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Old 7th November 2005, 11:35   #61
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185mm for normal lancers with 13" wheels

baleno ground clearance 170mm
That is why I questioned it .. mag/user reports also mention that it has a tendency to scrape bumps.
I mean , one gets to hear/read of this more in the case of Lancers , than Balenos .. wonder why it's so, given that its got a lot more ground clearance.
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dunno the reason but mines never scrapped until now.
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That is why I questioned it .. mag/user reports also mention that it has a tendency to scrape bumps.
I mean , one gets to hear/read of this more in the case of Lancers , than Balenos .. wonder why it's so, given that its got a lot more ground clearance.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...r-touches.html (Baleno silencer touches)

have a look here.
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Ever wondered why most of the indian rally drivers (i know a couple in the south) still drive mod baleno's (in the indian car category) rather than other cars including lancer, honda etc. I guess the next year will see a few skoda RS, but not sure if they would be the best for rally conditions..

I dont feel too safe in my baleno past the 100kmph mark (despite putting wider tyres), but i guess rally drivers do not do long streches of highway driving..

My guess it is the low weight, decent power and of course not too expensive to buy and modify..
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My guess it is the low weight, decent power and of course not too expensive to buy and modify..
And active MUL backing probably ..
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Ever wondered why most of the indian rally drivers (i know a couple in the south) still drive mod baleno's (in the indian car category) rather than other cars including lancer, honda etc. I guess the next year will see a few skoda RS, but not sure if they would be the best for rally conditions..

I dont feel too safe in my baleno past the 100kmph mark (despite putting wider tyres), but i guess rally drivers do not do long streches of highway driving..

My guess it is the low weight, decent power and of course not too expensive to buy and modify..
Rangaraj have a look at the overdrive september 2002 issue of overdrive. There is an article on why maruti baleno was not preffered until that time.

Baleno makes a really bad rally car with bad reliabitlity. The vtecs and the lancers were i the rally for a long time and baleno was nowhere to be seen.

the vtecs were discontinued and the lancer 1.5 company backing was stopped. This was when the balenos came to the scene in the absence of the lancers and the citys.

A skoda RS will never make it to the rallies because a lancer evo costs around 18lakhs and is much much better product than the RS.
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What is SFXi kit ? What it does ?

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A skoda RS will never make it to the rallies because a lancer evo costs around 18lakhs and is much much better product than the RS.
You would be very surprised. The RS is set to make its debut on the rallying circuit in the next year.

In addition, cost is not the only factor while choosing rallying machines. Among others, manufacturer support can be a huge influence.

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What is SFXi kit ? What it does ?

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Sfxi kit is the accessories and parts available in the sports model of lancer.
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A SFXi kit includes side skirts, front and rear skirts, spoiler, aluminium pedals and other such bits to make the exteriors sporty.

Heres an update in the long term ownership so far.
The car has done 13000km and the rear suspension has started creaking. Have gotten it repaired and as i just came back from Singapore, i will check it out and see if the job has been executed well.
Why is it that every time i forgive the car and start appreciating it, something wrong happens.

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Hi,

What is SFXi kit ? What it does ?

Thanks.

A lancer SFXi has

Spoiler with stop lamp
fog lights
air dams or side skirts
different rear lights garnish
14 inch alloys( othes lancers have 13" steel or alloys)
sportier and bigger muffler cutter
ground clearance of 175 mm against 182mm
power mirrors
kenwood cassette stereo with 4 speakers and remote
remote central locking
keyless entry
special liquid red and yellow colour options
different metifluous horn
dual glove box
sunglass holder
leather wrapped steering wheel,gearknob and handbrake
carpetted floor and boot


normal lancers have

rear defogger
rear centre arm-rest
dual a.c vents for front and rear seats
power windows
seat height adjuster
tilt steering
digital clock
clear lens headlamps
cigaretter lighter with that good looking green light
pilot cabin lights with different lights for driver and co-driver
grilled aluminium ralli art pedals that look great
day/night inside rear view mirror
Cable operated fuel lid & trunk lid opener
Front 3P seal belts with adjustable anchor
digital tripeter
Cup holder
Foot rest for drivers which many cars still dont have



dealer gave us

leather seats,(standard onslxi and LEI)
white lights
reverse guide assist(what adityapd is talking about)
cd changer
extra floor carpetting

dont see any necessary feature the car misses.
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Nice thread & good to see you keep updating your experience with the vehicle. Nice info. pertaining to the Mitsu Lancer in India.

I need to slowly start saving and finding the most economical mods I can run on my car. After some researching on the forum I will get back for your suggestions.

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hey buddy. nice to meet another lancer owner.

what's the model you own.please post pics.
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Hey guys,
car was hit a couple of days ago.
Sorry but i don't have pics.
Anyways, the car was hit by a cab with headlights switched off at 1 am in the night.
Quite sad. Anyway it should be coming today.
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Hey guys,
car was hit a couple of days ago.
Sorry but i don't have pics.
Anyways, the car was hit by a cab with headlights switched off at 1 am in the night.
Quite sad. Anyway it should be coming today.

sad to hear that. While my car is luckily(touches wood) runnning as good as new and the dealer is also pretty responsive, The HM company response sucks. My lancer club card is still not in (been months now). I sent in mails twice and no response yet.

I wonder how they made such a good car in the first place and how they got hold of such a wonderful dealer in the second place.

down with HM
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