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Old 13th November 2009, 05:08   #16
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forget michelins theyre overpriced as of now. i would say yokohamas are as good. why not tell us which area your in maybe someone can tell you a good tyre shop in that area then.

for ice too, go to a recommended place. tell us your area we can tell you a good place close by.

believe me youll be ready for petes long before a year, the temptation for 30 extra bhp is too much.
I am in Bangalore.I am looking for immediate replacement of stock tyres (and alloys if budget permits) and head lamps.
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id say CHIP IT!! the magnum is a crazy machine and it gets to a whole new level of craziness when chipped!! trust me from one chevy owner to another...
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Old 13th November 2009, 11:48   #18
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I am in Bangalore.I am looking for immediate replacement of stock tyres (and alloys if budget permits) and head lamps.
in bangalore contact nikhilb2008 he is a tyre dealer it think. and for ice there is a shop called evo whose owner is a member here, bluraven. also one of the bangy boys can help you out more. binz, v1p3r, mclaren1885
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Are you planning for Optra as well? I am booking one now with the hope that this is best time to get good deals. It seems prices might be higher when the same car is booked in Jan 2010. I am not sure about the verity of this information though.
I'm having a conflict between Optra or Linea. Not yet decided.
No-way price will not increase keeping Cruz in mind. Might be they may not give any discounts for first few months, later GM will become customer centric
Wait for few more months it will be priced in between Verna,Linea & others.
Earlier(Aug) the price of top model LT with ACC was 11.98 on road B'lore. Now the price is 10.5L.
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Buying a Optra at this time is a risky proposition keeping in mind Chevrolet india's marketing tactics. Cruze will definitely eat Optra top end variant's sales so in order to keep Optra in production Chevy can drop the prices or may introduce some more lucrative deal.
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Buying a Optra at this time is a risky proposition keeping in mind Chevrolet india's marketing tactics. Cruze will definitely eat Optra top end variant's sales so in order to keep Optra in production Chevy can drop the prices or may introduce some more lucrative deal.
Hmm. Cruze base model currently sells at 13.5L on road in bangalore. I had a colleague who got it a year and half back at 11.2. There has not been a considerable as far as I know. I have been tracking optra prices since Linea launch and there is not a significant drop. I do agree to the fact that cruze prices may drop by a lakh if i wait for an year. But i still feel optra is an excellent VFM.
P.S. I didnt like cruze drive. It has got marvellous interiors but not as much space as optra has. Also cruze is a pain in bumper to bumper traffic. Purely my personal views though.
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id say CHIP IT!! the magnum is a crazy machine and it gets to a whole new level of craziness when chipped!! trust me from one chevy owner to another...
What did u mean by this? Petes?
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I finally booked Optra today . Expected delivery 22 Nov.
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What did u mean by this? Petes?
there are a lot of options here..ive seen superchips do wonders on a friends magnum.i hear kiirus is prwetty good too..
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What did u mean by this? Petes?
Petes is a tuning box. It gives you more power should cost close to 30k. Since you are in bangalore the rd ecu will be a better option. But i would complete atleast 10k kms before i get one of these.
Please post a budget that you have in mind for the mods.
Try and get the dealer to give the maintainence pack as a freebie.
Your mods according to me should be in this order of priority.
1) Mats, mudflaps, film, parking sensors etc.
2) Tyres- change these as soon as you get the car so that you can get a better price for your stock tyres.
3)ICE- Options are unlimited. Please visit the ICE section for this
4)Air filter and tuning box - do this after a year or 10kms
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there are a lot of options here..ive seen superchips do wonders on a friends magnum.i hear kiirus is prwetty good too..
i have completed 15k on my magnum and thinking of chipping the engine. Which do you think is a better bet. Kiirus, petes or superchips
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Petes is a tuning box. It gives you more power should cost close to 30k. Since you are in bangalore the rd ecu will be a better option. But i would complete atleast 10k kms before i get one of these.
Please post a budget that you have in mind for the mods.
Try and get the dealer to give the maintainence pack as a freebie.
Your mods according to me should be in this order of priority.
1) Mats, mudflaps, film, parking sensors etc.
2) Tyres- change these as soon as you get the car so that you can get a better price for your stock tyres.
3)ICE- Options are unlimited. Please visit the ICE section for this
4)Air filter and tuning box - do this after a year or 10kms
My priorities are in the same order too
By maintenance pack, did you mean the 21k for free service?
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i have completed 15k on my magnum and thinking of chipping the engine. Which do you think is a better bet. Kiirus, petes or superchips

Well honestly if you ask me everyone has their pros and cons, petes are the best in the country but i have seen skodas with the kit conking off and having issues. kiirus is relatively newer in the market and is slowly but steadily making a market for himself, hes pretty good i must say. i say give kiirus a shot.

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i have completed 15k on my magnum and thinking of chipping the engine. Which do you think is a better bet. Kiirus, petes or superchips
ive not heard of superchips much. but as far as petes goes his product is throroughly tested and you can expect it to be reliable. also his customer service is by far the best. in term of reliability ive had petes on my innova for about 48k kms now without a single problem.
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Upgrade the tyres for sure, to PP2 if possible 205/55. Will be well worth the money spent.

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The stock tyres that come with this model is 195/60 R15. Would 205/55 R15 make that much of a difference? I have to check on how much extra i need to pay
Also wouldnt this reduce the already low ground clearance?

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