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Old 19th November 2008, 23:54   #1
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Question Want to Convert My Zen to a Carbon/Steel ZEN

Can someone let me know what is the difference between the Limited Edition Carbon/Steel ZEN & standard ZEN,Other than door....Does it Perform more Sporty than Standard ZEN..& engine Specs...Also I wish to Transform my standard four door ZEN to CARBON ZEN...Is it possible to do so....And if possible at what price & who can Do it for me.......anyone in mumbai could do it...
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Old 19th November 2008, 23:58   #2
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The Engine spec is exactly the same. I think someone like MKraft can do it for you.
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Old 20th November 2008, 00:03   #3
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The only difference is in the no of doors. It has only 2 front doors. No rear doors.
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Old 20th November 2008, 00:44   #4
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Why not sell your Zen and buy a Carbon/Steel. Why go through the headache of the conversion?
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Why not sell your Zen and buy a Carbon/Steel. Why go through the headache of the conversion?
Maruti has already discontinued this version, so new ones are not an option. Only a pre-owned is an option.
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even the zen is no longer available.
I believe Khanak is referring to the zen in pre owned option

Calling the estillo a zen would be like subjecting a great car to humiliation post its burial.
All respects to estillo owners but I still hate Maruti for doing what it did to "The Zen".
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Hello
As far as the story of Zen goes yes the Estilo cannot be termed the Zen, as the old one was famous for various things...Yet I ve a bit of inside information from Maruti that the Estilo would be under the knife and would undergo a major revamp on the outside which would/might be due mid of 2009.

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even the zen is no longer available.
I believe Khanak is referring to the zen in pre owned option

Calling the estillo a zen would be like subjecting a great car to humiliation post its burial.
All respects to estillo owners but I still hate Maruti for doing what it did to "The Zen".
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Isnt there one other on similar lines, i.e. 2 doors, alloys, and being limited, called 'SNOW'. Though i dont remember seeing any advertisements or people speaking about it, I did come across one on the Outer Ring Road, Bangalore.
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Nopes There were only two models The back ones awere named Carbon & the silver ones as Steel. Only 200 of each type were sold. These were essentially Export surplus which were launched as limited edition in India.
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I am sure there is/was a limited edition zen called "Snow", white colour. I see one in Kormangala usually. Not sure if it's a 2 door, will check and let you know
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No snow, at least officially. Maybe some enthusiastic dealer job.
I used to have a Zen Carbon.... the most fun I have had in an Indian car...
Regret selling it!
@bugatti86: Dont try to convert a zen into a carbon/steel. you will compromise the structural strength, unless you plan to just seal the rear doors of the zen - it will look odd though.
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Why not sell your Zen and buy a Carbon/Steel. Why go through the headache of the conversion?
Totally agree with this one..

Just out of curiosity, what is the extra fun in the carbon/steel other than the feeling that you are riding a two door car which is only meant for you and your girl friend. I mean is it better for performance mods in a way that it is lighter than the other four door hatches out there?
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My aunt owns a Zen Carbon and my mom has forbidden me from asking wether it is for sale!! It is by FAR, one of the BEST cars India has ever seen. Also, i think the number was more than 200 each.
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Old 22nd November 2008, 23:43   #14
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better buy a used carbon/steel than coverting a four door to 2 door!

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Hey Spinnerr, I saw the SNOW again and its 2 door! If any Bangy boys want to check, its always parked in the lane beside the Pizza Hut, Kormangala. It was too dark for me to click a pic from my phone. Will try sometime again.
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