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Old 26th November 2007, 18:16   #16
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@Itwasntme, sure buddy, i will upload it for you all with sumitro's permission. (you know it is copyright protected....)

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@kkr2k2 - please upload the exhaust note and share the link

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Great review - heartfelt ones are the best to read.

Some suggestions:

1. Those mudflaps! Pl consider the regular moulded type
2. Some nice tints
3. Some nice fat tyres
@Mag - thanks. regarding the mud flaps, I put them since I did not have the money to buy fatter tires and thought that they should hide those skinny ones . About the tints, I am not sure as I hate tints partcularly the dark ones.
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Old 26th November 2007, 18:25   #17
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Nice review there.. Can you put more pics as well.

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@kkr2k2 - please upload the exhaust note and share the link
@Mag - thanks. regarding the mud flaps, I put them since I did not have the money to buy fatter tires and thought that they should hide those skinny ones .
Suggest you upgrade the tyres first, since you travel on the highways a lot.
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You and your car... a unique combo you two are!
Doing the speeds that you do (I saw your speed on our last Shantiniketan drive) with those tires take one to be either extremely ignorant or a real braveheart.

But your car sure is a hoot to see when it races down the extreme lane of the golden quadrilateral, in all its black glitter, beers down on you and then overtakes and vanishes in the horizon! You did that once when shuvd was driving his Silver Arrow (for those not in the know thats another baleno) at around 130kmph. You are crazy mannn...
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Old 26th November 2007, 23:43   #19
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Nice review there.. Can you put more pics as well.
yes, will do . and next time Rudra Da comes down to Kol will request him to create a good album of BlackPearl.

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Suggest you upgrade the tyres first, since you travel on the highways a lot.
have been thinking about it for quite a long time, but every time I manage save up some money my wife and I go off to some place for a vacation. seems that I need to show some restraint and seriously giveit a thought. Moreover Rudra Da has said that he will not sit in my car unless I upgrade my tires

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But your car sure is a hoot to see when it races down the extreme lane of the golden quadrilateral, in all its black glitter, beers down on you and then overtakes and vanishes in the horizon! You did that once when shuvd was driving his Silver Arrow (for those not in the know thats another baleno) at around 130kmph. You are crazy mannn...
thanks a lot for the compliment Zappo Sir..
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Old 27th November 2007, 00:37   #20
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Some pics -

Simplipal Forest (Orissa) 2005


Sikkim 2006


sorry, could upload only two pics as imageshack is playing games
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nice ride!

and you seriously got the guts to put in 9600 as EMI when your pay was 17500

would love to hear the exhaust tone
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Moreover Rudra Da has said that he will not sit in my car unless I upgrade my tires
So you have driving your Baleno on Stock so far and you were talking of speeds of 165-175kmph speeds . Tai to boli Kol-tbhpians tomake pagol keno bole...
I had the impression that you had some nice 195 Yokos running in it and then you shifted to FFE and you didnt care to mention about your tyres in LTO because you thought it is default.

Better late than never, Taratari tyre change koro !!

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nice ride!
Thanks govigov.

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would love to hear the exhaust tone
where is kkr2k2?? Raj are you listening? Can you please upload the exhaust note?
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"Sab ke sab lazy"

herez a small video - which i managed to take when Rudra da was in Kol.



nice review sumitro - but you gotto upload some more pics.

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nice review sumitro - but you gotto upload some more pics.
thanks planet. tried to upload more pics last night but imageshack was not obliging
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resize the pics (Crop + Resize) to 800x600 and upload them either at Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket or ImageShack® - Hosting (well imageshack acts weird most of the time) and upload them back in the forum.

engine bay & headers ka pics:

ImageShack - Hosting :: dscn0037dq0.jpg

ImageShack - Hosting :: dscn0038lj3.jpg

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Old 29th November 2007, 01:13   #27
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some more pics -

headers and free flow from Elektra





Orissa


Vizag










finally this is the road in Rinchenpong (Sikkim) that I had mentioned where even this Sumo was struggling. a baleno can tackle quite steep inclines

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Great review, BlackPearl.. right out of your heart.

I can't believe that you are so caring to spend 70% of your salary on car!!!
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Great review, BlackPearl.. right out of your heart.
Thanks Jeep.

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I can't believe that you are so caring to spend 70% of your salary on car!!!
50% of my salary goes for the EMI of the loan on the car
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@bp, you seriously need to switch jobs
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