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Old 5th September 2007, 00:05   #256
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10K+ just to get rid of rattles. Man that is a steep price to pay.
But you will have a less vibrating speaker as well since damping is a important part of ICE
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But you will have a less vibrating speaker as well since damping is a important part of ICE
That is a good value add. Does it also reduce external noise (Which would be another value add and maybe it would justify the costs involved.

Anyone in Bangalore has got Damping done on their car? if so requesting them for inputs on where /how much/ contact details etc.

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huh? 10k to reduce some noises which were never there to be there in the first place? thats interesting. i just shudder when i think of this car beyond 10k kms. i did do a few trips in the night back home on outer ring road and this car is otherwise a beauty with those michelins. did 120kph and reached 20kms in 30 mins flat in a city like bangalore.
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Yes it will reduce external noise as well. I got it done on four doors when installing speakers.
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Default the solution for rattles!

if the rattling is re appearing then get all the rattling things tighten with priscribed torque with the help of torque wrench.
most of the cars start making unplesent noises only after the music system fitment and /or remote controlled central locking units fitted.
many music system/central locking installers throw away the plastic dust guard tooo .
this guard is suppose to protect the window winder motors its mechanism and the locking mechanisms, from the dust.the distance created by the abcense of the dust cover adds play in the door panel when fitted with the same old locks .and we blame the manufacturers ..
i dont say swifts are noiseless otherwise... but we are paying for the extra noises tooo
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i wanted to ask this forum one thing... is there an option of changing the entire drivers seat to technically acclaimed ones giving proper thigh and lumbar support? of late the journey of 50km daily is giving unbearable pain in the thigh area and the back too suffers no matter which position the backrest is in (how inclined it is that is). are there options for seat reconfiguration? how much would they cost? have anyone else observed that the seat of swift is not too ergonomically friendly?
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I have done close to 4k in my swift, and I have not encountered any major issues with the seats. I keep backrest at an inclination close 100-110 degree's. It helps to sit straight and puts less pressure on the back.
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Yes.... Lack of seat comfort has been talked about in another thread.

I keep meaning to try a cushion, but I might be just too tall for that.

I've known worse: I could not drive my mother's little old (more than 10 years, actually!) Nissan Micra without a cushion for the lower back, and, quite a few years ago, a Renault Cleo hired for a weekend gave me and my then GF noticeably back pain.
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i wanted to ask this forum one thing... is there an option of changing the entire drivers seat to technically acclaimed ones giving proper thigh and lumbar support? of late the journey of 50km daily is giving unbearable pain in the thigh area and the back too suffers no matter which position the backrest is in (how inclined it is that is). are there options for seat reconfiguration? how much would they cost? have anyone else observed that the seat of swift is not too ergonomically friendly?

Well the Swift's seat is not a good one for comfort, just does the job as being there. Yes you can get after market ones, like recaro lookalikes for 12k to genuine Sparcos for 70k
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Busa, are there websites for these? and if so whats the benefit of say a recaro look alike? does it have height adjustment or better thigh support etc?
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Busa, are there websites for these? and if so whats the benefit of say a recaro look alike? does it have height adjustment or better thigh support etc?
Well you can check Autopsyche - Racing Techniques for more info, i am not aware about the height adjustment and thigh support though autopsyche will be able to answer. PM him and let us know
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Cool nearing 4000km on my car!

wow! so many people updated their long term reports since my last post which is heartening to see so i am now close to 4000km on my swift. its been a car which it had to be. sincere, great characteristics and respectable. and no service issues whatsoever except rattling.

the tyres are rather large for my car, and i am experiencing a lot of body roll these days. my neck is aching like hell and its leading to a condition called vertigo. some two days back I was driving at 120kph on the ring road in bangalore. somewhere near a cross road junction i slowed down to almost zero. here i felt a certain dizziness which made me put my car to the left and stop over for atleast a good ten mins! after lots of tests on myself found all body parameters normal! then the doc said the dizziness could be due to ear fluid imbalance due to violent shaking of neck region. this brings me to the point of severe body roll on swift diesel.

well the fact compounds itself due the turbo engine which acts like a roller coaster around 1.5k rpm sending drivers into a tizzy! i ve decided to now slow down in life and drive quite slowly after that. today however there was NO traffic in bangalore prompting me to enjoy myself once again and cross my limits. i had a race with another swift with 5 people in it, along NH7 at 140kph today thanks to no traffic being there at all ..... ! wow what a race, surprise of surprises , he won the race with all that load in the car.

so the story goes on and hope to provide you such interesting updates as time goes by.
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Yes, there is some body roll when you take corners at high speeds, but otherwise I have felt nothing.
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Hey man, take it easy around corners. I had one thought though, I am totally torn between buying a swift petrol or diesel. I know the D will save cash, etc...but the lack of passive safety is shocking. ABS and EBD are an option and jack up the cost of the car like hell. Where as the ZXI is so well equipped that it shames cars that cost 10 lacs!. Do u think getting a used ZXI and then fitting an LPG kit could be a good move?
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Is there room for an LPG tank?

Certainly wouldn't be room for much else after fitting one!
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