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 Post subject: Re: Introduce yourself:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:10 pm 
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Location: Hungary
Hello everybody, fresh new member here.

My name is András Mile, an uni student from Hungary. We have a rich culture for Suzukis here, Swifts are assembled in the local Suzuki factory since 1992. There are lots of them still on the road. They're easy to fix, parts are cheap for them, and you can generally use them for whatever you want. They're widely abused in local grassroot autocross/gymkhana/slalom races, as well as on some rally events. Lots of my friends have Swifts, mostly from the second generation (1989-2003), but as the newer model is getting cheaper, some of them are slowly changing their mk2 to mk3 Swifts - with the fabolous gearbox issue.

I generally admire Suzuki as a manufacturer - they're far from the richest or biggest out there, yet they make great cars with lots of engineering effort put into them - you can call it passion. Their little cars have big hearts, the Suzuki petrol engines are revvy as hell. The current line-up is quite good in my opinion. Vitara is a great success, his ugly brother, the S-Cross is offering great interior space for it's price, the Celerio is sporting one of the best modern 3 cylinder engines inside, and the release of the new Swift and Ignis is just around the corner, while the international debute of their current "Boosterjet" engine family was a success. You can't really say the same of some fellow Japanese manufacturer - Mitsubishi is dead, Nissan is ignoring the European market for the likes of Renault, Daihatsu is going under Toyota control, while the latter and Honda are a very different story, they have much much more money, resources and sales. Only Mazda is as brave as Suzuki imho.

Personally i own a Swift SA413 5door from 1987, GL trim - picture included. I was quite lucky with this car i have to say. I've used to own another firstgen Swift, was looking for some parts for it when i bumped into this one. My first Swift had more issues than working parts and was rusted away completely. This little red beauty has only 178 000km mileage, which is less than 6 000km per year in it's 30 y/o long history. It's accident-free, the old granny used her car only to go shopping once a week, i'm the second owner of the car. It has the G13A engine inside - 1324 ccm, 8 valve, 73hp, carbed, and has 730kg kerb weight. I'm putting it back to road, at the moment i'm preparing it for a new MoT. My future plans are to convert it into OEM+ state - GTI front bumpers with fog lights, climate control from a GLX Ex., 3 spoke steering wheel from a GXI, bucket seats from a GTI, RPM meter from a GLX, etc etc. But at the moment i'm gonna be happy if it passes MoT :)

Have a nice day,
Andris
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 Post subject: Re: Introduce yourself:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:17 pm 
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Location: Delhi India
Hi,
My name is Rithvik... am from India am 16 years old (well goin to be 17 this april). I stumbled upon this forum trying to find out if it was possible to swap a gsxr1300 or hayabusa head on a g13 or a k12m . I know how to drive but dont hav a license so... i own a 2010 alto k10 which is the k10b version of alto and a k12m the non vvt head swift dzire ( thats *hard to explain* ummm..Swift sedan??!!?!)
My first car or rather the first car my family owned was an ss80 or the maruti 800 f8 then another alto f8b and now the dzire..(absolutely love it...never gonna sell ull hav to bury me with it)
Talking about future plans....there are many....believe me MANY like turbo-ing the k12m after rebuilding * the turbo might be of a diesel ddis swift*or a g13bb swap from cultus or esteem ( what we call it) might place is longitudinally with a samurai transmission and go DRIFTING !!


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 Post subject: Re: Introduce yourself:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:03 pm 
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Location: Adelaide
Hi
My name is Jason and I'm in Adelaide, South Australia.
I have a 1986 Suzuki Cultus GTi import. I use if for car rallies. Owned it for over 10 years now and have lots of fun in it.

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Had lots of trouble finding parts in Adelaide so at the moment it has a standard front bumper but since joining this group I have found a new bumper and now the car is back to original.


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 Post subject: Re: Introduce yourself:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:43 pm 
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Location: Brussels
Hi,

My name is Seb and I found this place looking for some info on G13Bs that's dropping into a mini that I removed out of a rusty '96 gti.
Oh and my daily driver is a 2008 Swift Sport with leather seats. Guess I like NA Suzukis... :)

Look forward to meeting yall!

Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Introduce yourself:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:25 am 
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Hi I just join this site looking for info on gti..i have a 1998 gti...i change the g13 bottom end n gearbox to a g16 still using the gti head with a stage 3 clutch everything else is stock...its good for boost but not ready to boost it yet...do anyone know wat kinda pistons I can used without fabricating the ris pin (at least flat top like the gti or high compression)...n gear for the g16 box to make them closer....or part for the g13 gearbox(my second gear is damaged


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 Post subject: Re: Introduce yourself:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:41 pm 
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Location: Hungary
Hi all!

I'm Sándor from Hungary, Esztergom (home of the Suzuki Swift since '91 :D )
Suzuki owner since ten years; my first car was a '96 Baleno which was replaced by a new Swift in 2011. It has saved my life in an accident two years ago, but unfortunately get financial total loss.
Now we own a '94 Swift GL with my girlfriend, and I'm looking for an SA310 GTi or Mk 2 GTi just for fun.
Besides, I want to make a 1/43 scale modelcar for both SA310 GTi and Mk 2 GTi. using 3D modelling, 3D printing and resin casting - I'm looking for references of both cars


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 Post subject: Re: Introduce yourself:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:20 am 
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rocket pocket wrote:
Hi I just join this site looking for info on gti..i have a 1998 gti...i change the g13 bottom end n gearbox to a g16 still using the gti head with a stage 3 clutch everything else is stock...its good for boost but not ready to boost it yet...do anyone know wat kinda pistons I can used without fabricating the ris pin (at least flat top like the gti or high compression)...n gear for the g16 box to make them closer....or part for the g13 gearbox(my second gear is damaged


Hi Rocket,

There is plenty of info on here and Teamswift about using the G16 with the G13b head. Personally I would have left the G13 alone as the bottom end has a forged crank from the GTi and handles boost better. Going boost you want lower compression. Standard pistons will handle about 10psi as many on here have shown, more than that and you need to look at Vitara or forged aftermarket.

The G16 box is a bigger frame box and you can use the gears from the M16 gearboxes, as to exactly what ratios you are after you will have to work out, however there is lots of information on here about that also.

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 Post subject: Re: Introduce yourself:
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21yr old from newy that has a 87 mk1 swift want to do some mods no turbo. Found this site threw the people who bought the sister car a red mk1


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 Post subject: Re: Introduce yourself:
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Slodgie wrote:
21yr old from newy that has a 87 mk1 swift want to do some mods no turbo. Found this site threw the people who bought the sister car a red mk1


Oooh another Mk1 owner! Cool cars, might be worth something in another 30 years :p if I can keep mine alive that long.

Happy to talk technical as I have a Mk1 Gti and its red so it goes faster. Welcome!

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