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Old 28th September 2008, 13:05   #166
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thanks!!
Daylight pics then!


Ps: sorry if some angles have been repeated more than once. didnt know which ones to put. so put all of them.. mods pls dont shout
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Old 28th September 2008, 13:31   #167
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more!!!!!
please post ur comments!
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Old 28th September 2008, 13:35   #168
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looks great but a few suggestions, please dont mind -

change the front number plate. make it much thinner so that the air damn can be seen. otherwise lose the plate and paint it on the black strip.

get tints. itll look killer with tints.

change the steering wheel to say maybe the swifts.
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Old 28th September 2008, 13:39   #169
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@akshay
number plates have been already ordered
garware classics going in on tuesday.. the ice is going in tomorrow
and i asked about the steering wheel: alas the swift one doesnt fit and i dont like those momo replicas, they look boy racerish
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good good. but didnt the newer esteems have a different steering wheel? im sure youll find some design that you like.
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@frankmehta: bloody good work mate.. looks fantastic.

now how about that cost break-up excel sheet
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Old 28th September 2008, 14:42   #172
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Looks good!

Get a strip of black vinyl on the B pillar, so white doesn't show, Air dam cleaned.

Get a rear number plate that has curved corners that fits completely, w/o leaving space around the circumference.
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Old 28th September 2008, 15:17   #173
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Frank,

Car is looking good but personally IMO get the lights back to the original finish if possible the car will look classier. The blackened look is not suiting the car at the moment, its more for a sporty look.

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Old 28th September 2008, 15:18   #174
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Here's the cost wise breakup of the entire job..
Objects with a ~~~ indicate that the bill hasn't been submitted to me yet but the amounts will be close to the indicated figures (give or take a few hundred)

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Old 28th September 2008, 15:23   #175
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@ viper: i got 2 factions of ppl. lots told me that they look striking cos they are unique and not many cars have smoked lights, and the other faction had many ppl telling me it looks out of place on the car. so there are polarized opinions on this and its a love it or hate it thing. personally i like it and the reason why i dont want to change it is cos the esteem taillights that come now are very boring and totally lacking in character. clear lens just doesnt cut it for the 15 year old design now. thanx for your honest opinions though. appreciate the compliments.

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@frankmehta: thanks for the cost break-up. i must say, money well spent. i didn't know that you got a FFE. please post a video of the exhaust note and drive by.
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@badboyscad: my friends think im a lunatic maniac and a fanatic when it comes to cars. they will DISOWN me if i ask them to film a drive by.. LOL. Oh the joys of having friends (like you'll) who understand cars!!!!!!
will post the exhaust note but a mobile phone recording isnt good for it. will take my laptop down and record. i think that will be better!


BTW didnt anyone notice the grille?? i painstakingly removed the crappy M logo of Maruti Udyog and replaced it with a classy Suzuki logo a la the newer Marutis. I hated the M on this grille..

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Where is your Viper Performance Sticker??

Paint looks Good!! Looks Sporty and classy at the same time!
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Old 28th September 2008, 15:42   #179
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Maruti Esteem Final Ice After Illusionizing
Head Unit: Pioneer 7950ub With A Steering Remote
Amplifier: Sony 504 Mounted In The Boot
Speakers: Illusion Audio Electra El 6.1 Component System which i think B&T Hermit Audio will be mounting!
Rear Speakers: None As Of Now, Do I Really Need Them?
Subwoofer: Pioneer 305 800w Mounted In An Enclosure In The Boot
Thunder Audio Cabling
Empty Mdf Parcel Shelf Has 2 Holes For 6x9s And One Hole For The Sub. What Do I Do? the shelf is pretty new so i don't want to change it


@cyrus: ask jignesh bhai! i called him and told him i need one! but he's super busy!

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hey buddy the car looks cool, the paint and interior is superb.
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