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Old 24th December 2008, 19:31   #211
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PS: Anyways it's only a 45bhp car.
Isnt it a turbo? why the "45" claim... Or are there some missing numbers
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Old 25th December 2008, 15:29   #212
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Isnt it a turbo? why the "45" claim... Or are there some missing numbers
I say it is 45bhp because some people think it is that. So I just agree with them. Also I don't claim high numbers because I am not in the number game. I got a turbo done because I wanted to.

PS: Even when I dyno the car, anything better than 45bhp will be a bonus.
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Haha, that's a good way of thought Vikram. Have low enough expectations and you won't be disappointed when you see the numbers.

But 45BHP is a bit too low a bar isn't it?
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Old 25th December 2008, 15:43   #214
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Haha, that's a good way of thought Vikram. Have low enough expectations and you won't be disappointed when you see the numbers.

But 45BHP is a bit too low a bar isn't it?
OK I will up it to 80bhp. But only because you insist.
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Old 25th December 2008, 17:40   #215
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nooo, you need atleast 88: LOL
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OK I will up it to 80bhp.
How did you up it from 45bhp to 80 bhp? What did you tighten and what did you loosen?
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How did you up it from 45bhp to 80 bhp? What did you tighten and what did you loosen?

, He tighten his seatbelts and opened the engine!
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Vikram bhai,
How about some pics.. ?
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Vikram bhai,
How about some pics.. ?
Will be up next week. Some intercooler work is on.
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congrats vikram! Thats an amaaazzzzzing setup man!! Ive always wondered why a basic turbo setup can't be managed and thats exactly what you did and moved up gradually to the works!! i like that better as you constantly have more to look forward to when you take things one at a time! ;-) taking small bites off the pie instead of stuffing your face with it!
A total envy for all swift owners!! way to go!
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congrats vikram! Thats an amaaazzzzzing setup man!! Ive always wondered why a basic turbo setup can't be managed and thats exactly what you did and moved up gradually to the works!! i like that better as you constantly have more to look forward to when you take things one at a time! ;-) taking small bites off the pie instead of stuffing your face with it!
A total envy for all swift owners!! way to go!
I think the only reason I have managed this setup is because I went into it with absolutely no expectations. I would be happy with whatever power the car generated. Plus the torque in a petrol is so much more fun than a diesel.

This being said, here are some of the pictures that I took while changing the intercooler. The come from my phone camera, so you know what to expect.

Edit: Will be replacing the HKS BOV with a Blitz one as I don't like this thing's sound at all.
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What happened to that mushroom HKs air filter you had?
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Finally the pics are here.

Hey Vikram I have never seen such headers. What kinds are they?
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What happened to that mushroom HKs air filter you had?
Gone with the wind. The problem with them was they used to get clogged within a week and required cleaning. Add to this my daily crossing of Hosur Road 4 times a day.

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Finally the pics are here.

Hey Vikram I have never seen such headers. What kinds are they?
These are the most basic type of exhaust manifold. They are called log type manifolds. I settled for these as I wanted to retain my A/C setup. With the other types of manifold I would have to remove the A/C condenser to accommodate them. The engine bay in a Swift is already too cramped.
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Old 27th December 2008, 15:38   #225
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That is one SWEET setup dude, especially considering the thought, time, effort, and money you've obviously put into it.

You have my respect, AND my envy.
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