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Old 31st January 2007, 14:15   #1
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The ultimate objective of starting this thread is to share the ideas and experiences on M800 modifications.

I have a 2002 Model MPFI 5S M800, It is till in mint condition and clocked only 40K, I would like to know if it would be worthy to put anti-corrossion coating on the chasis to increase its chasis life. I do not have idea of changing the car for atleast the next 3-4 years.

Also would like to know if there is any life time for the tyres. My Ceat Formula tyres are good in tread, but would like to know if there is any period of time after which the tyres become harder.
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Old 31st January 2007, 14:38   #2
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1. An underbody rubber coating would probably be the best for anti corrosion. Additional benefits of this are dust/scratch protection and soundproofing

2. It's advisable to change tyres after 5 years or so because the compound becomes hard.
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Old 31st January 2007, 15:22   #3
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Can any body help me by recommending a place where I can get my M800 under chase rubber coated in Chennai?
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under chase rubber coated in Chennai?
You mean under body!!

Any big service center will do that for your car. Check with 3M also.
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You could do what Speedzak has done for his Alto. Headers, wheels etc. Look at his gallery for pics and comments
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Hi Team

The ultimate objective of starting this thread is to share the ideas and experiences on M800 modifications.
Hey dude,

Nice thread you've started - and welcome to TBhp.

Just for your reference, just browse through this thread when you find the time .. you'll like it for sure .. it's AWESOME !!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/collec...uti-800-a.html


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Hey dude,

Nice thread you've started - and welcome to TBhp.

Just for your reference, just browse through this thread when you find the time .. you'll like it for sure .. it's AWESOME !!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/collec...uti-800-a.html

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Nice that you have started this thread...

Please go through the above thread too... Its one of the best M800 threads i have seen...
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Also would like to know if there is any life time for the tyres. My Ceat Formula tyres are good in tread, but would like to know if there is any period of time after which the tyres become harder.
General recommendation is that you should change your tyres after every 5 years regardless of what mileage they have done. This is because the rubber of the tyres starts to disintegrate after that time & it becomes dangerous to drive around on those tyres. There have been known cases of high-speed tyre failure due to the rubber's disintegration with age. IMHO it is not worth the risk to drive around on tyres which pose a danger to your safety.
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Old 1st February 2007, 14:11   #9
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What can be done to improve AC performance in 800, apart from sunfilm is there anyhting like we can replace the compressor with that of an alto/zen,Is it possible.
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Default The Amphibian Maruti 800

Guys, hope you heard about the amphibian maruti800 in kerala... It awesome... No other words to describe the work...



Check this thread... http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...-sea-pics.html
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Old 10th March 2007, 09:21   #11
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My 800 photos,













Suggesstions for modifications are welcome.
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Old 10th March 2007, 10:16   #12
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Nice car... But, i feel the fog lamps look very much out of place...
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Old 10th March 2007, 11:16   #13
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@sureshshanmugam : Just a suggestion, redact your number plate while posting pictures of your car.
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@suresh - the alloys look pretty neat. but the fog lamps look out of place...get a bull bar and fix the fog lamps to it. ...otherwise its a very nice looking cutie!
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suresh-your cars great looking,just some suggestions,change the fog lamps really looks out of place,paint the window frame matt black or use matt black sticker,go for a change in the number board,use smaller font[for reference check my gallery]caliper painted red looks nice , please paint the rear drum back to black,take of the mud flap from rear.these above mentioned will surely make your car look better.
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