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Mods that I've done on my 9-yr-old Fiat Linea with only 45K km on odo

The Wolf remap is such a blessing in the city & along with the larger intercooler, I can almost lift off from a standstill in 2nd gear.

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Felt it was high time I updated what's been happening with my Jet which will turn 9 in a few months, but done only 45k. In short, she's running beautifully without any major hiccups except for having to skim my brake discs because of uneven wear.

All my small and large upgrades on the car are working fine.

  • The Wolf remap is such a blessing in the city, and along with the larger Intercooler (no leaks), I can almost lift off in 2nd from a standing start. No more slipping or half clutch in stop-go traffic. My maps have been updated a couple of times and I am locked into Map 2 with IOC95 for good.
  • My DIY cold air intake didn't suck in any water during the crazy monsoon we had this year in Bangalore (My K&N air filter remains dry).
  • The DIY courtesy lights are going strong.
  • And my Sinolyn projector fogs with 4300K Osram HIDs haven't conked on me.
  • The DIY G-Max Nano coating on all the windows lasted about a year and I just finished reapplying another coat before the monsoon season.
  • The plastic cowl under the wipers had started turning white and bending with the heat (very poor quality), so I ordered and got the parts very quickly through Boodmo. Took me about an hour to replace it.
  • I also got a Gyeon coating done by Kirthi Car Care (NKrishnap) at the end of 2018 which is still going strong after 4 years and without any maintenance coat. The only thing that I have done once in about 6 months is to use a clay pad to remove any residue. Dust removal is using a Jopasu, and post that if a wipe is required I use the two-hand method of a wet followed by a dry microfiber towel.
  • For the fun of it, I also attempted to do a DIY on my wiper blades by ordering a set of replacement rubbers from Amazon. Had to do a bit of 'Juggad' to get it to clip and stay firmly attached to the wiper arm, but it seems to be working fine without any streaks or squeals.
  • I finally took the plunge and ordered an Isudar PX6 Android HU which is plug-and-play. Supposedly has 4GB of RAM (I haven't checked) but the interface is fast with no lag or hanging. I wanted it, hoping it would improve on the sound quality of the crap OE head unit which thankfully it did. The only issue I have with this HU is that it only has one RCA out, so one can't connect it to an external amp and get the inbuilt DSP to work. For that one has to use a hi-lo converter which I didn't want to do. The SQ from the new unit is miles better than before and the amp section has enough headroom not to clip/distort when I crank up the volume. My Infinity Ref Kappa's are finally smiling.

Cheap, but a pain to attach to the arms. Will stick with standard blades from now on.

You can see how the wiper blades fit.

When it just arrived after the Ceramic Coating.

Pic taken this morning

Spot the car

The new HU sits flush but the locking mechanism to the cradle is a bit iffy.

The settings that work for me. It doesn't sound tinny and light, music has a nice heft to it without smearing instruments or voices. Since I don't have a sub I get almost nothing below 80Hz but it's not bothering me so far.

The courtesy lights are working flawlessly

As are the Fogs

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