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Old 16th April 2007, 06:15   #76
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@v1p3r - unsure about this weekend, some stuff planned. Will make it to the next meet - hopefully with the car too.
@elf - yeah - keep flogging!
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Old 16th April 2007, 10:49   #77
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Default Body coloured grille ?

I fleetingly saw a green city with a painted (? powder coated ?) instead of the usual chrome lipped stuff. I don't know what else the car had (that might have influenced me) but I remember feeling it looked smart. Is this a good idea ? Or will painting/powder coating that just start wearing/chipping off soon and look crappier soon ?
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Been a week without the car - she's stripped (pics later today). Also getting an engine flush + Magnatec for the first time, so once the new tyres are on, it should feel like a better car...

BTW, on ICE, how much of a bad/impossible idea is it to keep the cassette player AND get another (mp3) HU installed ?
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Hey Zenx....so when would the car be ready?? guess would be a new car from there on
On the HU.... am planning to retain my orginal cassete player which came with the car and change the speakers... will make a considerable diffrence..
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@Lohith - about a week more - maybe ten days.

Ran into v1p3r and mcl today and that was a lot of help. Managed a set of 4 vtec enkeis - an option I'd been wanting for a while!
Also froze on Pio5950 for the HU, and ordered ES100s all around.

Waiting now.....
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ok cool....and what is "set of 4 vtec enkeis"???
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Old 24th April 2007, 15:40   #82
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The OHC VTEC OEM alloys.
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Ya love us, dontcha?
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You betcha. Even more once i start getting the 15kmpl )
Seriously, thanks for the gyan and the enkei tip, dude.
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SOunds good...why dont you share the gyan on enkei???
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@lohithrao: Enkeis - very good (tough, light) japanese alloys that came on the OHC VTECs.

A lot many dealers seem to tyre stock of varying "vintage" Whats the maximum age (from the date of manufacturing i guess?) of a new tyre one should buy ? Imports (yokohamas etc) typically would be older because of the transport involved...?
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Not necessarily, but with imports your problem is of warranty. AFAIK tyres like yokohoma or hankook dont carry any warranty.

If your looking for warranty try either bridgestone or michelin. Michelin's energy series.
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You could wait a couple of months. Yokohama will launch officially in India and you will get a warranty. And it will be easier to find your size.

Don't sweat the vintage on account of transport. Yokos get snapped up faster than you can say John Lennon.

And are you getting that mileage already?
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hmm didnt know yoko was about to launch here - but they'd be more expensive anyhow, right ? Also, somehow want that set right away
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Managed a set of 4 vtec enkeis - an option I'd been wanting for a while!
Hey zenx, how much did you get the OHC VTEC Alloys for?

I am planning to get some fair priced ones for my OHC too so this might help. Also, are the Enkeis easily available?
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