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Old 30th August 2004, 18:12   #16
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Hey NC,

Great review there...

About the freeflow, i was wondering what options automech gave you and what you chose..... ie "pure performance" vs performance and economy" and what kinda sound u asked for..etc etc

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Old 30th August 2004, 18:27   #17
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the free flow was ..improve on the performance at no loss in FE.
the sound options were low , med , loud...i chose medium keeping the pandus in mind...

ps- if any cops view this board, then pandus mite be a forgotten board.
hey admins and moderators ..do we have traffic cops on this board ?>?

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hey,
do you have the whole exhaust system with the headers (4-2-1 system) and all or only the freeflow muffler??
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Old 31st August 2004, 15:42   #19
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Quote[/b] (normally_crazy @ Aug. 30 2004,16:57)]hey admins and moderators ..do we have traffic cops on this board ?>?
None that i know of.... but hey..thats a good idea... to help us understand the traffic laws n stuff better
(just make sure your adress isnt in your profile!!)
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Old 31st August 2004, 16:32   #20
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what is the config of the exhaust as anoops asked?

how much did it cost?

i am thinking of changing my ikons exhaust, coz the last can has rusted and is ready to give up any time, option 1 is go for OE replacement or else a Free flow?
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its the 4-2-1 system with the header and a stainless steel tail pipe

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thanks mate, i guess ill be checking out this option soon..



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Old 2nd September 2004, 04:25   #23
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Quote[/b] (normally_crazy @ Aug. 26 2004,13:56)]2) 5 spoke alloys and Pirelli 185/70 R14 tyres *(the Oem( 175/70) tyres were changed at the dealer during delivery).
Hey NC,

Everytime i drive my friends ikon i have this urge to rip his stock tires off and take the wheels&tires off my car and put it on the ikon@!!! ..infact i just got back from ikon-ing around town.....and i have always wondered how extremely awesome the handling would be with some better rubber?

so.....TELL US!
(also, your pirellis seem to be the touring ones..not outright sport tires/ultra performance..right? )

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Old 2nd September 2004, 11:48   #24
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yup rehaan,

i had asked for 185/60 R14 but got 185/70R14 ... if i wud have gone for the delivery , i wud have got it changed ..but then its ok...yes they are not outright performance tyres...they do perfectly as far as cushioning from bad roads are concerned but lack that just a little bit during sporty driving....

now they are due for a change as i have crossed the 41000 km mark....

yes better rubber will definitely improve the handling ....adding to the fun factor ....

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Hi Guys,

Am going in for a Ford Ikon 1.3 Anniversary model - I would like to know a couple of things
a) Will aloys and tubeless tyres make a big difference to the drive quality? Do they affect FE in any manner? Is it true that any slight damage to the alloys (hitting a pot hole at high speed) lead to replacing the alloy?
b) Does the K&N filter and free flow exhaust affect FE (especially for the 1.3) -How much does it cost? Are there auth. distributors in India?
c) Am getting a JVC MP3 system - any problems with this particular unit (I am assuming that this is the base unit)
d)
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Quote[/b] (zazuaza @ Nov. 10 2004,21:36)]c) Am getting a JVC MP3 system - any problems with this particular unit (I am assuming that this is the base unit)
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for how much?
there is an vcd version also in the jvc range
marginally more than the mp3 version
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hey zazuaza
u made a good decsion
well theres a jvc deck in my cuz brothers santro...
its quite good but u need to get some good speakers with them...

the tubeless tyres will be more safer and will improve the ride while the alloys will increase the FE marginally as they are lighter...
till date ive never seen any alloy cracking up wen going over a pothole...
get an indian alloy like hindalco or aura tc ....

the k an n filters will improve FE and power and shoul cost apprx 3.5 from an authorised dealer
the freeflow will improve or decrese the FE depening on which one u choose and should cost 8.5 for a full job

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Thanks for the info. guys! The JVC MP3 unit is what the dealer is giving as part of the deal in exchange for the Ford cassette deck that the Anniversary model comes with.

He's offering a 10k corporate discount plus a 5k dealer discount. He's giving the standar mats plus a 3M treatment for the interiors and anti-rust treatment for the chassis.

The total cost in Bangalore is coming to 5,52,000/-. I suppose this is as good as it gets - any opinions??

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enjoy your car and drive safely then

anyway guys will post a review of my ikon in the same thread in some time
what say guys
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Hi zazuaza
the price dfference betwee the 1.3 Anniversary or flair compared to the 1.6 exi is just 50-60 k now .

I think , u should go for the 1.6 then
Give it a thought.
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