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Old 11th October 2009, 04:12   #1
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Back in October 2007, Dad got fed up going to his office on my bike when I used to ask for his car (Our good old ’96 800) & reached a mutual agreement to get a new ride after a week long discussion. Keeping the budget & parking constraints in mind, we decided to get a hatch. Now, Dad is a VP of a Maruti Dealership and ruled out all the possibilities of buying a car which is not from their stable. After another week’s fight among different brochures, mom finally won the battle & we bought home a Silky Silver Maruti Suzuki WagonR VXi on 5 November 2007.


For 3 months, I saved cash & got her ICEd. There were some initial hiccups but got them sorted. Thanks to fellow BHPians I met on another social-networking site. Following is the stuff that went in.
  • Head unit: Kenwood KDC-MP4036U (front USB-In),
  • Mid-bass: Kenwood KFC-HQ718EX 6"X9" Speakers for rear-fill
  • Highs: Kenwood KFC-1056 front in-dash speakers,
  • Amp: Kenwood Class-D Monoblock KAC 8103D (500 W RMS@2 Ohms),
  • Sub: Kenwood KFC-W3514DVC in MDF Ported enclosure tuned to 38.6 Hz,
  • Port: AZ Audiocomp AR 80V,
  • RCA: Connection Audison FT2-600,
  • Power: Connection Audison FPK600 (4-Guage)
  • Damping: Hatch & front doors damped with AZ audiocomp damping sheets
Saved some more money over a period of time & got the following things installed
  • 6000K Philips HID Conversion Kit
  • Mobil1 Supersyn 5W50 Oil
  • Green Nano Storm Air induction kit
Since then, her odo reads 35000+ kms. She has been to places like Amritsar, Lansdowne, Alwar, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Agra (Twice) etc. and has never let me down except once (I managed to hit a pointed stone in Sariska breaking the oil chamber). There are some obvious rattles thanks to the ICE & the bad roads in Eastern Delhi but the engine still sounds good. I am still running on stock tires & only plan to upgrade when they are worn out. Following are some photographs
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Old 11th October 2009, 17:23   #2
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Nice ride.
What amp are you using to power the speakers?

P.S. : Is'nt the air filter sucking a lot of hot air from the engine compartment?
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Old 11th October 2009, 18:02   #3
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Nice photos. the air filter needs attention. do put in complete kit and route it for more cooler air flow.
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Nice ride.
What amp are you using to power the speakers?
All four speakers are being run off the Head-unit. Not planning for an upgrade in near future. Saving cash for a new ride.

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Nice photos. the air filter needs attention. do put in complete kit and route it for more cooler air flow.
Point taken. A dynamization kit would find it's place under the hood pretty soon. Thanks.
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We dont see people taking about ports as parts of their ICE daily
And as TBHPians suggested you need to get the plumbing done correctly soon.

Why didnt you go for the Swift ZXi? Surprised here
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We dont see people taking about ports as parts of their ICE daily
And as TBHPians suggested you need to get the plumbing done correctly soon.
I like to keep the configuration as detailed as possible. Would get the plumbing done ASAP.

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Why didnt you go for the Swift ZXi? Surprised here
I always kept pushin for the Swift. But the WagonR won hands down as it was picked by everyone in the family but me. Moreover, none of the votes went to the swift. But, watch this space.
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Well maintained one.Is the air filter Pipercross or green cotton?
How about FFE?
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Well maintained one.Is the air filter Pipercross or green cotton?
How about FFE?
It is Green Cotton air filter. I was told not to go for FFE as it voids the warranty of the car. Would wait for another year to get it done
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