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Old 30th April 2007, 10:14   #136
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Mileage update: 18.64 kmpl (205 km/ 11 Liters).. ride yday, cant really term it as a proper highway run, especially with the traffic we faced while returning.

Auster: Tyre upgrade you will require to change the stock rims, if you want 195. coz they are 5 J, and can go upto 185 on the stock rims.
And do be careful with those stock tyres, one pebble is good enough for them to un settle at turns (the reason i ran to the shop when i got the car), yes they are that bad!! and Maruti needs to be sued for putting them on lol.

Aditya, nice meeting you yday hope you found the alloys of your licking.

Wow i just got to see all the 3 snaps and wow wow wow.. Rudra doing his small number.
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Cool Jaggu you managed to meet Aditya finally. Did he change the tyres? which one did he decide on? i was telling him the same thing if he wanted 195's he would have to change his wheels as well, but if he couldnt change he shouldnt get anything more than 185's.
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yup met him yday, he is deciding between g3 and michelin and said will get them changed along with the alloys today.
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Now atleast two owners are complaining about the Turbo lag. So this may not be THE perfect city car after all.
Compared to a petrol, diesel engines have loads of torque in the lower rev range.
So, even if the turbo kicks in late, the vehicle (at low rpms)would still move around easily unlike the petrol /petrol turbos(low initial torque) where u'll need to revv a bit and release clutch.

A friendly tyre dealer told me that Swift Diesel suspension is the same as the petrol version.
Is this true??

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Rudra Sir and his midas touch....................

White looks cool and with black rims will look wicked.
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A friendly tyre dealer told me that Swift Diesel suspension is the same as the petrol version.
Is this true??
Nope the front is more stiffer and is very obvious when you drive compared to the petrol, even the tyre pressure is different for the heavier front of diesel
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i believe the suspension is more or less the same. The front has been beefed up a bit to cope for the extra weight of the diesel engine.
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Yup spring rating is different and gives a re-assuring feel while driving over broken tarmac
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Apparently, a Swift diesel owner used 15inch rims with Sporty tyres (Eagle F1/Yokohama ES100) and bent the rims.And Maruti blamed the stiff sidewalls that these sporty tyres have.
He's been suggested the same tread width but with "luxury" tyres like the Michelin Energy which have softer tyrewalls.
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same suspension would never work on a petrol and diesel car. It is obvious that suspension has to be strengthed a bit to take the additional load of the diesel engine.

Btw, does anyone know the stock weight of the petrol and diesel engines of swift?
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i just know that the diesel engine is 30kgs heavier than the petrol engine.

i remember reading it somewhere that the engine is very compact and the weight is only 30kgs more than the petrol engine.

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Apparently, a Swift diesel owner used 15inch rims with Sporty tyres (Eagle F1/Yokohama ES100) and bent the rims.And Maruti blamed the stiff sidewalls that these sporty tyres have.
He's been suggested the same tread width but with "luxury" tyres like the Michelin Energy which have softer tyrewalls.
doesnt make sense, stiffer sidewall means more protection to the rims right??
softer sidewalls will let the impact through?? Am confused?

Maybe what they meant was lower profile with 15 inch rims and sporty tyre (guessing the size at 205 or 215) which i feel is a lil overkill for the indian swift.
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i just know that the diesel engine is 30kgs heavier than the petrol engine.
I read that it was 60 kg heavier. IndiBlog - Post details: Maruti Suzuki Launches Swift DDiS
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After nearly waiting for 2.5 months yesterday I got the delivery of my car from in-competent motors. (2 months due to Dealer and 15 days for taking a Loan from SBI ) Its silver colored Swift Vdi model. Dealer called me the 2 days after I made full payment (in advance). Reached there at 12:00 PM. I had taken the checklist given in one thread but once I saw the car checklist just flew out of my hands.
Purchased no accessories from the dealer( not even the extended warranty ) . Will take in the car tomorrow (itís a holiday). One thing I noted the noise created by the engine was much more than what I saw on the Demo Car. How ever didnít feel any thing inside the car. Will try and get this checked.

Any way I would request you guys to help me to out on one thing. On my last visit to US, I picked up a 7 Inch DVD/MP3 player, which can be run using a Cigarette lighter Plug. What I would like to do is plug in a very good FM + sound amplifier in lie of the ICE and then used my DVD player as plug in. Also would like to have your opinion on speakers .

My Budget for this is 5,000 Ė 7,000 Rs for ICE.

Would also like know what should be the essentials accessories you guys would recommend. My List is
1) Gear lock
2) Mud flaps
3) Carpets
4) Side molding ( to prevent scratches)
5) Rubber molding on bumpers
6) Godís Idol
7) car perfume
8) Heard about some thing like Reverse Indicator (tells u the distance between the trunk and the object) should get it for all the sides since I am learning to drive

Please feel free to recommended, since this is my first car, I am out of my depth here. People Living in Delhi Please feel free to recommend any good reliable guy . I have already been cheated by the dealer Ö so any help would be greatly appreciated..
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2 & 3 on you list dealer should give it as freebie.

8 is a good purchase since you are learning and swift is a pain to reverse for new drivers
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