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Old 7th February 2011, 19:31   #31
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black roof looks good, aint it?
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I am a sucker for details and so glad that you haven't gone in for those ugly mud flaps. All they do it spoil the beautiful italian lines of the car.
Same here!

I had told the dealer thrice not to stick those ugly mudflaps.

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Where you going to get the roof done from Raj? Why not get a carbon fiber sticker for it? Will cost a bit though.
Ahem, no carbon fibre please! I am not a racer boy & I prefer a much subtler black roof.

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Do you think you can live with a bodykit? I saw one which is subtle but looks really good.

Check this site out - Bodykit Accessories for Fiat Grande Punto 2005 - 2010

Also these headlights are good - https://www.dectane.de/index.php?cat...8a2a2fc9757329 Worth the price IMO
Again, I dont want to mess with the clean Italian body line by adding aftermarket kits.

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Well Akhilesh,
The mudflaps also serve a very humble and important purpose. Its our responsibility to make sure we don't spray those not in car, with muck. Even if the mudflaps spoil the looks...

Cheers.
We can be a bit more careful about that & I am sure it wont be much of a problem.

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black roof looks good, aint it?
thats next in line sirji, along with ICE...!
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Hey Raj! Congrats on the beautiful Punto and sexy wheels! Black roof and white exterior is a killer color combination! Let me drive the car when we meet at the next go-karting meet, will you?
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Raj, congrats on the car! I too own a 90HP BNW Punto!

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black roof looks good, aint it?
Yes, it does. But I think it may look even better if the grills and OVRMS are also painted black.
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Hey Raj! Congrats on the beautiful Punto and sexy wheels! Black roof and white exterior is a killer color combination! Let me drive the car when we meet at the next go-karting meet, will you?
Thanks buddy. Lets meet first!

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Raj, congrats on the car! I too own a 90HP BNW Punto!
Thanks buddy. I find the 90 hp to be a bit lethargic. What is your opinion?
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Hey Raj,
Your ride looks simply awesome ,i think this is the first Punto in TBHP with black alloys ( i may be wrong also).
You have done a very good thing by getting 98 pcd alloys instead of alloys of other PCD.
Did you get the rubbers also changed along with alloys ?
Are you planning to get the top painted black or vinyl it .
Anyways , drive safe and take care.

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Thanks buddy. I find the 90 hp to be a bit lethargic. What is your opinion?
Dont form any opinions now. Seriously, drive it till about 3000km and you will think its a different engine.

But you didnt tell me how you are going to colour the roof?
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Hey Raj,
Your ride looks simply awesome ,i think this is the first Punto in TBHP with black alloys ( i may be wrong also).
Thanks a lot buddy.

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You have done a very good thing by getting 98 pcd alloys instead of alloys of other PCD.
Safety is paramount. Thats the reason I dint mess with the factory specifications of the wheels.

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Did you get the rubbers also changed along with alloys ?
No, though I am not so happy with the stock rubber (they are too noisy), I will be using them for atleast 40k kms & then changing to Yokohamas or Michelin.

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Are you planning to get the top painted black or vinyl it .
Anyways , drive safe and take care.

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I am considering a vinyl simply because this process is reversible. is it durable?

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Dont form any opinions now. Seriously, drive it till about 3000km and you will think its a different engine.
Hmmm, okay buddy.

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But you didnt tell me how you are going to colour the roof?
Thats because I myself have not decided till now. I am searching the web for various options & also looking at the pros & cons of a vinyl job.


Update:

My car's odo is showing 450 kms now. that is, 400 kms of blissful drive in 4 days, 100 kms per day!

Drove my car to speeds of 100 kmph today, for the first time. I have said it once & will say it again, the ride & high speed stability of this car is fantastic...
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hey congrats on the Italian horse.. Enjoy the beauty to the fullest... After around 4500 km the engine really opens up..
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Thanks buddy. I find the 90 hp to be a bit lethargic. What is your opinion?
I had the same feeling initially. But, now after crossing 7k km, I think differently. It could be because the engine has opened up and also because I've learned the right way to drive this car. But, I guess compared to your mHawk the Punto will always feel lethargic.
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hey congrats on the Italian horse.. Enjoy the beauty to the fullest... After around 4500 km the engine really opens up..
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I had the same feeling initially. But, now after crossing 7k km, I think differently. It could be because the engine has opened up and also because I've learned the right way to drive this car. But, I guess compared to your mHawk the Punto will always feel lethargic.
Hmmm, so that means the engine becomes more responsive after 5-6k.

I feel the engine response is the same & we get used to the power delivery after some time. we adapt our driving style in such a way that the performance feels better.
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Congrats Rajeev Bhai!!!
As you are getting the roof blackened, why not smoke the headlights too to give it that hot look that our old friend "Kambhoj's" Punto has.
BTW, I totally side Driv3r. The original alloys blackened, would've looked way better IMO. Anyway, enjoy the car and take good care of it.
BTW, the BHPian Aditya (Shenoy) who you mentioned is not "Renegade" on this forum FYI. AFAIK, it is Adi shenoy.
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Congrats Rajeev Bhai!!!
As you are getting the roof blackened, why not smoke the headlights too to give it that hot look that our old friend "Kambhoj's" Punto has.
BTW, I totally side Driv3r. The original alloys blackened, would've looked way better IMO. Anyway, enjoy the car and take good care of it.
BTW, the BHPian Aditya (Shenoy) who you mentioned is not "Renegade" on this forum FYI. AFAIK, it is Adi shenoy.
It is the same person!

@raj: have you learnt your lesson and put the security system on this one?
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Congrats Rajeev Bhai!!!
As you are getting the roof blackened, why not smoke the headlights too to give it that hot look that our old friend "Kambhoj's" Punto has.
Thanks buddy.

No smoked headlights & taillights for me. They are not to my taste. Moreover, my daily running includes night driving & I feel proper headlights & tailights are essential for that.

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BTW, I totally side Driv3r. The original alloys blackened, would've looked way better IMO. Anyway, enjoy the car and take good care of it.
As i said, It would have looked cheap after some months.

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@raj: have you learnt your lesson and put the security system on this one?
Not yet bro. Its in the pipeline!
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It is the same person!
Hahah! Yes, it is. The same person I live with.

@Raaaaaj:
Congratulations. Even though I've had ample rounds in this car, Pintu keeps calling me back. I remember the distinct joy on your face when the Blue & Me worked.

PS: Raj, only the roof becomes black. Nothing else. Pintu looks best when stock.

EDIT1: Whats up on the ICE front?
EDIT2: I've been one of the few persons to be in the backseat of Pintu. She is accommodating, but my knees did tend to ache after say, an hour. That is purely because I'm a 6 footer and the person sitting in front was also a 6 footer. Well, almost.


Cheers!
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