Friday, December 12, 2014

Starfriend Link

*note to self... and friends...

- Remember to email confirmation email to me to get an authorized form for check in.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Semi Leather Seat

One of the most talked about issue of a Proton Preve is its seats. No, not the leather ones. I'm talking about the fabric. 

Here, check it out. 

furry due to son's shoes.



Many owners manage to get it claimed from Proton for free at the expanse of their annual leave as most service centers do not perform claim jobs during the weekend. Whilst this seem like a good solution, many of these owners reported back with the same problem. 

So, not to waste time and effort. I visited Seng Lian at Pandan Perdana to get the job done. They only deal in cash and you will need to make a 1st visit few days prior to installation day because you will need to decide on material, design as well as place your downpayment. Mine was about RM300 for downpayment. The whole job costed RM1k. 

Installation time takes up almost a whole day. dSire was sent in at 10am on the dot and it was ready by 5pm. 

The result? Check it!

many of you will ask this, but yeah, no probs with airbags

leather console included as well

leather door panel included

Whether its worth it or not, it is up to you. As for me, I'm happy with the handiwork for the price i paid even though the job was not perfect.

So far... I can confirm that all is good. No scratches. No furs. Let's hope it stays that way.

Changing Preve Key Battery

How to change the battery in your key fob you asked? Easy...

1. Flip the key.
2. Lift the little tab circled in red below.
3. Slide cover off.
4. Eject battery and replace.
            - Type is CR1620.
            - Price is roughly RM45.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Preve Mods

So you've bought a Proton Preve. As what I faced at the service center not too long ago, how do you tell yours apart from the others without looking at number plates?

Naturally, the first thing every new owner would do is to change rims. There have been many questions regarding this, and I can safely say that you can change it to 17" rims without rolling your fenders.

A good source of info from other owners is here. The things I blog about in future Preve posts will probably be sourced from this facebook group. Drop in, say hi, join us. We don't bite.

Back to the topic. Mods.

  • Rims
  • Bodykits
  • German sausage
  • Ayam mod
 I'll write about these on future posts, though the first 2 is pretty self-explanatory.

Here are some pictures of dSire with all her mods to date.

This is the ayam mod. Spring at the waste gate to prevent it from opening too big.

Race Chip

Change to 17" Rota rims

First change - Trans Am version of KITT LED lights

Second change - Mustang version of KITT LED lights

I've always been a fan of Knight Industries Two Thousand, so when I ordered a black Preve, I was already looking for these lights. The problem was, this light turns on and off using a remote. A quick chat with my fav accessories guy and he assured me that he could convert it to manual. That is, using a plain jane hardwired switch on the dash. 

He failed. Burning the board and a few of the LEDs on the stripe. So I ended up with a free upgrade to the new KITT lights.

Anyway, of all the changes I made to dSire up there, the most satisfying one is adding the Race Chip. So you might want to consider it before doing anything else. Trust me, you will love it! Smoother ride, more torque, less fuel consumption some say...

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

2014 - Week 1

Hi All... how was your 1st week of 2014?

This year, I'll blog than last I suppose. Time to revive dS41ntX.

In a nutshell, this year, mine started slow.

The only thing worth mentioning is that dSire got some changes done on her and I'm still testing her out. No problems so far. Let's give it a bit more time.

Besides that... ah.. just check back once awhile for updates.