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Old 24th August 2009, 23:23   #1
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Hello friends ,
Its been long posting on team-bhp. Work + college kept me busy. But my recent buy i.e. Grande Punto was something i wanted to share with you.
I previously used the Swift D (Ldi) which i used exactly for 2 years did approx. 63k kms and was purely impressed with the performance of the engine.
I Sold the same for 3 lakhs (kept the ICE with me though for the Punto)
I booked the PUNTO ACTIVE in Bossa Nova White from Fortune Motors (Nerul) around 1st week of July and was commited the delivery of the same around the end of July. But i got the deliverly late around 2nd week of August.
I took the delivery from nerul and headed towards Silvassa (Gujrat) for registration which is aprox. 170 km drive from Mumbai.
The car was amazingly stable at high speeds considering it was on 165/80 R14s i was overwhelmed by the solid buid of the car when u close the door it gives a thump which gives a big car feel though the interior plast
quality could have been better.
I was disappointed with the turning radius of the car though.
I geuss rest all the review has been covered by GTO in his post on punto.
Im posting my first pic with the car. Will upload the better pics soon.
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Old 24th August 2009, 23:29   #2
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What,where,how
On a serious note,buddy you need to elaborate your requirement.
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Old 24th August 2009, 23:58   #3
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Have already zeroed on and installed the upgrade will give the details of the same soon.

Till then heres a teaser pic. ( 1 out of the 12 alloys with which the models are posing has been installed )

Wheel Make - Lenso (model : will disclose soon)
Tyres - Will disclose soon

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The white alloy in the bottom row would look smashing. Touch of Abarth!

Another member swapping his Swift for Punto!

Congrats!
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this thread is an eye opener for me karan,
I have booked a PUNTO Dynamic 1.3 and need alloys from day 1.I was promised by a guy with a e pack that he ll sell his alloys to me but suddenly he said he need 3 months time,i said no.i want it now or never.So now i m left with very less options.To be very frank i love Lenso Samurai,can u just elaborate on the install details,i think lensos make only 100 pcd.or is it 98 pcd.if it s 100 pcd,how u fixed it.Please karan,this alloy thing has driven me crazy

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Nice car and superb colour dude ! Waiting for more pics with the upgrades
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this thread is an eye opener for me karan,
I have booked a PUNTO Dynamic 1.3 and need alloys from day 1.I was promised by a guy with a e pack that he ll sell his alloys to me but suddenly he said he need 3 months time,i said no.i want it now or never.So now i m left with very less options.To be very frank i love Lenso Samurai,can u just elaborate on the install details,i think lensos make only 100 pcd.or is it 98 pcd.if it s 100 pcd,how u fixed it.Please karan,this alloy thing has driven me crazy

Vignesh
Bye to SIENA Punto on the way.
Check this out. I guess you can get them in your city.

Stamford Sport Wheels
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Lenso Samurais dont come in 98 PCD. Just be careful of what you are buying.

The car of course looks smashing! Congrats!
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Time to reveal the upgrade

Have installed 15" setup the details are as follows ;

Lenso Raiden Projecd D 08 (100 pcd)

195/60 Yokohama ES-100

Wanted to install the S-drives but those were only available on an 55 profile setup.

Trust me guys it looks haute , will upload the pics of the installed setup soon.
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Nice looking alloys you got there, cant wait for the pics! congrats!
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@karan
Aren't the punto's rims 98pcd?
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Oh no! Another person putting his safety at risk by fitting 100PCD rims to a 98PCD car. It may look super hot, but it's not recommended. I dont mean to dampen your enthusiasm Karan, but it's not safe.
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Congrats Karan!! You White beauty looks awesome without the tyre+alloy upgrade..I have no words for your beauty after the upgrade..Eagerly waiting to see it.. Please post it ASAP


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Karan,

All fiat vehicles have 98 PCD wheels.
how come you fixed 100PCD Alloys in it?
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Oh no! Another person putting his safety at risk by fitting 100PCD rims to a 98PCD car. It may look super hot, but it's not recommended. I dont mean to dampen your enthusiasm Karan, but it's not safe.
I appreciate your concern Nikhil but the thing was there was no choice of " 98 " PCD available . The PCD's which i was getting were 100,108,114.3 & 120.

Installing a 100 PCD rim on 98 PCD is tried & tested on many cars as you dont find 98 PCD rims available if at all you find you may or may not like the design.

The bolts used for the wheel are from the stock setup which neednt require a change. (which adds confidence)

Infact i have been using the car with the UPSIZE SETUP for about a week and i havent noticed any vibrations (i.e. between 80-120 km/h) & is completely flawless.

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