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    Thread: Ford Figo TDCI (remapped) - REVELATION

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      VW Vento 1.6 TDI Stage 2+
       
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      Talking It's been a while...

      Hello people!

      It's been a while. I can assure you I've been real busy. Loads to share. Good and bad.

      The Bad:
      My Figo met with a terrible accident on the flyover to Bangalore Airport. Interstate buses are not allowed on the expressway but still this AP bus kept speeding and honking. I gave way and he started overtaking from the right hand side. Half-way through, the driver suddenly took a sharp left. I braked to avoid the collision. He missed me and the moment he came in front of me, he jammed his brakes. I braked hard and prepared for impact. It was inevitable. Everything happened so fast but felt like ages. I rammed into the rear of the bus. The windshield shattered. The driver stopped for a second, I could hear the conductor scream. Within seconds, they sped away.

      It was a miracle that I survived that whole thing. A minor cut to my forehead. People on the flyover stopped to help me. Soon my wife and close friend was there on the spot to pick me up and take me to hospital. I registered an FIR. No update on that till date. Car was totalled.

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      I'm going to miss my pocket rocket.

      The Good:
      After contemplating a lot and discussing with people in my circle, I zeroed in on the last batch of VW Vento 1.6 TDI. Have done almost 25000 KMs on it.
      Been racing around the drag circuit for almost 1 1/2 years now with it. Won multiple events since then. It's a massive 150+ bhp beast. But that's another day, another story

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      Until next time... cheers!

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      Quote Originally Posted by dexter View Post
      It's a massive 150+ bhp beast. But that's another day, another story
      That was one hell of an experience that you went through. I gather that the vento that you run is a remapped one. Please do write about the drag experience and how you find the car.

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      Quote Originally Posted by megazoid View Post
      That was one hell of an experience that you went through. I gather that the vento that you run is a remapped one. Please do write about the drag experience and how you find the car.
      Yes it is. Working on a long post. Will start a new thread under VW here.

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      Just popping up to share an update.

      I recently got a call from someone who has bought my Figo, after it was repaired. Despite how it might look in the photo, there was no damage to the engine / turbo.
      He is very happy with the car and called me up to thank me. I'm just glad the Figo is still alive and spreading joy somewhere.

      Meanwhile, I've been busy due to a recently held drag event in Bangalore, NICE Road. More details on that here - Drag Racing is BACK! - Bangalore, Jan 9th and 10th 2016 - Page 2
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