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Old 26th October 2006, 17:45   #16
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I meant that he can replace his swift's camshaft with the 1.5 vvt variable types(as found in the swift overseas) if it is possible which can compensate for both low and high end torque.Hurriedly typed it i should have said camshaft.
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Old 26th October 2006, 18:07   #17
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Try installing a heavier flywheel -- you will sacrifice acceleration but it should help with drivability.
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Old 26th October 2006, 18:45   #18
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I meant that he can replace his swift's camshaft with the 1.5 vvt variable types(as found in the swift overseas) if it is possible which can compensate for both low and high end torque.Hurriedly typed it i should have said camshaft.

Hi,

Do you know anyone who has done this. IMO it is not possible also the electronics found in those cars are configured accordingly. Firstly the camshafy will not fit and if it does the ECU will not adapt to it.

Do you guys really think he would do all this to a new car. Lets get real guys.

@ Kevin - same answer read bold print above. and where would he source a heavier flywheel from.

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Old 26th October 2006, 18:51   #19
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Heavier flywheel should be an easily reversable modification. As for where to source one -- I could not say. You would need to contact a specialist in that engine. Certainly one could be made but it it would be cheaper if one existed for a truck version.

Similar problems happen when people install lightweight aluminum flywheels in their car -- faster acceleration but the car becomes difficult to drive in stop and go traffic.
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Old 26th October 2006, 19:09   #20
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OT:Except for 5-6 posts in this thread, everyone else has posted with no knowledge about the topic.Is this just to increase post count??
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Old 26th October 2006, 19:29   #21
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Hi,

I have replaced my air filter in my Swift with the Stock replacement filter from K&N and I see a massive improvement in the low end grunt of the car, now I do not have to change to 1st gear in bumper to bumper traffic as it easily moves on the 2nd gear or 3rd easily. Thats the only improvement (which I am very happy with) seen with the K&N filter. I suggest guys to go for it.
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Yeah, true. Airfilters give better throttle response at low rpms. You might want to try that. Warranty issues, you will have to check with your dealer.
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Yeah, true. Airfilters give better throttle response at low rpms. You might want to try that. Warranty issues, you will have to check with your dealer.
Two ways to tackle warranty issues
1. Get the filter on after 20k on the odo
2. Replace the K&N with the stock air filter before servicing
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Old 26th October 2006, 23:06   #24
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Hi,

Do you guys really think he would do all this to a new car. Lets get real guys.

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Egzhactly
I would really not wanna screw my car. So the changes I would wanna do should be reversible. Which also means should involve replacing parts, and not making any change to the existing parts.
Some good suggestions I liked are K&N filters (conical or stock, what do you guys say), Tri-phase by viper (though I don't exactly get what it is).

List of mods already done:
1. Bridgestone GIII Potenza 185/70R14
2. Philips crystal vision
3. Sun-film (don't remember the brand)
4. Reverse sensor (don't remember the brand)
5. Black seat covers
6. Wot next

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Old 26th October 2006, 23:28   #25
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No one actually I feel that this was the proper mod(why cant one go for reconfigured ecu) for low end torque but the k&n one sugestion seems good but if u are doing that why not for the go for the exhuast suggested by wolf as well.But anand those are not mods they are only cosmetic accessiories.I doubt the practicality of fitting a reverse sensor in such a small car and
I think by mods u mean some serious stuff.
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imo the best solution so far from the above posts is:
1.k&N replacement filter/conical filter
2.headers (for low end grunt)
3.to some extent even psycho's suggestion was practical-to increase idle rpm.
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No one actually I feel that this was the proper mod(why cant one go for reconfigured ecu) for low end torque
Hi,

Its not possible to re-configure existing ecu. VVT needs an ecu that controls and supports it. Possibly needing different sensor/s as well.

@talk2anand,
Standalone or piggy-back ecus will definetly do the job, but if your concern is just low rpm drivability issues, its better to go for something like the map signal modifier, like tri-phase, or maybe play around with your intake air temperature sensor signal. You could also try adjusting the throtle position sensor to make it more sensitive.



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Old 27th October 2006, 14:49   #28
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The best thing I observed for improving low end torque is Grooving Engine Head...........I found reasonable jump in performance in my car especially in low end.......also as per latest dyno results there is good improvement in high end torque too...basically any modification is nothing but to alter factory settings to pass on performance benefit.........I never came across anything which directly touches the heart of a car i. e.engine in combustion aspect............if you study aftermarket performance materials they are nothing but signal modifier..............With groove on engine head we get boost at low as well as high end torque......turbulant combustion chamber is very very volcanic in terms of performance........

Enjoy.........

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I think we should study his requirements first before giving any suggestion his main emphasis is on low end torque on swift, replacing camshaft, grooving engine head & somebody has even mentioned about putting heavier flywheel ! .....made it sound so easy as if its a piece of cake? which flywheel will fit? who will remove the gearbox from engine? same about Cams, opening ? who will source, fit & other complications involved, it will be just experimenting all that on a Brand new four months old car !sounds impracticle to me. not every one is speed freak & nor he is looking for a super duper fast car, he just want his car to have more torque at lower end for city driving i would recommend getting a K&N at intake & get Triphase installed. will full fill his need. if you want more get headers designed for low end torque, but you can do that later also, now i am not trying to market that product so dont get me wrong, i see it as alternative for people who will not want to open their engine in a brand new car & fiddle around to get some grunt. that product suits Anands requirement no need to open engine/gearbox or any mechanical stuff just triphase with K&N should be sufficient & fullfill your needs.
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Old 27th October 2006, 20:41   #30
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I agree with you Ford Rocam,

Actually very quick and wide reply represent enthusiasm prevailing in this forum........one cant resist to say something which he encountered.....I think talk2anand has wide choice of modification.....its up to him to decide which suits his profile......this happens in vibrant & never tiring forum.....

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