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Old 1st December 2010, 12:04   #1
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Default Re-Mapped Optra Magnum TCDI. EDIT:Dyno Graph on Pg 4

After selling my elantra crdi was searching for replacement car and these were shortlisted.
( More info about my previous car here..
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ntra-crdi.html (Boosted Elantra CRDI!))

- Cruze - 150bhp - 330nm
- Skoda Superb - 160bhp - 350nm(old)
- Sonata Embera - 150bhp - 330nm
- Magnum - 120bhp - 314nm

Discarded these for..
Cruze - Just 15nm of torque more over a magnum and high price.
Skoda Superb - Again costly to maintain forget about buying.
Sonata embera - Found that clutch & flywheel is close to lakh.

Magnum was finalised for its

Torque - 314nm.
Reliability - Not heard much complaints.
Price - 6.3lkhs for a pre-worshipped car.
Maintainance - Almost as Verna crdi.
ABS - A Must for me.

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Congrats Rajeev. Do you still have the i10 or sold it ?
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Congrats again on the new car sir. After yesterdays night drive you know what needs to be adjusted. hope i can join you on saturday to visit the tuner.
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Congrats Rajeev. Do you still have the i10 or sold it ?
Thats my dads car, he will keep it for life i guess.

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Congrats again on the new car sir. After yesterdays night drive you know what needs to be adjusted. hope i can join you on saturday to visit the tuner.
Dont spill the beans so early dude, The car is already in the garage after my review.
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Congrats! I think you bought the car sometime back, as I have seen this in the meet pics?

I guess there is a line up of mods?

A/c had given up prematurely on a car known to me. Not sure it is a one-ff case. Also, the oil-sump seem to be placed a bit too low?

Appreciate a brief comparison with the Elantra.
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Congrats! I think you bought the car sometime back, as I have seen this in the meet pics?
Thanks, Its a month old.

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I guess there is a line up of mods?
Yes, but each and every mod is being tried to get the best out of magnum and once successful will be posted.

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A/c had given up prematurely on a car known to me. Not sure it is a one-ff case.
Car has now done 46k kms and no sign of A/c problems.

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the oil-sump seem to be placed a bit too low?
For my driving styles till date have not scraped oil sump so lets wait and watch. It may also be a reason that people use 50 profile tyre instead of 60 which reduces the ground clearance drastically.

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Appreciate a brief comparison with the Elantra.
Elantra vs Magnum

- Stock Magnum can easily overtake a peted Elantra.
- Magnum does not handle/brake like elantra which am currently rectifying.
- Magnum interiors/exteriors are way better than Elantra.

These are the major differences i found.

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Old 2nd December 2010, 11:02   #7
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Planned Mods
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- Re-map/Petes box
- Upgrade suspension to handle the massive torque.
- Tarox rotors for braking
- Green cotton filter
- Light force HIDs
- Down pipe rework for free flow.
- Sway bar
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Planned Mods
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- Re-map/Petes box
- Upgrade suspension to handle the massive torque.
- Tarox rotors for braking
- Green cotton filter
- Light force HIDs
- Down pipe rework for free flow.
- Sway bar

Contrats!!! Magnum is fun to drive and the post 2K performance is addictive. The only problem is that the handling doesnt match its engine performance.

Im really interested to see how the suspension upgrade would affect handling handling. Also looking forward to your review after petes box
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Hey Rajeev, congrats on the new car. Its been so many for you from the last year! I always liked the magnum and guess its a great machine!
Just a quick thought- so many mods planned on a brand new car! Maybe enjoy the stock for some months, before making the beast more insane!
But I know what mods mean to you! So, when you finish all the planned stuff, let me know. I couldn't taste the elantra, would want to have a go on this!
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Thanks all.

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Contrats!!! Magnum is fun to drive and the post 2K performance is addictive. The only problem is that the handling doesnt match its engine performance.
Very true, Main reason why am changing suspension to have all the fun.

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Im really interested to see how the suspension upgrade would affect handling handling.
Currently checking out the options will surely update once done.

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Also looking forward to your review after petes box
Currently testing a re-map, if things get sorted out it will be re-map else petes box.

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Just a quick thought- so many mods planned on a brand new car! Maybe enjoy the stock for some months, before making the beast more insane!
Its a pre-worshipped car.

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But I know what mods mean to you! So, when you finish all the planned stuff, let me know. I couldn't taste the elantra, would want to have a go on this!
Sure.
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Replaced engine oil with Shell Helix 5w40 to reduce wear n tear of the engine.

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Nice, now that's a great pre-worshipped car. The Optra has a very good reliability rating. That, combined with the ride, space, torquey diesel and quick depreciation make for a super deal. Congrats! Which year is she?

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Planned Mods
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- Re-map/Petes box
- Upgrade suspension to handle the massive torque.
- Tarox rotors for braking
- Green cotton filter
- Light force HIDs
- Down pipe rework for free flow.
- Sway bar
Good list. In line with the others, really keen to know how the suspension mods improve her dynamics. Which specific parts & brand have you zeroed in on? I'm unhappy with the stock suspension of my Civic and have it on my to-do list as well.

Here's a thread for you : Remaps versus tuning boxes for Diesels (Tuning Box versus Remaps (Diesel tuning))

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Old 3rd December 2010, 11:53   #13
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@GTO - thanks for the title change.

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Nice, now that's a great pre-worshipped car. The Optra has a very good reliability rating. That, combined with the ride, space, torquey diesel and quick depreciation make for a super deal. Congrats! Which year is she?
Thanks, She was born on 2007 november.

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Good list. In line with the others, really keen to know how the suspension mods improve her dynamics. Which specific parts & brand have you zeroed in on? I'm unhappy with the stock suspension of my Civic and have it on my to-do list as well.
Installed with custom suspension and I am eagarly waiting to take a test drive tonight.

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Will surely gothrough it and decide.
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I'm unhappy with the stock suspension of my Civic and have it on my to-do list as well.
Check out HKS suspension(1lkh) for Civic from RD karthik, bangalore. Got good reviews about it.
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Objective: "To rectify magnum tcdi handling at high speeds"

Problem: "Initially, I was not able to unleash the beast at corners, undulation roads and carefully drive on humps with 5 people. I guess this was the main problem for most of magnum owners while taking corners at high speeds."

Conversation between me and TDI racing tuner before the job

Me - What is the cost?
TDi guys - 20k.
Me - Are you guys just changing stock suspension oil to a harder one?
TDi guys - Not just that there is lot more to it.
Me - What is that?
TDi guys - Cant be revealed.
Me - How many kms does these suspension last for?
TDi guys - 80k kms or more, depends on your driving styles.
Me - How much time does it take to do the job?
TDi guys - 2 days.
Me - After mods if i dont like the job can you replace it with the stock setup.
TDi guys - Yes, If you are not satisfied dont pay a penny.

Finally Installed custom built suspension from TDItacing.

Job was completed on December 3rd and was eagar to check
PES college-->Cloverleaf NICE road and back which is perfect blend to test the car for its
- Undulation roads
- Top speeds tests
- Corners which is as good as testing cars on Tracks.

Finally tested the car yesterday with Raj.barcode as he stays near by.
Magnums handling is now rectified by installing custom suspension for all four sides. Taking corners at high speeds is now childs play. Car is planted all the way on undulation roads, no signs of swaying at high speed cornering which left me impressed for the amount paid. Overall i am happy with this setup. The car is now neither too comfortable as stock nor as hard as a track setup car, Its inbetween which is good sign for a Street
car which was my prime requirement.
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