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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:28 pm 
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Figured out my torque steer problem...the front end is flexing due to the rust. Great.

Bring on the "I-told-you-so's." :oops:

Rust repairs to follow.

Kyle.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:32 pm 
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I noticed the rims on your car look like a set of 15" Dodge rims which are normally five bolt. How are these actually attached to the car?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:04 pm 
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Decided to just straight swap the engine over to my Metro, as it dropped a cylinder and I had some vacation days to burn at work. :twisted:

Did a cut and dry swap, nothing fancy done, only swapped over necessary stuff. Decided to just swap all the wiring harnesses to make things a bit easier and start from scratch. It was way easier than I thought, with the exception of a broken EGR valve and lack of an engine hoist. :P

Whole process took about a week, could have been faster with a little less alcohol consumption. :mrgreen:

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Booty.

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The only real issue I ran into. Went to fill her up with coolant and found a nice big leak at the pipe coming out of the water pump. I ended up finding a junkyard pipe in good shape...the onlt 1.3 in the yard. The dealer hasn't called me about the pipe I ordered, so this will do for now. The junkyard pipe cleaned up pretty nice and only cost me 5 bucks plus a $2.50 ish o-ring. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:50 pm 
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i have a bare intake manifold with the egr on it if you need that. :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:22 pm 
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It seems some goodies have just arrived in the mail...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:18 pm 
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well, I actually have an update. I heard a funny noise coming from the left rear and found this:Image

I turned away for 2 seconds and she jumped up on some stands.

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As I was taking things apart, something fell off and I ended up with this:

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And after a few taps of the wand, ended up with a nice little upgrade.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:45 pm 
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just fyi, you can buy a pair of brand new rear hubs with bearings installed for $56 on ebay. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:10 pm 
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You can ask the tire shop that does your wheel balancing before hand to do hidden weights that go on the back inside surface instead of having those ones on the outside that kind of take away from the look of the rim

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Modified B16 P29 75mm pistons,13:1CR, cultus intake, genie header, genie exhaust, 3tech head, 3tech 222/365 cams, 3tech UD pulley, megasquirt 2.0, 60mm throttle body, Aluminum flywheel


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:38 am 
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I know! They wanted to charge like $30 more for the hidden ones, buuut I was short on funds.

As you can see, shes a work in progress, not the prettiest car on the road, but boy she's feeling solid.

Next on the list is paint and body work...wheels included. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:07 pm 
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$30 for hidden weights? That's a lot of money for pressing a button a few times =)

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'95 Swift 1.0:

- 0,5mm oversized pistons
- mildly ported head, 1,7mm taken off
- ss exhaust valves
- 222/365 3tech cam
- +10 gear
- K&N air filter
- TBI bridge removed
- 40mm throttle and intake manifold
- srd underdrive pulley
- AASCO 3kg flywheel with GTi clutch
- GTi catback
- deleted cat, now 2" ss pipe
- 14x6J ET45 BSA Racing
- Nankang AS-1 165/55-14
- 35mm lower Apex front and rear springs
- GTi sway bar
- Turbinetech underbody brace
- Ultra Racing upper strut bar

0-100kph: unknown seconds


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