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Old 15th March 2007, 22:30   #1
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I don't know if this is possible, but I'm thinking of remodeling my Zen so that it would have more space in the rear. I can do away with the luggage space in the rear, as I don't and perhaps would never need it. Is it possible to get rid of that space and shift the rear bench back? I want it to make comparable to Indigo, or the Indica, at least. So, I'll be happy with even 15 cm gain.


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(The price of 2001 Indigo) - (Price of my 2001 Zen) = about Rs. 1 lakh.
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Old 15th March 2007, 23:14   #2
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Doing that is surely posssible but is very risky because in case of a rear end collision the rear seat will be the first victim.
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Even if you shift the seats back it wont do much good as the platform will still be in the same place and i dont think you will be able to change that. and whats the point spending so much money. you might as well just buy a bigger car.
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i think 1 lakh is a good amount...why not ask dc for an estimate...to STRETCH your car by a few inches.It shouldnt go more than 1peyti.
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i think 1 lakh is a good amount...why not ask dc for an estimate...to STRETCH your car by a few inches.It shouldnt go more than 1peyti.
iv heard tht DC doesnt work on used cars. is it true?

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Yes, getting a bigger car is the easiest option, with no 'side-effects'. But, thought it'll be cool to mod my Zen. I don't want to part with its peppy engine.

What if I modify the platform (which the bench sits on) itself?
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What if I modify the platform (which the bench sits on) itself?

How will you modify the location of the fuel tank then? I think you should go in for some other car if better rear seating is absolutely necessary.

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Yes, getting a bigger car is the easiest option, with no 'side-effects'. But, thought it'll be cool to mod my Zen. I don't want to part with its peppy engine.

What if I modify the platform (which the bench sits on) itself?
Isn't the platform part of the car chassis? I think the cost will be a lac or more. Try looking at an old Palio GTX , If you are lucky you can get one for just over a lac and the engine is peppier that the zen
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yea,then u have to do some modification on the chasis which is not at all recommended.
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iv heard tht DC doesnt work on used cars. is it true?

one of my frnd did a dc for a same reason and sold it in two months coz he was not satisfied with the work done so he sold it and besides you cant make a zen look more spacious like indica coz its a small car.
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It is not advisable at all to stretch the car, It can have a negative effect on the structural integrity! And as per the RTO rules, stretching the chasis is illegal unless you have permission from the car manufacturer and the rto
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