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Old 5th August 2007, 22:28   #1
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Default Palio Stile 1.6 sport : please review my mod plans

Hi Team BHP

I am embarking on the Palio journey and plan to book one next weekend.

Could you please review my proposed car plan? Please comment on anything that sticks out.

Should I upgrade from 175/65/R14 to 195/60/R14 - alloy wheel is 5.5J
Will the 195 give me *noticeable* improvement? Or reduce FE?
Do stock tyres suffer from noise?
Has anyone upgraded to Michelin Energy XM1 or another good tyre?
I plan to do this at dealer. How much will it cost?

Stile 1.6 sport doesn’t have immobilizer.
What security system do you use?
Don’t want to depend on steering lock; can easily be broken.
In the States, they sell a clutch lock. When locked, clutch can’t be pressed, and car can’t be operated.

After reading numerous threads, I’m planning:
Head Unit: Pioneer or Blaupunkt with remote and mp3 CD capability
4 Speakers: JBL GTO937 - 5.25 or 6x9 with MDF
What does MDF mean - I don’t know
Not planning to do at dealer. Any Mumbai recommendations?

4 side glasses: Considering Solar Guard. Anyone used it? Garware is bad and others are expensive
Front: Considering Autografix. Any insight? May be forced to buy more expensive Lumnar AIR 65 or vkool
Rear: Would this be helpful?
Should I do this at dealer?

Seat Cover:
Palio’s fabric seems fine. Not taking covers.

Arm rest:
Can someone recommend a place in Mumbai?

I’m not looking at changing filter or free flow exhaust. Still haven’t researched them.


Mod's Note: Amit, two smilies per post please. Also, all your posts seem to carry a 'None [hide]' with a javascript link. Could you check what this gibberish is? I think it has something to do with your signature.

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Old 5th August 2007, 23:21   #2
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Amit, Many Congrats on your new Palio 1.6! This Hot hatch will rock you for sure!

Tyres: I think Palio Stile model have Tubeless tyres and 1.6 have 175 - 14" tyres which are good enough!

Security: Go for a bit higher model of AutoCop.

ICE: Your choice looks good.

Tint: SunKool is the Best but expensive!

Suggest you to buy Seat covers too, will protect the nice seat fabrics of Palio.
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195/60 will improve your grip alot but might decrease your fe slightly. i dont think you should get tyres from the dealer since they will probably charge you extra. xm1 or potenza g3s are good.

for security system i think there is a thread on them. look and xenos or autocop.

ice gurus can help you out with ice.

for tints i suggest 3m, llumar or vkool(if your budget permits) get it on the sides, rear and front.
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