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Old 16th October 2008, 18:17   #1
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Cool Finally the Zen goes for a long overdue mod job!

It's been four - maybe five - years since I've been posting (not too frequently) in this forum about modding my Zen, but this morning I decided it was about bloody time I did it.

The Zen will go when the new City comes in early next year, but I'm not going to let it fade away. I'm going to make it look so good, I'd probably change my mind and keep a 3rd car :-)

I'll do this in steps.

Firstly, get the car all fixed and tidied up.

Then, the new bumpers and skirts and spoilers etc.

Then a nice paint job. I'm thinking of borrowing the Swift or Mini Cooper style and going with a white top and a color on the rest of the car.

I moved the nice alloys I had got for the Zen to the Esteem, so maybe I'll consider new wheels too, but I'm not too keen on spending a whole lot of dough on that.

I'll go with new lights.. HIDs..

I'm considering coloring the dashboard too.. beige? Is that possible? Has anyone done it?

And oh yeah.. this is really just a cosmetic mod.. I'm not looking at getting any more HP from the car...

It should be ready in about two weeks. I'll post pics

Wish me luck!

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Old 17th October 2008, 16:04   #2
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Cool change in plans...

Some change in plans...

Instead of stock bumpers with add-on skirts, I'm going to get a custom-made set of single-piece bumpers for the Zen.

Beige PU leather coating on the dashboard and other interior parts is a go.
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Old 17th October 2008, 16:15   #3
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I'm considering coloring the dashboard too.. beige? Is that possible? Has anyone done it?
There is a place called KITUP in coimbatore. Search this forum, he does a great job for such things. infact you can check with him the skits too.
Good luck.
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Old 17th October 2008, 16:22   #4
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There is a place called KITUP in coimbatore. Search this forum, he does a great job for such things. infact you can check with him the skits too.
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I'm in Mumbai! Gonna get some local stuff done!



But yes, I have seen the kitup website (esp the flouroscent green interior accent)...
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now what you told me selling the car and now this, damn confused boyyy
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Old 17th October 2008, 16:52   #6
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this is really just a cosmetic mod.. I'm not looking at getting any more HP from the car...
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That's a bit sad

Stage by stage pic if you don't mind
Looking forward to the finished Zen.

All the best buddy.
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Old 20th October 2008, 19:00   #7
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That's a bit sad

Stage by stage pic if you don't mind
Looking forward to the finished Zen.

All the best buddy.
Yeah? Okay.. if I have some dough left, maybe i'll E-Zen it... jesal will jump in joy!

I'll post pics when it goes into the pre-paint stage. Right now, it's the dents and other stuff that's being fixed.

Any idea how much a RIO kit for the zen costs? Any other such kits? Does anyone have RIO's phone number?

EDIT: RIO address - Solitare Building, Nargis Dutt Road, Pali hill, Bandra West - got it!

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If you doing so much for your car, why dont you consider FFE and performace filter? Just a mild mod. There should be something under the hood when you plan to modify such a wonderful car. BTW what model is it?

Just my thoughts, no offence meant!
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The Zen will go when the new City comes in early next year
You better think this out first. It will be money down the drain.....the used market gives peanuts toward actual value of modifications.

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Any idea how much a RIO kit for the zen costs? Any other such kits? Does anyone have RIO's phone number?
Look him up in our Tuner Directory.
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If you doing so much for your car, why dont you consider FFE and performace filter? Just a mild mod. There should be something under the hood when you plan to modify such a wonderful car. BTW what model is it?

Just my thoughts, no offence meant!
I've had a K&N in Zen for a few years now...
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You better think this out first. It will be money down the drain.....the used market gives peanuts toward actual value of modifications.



Look him up in our Tuner Directory.
Yeah.. I decided to stay away from the Rios and all that.. and went with regular off-the-shelf skirts for the zen.

The car is still being painted. It took me a while to decide the color. It's a bit of an off-beat color, but I think with with I have in mind, it should look nice, if not fantastic.
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By the way, dad chickened out of buying the new City, so the Zen will stay for a little longer, at least until I have enough ca$h to buy the A-Star
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The car is almost done!

Should take around four more days.

I was too busy to post step-by-step pics, though I did take them.

So I'll post them soon...
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The car is almost done!

Should take around four more days.

I was too busy to post step-by-step pics, though I did take them.

So I'll post them soon...
The pics are much awaited.
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The car is almost done!

Should take around four more days.

I was too busy to post step-by-step pics, though I did take them.

So I'll post them soon...
aalaap, so you went ahead with the mods! I thought the Zen was to get replaced with A-Star soon.

Anyhow post the pics soon.
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