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Old 10th May 2007, 20:07   #1
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hi guyz !!!

Yaar i bought a city EXi ie iDSI jst two days back...and i seriously wanna go in for performance mods...i'm a total novice in the field of mods so needed your advice...

LOOK...i have a total budget of around 20-30k for the mods...and i dont wanna sacrifice fuel efficiency..rather increase it furthur if possible...so keep these points in minds when you post...!

Guyz...when you mention your preffered set of mods...be sure to mention the brands, the approx costs involved..the upsides and downsides...go for mods which are easily available... and involve no extra maintenance costs in the long run...thanx in advance !!
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if you want serious mods then they will void your warranty. you could start off with a k&n stock replacement air filter and ngk iridium spark plugs and wires. the filter should cost you about 5k and the plugs about 700 and pair. dont know about the wires.

if you dont mind modding your warranty then also get a free flow exhaust.
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Budget of 20k

KnN filter with CAI - 5K
Free Flow Exhaust with 4-2-1headers - 10k
Porting and Polishing - 15k

The upsides of all the above mods is better efficency of the engines and hence better FE and performance.

This will easily give you a good peppy car. Your FE will surely increase a bit and there wont be any maintenance in the long run with the above.
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hi busa...

i also have a honda city zx idsi.....

it has 77 bhp....

could you tell me in figures ??? after all the mods that you have mentioned above how much will be the increase in bhp... and also in torgue...???

both me and vishesh would appreciate it...

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and ngk iridium spark plugs and wires.
Please stop recommending performance spark plugs and wires. They are an absolute waste of money on a stock engine and offer no conceivable benefit.
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Please stop recommending performance spark plugs and wires. They are an absolute waste of money on a stock engine and offer no conceivable benefit.
i didnt know that. sorry about that.
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Porting and Polishing - 15k
Is it so expensive ?
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two days old, and you already wanna mod your car!!
if you wanted a fast car, why did you buy the nhc in the first place?
you could have done well with, lets say a petrol fiesta.

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Depends from person to person

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fter all the mods that you have mentioned above how much will be the increase in bhp... and also in torgue...???
Increase in power would be around 7bhp with FFE, Filter and Porting Polishing. Cant say about the torque but the car will be very drivable.
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Increase in power would be around 7bhp with FFE, Filter and Porting Polishing. Cant say about the torque but the car will be very drivable.
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Power Increment is much higher with all the three mods combined. How much would depend on who and how well the job is executed.

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Vishesh,

Your original requirement is something of an oxy-moron, IMO. I've 2 doubts:

1. Are you looking to increase the power and performance
2. Or do you intend to make it even more fuel efficient?

While the suggestions mentioned above will increase combustion efficiency, I dont see the point of having performance mods to drive with a lighter foot. And the right foot will only get heavy with mods.
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well i just want to boost the performance of my city w\o compromising on the fuel economy...nothing to do with increasing the fuel economy furthur...and yes definitely mods will only make me more heavy footed...thats no prob..thats what i want...and by the way..would FFE boost 7 BHP ? my goodness yeah !!!!
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Hi Everyone

I am owner of a NHC idsi ( GXi model ).
Correct me if I am wrong , but I don't think NHC is a correct car to start modding with.
I mean, sure, you can get 7 bhp more with the above mentioned mods, but you will only get 84 bhp ( 77 + 7 ).
There are cars available in the in the same price band packing more bhp in stock configuration.

NHC is a car , if you are looking for space , comfort, reliability , resale value and fuel efficiency.

Speaking of fuel efficiency, I went on a trip Delhi to Lucknow , with five people on board, full luggage , and AC on . I got an average of 25+ .

On a trip to Jaisalmer, last year , four people, AC on full blast and driving at 130-140 kmph , got an average of 22 kmpl. I need to mention that my car is in stock configuration. No mods what so ever ( Okay, I have put seat covers ).

The Baleno and the SX4 are much more mod friendly.

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or why not a viper triphase?
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Infact when i had a NHC, i asked the Honda guys about fitting a conical KnN and they said that it wont fit in the hood because of lack of space.
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