Dear fellow petrol/diesel heads,
I am back with a new write up name " evolution - emy .
Kindly refer my earlier thread: Honda City 2001 AT: "EMY" - A 1.5 Litre, 100 BHP Automatic Diva Comes Home
Well, after using my beauty ( Stock condition ) for over an year and saving some money for extra flashes, i slowly went about upgrading my love step by step.
First came a rear spoiler. The stock spoiler of a Honda city, didn't appeal me much. Hence I opted for a Lancer's spoiler, wrapped it up in a matt white carbon fibre vinyl and jazzed it up with K&N decals. ( Cost 800 INR - Installation time 40 mins )
Then followed by a set of white accessories namely a white shark fin antenna, white bumper protectors ( 400 INR ), door protectors (300 INR ) and white lights DRLs+ City lights + white interior ambient lights (400 INR ). The combination of white on the deep emerald green colour looked cool. ( Installation time 20 mins ).
Then came the set of shoes. The stock 13 inchers were a bit too low, which use to scrape my car underneath a lot on rough roads and bumpy speed breakers.
After a lot of R&D, decided to upgrade to 14 inches. Darwin racing 20 spoke alloys- dual finish aluminium and white. ( Cost 15000 INR ) Set of 4.
Tyres were Falken Sincera 195/ 60/R 14 86 H. ( Cost 9000 INR ) - Set of 4.
Got a buy back for my old set @ INR 3000. ( Installation time 45 mins ). The Ride is now taller, smoother with extra grip thanks to 195. no more scarping on speed breaker and ditches.
This was followed by a CNG KIT to keep the cost of running controlled.
Opted for a Tomasetto CNG KIT- Closed loop. ( Cost INR 26,000 with registration) (Installation time 6 hours.)
Filled in 10 kgs of CNG. ( waiting time for Gas filling 1 hour 30 mins
Cost 530 rs.
Fuel economy 19.8 kmpl in the city ( Pune )
Engine feel is the same, just a 5% drop in initial pick up.
Moreover, there is still 60% of space available in the boot.
however due to the weight, almost 1/2 an inch of the body height has slung lower. This would be counter acted by installing rogerabs composites in the rear shocks.
Now my "Emy" Feels evolved.
...Coming soon, "TYPE R" Set of accessories namely:
Seat covers ( INR 1000 )
Neck Cushions (INR 250)
Can Holder ( INR 200)
Rear emblem ( INR 300 )
Anti SKid Mat ( INR 200)
Sunglasses Clips ( INR 400 )