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Old 20th July 2009, 17:58   #166
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The OZ from Naveen's red Palio S10 looks great.What ICE have you put?Speaker locations?Quality of sound?Coming to the dash Sidharth of NDTV car and bike,showed the same kind of issue when he td ed a punto Emotion pack.so i think its common.Moreover why dont you look for MOMO 98 PCD wheels?they are the only good looking 98 PCD s.If not go for 100 pcd.in chennai many LINEA Emotion Packs run on 100 PCD,after exchanging their stock alloys.Many Palio too run 100 PCD after slight machining of the wheels.Its done in all tyre shops.here.even in hyderabad Asoka Wheels,Minister Road branch told me to go for 100 PCD wheels and they would machine it.But i had bought Palio GTX 98 PCD wheels. Vist link below for a few Red Punto pics.with 100pcd alloys
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Old 20th July 2009, 18:04   #167
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red Palio S10
Did I read Red Palio S10? Wasn't it supposed to be Canary Yellow? Repainted you mean or some limited batch of limited batch (I heard someone with sufficient influence got a red GTX ordered with an S10 Gearbox)

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If not go for 100 pcd.in chennai many LINEA Emotion Packs run on 100 PCD,after exchanging their stock alloys.Many Palio too run 100 PCD after slight machining of the wheels.Its done in all tyre shops.here.even in hyderabad Asoka Wheels,Minister Road branch told me to go for 100 PCD wheels and they would machine it.But i had bought Palio GTX 98 PCD wheels.
Are you sure it is the safe thing to do? How accurate are these machiners? What if there is slight eccentricity?
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Glifford bhai,
Naveen s S10 is reapainted to red from yellow.


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Your pics of the ICE install is pending. We are all waiting. BTW the alloys look hot and do get yourself nice pairs of alloys with some good rubber on it.
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The OZ from Naveen's red Palio S10 looks great.What ICE have you put?Speaker locations?Quality of sound?Coming to the dash Sidharth of NDTV car and bike,showed the same kind of issue when he td ed a punto Emotion pack.so i think its common.Moreover why dont you look for MOMO 98 PCD wheels?they are the only good looking 98 PCD s.If not go for 100 pcd.in chennai many LINEA Emotion Packs run on 100 PCD,after exchanging their stock alloys.Many Palio too run 100 PCD after slight machining of the wheels.Its done in all tyre shops.here.even in hyderabad Asoka Wheels,Minister Road branch told me to go for 100 PCD wheels and they would machine it.But i had bought Palio GTX 98 PCD wheels. Vist link below for a few Red Punto pics.with 100pcd alloys
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We went and spoke to Ritesh of Ashoka Wheels and he did try to persuade me into going for 100pcd. But Ive heard a lot of stories about high speed wobbling. And I dont want to compromise on this stability aspect just for looks. Infact today I saw another punto with similar alloys and I pulled over and asked him. He got 14inch prestige rims which were 100pcd fit on w/o any alterations. I asked him about the wobbling issue if he is having any. He never went above 120 so he did not know. This is a risky question and I spoke to one well known fiat specialist mechanic and a few bhpians too, and all recommended me to stick to 98pcd itself.

How much do the MOMOs cost about?

Ive got a Pio 5050UB HU along with JBL 607c in the rear and 608c upfront powered by some old Pio 4ch amp. Fitting was done very neatly and all concealed. The audio sounds kickass but a little jarring from the rear comps at high volumes. Culprit being the amp. Right now am short on resources (read $$$), or else I have plans to add a JBL 4ch amp along with a CS1204 subwoofer with custom enclosure.

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Your pics of the ICE install is pending. We are all waiting. BTW the alloys look hot and do get yourself nice pairs of alloys with some good rubber on it.
Sorry I could not take pics of the ICE install. I carried my camera along and in the middle I had to run to a store in the other corner of the city to change a wire on my mech's Scooty ES And to top it, it was raining cats and dogs. By the time I reached back all drenched, the install was over.
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Momo wheels are available in 98 pcd. In fact, just saw a set the other day, black matte with red lip. looked real hot ! Cost - about 50 k for a set ! Only for those who have deep pockets.
I might consider going in for those but only if some one offered to buy the wheels of my Linea.

On another note, a friend of mine can actually manufacture custom alloys, any size, any pcd, for about 60 k for a set of 5. He has his manufacturing unit in Faridabad, Haryana. Could be a solution for someone who wants exclusivity and 98 pcd!
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Thats a good setup of ICE pal, you can always upgrade by stages. You can try changing some amp setting to reduce the jarring for now.
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Guys,
I have a coupla friends who run 100 PCD on Palio,most of them have done 140+ without any wobbling issues.None have had problems.


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On long term reliability it seems 98 PCD will be the best bet. Had been to Tata Fiat showroom here, and as per the people there, they suggest for 98 PCD only. Dont know the details though.
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On long term reliability it seems 98 PCD will be the best bet. Had been to Tata Fiat showroom here, and as per the people there, they suggest for 98 PCD only. Dont know the details though.
Considering that how many alloy options we have in punto?
And what brands as well.
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Considering that how many alloy options we have in punto?
And what brands as well.
TWO.

The stock alloy and the linea alloys. OZ use to have 98 PCDs but not sure if it is still available in the market to buy.
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I was checking Aura alloys and they have a wide range for 98 PCD alloys. Correct me if I am worng please...
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Hey furioussphinx, Its a bit late in the day to be congratulating and all, but my membership was approved today, so here goes, Congrats dude. I have been following your experience closely as a Grande Punto is on my mind.
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The biggest issue with finding wheels is the PCD - Pitch Circle Diameter - this is the size of a circle drawn around the four bolt holes. Most cars (e.g. Honda, Nissan, Toyota) are 4x 100 PCD. The FIAT (and many European cars: Alfa Romeo, Renault) needs 4x 98 PCD. Make sure you ask your wheel shop about this PCD first. They may suggest 'wobbly bolts' which are bolts that have a floating spacer to cope with the mis-Alignment. It is better to have wheels with correct 98PCD though.

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The biggest issue with finding wheels is the PCD - Pitch Circle Diameter - this is the size of a circle drawn around the four bolt holes. Most cars (e.g. Honda, Nissan, Toyota) are 4x 100 PCD. The FIAT (and many European cars: Alfa Romeo, Renault) needs 4x 98 PCD. Make sure you ask your wheel shop about this PCD first. They may suggest 'wobbly bolts' which are bolts that have a floating spacer to cope with the mis-Alignment. It is better to have wheels with correct 98PCD though.
Thats the reason why I am hunting on and on for 98pcd alloys. Some dealers might alter 100pcd alloys to 98pcd and sell them, how can I spot that whether its an authentic 98pcd or some altered one?

Another issue I am facing is the rear parcel tray. Trust me guys, there are small small niggles in the cars and the bottomline is clear, the interior plastic quality is bad. Anyways another 400kms to go for my first service, make that 3 days
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