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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:32 am 
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Hi Guys,

I'm Chris, I have just signed up to the forum as I have recently bought / rally a MK2 Swift GTI. Some of you may know the car - It was my fathers (Andy), I know he was/is fairly active on the Swift forums. He has now retired from rallying (maybe just temporarily!) so as soon as the opportunity came up then I jumped at the chance to buy his car from him.

I have done 1 rally in it so far which was a mixed success - we went for a test and were setting top 10 stage times (in a field of 75 cars which included some very quick Ford Escorts, etc). I snapped a driveshaft on the 5th stage which dropped from 6th overall & battling for the class lead to well down the field. The shaft was replaced in service but unfortunately on the following stage the bonnet came up and cracked the windscreen meaning we had to retire. I was happy with our pace during the stages so am confident to really push on the next event.

The car is highly modified, decent cams, bottom end, worked head, throttle bodies, etc all built by a company called Toovey Race engines in Cannock. It runs an SQS racing 5 speed dog'box and combined is a fantastic bit of kit. It has a full multi-point WRC spec T45 Custom Cages roll cage fitted, GAZ coil-overs all round, Wilwood 4 pot brakes, as well as the other associated parts required for rallying. It has had a massive amount of development put into it and it really is a fantastic little car.

Future plans include changing the ECU to an OMEX 600, Launch control, full Stack dash, strengthened driveshafts and some Carbon Fibre goodies.

Frustrating bit is I recently had an accident at home involving an Angle grinder and my left inner thigh - 3 days in hospital and it will be around 6 months until I'm back up to full strength means I probably won't get a chance to use the car again this year!

Anyway, thanks for reading through the above, any questions then please ask, inbetween time, please see some pictures attached.

Thanks, Chris.

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 2:36 pm 
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Welcome Chris :D
Very sharp car !!

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:39 pm 
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Welcome. Nice car!
Hope you recover soon and get back at rally.

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 6:38 pm 
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it's nice to see that car still in the running.

give your old man my regards. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:04 am 
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BWAHHHH,

I want my car back :cry: :cry:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:41 pm 
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Today I fitted the modified inlet and new trumpets, see attached pictures....


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:52 pm 
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Nice man. Really nice!

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1989-GTi: 3Tech 210/340 Cams,Cultus IM, B&G springs, TD04L turbo, Apexi SAFC, Suzukird UD pulley, Circuitse7en dual boost controller, AEM wideband, AEM water / meth injection kit, HKS bov.
2001-Altezza AS200: Stock.-sold
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:26 am 
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Going to see my Son this coming weekend, his best friend is getting married and my wife and I are invited.

Hopefully get to hug my old car also! :cheers:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:47 am 
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For those of you in the UK, the Suzuki will be on display on the Samco stand at Rally day on the 19th September if you wanted to come and have a look around it. For more information please see http://www.rallyday.com/9-rallyday-news ... lyday-2015


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:13 am 
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Now for sale- see classifieds section.

Thanks

Chris


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