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Post  Gedis on 17/09/10, 10:53 pm

Thought i'll show my swift, i combines stock swift shocks with honda civic ones and adjustable springs from ebay, the ride is really good right now and it looks nice too

https://redcdn.net/ihimizer/img839/5902/29082010252.jpg

i also got these

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magnesium alloy watanabes of a limited edition ae86

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Post  Spackatron on 17/09/10, 10:56 pm

Lookin sweet:-) where did you get the mid wing & the wheels? You got any other photos?
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Post  Spackatron on 17/09/10, 10:58 pm

Oh width & off set of the wheels?:-)
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Post  Gedis on 18/09/10, 05:53 am

i've got the midwing from Iain in scotland, traded it for a mk2 phase 1 front splitter, he said he got it from his mate who worked at suzuki dealership, apparently you could buy it as an optional part, i also got a rollcage and a high ratio steering knuckle from him, had to drive 800 miles in one day though Laughing london - airdrie - london, left at 2 am got back at 6 pm. i got the wheels from my mate's friend who's in to drifting and he got them of a limited edition ae86 that he imported from japan, he said only 500 of those were made and came with those wheels as stock. the wheels are 14x6,5 and 14x7 not sure about the et but it's something about +10 so they stick a little on a swift

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making myself an upper spoiler extension Smile

how the wheels stick out

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Post  STEVEGTI on 18/09/10, 07:35 am

this one nice gti but im confused what country are you in

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Post  Almondo74 on 18/09/10, 10:35 am

Lithuanian number plate, but uk plates around on other cars, and from london to airdie to london i would imagine hes in london. lol
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Post  Gedis on 18/09/10, 04:26 pm

yup Very Happy

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Post  daymoon on 18/09/10, 04:58 pm

Ah! I wondered who you were! Didnt realise you had two different user names on different forums!

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Post  Gedis on 28/10/10, 12:32 am




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Post  dominator on 28/10/10, 03:57 pm

anymore pics of the suspension setup?

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Post  Gedis on 28/10/10, 06:11 pm

basically it's swift's shocks cut in half and used only for the mounting points, i used 4 gen civic shocks as inserts, they're a lot shorter and harder than swift ones, A LOT harder, and adjustable springs off ebay, total cost of this setup is 30 pounds for civic shocks and springs and 30 for one swift shock, the mounting holes on the front one i had were damaged, this is the rear

as you can see i still have a lot of room to go lower, the shock still has plenty room to move if i lowered the tube by 3/4, but then the exaust gets in the way and too much camber, not talking about the arches, which will be cut off and i'll put overfenders.

i don't know how good konis are, but my suspension is a huge improvement over stock Smile




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Post  SUZUKI ROCKS on 28/10/10, 07:37 pm

Hi Gedis. The wheels look fantastic mate.

I've seen this car in the metal and its the lowest swift i've ever seen. Had diffrent wheels then though. The new ones are a million times better.

How did you get on with that engine transplant by the way?


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Post  Gedis on 28/10/10, 07:51 pm

the transplant took me about 20 hours on the street to do, runs just fine, though it still needs little adjustment Smile

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Post  Stefan_s on 28/10/10, 09:56 pm

Looks awesome! Very Happy

what upper rear spoiler is that??
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Post  Gedis on 28/10/10, 10:14 pm

a diy one Very Happy just an extended stock one, made a copy of the spoiler, cut off the end and then attached it to the midlle of the gti one at an angle and that's it Smile

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Post  Stefan_s on 28/10/10, 10:21 pm

looks pretty cool Cool
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Post  jesseswiftgti on 05/01/11, 11:59 pm

Anyway you can make a how to do post on the suspension ? im really intrested in doing this myself but i dont have a clue ? so i need 4 spare swift suspensions and 4 4th gen civic/crx suspensions and them cheap ebay coilover things ?
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Post  jesseswiftgti on 07/01/11, 11:59 am

???? please i want to do this looks sick i h8 high cars
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Post  STEVEGTI on 07/01/11, 03:27 pm

mmm does look very good mate must say and also the wings im thinking of making are similar to your upper one yes did you make that one ?


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Post  Gedis on 07/01/11, 05:36 pm

the coilovers didn't work out, the civic one are to thin, i ended up bending the rear ones, i had an idea of getting top ball mounts for all of them, so that they would have more freedom, cause the bottom moves alot, and the top is almost stationary...

yuo steve did it myself, i made a glass fiber copy of the original one, did some chopping ang put them together Smile

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Post  STEVEGTI on 07/01/11, 08:09 pm

ahh good exactly whati was gonna do haha nice


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Post  jesseswiftgti on 12/01/11, 07:21 pm

ah that sucks man, i got lowering springs might just cut half a ring off them to make car lower
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Post  Gedis on 01/02/11, 07:41 pm

thought an update should be in order, got loads of parts coming in, an engine rebuild is planned, oh going turbo btw, a pretty good suspension upgrade, some bits from strider too, and i don't think i'll drive out of the garage until i finish the exterior the way i want, so will be stationary for a couple more months... all because someone cut my brake lines... kinda nice that the swift has 2 brake fluid sections, so i still had some brakes left Very Happy kinda glad the swift master cylinder is sort of dual Smile

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Post  Gedis on 03/02/11, 12:35 pm

Got my suspension today!!!



adjustable, 25mm shorter than stock Ohlins, made in Japan. Adjustable from kind of hard, to my weight is barely enought to compress them Laughing i think the worries of bending the shocks are also over, cost me a bloody fortune though Crying or Very sad

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Post  Gedis on 08/02/11, 09:51 pm

one bit at a time, walbro pump, i was expecting something, well... atleast bigger Laughing

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