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Old 20th January 2006, 16:30   #61
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If someone can give me a carbon fibre/other composite bonnet, doors, fenders and a tailgate I figure we could get the weight down to Scorpio levels.
hope ur dreams come true !!!!

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OR, you can go on a diet, Steer!
Steer request u not to curse him for this .. U have an iron mouth .. Remember what u said for me ???

Btw read ur post # 56 steeroid.. Makes sense and some very good observations that u have made ..

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OR, you can go on a diet, Steer!
Now that was a fast one...
Now wait for the brickbats..

Back to topic, i agree with steer and Rtech you should see the indica's in bangalore. They out number the auto...

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Old 20th January 2006, 17:19   #63
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Now wait for the brickbats..

Come on guys! I think u all are under estimating Steer's sense of humor! Errr... right Steer?

And before i get reprimanded for permanently staying off topic, if u were to bring safari's weight down, wont it compromise on its high speed stability? I wont really mind losing a couple of seconds in getting to 120 kmph if it gets me the confidence that i can stay at those speeds without worrying about the car's handling etc. on those speeds.

Incidentally, i read somewhere that a study has shown that SUVs are way more unsafe than sedans (which is mainly due to their high ground clearance). Of course the study was conducted in US so i dont think its fully applicable to the indian context.

Peace! (Specially for Steeroid!)
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PS: lemme see if i can find the link to the study...
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Steer request u not to curse him for this .. U have an iron mouth .. Remember what u said for me ???
Its unfortunate that things turned out the way it did last week, and worse yet that it happened after my statement which was made in good humour. On the brighter side though, you can look forward to a new steed thats deserving of Zex.

Amitoj has a great sense of repartee...I loved that one!
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And before i get reprimanded for permanently staying off topic, if u were to bring safari's weight down, wont it compromise on its high speed stability?
Short answer, No.
Long answer, It doesn't depend on weight but on weight distribution AND wheel base (dimensions). As long as your CG is low enough to keep the vehicle from toppling over, it should not affect stability. e.g. Sedans are more stable than SUVs even though they are much lighter.
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Incidentally, i read somewhere that a study has shown that SUVs are way more unsafe than sedans (which is mainly due to their high ground clearance).
Amitoj,

SUVs are more unstable than sedans b'coz of their high centres of gravity and not coz of high ground clearance....Incidentally from its gargantuan proportions, it seems the safari has a higher CG than the scorpio yet surprisingly the former has better handling and more high speed stability than the latter....thanx to the pavement crumbling 2 tonne + weight and more importantly the EVEN weight distribution !!! ...however on the other hand the sumo isn't that fortunate enuff and is at all sea at speeds over 100!!!

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Meant for a purpose, serves that purpose. About 10,000 people think so every month.
No arguments there. Everything serves a purpose. Its just that it could serve that same purpose but still be a bit nicer. And the sales/month figure does not make that engine any better.

But to Tata's credit, they are constantly improving the car and not sitting back and taking the success for granted. Something Maruti is only just waking up to.
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Steeroid, the Octavia is actually a common rail diesel. TDI is just their acronym for it.

If you are serious about the carbon-fibre, pm me. I'm experimenting with it for my youknowwhat!
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Tata may want you to believe that the cars have heavy body panels due to safety concerns. But the fact is that tata earlier did not have the technology to manufacture thick sheet metal so dies were in place, The new platform will have lighter cars due to new dies.
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common rail in a skoda?? Skoda does not sell any common rails in india. Even laura is not common rail, its PD. Octy is ordinary DI tubodiesel
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Then how does Pete's box and performance remaps work with it? Far as I know, these products only work with electronically controlled high pressure injection systems.
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Then how does Pete's box and performance remaps work with it? Far as I know, these products only work with electronically controlled high pressure injection systems.
Errrm...Not sure, but as far as I remember, Pete's box works with Turbo engines.
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common rail in a skoda?? Skoda does not sell any common rails in india. Even laura is not common rail, its PD. Octy is ordinary DI tubodiesel
However, VW is switching to common rails beginning 2007. So this is the last year for Pumpe Duse TDi engines.
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Then how does Pete's box and performance remaps work with it? Far as I know, these products only work with electronically controlled high pressure injection systems.
Er .... ECU Controlled Pumps are not just Limited to Common Rail's Mate. If am right the Skoda Uses the Tried and Tested Bosch VP37 Electronic Controlled Distributor Pump.

For more information refer this url :
http://rb-k.bosch.de/en/start/produc...3_axialkv.html
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This is news to me...will read up on this. Thanks for the eye-opener, guys!
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