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Old 1st May 2009, 12:35   #46
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Old 1st May 2009, 21:39   #47
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Got the HIDs fitted at EVO. They are uber cool. And they got Satya's approval of being really good stuff(both the bulbs and the ballasts).

Not focussed at all since one headlight clamp is broken,need to get that fixed asap.But the HIDs are brilliant.THey light up the entire road like a halogen but brighter.Looks very much yellow,pretty sure cops aren't going to catch me for this or the exhaust.

Got home,dad takes the car for a drive.I'm standing at the gate watching him drive back.There's this cut in the road(ones which those idiots dont fill up once they remove a speedbreaker) and watch the car crawl over it.he stops and theen a HUGE puddle of oil forms under the car.The Power steering work has failed.Four grand down the drain.I was told beforehand by every technician that there won't be any guarantee on the work done.

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Some pics,of the oil stain,the cut in the road,the first drops of oil .. the HIDs as well as my twin tip muffler and the team-bhp sticker..+ friendly neighborhood dog
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Those lights look good. PS pump is almost 20K man. I dont know how these can fail. Even I had to replace mine.
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the HID are really cool , i was also looking around for the HID but 55w kit of similar quality. the bulbs i notice have a metallic covering , is that a protective sheath thats removed while installation or doest that go into the headlamp as well ?

I have seen kits which have this kind of metallic sheath which will help in the headlamp focussing , when being retro fitted on to a non- projector setup.

the best part is that these run a lot cool than the H4s and also take lesser electrical load than the H4s especially so if you had upgraded to 100/90W earlier.

And you are right about the police part but better get them focussed soon the police guys count on noticing the glare rather than the power / intensity of the lights.

tough luck on the power steering unit though...sometimes crap just happens ..!
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the HID are really cool , i was also looking around for the HID but 55w kit of similar quality. the bulbs i notice have a metallic covering , is that a protective sheath thats removed while installation or doest that go into the headlamp as well ?
That goes in as well,what you see in the box is the bottom of the bulb..
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And you are right about the police part but better get them focussed soon the police guys count on noticing the glare rather than the power / intensity of the lights.
Yea it is pretty blinding,had to turn them off a couple of times when oncoming cars switched to high beam.Will get the focussing sorted out asap

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Those lights look good. PS pump is almost 20K man. I dont know how these can fail. Even I had to replace mine.
Im really upset,there goes my plans for a new clutch.
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The HID throw looks good there Binoy. You might as well get the setup that memo has

Wish I could stay back to check the lights post-installation. But I had problems of my own. Anyways it was great catching up with ya
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Binoy ,I told you so!
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^ Is that regarding the PS pump?

What happened to the idle issue?
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^ Is that regarding the PS pump?

What happened to the idle issue?
Yea hes talking about the PS,though i dont think its the pump.

Idle issue yet to be sorted,was told that the gasket on the TB was leaking causing the problem.Car is getting the PS redone,will check idle once its back.

Both bumpers have gone for paint,14" rims are almost ready. Just cannot decide on tires.Advan vs Hankook RS-2 vs Kumho ecsta mx .Want to try out something new.
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Nice report, binz.

And given the stuff you have done on the Baleno, I guess I will add myself to the list of 'little old ladies with a Baleno' just behind Filcord.

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Baleno idle is 750 rpm right?
Yes, 750rpm without a/c. And around 900-950rpm with a/c on.
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Nice report, binz.

And given the stuff you have done on the Baleno, I guess I will add myself to the list of 'little old ladies with a Baleno' just behind Filcord.

Yes, 750rpm without a/c. And around 900-950rpm with a/c on.
Seriously haven't done much,what are you referring too?
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Got quotes for 14' just now,

Michelin MXF Sport - 185-60-14 3300
BFG G-force sport - 3500 195-60-14
Neovas - 4900 195-60-14
Kumho ecsta - not available in 14"

These are the best quotes from the dealers listed on the bangy tireshop thread. Havent yet decided about what to do yet. Heart says neovas , mind says - BFG.
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Binz, can you upload a video of the exhaust. Or even a soundclip will do.
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Binz, can you upload a video of the exhaust. Or even a soundclip will do.
Sure karthik,car is in the garage right now.It should be back on friday/saturday.

I should have a video up by sunday
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