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View Poll Results: I love Q Cars. Do you?
I too love Q Cars. Give me the hidden pleasures of a performance car in a normal body. 116 71.17%
You need to look fast & go fast & therefore I like both engine & body mods. 37 22.70%
Body mods are most important - that'll scare 'em off. Besides, yeh engine-vinjin kya hai? 2 1.23%
What on earth are you talking about??!! 8 4.91%
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Old 4th March 2007, 17:32   #121
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yes..! But the Poll asked " I like Q cars do u "..so an option should have been given about stock machines too...!
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Old 4th March 2007, 19:30   #122
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my OHC is totally debadged and nothing on the interior/exterior says "Honda" or the "Logo" - except the engine bay ofcourse.
Not like someone's going to mistake it for a Padmini now, eh?!
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Old 4th March 2007, 19:51   #123
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... my vast knowledge and experience suggests that the "Q" effect is enhanced if the body is bashed by coconuts and has dents all over .. and waiting for 0 - 60 puts u to sleep ..
Don't be so modest. Your car's darned quick for the basic mods that you've done. And you lazy a$s! Haven't got your denting done yet, have you?

Anyways, good to see you back online.
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Old 4th March 2007, 21:24   #124
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if yours is a vtec, debadged then Q for sure ...
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Old 4th March 2007, 22:30   #125
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Not like someone's going to mistake it for a Padmini now, eh?!
No. But I have had people walk upto me asking me if I have an engine swap etc. I just smile and let them keep guessing.

Or the other day in office I saw two guys walking 'round and 'round the car during their sutta break.. then one guy tells the other "maybe he has modified the car so much from inside that he took the badges off" ..

.. he he .. little do they know .. i'm almost stock

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as of now all i've done is an automech headers and free flow exhaust and a Ractive conical filter. Am contemplating porting polishing & throttle body expansion etc.

btw. here are latest debadged and smoked pics ..
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...tml#post384752 (How are headlights and taillights blackened?)

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Old 5th March 2007, 03:32   #126
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if yours is a vtec, debadged then Q for sure ...
Atleast people in the knowhow can differentiate a VTEC from the 1.5 Exi easily from the exhaust tip though the spoiler and the rims can also be put on the Exi .. Even if the badging is taken off that is .. To the common man it doesnt make a difference if its a 1.3 or 1.5 or a VTEC .. But a aftermarket muffler would change the whole equation wouldnt it ??
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Old 5th March 2007, 09:32   #127
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Not like someone's going to mistake it for a Padmini now, eh?!
I drive a Petrol Indica ( V2 ) these days and where I live a Petrol Indica is unheard of.

Whenever I pull up at the signals next to a wannabe racer in a Wagon R or a Santro with roof spoilers huge exhausts and thumping music I just cant stop grining.

I just love the look on their face when what they thought was just another out of state "Diesel" indica with skinny tires peels away from them at the signals.

Not yet a "Q" but chalta hai.
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A car that performs the same as a similar one that is available from the showroom does not a 'Q' car make. IMO, the term "Sleeper" defines a car that looks like a regular, under performing car which people would not give a second look at. However, it does proceed to take the pants off more expensive and powerful cars.
Agree with Rtech here. IMO, what distinguishes a Q from other cars is the stealth factor. It's about what it conceals beneath a stock exterior - looks stock, but is more powerful than the stock version. There is no stealth factor in a normal stock car from the factory, be it a Vtec or RS or whatever. Hence applying the Q tag to them does not seem logical to me.
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Old 5th March 2007, 18:48   #129
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Agree with Rtech here. IMO, what distinguishes a Q from other cars is the stealth factor. It's about what it conceals beneath a stock exterior - looks stock, but is more powerful than the stock version. There is no stealth factor in a normal stock car from the factory, be it a Vtec or RS or whatever. Hence applying the Q tag to them does not seem logical to me.
I absolutely agree with you totally.

But just a small question .. and this query is NOT simply for the sake of argument/discussion .. its a serious doubt ..

what if one debadges an OHC VTEC to say a OHC 1.3. Would it qualify as a Q car then?
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what if one debadges an OHC VTEC to say a OHC 1.3. Would it qualify as a Q car then?
I feel it should. At least most of the junta will be fooled.
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Old 28th April 2007, 19:18   #131
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Bump!

Only 130 votes from 12000+ members? Where have all the boyracers, ricers & bling boys gone?
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Old 28th April 2007, 20:43   #132
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Leaving aside large diameter, but understated alloys and a mellow exhaust I would want my car to be bone stock from outside. With all the mods going under the hood.... insert wicked grin

I mean there is no greater pleasure than whipping a boy racer at red light brawls. Is there??

So here's me officially joining the Q bandwagon.
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oops - posted in the wrong thread - pls ignore.
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Old 4th July 2007, 23:11   #134
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I love Q!
The money saved from those unwanted spoiler should be put into better brake kits...
Thats correct. How can the braking of Skoda Octavia (RS) be improved? Which are the best after-market components available?

Pls suggest guys .......thanks in advance!

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Old 4th July 2007, 23:17   #135
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Talk to Pete...

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