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Old 23rd February 2007, 11:32   #1
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My swift Vxi has done 17.5k kilometres in the 14 months she's been with me. Most of this has involved some hard driving, on harder, rougher surfaces. My driving style is not the best, I should've really picked up a Jeep or something.

I find that the car rolls and wallows quite a bit now; it's lost the rock-solid stability it had. The Maruti guys dismissed it as just inadequate tyre pressure, but i'm unconvinced. I used to fill 30 in all wheels(stock tyres), and later switched to 33 based on Maruti's advice. Still there's no improvement.

Does anybody have similar experiences with the Swift? Is there anything I can check on? I've lost faith in both MSM and ABT; does anybody have recommendations for a better Maruti service shop in Chennai?

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Have you got the suspension tightened? Are you tyres worn out?
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Dude that was a *quick* reply! The tyres are good. Is it possible to get the suspension tightened? Sorry I'm a still a noob in these places..
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Yeah tightened as in all the nuts and bolts of the suspension stiffened up.
Even the bushes should be changed.

Suspension parts will develop play over a period of time and they need to be tightened. It is also known as retorquing.
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what is the profile of tires ur running? again at 17 k a suspension overall can be suggested.
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hmm, retorquing. That's a new one for me. I'll check it out, thanx.
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Tyres are stock; JK 165/70 R14.
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is it the stock tyre wearin out and getting used to the car.. thats contributing also

anyways get suspension checked and usually re torquing happens in regular services at the dealer workshops
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it might be cause of the suspension,but at 17k there wouldnt be much problem with the suspension and do check out the aligment and balancing of the tyres,also try out the tyre rotation.increasing the tyre pressure from 30 to 33 will have made no differenece in the stability because when you increase the tyre pressure the car will lose stability..
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