MODS- Sorry for starting a new thread. I will request you to delete this post#1 and move Post#2 onwards to the seat covers thread later. We are short on time and need urgent help. :ban First about the TFI meet, or well, sort of TFI meet. There has not been a single TFI meet from this region so at least 2 members meeting can be considered as the first ever TFI meet from Chandigarh. Below text is just about the today's happenings. If you are not interested in this then kindly proceed to post#2 of this thread and answer the queries. :anyone Today I met another TFI member from Chandigarh (username; drmanraj). The meet was scheduled to take place in Sector-28, Chandigarh. Reason: Both of us want to get seat covers done in my Punto and his Linea. Plus, DrManraj wants to add amp+sub to the pathetic speakers. It was easy to find DrManraj as all I needed to do was to spot a BNW FIAT Linea. (The advantage of owning a FIAT). Impression 1: 2010 model FIATs have even more crappier speakers. His 2009 model Linea has comps in the front (i.e. the ones with tweeters as well or 6 speaker system). From 2010 onwards, newer FIATs come only with 4 speakers, no tweeters. I must say that his Linea sounds 10 times better. ::T Now, we headed to a local car accessory shop for seat covers inquiry. He showed us Autofoam seat covers for Linea besides some other types. SHOP 1: Basically, we came to know that there are 2 types of seat covers based on the fitting pattern: 1. Skin fit/Bucket fit- These are fitted with some special technique to give the best fitting. Fitting does not get disturbed for long and looks better. Con- the OEM seat covers get damaged because of the needles etc inserted into them. 2. Simple fitting where seat covers are just worn by the seat like we wear clothes. Cost for Linea: Rs 7000. We asked him a few questions and he got agitated at 4-5th question. We decided to leave. SHOP 2: This is a small shop where they tailor stitch all seat covers. The guy assured us that he will re-create the Autofoam seat covers for us. He showed us the material available and gave us a sample. We showed the sample material to another shop owner. He confirmed that the material is from some manufacturer called "Mayur" and the quality is good. Cost for Linea Rs4000 and for Punto Rs3200. A STRANGE THING about installers in Chandigarh is that no one is willing to do the door trim of Linea as DrManraj is interested in getting the door trim done as well. Now comes the third & funniest part- ICE. We were sitting inside the Linea thinking about ICE of his Linea. Suddenly my voice changed. It was because of a woofer being played from a nearby Manza. We got out of the Linea and approached 3 big Punjabi guys and talked to the owner. Here is the conversation. Now, we talked to the installer. He assured us that he won't cut any wires and warranty would be intact. He suggested Alpine amplifier+Pioneer sub. Cost of Alpine Amp ~Rs2900 Cost of Pioneer Sub~Rs3200 Wiring ~Rs700 Labour ~Rs400 Amp will power on and off with the ignition key. Finally we decided to call it a day and left for our home. Now, I will post some queries in my next post.