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Old 11th November 2008, 07:26   #61
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1) Lancer (my 1st choice)

2) Honda City VTEC (The 1st generation One)

3) Honda Accord
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Old 11th November 2008, 15:37   #62
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I'll definitely go for modifying Lancer. Good and scintillating car that has always been a part of my dreams since childhood. Infact, I have many cars in my dreams but donít know whether i'll ever be able to buy any one of them :(

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Old 11th November 2008, 17:44   #63
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Default Old Priemer Padmini

I would buy an old priemer padmini for less than Rs 10,000 modifications, both body work and engine upgrade.
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Old 14th November 2008, 00:39   #64
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1.skoda RS
2.Baleno
3.honda city vtec(old)
5.civic
6.lancer

the most modified cars in india.I would prefer a civic.
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Old 14th November 2008, 10:23   #65
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Tata Sierra : I loved that car or SUV when it came out, if only
I had money to buy it then. It's look was exclusive. would love to buy
old one and mod the interior to bring it upto today's style.
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Well for me i love have Evo 9 or 10 most favorite is the American muscle Dodge challenger i just love the thumping sound of the Hemi Engine but i do own a indian Muscle Tata Sierra (need help with it) i have lot of plans for it 2 woofers,4 xplod (300 W) spk 2 amps(600 w), and seprate batt for it so that i dont run down with one good sports seats ,lot of blings on dash board i have some things when i came down from dubai but need to go back and get some more stuff for it 2 big fog lamps,exaust sys will be changing it and same goes to windows also and its a non turbo can i fix a turbo to it.let me know guys
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Old 9th March 2009, 03:39   #67
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Default Which is the Best Car for Performance Tuning?

Which is the best car that allows itself to be tuned for higher performance - basically make it meaner / faster etc.

My take is,

Category 1 - Below 6 Lacs
Dont know...

Category 2 - Above 6 Lacs
Mitsubishi Lancer

Reasons - The Lancer is primarily overdesigned coz it was designed keeping in mind rally / race application (lancer is race pedigree as compared to others like honda civic / city / etc.) - hence the base car has enough in it to allow the tuner to wreak out those extra chunks. Handles those extra horses with ease. Infact I have heard that some guys put a 500 HP forced aspirated engine - and dont do much on the chassis - just spruce up the suspenson and add a roll cage...

What car do you think is best for performance tuning in India... Your thoughts please...
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As far as I remember , Some cars which are mostly modified for performance in this forum are
Zen , 800 , Swift , Esteem, Baleno, City, Skoda(Octavia, VRs), Lancer etc
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Which is the best car that allows itself to be tuned for higher performance - basically make it meaner / faster etc.
Mostly the Japs when it comes to petrols and the Euros for diesels. Easy cars to modify (in terms of what they allow, effectiveness and after-market support):

Old Zen
Old Esteem
Suzuki Swift
OHC / Baleno / Lancer
Ford Fiesta 1.6S
Mitsubishi Cedia
Honda Civic
Skoda Octavia vRS
Skoda Laura

Worst cars to modify : Chevrolets, Mahindras & Tatas.

Awesome part support for high-end Euros like the Mercs, BMWs & Audis. But the pricing is killer.
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is there a lot that can be done performance wise to a ford fiesta 1.6s - haven't seen much more than stage 1 mods
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A souped up Maruti Gypsy has always been on my wish list.

Open top gently costing en route to Goa or a nice gentle ride in the evenings on the beach...Gypsy certainly makes picture. But with standard fitments, it can also be one of the rib-breaking ride so modification is a necessity more than luxury here.
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Octavia RS.- Power, tyres, mags and body mods
Accord V6 - wing doors, lights, tyres, mags and minor power upgrades.
Fiat palio - Body mods
Swift - Power & Body mods
Fiat 1100 - Body and interior mods.
Old Zen - Body and interior mods.
Mahindra classic - engine & body mods.
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is there a lot that can be done performance wise to a ford fiesta 1.6s - haven't seen much more than stage 1 mods
You need to check this thread (Ford Fiesta 1.6S Petefied) out!
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Hi All
You guys wont believe last December I bought a 97 model Lancer petrol version & my whole intention is Mod. Body has some scratches and repaints but let me tell you all that engine still runs superbly. I believe you don't have to check on Mitsubishi engine for miles and miles. Right now I am enjoying it without any single Mod, I have started planning for Mod. Indian market has old City and Lancer which can be modified beyond limits and guess most popular are discussed in this post too.

Other than these certainly any Japanese vehicle can used for Mod. Very supportive vehicles for Mod. 240SX, 350ZZ, Skyline and list goes on....
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thanks GTO - skipped that thinking it was diesel
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