The Grey Skid – Chevy Beat TCDi LS (December 2012)


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I think it might be due to painting without any pre preparation , your paint is coming off.[think]
What I have heard is for alloys , primer quantity should be way less and primer used is of heat resistant grade . (Am not sure).

Anyways Black looks killer.[clap]
 
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I think it might be due to painting without any pre preparation , your paint is coming off.
What I have heard is for alloys , primer quantity should be way less and primer used is of heat resistant grade . (Am not sure).
Previous guy changed colour at least 7 times. He changes alloys frequently [lol] Seems some cheaper brand paint. Don't think he has ever used primer.

Anyways Black looks killer.
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June 2020 - Finally New Rubber - Maxxis Vectra iPro 195/50R15

Wifey was feeling very uncomfortable with the low profiles as slightest unevenness on road was felt inside, so was planning to change next month, but then the thunder struck, the news of import ban. Asked brother to check with the dealer on the way. I was planning to get some Accelera Alpha, PHI-R or 651 Sport or Achilles ATR Sport or at least some Nankang model. He went to Nayana Tyres and the tyre guy rang up other dealers and distributors to check availability and import tyres already out of stock at most places and he came with the pleasant surprise, Maxxis Vectra iPro, one of the options we were looking for Fiesta then. And more sweet part was the pricing, it's cheaper than all the options I had in mind. Asked him to get a set. He ordered them right away, even without taking any advance amount and promised in 1 day, but delayed by 2 more days due to COVID situation, but he promptly informed the delay. The changing staff was experienced as well. Did a quick job without damaging the freshly "jugaad" painted wheels. Changed rest of the 3 wheel stems as well. One was changed during first lock down.

Maxxis Vectra iPro 195/50R15 - ₹ 4,350.00 x 4
Tyre Valve - ₹ 100.00 x 3
Wheel Alignment - ₹ 400.00
Wheel Balancing - ₹ 500.00

Total Damage - ₹ 18,600.00

Maxxis Vectra iPro 195/50R15. Made in Thailand.

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Jacked up like Chris Fix.

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Done in an hour.

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Lost the hubcap. It was some round plastic piece stuck by previous guy with super glue. Now looking for new Lenso like caps.

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Cool tread pattern. Way too silent than the previous Sonat and Nankang tyres and obviously comfortable than the low profiles.

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Maxxis

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Victra i-Pro
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195/50R15

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March 2020 make.

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Made in Thailand.

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Rest of the story.

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Sits flush with the body line.

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195/45R15 vs 195/50R15

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Old tyres. Two of them ran approx 3-4k km only (if the previous guy was right). I used them barely 700 km. Sold them on Olx. Got 3.5k for two of them. Gave the other 2 for free.

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Enhanced looks.

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Big fat ass [cheers]

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