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Post  Kig on 07/02/12, 02:50 am

Hi from Barbados, had me an account but can't remember the username so made a new one.

My 98 GTi. It'll be a slow build. Basically I'm building it so it is comfortable enough to drive daily if need be but still be peppy enough to take to the track and enjoy every minute of hunting the bigger boys.

Here it is when I brought it home.





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Post  Kig on 07/02/12, 11:37 pm

I had gearbox issues little while after I bought the car so I got me another proper working gearbox with no issues and decided to treat this gearbox with love since it was in good shape. Installed it with new throw-out bearing and I now use Redline MTL gearoil only.

Bought - Two front bottom arms, timing belt & tensioner, all crank and cam seals and all disty seals. Plus new fuel filter, oil filter and some Valvoline 20W50. (Not all shown)


Gutted the interior for cleaning and rust prevention.. The previous owner used it as a company car so the interior wasn't in the best shape and everything was soaked in dust like they never gave it an interior clean Sad



After cleaning..


Found couple holes. One in the driver side foot well, the other by the rear wiper. Got one patched, the other will be patched when I replace the rear glass rubber. Also replaced the rear interior panels from a crashed car because the ones my car came with was scratched and bruised up pretty bad

Then got me some B&G lowering springs and front Koni yellows cheers





And some fogs Surprised


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Post  STEVEGTI on 09/02/12, 08:20 pm

looks alright scrap th 1.6 idea the cranks are poop they dont rev and parts are pricey theres a reason one realy builds them lol you can make that on the 1.3 might need a slighly bigger turbo vf22 is ideal t28 is good for 350 flywheel on a 1.0 these little things aint got enough gas

good luck with the build look foward to it Smile


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Post  Kig on 10/02/12, 12:08 am

The reason I was going the 1.6 route was I wouldn't need to boost the hell out of it to get the 300hp mark. Was aiming for the 300 mark just to see what that much in such a light car feels like. If I stay 1.3L most I'll aim for is 250hp just for the fun of it. What I was thinking is the track we have here is very small, narrow and tight so too much at only the front wheels might cause too much wheelspin issues. So 200-250 mark is the most I'll go with if I stick with the 1.3L block which will most likely happen. I know these numbers can be had from 10-20psi on the 1.3L

There is a drag sedan running 26psi at 410hp on a basic 1600 block with aftermarket con rods and worked GTi head. So I guess the crank isn't as bad as some say.
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Post  Kig on 21/04/12, 10:50 am

First mod...Brain Knowledge


Couple items I obtained in the quest for boost!
Turbine-Tech manifold and divorced downpipe with a busted Garrett GT2560R


MK1 Fuel Rail


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Post  STEVEGTI on 21/04/12, 04:59 pm

keep us updated Smile

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Post  Kig on 29/04/12, 09:42 am

Air filter needed a change so I went the open element route...Maf adapter




Local aftermarket store was out of stock on K&N filters so I got me a cheapy until they got back stock


Installed with some homade bracing since the factory rubber piping can't support the filter's weight


OEM unit out


Getting ready to dismantle the turbo to assess the damage



Dismantled the turbo to see if salvageable....So the tear down began




Didn't get the turbine housing off due to a stubborn bolt in a tight to get at position, but from looking it seems the housings weren't damaged that severely....The chra has an inch of play atleast in any direction I push it... The previous owner said he found all the bearing balls from the chra in his sump...He also told me all the problems started when his car overheated one day....I guess it is true that the ball bearing chras are quite delicate


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Post  Kig on 29/04/12, 09:44 am

Just couple poser pics







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Post  SUZUKI ROCKS on 29/04/12, 06:38 pm

Kig. i could stare at pics of pretty gti's all day long. But pretty gti's in paradise...Wow Cool Cool

By the way, it hasent stoped raining here since yesterday and we had 70 flood warnings today!

Keep em' coming bro cheers
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Post  Kig on 29/04/12, 07:28 pm

SUZUKI ROCKS wrote:Kig. i could stare at pics of pretty gti's all day long. But pretty gti's in paradise...Wow Cool Cool

By the way, it hasent stoped raining here since yesterday and we had 70 flood warnings today!

Keep em' coming bro cheers

Where are you located?
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Post  SUZUKI ROCKS on 01/05/12, 09:12 am

Kent, England.
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Post  Kig on 01/05/12, 09:45 am

SUZUKI ROCKS wrote:Kent, England.

Nicee....Promise myself to take a trip up one of these years as I have some old friends living in England..


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Post  Kig on 07/06/12, 06:35 am

Little update

Had me a 6lb aluminum flywheel but sold it to a buddy who wanted it more than I did Exclamation


Magnecor 8.5mm Leads



OMP strut brace cheers



Will need tires soon...Going to use the opportunity to upsize to 15s from the 14s I currently run on...

That's all for now


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Post  Kig on 05/08/12, 01:38 pm

Little update...



Aeromotive FPR to go along with the Forsa fuel rail..need to decide how to mod the rail to delete the stock fpr and maybe the pulsation damper.


Then ordered Wilwood brackets from Garndi over on redlinegti Very Happy
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Package appeared at my house

And its contents Very Happy ..... Well made product, couldn't be happier cheers


Also ordered some Subaru STi toe bars a while back


and got some 15" wheels around the same time bounce


Next I will try to remove the strut brace to get a bracket welded to it for the fpr to mount on and send that, a cam cover and the wheels for sandblasting and powder coating..Then with the fpr on I can get the new 2.5" exhaust installed for when the turbo goes on.

Have to decide on what tires to run but I'm in between Kumho KU15


OR Kumho KU36


That's all for now Cool


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Post  SUZUKI ROCKS on 05/08/12, 07:42 pm

Coming along nicely. Looking forward to seeing this progress.
But tell me more about those Subaru toe bars? Are they a direct fit? Or what mods are needed to make them fit?
Thanks man, and good luck Cool
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Post  Kig on 05/08/12, 08:05 pm

I believe they are direct fit but if not need very little modification..There is a topic on another forum about them but I can't seem to find it scratch
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Post  SUZUKI ROCKS on 06/08/12, 10:18 pm

Do you know which Subaru model/year they are from and where did you get them?
Thanks mate Smile
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Post  Kig on 07/08/12, 03:18 am

SUZUKI ROCKS wrote:Do you know which Subaru model/year they are from and where did you get them?
Thanks mate Smile

They were ordered from speedwaymotors....

Here is the link on redline about them - http://redlinegti.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=48894&start=0&hilit=toe+bars&sid=e63968c57c581fc967dd1ecd3b752e01
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Post  Kig on 16/08/12, 11:18 am

Just got couple more parts for the build....

G16 cable shift swift sedan gearbox and all other necessary accessories...




After two evenings of scrubbing the dirt, muck and grime off


4 Genuine Suzuki APV pistons



More to come.... Cool


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Post  Kig on 12/01/13, 12:12 pm

Recent update:

Wheels sandblasted


Powdercoated


New Kumho KU36 tires


On her new shoes


The original downpipe was a 2.5" main and 1.5" wastegate that merged into a 3" outlet, and the guy who had the kit before me was running a G16 motor and he modified the downpipe quiet poorly to fit...I plan on running 2.5" the most. I decided to cut the downpipe where it merges to go 3" so now its just a 2.5" main and 1.5" wastegate.....Thinking if to leave the wastegate port open for a screamer pipe and run the 2.5" main to the rest of the exhaust Twisted Evil


Got the other book for turbocharging from the same guy...Now I have both Very Happy



Megan Racing M-Spec II 2.5" Muffler


Had to buy a new alternator...Old one was giving out....Rebuilt the old one and put it oneside as a spare...This is the new one


HIDs 8000K


Compared to the Super White Fog light bulbs


OEM P/S kit


New battery...Stinger SPP1200 Dry Cell Battery...1200 Cranking Amps! Very Happy

Installing the battery box

New lugs

Installed


More to come.....
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Post  Kig on 12/01/13, 12:19 pm

I was using Webshots Image Hosting website to house my pics instead of having them on my pc....They recently changed their site to Smile something and it seems like I have lost all the links to the images I had on their site..Luckily I had problems with webshots before and decided to transfer most my pics to Photobucket and good thing I did. So when I get a chance I'll go back through the recent posts and re-add the pics via Photobucket....

P.S I need to invest in an external hard drive silent
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Post  STEVEGTI on 12/01/13, 07:08 pm

nice build mate shame most of the pictures are missing..lol very tidy swift you may find the 1600 ratios a little long with 240bhp unless your going to run more Smile


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Post  Kig on 13/01/13, 03:48 am

STEVEGTI wrote:nice build mate shame most of the pictures are missing..lol very tidy swift you may find the 1600 ratios a little long with 240bhp unless your going to run more Smile


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Well if that's the case more will be added but the plan is to find a Swift Sport gearbox and install the sportier gear ratios into my gearbox....There is a local drag scene here now getting started that seems to be quite fun albeit only 1/8 mile strip for now...Thinking if to go for the all out HP and built to suit that instead Twisted Evil .... Will see how the year goes

I edited the thread to add back in the pics where needed Cool
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Post  Kig on 01/04/13, 11:29 am

Bought a spare block w/ vitara pistons & total seal gapless piston rings, stock rods, o-ringed cylinder deck & crankscraper


Disassembled it








Crankscraper


Then got a SuzukiRD block guard



Then disassembled the 1600 gearbox to change out the bearings before I do the swap




Plan to send the gearbox housing to get sandblasted and powdercoated


Cleaned up and lubricated the shifter


Got a fibreglass front lip made




Will be coating it in Black Plastidip...Awesome product Very Happy










Donor car...Turbocharged 1.6l 16v...Will be selling what I'm not using



The main things I bought it for
Cultus manifold w/ 60mm throttle body



Another 1600 gbox


Double Diaphragm pressure plates, ACT Solid 4-puck disc and the ever soo hard to find Suzuki Baleno 1.6L flywheel that's wayyy lighter than the original swift sedan flywhel....We usually lighten the suzuki baleno flywheel to 10lbs here Very Happy


AEM Boost control solenoid


Engine mount cores..Will be sending them to be converted to solid rubber






That's all for now
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Post  STEVEGTI on 02/04/13, 12:48 pm

looking awsome mate love that splitter ive always wondered about them little spray can guns lol any good ?


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