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Old 28th April 2017, 11:47   #481
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Hi Manuuj, still waiting for updates with pics from your side.
Do share the details of cost involved as I'm also planning the same mods for my 2013 Fortuner.
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Hi Manuuj,

No update on the modifications that were planned. How did it go through? Any issues post the modifications? Can you please update the status and pictures if possible?
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An update on Obelix

Watch this space for pics and updates!
Wow! Hats off to you for your immaculate maintanance of this beauty. She looks stuning in her new avatar. Eagerly waiting see the final look after all the new additions. One more Fortuner that is out of the league. (other one is Atlantis). Pls keep us posted.
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Wow! Hats off to you for your immaculate maintanance of this beauty. She looks stuning in her new avatar. Eagerly waiting see the final look after all the new additions. One more Fortuner that is out of the league. (other one is Atlantis). Pls keep us posted.
Hi! Sorry i havent been able to post any pics. The reason is that all mods went on hold as soon as the bullbar ban came into effect.

Waiting for clarity on the issue.

Will post a few recent pics of Obelix.

Obelix is almost at the 2 lac kms mark now. A trip to nepal or leh is planned for this summer. Fingers crossed!
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Had upgraded the tyres after the suspension upgrade too. Went for 275/65/17 Yokohama Geolandars.

The suspension upgrade caused the 265 tyres to look a bit undersized. They had also completed almost 1 lac kms and were ready to be replaced anyway.

The bigger tyres gave the vehicle a good stance also.

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Had the rims painted black as well

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Amazing stance and getup now Manuj.
Is the rim paint permanent or otherwise? Is it a DIY or you gone to market for the same?
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Amazing stance and getup now Manuj.
Is the rim paint permanent or otherwise? Is it a DIY or you gone to market for the same?
Thank you for the compliment. The paint on the rim isnt permanent. Its a kind of spray on plastic paint that i had done from Connaught Care who did the wrap for my car also in 2016. Cost was approx 2k per wheel with lifetime touch up warranty.
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I had the good fortune to drive a 2010 special edition Pearl White Fortuner for over 750km in Jan 2018.

The one I drove had 90k on the odo, and was purchased from U-Trust, Chennai.

It looks exactly like what Obelix was at your first meeting (minus the gold emblems).

What I liked was the ease of driving this behemoth even in tight traffic. The highway drives were anyways great, but I never crossed 100kmph because I was always wary of the brakes.They aren't bad but need to be better.

Just for records, I did Trichy-Chennai non-stop and didn't feel a bit tired at the end of the drive.

The machine returned 12.5kmpl overall which I felt was excellent.

The owner has an A Star AT and this Fortuner, and says that the Fortuner returns better FE in the city than the A star .
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The machine returned 12.5kmpl overall which I felt was excellent.

The owner has an A Star AT and this Fortuner, and says that the Fortuner returns better FE in the city than the A star .
Am another such owner who has a Brio AT for city and probably one of the last 3.0L D4D Fortuners.
The Fortuner returns anywhere between 12 & 13 even in city where as the Brio goes down to 9.
And you are absolutely right, the Fortuner's brakes does not inspire confidence.
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