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Old 4th May 2008, 22:19   #166
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pete's box available for magnum and its going to increase the bhp to 150 anyone planning on buying it
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Finally got my Blazing Red LS last week . Have just clocked about 300 Km right now. Initial impressions are all very good. Right now not going for the Pete's. I am anyways going to do a sedate run-in so won't need the xtra 30Bhp.

It's an awesome car just loving it.
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One question to all Magnum Diesel Owners - what do you recommend the normal diesel or the sulphur added diesel (xtra mile & Hi-speed)

Have heard conflicting recommendations on the same
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Old 5th May 2008, 15:42   #169
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iv been using normal diesel.. its either IOC or Reliance

no problems so far

As far as I am concerned, id not be buying the box until my car completes 10-12k atleast. after that id be convincing my father for the same for the next few months

BTW I would love to know the performance stats(0-60, 100, 160 timings) before actually plunging to buy one.

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send me 31k and i will tell you all the stats you want
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I have the stats 0-100 in 36:24:36 seconds (oops! I guess that's for the petefied TATA truck!)
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Old 6th May 2008, 21:36   #172
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I have the stats 0-100 in 36:24:36 seconds (oops! I guess that's for the petefied TATA truck!)
@ amtak - the above stats would do good or rather would rock in any case.. just get me the appropiate box to get that output [36:24:26]
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One question to all Magnum Diesel Owners - what do you recommend the normal diesel or the sulphur added diesel (xtra mile & Hi-speed)

Have heard conflicting recommendations on the same

Being frank i feel extra power on normal diesel. I really dont have any logical reasons for this, but my magnum feels fresh and more energetic with normal one. Is it that the engine is tuned for normal diesel?
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Being frank i feel extra power on normal diesel. I really dont have any logical reasons for this, but my magnum feels fresh and more energetic with normal one. Is it that the engine is tuned for normal diesel?
Thanks for the reply HotChilly Pepper, my first refill date is around the corner. Will try normal diesel this time.
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Forgive my ignorance, isnt the premium diesel has even less sulfur and more additives than the normal one?
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Non LT Magnum owners, I would like to know how the braking is without the ABS esp at high speeds. Have you ever felt the need for ABS. Would appreciate your inputs as I am seriously considering the LS version.

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Old 10th May 2008, 18:31   #177
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Hi Rajesh,

The price difference between the the LS and LT is around 1L only.For one lac you get leather seats,ABS,Airbags and chrome door handles etc and two din audio which looks better in the dash rather than a single din in LS.Being an owner of magnum LT the braking is Superb.Please consider the LT ,the 1L is acceptable for these features.
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ABS is must in the Magnum. Don't skip on this essential kit.
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hi Shuvd, Stable_rock,
I started looking at a Swift Diesel and have considerably increased my budget this much - cant stretch any further :-( I am now confused between Verna CRDI (ABS) or Optra Magnum LS - the former gives me the safety, the latter gives me a more plush & a better ride/driving experience (from my TD experience). I somehow did not like the long gear throws in the Verna & the home minister (my missus :-) ) does not like its looks.
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hi hsejars,

Well I went through the same dilemma. I wanted the ABS, the rest I could live happily in the LS.

Thanks to all 4 disc breaks the breaking is confidence inspiring. It doesn't guarantee that the breaks won't get locked, but atleast the breaking distance is very good. Upgrade to 205 from the 195 stock tyres. Finally picked-up the LS.

If the extra lakh is manageable I will say go for the LT. But if it's stretch you can do without go for the LS. I have and am absolutely loving it.
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