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Old 19th August 2008, 15:38   #16
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Some of the ways to improve FE that I can think of -

1. Use large diameter low profile narrow tyres for improving FE. However it will reduce the low end torque further.
2. Make the body more aero-dynamic, remove ORVMs (many people in Hyderabad do that).
3. Stiffen up the suspension
4. Reduce car weight by removing back seats, spare tyre etc.
5. Keep mimimum fuel. Full tank means an extra 30-40 kgs.
6. Use parking lights instead of headlights if street lights are bright
7. Reduce idling rpm
With all the points mentioned, you ought to sacrifice a lot just for Fuel Efficiency. Maybe you could instead buy the Alto/800 for better FE

On a serious note, I guess its too early to jump to conclusions about FE. Give the vehicle sometime
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With all the points mentioned, you ought to sacrifice a lot just for Fuel Efficiency. Maybe you could instead buy the Alto/800 for better FE
Actually I don't follow any of the points listed - they are just for the sake of theory! Like someone said in another thread about fuel price, FE is more of a psychological thing. After doing all the above steps, one would probably save around 500 Rs per month. If I decide to drive just 10 km less every month I would end up saving more!
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Some of the ways to improve FE that I can think of -

1. Use large diameter low profile narrow tyres for improving FE. However it will reduce the low end torque further.
2. Make the body more aero-dynamic, remove ORVMs (many people in Hyderabad do that).
3. Stiffen up the suspension
4. Reduce car weight by removing back seats, spare tyre etc.
5. Keep mimimum fuel. Full tank means an extra 30-40 kgs.
6. Use parking lights instead of headlights if street lights are bright
7. Reduce idling rpm

Remove the rear seats ??
Thats the funniest suggestion i have ever heard. No offense , but why don't we just get out and push the car along? Fitness and Fuel efficiency at one go.
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Old 27th August 2008, 17:06   #19
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Thanks guys, I guess I must wait till the 2 service due by 5000Kms and judge.
Currently I'm getting a mileage of 10.968 KMPL with driving rarely touching 4th gear and the RPMs under 2000.

Could anyone suggest a good Remote security system for the Swift ?
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Could anyone suggest a good Remote security system for the Swift ?
Nippon (MGA) is an option. The advantage to do it at the dealer is that you need not break your head on warranty violations.
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Currently I'm getting a mileage of 10.968 KMPL with driving rarely touching 4th gear and the RPMs under 2000.
I was getting between 11 and 12 before 2nd service. Now I get between 12 and 13 in city, with A/C on at all times and gear changes above 2K RPM. However traffic situation has also improved in Hyderabad after they completed the flyover.
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Dude its a new car why are you worried about FE. Just chill enjoy the ride and after a few services if there is still a problem then investigate.
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3. Stiffen up the suspension
:o It's stiffer than a 10-ton truck already!
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:o It's stiffer than a 10-ton truck already!
I know what you mean! I mentioned those points just for sake of theory. I'm pretty happy with my Swift!
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Tanx guys, .....

The car is still awesome and the mileage varies between 10.9 to 11.6 in city I guess i won't bother much about the mileage uptill the 2 service is done.
The only thing that bothers me are the fine scratches on the car and worst part - ITS A BLACK CAR. I guess thats a price you have to pay for the OOMPH effect of the colour.
Unfortunately, I took the delivery of the car late evening, I was unable to view these on the car
These scratches were mainly due to the cleaners at the showroom who rub too hard on the body with a dry cloth. I took it back to the dealer but no amount of polish seem to improve the situation.

I'm yet to do the modifications.
I've installed
Pioneer 6950 HU with Apple Connect.
JBL Components GT 650C
JBL Rear speakers GT 963

I plan to install -

Stanley Leather seats
Sun control tint
Remote central locking (NOT AUTOCOP..... too many bad reviews)
JBL 1400W Sub woofer
4 Channel Amp JBL.
15" Lenso White Alloys with Michellin / Bridgestone tyres
Rear spoiler MGA

I plan to install a 4 channel Amp at the earliest to power up the components.

Please give me your feedback on the best combinations for audio and the feet for my car ...

Cheers
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