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Old 28th January 2009, 05:09   #61
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aha! great.. how much/
in traffic i have a saving of about 1.5 - 2 km/l...this on premium fuel...over oem. on the highway/ expressway...i drive with a lead foot (215 kmph 2 days back on a 220 kmph speedometer?)...so then my mileage is down drastically.

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Old 28th January 2009, 05:11   #62
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hope you dont have any high end ice that uses a lot of batt power. performance pullys are rumoured to be inefficint in charging the batt
Oh yeah...i do have a HIGH end ICE...don't use ICE when engine is shut off though...no problems thus far. i would trade ICE for power any day!
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Old 18th February 2009, 07:04   #63
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Hey Guys!

Just added a stage 2 performance clutch from "Clutch Masters" (sourced via Viper) with Kevlar lining (sounds good does'nt it?)..the flywheel has kept stock for now. Must say the difference is rather large between aftermarket & OEM. The car is SO MUCH more responsive now. So, yes...money well spent..

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Old 18th February 2009, 07:26   #64
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May I ask how much you paid for it? and how hard is it compared to stock?
Also- silly question- Other than the car behaving differently when the clutch is engaged, how does the clutch change the response of the car? Unless the stock one was worn out to begin with.
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Old 18th February 2009, 07:48   #65
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Almost 30,000 bucks...holds 70% more power than stock after a 600km breaking-in period. It is actually SOFTER than stock! The clutch engages MUCH more smoothly & with more force...response is instant ....no slippage at all....the stock clutch & flywheel as shown in the last 2 pics were not going to last much longer to begin with...not with the increased power & torque...as can be seen from the pics.
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Thanks for the reply! Great to see you so enthusiastic about modding this car. Its an unorthodox choice(I'm more of a dieselhead,what do I know?), but your signature explains it all
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OK Guys!

Just upgraded my front springs to "Pedders Sports Ryder" low springs...did this primarily so that the heavy subs at the back were causing the car to "trim by the stern" as it were. These were sourced from "Electra Performance", Madras, via the original enquiry from "Pedders Australia".

Test Result: WOW! The car now sits nice & low forward...does not pick up her front as much on hard acceleration & is GREAT to turn corners in!
It is maybe 5% harder than before...that MORE THAN offsets the performance gains!

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Vivek,

Make sure you get the wheel alignment redone after you have installed the springs.

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^^^ Thanks Jiggy...already done!
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Awesome! but also a little funny, that your heavy duty ICE altered the driving dynamics of your car
Approx cost would be nice, or would you rather I Pmed you with questions of that sort?
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hey vivek bro.. ur car is jus getting better day by day..

i have seen it in person and its a damn sweet ride..

cheers!
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Damn amazing.
I can just think how that would drive.
What wheels are you using?

Sorry for my noobness : What does Vortec Cyclone - Vortex Maker do?
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great work bro...when is the supercharger coming on???
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Sorry for my noobness : What does Vortec Cyclone - Vortex Maker do?
It spirals the air that passes through it, in other words it simply twists the air so that it(air) can move faster.
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Thanks Rippergeo, honda dude, KSM & abhinav!!

@KSM - Supercharger coming in due course bro!

@Honda dude - thanks man...appreciate your appreciation!

@Rippergeo - Cost me around 7 grand. Yes the heavy weight does do good & bad things dynamically. Good 'cause rear wheels carry more weight...better weight distribution...bad due to some loss in acceleration & braking performance as a result of the weight.

@abhinav - i am useing stock rims with 205/55 profile michelin pp2's. Vortec cyclone gives the intake air some 'spin'...like a vortex...better mixing of air & fuel is the result.
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