel a lot on hilly regions with good ghat section roads. Since I own Punto and it handles great I like to play around for a while before settling down. So when i do that I dont want the tyres to let me down. Per se I drive like "L Boards" , I just love my car that I cannot tolerate any dents or scratches even if it means i get to a destination late. I only open the taps on highways
  19. sb-alto: thank you for letting me know. I was so against BS for its road noise that I didnt bother looking at them again. Lets see
  20. Rssh:: Hmm.. I read about C-drives and they say it gives less grip in dry than it does in wet (weird). Also there are issues of steering going light after this change. And for Michelin, looks like its really a soft tire(not too good for hard cornering). Looks like we will be discussing about this forever and i will not buy anything. (Sorry for that)
  21. (Hit "post reply" a little too fast) 195 should be sufficient right, or 205. I understand that it can have effects on the steering, braking . I primarily drive on good roads(well at least 70% of the times). Highway driving is about once in 2 months. Bad roads constitute to only about 15% of my drive
  22. rssh:: Thank you very much for the info. I will go with your recommendations. Thank you very much
  23. sb-alto:: I know about continental being very bad in taking knocks. One of my friend's really had a bad experience with continental(not to say that even I will but just being cautious). At 30-40kmph he unfortunately had to drop down to the mud run off area on a hill climb and when the tire was suddenly taken from asphalt to mud the sidewall scrapped (the impact was not too high as he puts it) and it tore the sidewall completely. I"m very satisfied with the road grip my BS is providing right now. its BS-B250. I just dont like it because its too noisy. Now if i can get a tire with same or more grip but with less noise I'd be happy. PS:: reason for pushing this thread is that my BS is almost out of juice and if i sell it now I could at least get about 2k per tire So my requirement is just this.. 1.)Grip 2.)low tire noise 3.) no to low profile tires Flywheel:: No issues , so long as we are discussing about tyres
  24. Thanks for the response. 55 seems quite low to me, I'm looking for something in the range of 65-75, doesnt matter if its not 205, I am happy to upsize it to 195 also. Just wondering if yoko C-drives are good or Bridgestones are better. My main concern right now is with grip and tire noise(which is quite a lot in BS). I read that C-drives have less noise and great grip, is that true?