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Old 11th December 2009, 14:28   #391
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also one of the rear damper needed replacement at 20k but this was due to my 17"s on the car.
other mods include a endcan , a custom bumper and projector headlamps..
Badly wanted to the see the pics of vehicle shod with 17" alloys. Can't imagine..ohhhh

Need separate pics of custom bumper and projector headlamps.

How is the ride quality? should be on a harsher side. BTW on what tires is it running on?

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Old 12th December 2009, 10:05   #392
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I love the power and holding myself back to push it on highways and just getting it used to city traffic and getting the overall feel before I start pushing it to the max on highways. Got Nitrogen air filled in all the 5 tyres for about Rs 150 and the Petrol Pump Owner claimed that I need to get the air filled/checked only after 3 months and it would cost Rs 5 per tyre. Hope this was a wise decision. I feel getting 9.6 in city driving conditions with AC is extremely good....would reqest inputs as I am still learning
nitrogen cost should be rs 20 per tyre for initial filling and rs 5 per tyre for top up
9.6 in the city is ok.i get between 9 to 10 in the city and between 12 to 14 on the highway depending on the condition of the road and the traffic and the driving style
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nitrogen cost should be rs 20 per tyre for initial filling and rs 5 per tyre for top up
9.6 in the city is ok.i get between 9 to 10 in the city and between 12 to 14 on the highway depending on the condition of the road and the traffic and the driving style
I get the same and I had been cribbing about it .
My car has done 2000kms so far with 90% on highways. I got 13.5 and was hoping that it would improve after 2nd service.
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I touched 192km/hr on the way home from banglore.it just wouldnt go above that..and the fuel efficiency i got was 13.8km/l with speeds of 130-150km/hr average
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Old 23rd December 2009, 20:45   #395
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192 kmph is way too fast for indian roads. Drive safe. enjoy your car.
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Badly wanted to the see the pics of vehicle shod with 17" alloys. Can't imagine..ohhhh

Need separate pics of custom bumper and projector headlamps.

How is the ride quality? should be on a harsher side. BTW on what tires is it running on?
well the ride quality is still great.this just goes to show what terrific suspension the magnum has.
ill post the pics but i dont wanna hijack someones thread.

and 1 more thing if the gears are changed properly the car can touch an indicated 200km/h.
i did this on the NH-8 a couple of times ..
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Old 12th January 2010, 18:03   #397
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Pulling problem got resolved on my Car after changing the tyre to Machelin. Got the new set of tyre free of Cost from Sundaram on suggestion from GM.
As of now, i do not experience any pulling.however need to see the status aftrer tyre rotation.

Hi Raaga, I have been having this pulling problem from quite some time. After many complaints and a strong mail to GM, they are examining the vehicle. Will be getting the complete report today. As of now the Good years have been identified as the culprit. However the Good year engineer claims only the front left tyre is faulty. Since my vehicle has run about 28k it would make sense to change all tyres. Did Sundaram recommend Michelin in your case? Did you pay anything for the new tyres?
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Even my magnum pulls to left, SA says, its bcoz of wider tyres (S-Drive 205/55/R15). May be possible, but i am not sure.

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192 kmph is way too fast for indian roads. Drive safe. enjoy your car.
Aww.. comeon. . it was a three lane road and dad was with me so! i do drive safe and i am enjoying the car
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Hi Raaga, I have been having this pulling problem from quite some time. After many complaints and a strong mail to GM, they are examining the vehicle. Will be getting the complete report today. As of now the Good years have been identified as the culprit. However the Good year engineer claims only the front left tyre is faulty. Since my vehicle has run about 28k it would make sense to change all tyres. Did Sundaram recommend Michelin in your case? Did you pay anything for the new tyres?

GM has asked Sundaram to change 4 tyres. I am getting Appolo Accelere at half price. The rest will be paid by GM. Let me see if it still pulls or wobbles after changing the tyres.
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Hi Manoj- They did recommended Michelin Primacy and in my case they had changed all four tyre without any payment at 15k. Also they had changed speedo meter assembly as it was causing the rattling from dashborad. Last Saturday i got 20K service done and even after tyre rotation do not see any pulling so definitly Goodyear tyre was having some issue.
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Kris- i am scared after seeing you fuel pump post. Can you please tell the manifacture month of your Magnum. I am going to Sundaram and get it checked soon. Planning for a long trip in second week of Feb
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Hi Manoj- They did recommended Michelin Primacy and in my case they had changed all four tyre without any payment at 15k. Also they had changed speedo meter assembly as it was causing the rattling from dashborad. Last Saturday i got 20K service done and even after tyre rotation do not see any pulling so definitly Goodyear tyre was having some issue.
They have said that they are using Apollo tyre on all new vehicles and haven't encountered any problem with the tyre. They advised me to go with it, since my vehicle had run 27k they asked me to bear 50% of the cost. Anyways I want to get out of this problem now. I guess Michelin will have to be the next tyre.
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I am thinking of changing my rocket's filter to the K&N filter. Would like to hear from other Magnum owner about experience with K&N filter.Please share pros and cons.
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Hey fellow chevy Tcdi Lovers, do not see any update since long.Please come on and fuel this thred again.
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