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 Post subject: Suzuki Owners Day 2010!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:27 pm 
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We have a date set for the 2010 Suzuki Owners Day! August 28th 2010, it will be a Saturday. I hope to see all of the people we had last year and more. Let me know who will be making it so I can keep a good tally for Suzuki.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:49 pm 
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Are 3 Cyl. Geo Metros welcome? Also, since I live in San Fernando Valley I may be able to make this if I'm still Unemployed,LOL. Still upset that I missed the Chatsworth Meet last year, this would make up for it for me.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:03 pm 
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You are welcome to join us, we will have food and prizes this year again. A big draw will be that Suzuki will have a full line up of cars on display including a few Kizashi's.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:14 pm 
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Dang I would like to make the trip down, but I gotta work August is year end for the company I work for.
very hard to get time off.
its a long drive for me from BC, would have to be a 2 week vacation.
so when will the next one be?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:50 am 
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I can't wait to see everyone there this year, even if I am with out my Suzuki.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:49 pm 
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Just to update we will have some cars on display from Suzuki again this year for us to look at. And we will be doing lunch on site again this year as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:06 pm 
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i know i'm not on here very often (if ever, lolz) but i'll be coming up again from san diego with my Esteem. there's another guy with a Aerio, i think he's coming also.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:30 pm 
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Thats great, it will be nice to have an Esteem there this year. I hope to have a great turn out of Aerio's and Esteems. It looks like the SX4 community will have another strong turn out, and I hope to have some Kizashi owners make it. It would be great if they announce the new Swift coming to America and then having some of the older ones there to park next to it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:06 pm 
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i was there last year, i was the only esteem.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:14 pm 
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There has been a change in the date and time of the event.

Suzuki 2nd Annual Owners Appreciation Day

September 4, 2010 - 9:00am to 1:00pm or Later

Location: American Suzuki Motor Corporation, 3251 E. Imperial Highway, Brea, CA 92821

Sponsored By: SX4club.com & American Suzuki Motor Corporation

Featured: Motortrend/Suzuki Kizashi - Tokyo to Moscow to Los Angeles World Tour Cars
Road Race Motor Sports Show Cars
Suzuki Show Cars & 2011 Models
Owner Modified Cars

All Model & Years Suzuki owners and fans are invited

Giveaways & Raffle of Parts & Accessories

This will be a great day to meet other Suzuki owners, make friends and just have fun.

Last years attendees all reported back that they had a great time, so add yourselves to the list this year.

Please respond to this posting if you plan to attend.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:24 pm 
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I know there are at least 2 guys making it again this year. We have less than 2 weeks before the big event, so who else is going to make it?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:54 pm 
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Food this year will be Togo's sandwiches, it will be served around 11:30.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:36 am 
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Here is a link to some pics.

SX4 Club Suzuki Owners Meet.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:35 pm 
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punksmurph wrote:
Here is a link to some pics.

SX4 Club Suzuki Owners Meet.

Thanks, Sean for inviting those of us here at Teamswift.
You can find a thread here asking how fast you've driven your Swift, but I think this
500 HP Kizashi has us all beat.
It holds the current record; yep, a Suzuki at Bonneville.
http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/18/suzu ... and-speed/
http://rouse-hill-times.whereilive.com. ... -h-record/
http://blog.roadandtrack.com/bonneville ... msn-japan/
So those of us who attended the Suzuki owner's day got a little surprise when we were able to ask the fellows who built it any questions we might have.
Here's a wide angle shot of what's under the hood:
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(you put ice in the intercooler)
and a little closer shot of the turbo:
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If you were to sit in the driver's seat, you'd find some salt on the floor:
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and the front end has some Road & Track endorsements
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The tires are rated at 300 mph:
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It has special aluminum 'fins' along the top of the car to help should it decide to go sideways, and also a little extra help in braking:
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All in all, it was a well thought out package. It does not have Megasquirt, but Tom Habrzyk of EFiwest.com would be the guy to ask as to the fuel management.
Several stock components were disabled in the building of the vehicle for the Bonneville runs.
When the meet was at end, they carefully loaded it into a special carrier using hydraulics:
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A little closer to home, the V6 Kizashi was also on hand. As far as I know, this is the only V6 Kazashi in North America:
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and it looks identical to the 4 cylinder model with only some minor tell tale signs:
here you can see the chrome strip along the lower part of the door, letting us know it's the upgraded AWD V6 version:
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Road Race Motorsports (http://www.roadracemotorsports.com) was on hand in force, and Brandon Wiley, a SX4 specialist was willing to answer any questions for those wishing to 'trick out' their SX4's.

Darrell Dashiell (ddashiell@hotmail.com) the inventor of the Auto Cool II variable RPM solid state variable RPM controller for radiator fans was also in attendance, plugging his wares. His 'Retro Metro' raised more than a few eyebrows:
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(You can see our 'Pogo' sandwiches in the foreground...a generous supply!and a lurker's red '91 GT in the background...)
After a few hours of car talking, the raffle took place. This year was no different from last, with the Suzuki Motor Corporation donating many many prizes, from pens and keychains to expensive keepsakes. A Suzuki hat signed by a famous race driver was the 'Grand Prize'. Everyone got something, and a big thanks to Suzuki for that!

Finally, it was early afternoon, and we gathered for a picture next to the Grand Vitara Show Car. It isn't actually legal to drive on the streets, but goes from car show to car show and is entered by Suzuki as a 'concept/custom car'.
Here's our modest group and a big shout out to all you Teamswifters!!!:
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:34 pm 
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SOAB!!!...I totally missed out on this meet! I know I need a vacation from work when I miss rare meets like this! Looks like a another great meet!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:47 pm 
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FYI on the red Kizashi, it is the 2011 Kizashi Sport GTS. It is the 2.4L 4 cylinder, Rob Hartman was telling everyone it was a V6 but I drove it, I know it, it was the normal 2.4L. They reworked the CVT so it responds better and the suspension set up is different so it handles better than an already great handling car.

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