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    Linkin got a reaction from Miltonfich in Hello everybody!!!!   
    Hello there everyone.
    First of all, I would like to thank ACI for making me a part of this community.
    I am ..I am..aaah! A big car lover? I always had a special bond with cars, for what?? Maybe it's looks, power, torque. Actually I don't know why I'd a special bond with cars. But like all of you here I'm a big auto geek. I love F1 and Moto GP. I love listening to music::: LinkinPark's diehard fan. I'm a big foodie. I'm a big fan of Ferrari cars. But the one I would love to own is the Ferrari 250 SWB California Spyder.
    Hope to have some good discussion with all the like minded people here and be a active part of this community
    See you all around
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    Linkin reacted to Shashank_GTO in India Bike Week 2014!!   
    Don't worry LeoRahi!!
    Autocar India are the Content Partners of IBW 2014.
    You'll surely get snaps and videos from the event!!!
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    Linkin reacted to LeoRahi in Skoda Rapid Hatchback to India?   
    Came across this
    in YouTube by carbuyer.co.uk of the Skoda Rapid Hatchback or Spaceback they call.Really impressive car though, But would be great if they are launching it in India. Since there was rumour cooking up regarding replacing Fabia. I expect this car to show up in Indian market. Recently this was launched at the Frankfurt motor show 2013. This is basically an estate version of the Rapid hatchback that was launched in the UK last year.
    Skoda claims this Diesel spec in UK can give up to 75mpg!! i.e. 26+kmpl, And petrol engine giving 50mpg i.e. 17+kmpl. Impressive numbers for a 1.6 Engine. Car looks fab for the bootspace, passenger space etc. Its going to be a cool hatch. What you guys think??
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    Linkin reacted to LeoRahi in ACI Review: Audi RS Q3 SUV   
    An RS badge is exciting, even more so when it’s on an Audi. It’s not just about a sporty body kit or a more powerful engine. Rather, it’s also about an assurance that the standard car has shed some of its cold personality and made provisions for thrills, even as it retains most of its everyday usability and comfortable nature. The RS Q3 is the first SUV from Audi to sport an RS badge, and I’m driving it through the Swiss Alps to see just how RS-ish a luxury SUV can really get.

    The key to the RS is its turbocharged 2.5-litre, 20-valve in-line five – an engine configuration first seen on the original Quattro rally car in 1980. It puts out its hefty 42.8kgm of peak torque from as low as 1500rpm and the torque curve remains flat all the way to 5200rpm. The all-wheel-drive traction, perfectly matched gear ratios and a smooth-revving engine all combine to produce jet engine-like thrust in every gear well and at all engine speeds.

    Just to give you an example of how potent the performance is, let’s take a look at the figures. Claimed time to 100kph for this near-1.8 tonne car is a phenomenal 5.5 seconds, and it’ll hit its limited top speed of 250kph without you noticing. These figures might not sound staggering on a performance car, but remember, we’re talking about an SUV here.
    Anyone who has driven, or even heard, the old Audi five-pot turbo working hard in the original Quattro might expect a similar aural experience here. And on one level, they won’t be disappointed; the distinctive thrum of that in-line five is successfully recreated. But the raw beat of the Quattro has been replaced largely by a more refined snarl.
    Dynamics? The normal Q3 is decent around corners; the RS builds on this and simply takes it to another level. The sports suspension lowers the body by 25mm, the battery is located in the luggage compartment for better weight distribution, and it gets wide 255 section tyres. These help the RS hang on with admirable aplomb around corners and it’s only the high driving position which reminds you that this is an SUV. The steering too is direct and helps you place the car precisely. But it has an artificial weighting that leaves the RS Q3’s driver distinctly feel-free.

    Coming to styling, how can your neighbours tell this isn’t the regular Q3 that you’re driving? Well, it’ll be obvious when they spot the flared wheel arches and those beautifully designed massive 20-inch wheels. In addition, you get an RS front bumper and the Quattro emblem on the front air intake, as well as a large roof spoiler, integrated faux diffuser and a large tailpipe with an aluminium tip.

    But unlike the exteriors, the changes to the cabin are more subtle. You get an RS badge on the steering wheel and the standard inlays are in aluminium finish. Then there’s aluminium inserts on the foot pedals and sports seats embossed with the RS badge. The seats offer excellent support and keep you comfortable even when the car is driven hard. The standard MMI system comes with an RS menu which shows the turbo boost pressure, oil temperature and, whoa, a lap timer for when you take your car on a race track.

    The RS Q3 is not expected in India anytime soon, so those zipping-down-the-Buddh-International-Circuit dreams can wait. But if and when it does come, this car will definitely strike a chord with our SUV-crazy country. It’s got a stonking engine, it drives very well and is a car worthy of the RS badge. Expected to be priced around Rs 58 lakh, the RS Q3 will be a steal for people looking for a high-performance SUV.
    - AutocarIndia
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    Linkin reacted to LeoRahi in RunFlat Tyres : All you need to know   
    This article gives you quite a bit of information on run flat technology, for those who are not familiar with it yet.
    Run Flats are most widely used by BMW, standard on all their cars besides the M cars. The have many benefits over normal tubeless tyres, but also are worse off in a way or two. Other manufacturers also use run flats on some models.
    Run flat tyres can be repaired
    For a normal puncture, run flats can be repaired just like a normal tubeless tyre. They will work just fine after that. Even the way of fixing a puncture is the same. BMW owners note that if you go to a dealership they will ask you to replace, since that is their policy. We don't do autobahn speeds all the time so even fixing the puncture may suffice.
    When Can run flats NOT be repaired
    Run flats can not be repaired if they are driven on zero air for some distance. They are designed to be driven only a certain distance on zero air, and since the sidewall is supporting the car weight, it weakens. In this case the tyre will have to be replaced.
    Also if the sidewall is torn, or there is a huge puncture, or the tyre is shredded, and in other situations where a normal tubeless tyre would have to be changed. These are the situations where a run flat will have to be replaced.
    Run flats can also puncture slowly
    Again like normal tubeless tyres, you may just get a small puncture, in which case the air will leak slowly, maybe reduce just a few psi over a couple of days. A common misconception is that run flats have to be changed as soon as they are punctured since they get damaged. Like I mentioned above, the puncture is fixable, and you can continue using the tyre as long as it doesn't run on ZERO air for any distance.
    What if you are driving long distance?
    Run flats are always at the back of any car owners mind on a long distance trip, since there is no spare to change to. Since run flats can only run a maximum of 150-200km (would probably be less with Indian roads) at 80kph people wonder what they would do if they are in between Mumbai and Goa, since there are no dealers in between.
    Every car with run flats would have a tyre pressure loss indicator, which would tell you some tyre has lost pressure if it senses a pressure loss of more than approx 5psi in any of the tyres. So this is like an early warning.
    Now as soon as the tyre pressure loss light/sound comes on, you pull into the nearest petrol pump (there would be enough on any major highway) and check the air pressure, note which tyre has lost air, fill in more air and continue. Depending on the loss in air you can stop accordingly along the way again to top up air/fix the puncture.
    BUT if the tyre gets torn, bursts, or any other such thing you will be running it on no air, and that will be a problem.
    Run flats can be good for you too
    If at a high speed, for any reason which would cause a tubeless tyre to burst or lose air totally, the runflat would still have its sidewall and help to a certain extent to keep the car in control. This is also shown in the video above.
    What are disadvantages of run flats
    Run flat tyres give a car a much stiffer ride because of the strengthened sidewall, which absorbs less shocks. They also weigh upto 40% more than tubeless tyres in some cases and lower the fuel economy because of more rolling resistance. Some also say the grip on these tyres is not as good because of the stiff sidewall.
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    Linkin reacted to LeoRahi in India Bike Week 2014!!   
    I'm not a big fan of bikes. But still love to see the choppers and mod bikes. I'll not be there but hope to see some good clicks of the IBW on the forum.
    Who who are attending IBW???
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    Linkin reacted to Shashank_GTO in India Bike Week 2014!!   
    India's biggest biking festival, the 'INDIA BIKE WEEK 2014' is here!!


    Bond over the love for motorcycles, adventure and music at the India Bike Week 2014!!
    India Bike Week 2014 is to be held in Goa (again) and its gonna be larger and louder than before, with over 10,000 people expected to attend over January 17 and 18. This is where every true blue biker will be, bonding over motorcycles and creating great memories!!
    Official Website: http://indiabikeweek.in/
    To Book Tickets: http://in.bookmyshow...e-week-tickets/
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/indiabikeweek

    HOW WAS YOUR DAY ? (TV Commercial):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id585lW1SOU
    A LOOK AT IBW 2013:






    HIGHLIGHTS OF IBW 2014:
    Music
    Music and motorcycles go together, hand-in-hand. Which is why we have lined up some absolutely fantastic acts for you, across three stages - live, acoustic and EDM. Whatever be the kind of music that rocks you, we've got it.
    Full Contact Championship 9
    The Full Contact Championship gets the best Mixed Martial Artists from across the country together to give you some bone-crushing action. This is not for the weak-hearted. Also introducing lady fighters for the very first time at India Bike Week.
    Custom, Vintage & Mod Bikes
    If customizations and modifications excite you, this is where you need to be. A carefully curated selection of modified and customized motorcycles will be on display at the Display Zone during the festival.
    Bike Build-Off
    This is where six of the best motorcycle builders in India take on the task of creating a new motorcycle in two categories - Chopper and Others. The builders will be given identical bikes and 4 weeks to complete the build. They, then, finish the final build in a matter of two days - live, in front of IBW bikers.
    Bikini Bike Wash Bar
    Let the Bikini Wash girls give your motorcycle the TLC it deserves, while you down your poison at the bar and watch motorcycle films on the video wall.
    Stunt Zone
    The IBW Stunt Zone will have the best stunters from across the world showing us how their motorcycles are really just an extension of their bodies. Also introducing the Stunt Ballet - choreographed stunt competition!
    Flea Market
    Who said motorcyclists don't love shopping? The organisers are making sure that you don't have to step out of the festival grounds to do your shopping. The IBW Flea Market is where you will find what you're looking for.
    The Dhaba
    Your motorcycles need fuel and you need yours, to keep going. Drop by at The Dhaba at India Bike Week to dig your teeth into a range of lipsmacking food from around the country.
    Enduro Riding School
    If you love taking your bike off the beaten path, you might do well to visit the Enduro School first. Learn the secrets to riding better off-road with tips from the experts.
    The Howling Dog Bar
    The Howling Dog Bar at India Bike Week is where you can hang out and shoot the breeze with your biker buddies, make new friends, swap stories - all over a few drinks.

    INDIAN BIKE WEEK 2014



























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    Linkin reacted to ra4 in Hello everybody!!!!   
    Hello and welcome. That's a crisp intro. Enjoy your stay
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    Linkin reacted to Shashank_GTO in Hello everybody!!!!   
    Hello!! Welcome aboard.
    Have a pleasent stay!!
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    Linkin reacted to LeoRahi in Hello everybody!!!!   
    Hello Linkin and welcome aboard to ACI forums. That's a good intro there. Have a pleasant stay
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    Linkin reacted to Linkin in Hello everybody!!!!   
    Hello there everyone.
    First of all, I would like to thank ACI for making me a part of this community.
    I am ..I am..aaah! A big car lover? I always had a special bond with cars, for what?? Maybe it's looks, power, torque. Actually I don't know why I'd a special bond with cars. But like all of you here I'm a big auto geek. I love F1 and Moto GP. I love listening to music::: LinkinPark's diehard fan. I'm a big foodie. I'm a big fan of Ferrari cars. But the one I would love to own is the Ferrari 250 SWB California Spyder.
    Hope to have some good discussion with all the like minded people here and be a active part of this community
    See you all around