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 Post subject: Mk1 Mod's - Where can I get them?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:23 pm 
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Hi all, if anyone knows where I can get some off the shelf parts for my Mk1 GTi that'd be great, I'm only new to GTi ownership and would like to make a slick sleeper. If anyone can help me that'd be great. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:34 am 
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Tassie_mk1 wrote:
Hi all, if anyone knows where I can get some off the shelf parts for my Mk1 GTi that'd be great, I'm only new to GTi ownership and would like to make a slick sleeper.
What sort of mods are looking for and what do you want to do with the car?


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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 Mod's - Where can I get them?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:16 pm 
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I've got a rock stock car at present and a small budget so whatever I can do really. From the advice I've been given there isn't a lot available for the mk1.
I'm wanting to build a sleeper that I can run on the occasional club day and local street meets at the drags.


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Define "Small budget" and that will help people narrow down what might suit your needs.

but my advice, start with fitting some good suspension (and changed all your bushes to nolothane or something similar) then go onto air cleaner, 2"-2 1/4" exhaust system etc

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Nice GTi!!! 100kw atw would be awesome!!! (Don't quite have the dough for that)

Small budget is maybe $1k depends on lots of things. Put it this way, I don't have a lot of spare money as I'm married, still at Uni and trying to save for a house at the same time. I can still find extra cash which I'm happy to save if the mod's are worth it. Mostly I'm just after bang for my buck and I'll get serious later, once I've got my piece of paper.


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 Post subject: MK1 Mods
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:22 pm 
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Good start:
http://www.redlinegti.com/forum/vt.19577.htm


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:53 am 
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Low investment MK1 SA413 Mods


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Tyres: 14 x 60 x 185 or 15 x 55 x 195 (50 series can make the suspension a bit harsh)
Mags: PCD 114.3, offset 40mm

Lowering Springs: King Springs - ebay $220 + freight (set of 4)
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Front Tower brace - Modified Nissan Skyline R33 - ebay ~ $$50 to $100
http://home.brisnet.com.au/~jmiller/suzuki_gti/SA413_brace.html
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Spherical Strut top bearings http://www.redlinegti.com/forum/vtn.259812.htm#259812
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Rear Panhard Rod - REQUIRED to re-centre rear axel if lowered springs used - ebay ~$100
http://home.brisnet.com.au/~jmiller/suzuki_gti/panhard_rod.html
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Front Struts - special order - Supacheap - same for all Barina / Swift / GTi
Rear Shocks - special order - Supacheap - same for all Barina / Swift / GTi with coil spring rear (there are different leaf spring models as well)

Engine:
CAMS - secondhand ~ 500 to $1200 depending on age and profile
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Timing belt and tensioner pulley: ~$140 - should be changed every 60,000K's

Ignition coil: Bosh GT40 transformer - Supacheap ~ $60

Plug leads: Same as MK2/3 ~ $100

Short Shifter: Honda Intregra - ebay ~ $40 - need to mod exhaust to clear bottom of shifter.
Shifter knob: Honda to match shifter shaft

Sports steering wheel: 350mm plus hub - ebay - $75 for the wheel plus adapter $65

Gauges: Oil pressure and Vacc - ebay ~ $25 each plus gauge pod kits and oil line adaptrr

Engine oil filler cap: Honda billet alloy - ebay ~ $25

More details on using these mods:
http://home.brisnet.com.au/~jmiller/suzuki_gti/suzuki_gti_mk1.html
When I take some pics of the coil, Honda shifter and the gauges I will update the links in this post.


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 Post subject: Re: MK1 Mods
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:22 am 
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Thank you! That's amost exactly what I'm wanting to do with my GTi. With the King Springs you bought are the specially for the Mk1 or something else? If I can get them off ebay for that price I'll just about go out and get them today. I think I'll start with the suspension first then move to the go fast bits later.

Does the short shifter make much of a difference? I almost bought one a while ago but the seller couldn't tell me if it would fit my car or not. That might be a nice cheap mod to start me off.

I'm sure to have a lot of questions along the way as I'm still quite new to this and my mechanic ability is not high (I do have a good mechanic who will help at a price, but I'd rather save as much as I can) so you help is greatly appreciated. I'll keep you posted on how things go. Might take a while but I'll get there.

Thanks Again.

Any other hints and tips I'm all ears!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:05 pm 
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Yea King Springs are Specifically for the MK1 GTi (SA413)

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Suzuki-Swift-86-88-Lowered-King-Springs-SET_W0QQitemZ4589264878QQcategoryZ55436QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Cheers. I'm wanting the car to handle, so should I put off the springs until I can do the rest of the suspension too?


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your best to do it all together in my opinion yes (springs an shocks Definately have to be done at the same time)

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where else can you get the panhard rods from?? i cant find any on ebay....

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Gladier wrote:
where else can you get the panhard rods from?? i cant find any on ebay....
4 from $95 to$135.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/BRAND-NEW-Commodore-Adjustable-Panhard-Rod_W0QQitemZ4613032783QQcategoryZ102360QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/VB-VC-VH-VK-VL-Adjustable-Pan-Hard-Rod-Noltec_W0QQitemZ4593530987QQcategoryZ102356QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Holden-vb-vs-commodore-adjustable-panhard-rod_W0QQitemZ4626334519QQcategoryZ50138QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/HOLDEN-COMMODORE-ADJUSTABLE-PANHARD-ROD-BRAND-NEW_W0QQitemZ4611061373QQcategoryZ102360QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Another point to be really clear on here is that this is a MK1 only mod - MK2's and 3 don't use this system. And I know the Ebay rods are Commodore - follow the link further up to the HowTo I did about fitting one to my car.


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This thread is a bit nostalgic...

Anyway I have a 5 door GC model Barina with 1.3 ltr carby. I was wondering wat sort of setup suspension wise my car is stock, leaf spring??? I do a lot of driving through the hills and the car is quite boaty. I was wondering if the parts mentioned for the mk1 GTI will also fit the Barina.


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Front yes, rear no. ;)

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[YLD80Y] wrote:
Front yes, rear no. ;)


Is the GTI leaf spring in rear as well? So you saying stock parts on GTI will fit front but not rear.


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GTi has rear coils.

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 Post subject: Re: MK1 Mods
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@ zedd

i see the built in stabilizer , from wehre do you get this stabi?

do you have olso installed harder shocks?

when you did, from which producer?

i know ownly from the koni/bilstein, but they are nomore avaible...

and kyb is the original supplier...

or am i wrong a bout that?

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M.T.S. wrote:
@ zedd

i see the built in stabilizer , from wehre do you get this stabi?

do you have olso installed harder shocks?

when you did, from which producer?

i know ownly from the koni/bilstein, but they are nomore avaible...

and kyb is the original supplier...

or am i wrong a bout that?

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Noltec sells VS commodore adjustable rear bars, full nepoherane bush kit, K-MAC sells adjustable front swaybars, King springs sell springs. Mk3 front brakes are easily adapted to suit Mk1 giving 15mm larger diameter discs.

Internal engine mods are virutally the same as Mk2/3.

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tekkie wrote:
Mk3 front brakes are easily adapted to suit Mk1 giving 15mm larger diameter discs.


thanks

i lowered my mk1 with 60/40cm springs from german.

you really mean that works?

then the european mk3 is just a 1.0L or normal 1.3L with smoler diameter disc`s than my mk1 gti...

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edit:
sorry i have not anderstud right...
my english is not so good... :oops:

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