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Old 25th February 2010, 23:34   #1831
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With all due respect.. I really don't think this is a "modified" swift..apart from aftermarkeet wheels.
I think instead of getting the orvm's painted you can just go in for some aftermarket one's. Preferably with the carbon fibre finish. They would look cool with the white colour. And as far as the painting of the door handles is concerned I don't really know if you would get a good finish it. Just replacing them with the already painted one's availabe for the higher end versions of the swift would be a safer bet IMO.
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Old 26th February 2010, 02:35   #1832
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The white swift has no much mods except the alloys. It has no relevance for being posted in here. anyways keep going
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Old 26th February 2010, 11:58   #1833
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Is that a moustache swift?
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Old 27th February 2010, 22:41   #1834
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Do you guys think I should go for painting the ORVM cowl and the door handles?
Some thing like this
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Old 3rd March 2010, 19:07   #1835
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So, I plunged in at last.

FFE + Headers job from Viper for my '06 36K-run Swift Vxi - asked for low-mid torque /low sound. Plus K&N Universal Conical Air Filter.

Wanted to write a review after driving 1000km+ on the new mods, so here goes.

My daily route involves 84 Km of driving, half of which is busy/bumper-to-bumper and half of which is expressway-ish. So, speeds range from 10-15kmph crawls to 120+ cruising & an occasional 160+ if there's no traffic at all.

One important thing Jignesh told me about the condition of my car was that the Clutch is 80% gone. I was surprised since there's hardly any judder. Unfortunately, no wheelspin was detected in the shift from 1st to 2nd gear at 5k+ rpm.

With this sobering fact, left the car with Jignesh for a day.

Positives:

1. No change in idling RPM/engine temp. Exactly the same as stock.
2. Very noticeable and a much needed improvement in driveability - no lugging in 3rd gear 20kmph. Feels quite 'Innova'ish - nice bottom-end grunt makes it a pleasure to close gaps in traffic. Also drive a Ikon 1.6 Sxi and I feel the Swift P is 80% there in low-end grunt.
3. 4th gear 40kmph/5th gear 45kmph work fine. Never felt comfortable doing this in stock.
4. Revs easily beyond 7K in 2nd gear - earlier, would be a struggle to get past 6.1/6.2K.
5. Definitely revs freerer and faster - 3rd gear 60-100 is a revelation.
6. Took it to exactly 160kph. Couldn't go faster - too much traffic. I'll floor it in the expressway one of these days to see if there's any top end improvement.
7. The FFE sound track makes it very evocative. There's a subtle, classy, bassy thrum from the outside during idling. Inside the cabin, the only time the exhaust gets intrusive is if you blip the throttle deeply - a very delightful 'bark'.
I was initially scared if there would be a constant drone at 100-130 kmph cruising, but its almost close to stock.
8. The k&n conical air filter sounds very sweet at high revs. In fact, I can barely hear the engine - the k&n is whooshing in the front and the rear emits an angry bark.
9. After 3 yrs + of ownership, I was dilly dallying on whether to upgrade. This will keep me happy for a year more at least!
10. Reduced usage of my shrill bosch horns - a new way to deal with the pesky dude in Splendour in the middle of the road at 40kmph. Don't honk. Downshift to second, press the clutch, floor the accelerator - he'll dive left and then you whoosh by.


Negatives:

1. My 30K ICE is being switched off most of the time.
2. Wife gets angry when she hears the bark. Its really tough to drive silently.
3. Brakes feel inadequate. Didn't feel that way in stock. I had the same sensation in my first VDi drive.
4. 185/70s R14 on Steel wheels suddenly don't suit the car's personality!
5. Slight reduction in fuel economy - around 1/1.5 kmpl. Maybe that's because its very very tough to drive sedately. I'll happily live with it.

Jignesh says a new clutch would make the car much better - I'll get that done after another 10K.

Overall, a very pleasant experience with Viper performance.

End note: For anyone out there a bit bored with your Swift P, just go for it!
An update: went in for a triphase last week. Since I already had a FFE+K&N Conical, thought 'why not'

Damage: 7.5 K through the clearance sale advertised in Classifieds last week. Thought it was pretty reasonable pricing.

My observations:

1. It works beautifully!. City driving has become punchier - I'm up-shifting way earlier than usual. 3rd gear 25 kmph crawls/4th gear 35 kmph - clean acceleration. It isn't this reponsive with the triphase switched off. Very noticeable difference.

2. My city mileage has gone up by ~ 1.5 kmph in my last tankful - I do a 85 kmph commute everyday - so i am intensely conscious!)

3. Am using the + setting in the city. Finding it smoother than the ++ setting - could be because the car was in need of servicing/injector cleaning/spark plug replacement. Also, I don't use premium fuel.

4. My highway mileage came down a bit when I had the tri-phase on the ++ setting. Didn't notice much of an improvement in 130 to 160 4th gear acceleration.

5. Slight increase in engine noise in high revs after installing tri-phase (or maybe it was always there and triphase brought it out more starkly). Am not sure about this.

6. Installation was simple, half an hour affair.

All in all, happy so far! It feels kinda cool to switch it on and off, toggle between + and ++, and it works!
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Old 4th March 2010, 13:50   #1836
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BTW, the white swift is an Lxi and A+B pillars are also taped black. I forgot to add the modifier ["slightly" modified] to my original post though. IMHO, I think the term mods is pretty subjective and varies from person to person. Since I am new to the forum, I will get better at finding the best thread with time

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The white swift has no much mods except the alloys. It has no relevance for being posted in here. anyways keep going
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Old 5th March 2010, 16:28   #1837
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@d_himan:sorry for the noob question,but what is a triphase exactly? i heard that its something similar to rd ecu but at 7.5k its almost one third the price.
Guys does anybody have the pic of complete swift exhaust system.I want to go in for a remus universal single tip but i dont want to weld it.Is there any way of doing it?
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Old 11th March 2010, 14:52   #1838
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Yeah, but white on white

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Old 11th March 2010, 17:07   #1839
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Hi freinds,

I want to re-Map the Ecu of my swift Vdi.

Could someone tell where i can get this done in Delhi ??

Thanks.
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Old 11th March 2010, 20:24   #1840
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in the process of modding my swift. currently getting the sport body kit done..

now has 15" HR wheels with 205/55 15 yokohoma es100. k&n air filter with free flow exhaust from leela autos..
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Old 12th March 2010, 12:15   #1841
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@d_himan:sorry for the noob question,but what is a triphase exactly? i heard that its something similar to rd ecu
The two are incomparable! The triphase merely fools sensors, the RD a full blown ECU or piggyback. Please search the forum, lots of info on either of the two.
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Old 13th March 2010, 05:41   #1842
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@d_himan:sorry for the noob question,but what is a triphase exactly? i heard that its something similar to rd ecu but at 7.5k its almost one third the price.
Guys does anybody have the pic of complete swift exhaust system.I want to go in for a remus universal single tip but i dont want to weld it.Is there any way of doing it?
I dont want to comment about triphase, I dont know how it works nor do I want to know. But RD ECU for petrol is standalone ECUs and they are proven. Most rally guys run them and you can read about their achievements.

Remus has bolt on for Swift petrol. I think it will cost more than 15K (Not worth). Its sounds like a rally car. No bass! Its best to catch a local FFE specialist for Endcans (sound effect )
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Old 13th March 2010, 17:51   #1843
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^ pardon me but i have a remus bolt on in my swift petrol and it does have good bass to it coupled with Automech's FFE. As for is it really worth it, well let's leave it to the people to decide. no offense intended.
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Old 13th March 2010, 21:26   #1844
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Well, no offence taken buddy. I just shared what I felt. I am in Blore and I got my FFE from Raj Hingorani/Shabbir. The exhaust note you get from their FFE is simply brilliant and you dont really need an aftermarket endcan. Thats why I asked to check with the local FFE specialist before taking any decision. Again to each his own. Cheers!
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@adi99-well i have already ordered a remus universal single titanium tip which is more expensive than the bolt on so the question of worthiness just gets blown out of the window.Maybe I just wanted a Remus in my ride.
Well my question was "Is there a way to make the universal as a bolt on,i dont want to weld the end can as I would be going in for a free flow headers later on and then I would have to remove the welding
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