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 Post subject: need some advice from you guys :)
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 7:12 am 
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Hi guys,

I am from Kent, England. I need some advice on my MK2 Swift 2002 GLS. A friend of mine has sold me his Swift. He asked me to take it off his hands for a really small sum of money. Only a few hundred pounds and said these cars are really great to drive. After driving it i have to agree they are a shed load of fun. Only thing I have found is the 1.0 engine has no power at all.

I have been looking at parts online and struggling to find anything for this car. What I need to know is what engines you guys have swapped into these cars and how can I locate swift gti bumpers. Any tuning, modifying and general advice would be great. Have 1-2000 pounds to spend on it possibly more in a few months.

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Chris


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 Post subject: Re: need some advice from you guys :)
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 9:53 am 
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Chris the big problem with the swift these days, especially in the UK is the relative undesirability of them as evidenced by a cheap purchase. One of the downsides of the as a result is parts, new, second hand and performance availability. Not many businesses make stuff for them, especially now they are over 20years old.
But don't despair, there are options. In Australia it would be a cheap easy swap to drop the 1.3l gti motor and engine management into one. Double the power you've already got. But GTi's are rare in the UK but are findable. Try that first. Secondly, the 1.0 is a 3cylinder I seem to recall? I believe a U.S. Model was factory turboed. This might be an option if you get onto teamswift and ask about.
GTi bumpers will pop up now and then, check ukssgti.com? A local swift site, albeit a slow one. Finally shipping parts from oz may be an option, expensive maybe but e are probably the world leaders in swifts...
Or K20!
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