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Old 15th April 2009, 17:37   #1
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Hey folks ,

Delighted to be a fellow Team BHpian , first things first HISTORY :

- 1994 Luna Magnum
- 1998 Sunny
- 2000 Bajaj Chetak
- 2001 Pulsar 180 ( Non DTSI )
- 2004 Wagon R LXI
- 2004 Santro Xing (XS) - 40000 Km in first 2 Yrs
- 2009 Chevrolet Optra 1.6 Platinum

After much delibration I picked up my Optra Platinum from acquaintance , which is Apr 06 registration and has done 14000 km before I took over...

Chevvy is fantastic in terms of ride quality and interiors ,it does 0-80 very quickly and then struggles between 80-100 and then surges to a top speed of about 165 km...gives averge of 7-8 in citi condition and 9-10 with 80 % highway driving..

Have got it serviced through Regent ( Okhla - Delhi ) and have got the injectors cleaned along with engine flushing ( engine oil was not changed on time by the previous owner and was in a bad condition)

It surely has power of 100 horses ,but I am unable to unleash it or perhaps feel it ( maybe its her weight 1240 + kg)

What can I do to make it feel more responsive - will that also mean further compromising on the fuel efficiency ....

Senior Team BHPian's - Pls advise...

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You can reduce access weight,like removing all unnecessary stuff.If you have the cash then go in for foam filled interiors,like dash,side panels,seats,etc.
Also you can do basic mods like the free flow exhaust and a stock replacement air filter or a conical air filter(if you have the cash),both will increase power and there will be a slight increase in mileage.
There are also strut braces,which really increase ride stability and response.
Also what are you looking from this car,a daily-driving car or a performance oriented car?
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Long time since we had a Chevy 1.6 owner drop by and say hi. That's a very nice sedan, in fact many prefer the 1.6 over the 1.8 for its refinement & value. I hope you got a good deal from your acquaintance.

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...Also you can do basic mods like the free flow exhaust and a stock replacement air filter or a conical air filter(if you have the cash),both will increase power and there will be a slight increase in mileage.

There are also strut braces,which really increase ride stability and response.
Also what are you looking from this car,a daily-driving car or a performance oriented car?
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Abhyanshu - Thanks for the info , what will be the range of expenses for getting both done ( free flow exhaust and stock replacemnt air filter ) , also can anyone suggest a place in relaible place in Delhi for the same ..

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Abhyanshu - Thanks for the info , what will be the range of expenses for getting both done ( free flow exhaust and stock replacemnt air filter ) , also can anyone suggest a place in relaible place in Delhi for the same ..

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you can go to autopsyche or get one from bombay from viper. the free flow and conical should cost you about 10-12k totally.
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Thanks dude. actually sabby is a shorter version of my name with a twist , I mean modified by fellow dudes. what about you just a pet name or a blog name kinds.
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you can go to autopsyche or get one from bombay from viper. the free flow and conical should cost you about 10-12k totally.

Thanks , will my normal service staion ( Chevy Authorised ) will have a problem , if i take my modified car,to himfor a normal paid service.
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Ya autopsyche is the only name that comes in mind with delhi.
Also look a stock replacement air filters,if you are not going for a performance oriented car then it is better and costs less than a conical.Also i think in delhi you have to specify that you want the Free Flow with headers,unlike bombay where free flow cost is inclusive of headers, pipe, end can.Just remember that to whom ever you go and even how less you pay,the money is yours and there is no pressure on you to get it done if you dont think you need it.
Any ways do post pics of your car if there is anything interesting.Also dude tell em its black in colour.Red will also do.
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Similar to you, it just a shortened version of my name, since most of my friends and college and workplace had trouble remembering a weird south indian name.
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