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Old 20th July 2008, 20:33   #1
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Thumbs up Headers for my Swift.

The swift as already known is sluggish in the lower rpm's. Below 2000 rpm it feels like the car is saying "not now honey,a little later".
It was high time I needed to do something about this. After reading many many posts and seeing many mods done to many cars here(TBHP) I decided to try something for my ride.

Met Raj Hingorani(one of the best person I've ever met). Told him that I needed headers for my car. He is like "Just inform me a day in advance and your work will be done". Did that. Met Shabir the next day. He is a BUSY dude. His boys started working on the car.I spent the whole day at the workshop. It was the first time that I saw this happening. Took close to about 7 hours to finish the job. By now I was all excited, Shabir started the car and the sound(inside the workshop)-YUMMMY. Took the car for a drive and it was MOVING.

About the sound: I had asked Raj for Not-a-very-loud exhaust, It was exactly what I got. But now I feel that I must get another muffler with a louder exhaust note . The sound is heard only after the revs are above 2000. There is hardly any sound when the windows are up, AC and the ICE on. Will get that done sometime soon.

The whole experince: Yeah, there is some change. I am happy with the mod. The frequency of gear shift has reduced. I felt the car pulling at rpms after 4000. I have experienced these things in the city traffic.
I understand that headers dont improve the performance to a very high level.


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Old 20th July 2008, 20:38   #2
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Congrats!! Wise decision - Swift needs a street spec headers for low end torque.
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Old 20th July 2008, 20:38   #3
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Congrats on the new header set up swift8847. So is it only the headers you had done or the complete FFE along with the intermediate pipes and the end can. Its a 4x2x1 set up and it gets kicked in the low and mid rpm's i believe. Have fun and enjoy your modification.
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The whole experince: Yeah, there is some change. I am happy with the mod. The frequency of gear shift has reduced. I felt the car pulling at rpms after 4000. I have experienced these things in the city traffic.
I understand that headers dont improve the performance to a very high level.

How much did it cost you ?
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The whole experince: Yeah, there is some change. I am happy with the mod. The frequency of gear shift has reduced. I felt the car pulling at rpms after 4000. I have experienced these things in the city traffic.
I understand that headers dont improve the performance to a very high level.

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Hey Swift8847, did you get a chance to have a look at Shabir's ZEN? are you running with a side pipe or a stock muffler?

Enjoy the notes while driving; you can compose music with Shabir's headers while driving.
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Old 21st July 2008, 20:57   #6
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Thanks all.

@Patiencewins: They are street spec headers for low and mid range torque.

@VJ_M: The expansion chamber is retained, the muffler has been changed. Gonna change it again in a day or two.

@Vinay: No vinay. don't think the zen was there. I did ask him about the car. Dint opt for the side pipe(will happen sometime). Its not the stock muffler, its a different muffler. and yeah, the sound is awesome.
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Old 27th December 2008, 14:18   #7
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I know its been a long long time. I was jobless hence posted this video of the exhaust sound. Video shot in the night and hence the bad picture quality.



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super sweet note there. none of the metal grinder roughness we see in many cars. ive heard another raj hingorani exhaust note, thats the one in shrivz car. loved that too! congrats dude!
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Thats a nice sporty exhaust note. post a drive by video if possible.
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Great exhaust note. Not too loud, but you know it means business. Just the way I like it! Congrats!
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Hey guys. Its been a few months that I got the FFE for my car. I was thinking of getting the muffler removed and getting the sidepipe.

The basic reason as to why I want to do this is to get a louder exhaust note. I dont really know about the other pros and cons. Can someone please throw light on this???

Also, Should I get the sidepipe or an End can?

Considering that I will be getting this done at Shabir's garage. Am sure a lot of members on the forum have got these products from Shabir.
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Great exhaust sound. How much did this whole thing cost you ?
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Great exhaust note, Not too loud, Which ENDCAN are you using?? Its a custom made one??
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whats the basic difference of 4-2-1 and 4-1 headers in terms of power?
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Old 1st January 2009, 17:08   #15
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@foutainheader: Thanks. The FFE and the installation was 9.5k.

@m4ugr8: Thanks. The end can was done at Shabir's. Its not branded.

@monty9991: What I have felt is that there is little improvement in torque. After I got the headers I felt the pick up to be better at around 1700-1800rpm range which was above 2000rpm before the headers.


@others: help me choose between an end can or a side pipe.
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