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by Alpine
Sun May 31, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Awesome tyre gel!
Replies: 16
Views: 6982

Re: Awesome tyre gel!

Top points for going thru the effort of making a review, pics and video, dude :) Either it is my screen or the pics and video resolution doesn't show it properly compared to real life but it doesn't look all that shiny. To me, THIS looks shiny - it is my father-in-law's Honda Civic after I washed an...
by Alpine
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Swift in SE QLD floods
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

Swift in SE QLD floods

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by Alpine
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: If it's about to Hail Don't...
Replies: 31
Views: 9362

Re: If it's about to Hail Don't...

Ah s**t dude, you do not have any luck with your cat whatsoever!!! :^o

But that's freaky about the sheet soaking thru into the car thru the doors, good scientific experiment right there. That sheet must have been super absorbent!! =D>
by Alpine
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Stripes for my new Swift - with pictures!
Replies: 23
Views: 6569

Re: Stripes for my new Swift - with pictures!

No idea if it's 3M sticker film or not...it was applied by the dealer as an option at time of sale. What would they use? I'm guessing probably the cheapest nastiest available to maximise their profit!!
by Alpine
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Stripes for my new Swift - with pictures!
Replies: 23
Views: 6569

Re: Stripes for my new Swift - with pictures!

Owners with stripes - how are your stripes holding up? I just noticed today as I was washing the car that the stripes seem to be "fading" on the horizontal areas (as compared to the vertical areas on the body). The car is left outside in the hot QLD sun at work all week and even at home it...
by Alpine
Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Building site overspray
Replies: 12
Views: 2929

Re: Building site overspray

Sorry to hear. But I know what you mean - people have no respect at all these days. I witnessed some tradies blowtorching some joints in a carpark, spilling SLAG all over the cars parked below!! They simply didn't give a s**t about it even after they were told to stop. People just don't care for oth...
by Alpine
Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Melted LED Parker lights
Replies: 19
Views: 4755

Re: Melted LED Parker lights

Gomo, you still don't have much luck with your car, do you, lol :lol:

Those particular LED bulbs are s**t. Always go for the SMD type LED ones, much brighter, run cooler and solid as a rock. I use them all around on mine and have never had any problems at all.
by Alpine
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Window tinting?
Replies: 40
Views: 13456

Re: Window tinting?

This is ours:
by Alpine
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: New Pics XD
Replies: 14
Views: 3450

Re: New Pics XD

I would have spent that money on good window tinting instead of flame stickers... :roll:
by Alpine
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Stripes for my new Swift - with pictures!
Replies: 23
Views: 6569

Re: Stripes for my new Swift - with pictures!

Props to you for having the courage to stripe your new Swift yourself! It's a great way to save alot of money, that's for sure. I do think that you'd need to stripe the bumpers as well to complete the length of the stripes right over the whole car. That's the whole purpose of stripes and you will se...
by Alpine
Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Use the right fuel =\
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: Use the right fuel =\

What fuel was in it??
by Alpine
Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Interior led Light ?
Replies: 66
Views: 10237

Re: Interior led Light ?

Hey Gomo, or anyone else who uses LEDs in your interior, do you notice if your LEDs flicker ever so slightly if you turn them on whilst the engine is running?
by Alpine
Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Interior led Light ?
Replies: 66
Views: 10237

Re: Interior led Light ?

:shock: Well all my LED's have now died :( geesh that didn't take very long.. back to the basic bulbs for me =P~ For those who purchase these other LED's Let us know how long they last! :) Definitely something wrong with those ones, possibly missing the resistor to prevent early burnout. LEDs are m...
by Alpine
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Interior led Light ?
Replies: 66
Views: 10237

Re: Interior led Light ?

I'd like to replace the standard dull yellow interior dome light to one of those bright white LED lights. However I don't know which would be better. I've found these two, but which would be brighter? This one with 6 SMD LEDS: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190234...
by Alpine
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Skid Pan Fun!
Replies: 22
Views: 3651

Re: Skid Pan Fun!

Gomo wrote:Made my car messy for sure..

Well it's a good thing you've got that paint protection! LOL :lol:
by Alpine
Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Paint Protection Inspection
Replies: 31
Views: 4883

Re: Paint Protection Inspection

That's the first I've heard of this...paint protection yearly inspection for $55??? :shock:

PLEASE...save your $55 and do the inspection yourself - just give the car a clay and polish yourself on the weekend!!!

These clowns have ripped you off in more ways than one already. :roll:
by Alpine
Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Good 17 in tyres?
Replies: 29
Views: 8348

Re: Good 17 in tyres?

Pretty good rep for the Toyos so far. How are they for quietness though? Some tyres like Pirelli for example are pretty bloody noisy... I like a quiet running tyre, ie minimal road noise/roar.
by Alpine
Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Re: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

Hello again. Just an update on how the lil Swift is going. Since pickup from the stealership, the windows have been tinted a very dark 15%VLT and already passed the first 1000km service. Got the promised free tank of fuel from the stealership at the first service due to the debacle when the car was ...
by Alpine
Sat May 24, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: xtreme swift mods!
Replies: 41
Views: 16315

Re: xtreme swift mods!

Reminds me of a Cylon from the original Battlestar Galactica!

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by Alpine
Fri May 23, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Re: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

There was about 75km on the clock at pickup.
by Alpine
Fri May 23, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!
Replies: 570
Views: 313862

Re: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!

1k on the clock!! Can't get any newer than that!!!!!!!!
by Alpine
Tue May 20, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Interior led Light ?
Replies: 66
Views: 10237

Re: Interior led Light ?

That looks really good...and I've love to upgrade all my lights (parkers, number plate, interior, etc) to LEDs but if they are going to "pop" after such a short time like yours have, then I am wondering if it's really worth the hassle to go with the "white" look over "yellow...
by Alpine
Fri May 16, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Paint & Interior Protection
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Paint & Interior Protection

Forget about paint protection - it's a gimmick and just lines the dealership pockets even more. Just take care of your car regularly with good car cleaning & polishing products.

As for the interior, I've never bothered with this either. Just scotchgard it if you really want!
by Alpine
Fri May 16, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Re: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

Windows tinted at 15% now. :twisted: Will take some snaps when I get a chance. Looks pretty bling with the black paint and black windows all around (except windscreen).
by Alpine
Fri May 16, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Interior led Light ?
Replies: 66
Views: 10237

Re: Interior led Light ?

LEDs aren't supposed to just die so quickly...however with cheap stuff from China, it is probably prone to this: Important: This item may fail if it is used with the car engine running. Voltages can rise above 12 volts and overdrive and overheat the LEDs. If it is planned to use the LED board in thi...
by Alpine
Mon May 12, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Re: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

What! Westpoint OWNS Wizard??
by Alpine
Sun May 11, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Interior led Light ?
Replies: 66
Views: 10237

Re: Interior led Light ?

Gomo wrote:Will post one up tonight!! :)
Where's the pic! You're late! :^o
by Alpine
Sun May 11, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: k&n air filter
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: k&n air filter

Has anyone who has fitted just a K&N panel filter as a straight replacement really noticed that much of a difference??
by Alpine
Sun May 11, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Re: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

you do also seem to be missing a Suzuki Badge, i bought mine January this year, has a Suzuki badge on rear. I've seen a few around lately WITHOUT the badge...perhaps the MY08s don't have them anymore? Unless those people have purposely debadged it but I've seen too many new ones around without the ...
by Alpine
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: How much did you get your Swift for???
Replies: 92
Views: 15820

Re: How much did you get your Swift for???

whelangc wrote:On road Blueish Black Z SEries
Large STripes
Cruise Control
Mats
Dark Tints
Spoiler
Paint Protestion on road $20000
Is that auto or manual?
by Alpine
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Paint Protection Bat Poop!
Replies: 190
Views: 136324

Re: Paint Protection Bat Poop!

Far out, I just read each and every page of this epic saga, thanks for the entertainment!! But glad to hear its mostly sorted out in the end...I wouldn't have hung on for so long though. I would have kicked heads a LLOOOONGG time ago!
by Alpine
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Re: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

before i bought my swift did abit of driving around to a few dealers. i am sure some people have had great expereinces there, some people wouldnt have either. but i decided not to spend my hard earned on that dealership(even though its my closest), they seemd shifty and slimey and untrustworthy whe...
by Alpine
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Re: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

UNBELIVEABLE!!! After all of this, he only got TWO FRONT FLOOR MATS! WTF? What about the rear mats????? How can these people be so shrewd and tight, what is the point of just providing two front mats and leave out the rears?? Do they not come as a complete set?! I can't believe the cheek of these co...
by Alpine
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Re: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

We got to go back this arvo (groooan) to get the floormats fitted. He doesn't really want to have to go back there again but I told him just get the floormats and get the hell out of there. This is my bro-in-law's first brand new car and it's just disappointing to have this dealership ruin the entir...
by Alpine
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!
Replies: 570
Views: 313862

Re: New Swift (2005+ model) owners introduce yourself here!

Nice!!

For some reason yours reminds me of an Aurion, lol!

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by Alpine
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Re: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

How do they magically fix paint chips on the bonnet and door edges in one day?? Chips require the entire panel to be resprayed. Well thats what I'd be asking if I was picking up the car new. Or is he getting another car for you? Might want to ask just in case, seems VERY DODGY.Cheers Well..what a b...
by Alpine
Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Re: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

The car did not appear to be registered, ie no plates, no rego sticker on windscreen. However I know of instances where dealers will take a brand new car, slap some dealer plates on the back, and let someone take it for a test thrash. Then the dealer plates are taken off, the car goes back into stoc...
by Alpine
Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Re: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

Here are a couple of the reasons why we rejected the car yesterday. Scratched rim, chip on edge of bonnet. Among some others! http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/1562/swift021smallzl4.jpg http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9753/swift022smallyl4.jpg They will replace the rim with a new one and somehow f...
by Alpine
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Re: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

sounds like it has done a few laps around the streets. still be agreta car though. its a shame dealers arent more honest though. I wouldnt be surprised if it has been test driven by another potential buyer, and then still sold as new to us. I've seen this happen before several times. Anyway they sa...
by Alpine
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Re: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

Well, we went to collect the car today but rejected it. Between the weekend and today, somebody has managed to scratch one of the rims and there are paint chips on the bonnet and door edges. The stripes also has some bubbling in it. The dealership is going to tidy this all up and will be ready for c...
by Alpine
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Swift stripes
Replies: 27
Views: 6140

Re: Swift stripes

[YLD80Y] wrote:If the stripes went behind the "S" I think it would still look odd. The best thing would be to have an even 5-10mm gap around the badge, something like the attached:
How you edited it in the pic is what I meant. :wink:
by Alpine
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Swift stripes
Replies: 27
Views: 6140

Re: Swift stripes

I can see what Kirsten is saying about the fit around the rear "S" badge. Sorry but it looks pretty amateur - no disrespect to you Alpine, I'm sure its just a common thing with those stripe packs. What's up with the "Z Series" badge though? Looks like its been cut out of a magaz...
by Alpine
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Re: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

dang wrote:westpoint indooroopilly?

looks good.
Sorry, yes, it was from Westpoint.
by Alpine
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Swift stripes
Replies: 27
Views: 6140

Re: Swift stripes

Kristen wrote:I think the stripes look good though they are a bit common now. Make sure you get them done properly i've seen a few that don't look right around the 'S'
This is how ours looks. I thought it seemed pretty neat.

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by Alpine
Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Swift stripes
Replies: 27
Views: 6140

Re: Swift stripes

I got my black swift with all the Silver Stripes (wide ones ) ...... They are cut on site. The Dealer got someone in to do it .... The price they charged me was $400 ... so I don't know if that was special ... Just wondering if you could post a pic of your car showing these strips? As for the $400 ...
by Alpine
Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Re: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

OK, here's the beast at the dealership!

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by Alpine
Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: How much did you get your Swift for???
Replies: 92
Views: 15820

Re: How much did you get your Swift for???

Swift Z Series auto (QLD) for $20,000 driveaway. Not sure if that's good or not!
by Alpine
Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: New Swift General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!
Replies: 43
Views: 6881

Bought a new Swift Z Series in black today!!

Hi everyone, just found this forum. We're from QLD. This morning I accompanied my bro-in-law who just bought a brand new black Swift Z Series auto for $20,000 driveaway, including silver striping right down the middle of the car from front to back. Didn't opt for any of the dealer ripoff options as ...