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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2003, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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OK, am I a nerd for being so excited about my new toy? It has 82K original miles, 5spd, AC...

My plans are to rip the guts out of a Suzuki Swift GT (suspension, brakes + motor) and transplant it in here..then add a Turbo [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] T'aint nothing like a tiny econobox spanking Civics.
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Hey capn no geeking intended, I myself am looking for my new project started, preferably being a 4 door sidekick or trooper, sounds like you got a good project ahead of you yourself tho [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
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Capn,

Me and dad have already started what youre starting, we took a storm gsi or sumthin like that. It had an isuzu 1.6 and when my buddy and i raced hondas nobody could touch us. Anyways, we put that motor in an old sprint that wegutted, we arent completely done but im positive we can spank those turbo'd punks.

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Its been done. And, its not easy.

http://www.teamswift.net/

That would be a great resource. Used to be a regular poster till I sold my Mk 2 Turbo Sprint.
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Actually, it's VERY easy, just time consuming. I have to use the wiring harness and such from the GTi. The suspension / brakes are a direct swap but I need the master cylinder and rear hard brake lines from the GTi, the gastank is a direct swap too. The left motor mount bolt is already tack welded and reinforced behind the frame rail in the correct location. I'll need to cut away a little metal on the frame to get the motor mounts to line up properly. The front swap bar is a direct bolt on, the rear swaybar will need to be welded in on 2 spots where it meets the frame. I'm going to be using the Metro transmission for a better gear ratio. I'm using the front clip from the Swift because it looks better. The side body panels and bumpers will be swapped over too. Luckily the Swift is the same color as the Metro so I won't need to paint anything right away. That's basically it. I'll have EVERYTHING in in under 50 hours. I just need to wait for better weather.

I've talked to 3 people who have completed this buildup already and one guy who's doing it right now.

The tricky part will be finding an inexpensive turbo setup for this motor, then getting some super sticky tires so I can hook up...
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maybe you should put a samurai tranny in there. I had an extra one [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Well, it is certainly a sleeper. It's something that definately needs some testosterone injected into it. It'll be cool when your done I am sure... In it's current configuration, not so sure? I doubt the cops will look twice if you keep it plain looking.


I think projects like this are pretty rad because it isn't the same old thing. It better be fast though to shut up the gawkers in the next lane. I'm picturing some nitrous purges shooting out of the hood at a red light and the nice whispy blow off sound. Better yet one of the high decible hks blow off valves... just annoyingly loud but right!
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Well, by keeping the Metro tranny, that'll save alot of the work. Most that do the swap, from what i've read, go with the GT tranny, which also involves swapping the hubs and such. Apparently there are more splines on the shafts? Or they're thicker.... don't remember which.
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