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Old 23rd May 2009, 11:27   #121
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yeah it is low :( - point A to B in my case is usually 5-10 kms - may be that is the reason why it is so bad.

the digital clock (illumination) went kaput after the FASS opened the panel for fixing the HU wires.

wish you guys all the best and drive safe take care.

@rahul - i like your avatar - do you have a high res pic?

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Old 28th May 2009, 15:04   #122
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Hai rahulkool,

many congratulation on the new car!!! we own a 2005 1.2 ELX, immensely satisfied with the car.

the new Palios come without the side body cladding fitted on earlier cars, are these available on the market?

and the ride height has also been jacked up, can the stock shocks be lowered or should new shocks be fitted?

I feel the Palio looks much nicer with the side cladding and the original ride height.
yeah the height is increased little bit because of new tyres and also looks high because of missing side cladding.

i have asked for the cladding but its not easy to fix and showroom people told me they have to make holes on the running board, i said not to that. there are holes in the running board but FIAT missed to put bolts inside as it used to come in earlier palios. cost cutting i guess.

well i have ordered the valance cover(as the showroom people call the side cladding) and waiting for it, will try to get it fixed in some outside shop


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yeah it is low :( - point A to B in my case is usually 5-10 kms - may be that is the reason why it is so bad.

the digital clock (illumination) went kaput after the FASS opened the panel for fixing the HU wires.

wish you guys all the best and drive safe take care.

@rahul - i like your avatar - do you have a high res pic?
ohhh that maybe the reason for low mileage .....

here is the pic you requested, i have uploaded on flickr. click on all sizes if you need bigger size

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Chk your pm .....

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yeah the height is increased little bit because of new tyres and also looks high because of missing side cladding.

i have asked for the cladding but its not easy to fix and showroom people told me they have to make holes on the running board, i said not to that. there are holes in the running board but FIAT missed to put bolts inside as it used to come in earlier palios. cost cutting i guess.

well i have ordered the valance cover(as the showroom people call the side cladding) and waiting for it, will try to get it fixed in some outside shop
Hi Rahul,

Can you describe whats valance cover/side cladding? If you have pictorial reference then that would be great!
I hope you are not talking about the stone guard! Also how much is it costing you and how it would be fitted!

By the way, awesome pics you captured of your Palio!
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@ Rudrah, he is talking about the stone guard.

@ Rahul thanks for the PM.
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yeah it is low :( - point A to B in my case is usually 5-10 kms - may be that is the reason why it is so bad.

the digital clock (illumination) went kaput after the FASS opened the panel for fixing the HU wires.

wish you guys all the best and drive safe take care.

@rahul - i like your avatar - do you have a high res pic?

Last month I have been doing some short hops and since then have noticed that the FE has gone quite bad. Was first worried that something was wrong but a couple of long drives gave good FE so looks like running with a cold engine drinks more fuel
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stone gaurd fiitted at Green Tracks here in bangalore.. mine is a 2006 1.2 ELX model.. i did not come with stone guard. it costed me 5.5K + 700 labour.. but the work done was precise.. they will drill the holes in tha car body to fit the screws... i still have respect for Green Tracks just b'cas of this work..
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@ Sanjay - @Tomrider may need your help regarding the stone guard for his MJD.

@ Bottle - short trips drink more fuel. this time - my car's fuel indicator was at 3/4th mark with only 87kms -> did two smallish "long drives" (approx 25kms each way) and the needle was at 1/2 mark with 190kms+ on the trip meter and today it is at 1/4th mark with 250kms on the trip meter.

In anycase - i was never worried about the FE - otherwise i would have got a m800/alto (no hard feelings to m800/alto owners - my dad owned one m800 couple of weeks back and it rarely let us down)

@ Rahul - sorry for this long post. take care and drive safe.
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@ Rudrah, he is talking about the stone guard.

@ Rahul thanks for the PM.
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stone gaurd fiitted at Green Tracks here in bangalore.. mine is a 2006 1.2 ELX model.. i did not come with stone guard. it costed me 5.5K + 700 labour.. but the work done was precise.. they will drill the holes in tha car body to fit the screws... i still have respect for Green Tracks just b'cas of this work..
@Rocker
Oops my mistake! Thanks for the correction

@Sanjay
Thanks for the pics and the info you gave. 5.5k seems too high! Good Job thou. I'll see if i can fit after my car celebrates his 1st Birthday Not sure if the bottom door side have enough thickness to fit it!

Is the GC of Palio Stile same as the previous Palio?

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^^ every thing is same on the running board Rudrah, just they have not welded the bolts inside the hole to fix the stone guard.

@sanjaymugur .... can you post some pics of the stone guard from the bottom when the screws have been fixed, if its not much of a trouble, thanks.

@Planet .... what sorry lol .... longer the post more informative it is
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^^ every thing is same on the running board Rudrah, just they have not welded the bolts inside the hole to fix the stone guard.

@sanjaymugur .... can you post some pics of the stone guard from the bottom when the screws have been fixed, if its not much of a trouble, thanks.

@Planet .... what sorry lol .... longer the post more informative it is

Aaaah what a way for cheap cost cutting!!

Even when i open the doors, the bottom part as 2 pairs small uncovered holes. I dont know what were in those in the earlier Palios!

Did u saw that?
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i think the stone guards are bolted to the markings (for placing the WJ) on the body from inside.

also see this (weekend side skirt):

General: Palio Weekend side skirts - The FIAT Forum

the SG seems to stuck to the body with some kind of adhesive tape.

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^^ there are 5-6 screws in the bottom and on the top there is double sided tape so its close to the body on top side .....

@Rudrah yeah there are two hole IIRC but both are having black rubber cap, will check and confirm .
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@rudrah, 5.5K seems higher, but for me, PALIO without stone guard is a not a good looking car.. just look at Nissan Teanae, they have similar thing running there & it adds to the look...

@rahulkool, will post the pictures of the screw as & when i get my palio up the ramp...
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last time I checked at concorde the stone guard was 3k for the pair plus fixing
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last time I checked at concorde the stone guard was 3k for the pair plus fixing

even i got the same price at VST motors chennai .....
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