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by FlyingGrape
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: SUZUKI GTI ORIGINAL BUILD 3
Replies: 26
Views: 2645

Re: SUZUKI GTI ORIGINAL BUILD 3

Fantastic work! Looking really clean and fresh. Great to see it coming together. Going to replace exhaust system? Imagine it is pretty iffy after 25 years.
by FlyingGrape
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Back and slightly broken
Replies: 26
Views: 999

Re: Back and slightly broken

Sam, this awesome. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. Legend
by FlyingGrape
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Swift General Discussion
Topic: Any "Old School" members still around?
Replies: 52
Views: 13469

Re: Any "Old School" members still around?

Really sorry to see you go Derek. Thanks for all the contributions and knowledge. Best of luck and hope the shed comes about!
by FlyingGrape
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Swift General Discussion
Topic: Begginer in modifying suzuki swift GTI
Replies: 7
Views: 1648

Re: Begginer in modifying suzuki swift GTI

which suspension or coilovers to go with? what are the best street legal tires (kinda going to federal 595rs-r if they will fit hehe. What about the engine optimisation? Like cooling, and which oil to add etc.. How much would all that cost? thinking about half rollcage too, with 4point harness. Sta...
by FlyingGrape
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Swift General Discussion
Topic: Injector alternatives
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Re: Injector alternatives

Presume you are using a aftermarket computer too. Injector Dynamics, XSpurt. Can actually go quite large (e.g. 750, 1000cc) and still get excellent idle.
by FlyingGrape
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Swift Technical - Turbo Specific
Topic: Intake boost pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 4692

Re: Intake boost pressure

I had no issues with either on a turboed GTi with chipped ECU. Keep them as is.
by FlyingGrape
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: FS: Parting out DMW IPRA race car
Replies: 13
Views: 6412

Re: FS: Parting out DMW IPRA race car

When you part Dave interested in front coilovers and springs.
by FlyingGrape
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: rear strut housing covers??
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

Re: rear strut housing covers??

oops :roll:
by FlyingGrape
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: My first Swift and I love it Mk 1 GA 1984 called poop
Replies: 54
Views: 34245

Re: My first Swift and I love it Mk 1 GA 1984 called poop

Great to read that cars going. Great also to see these little ones still hanging in there. Whether econobox or track day just good to be out there and chugging along!
by FlyingGrape
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: rear strut housing covers??
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

Re: rear strut housing covers??

Probably looking at $5-$10 for two of the strut tower covers and 70-100 depending on how damaged or modified for rear parcel shelf. postage will be a bit for the shelf. Try Sash Kosanovic (Sydney based) on facebook in the Suzuki GTi Australia group. Plenty come up or post a WTB advert here on the co...
by FlyingGrape
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Our little cultus racer
Replies: 1296
Views: 390758

Re: Our little cultus racer

Good luck with that!
by FlyingGrape
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Introduce yourself:
Replies: 1235
Views: 439262

Re: Introduce yourself:

Hi guys, my name is Jim I'm from Sydney NSW I was part of the forum's many years ago and have recently acquired another since I have a soft spot for them :lol: :lol: the swift I bought was either built or atleast owned by someone on here since it has a redline gti dash mat. So if anyone has any inf...
by FlyingGrape
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: 94 Swift GT Autocross Build
Replies: 8
Views: 3209

Re: 94 Swift GT Autocross Build

If no weight limit issues for auto cross remove the sound deadening mats from floor with dry ice.
by FlyingGrape
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: Lamp wattage requirement for alternator (to excite diodes)
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Lamp wattage requirement for alternator (to excite diodes)

So am foolishly? rewiring my GTi. After a couple of different ECU's, stereo's and car alarms its a bit of a hack job so am stripping it all back and cleaning it up. Going surprisingly well all things considered! Just looking at wiring the alternator for the lamp to excite the diodes for charging. As...
by FlyingGrape
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: Mk2/3 Swift front seat rails
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Re: Mk2/3 Swift front seat rails

cheers
by FlyingGrape
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: Mk2/3 Swift front seat rails
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Mk2/3 Swift front seat rails

Is there any difference between mk2 and mk3 front seat rails and any difference from GTi spec to other swifts GA/Cino etc in same model?
by FlyingGrape
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: Exhaust diameter question
Replies: 10
Views: 2678

Re: Exhaust diameter question

Would recommend mandrel bends in piping to ensure you get most out of it. I have a 2 1/4" inch stainless system with mandrel bends. Got it done around 1996 and it is still in great shape. Also has stood up to me taking car from basic NA mods all the way through to current version (built turbo e...
by FlyingGrape
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Our little cultus racer
Replies: 1296
Views: 390758

Re: Our little cultus racer

a conservative tune....how do you do that? I asked my tuner....he said removing timing only serves to heat the motor up....its not a good way to "detune" an engine....and AFR is AFR....that cant be tweaked unless you run it rich Pretty common to add a little extra fuel. One important poin...
by FlyingGrape
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: ARP Main Stud Torque
Replies: 2
Views: 1374

Re: ARP Main Stud Torque

DMWDave built my engine. He recommended 52ftlbs with the ARP studs
by FlyingGrape
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Swift sand car
Replies: 40
Views: 11051

Re: Swift sand car

post up a want to buy and have a look at a few of the facebook Aussie/UK GTi groups. While expensive to send from Australia or UK to USA, given size and weight you should find cheaper and ok postage costs.
by FlyingGrape
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Wanted To Buy - Parts
Topic: WTB: MK3 GTi pax seat, front inner wheel guards & plug top
Replies: 0
Views: 970

WTB: MK3 GTi pax seat, front inner wheel guards & plug top

Item Description: After a MK3 GTi passenger seat (no rips/holes) and left & right front inner wheel splash guards. Also after the plug top (BTA-34) off the spark plug lead (pic below). Happy with a dead lead just need plug Plug top.jpg Price Range: Let me know what you want for them Contact Det...
by FlyingGrape
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Swift General Discussion
Topic: What width and ET to run in 13 inch wheels for mk2/3 GT-i
Replies: 9
Views: 3676

Re: What width and ET to run in 13 inch wheels for mk2/3 GT-i

13x5.5 +38. With pumped guards will fit 205/60/13's.
by FlyingGrape
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Swift Technical - Turbo Specific
Topic: Turbo Exhaust Headers
Replies: 6
Views: 4256

Re: Turbo Exhaust Headers

A simple log manifold will do it. For small turbo this is more than fine. I had this setup with a TB23 (off a 300ZX) and a garrett GT2554.
by FlyingGrape
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Our little cultus racer
Replies: 1296
Views: 390758

Re: Our little cultus racer

Talk to Bewitched Gti about starter, he sourced one for me. On the battery, search around for LiFePO4 chemistry batteries. There are a lot more options out there and while better versions have balance charging needs the fact that they run around 13.2V for right size this means charging off the alter...
by FlyingGrape
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: What HOME Page do you use and why?
Replies: 8
Views: 6936

Re: What HOME Page do you use and why?

redlinegti of course....and that is actually true...
by FlyingGrape
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Wanted To Buy - Parts
Topic: WTB: Rear hub assembly for GTi
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Re: WTB: Rear hub assembly for GTi

pictureshowman wrote:Bearings are good, one looks new. Packed and ready to post.
cheers Lawry. Your money has been sent!
by FlyingGrape
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Wanted To Buy - Parts
Topic: WTB: Rear hub assembly for GTi
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Re: WTB: Rear hub assembly for GTi

Thanks Lawry, will do.
by FlyingGrape
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Wanted To Buy - Parts
Topic: WTB: Rear hub assembly for GTi
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

WTB: Rear hub assembly for GTi

Item Description: After new or second hand rear hub assembly x2 for 1989-2000 GTi. Bearings in serviceable condition.


Price Range: you tell me


Contact Details: Reply to thread or PM me please.
by FlyingGrape
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: #DeleteFaceBook
Replies: 3
Views: 3847

Re: #DeleteFaceBook

Good to see Sam and don't jinx it!!
by FlyingGrape
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Swift Technical - Turbo Specific
Topic: GTI/CAPPO/TURBO
Replies: 30
Views: 20433

Re: GTI/CAPPO/TURBO

Yep, I ran one for a while. Very little to no lag on standard compression engine. From memory around 123kW at about 11-12psi. Was a great little turbo for a road car.
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by FlyingGrape
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Hibernation
Replies: 6
Views: 3764

Re: Hibernation

Good luck with it mate. Cant believe it has been that long since the earthquake. All the best with the builds and see you on the other side!
by FlyingGrape
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
Replies: 567
Views: 271605

Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"

Still here and watching. going to pull mine out of the shed shortly and get cracking on it. Keep it up. Forward progress is forward progress. Just need to keep moving!
by FlyingGrape
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Suzuki cultus
Replies: 11
Views: 7888

Re: Suzuki cultus

good to see you back. looking forward to see what you do with it. Great colour
by FlyingGrape
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Wanted To Buy - Parts
Topic: WTB: MLS Head gasket for G13 B
Replies: 19
Views: 10771

Re: WTB: MLS Head gasket for G13 B

swift12 wrote:I bought an APV van...MLS gasket off flea bay for $90. Looks perfect
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Multi-Layer-Ste ... 2228333239
Yep, that's the one. Look for a for sale post here by strider for some discussion on the gasket.
by FlyingGrape
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Swift Technical - Turbo Specific
Topic: injectors and pistons
Replies: 18
Views: 11105

Re: injectors and pistons

From memory the supra injectors require you to also get the plug tails as they are different to the Gti ones.

I am sure someone will correct me if my memory is faulty :wink:
by FlyingGrape
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: suzuki swift cultus convertible build
Replies: 348
Views: 134349

Re: suzuki swift cultus convertible build

Yeah, Adaptronic ECU is good little unit for the price. great to support Australian manufacturers too. e420c is getting a little long in the tooth but I used one for my first aftermarket ECU and it worked really well. Andy Wyatt (who is engineer and owner behind Adaptronic) was always really helpful...
by FlyingGrape
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: suzuki swift cultus convertible build
Replies: 348
Views: 134349

Re: suzuki swift cultus convertible build

Have a read here about injectors http://www.redlinegti.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=54623&hilit=injectors 550cc are very large. These will likely be a dog at idle. What's your power goal (i.e. do you really need that large?). EVO 500/550's would fit. If you are willing to pay I would recom...
by FlyingGrape
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: GTI Engine sales
Replies: 2
Views: 2440

Re: GTI Engine sales

Suggest you talk to DMWDave who is based in Brisbane and both builds and races GTi's. I am sure he can also talk to you about what you might need to build an engine to the power standards you want. I have one of his more heavily built engines which is currently running around 280hp at the wheels wit...
by FlyingGrape
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Ideas & Feedback
Topic: G16B Get more power
Replies: 2
Views: 4030

Re: G16B Get more power

turbo :D
by FlyingGrape
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: innovate mtx l
Replies: 3
Views: 3178

Re: innovate mtx l

If no luck here maybe look/ask on adaptronic forum
by FlyingGrape
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Swift Technical - Turbo Specific
Topic: Turbo help
Replies: 10
Views: 6104

Re: Turbo help

Modern turbo compressors (like garrett GTX series), a boost controller with mapping to hold it closed until you are close to target boost and then snapped open, clever fuel and ignition timing in map as you are spooling the turbo, well thought out piping (size and path), properly sized TB and intake...
by FlyingGrape
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Swift General Discussion
Topic: progti
Replies: 10
Views: 5627

Re: progti

Was this a Sydney based GTi with a chameleon paint job? Turboed. If this is the car I saw it down at WSID. This was quite a few years ago and it was pretty clean at the time.
by FlyingGrape
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: 93 turbo gti
Replies: 63
Views: 28382

Re: 93 turbo gti

Very nicely done! =D> Great to see yet another great example being looked after and tastefully modified. Good choice on the TE37's. Many not be bling but they are just so light!
by FlyingGrape
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: GT HP ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3804

Re: GT HP ?

totally agree Tassie. This site (and teamswift) are awesome resources for the swift in particular.
by FlyingGrape
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: suzuki swift cultus convertible build
Replies: 348
Views: 134349

Re: suzuki swift cultus convertible build

Without wanting to speak for Dave what I would say is that we are a sharing community generally and there are some people with fantastic experience in these cars. Not much that hasn't been tried. Am watching the build too and great to see people still bringing these cars back to life.
by FlyingGrape
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Daily with race car aspirations
Replies: 18
Views: 11415

Re: Daily with race car aspirations

Have you talked to K-mac suspension in Sydney. They have always made GTi stuff and even if not on the shelf I am sure they can sort you out.
by FlyingGrape
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
Replies: 567
Views: 271605

Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"

Popping in a comment. Watching with interest and enthusiasm! Just about to start getting back into working on my car in next fortnight or so. Keep it up, you are getting there.