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Old 19th July 2006, 11:26   #16
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Congrats Ram,
Welcome to club Baleno, look forward to some pics.
Cheers.
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Old 19th July 2006, 12:01   #17
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Congrats man,

Great choice... and awaiting the pics...

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Old 19th July 2006, 12:21   #18
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Congratulations @Ram ..
Would love to see snaps of your alloys .. all the stock VXi's I have seen have 11 spoke alloys. 7 spoke ones must be on the newer models.
You're right shuvc!

Maruti's stock alloys are the 11-spoke D3350 from Birla-Hindalco Aura.
I goofed in the post!

If you care to know how I got stuck with the number 7, it's like this.

I've been shopping for alloys and have seen a lot of them recently.
Have chosen to hand over the 800 to my family in Mumbai with new alloys.
The M800 has MRF ZVTS 145/65R14 rubber that's barely 5,000 km old now.

Birla-Hindalco's Aura make the 11-spoke D3350 also in 13-inch size, but that would need me to upsize.

I am about to finalize on a seven-spoker 12-inch alloy in a very similar design for the 800.

That's where my mental-impression got misled. Sorry for the confusion.

Ram

PS
BTW, I think Maruti's Swift ZXi has seven-spoke 14-inch alloys, that will probably fit a Baleno LXi.
Here's a pic of that one.

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Old 19th July 2006, 12:38   #19
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Samurai, sajo, naveendhyani, Samrat Banerjee, dhall_gagan, shivmarwaha, moralfibre, Rudra Sen, ECM, shuvc

Your congratulations, approval and warm camaraderie are overwhelming!
Please accept my heartfelt gratitude.

I will take pictures this weekend and post them.
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Ram, congrats on the purchase.
Also a simple (hopefully) question - why did you select the Baleno from the available options in the C-segment ? Just to know the thought process that went behind the purchase decision.
I am aware that you have years (actually decades, if I am right) of experience with a wide range of cars owned in India and abroad. What were your key criteria while looking out for a suitable car ? And what was it that tilted the scale in the Baleno's favour ?
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Old 20th July 2006, 16:29   #21
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congratulations ram sir for your purchase

baleno is a good vehicle and so is ur choice.

all the best for your new rides.

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Hey Ram! Pun intended ;-)

Welcome to the Baleno Club! You sure have made an awesome choice.

Here's wishing a lifetime of driving pleasure.

Cheers!
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Congrats Ram

Please post the pics soon :-)
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Congrats Ram on your purchase!!!! Do post pics and a review!!!
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BTW, I think Maruti's Swift ZXi has seven-spoke 14-inch alloys, that will probably fit a Baleno LXi.
I had actually explored this option during my purchase. Had asked the dealer to give me the ZXi alloys instead of the 11 spoke ones. They gave me some excuse that the swift alloys don't fit the Baleno .. I didn't pursue it further since I was ok with the stock alloys.
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man the new 14" alloys on the Baleno look really awesome, i gotta save up a lotta money for alloys!! :(
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Hey Ram congrats on the new ride. I thought you were going to pick up the new Scorp. I recall you were pretty gung-ho about it.
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OFF TOPIC! kindly ask such questions in modification section. - Mod team

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Congrats Ram.....

Welcome to baleno club.....
its really fun to drive and gr8 vfm package....... all the best.


cheers,
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'allo 'allo

congrats on your latest addition to the family, enjoy the "new car smell" while you can...

geez, this car is getting bloody popular...id better brush up on it...

cheers
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