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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2000, 03:58 AM
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Suzuki Swift 1.3 16v engine swap

I'm Thinking of swaping to a Suzuki Swift 1.350 16v engine, which will probably be easier to find than the 1.6 of the vitara, lighter and better performing. I have seem this swap on a web site a few months ago but now I can't find it...
Does anyone know where can I find it ????
Any comments or ideas on this swap ???


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2000, 07:36 AM
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Re: Suzuki Swift 1.3 16v engine swap


Don't know where the info is, but.... it is not better performing. The Swift engine is all top end power. if you are building up an offroad trail machine, this means you'll be lacking some serious power on the trail at slow speeds. The Swift engine is weak until you get into high RPMs.

If you're building a street cruiser, the Swift will do. If you are building an offroader, then the Vitara 1.6 engine is BY FAR the better way to go. Its a stroked 1.3 which means ALOT more torque for the trail. Better highway performance and way better low end performance than a 1.3.

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Re: Suzuki Swift 1.3 16v engine swap

Even with a ring & pinnion 4.11 and your 4.16 Tcase gears ??
It will be better than the 970cc of the Sj410 ????

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Re: Suzuki Swift 1.3 16v engine swap

Won't it perform good on Mud ? Rocks tracks are very rare here in Madeira...



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Re: Suzuki Swift 1.3 16v engine swap

The swift GTI engine would be excellent for mud if coupled with the 4.16 low gear and 4.10 gear. Speed off road is a pleasure with that engine. it easily reff to 9000 RPM. Its hard to control if you have to approach obstacle. The stock SJ410 gear will hold up if used with tire not over 30 inch tires.

I used to have a 1984 SJ410 converted to 1.6 Vitara engine with 4.10 and 4.16 T/C but on deep mud i don't have torque for 3rd gear and if drop to 2nd I am running out of RPM.
My other friend runs the same setuo but with swift GTI engine. He just reff it to the redline and the truck lurch to where he pointed it..

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Re: Suzuki Swift 1.3 16v engine swap

Thank's I won't rest till I find one.


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Re: Suzuki Swift 1.3 16v engine swap

Just a quick comment about the swift engine...

I have just been out off-roading this weekend with a SJ410 converted to Swift 1.3. It was great on road but as soon as we hit the deep mud and ruts it was constantly needing to winch or be pulled through.

This was not a standard suzuki it has been modified with 2 inch lift etc... The problem seemed to be a complete lack of torque when it comes to the sticky stuff. High revs were needed to be used to get it through sections that a standard SJ413 went through on tickover...

I wouldn't recoment this convertion to anyone who encounters deep mud, ruts or obstructions.

By the way the guy with the swift engine is looking to change it for a SJ413 or Vitara quite quickly because even the SJ410's were doing better in some areas than him!!!


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Re: Suzuki Swift 1.3 16v engine swap

Wasn't he lacking gears ???

More comments please....

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Re: Suzuki Swift 1.3 16v engine swap

No the guy had modied the transfer case gearing but still difficultys... The engine just didn't seem built for torque.

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Re: Suzuki Swift 1.3 16v engine swap

The twin cam 1.3L GTI engine got a bit less torque on low RPM than 1.3 Samurai engine. But if you advance the cam timing it will drop the torque considerably. My friend's GTI runs 2 deg retarded cam timing on exhaust and stock intake i believe. His got a adjustable cam timing gear. I am not sure its stock or aftermarket though.

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