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Old 3rd September 2006, 07:01   #1
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Dear All,

I have an esteem vxi, 2005 january model. I have a 10 CD changer and alloy wheels on it. Need some pointers about the modifications I can do for better performance and handling on the road. Also can you please advice on the cost for new hood with air openings?

If someone is from Pune and knows some dependable shop where I can get the modifications done, please let me know.

I have a budget of 70-80K and would also like to go for CNG / LPG, but am confused after reading the arguments on this forum.

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Old 3rd September 2006, 12:15   #2
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Its wiser to keep you car o Petrol than getting yourself into the pain of CNG/LPG cos the installation and then the Cost of LPG and then the mileage all round to the same thing of having a petrol car.

Get your self a Nice K&N filter, you could check out their wensite for dealers in pune.

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The money you will spend on the Kit and simple modification you want will recover soon , with CNG. Cost is 19.20 for 1 Kg which gives me a mileage of around 16 considering I have a 1.4 Indica XETA.

For 70 K, I suggest, Go in for a Free Flow ( That is if you like the sound, and will keep the system clean enough so that your PUC is normal)Exhaust system, CNG kit with Lamda controller or Advanced Timer.

For the Hood system you need to get in touch with our Mumbai members, Also you could get the Bumpers and Headlights modified..That is if you want to spend the entire 70 K nahin toh use kam mein basic mod jaise CNG Kit and Free Flow Exhaust toh ho Jaega.
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Thanks for the advice M516, car_crazy_kid and Wolfinstein.

Any pointers to reliable and reasonable cost modifiers in Pune or Mumbai will be welcome.

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Old 12th September 2006, 16:02   #5
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Get your self a Nice K&N filter
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Using the K&N filter, will FE reduct due to that??? Please correct me if i am wrong.

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hey buddy..well the esteem is a beautiful car to mod and work on..i would advise you that the cng/lpg kit is an absolute no no..well with basic mods such as a 4" conical filter and a 4x2x1 header to tailend free flow..along with iridium plugs and an upgraded msd blaster ss coil should so the trick for you..we had good mileage results..under standard driving conditions and the car moved beautifully with very noticable power increase..do pm me if you need any other info..cheers..happy revvin..!!
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