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Old 22nd June 2005, 09:23   #1
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Hey guys... need some urgent gyaan... I need to urgently purchase rubber mats and fog lamps for my Baleno... urgency on account of the current state of monsoons in mumbai and pune and my upcoming trip to Mahabaleshwar this weekend...

The run-up days to the trip being working days, i need to try and arrange these from a dealer in the churhgate/fort/colaba/cuffe-parade area... hence need info on good accessories dealers in this area...

While rubber mats would be more of commodity type purchase, i am focussed on a "Clear Lens" kinda set of fog lamps...

Please help..

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Old 22nd June 2005, 09:30   #2
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hey dude
go to lamingtin road you will get everything possible there youll get rubber mats 400 onwards there you can check out sainath car acceries as for foglamps hellas are the best... but depends on what size fogs you want still you can check out the fogs there...
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The biggest issue with Lamington is the parking.... and the traffic... Had given it a thought.. but then i havent had great experiences in my previous trips there and frankly didnt find the cost factor to be worth it...

I am looking at quickie.. since i'll have to step out during office hours to get this done...

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go to rhyme and rhythm at colaba.pricing is a little high but the goods and services are excellent !!

pm me if you want more details regarding phone no. and directions.


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Hi Vivaid,

Firstly, let me tell you that the "fog-lights" you are thinking of are not going to be of any true advantage to you in mahabhleshwar or in fog anywhere. They are more cosmetic than anything else... 17watt bulbs usually... (in comparison to the average low-beam which is 55w), so even though they in theory may work as fog lights, they just arent powerful enough.
Rhyme n rhythm @ sasoon docks is a place close by.

Also check out this useful thread on driving in the fog (INFO : Tips on driving in Fog).

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Old 22nd June 2005, 15:46   #6
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Rehaan, fog lights are not supposed to substitute your main beams. They are supposed to be of lesser or at the most equal wattage to your main beams (But I'm sure you already knew that ). The point is they have a wide spread which falls low and closer to the car, helping you see a bit better, but more importantly helping others see you!

I'm sure they would help in the hillstations. I know the ones on my car made a big difference on a foggy night drive.
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http://www.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/ASF5/593.html



http://www.vclassics.com/archive/lightprn.htm

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Old 22nd June 2005, 19:51   #8
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i know of last year i drove to m'blshwar in the rains and if i didnt have my fogs, i wouldnt be able to see 5 feet ahead of me. Thanks to them fogs i could see the edge of the winding ghat roads(Mahad) or it couldve been curtains for me . Definately recommend them on a foggy night when ur beams are practically useless as fogs throw an almost straight beam and dont spread as mush as your car lights.
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i know of last year i drove to m'blshwar in the rains and if i didnt have my fogs, i wouldnt be able to see 5 feet ahead of me. Thanks to them fogs i could see the edge of the winding ghat roads(Mahad) or it couldve been curtains for me . Definately recommend them on a foggy night when ur beams are practically useless as fogs throw an almost straight beam and dont spread as mush as your car lights.

Hey V-16,

I agree with what you said, but would only like to specify that yellow lights would improve visibility in fogs and not the white lights.

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Definately recommend them on a foggy night when ur beams are practically useless as fogs throw an almost straight beam and dont spread as mush as your car lights.
Its actually the other way around. Fog's throw a broad spread close to the car.
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Hey guys,

I know the importance of fog lights and have seen them work well, due to the wide spread, low beam (below the fog), and light colour (colour =wavelength which penetrates fog better) etc.
My post was kinda aimed at vivaid in particular because he said he wanted to fit them on his baleno, and i imagined he was talking about those small in-the-bumper foglights, and not like the octi or disco foggies (probably 55w H1s on the octi? and similar wattage on the disco?)
In which case i dont think the ones vivaid is looking at make a huge difference because even on a dark fogless night they do not have the power to visibly light the road in most cases. However the point rtech makes is true, that the advantage will be that the little foggies will make your car visible without causing that wall of blinding light that the headlights normally do in the fog, but still not really worth that extra money over your pilot lights.

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Theres 'rhyme n rhythm' just ahead of sasoon docks towards colaba post office. And theres another smaller shop 'Aseatomat' just on the right side of the main sasoon docks gate.

But lamington road would be cheaper...if you are buying in colaba...be prepared to shell out more.

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Try rhyme n rhythm.The service is good,but a little expensive though if compared to Lamington road.Try and go to Lamington if you can.Better pricing and best of the stuff,and most importantly 'variety'.

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Hey guys,

I have booked Swift, can you suggest me Accessories shop near to chembur or in new bombay..thanks
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Hey guys... need some urgent gyaan... I need to urgently purchase rubber mats and fog lamps for my Baleno... urgency on account of the current state of monsoons in mumbai and pune and my upcoming trip to Mahabaleshwar this weekend...

The run-up days to the trip being working days, i need to try and arrange these from a dealer in the churhgate/fort/colaba/cuffe-parade area... hence need info on good accessories dealers in this area...

While rubber mats would be more of commodity type purchase, i am focussed on a "Clear Lens" kinda set of fog lamps...

Please help..

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Vivek,
the MGA kit for fog lamps is 12.8K as I enquired with the dealer....and he would not fit Swift fog lamps (thot they will be cheaper) in my Baleno...also there is the fear of warranty getting void if you install aftermarket stuff...do let me know what is it that you ultimately did as I also own a Lxi
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