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Old 14th September 2006, 23:16   #1
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Default Close 2 a Swift deal! Planning listed mods!! Advise please!

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Motivated by the generous and enormous responses to my previous posts., am here again for your opinions on following add-on's to a brand new SILVER Swift ZXi.

(1) Music system - Preferably a 2 DIN system OR an in-dash MP3/CD Player!! Budget around 15-20K max including speakers!! (I don't want that "blasting" music!! Just decent music system!!) Cost??!!

(2) Wider tyres - Not a major upsizing!! But can I go for slightly more wider tyres on the same factory fitted Alloys?!! May be a set of 195/60/R14 or stuffs like that!!! Anybody tried this??! Pl comment reg overall effect on FE and Ride quality?!! Total Cost?!!

(3) Leather Seats - Preferably THE best quality ART LEATHER customised seat covers or branded ready 2 fit ones!! Bit apprehensive on pure leather ones!! Cost??!!

(4) External fittings - Window visors, Rear spoilers! Costs??!!

(5) K & N Filter - Which model to go for better results?!!

(5) LPG Kit - I know many will be angry with me for this!! But for me this is inevitable!! Sorry in advance guys...!!! Have a plan to go for it after 5-6k kms!! Anybody here with LPG kitted swift??!! Pl comment on FE, Service, Warranty, major disadvantages etc etc!! Which is the best Swift-compatible kit??!! Whether to go for Lamda unit RC endorsement is must!!

Awaiting your inputs!! Thankd in advance!!

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do not get a k&n filter so soon,it will make your warranty void.
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Hi everybody,

Motivated by the generous and enormous responses to my previous posts., am here again for your opinions on following add-on's to a brand new SILVER Swift ZXi.

(1) Music system - Preferably a 2 DIN system OR an in-dash MP3/CD Player!! Budget around 15-20K max including speakers!! (I don't want that "blasting" music!! Just decent music system!!) Cost??!!
Get a budget of 20k for this. You can get a decent CD/Mp3 HU for 9k, Component speakers on the front for 6-7K (I'll suggest Hertz ESK165 or DSK165 They're just excellent) Some co-axial 6.5" speakers on the back for 2-3k (Get a matching Hertz). This much will be fine for the setup. Spend some money (1k-2k) for damping the doors and the setup will be vibration/noise free too.
If you want more bass, then go for ovals in the rear.
If you want some clean, lush sound from the speakers and you care of resolution in sound, then add a 4 channel amp and power the speakers from it. It'll cost 4-7k
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(2) Wider tyres - Not a major upsizing!! But can I go for slightly more wider tyres on the same factory fitted Alloys?!! May be a set of 195/60/R14 or stuffs like that!!! Anybody tried this??! Pl comment reg overall effect on FE and Ride quality?!! Total Cost?!!
I know of people riding on 205/50/R16 for their Swift. So, dont worry just go for 14" 195/60
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(3) Leather Seats - Preferably THE best quality ART LEATHER customised seat covers or branded ready 2 fit ones!! Bit apprehensive on pure leather ones!! Cost??!!
You mean artificial leather?? Those are Rexin. Will cost 4-7k. Stanley leather seats may cost around 20k.

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(4) External fittings - Window visors, Rear spoilers! Costs??!!
I dont like Window visors, so no idea. Spoilers can cost 1.5k-10k
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(5) K & N Filter - Which model to go for better results?!!
If you're interested in keeping Fuel costs down, then go for stock replacement filter. If you want performance, go for Extreme.
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(5) LPG Kit - I know many will be angry with me for this!! But for me this is inevitable!! Sorry in advance guys...!!! Have a plan to go for it after 5-6k kms!! Anybody here with LPG kitted swift??!! Pl comment on FE, Service, Warranty, major disadvantages etc etc!! Which is the best Swift-compatible kit??!! Whether to go for Lamda unit RC endorsement is must!!
This is an alien territory for me. Please, I'll excuse myself for any comments on this.



If you need further help, PM me.

Well, Enjoy your drive.
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do not get a k&n filter so soon,it will make your warranty void.
Hi,

What in your opinion is a correct time to fit the K&N filter(months and or kms).

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Regarding the tyres you have use a size that will match the dia of the stock tyres. For eg if you are going for a VXi the stock size is 165/80-R14 for which the best match will be 195/70-R14. But for the ZXi the stock size is 185/70-R14 for which you will have to go for a 195/65-R14. But as far as I know the 65 profile tyre is not available at least in bangalore it isnt. So your next choice will be 195/70-R14. These will be slightly larger than your stock size but you should find goof FE & handling with these. Also as for the K&N is concernec is you are going in for a stock replacement filter then go for it. But if you plan to install a cold air intake system I suggest you wait till your warranty is over else it will be void the minute you install it.

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Regarding the tyres you have use a size that will match the dia of the stock tyres. For eg if you are going for a VXi the stock size is 165/80-R14 for which the best match will be 195/70-R14. But for the ZXi the stock size is 185/70-R14 for which you will have to go for a 195/65-R14. But as far as I know the 65 profile tyre is not available at least in bangalore it isnt. So your next choice will be 195/70-R14. These will be slightly larger than your stock size but you should find goof FE & handling with these. Also as for the K&N is concernec is you are going in for a stock replacement filter then go for it. But if you plan to install a cold air intake system I suggest you wait till your warranty is over else it will be void the minute you install it.

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Use this site to calculate tyre size...

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

The maximum difference normally should be within +/- 2% of the original. i usually keep it to the plus side.

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(5) K & N Filter - Which model to go for better results?!!


Cheers!
Hi,

I got K&N Extreme Filter fitted around 5k kms after my second service. The performance has really improved and wonderful drive on Highways. Also there is a considerable improvement in mileage too .



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Anybody here with LPG kitted swift??!!
'ksethuram' has got a kit fitted in his Zxi. Contact him.
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I got K&N Extreme Filter fitted around 5k kms after my second service. The performance has really improved and wonderful drive on Highways. Also there is a considerable improvement in mileage too .
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how much u got it for bro....

what is ur 0-100 ?
ur max speed ?
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http://www.marutiswift.com/html/Acce...p?ACAMCODE=STX
Do check out the site. there are some rather impressive MGP accssories for the Swift including motorised sun roofs and front and rear spoilers. The last time i added up the cost, it cam to about 40K odd, but that incldued front, rear & side skirts and spoilers.
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Default Hi Guys,

Hi everyone..... Tremendous response again from all of you!!! Many thanks for your continued advises..

hellspawn, Yeah..I know bout warranty issue... but their site says it won't get void!! Did you had any bad experience with this??!! Pl comment..thanks again!!

speedzak, First of all...Extremely sorry for not contacting you so far!! I was too busy for the past 10 days for personal reasons!! I plan to talk to you during your liesure time as I don't want to disturb your working hours! I'll call you sometime after 8pm in 2-3 days time.
well... reg music system, thanks for that component wise selections!! I plan to go emperor and pick these things with Zuhemi's help. What is your opinion!! OR can you find me a cheap and best shop where I'll get these done nicely?!! Am ready to shed 20k as you said!!
Reg tyre upsizing, Thanks for that spec! NO 16" business!!! Well...with 14", do you know any shops who buyback the stock ones and offer upsize for difference amount?!! Pl pass on the info...
Reg leather seats, Stanley leather covers costs 15k in emperor and a high quality artificial leather(with breathing perforations) will cost 8.5k!!
Which one to go?!!
Reg Spoilers, oh boy...I enquired the rate in Indus...its 7k!!!! ugh!! but thatz inevitable as far as the looks are concerned I guess!!! OR instead to fill petrol for that money??!!!
Reg K&N, Am looking for both performance and good FE!!! If so, which one wud be the best??!!
Reg LPG kit, Well.. I spoke to Indus guys and what they said is that the warranty will remain intact if fitted and serviced thru them!!
Boy, I'll speak to you directly for more helps reg all this!!! Thanks a ton again!!

vikram_d, Mine is a ZXi model!! So 185/70-R14!! How bout a 195/60/R14 upsize??!! What wud be the effect on FE and Handlings??!!!
Am interested in getting the basic model K&N only!! But incase if I get better performance and FE, I can think bout a bit of costly stuffs too!! Am not aware of cold air intake system...!! whatz that?!! Is it what you call extreme filter?!!! Thanks buddy for joining!! Many thanks too!!..

Raps, Thanks for that snap!! Got better idea bout it!! Whatz the cost of this assy and whatz the difference in FE and Performance??!! Is it really worth going for it??!!! Also, any warranty issues if fitted??!! Thanks in advance buddy...

nitrous, Thanks dude for that info. Will definitely PM him for more info on that!!

madan80, I checked this site and the cost of bodykits is around 30k now!! The stuffs aren't available with any of the dealers too!!! Anyways,... What I cud makeout from the site is that all accessories are overpriced!!! Thanks buddy!!

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vikram_d, Mine is a ZXi model!! So 185/70-R14!! How bout a 195/60/R14 upsize??!! What wud be the effect on FE and Handlings??!!!
Am interested in getting the basic model K&N only!! But incase if I get better performance and FE, I can think bout a bit of costly stuffs too!! Am not aware of cold air intake system...!! whatz that?!! Is it what you call extreme filter?!!! Thanks buddy for joining!! Many thanks too!!..
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Well if you go in for 195/60-R14 the speedo error will be about 4% which is too high. You could probably go in for 215/60-R14's where the speedo error will be only 0.2%. But I dont know if the 215 size will fit properly in the Swift. You will need to confirm this with your tyre dealer or with some body on this forum who had fitted 215 tyres.

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vikram_d, OH MY...!! I never thought of speedoerror when we go for upsizing!! Thanks for hinting this!! Any no-issue upsize available??!! 205 tyres itself makes problems to Swift!! So noway thinking bout 215!! Max I wish to go for is 195!! Am dropping the plan of upsizing!!! Instead I'll change the stock 14" alloys with a more stylish 14"ones!!
Thanks anyway buddy!!!
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Nice choice for audio in Cochin is Emperor. They're not best in attitude but definitely worth for the equipment and work quality.

Regarding the tyre upsize, dont worry much of the speedo error. It'll be not 100% perfect in any case. And dont go overboard with 205+ sizes or the fuel stop guy will soon become your friend.
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vikram_d, OH MY...!! I never thought of speedoerror when we go for upsizing!! Thanks for hinting this!! Any no-issue upsize available??!! 205 tyres itself makes problems to Swift!! So noway thinking bout 215!! Max I wish to go for is 195!! Am dropping the plan of upsizing!!! Instead I'll change the stock 14" alloys with a more stylish 14"ones!!
Thanks anyway buddy!!!
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I would seriously advise you not to do that. If you are willing to change wheels then I would advise you go for 15" with 195/60 R15 tyres. Had this done to a close friends Swift a while back and they are perfect with good ride comfort on our roads. THIS IS A NO ISSUE UPSIZE.

If you wanna stick to 14" then please don't waste money on changing Alloys, rather invest this money in getting better stuff. But if you are adamant you could try finding 195/65 R14 which is a no issue upsize but might be hard to find here.
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