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Old 2nd February 2006, 22:10   #106
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Great.. Adit, I didnt know one ride in my car last weekend helped you makeup your mind so soon...LOL! we couldve done that long time back..heehee...

Anyways now that you have decided, wait till you find a good car...doesnt matter how abused the car is, the engine would seldom disappoint you ..thats how I see it. You might not find a real low mileage car as vtec owners have the reputation of using their car even to go to the next door to buy a packet of milk..LOL!!!

I have had a little problem with my rear end nudging ahead at high speeds but realised later through the service station guys that the springs are busted...now Ive got 'em changed and the car handles much better...havent done a 160kmph drive yet but till 140kmph its holding pretty well.

I wont forget to mention the rattling noises from the dash...get ready for that too...

Anyways, best of luck...have a great one.

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shan2nu, how about putting a poll on the Vtec vs Baleno and make life more exciting..let us see how many tbhpians root for VTEC and how many for Baleno...
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shan2nu, how about putting a poll on the Vtec vs Baleno and make life more exciting..let us see how many tbhpians root for VTEC and how many for Baleno...
Havn't you guys had enuf of it? LOL

I can put up a poll but, i'm pretty damn sure the first reply would read...."Well, that would depend on whether you're talking about stock or modified cars". Hehe

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Good choice, Adit. Hope to see a set of shiny Honda wheels at a meet soon!
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thanks everyone.

firstly, i need to get a good car at a good price..
then the mods

1) Koni's
2) Recaro's
3) GTECH
4) Header's
5) Freeflow (already have one)
6) K&N's (already have one)
7) Paint job (black) with basic body kit maybe spandex
8) remove spoiler
9) A decent Music system (mp3 player, 2 rear speakers and tweeter)
10) EL dials
11) change headlamps to HID/ something brighter...
12) Alloys
13) Tires - G3/ Michelin/ Toyo
14) Strut Bar
15) Chrome/ Paint the engine block
16) wiring lights - anyone knows where is it available in bangalore?

these are the first
rest later

but the all important question of finding a good car....
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thanks everyone.

firstly, i need to get a good car at a good price..
then the mods

1) Koni's
2) Recaro's
3) GTECH
4) Header's
5) Freeflow (already have one)
6) K&N's (already have one)
7) Paint job (black) with basic body kit maybe spandex
8) remove spoiler
9) A decent Music system (mp3 player, 2 rear speakers and tweeter)
10) EL dials
11) change headlamps to HID/ something brighter...
12) Alloys
13) Tires - G3/ Michelin/ Toyo
14) Strut Bar
15) Chrome/ Paint the engine block
16) wiring lights - anyone knows where is it available in bangalore?

these are the first
rest later

but the all important question of finding a good car....
any more suggestions?????
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I don't understand what you mean by already having a K&N. Unless it's a universal filter, you will need another one.

For tyres, by far the BEST tyres you can buy are the Yokohama AVS ES-100s, in 195/60 R14.
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well, i finally have made up my mind, thanks to a lot of help from tbhpians and the car i have chosen is...

hold your breath...

the VTEC..
....
Good call, I can't wait to lay my hands on one here in the US. Have been thinking of getting the rsx type-s
cheers,
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Congrats on your purchase.

We had a long discussions here & you are convinced on going with Vtech. Hence it is not a cake walk for either of the cars to take the crown. Its a neck to neck competition between both. You said Baleno has a poorer resale value with an example a 2001 Vtech will cost you in the range of 2005 baleno.

Since there are only marginal advantages, is it not wiser to for recent model car at same price with giving up those marginal advantages. Just laid down my thoughts
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I don't understand what you mean by already having a K&N. Unless it's a universal filter, you will need another one.

For tyres, by far the BEST tyres you can buy are the Yokohama AVS ES-100s, in 195/60 R14.
i have the K&N universal filter...and yes the AVS is a good tire
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Avs is good but you also wanna have a look at the Silverstone FTZ sport , performance tyres...find them average looking but phenominal grip ...The shoulder pattern is similar to that of a Potenza GIII...you know where Im comin from now. BUt aint too sure if you gonna get the appropriate size. Will inquire and let you know...

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guys, any idead how much would a mild cam cost me on the car???
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You're going to need a SOHC Vtec cam, not just any cam. And as far as I know, they aren't too easy to find.
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You're going to need a SOHC Vtec cam, not just any cam. And as far as I know, they aren't too easy to find.
hmmm, thanks for the update
well how much would a sohc cam cost oridinarily (not neccesaary for a VTEC)
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Brother, if you get a normal cam, why on earth would you want to buy a Vtec. That engine is worthless without the Vtec system. The whole magic of the engine is in the cam. The Vtec basically has a variable cam system, which changes the cam profile. Any other non-Vtec cam would just render it impotent.
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