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View Poll Results: the most soupable hot hatch
swift petrol 74 25.26%
getz diesel crdi 34 11.60%
palio 1.6 50 17.06%
swift diesel 38 12.97%
getz petrol 4 1.37%
palio diesel 7 2.39%
skoda fabia 7 2.39%
old zen 50 17.06%
chevy srv 10 3.41%
other small hatch - 800, alto, santro, uva, reva, meva :-) 7 2.39%
yet to be launched or import a sport hatch 12 4.10%
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Old 16th April 2008, 13:09   #91
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i agree dude - in which case the only true joys of modding could come out of a swift petrol although the getz vgt + petes is a respectable combination sans the handling
Yes, the best option is Swift petrol if you want to soup up your hatch with serious modifications.
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Its not easy as it sounds. These engines/ parts are designed by experts and all the parts need to be in sync to perform optimally. If understanding the technology and replicating or enhancing it was easy, car manufactures would not be lending technology from others. I would recommend not to get into experiments.
i agree dude - in which case the only true joys of modding could come out of a swift petrol although the getz vgt + petes is a respectable combination sans the handling
All this is true to petrol engines also. Do you think modding petrol is that easy? You are going to loose out on reliablity in either case.
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All this is true to petrol engines also. Do you think modding petrol is that easy? You are going to loose out on reliablity in either case.
vabs the only point here is that - petrols have been modified extensively and reliably and there are quite a few examples of modded swifts with race dynamics 601 chips and few mods and going all the way upto the 2 turbo swifts on our forum. Ofcourse you lose your reliability and warranty but atleast its tried and tested unreliability unlike the getz crdi which has never been touched even with a petes box yet forget air intakes, suspension mods and anything beyond that
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Getz was never a good handling car. I have driven the petrol version. I have read about diesel getz being not handling as good as even the petrol. Swift is a lot better in that regard, even the diesel.

And that statement of mine applies to every car.
Humm.. this is the main reason which is stopping me from going for GetZ Crdi

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...but atleast its tried and tested unreliability
Lolz..
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Humm.. this is the main reason which is stopping me from going for GetZ Crdi
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Getz D handles well on better tyres like Michelin pp2 or Yoko S drives IMO. Swift D gets more points in handling but overall Getz is a better package.

Which car are you planning to buy?

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We all know that the pioneer of modifaction or souping up started with our Good old M-800.

This is the best car for souping up.

Why i meant a 800 is
1) cant swap any other petrol engine on to it for limited space.
2) Can work on individual Cylinders to draw power.
3) Can be reliable even after souping up

Next comes others.

Easy to plonk any engines easily, so i dont call it souping up.
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Old Zen for me. And this is just for the performance mods. I don't consider ICE-ing to be souping up.
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Old Zen for me. And this is just for the performance mods. I don't consider ICE-ing to be souping up.
nah nah iceing up is synonymous with pimping your ride not souping your ride
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Getz D handles well on better tyres like Michelin pp2 or Yoko S drives IMO. Swift D gets more points in handling but overall Getz is a better package.

Which car are you planning to buy?
Getz D. Waiting for TD.
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vabs the only point here is that - petrols have been modified extensively and reliably and there are quite a few examples of modded swifts with race dynamics 601 chips and few mods and going all the way upto the 2 turbo swifts on our forum. Ofcourse you lose your reliability and warranty but atleast its tried and tested unreliability unlike the getz crdi which has never been touched even with a petes box yet forget air intakes, suspension mods and anything beyond that
I was thinking the same. Do not venture into untried territories with a Getz D.
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Getz D. Waiting for TD.
I am going for a TD this saturday. Will update once completed. Let me know once you decide.
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dj - please update us on the handling characteristics of the getz
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nah nah iceing up is synonymous with pimping your ride not souping your ride
Ahhhh. But with the ricer boys, one never knows. LOL
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i was just youtubing looking for how awesome a turbo sounds and came across this 30usd attachment which makes fake turbo bov sounds and true to its reputation amongst the ricer community it said sold out on their website
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with a new car, there is this mental limit to the mods because , after all, its a new car.On an old zen, no such issues. you can mod the heck out of it without your conscience pricking you for possibly ruinng what was otherwise a fine car. and the fact that it is significantly cheaper means that you can go much farther with the mods , I mean, for any given budget, dont you think the zen will smoke the competition?

Of course , the arguement also applies to the 800/alto, but i think the zen is a better platform
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