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Old 25th September 2007, 23:53   #1
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Hey, This is Sumon Bhattacharya from Kolkata.....I work as an HR manager in a bank, n my past time goes in reading about the fast streamline butterflies with 4 wheels ;-) ..... My dream was to get into automobile racing(not rally, mind you), but i guess thats a rich man's sport so i'm starting to let that dream die.....I drive a 2002 esteem VX.....few mods that I could afford was spacers in my suspension to fit in 185 wheels, a custom freeflow twin exhaust(not from the manifold - its only the box) which adds about 5% to the power, a KnN air filter.....it tops about 185kph - have tested it on a flyover which is the only place in calcutta wer i can possibly do that speed at 3am in the morning.......well thats me :-)....if u can help me get into racing without me spending much(money's an issue coz i support my parents financially as well while earning only 30000 bucks a month), then I guess you WILL see an indian Lewis Hamilton.....hahahaha.....high hopes - thats another thing about me ;-)
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Welcome to the club of like minded Kolkatan's. There are a lot of people in line with the same agonies. Do read the rules of the forum.

Here's the Kolkata folks hanging out.

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welcome sumon - you a pointer by any chance? have a great time in TBHP. enjoy and hope to see you soon.
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welcome sumon - you a pointer by any chance? have a great time in TBHP. enjoy and hope to see you soon.
Haan bhai puch le pucca hoga !!!
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Welcome Sumon. Nice to hear that you have a esteem and possibly the right mods (not show offs ) Looking forward to see your ride and possibly drive with Sriman Lewis Hamilton. Anyways where did you buy your speed boosters and how much did each cost.
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Hey Sumon - why dont you upload few pics of you car here in this thread?

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Yes that would be great. If you can upload a video of your car hitting 185, that would be really good

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Hellooo......yes I'm a pointer...how did ya'll guess that ???....2001 graduation batch......n i meant 165, not 185.....my mistake....wasnt trying to brag unnecessary......cant post videos, but will surely post a few pics soon, waiting for my comp bluetooth to get fixed for that.....
as for mods....well my cousin deals with restoration o vintage n classic cars and also buyin n sellin of cars in general....hez also a judge with the rally authorities - he helped me with the mods - the exhaust cost me 3K and the spacers were for 1100 bucks.....I got the wheels and the rims from him(used rims) - total set cost me about 5000 along with the Ducaro Rally 185's - I've changed the front 2 tyres to Bridgestones for better front grip....its a lot better now !!!.....so long
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hey ace959 - welcome to tbhp. a lot of Pointers in the Kolkata chapter !!
one question - why did you need spacers for 185 wheels in esteem. and a stock esteem will show more than 165 on the speedo on AJC Flyover in fourth gear. In fact I saw 175 in my friend's BSIII esteem on the flat part of the flyover. So you can easily push your car a bit further .
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Welcome to T-BHP Suman

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Yeah I've heard that before as well....I think I'll need your help to push it further.....as for spacers, well I was Illiterate about the tyre sizes and was told that 185 tyres will needs spacers.....anyway, you guys will see the car n can always help me out !!! :-D
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Welcome to TBhp mate.
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Hey, This is Sumon Bhattacharya from Kolkata.....I work as an HR manager in a bank, n my past time goes in reading about the fast streamline butterflies with 4 wheels ;-) ..... ;-)
Hi Sumon, welcome to T-BHP. We have a scheduled meet on 17-18 Nov. I guess 1100D has already posted the link to that thread. Looking forward to meet you sometime.

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Sure thing Xeta - if i'm not mistaken you're in hyd, right ??? I just moved back from Hyd to Cal after staying there for 6 yrs....any wherabouts ???
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