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Old 26th May 2009, 08:16   #76
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I was talking about my car with stock suspension. It used to be bouncy at around 34K, I used to wonder why. Must be the highway trip down to Kerala and the beating it took.
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Old 27th May 2009, 11:52   #77
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Ikon is the best drivers car, it has got a very good driving position. Baleno is the fast and very fun to drive car. Its throttle response is great!
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Vivek's Baleno and Ikon- the 1.6 twins. EDIT : New wheels and interiors added-dsc03568.jpg

The Baleno gets new foot wear at 27000 km. Yokohama S drives on 15inch Lenso Alloys. Comments please
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Old 1st July 2009, 17:32   #79
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Looks very nice. How is the ride quality?
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WOW. Vivvek one of the best Alloys I ve seen so far. Whats the cost?
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Thanks srijit and silverknight

It was posted in the alloy wheels thread. Here

Rs. 23500 for a set of four. Tyres are 4.5k each. It has left a big dent in my account.


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Old 1st July 2009, 19:53   #82
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Excellent choice, those are SC-05s, lovely just lovely. I am also planning to put 205/50R15 on my friend baleno which will see a lot of interstate runs. I want to know how comfy they are. Did you roll your rear fenders? Any scraping issues.
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Old 1st July 2009, 20:09   #83
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I have started a new thread to describe the tyres. It is a love and hate affair.

You can read it Here (Getting to grips with the Yokohoma S drives)

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wow, quality pics and great choice of alloys. Reminds me of the rally impreza

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nice wheels Vivek. how's the wet performance in the current downpour in Kerala?
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Wow, Those alloys and wheels make the Baleno look mean. The dent in your account will be covered up by the looks and admiration you get from those wheels.

Cheers n Enjoy

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vivekji05, I was so inspired by your engine bay shots, I got mine cleaned. Here is how it is, and I vow to keep it that way for long:

Vivek's Baleno and Ikon- the 1.6 twins. EDIT : New wheels and interiors added-img_2115.jpg
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Excellent vnabhi

At least you now realize that your efforts are worth it. It is easier to keep it that way by timely cleaning.

Once again, I appreciate your efforts.
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Excellent vnabhi

At least you now realize that your efforts are worth it. It is easier to keep it that way by timely cleaning.

Once again, I appreciate your efforts.
It was under your inspiration, sir!! I also read in another thread about a car catching fire and one of the reasons suspected was an untidy engine bay.
Thanks once again for your accolade.
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Old 30th August 2009, 07:01   #90
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It was time for the interiors of both cars to be dressed up. First up, was the Baleno with slightly maroonish red interiors much like the one on the Aston Martins. The colour selection was done by Muneemmk and the execution was by his friends at Galaxy, Cochin.

My camera captured them in a shade of slightly garish red. May be looking through a pitch black pair of sunglasses should give you the correct shade.
Vivek's Baleno and Ikon- the 1.6 twins. EDIT : New wheels and interiors added-dsc03939.jpg
Vivek's Baleno and Ikon- the 1.6 twins. EDIT : New wheels and interiors added-dsc03929.jpg
Vivek's Baleno and Ikon- the 1.6 twins. EDIT : New wheels and interiors added-dsc03940.jpg
Vivek's Baleno and Ikon- the 1.6 twins. EDIT : New wheels and interiors added-dsc03933.jpg

Then it was time for the Ikon seats to get some new clothes. Chose to stay away from the reds, blues and yellows and opted for a sober shade of Ash.
Vivek's Baleno and Ikon- the 1.6 twins. EDIT : New wheels and interiors added-dsc03923.jpg
Vivek's Baleno and Ikon- the 1.6 twins. EDIT : New wheels and interiors added-dsc03919.jpg
Vivek's Baleno and Ikon- the 1.6 twins. EDIT : New wheels and interiors added-dsc03921.jpg
Vivek's Baleno and Ikon- the 1.6 twins. EDIT : New wheels and interiors added-dsc03956.jpg
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