TeamSwift

Home of the Suzuki mini-compacts ! Your Home for all things Suzuki Swift, Geo Metro, Holden Barina, Chevy Sprint, Pontiac Firefly, and Suzuki Cultus. TeamSwift is a technical performance oriented community!
It is currently Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:37 pm

Underbody braces, turbos and more!

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:06 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:37 am
Posts: 1059
Location: Vancouver, Best Cannabis
I installed p/s from the wreckers and it works as it should. however, it's not as easy as the GMC van that I have driven. is there anything that can be done to improve it ?

_________________
Silver 2000 Firefly 4DR; 16V SOHC, 3 to 5 speed swap, install PS and AC, remote and auto start, PL, PW, kill and start switch, Valentine 1, behind-bumper CAI, 55MM TB with coolant-bypass, polyurethane-fill engine/shifter mounts, modified to short shifter, upgraded electrical system, CS130 alternator, 90/160W headlights + relay mod, ceramic H4 plug/harness
To do: finish stereo, 4000K H4 HIDs, short block replacement
'sponsored' by Captain Crunch, Lordco, Felpro, Permatex, Royal Purple


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:34 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:17 pm
Posts: 1403
Location: Alberta, Canada
not really. The p/s on these cars add only a small amount of assist. This gives them lots of road feel. In a van you have lots of assist, but zero road feel.

_________________
1995 Swift w/16V 4.39s, 3tech cam, Esteem t-body, Header, needs more.
1995 Gt Mustang "Boss Shinoda" package.
1999 F150 4x4 Supercharged
1967 Mustang 428 auto, never ending expensive project
1993 Civic si h22a, fell in my lap, couldn't resist!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:34 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:37 am
Posts: 1059
Location: Vancouver, Best Cannabis
codyb76 wrote:
not really. The p/s on these cars add only a small amount of assist. This gives them lots of road feel. In a van you have lots of assist, but zero road feel.


I guess you cant' have both unless you pay extra for that feature.

_________________
Silver 2000 Firefly 4DR; 16V SOHC, 3 to 5 speed swap, install PS and AC, remote and auto start, PL, PW, kill and start switch, Valentine 1, behind-bumper CAI, 55MM TB with coolant-bypass, polyurethane-fill engine/shifter mounts, modified to short shifter, upgraded electrical system, CS130 alternator, 90/160W headlights + relay mod, ceramic H4 plug/harness
To do: finish stereo, 4000K H4 HIDs, short block replacement
'sponsored' by Captain Crunch, Lordco, Felpro, Permatex, Royal Purple


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:37 am
Posts: 1059
Location: Vancouver, Best Cannabis
small update; turns out that i will be returning my 17 wheels to the wreckers, as they have cracks in them.
When I installed the stock wheels, the power steering became way easier. Certainly they designed the system to work with the stock 180/75 wheels.

_________________
Silver 2000 Firefly 4DR; 16V SOHC, 3 to 5 speed swap, install PS and AC, remote and auto start, PL, PW, kill and start switch, Valentine 1, behind-bumper CAI, 55MM TB with coolant-bypass, polyurethane-fill engine/shifter mounts, modified to short shifter, upgraded electrical system, CS130 alternator, 90/160W headlights + relay mod, ceramic H4 plug/harness
To do: finish stereo, 4000K H4 HIDs, short block replacement
'sponsored' by Captain Crunch, Lordco, Felpro, Permatex, Royal Purple


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 27, 2004 4:15 pm
Posts: 3130
Location: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
not sure of its the same pump style as the sidekick/tracker ones, (i know its rack/pinion vs box style) but they put a washer in one of the holes where the hose connects, no clue which one. i know it makes more pressure or something along those lines.
if you look around the net you'll find it.
its usefull for running huge wheels on a sammurai/trakick

_________________
93 Swift GT White 3Tech cams, Sandro's chip, Lightned flywheel, Genie exhaust, Cultus header, Intrax springs.
08 Civic Wife's car


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:27 pm
Posts: 791
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
With 17" wheels you were always going to kill any performance aspirations you had. Suzuki's R and D is great, (except maybe GT gearboxes). The component does the job it's designed for. As Dattman says, "If you want big wheels, buy a tractor"


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:58 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:37 am
Posts: 1059
Location: Vancouver, Best Cannabis
nzswift wrote:
With 17" wheels you were always going to kill any performance aspirations you had. Suzuki's R and D is great, (except maybe GT gearboxes). The component does the job it's designed for. As Dattman says, "If you want big wheels, buy a tractor"


Actually if I want big wheels I'l buy 26 inch rims
Image

_________________
Silver 2000 Firefly 4DR; 16V SOHC, 3 to 5 speed swap, install PS and AC, remote and auto start, PL, PW, kill and start switch, Valentine 1, behind-bumper CAI, 55MM TB with coolant-bypass, polyurethane-fill engine/shifter mounts, modified to short shifter, upgraded electrical system, CS130 alternator, 90/160W headlights + relay mod, ceramic H4 plug/harness
To do: finish stereo, 4000K H4 HIDs, short block replacement
'sponsored' by Captain Crunch, Lordco, Felpro, Permatex, Royal Purple


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group