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Old 7th January 2008, 23:43   #16
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raaj if its for RSC i suggest you research a lil more before you put your money down.

I have seen this car and I am in love with it..but I am holding back because of the price factor only.
I am open for any suggestions....if you guys can help me to find a good carb esteem ..nothing like it.....

I am sure Raghuram, Oversteer (Kartik) would also benifit from the same.
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I have just got a 97 Esteem for around 80K...its done only 35K and belonged to a close friend for last 4-5 years..

by the way what is RSC ?
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Old 8th January 2008, 22:04   #18
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by the way what is RSC ?
Rally Star Cup
Check this link for more information
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Old 8th January 2008, 22:22   #19
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Thanks Dude!!! I had a 96 Carb Esteem which I sold some 10 months back
I had fun with the car....I agree on your point on the power steering piece...But I am planning on RSC and you can enter with Carb esteem only...and most of them are w/o power steering

raajks, i never thought you would be a rally guy, congrats. Man, you can find umpteen number of carb esteems with PS especially in the models between 1997-2000. Why even mine is one, not that i am selling.
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If U wanna do the 1400cc class later on, I'd suggest getting an mpfi esteem now.
Get a carb engine for the RSC class and when U want to use it for 1400cc class, U can switch to the original mpfi engine.
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If U wanna do the 1400cc class later on, I'd suggest getting an mpfi esteem now.
Get a carb engine for the RSC class and when U want to use it for 1400cc class, U can switch to the original mpfi engine.
Correct me if I am wrong, but i think you can plonk in a MPFI Esteem engine into a 95 esteem and still do the 1400 class when necessary. This would save quite some cost.Right?
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Yes,Raghuram.
But, taking into the account the vehicle condition and price of a 2000/2001 mpfi and plonking a carb engine is lot better than getting a beat-up '95 carb esteem and plonking a 40-50k worth mpfi engine.
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Is this plonking so simple ? I thought there was a lot of wiring issues were involved. You seem to make it look so simple mahendra.
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That is why I've been suggesting mpfi to carb conversion.
Carb to mpfi is quite a task.
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If U wanna do the 1400cc class later on, I'd suggest getting an mpfi esteem now.
Get a carb engine for the RSC class and when U want to use it for 1400cc class, U can switch to the original mpfi engine.

Agree with Nitrous!!!!

There is a cheaper alternative too...

I have a contact who deals with accident vehicles. Where you can get an MPFI engine with wiring for a lot lesser price than what you would get outside.
Also, the RC book endorsement would also be done.....

You need a strong body shell which is going to take all the beating of a stiff suspension and bad roads. A later model would have lesser flex on the chasis. But it depends on the condition on the car.


Raghu, this 95 is a class piece.. If you see it you will love it.
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raajks, i never thought you would be a rally guy, congrats. Man, you can find umpteen number of carb esteems with PS especially in the models between 1997-2000. Why even mine is one, not that i am selling.

Well I always was very passionate about racing........but i am a new kid on the block.

Things started coming to shape when I did the Chennai track day, My rides with mclaren1885 and BUSA helped to get a hang of things. Seeing Madan80 on his Palio 1.2 was also a revelation.

A rally school with Gaurav Gill made a difference too..for me to seriously think about rallying..
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Raghu, this 95 is a class piece.. If you see it you will love it.
1995 esteems were the best, IMO. Get it & modify it.
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1995 esteems were the best, IMO. Get it & modify it.
Even if the price is a LAC????
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Sometimes, you've got to be down right crazy if the car is in great shape & you love it so much. Better than buying a mediocre car & spending 20k/40k on getting it into decent shape.
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Things started coming to shape when I did the Chennai track day, My rides with mclaren1885 and BUSA helped to get a hang of things. Seeing Madan80 on his Palio 1.2 was also a revelation.
- whaat? What was the profound revelation?

now I am curious...
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