An exhaust and a nice set of alloy wheels in my opinion are the only modifications one should do for a ZEN.
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Most of you would recount that during the initial ownership phase of 1513, I was adamant about leaving the car bone stock because I felt it was just too nice to meddle with. Almost 4 years down the line, I still think the car is too nice to meddle with. However, I do like subtle modifications, especially those reminiscent of a bygone era.
In October 2020, I got the mag wheels installed for the car. Post that, I still felt it needed a nice subtle exhaust. An exhaust and a nice set of alloy wheels in my opinion are the only modifications one should do for a ZEN, which will complete the car.
So after much contemplation and introspection. I finally did it.
Here are some images from D-DAY (5th November 2022)
The work was done at the one and only Automech Exhausts at Lower Parel in Mumbai. Automech requires no introduction and they are very highly reputed. I’d like to give a special thanks to the staff and Mr Vivek Bhatt of Automech for doing a brilliant job and creating the perfect exhaust for 1513.
Mind you, I have gone in for a very subtle tone exhaust. I hate obnoxiously loud exhausts which are nothing but noisemakers. Hence, went in for a subtle-sounding one which only amplifies the sweet engine noise at high RPMs, else it is barely heard. Also, I did not go in for a full free-flow exhaust from the headers to the tailpipe. Instead, I had a custom mid-pipe, expansion chamber and muffler put for the car, along with an automech tip.
The entire job cost me around 3.5k rupees which was both reasonable and worthwhile. As for the fuel economy, it remains the same as it was previously with no noticeable change
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