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Old 1st September 2007, 20:59   #286
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Sweet deal man!. Buying mine soon. I am waiting for SBI to process my loan! The car has a never ending pull!

Is anyone switching to 16" rims on the Magnum? I was thinking of replacing them with spoked alloys and wider rubber. How much do you think it will impact FE?

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the Alpine head unit is awesome. The speakers are **** though. Spend 5K and go for JBL's or something. However if you want to replace the Alpine unit it will come off easily and a new head unit will fit in like a glove. make sure no one cuts wires(like they did in Accent 7 years ago). Also i strictly suggest you DONT get a sunroof from outside. It will void your warranty, cause rust (as you are slicing off sheet metal from the car), impact safety in case of a frontal crash or a roll over and will eventually leak after 2-3 years. It is an unwritten code and my sisters BMW in the US has started leaking already!. I would advise against it. Are you buying from Orange?
Thanks for the advice on da speakers and alpine unit...i was thinking of JBL too.. its sad the guys at the showroom were lying that the engine warranty would go if cut the wires from da unit.. and the HU area will not be compatible wid any other HU!!.. i am not going for da sunroof as i think it will be a problem wid security and more over leakages!! thanks again!!

I think i ll be getting my delivery tomorrow... jus excited!!
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hi guys...
test drove the magnum few days before, i currently own a petrol optra ...
man had to believe that GM had a real winner this time, read all the 20 pages of review on the thread.

i did have FE issues and the slight gearshift issue on my current car and really got to believe that GM has done magic to the optra batch, FE nearing 14 - 16 on diesel and yeah they surely changed the gearbox or finetuned it to a very good level. i dont think the engine needs an intro, but it trulllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyy RRRRRROOOOOOXXXX. jus lovd it. cant crib upon some of the issues cause according to me (very very personally) i think its a gem of a package
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Is anyone switching to 16" rims on the Magnum? I was thinking of replacing them with spoked alloys and wider rubber. How much do you think it will impact FE?
Hardly.

Going for Sunroof aint a wise option since it has chances of leaking unless it comes stock like my 1.8LT comes with it.

bean - Why dont you trade your petrol optra for a diesel one?
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Hi dude,
no dont worry about losing the engine warranty..the HU module has nothing to do with the Engine..what fools. If you have any trouble let me know(cant tell you why but i can sure help out ..hehe). Also DONT cut the socket. Make sure you get an adapter. A short can cost you dearly!. Personally i wanted to give away this alpine unit and go for a Blaupunkt Hamburg with blue tooth capability etc..it even diverts the sound to the speakers during a phone call!..not sure i wanna hear my boss's firing through 8 speakers, but it could be well worth the investment. I believe it costs Rs 15000 for the HU..hmm..maybe later on. I've also narrowed down on 205/60 R15 tyres(yokohama) and am still hunting for rims. If you push for a good deal you could get a rim and tyre upgrade for less than 2K after trading in y our old wheels and tyres. let me see how it works.

Tell me how your car is once you take delivery. *TIP* dont smash the coconut on the bonnet like i saw one politician doing at a GM showroom in mumbai(hehehe...)
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I've also narrowed down on 205/60 R15 tyres(yokohama) and am still hunting for rims.
Thats a wrong upsize for the Optra. The correct ones are : -

205/55/15
205/50/15
205/40/17
215/40/17
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Are you sure about such low profiles on our roads?
The ride will be very very harsh IMHO.
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Are you sure about such low profiles on our roads?
The ride will be very very harsh IMHO.
I have 205/50/15 on my Optra, its not that bad.
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Those creatures from SBI are really annoying. Will take 1 more week to process the loan and now i am using our lovely taxis and rickshaws in bombay.
I have 205/50/15 on my Optra, its not that bad.
this profile seems a bit too low. For instance side wall height is 102.5 MM. On stock tyres, 195/60 R 15 side wall height is 117mm. On the same rim size this will reduce ground clearance drastically. What do you say?
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Those creatures from SBI are really annoying. Will take 1 more week to process the loan and now i am using our lovely taxis and rickshaws in bombay.
I have 205/50/15 on my Optra, its not that bad.
this profile seems a bit too low. For instance side wall height is 102.5 MM. On stock tyres, 195/60 R 15 side wall height is 117mm. On the same rim size this will reduce ground clearance drastically. What do you say?
My car came with stock 195/55/15, they were really good, then i put 205/55/15, on full lock it used to scrub the inside wall, then i put in 205/50/15 quite good and car does not touch anywhere as such and ride is decent, handling is very good. Next i am putting 195/55/15 Yokohama S drives and then 215/40/17
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BUSA I think the Magnum comes with 195/60 R15 tyres on 6J alloys from factory so 205/60 R15 should work without issues.
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Are you saying you prefer a slow *** safari that needs people to push it above 100 v/s a stonking optra magnum?

huh? what was that? a slow safari........where?
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Thats a shame dude,
did you try and lower the seat height? Of course a safari has more headroom!
The key to liking this car is to drive it. Are you saying you prefer a slow *** safari that needs people to push it above 100 v/s a stonking optra magnum?
I guess you were talking about my choice?
Well I am a very tall guy, and slightly big on the sides too. I do quite a bit of 6 hour trips and many 8-12 hours trips in the himalays
So more than the smokin 0-100 accleration, or that 13 second quartermile times, whats more important to me, is that "what all will ache" after the drive.
So I prefer the safari. Its roomy, its comfortable, and I can stretch.
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BUSA I think the Magnum comes with 195/60 R15 tyres on 6J alloys from factory so 205/60 R15 should work without issues.
My car came with 195/55/15 as stock.

Optra's internationally come with 195/55/15 as stock.

One of my friends in GM told me that no manufacturer recalibrates the setting while changing tyres, hence from 185/60/14 the nearest upsize is 195/55/15 and they gave it.

I have used 205/55/15, the car touches alot on full lock, so 205/60/15 would not be a good upsize for the Optra.

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On the same rim size this will reduce ground clearance drastically. What do you say?
Stock Optra GC - 173mm
With 205/55/15 - 178mm
With 205/50/15 - 168mm thats the current GC of my Optra
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hey guys..posting da pics of ma magnum. jus got delivery 3 days back. will post the FE as soon as i can. there r other issues i wanna discuss.. but for now..jus da pics..







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Hardly.

bean - Why dont you trade your petrol optra for a diesel one?
wish i could Busa...

by the way iv got mah black magnum LS day before yesterday... n im jus really lovin it
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