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Ya, they are always a balance. For now, am holding off performance mod partly due to warranty period.

 

I think by the time I’m changing car, electric or hybrid engines will be the more common workhorse? The instantaneous torque from electric engines are really cool, and will love to try it out someday.

 

I guessed that the current moment, our infrastructure is still unable to support electric cars efficiency. If I do not remember wrongly, in Year 2012/3. ABB did install two EV chargers in their compound and the EVs were Nissan Leaf. Recently there is the blueSG? Electric car rental if I am not wrong? I remembered vaguely that Tua Power too, had a few EV charging stations.

 

Within the span of these few years, the higher growth of the EV chargers were; when blueSG started to invest into it and rent out EVs in SG?

 

I guessed will still need more influence or support from the polices for EVs to take off? But I assumed that there are very little incentives for the government to push for EVs for private usage in SG. As there would be consideration on the investment of the infrastructure for EVs. Not to mention for private entity; on the return of investment if they do invest into it.

 

https://www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/electricity-retailer-red-dot-power-to-install-50-ev-charging-stations-by-end-2019

 

At the same time, our power generation are mostly based on Natural Gas Combine Cycle Plants. Solar or other renewable source is of very low percentage. To have more EVs and lesser traditional fuel cars do not provide much difference too.

 

I believe, they will rather encourage the public to use the public transport instead... I had also noticed that it seems that to encourage people to use public transport, our policies seems to be very tolerant towards bike-sharing (where bikes were just simply parked any and everywhere), PMDs. ( Reports of dangerous riding or high speed riding) and allowing different mode of transport onto the pavement.

 

I remembered that many years ago, pavement were not for bicycles and bicycles are supposed to be pushed across the crossing and not ridden across.

 

Well, I guessed that things are getting topsy turvy....

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didn't someone mention Latitude sports before? thought this should be good as well? for spirited drive...

 

 

if never boost higher than stock, no need lah... stock cooling should suffice for local conditions. else need bigger radiator to start with...

 

agree with Richard, once migrate to keyless, won't wanna even bring the fob out at all.

mine is in bigger keypouch with my house keys and coins. feel so leh-cheh if i ever wanna confirm lock from far using keyfob nowadays...

Hi Sarion,

 

Chucky is the bro on lattitude sport which is a tad more on performance with betta grip but more noisy.

 

Believe his is 235/55/18 lattitude sports which dun have profile 235/50/18 like primacy 3 st that I am using for our fxt .. you can also have primacy 3 st 225/55/18 if you want even less noisy and more forgiving on bump since profile 55 has more rubber but sacrifice even more on performance .. may try this next ..lol !

 

Cheers.

 

Richard

Hi Richard,

 

My main considerations are noise and comfort. : )

Hi Tow,

 

Then michelin SUV.

 

Cheers.

 

Richard

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From my experience, MI and SE are not willing to give a lot. If the auto door lock is $360, you probably won't get it. I tried to ask for window visors also didn't get, haha. Managed to get car mats, solar film (excluding sunroof), cargo tray and sun shades only. Topped up $500 for auto folding mirrors (which I personally think is quite unnecessary) and 2way camera.

 

i think end of the day it depends on the SE. I manage to get autofold mirror, the 3m like mat, the speedlock and i took their lousy solar film too. my SE offered me the two channel camera, i declined and used the 350 for the camera to get the front sensor as the missus is not too confident with a SUV in Singapore and also pay part of other accessories.

 

oh that is a very complete list! too bad i cant praise it. when was the stock level given to you? 

 

 

 

oh that is a very complete list! too bad i cant praise it. when was the stock level given to you? 

Hi KC, while i agree that there is potentially safety issues like kids or pets getting trapped in a car, i think end of the day, a good practice is to bring the keys with you even if you are alighting for just 1 minute. if the remote doesn't work, pull out the key and open it manually. 

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2mil posts and counting! This thread needs some exterior mod photos! [:p]

 

Anyone running STI rims? can share pics?

 

Wanna change BBK hence need change rims, but prefer OE look.

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2mil posts and counting! This thread needs some exterior mod photos! [:p]

 

Anyone running STI rims? can share pics?

 

Wanna change BBK hence need change rims, but prefer OE look.

Saw some post on STI rims in the SGSJ Facebook group with pictures, can go take a look there.

I'm also thinking of switching to STI rims after I'm done with my stock tires, upgrade the rubber and rims together. Read somewhere that MI is selling at 800 plus per piece though...seems a bit steep to me. 

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oh that is a very complete list! too bad i cant praise it. when was the stock level given to you? 

 

 

The week before last.

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The week before last.

Oh gosh that means most likely still no pink spring available this week.

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Oh gosh that means most likely still no pink spring available this week.

 

Coil Spring need to indent. 

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Coil Spring need to indent.

Hi Snoopy, thanks for the tip. If need to indent then maybe I'll check with Lesun or buy from Japanparts. Will see what else i can spend the duo vouchers on while servicing Edited by Zpliu

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Hi Scooby,

 

Sure .. a

 

Scorpion verdes was quieter than cpc6 and primacy st 3 is most quiet among all 3.

 

For me, quiet means lower volume of pitching or droning sound thst I find irritating as there is fixed pattern ... overall noise still depends very much on road surface of course.

 

Unfortunately, I changed out within 1-2 weeks and cannot say about their handling especially when wet but I drove up to KL on primacy 3 ST and it wss fine even when it rained.

 

Primacy 3 ST is and scorpion verdes I think was 235/50/18 and cpc 6 was 225/55/18 ... cpc6 I would not recommend since narrower and more rubber but still most noisy of thrm all.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Cheers.

 

Richard

Hello Richard              

What is the 3 types tyre price at 225/55/R18?

 

Thanks

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Hello Richard              

What is the 3 types tyre price at 225/55/R18?

 

Thanks

 

I am thinking changing it to P3ST for better griping / braking performance and at the same time fixing the internal TPMS at the same time. 

 

https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a1z0d.6639537.1997196601.205.944774843Np2LJ&id=548928922381

 

Consider getting this OBDII for add-on module

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079GHRHJC/ref=sspa_dk_detail_8?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B079GHRHJC&pd_rd_wg=r5g6Y&pd_rd_r=BG0JRR68TMERJVTK1561&pd_rd_w=r4n9N

 

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Hello Richard

What is the 3 types tyre price at 225/55/R18?

 

Thanks

Hi Quantum,

 

Only know mine 235/50/18 is 230/pc 4 mths ago.

 

Please call track/tyre:

 

TyreTrack & Accessories Trading

 

#01-03, Third Shop from Gantry, 2 Yishun Industrial Street 1, Singapore 768159

6339 3193 https://g.co/kgs/uRCF2B

 

Cheers.

 

Richard

I am thinking changing it to P3ST for better griping / braking performance and at the same time fixing the internal TPMS at the same time.

 

https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a1z0d.6639537.1997196601.205.944774843Np2LJ&id=548928922381

 

Consider getting this OBDII for add-on module

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079GHRHJC/ref=sspa_dk_detail_8?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B079GHRHJC&pd_rd_wg=r5g6Y&pd_rd_r=BG0JRR68TMERJVTK1561&pd_rd_w=r4n9N

Hi Snoopy,

 

Cool but just get same obd splitter for usd10 and not usd29 from taobao, ezby, aliexpress.

 

I decided again having in my android headunit as it was getting too complicated and juz use the steelmate solar display one which is portable.

 

Cheers.

 

Richard

Hi Long,

 

The side mirror autofolding module shared already has these functionalities but guess you bought liao at sgd80 vs 60+.

 

Go Aestmod to install if needed for probably sgd50 .. they welcome owners buying their own toys unlike many other that are not keen to do it.

 

Cheer.

 

Richard

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Saw some post on STI rims in the SGSJ Facebook group with pictures, can go take a look there.

I'm also thinking of switching to STI rims after I'm done with my stock tires, upgrade the rubber and rims together. Read somewhere that MI is selling at 800 plus per piece though...seems a bit steep to me. 

 

Hi Zpliu,

 

There is one thing that you might like to lookout is the maximum wheel load.

 

Thank you.

 

Best regards,

 

K. C.

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So far I’m very happy with the Primacy SUV. Comfortable, quieter than stock Geolander, and able to handle well on wet grounds. Price is also lower than Primacy 3 ST.

 

Not sure what rims you are using, but options are quite limited on stock rims, and for 17”, you can only choose a smaller tyre for Primacy 3 ST

 

Hi Yellobie, I am using stock rim for FNA.

 

Hi Tow,

 

Then michelin SUV.

 

Cheers.

 

Richard

 

Looks like this is the one !  [:p] 

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I guessed that the current moment, our infrastructure is still unable to support electric cars efficiency. If I do not remember wrongly, in Year 2012/3. ABB did install two EV chargers in their compound and the EVs were Nissan Leaf. Recently there is the blueSG? Electric car rental if I am not wrong? I remembered vaguely that Tua Power too, had a few EV charging stations.

 

Within the span of these few years, the higher growth of the EV chargers were; when blueSG started to invest into it and rent out EVs in SG?

 

I guessed will still need more influence or support from the polices for EVs to take off? But I assumed that there are very little incentives for the government to push for EVs for private usage in SG. As there would be consideration on the investment of the infrastructure for EVs. Not to mention for private entity; on the return of investment if they do invest into it.

 

https://www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/electricity-retailer-red-dot-power-to-install-50-ev-charging-stations-by-end-2019

 

At the same time, our power generation are mostly based on Natural Gas Combine Cycle Plants. Solar or other renewable source is of very low percentage. To have more EVs and lesser traditional fuel cars do not provide much difference too.

 

I believe, they will rather encourage the public to use the public transport instead... I had also noticed that it seems that to encourage people to use public transport, our policies seems to be very tolerant towards bike-sharing (where bikes were just simply parked any and everywhere), PMDs. ( Reports of dangerous riding or high speed riding) and allowing different mode of transport onto the pavement.

 

I remembered that many years ago, pavement were not for bicycles and bicycles are supposed to be pushed across the crossing and not ridden across.

 

Well, I guessed that things are getting topsy turvy....

 

Ya, blueSg is the electric car rental service.  Too bad our government are pro-petrol due to the oil refinery industry here. If not our electric car adoption will be much faster. Just look at the price of our hybrid cars  [smash]

 

I think if they expect more people to use public transport, they should at least buff up the system for such usage. Nowadays, the train delays are so common that it has become a norm. For the PMD stuffs, I feel government still having a hard time figuring out how to put them in place. There's no proper roads for them, and putting them on pavement are just causing too much issues. 

 

I believe in the future, maybe a decade or 2, we don't really need to own vehicles. Autonomous vehicles will be available everywhere, and they should be able to serve the need of the population. Autonomous vehicles with "hive brain" or a central control brain are going to be very efficient. Imagine all cars moving off together when the junction light turn green.

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Hi Yellobie, I am using stock rim for FNA.

 

 

Looks like this is the one !  [:p] 

 

17"? You can try 225/65R17 for Primacy SUV. Slightly larger than stock size, but still within the 5% range of the speedometer.

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