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Old 15th March 2010, 17:02   #1
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Hi all you fellow T-BHPians out there.

I've been following the biggest automotive community in India for a LONG time now. DIY was my favourite searches on the forums. I am a DIY person myself. Over the years, I've put together a fine set of tools that I am extremely proud of. Anyways.. I suddenly had an epiphany that I should join the largest group of Auto Fanatics in the country and also contribute to the larger interests of all.

Me, I was a car lover from as far as I can remember. I got so much in to cars that even my Dad also started taking interest since I was 6 ~ 7 I think. I subscribe to 3 disparate auto magazines just to keep myself in the know. However, I could only get the first cut on the new VW Polo no where else but the TEAM-BHP website. It was a fantastic review. Covered absolutely everything I was looking for. That's the day I decided to join the forum.

I currently drive a Fiat Palio 1.9D. My previous car was a Fiat Palio.
I had sold my previous car in search for a better car and I ended up realizing that Fiat is THE car. This was about 2.5 years ago. I went ahead and bought another 2003 Fiat Palio. I got a real nice deal. I bought it from an IT Professional who stays next to his workplace. The car was practically new when I got it. It was not my favourite colour but that will do. It was in a great condition and I couldn't resist it.

Right after I got it, I changed the wheels. Upsised by 2". Boy was it difficult to find 98 PCD wheels. I eventaully managed to get hold of a set and the kind that I liked. I got NANKANG 205/50R15 performance tyres on my new rims and she had just gotten prettier!!



I then got ICE set up. I got Rockford Fosgate component speakers and a Rockford Fosgate Subwoofer installed. These are driven by two amplifiers: One 4 channer and another 2 channel bridged for the sub. Monster cables all through. The Head Unit is a Pionner. I also got an iPOD interface for my head unit. After this, I never had quiet drives.

I also got racing stripes to make it look meaner. I was going for the FORD GT 40/ Mustang look. The broad stripes with a narrow gap. I am very prooud of the way it came out. I cannot tell you all the amount of effort I put in to convert the flat side view mirrors to Convex! I LOVE this car a lot!

Sadly though I am planning to sell it to get myself the new hot hatch the VW Polo. I am extremely disappointed though that the Polo 1.6 Petrol has been delayed. I have put my sale plans on hold for now until the Polo 1.6 comes out.



Looking forward to the great discussions and contributions on TEAM-BHP!
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Old 15th March 2010, 17:12   #2
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Hey Pedal2Metal

Thats a nice nick you got there. Welcome aboard. Those are some sweet wheels you got there on the Palio. What rubber are you running? Since you are a DIYer, you should find the DIY threads interesting and you can contribute some yourself. Take time to stop by the Rules to understand the working of the forum.

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Thanks Dippy!

She is running on NANKANG 205/50R15. They are really good with grip on the corners. Never heard them on corners.

I have been following several DIY threads on here. Infact a fellow team BHPian and myself recently worked on a friend's santro and Esteem. We have pictures. WIll post them soon.

Oh by the way! I completely agree with you on the Jag XJ!
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Here are some pictures of the wheel and tyre:







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