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Old 27th June 2006, 14:39   #31
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Did you expect anything less from what is a TOI publication
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Old 27th June 2006, 20:03   #32
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Did you expect anything less from what is a TOI publication
I expect authentic & correct info from TOI Publication, they are in a joint venture with BBC Top Gear, they need to stand up to their level of Standards. what they expect they put any crap info & we are gonna accept it , No way sir not atleast at team-bhp ! Just imagine those reviews will be read by so many other people who are not part of the forum they will accept it because its from BBC Top Gear! eh...
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Spot on, Ajmat. I fully agree with you.
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Old 27th June 2006, 21:40   #34
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I expect authentic & correct info from TOI Publication, they are in a joint venture with BBC Top Gear, ..
They have no standards only sensationalism. Just skimmed through the article. My gut feel is that KS hyped the thing up. Think about it !
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My gut feel is that KS hyped the thing up. Think about it !
Yes this could very well be true .. Btw this is not the 1st time that this kind of a thing has happened .. Has happened in other magazines (with a bhpians car only) too just that no one has pointed out the same though ..
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Old 28th June 2006, 15:18   #36
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@ ROCAM / ZCLASSE .....ANYONE!!

is someone able to PM me the link to this please!!!!

Can't get the magazine here...but i'd like to read this article..

does the publisher have an electronic copy one can subscribe to?

PLEASE LET ME KNOW...THANKS HEAPS.

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Old 28th June 2006, 20:21   #37
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Which issue of T G is this published
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Old 28th June 2006, 21:28   #38
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Which issue of T G is this published
the july issue....its out now
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I felt that the article didnt do justice to the cars. Bought the mag to read the article alone. It would have been better if the article were to be written in a conventional sense.
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Bought the mag to read the article alone.
I guess as they say, any publicity is good publicity


Ford_Rocam,

If you do not mind i am going to put up a verbatim list of all the mods and other stuff stated in the mag as facts.
I'm sure a lot of people on the forum are eager to know what is true and what has been made up or exaggerated.... so if you wish to clear that up please reply to each individual mention -

Stated as currently on the car
-Type II City was originally a 1.3
-B16A from a civic
-now 160bhp
-Kelford camshafts
-PAR connecting rods
-HKS filter
-Stainless steel header
-HKS Hypermax muffler
-MSD Digital 6Plus
-MSD wires
-Blaster SS coil
-HKS fire plugs
-Walbro high pressure fuel pump
-FSE rising rate fuel pressure regulator
-205/50R15 G3s
-Reflashed Civic OEM ECU with 9500RPM redline
-`99 Civic (EG) transmission
-Flywheel and clutchplate from Clutch masters
-Already spent close to Rs 450,000/-


Stated as "soon to come"
-Bigger injectors from RC engineering
-T4 turbo to be installed
-Willwood brakes
-Custom coilover adjustable suspension from KS


and there was a dreamy hint of a 75-shot NOS

Let us know!
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Old 5th July 2006, 00:01   #41
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Ok here goes the list

Sated as currently on the car
-Type II City was originally a 1.3>>>Yes
-B16A from a civic>>>Yes
-now 160bhp>>> Actually its 170 stock
-Kelford camshafts>>>NO
-PAR connecting rods>>>NO
-HKS filter>>>YES
-Stainless steel header>>>YES
-HKS Hypermax muffler>>>Muffler non HKS
-MSD Digital 6Plus>>>NO
-MSD wires>>>NO
-Blaster SS coil>>>YES
-HKS fire plugs>>>NON HKS
-Walbro high pressure fuel pump>>>YES
-FSE rising rate fuel pressure regulator>>>YES (from my old ikon)
-205/50R15 G3s>>>YES
-Reflashed Civic OEM ECU with 9500RPM redline>>>NO but (Done up myself)
-`99 Civic (EG) transmission>>>YES
-Flywheel and clutchplate from Clutch masters>>>YES
-Already spent close to Rs 450,000/->>> but will cross this figure with below items added.

Stated as "soon to come"
-Bigger injectors from RC engineering>>> See below
-T4 turbo to be installed>>> See below
-Willwood brakes>>>Not Decided yet bit expensive looking for a good deal
-Custom coilover adjustable suspension from KS>>>Already Present

Coming Soon (This is only partial info complete details i will post when the project goes through)
-Garatte GT35BB Turbocharger
-Engine Bottom end buildup & blueprinting
-External Wastegate,BOV,intercooler,piping,aftermarket radiator etc etc
-Head Porting & Polishing with Type R CAms & Titanium Valve Train Components
-RC 650CC Injectors,Wideband with NTK Sensor,Type R oil pump.
-Hondata S300J with 3 bar map sensor
-Real Time ,,,Tuning,,,,Tuning,,,,,Tuning,,,,,Tuning,,,,

Wish me Luck Guys.

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Hey, those are great cars you have there fordrocam and zklasse. I went through the article and at that moment i didnt know it was your car! A pretty pleasant surprise.

From whatever experience i have had with various print media is that sometimes its not entirely their fault. Which is why i doubt this being the writer's misjudgement. It is difficult for an auto journalist to come up with specifications and part names on his own. The writer mostly forms the context around the information which is given to him.

So more importantly, did you actually brief the person about the parts in your car at the time of the shoot/interview (which he did not abide to) or was the information about the car given to him later on (possibly by other concerned people to glorify the works?)

Regards,

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So more importantly, did you actually brief the person about the parts in your car at the time of the shoot/interview (which he did not abide to) or was the information about the car given to him later on (possibly by other concerned people to glorify the works?)

Regards,

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Hi,

I think the info was given by someone at KS to promote his work, doubt Jitu has briefed them . They have a mention on their website that most of their projects are featured in Top Gear Magazine.

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Awesome... thanks for clearing that up Jitu.

You werent joking when you said "this is just the beginning.. the best is yet to come" !!

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