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 Post subject: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:15 am 
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So just a quick introduction my name is Matt and I'm from the canadian praires. I have a 97 suzuki swift that I bought a couple years ago with a blown engine and after putting a used engine in I discovered I lacked 2nd gear. I drove her for a while with no 2nd gear and finally after 6 months rebuilt the transaxle one fine winter evening. The swift had 2nd gear again but the damage was already done and a short while later a valve guide dropped and the engine ate itself up. Now for me this was oppurtuntie as I like to cram crazy setups into tiny cars and I ended up being offered a TL'ed 95 nissan maxima. So now my little suzuki swift has 15" low profile tires with a wide stance and a nissan 24 valve 3 liter V6 with 5spd standard crammed into it. The madness continues on though as I have a 100 wet shot nitrous setup for her and I may cram a CT26 turbo off of my old MR2 into her. :lol: [album]

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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:41 am 
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Welcome to the Forum. looks good, fine choice in the motor, they are pretty quick even without the boost or spray. make sure to take a lot of pictures and a bunch of videos of you burning the tires off. if you can get the power to the ground it looks like a 10 second car.

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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:32 pm 
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EngineWhisperer wrote:
Welcome to the Forum. looks good, fine choice in the motor, they are pretty quick even without the boost or spray. make sure to take a lot of pictures and a bunch of videos of you burning the tires off. if you can get the power to the ground it looks like a 10 second car.


v6_swift - welcome ! I hope you're not just a 1 post, leave the forum sort of guy. You have a really cool project going on there, and I agree with Engine - pics and videos or it did not happen !
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In fact, there was someone awhile ago on the forums, who found a swift in the junkyard with I believe that same engine and color - and talked about doing something with it, but never ended up by materializing . Anyone want to dig up that thread ??

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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:48 pm 
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Hmmmm thats interesting in the wreckers, always did wonder if someone treaded that path before me but it sure wasn't mine and I never bought it but it would be interesting if someone did something of the sort. That would mean I would have a brother out there somewhere :huh:


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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:55 pm 
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Vq30 in the front if a swift? You sir are insane.

Don't even bother with the ct26. Its much too small for the 3.0

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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:42 pm 
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The CT26 was used on 3L supras as a single turbo (north america) japan got twin CT20b's (2jz-gte) and my CT26 has been modified to a T3 turbine housing with the CT turbine for ease of installation and any possible future upgrades and a T04E compressor wheel. Also the VQ30 V6 fits like a charm after modifying the left side frame rail and relocating the lower rad support forward about 4" other then that its fairly straight forward I'm even using the stock shifter box from the swift. I'm just finishing the brakes right now then I have to build the exhaust system and she is ready to wreak havoc. :lol: Also on a side note yes that is a header in the second pic and yes there is one on the back side and those are what I'm using to feed my turbo


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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:45 pm 
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So are you using the twin entry mr2 turbine housing or the 7m single entry? Big difference in flow capability.

(i have an mr2t and a whole slew of other turbo cars)

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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:42 pm 
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I'm using a .83 A/R T3 turbine housing that I've modded to fit the turbine wheel with an internal wastegate and a 2.5" V band outlet that I happened to have laying around and I also have a T4 compressor housing that I may check flow compability to the stock CT26 housing. I'm only planning on running about 12 PSI boost to compensate the intercooler and have around 10 PSI at the manifold (I also plan on running water/meth and injecting part of the mixture into the turbo inlet to help effiency a tad). This swift is just to bomb around town in my true baby is a 1974 celica that will be getting an extremely modified 2.0L turbo (3sgte) engine over the next few years.


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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:46 am 
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I am very eager to see this project unfold.

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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:05 am 
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v6_swift wrote:
my true baby is a 1974 celica that will be getting an extremely modified 2.0L turbo (3sgte) engine over the next few years.


Haven't seen one of those in a while. One of my high school friends had one that got 4th gear chirps, bone stock. Can't wait to see some updates on both projects.


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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:44 am 
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Well its been a little while but I've been making steady progress lately, I just bought a plasma cutter so lets see if I can get the brakes finished now. The rad is mounted which is of an 80's scirocco and fits like dream and then finish up some loose ends here and there including finishing the wiring and then to plumb the exhaust. On the one note I planned on building a short throw shifter to complement the build and now I have to to reliably connect the shifter :lol: also I need to cut a couple of coils out of my rear springs.


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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:18 pm 
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Cool,at least it'll be good in the snow. :D


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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
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My 215/50R15 wheels installed on all 4 corners

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Front brake setup, notice anything off about my bolt pattern :mrgreen: also the brackets I've built are made out of 1/2" plate steel(not visible in these pics)


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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:32 pm 
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I'll let the video do the talking :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:50 pm 
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he had a redneck rampage.

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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:51 am 
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Love that sound, coming out of a Swift :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:05 pm 
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Redneck rampage, hell ya. I love that straight open headers 1.5yr old gas sound too, unfortunately I don't think the local police would like the sound :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:12 pm 
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What part of the praries are you from? ...no, i'm not the police! and I also measured up the little Suzuki for the VQ30 too!

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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:32 am 
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I'm from saskatchewan and you measured I just crammed it in and started marking sections to cut and modify :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:54 pm 
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Great car, nice video!! Keep it up :)


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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:28 pm 
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Well I almost have my exhaust system finished on the old girl I've ran 2.25" pipes from the headers to a homemade collector to a 3" pipe terminating in a magnaflow baffeled glass pack and finally exiting out of both sides of the car in front of the back wheels. The rest of my stuff has shown up for my rad so I will hopefully get that finished asap then finish interior wiring, some body work and a new windshield then it should be ready for some plates.


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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:45 pm 
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updates and new vid por favor!


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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:07 pm 
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Wow this greattt work


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 Post subject: Re: 97 V6 swift
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:39 pm 
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UPDATE!? :yeahyeah


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