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Old 30th August 2007, 08:02   #31
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A very ncie review.



I wonder why Skoda leaves this out, the Civic, Corolla, Optra have it.

One peace of advice, get a remap or tunnig box from Petes and believe you me its the best thing money can buy for your car, not only your car runs smoother & better and faster and has more torque, it gives better FE in the process too and the fantastic chassy of the Laura needs much more then 105bhp IMHO, common even a Civic comes with 130bhp, a Corolla with 125bhp, Optra Magnum with 120bhp, Lancer Invex with 118bhp so where are all the horses of Skoda cars, all packed in the RS, a real shame, that a 105bhp car being sold at 19Lacs

What tyres is the car running currently on.
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Thanks for the info. Would you suggest a remap or the box. I think the remap may negate the warranty?

Tyres - Dunlops 205/55 R16s. Any suggestions there?

How safe is the box in the long run? Searched a lot but have not found any long term info. If its a remap does Pete have a guy in Bangalore who does it?

Would love to have some personal experience from a guy who has done it for his Laura.
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Hotwheels on Residency Road - Diagonally opposite to prestige Towers and Konark Restaurant
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Thanks for the info. Would you suggest a remap or the box. I think the remap may negate the warranty?
Yes i would suggest a remap, the warranty wont be negated if you take some precautions, in a remap there is no device so there is nothing which tells the car is remapped, in the box, it can be unplugged. I put the Petes Box on my Swift when it had done less then 5000kms, for service i removed it, a DIY 5 minutes job.

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Tyres - Dunlops 205/55 R16s. Any suggestions there?
225/50/16s Michelin Pilot Precedas 2 will help the car alot in terms of grip, handling. trust me no tyre can match the Michelins in many areas(yes the Neovas are very good but they semi slicks)

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How safe is the box in the long run? Searched a lot but have not found any long term info.
Rtech has the box in his Octy since around a year and there are no issues he has had.

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If its a remap does Pete have a guy in Bangalore who does it?
I think Psycho is a dealer for Petes Performance Products.

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Peter's Laura has 18inch wheels, RS body kit, a 140bhp stage 2 remap on his Laura, just PM him and he will tell you more about it, he has the remap since quite a lot of time. He had a stage 2 RS before with 235bhp before.
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only for tuning boxes - for remaps - Psycho wll co-ordinate. They normally come over and do this
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Thanks guys,

Busa - Thanks for the advise on the tyres but I think I'll keep that for when a tyre change is necessary. Whats the cost dif between a remap and a box? Does the box give as much of a boost [I think not?] as the remap?

Tried a search for Peter but could not find the user name. Whats his user name?

Thanks
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Tried a search for Peter but could not find the user name. Whats his user name?
Thats him.
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Deepak - You dont need to change the tyres now, since you wont get a good rate, so change them to 225/50 or 235/50 when the current set is worn out.

Yes the remap is better, about the prices Peter would be a better person to answer that.
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Thanks guys,

Busa - Thanks for the advise on the tyres but I think I'll keep that for when a tyre change is necessary. Whats the cost dif between a remap and a box? Does the box give as much of a boost [I think not?] as the remap?

Tried a search for Peter but could not find the user name. Whats his user name?

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I have pm'd you the details.
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225/50/16s Michelin Pilot Precedas 2 will help the car alot in terms of grip, handling. trust me no tyre can match the Michelins in many areas(yes the Neovas are very good but they semi slicks)
Well that's not true Busa, Advan's are not semi-slicks by any standards. Here is what a semi-slick tyre looks like: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup



And this is what an Advan Neova AD07 looks like:



P.S. Notice the difference in the tread depth?

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Well Irags, i read on some other thread that Neovas are semi Slicks, thats why i said and they do aquaplain quite a bit so not the best tyres for the wet IMHO.
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Peter - have PM'd you back. Thanks.

Busa, will definitely change to better tyres when the time comes. I know zilch about this stuff - so I guess I will be back here for the research :-)
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Alubjarus - here you go 98440 56874
Thank you for the no. Deepak.
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Follow up regd electricals.

Found that the following things are not working:
  1. Audible and visual indicator for seat belts
  2. Audible indicator for door open
  3. Central lock 'opening' from inside
Al seems to be software related except No 3 - will go to Tafe and get them checked out.

Been comparing this car with my Lancer as well as an OHC that I often drive [Father in Laws], and I find the low end torque of this diesel so very enjoyable while the petrols need to reach about 3K rpm to deliver their power. Dont know if this is the right way of putting things but this is what I feel.
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@ Deepak - Once you drive a diesel, all petrol cars(having more power) feel so underpowered, thanks to the high torque of diesels.
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Here is a list of goodies which the Laura has that are not advertised so many [like me at least] don't know of........
Did you forget to mention the lane change indicators?
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