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Old 10th October 2011, 11:27   #136
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Dot ji, I thought noops has a petrol Vento AT? Or you meant that he was driving someone else's Vento diesel when you got to ride? I am confused.
Lol - even I was first confused by his post, even though I was there

@ajay Noops was TDing my car - and I guess @dot was riding shotgun.

@dot - you didn't try out the car?


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Sorry for spilling the beans here, @Mikon but couldnt resist. The mighty "one", would be the Yamaha R1. Mikon may be going in for that too.
Sweet!!!

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Sorry for spilling the beans here, @Mikon but couldnt resist. The mighty "one", would be the Yamaha R1. Mikon may be going in for that too.

For headlights, try and get in touch with @naveen.raju. His Vento has amazing headlamps. I believe its those smoked/angel eyes ones.

EDIT: Here's the linky (Projector Headlamps for VW Vento)to his thread .
You're right sirji !!!!
I guess naveen hasn't yet done it on his own vento. he has given examples and the address of the vendor. I'm yet to see it on someone's vento.
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You're right sirji !!!!
I guess naveen hasn't yet done it on his own vento. he has given examples and the address of the vendor. I'm yet to see it on someone's vento.
I was under the impression you were just looking at headlight bulb change. The smoked set would look awesome on the Mamba .

Btw you could check out Rahul Enterprises too - he had a entire rack on car bulbs & headlights; plus he had good clarity on the VW warranty issues (wire cutting, etc) when I was discussing ICE upgrades with him.
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@ajay Noops was TDing my car - and I guess @dot was riding shotgun.

@dot - you didn't try out the car?
I didn't let him

Actually I was raring for a much longer ride but dot and his blasted conscience...he made me take a quick spin round the block, top speed of about 60 and back where you guys were waiting.

I have not driven diesels much, so the turbo lag in 1st and 2nd is kinda annoying, but once above 2000 rpm it's a dream!

And yeah- that colour is to die for!

BTW, did you ever figure out the mystery of the bigger wheel well?
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I didn't let him

Actually I was raring for a much longer ride but dot and his blasted conscience...he made me take a quick spin round the block, top speed of about 60 and back where you guys were waiting.

I have not driven diesels much, so the turbo lag in 1st and 2nd is kinda annoying, but once above 2000 rpm it's a dream!

And yeah- that colour is to die for!

BTW, did you ever figure out the mystery of the bigger wheel well?
Well until the next meet, you can wait I guess. Or if you could make a trip to DLF @Phase 3. The empty stretch from DLF to Megapolis is a nice spot to touch 3 digit figures

As for the bigger wheel well, no idea - but I can see that @prabhuferrari's Vento too has more space - so maybe it is due to the different suspension settings in the new Vento.
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Well until the next meet, you can wait I guess. Or if you could make a trip to DLF @Phase 3. The empty stretch from DLF to Megapolis is a nice spot to touch 3 digit figures

As for the bigger wheel well, no idea - but I can see that @prabhuferrari's Vento too has more space - so maybe it is due to the different suspension settings in the new Vento.
Or is it because VW wants us to have a tyre pressure of 46 to 56 PSI and bounce over the roads :P ?
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Dot ji, I thought noops has a petrol Vento AT? Or you meant that he was driving someone else's Vento diesel when you got to ride? I am confused.
It went like this: Noopster decided to TD the Shadow Blue TDi. NT graciously and helpfully obliged. I promptly hopped into the passenger seat and was adequately rewarded.
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^^ @Bala - that would be quite useful. Please do that whenever you get the time.
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Ninja , how many more KMs to the first service ? I thought you were targetting yours within the first couple of months
BTW, I am in Pune for a few hours tomorrow - will keep an eye for your car on the roads
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Ninja , how many more KMs to the first service ? I thought you were targetting yours within the first couple of months
BTW, I am in Pune for a few hours tomorrow - will keep an eye for your car on the roads
This week's been quite busy on the job - so haven't traveled much - around 1650-1700kms on the odometer I guess. Also the same reason the thread's been all quiet, allthough have been upto a lot!

A few minor updates
  • Solar film - 3M RE50 on the sides & back; CR 70 on the front
  • TDed a i20, Liva, Etios, Fiesta & Swift Dzire for a friend's purchase
  • Passed the 150 kmph mark finally

What areas would you be passing by in Pune?
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Met up with a friend who got his black Vento from Mumbai for a short while.

This is how a blue & black Vento(s) look when they are all cleaned up & gleaming in the sun
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And this is how a blue & black Vento(s) look when they need a good wash
A Petrolhead's first Diesel Car: My Shadow Blue Vento TDI. EDIT, 5 years of fuss-free ownership up!-img_4018.jpg

P.s. Fellow Vento owners don't beat me up - the lady is going to get a good wash first thing tomorrow morning

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This week's been quite busy on the job - so haven't traveled much - around 1650-1700kms on the odometer I guess. Also the same reason the thread's been all quiet, allthough have been upto a lot!

A few minor updates
[*]Solar film - 3M RE50 on the sides & back; CR 70 on the front[*]TDed a i20, Liva, Etios, Fiesta & Swift Dzire for a friend's purchase[*]Passed the 150 kmph mark finally


What areas would you be passing by in Pune?
Hey. Am going for sun film today. Is RE50 very reflective like the mirror type? How much does it cost? I might go for the CS50 one.
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Hey. Am going for sun film today. Is RE50 very reflective like the mirror type? How much does it cost? I might go for the CS50 one.
No I guess. In fact it has reduced if not gone completely, but I need to check it.

Costs:
RE50 : 4500 (side and back)
CR70 : 6500 (front)

This is generally the accepted combo used by most people. CR on all windows might go to 14-16k I guess. (Assuming you meant CR series, haven't heard of CS series)

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Met up with a friend who got his black Vento from Mumbai for a short while.

This is how a blue & black Vento(s) look when they are all cleaned up & gleaming in the sun


And this is how a blue & black Vento(s) look when they need a good wash
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It seems the blue and its friends are out on the prowl mainly at nights! Nice shot and angle.
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Met up with a friend who got his black Vento from Mumbai for a short while.

This is how a blue & black Vento(s) look when they are all cleaned up & gleaming in the sun


And this is how a blue & black Vento(s) look when they need a good wash
Woah ninjatalli, the DEADLY DIESEL DUO look, well, DEADLY !!


Just when I was wondering if a Black Vento or the Blue one would look better, you posted a pic that gave me the third option.....BOTH !!
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