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Old 22nd March 2009, 20:54   #1
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Just wanted to share that I have finally bought a Swift ZXi mint condition 2006, with 29000 kms on the odo, from Maruti True Value. So I have a warranty of 1 year & 3 free services.

The car is in MINT condition (but with pathetic JK Vectra 185/70/14 tyres) factory fitted alloys, Climatronic A/c.

So the immediate requirement is wheels & tyres !! I have decided to go with 15" wheels & VFM tyres.

The main purpose of this purchase was & is my Slip disc. Believe you me, the seating height & position has already done wonders for my back..

The next step would be to look for a "REAL" power upgrade, but no I am not changing the engine. I am going to have someone who understands engines to work on it, so I will end up with a stock engine with changed internals !!

This should work well !! I am happy with 40% increase on stock power, as long as it is REAL & RELIABLE !!

The detail will follow once finalized.




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Old 22nd March 2009, 21:07   #2
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congratulations on your purchase!. how much did it cost you?, if you don't mind that is.

i can see you are frustrated with tuners and similar lot. any particular reason.
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congratulations ricky. Nice purchase. can you post some photographs please. Does the 2006 zxi come with factory fitted cd player?? Which tyres are you planning to go for??
Happy and safe driving brother .
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Congratulations Ricky.
How about posting some pics now?
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congrats. i just hope the ride on 15s is good enough for your back. now im waiting to see what mods you do. please get the swift sport bodykit.
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Hi All

Just wanted to share that I have finally bought a Swift ZXi mint condition 2006, with 29000 kms on the odo, from Maruti True Value.
...pathetic JK Vectra 185/70/14 tyres...
Congratulations on your new acquisition. Yes, I can vouch for the fact that the ZXi's seat feels good for the back, but the JK tyres are pathetic - hardly any grip. Just a change to Michelins on the same 14" rims would be a huge change to the ride and handling - with change up to 15" rims, you'll end up with lower profile tyres, which may not be so nice for your back.

I hope you won't mind letting us know the price paid.
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40% increase in power?

After changing the setting, please let the BHPians know about it, with detailed story & Pics.

Anyway, Congrats for finding such a nice car.
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Congrats Ricky

Awesome VFM this car is. Hope you enjoy your time. Go for 195/60/R15. Should solve you problems
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Congrats Ricky.
For 15" there are lensos up for sale in Classifieds by smokin.
Contact him. Unopened , Directly from the Store.
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Thanks for all the comments guys ! Will post some pics soon as I shoot some. As for the 15" rims there is no major loss in ride quality, as I have driven a Swift running 15's & did not find that too bad !



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So what plans? Engine wise. I see signs of emulating Gogi's build?
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Congratulations Ricky! Have fun with the new car!
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Congratulations Ricky, enjoy the ride and dont forget to wear the seat belt
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congrats ricky one more has join the swift gang yipppy..
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congratulations on your purchase!. how much did it cost you?, if you don't mind that is.

i can see you are frustrated with tuners and similar lot. any particular reason.

Well 3.75 is what it costed me. Maybe on the higher side, but a VFM car nonetheless.
As for the frustration part my Lancer "power upgrade" was an experiance I will not forget in a hurry. Basically one learns & what better way of learning than from one's own experience ?

@mclaren1885

Plans are underway to make a TOTALLY RELIABLE daily use car. The list of upgrades shall be decided in the coming week or so. No Turbo just yet, just some engine internals & a short ratio Swift GTi gearbox & some other little stuff. Any ideas or pointers ??



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