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Old 7th April 2010, 10:58   #91
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May be someone can help me here. I wanted to know what would be the total weight for 5 alloy wheels?
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May be someone can help me here. I wanted to know what would be the total weight for 5 alloy wheels?
FIAT stock alloy wheel weigh around 8kgs for one wheel.
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Guys,

any idea where I can find these alloys on the web and how much they'd cost ?
Please suggest web portlas for alloys with chrome but dull finish !
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Bad news!!!!

A drunk biker rammed into the rear of Punto.
There are 2 big nasty scratches at side of the bumper.

Biker was alright. I was so blank by the damage to the car, by the time I was checking the car, he picked up his bike and sped the scene.

His handle rammed into the rear right tyre. The tyre was flat within 2 minutes.
I noticed a small cut on the sidewall. I hope its repairable.
Any idea if we can repair the deep cuts in sidewall?

ITS A VERY VERY SAD DAY!!!!!
I have not accessed the damage due to night.
Will post pictures tomorrow.

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Very sad to hear about the incident. Why not cover up the scratches with a BIG TBHP sticker "Live to drive one" ??

And how was the performance of PUNTO on hills compared to Dzire ?
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Bad news!!!!

A drunk biker rammed into the rear of Punto.
There are 2 big nasty scratches at side of the bumper.

Biker was alright. I was so blank by the damage to the car, by the time I was checking the car, he picked up his bike and sped the scene.

His handle rammed into the rear right tyre. The tyre was flat within 2 minutes.
I noticed a small cut on the sidewall. I hope its repairable.
Any idea if we can repair the deep cuts in sidewall?

ITS A VERY VERY SAD DAY!!!!!
I have not accessed the damage due to night.
Will post pictures tomorrow.
Yikes....bad day indeed ! bad luck there... !
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any idea where I can find these alloys on the web and how much they'd cost ?
Please suggest web portlas for alloys with chrome but dull finish !
They look similar to the ones on the Punto Evo Abarth. No idea about the price in India although you'd probably be better off finding a set of replicas.

There are a couple of good shops in Delhi that stock a wide range of alloys. Have you checked up with them already?

P.S.: The front end of that GP is just yuck!
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They look similar to the ones on the Punto Evo Abarth. No idea about the price in India although you'd probably be better off finding a set of replicas.

There are a couple of good shops in Delhi that stock a wide range of alloys. Have you checked up with them already?

P.S.: The front end of that GP is just yuck!
Not really....Punto Evo..nope I think these are way different, unless there is some pic of Evo with these shoes on, atleast I haven't seen one yet.

Not yet sire, no window shopping yet...just booked my Punto today!
Which ones(i.e shops) are you referring too ..just too many of them all over delhi if you ask me ? BTW have you checked out the Reliance Automart at Ambience Mall (-1 floor)?

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Not really....Punto Evo..nope I think these are way different, unless there is some pic of Evo with these shoes on, atleast I haven't seen one yet.

Not yet sire, no window shopping yet...just booked my Punto today!
Which ones(i.e shops) are you referring too ..just too many of them all over delhi if you ask me ? BTW have you checked out the Reliance Automart at Ambience Mall (-1 floor)?

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I'm pretty sure I've seen a snap of the new Abarth Evo with those wheels. Let me see if I can dig something up.

Congrats on the booking. MJD Active in Red in suppose? What dealer did you go with?

I was talking about BK Tires and Sai Mag Wheels. The latter is probably the biggest alloy shop in NCR with a huge range of alloys - good replicas too.

Don't go to Automart man. They're the biggest dumb nuts I've ever seen. I had gone there to ask for a gear lock for my GP back in December and those buggers almost trashed my car with their over zealousness to get the job done even though Autocop specifically mentioned not to use its system on the GP. They didn't know the difference between HID lights and those trashy white bulbs that throw the beam all over the place. If you still want to check the place out, be careful where you park - the area in front of the store is pretty small yet is filled with all sorts of tins, cans and other stuff lying all around the place. Very very messy.
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[quote=khan75;1826435]I'm pretty sure I've seen a snap of the new Abarth Evo with those wheels. Let me see if I can dig something up.

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Congrats on the booking. MJD Active in Red in suppose? What dealer did you go with?
Dealer is RAMA Motors, color is turning out to be one tuff one for me ! Its almost akin to having to choose between a Hot chick (Red ) and a Classy Babe (Medium Grey) ! The kid in me wants the Red Hot chick and the dude wants the very classy babe ! Have sent you a PM regarding the same.

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I was talking about BK Tires and Sai Mag Wheels. The latter is probably the biggest alloy shop in NCR with a huge range of alloys - good replicas too.
Need to check em out, in that case ! Guess Ill carry my TP or atleast a pen drive with all the interesting ones for replicas.

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Don't go to Automart man. They're the biggest dumb nuts I've ever seen. I had gone there to ask for a gear lock for my GP back in December and those buggers almost trashed my car with their over zealousness to get the job done even though Autocop specifically mentioned not to use its system on the GP. They didn't know the difference between HID lights and those trashy white bulbs that throw the beam all over the place. If you still want to check the place out, be careful where you park - the area in front of the store is pretty small yet is filled with all sorts of tins, cans and other stuff lying all around the place. Very very messy.
I didnt have a reason to visit them uptill now, but if they are the way you've mentioned them, don't think I should !

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Dealer is RAMA Motors, color is turning out to be one tuff one for me ! Its almost akin to having to choose between a Hot chick (Red ) and a Classy Babe (Medium Grey) ! The kid in me wants the Red Hot chick and the dude wants the very classy babe ! Have sent you a PM regarding the same.
At least you got the dealer right.
Replied back.

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Need to check em out, in that case ! Guess Ill carry my TP or atleast a pen drive with all the interesting ones for replicas.
Let me know if you've found some good designs. I have been thinking about picking up a set of wheels as well so maybe we could do a group buy.

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I didnt have a reason to visit them uptill now, but if they are the way you've mentioned them, don't think I should !
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I think CarPlus in Gurgaon (just ahead of IFFCO chowk) is a better shop for accessories. They had some nice discounts in Feb. Never hurts to check up if they have anything on at the moment. Don't expect to pick up any alloys or tires there.
CarNation near the TCS office in Sec-18 Udyog Vihar is another good shop with a nice range of accessories. However, they don't stock anything specific for the Punto or any of the latest cars (Polo, Figo, Beat etc.).

P.S.: I think we should continue the discussion in the main Punto thread unless we want SumitBahl complaining about thread hijacks.

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....At least you got the dealer right.
Yeaa right..I get the drift !

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Let me know if you've found some good designs. I have been thinking about picking up a set of wheels as well so maybe we could do a group buy.
Errrr.... as per the original plan...wasn't I supposed to pick up urs when you've picked up the new set of alloys ! ..kidding there...no worries ..lets see how it pans out.


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P.S.: I think we should continue the discussion in the main Punto thread unless we want SumitBahl complaining about thread hijacks.
Considering the day he has had...I'd have to agree i.e. before Sumit goes ballistic !
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Very sad to hear about the incident. Why not cover up the scratches with a BIG TBHP sticker "Live to drive one" ??

And how was the performance of PUNTO on hills compared to Dzire ?
I will get it painted in couple of days.
Punto's performance was almost at par with DZire on hills.
It felt more planted and in control.

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Yikes....bad day indeed ! bad luck there... !
Yea....
Congrats on the booking.
Which model and made up your mind regarding color?

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P.S.: I think we should continue the discussion in the main Punto thread unless we want SumitBahl complaining about thread hijacks.
Its ok, I dont mind.

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Considering the day he has had...I'd have to agree i.e. before Sumit goes ballistic !
Dont worry about it.

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Guys,

any idea where I can find these alloys on the web and how much they'd cost ?
Please suggest web portlas for alloys with chrome but dull finish !
The body kit on that punto is hideous. Belongs to W&W thread.

The alloys on that red punto are replica of BMW X5.
I have clicked picture of X5 with these alloys long time ago.
These alloys were optional on X5, I think. I have not seen many X5 with these alloys.
I doubt you will be able to find your choice of design when you get limited by 98pcd factor.
My Italian Stallion - FIAT Grande Punto MJD (Exotica Red). Photo shoot on pg 9.-31122008084.jpg

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The body kit on that punto is hideous. Belongs to W&W thread.

The alloys on that red punto are replica of BMW X5.
I have clicked picture of X5 with these alloys long time ago.
These alloys were optional on X5, I think. I have not seen many X5 with these alloys.
I doubt you will be able to find your choice of design when you get limited by 98pcd factor.

I'm yet to close out on the color bit, between exotica red and Medium Grey, more towards medium grey just about now !
As for the alloys, yupp, these probably are the original 'Y' design ones..thanks for sharing the photograph. Something tells me even if I do find them in 98 PCD..they'd cost a bomb !

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PS : Have you guys seen the Abarth logo (scorpio in black & white) in chrome ?

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PS : Have you guys seen the Abarth logo (scorpio in black & white) in chrome ?
This is what i am contemplating to buy:
Fiat Grande Punto Abarth NEW ORIGINAL REAR EMBLEM : eBay Motors (item 120554023540 end time Apr-14-10 12:10:14 PDT)
Fiat Grande Punto Abarth NEW ORIGINAL FRONT EMBLEM : eBay Motors (item 120554023571 end time May-07-10 12:10:17 PDT)

Costs $90 for front and rear (without shipping).
Shipping should be close to $15.

I got the tyre checked today. It is repairable.
I have planned to get it repaired and use it as a spare tyre and buy a new one to replace the damaged tyre.

I will have to pay a difference of Rs. 2700 after deducting the amount for the stock spare tyre.

Got the scratches checked as well. Most of them were gone using thinner. That guy had some leftover paint in the same color.
He used a brush to paint and scratch is almost hidden.

Planning to keep it that way.

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