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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:52 am 
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I guess they may make different setups between markets? Perhaps yours is an older version? It's really got me stumped...you are meaning the biggest bearing aren't you....on the back of the input shaft...oh yep just looked at the size..do you have any pics?


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:03 pm 
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That's correct, outer bearing on the end of the shaft. The box is back in the car so I can't get a photo of the shaft but here's one of the old oem bearing and the old SQS bearing side by side:
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It could be something they've changed over time but you'd expect the parts list to have a couple of options if that was the case. You'd also wonder why they'd go back to a smaller shaft as you'd expect the 25mm version to be stronger. There's a photo on the second page of this thread that shows the assembled input shaft from when I removed the gripper but you can't really see the detail of the shaft and bearing.


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:23 pm 
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Well that is certainly different Sam....any bushes the bearing went on?
Clearly mine is the same as OEM so I'm right stuffed on that one....even sqs and kalamar list the same input shaft so it must have changed?


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:03 am 
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Truly a beautiful thing to see!

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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:09 am 
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It doesn't look any different to the picture of your one. The outer bearing presses on and then there's a washer and sleeve that's pressed on that the 5th gear needle bearing runs on.


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:38 am 
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GTP....it is like music to the ears except in the pits....like listening to a drum of marbles at idle with the clutch out....apparently normal....but...oh......the whine on the track.....awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:02 am 
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I've been working on installing the Renault Clio s1600 rear wing that I bought a while back. The hatch was looking a bit scruffy so I'll repaint that as well as painting wing. So far I've made a set of alloy mounts that will allow the wing angle to be adjusted and done a trial fit. I've made the mounts so that the oem spoiler can go back in place as well. This just involved cutting a recess in the underside of the plastic spoiler so that it would fit over the feet for the s1600 wing. This is what it looks like loosely bolted in place.
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The next job is to make the adjusters for the wing angle and then get everything ready for painting. I think I'll paint the wing white as per the hatch and use the good old fake carbon wrap on the sides of the hatch as the car already has that around the side windows. Might add "Suzuki" in blue front and rear on the wing.


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:08 am 
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Looks good Sam...have any pics on the front and side of it mounted yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:48 pm 
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Not yet, still getting it ready to paint. Side tracked fitting a new spring kit to my trailer at the moment.


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:54 pm 
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I'm looking at replacing some brake lines, run inside the car. Trying to decide whether to use braided stainless or run copper nickel lines with braided external lines to the calipers?

Obviously copper nickel is a lot cheaper and maybe also easier to get certified for road use. LTNZ seem to have a bee in the bonnet around screw together fittings for braided stainless. I suspect an Authority Card gets around that at the moment but you can't get LVVTA certification for anything with lines that aren't crimped or swaged.


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:31 pm 
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sorry sam...i know nothing about low volume cert. I ran nickel lines into the wilwood bias valve and then braided to the outside. no leaks good for racing.

I guess its a trip to VTNZ to ask what you can get away with.


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:20 pm 
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I suspect I'll use braided stainless, mainly because I have most of what I need left over from another project. The use of braided lines is specifically covered by the authority card system so I guess it doesn't really matter what LTNZ believe.


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:46 am 
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Sweet braided looks better too!


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:05 pm 
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The s1600 wing is now painted and fitted so this is what it looks like fitted up.
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Unfortunately there aren't many suitable gravel events coming up to see if it makes it more stable at speed. I'll probably fit the tarmac suspension in the next couple of weeks for a couple of tarmac events so it might be a while before I try it on gravel again.


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:16 pm 
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The photo below is the rear tarmac suspension ready to go back in. They're double adjustable koni coilovers with 225lb springs.
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The outer control arm to upright connection is slotted for adjustment but rather than using adjustment cams you select one of a series of square washers that sets the location of the bolt. It's good from the point of view that you can take things to bits and not stuff your setup as long as you put the right washer in. It also allows for changes of a known amount.
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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:43 pm 
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looks great sam...just need that hoist now!


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:42 am 
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That's for sure, working underneath it, up on axle stands, doesn't have a lot of appeal.


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:12 pm 
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Clever thinking mate!

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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:38 am 
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With the rear Koni's installed I need to do the same to the front. Like a lot of things there always seems to be something that gets in the way. I'd fitted new ARP studs in the rear, Honda 12x1.5. I figured I'd better do the same in the front as the existing studs were 1.25 pitch and don't want different threads front and rear. So I'd bought long Honda 12x1.5 studs to go in the front hubs. Unfortunately once I pressed out the old studs I realized that the old studs had 14mm knurling so the hubs had been drilled out. Two solutions I guess, either find a pair of unmodified GTi hubs or find 12x1.5 studs with 14mm knurling. If standard hubs fitted then hubs would probably be easiest but the GTi has a bigger driveshaft than the standard car so I'd have to find GTi hubs. Looks like Lexus IS300 studs would do the job being 14.2 knurling and 12x1.5 so I think I'll give them a go.


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Tarmac Rally Car
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:00 pm 
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bugger [-X I feel your pain....


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