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Old 3rd August 2009, 17:25   #76
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I take my words back LOL, I guess I underestimated you.

You can take the call on the tyres, when you change next time. Till then learn the limits of the car. But now that you have told me how you drive, please research suspensions on the baleno, I am sure you will not be dissapointed.
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Hi crazydiablo and mclaren(This is awkward calling you by the screen name )

Could you tell me what are the limits of the car? And please dont hesitate giving me any kind of advice. I will ask a lot of questions till I am clear, but will understand what you are trying to tell because I am a very new driver compared to all of you here.

And Mclaren.
I dont think I am race material to be honest. So drives will have to wait... I watch and read up a lot of things. Fifth gear I watch regularly so I understand how certain cars need to be handled and driven on the tracks. But let me assure I am not that good. I am learning still.

Thanks for clearing up on the wheels. I will think on this a little
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Old 3rd August 2009, 23:34   #78
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Could you tell me what are the limits of the car?
Only one way. Track day.

Hey, that rhymes!
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Hi crazydiablo and mclaren(This is awkward calling you by the screen name )
Crazydiablo's name is Mohit and my name is Rahul.

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Could you tell me what are the limits of the car?
Limits in terms of top speed? Handling? Tire size? Modding the engine? Can you be a bit more specific?

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And Mclaren.
I dont think I am race material to be honest.
Sowmya, getting on a track makes you a better driver. You don't have to be race material to get to know your limits and that of your cars.

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I watch and read up a lot of things. Fifth gear I watch regularly so I understand how certain cars need to be handled and driven on the tracks.
Knowing the technical bits is the first step and most times the hardest step for most people. Since you understand this bit, its a lot easier to eeerrmmm... Make you track worthy?

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Thanks for clearing up on the wheels. I will think on this a little
You are always welcome, feel free to ask any questions. The members here are a helpful lot.
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Always have seat belts though they restrict me like crazy.
Ain't that the whole idea of wearing seat-belts - to restrict you and keep you in place and not get thrown around ?

Anyway, over time you will get so used to the restrictiveness that you will start missing it on the rare occasions that you are not wearing it.
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Old 4th August 2009, 14:36   #81
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It was a very good read on your car hunting experience!!
I am glad that you found an amazing piece.

Like others have stated, A track day with your car can change a lot of things.
You should definitely venture into it.
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Crazydiablo's name is Mohit and my name is Rahul.

Limits in terms of top speed? Handling? Tire size? Modding the engine? Can you be a bit more specific?
In terms of handling?
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Just noticed this thread....

A great write-up on the purchase experience!
Congrats Sowmya, one of the favourite cars on T-BHP, Enjoy the drive!
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In terms of handling?
Handling infact is a relative term in my opinion. And each person has his/her own perception of a good handling car based on their driving styles. For a person A an understeering car might be good, for a person B a oversteering car might be ideal and for a person C a neutral handling car maybe ideal. So it differs from person to person. Irrespective of what your car is capable of, what is most important is to realize the limitations of your car and yourself as a driver first. Every person has his own limitations and this varies from person to person. For most spirited driving on our highways with some good rubber, stock suspension should be enough for speeds upto 140kmph. But if you wish to take it further and do a few track days, or touch higher speeds on your speedo a change in suspesion is recommended.

What speeds do you normally drive at? Specifically in the highways.
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soumya,

would you pls let me know whats OPPOSITE LOCK technique...pls enlighten me.
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Opposite Lock

Opposite lock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here is a video of Tiff using opposite lock.
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Hey Somwya...

Congrats on acquiring a beautifully mainitained Baleno. Loved the writing style.
Good to see enthusiastic members of the opposite gender willing to go the extra mile...

Drive safe and have fun!
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Old 10th August 2009, 16:56   #88
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My Baleno has these two names I short listed - Bolt and Dash. I am still mulling on them.

9th July 2009 I got my car. Its 10th August. Exactly 1 month and 1 day later, I have a flat. Rear wheel on driver's side.

Not one nail but two damn nails :( But I am happy I caught them in the early stages and didn't keep driving on.
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I recently watched "Transformers 2".
How about the name "Optimus"
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On a break from my car and writing for a short while. Will bounce back and resume writing...
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