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 Post subject: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:44 pm 
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A few months ago I decided that I wanted to build my ultimate gti so I bit the bullet and bought a clean little mk3 that funnily enough I had owned before.
I originally purchased the car in April 2016 for $400 with a blown gearbox.
After rebuilding the box it served as a reliable little run about for myself and a few family members before I decided to sell it.
I bought the car back in August 2018 and it was in a sorry sight.
Once again it served as a run about then I decided to pull it off the road for a rebuild.
I fell in love with the characteristics of the m16a and loved it for just how much abuse it could take.
My daily drive for the past nearly 3 years has been a 2010 swift sport, I loved it so much just the way it was and how well the engine performed that I didn’t change a thing on it for 18 months. Even though it was on the slow side.
So I bought a turbo kit and things got out of hand. The car is still going strong coming on a year now with the turbo and 232,000kms later and I really wanted to put one in a gti for a reliable street/track car.
So the build begins.


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N/A all the way!

94 mk3 gti. Bd14s, extractors, group A chip, adjustable cam gears, 10.2mm leads. 69.6kw atw - Sold
2010 Suzuki swift sport, hks turbo kit.
94 Gti undergoing resto with M16a.
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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:12 am 
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May wish to change that N/A all the way in your signature now :)

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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:44 pm 
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Keen to see where this goes =D>

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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:45 pm 
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answer wrote:
May wish to change that N/A all the way in your signature now :)


Haha! Well the gti will be staying N/A so I might keep it.

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Keen to see where this goes =D>

Cheers Tassie! So am I haha.

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94 mk3 gti. Bd14s, extractors, group A chip, adjustable cam gears, 10.2mm leads. 69.6kw atw - Sold
2010 Suzuki swift sport, hks turbo kit.
94 Gti undergoing resto with M16a.


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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:56 pm 
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Some of my progress so far. I’ve rebuilt my swift sport box and installed a Monster sport 1.5 way lsd and replaced all the bearings and seals. Rebuilt the steering rack with new rack ends and freshened it up, also rebuilt the factory master cylinder.


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N/A all the way!

94 mk3 gti. Bd14s, extractors, group A chip, adjustable cam gears, 10.2mm leads. 69.6kw atw - Sold
2010 Suzuki swift sport, hks turbo kit.
94 Gti undergoing resto with M16a.
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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:02 pm 
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A little bit of an update.
The gti has been sitting at my work for the past two weeks so I’m using every second I can working on it at lunch time and a few hours after work most days.
Have all my rear suspension acid dipped and painted it myself, bought a super pro bush kit and have installed most of the rear suspension.
Painted most of the interior and wheel wells.
Also bought some new rear wheel bearings and hubs, got them from repco for an absolute steal of $25 each, unbelievable.
Just waiting on my rear brake caliper rebuild kits so I can get them installed too.


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N/A all the way!

94 mk3 gti. Bd14s, extractors, group A chip, adjustable cam gears, 10.2mm leads. 69.6kw atw - Sold
2010 Suzuki swift sport, hks turbo kit.
94 Gti undergoing resto with M16a.
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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:15 pm 
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Also a few pictures of my turbocharged swift sport daily drive.
Fitted with a HKS turbo kit, Garrett turbo, running a Link Monsoon ecu.
Makes 120kwish at the wheels on a hilarious 4.5 psi.
It’s awesome fun and surprisingly quick.
Also has a bunch of Cusco braces, jdm Recaro seats, Suzuki sport short shifter, monster sport carbon wing, Cusco rear sway bar, sunline racing titanium exhaust.


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N/A all the way!

94 mk3 gti. Bd14s, extractors, group A chip, adjustable cam gears, 10.2mm leads. 69.6kw atw - Sold
2010 Suzuki swift sport, hks turbo kit.
94 Gti undergoing resto with M16a.
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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:43 am 
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Can you show pics of the titanium exhaust?

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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:24 am 
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Here’s the sunline racing titanium muffler.


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N/A all the way!

94 mk3 gti. Bd14s, extractors, group A chip, adjustable cam gears, 10.2mm leads. 69.6kw atw - Sold
2010 Suzuki swift sport, hks turbo kit.
94 Gti undergoing resto with M16a.
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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:31 am 
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I thought you meant the whole exhaust was Ti.

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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:16 pm 
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Haha I wish, the muffler was expensive enough.

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94 mk3 gti. Bd14s, extractors, group A chip, adjustable cam gears, 10.2mm leads. 69.6kw atw - Sold
2010 Suzuki swift sport, hks turbo kit.
94 Gti undergoing resto with M16a.


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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 2:56 pm 
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We have some progress! Been fiddling around with the power steering column and have finally got it in a spot where it seems to work perfectly.
Just need to make some mounts which hopefully I’ll get time to do this week.


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94 mk3 gti. Bd14s, extractors, group A chip, adjustable cam gears, 10.2mm leads. 69.6kw atw - Sold
2010 Suzuki swift sport, hks turbo kit.
94 Gti undergoing resto with M16a.
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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:40 pm 
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Finally got some suspension in it and got it back on its wheels. New swift uprights are in courtesy of dmw Dave.
Now to get her home and start cracking on the wiring.


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N/A all the way!

94 mk3 gti. Bd14s, extractors, group A chip, adjustable cam gears, 10.2mm leads. 69.6kw atw - Sold
2010 Suzuki swift sport, hks turbo kit.
94 Gti undergoing resto with M16a.
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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:23 pm 
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Top build, just needs the monster sport crate motor and lsd.

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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:34 pm 
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Already have the monster sport lsd and 4.4:1 final drive. Monster sport motor would be a little out of my budget haha.

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94 mk3 gti. Bd14s, extractors, group A chip, adjustable cam gears, 10.2mm leads. 69.6kw atw - Sold
2010 Suzuki swift sport, hks turbo kit.
94 Gti undergoing resto with M16a.


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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 2:23 pm 
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Slight change of plans, pulled the turbo off my swift sport because I think it’ll be much more fun in the gti.
Hopefully get some time this weekend to get the engine in and start making some serious progress.


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N/A all the way!

94 mk3 gti. Bd14s, extractors, group A chip, adjustable cam gears, 10.2mm leads. 69.6kw atw - Sold
2010 Suzuki swift sport, hks turbo kit.
94 Gti undergoing resto with M16a.
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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:00 pm 
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Got some spare time tonight to start putting some bits and pieces together.
I’ve really wanted to run my little Advan A3a, 14x6 wheels but unfortunately they just will not fit with the wilwood calipers so I’ve sourced some nice lightweight watanabe 15x6.5s which should do the job.
Hoping to get the engine in this weekend so I can start running shifter cables and get a few little bits and pieces mocked up.


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N/A all the way!

94 mk3 gti. Bd14s, extractors, group A chip, adjustable cam gears, 10.2mm leads. 69.6kw atw - Sold
2010 Suzuki swift sport, hks turbo kit.
94 Gti undergoing resto with M16a.
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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 11:49 am 
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Loving your work here man! This thing will be a beast! =D>

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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:14 pm 
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Thanks Tassie! Can’t afford to build the M16a how I want at the moment but the turbo m15a should be plenty of fun for now.

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94 mk3 gti. Bd14s, extractors, group A chip, adjustable cam gears, 10.2mm leads. 69.6kw atw - Sold
2010 Suzuki swift sport, hks turbo kit.
94 Gti undergoing resto with M16a.


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 Post subject: Re: M16a Swift GTi.
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 3:11 pm 
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Im liking where this is going.... still lurking :D

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