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Old 03-13-2010, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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96 Geo Metro 1.3L parts questions...

Hi Folks!

I am getting ready for the yearly overhaul of the Metro. So far, nothing mechanical has been changed out from stock, except for the radio. Most of the money flowing to the Metro to date has been OEM repairs and maintenance. Now that the vehicle is actually back up to spec, I am looking at fine tuning it some. Not as far as others on here, and I mean you Mr. 90+ MPG metro maker, but enough to make it run a little cleaner than stock.

Here's what I'm looking at throwing in so far:
Pulstar Pulse Plug BE1 (Not looking for suggestions on this one, I'm doing a year long comparison against the Bosch Platinum plugs that were in there)
An ignition wire set (Probably Autolite #96493, not picky)
Air Filter (Probably Purolator A34613)
Fuel Filter (Holley 162-523, something keeps ripping the plastic ones off.)
Headlights (JLM H4-4 6000K, 35W)

I have a muffler, strut, and seat replacement due up this year as well. I have no idea what I want to do with those yet. Should I be looking at a muffler that reduces back pressure? Any other suggestions?

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Old 03-23-2010, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you want it to handle better, get kyb struts for a 93 suzuki swift GT from rockauto.com. Find part numbers and much more at teamswift.net. This particular car also benefits from cutting just a bit off the springs, details on the teamswift forum.

Most seat upgrades require fabrication skills to make new brackets on the ends of the seat tracks. I've heard Esteem seats bolt up. 2003+ Tiburon seats fit and are great, required custom brackets.

Lots of general sparkplug comparisons have been conducted, never show increased performance above the oem plug. Just get mid-level ND or NGK plugs. Also get new distributor cap and rotor. Then advance the distrib timing a bit (see forum) to gain HP and FE.

Did I mention go to teamswift.net if you have a metro?
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you want it to handle better, get kyb struts for a 93 suzuki swift GT from rockauto.com. Find part numbers and much more at teamswift.net. This particular car also benefits from cutting just a bit off the springs, details on the teamswift forum.
I'll research the struts further. Thanks for the info.

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Most seat upgrades require fabrication skills to make new brackets on the ends of the seat tracks. I've heard Esteem seats bolt up. 2003+ Tiburon seats fit and are great, required custom brackets.
Fabrication skills are not a problem. I work in an engineering shop that dabbles in just about everything. I think we have a theoretical physicist somewhere if memory serves. I have a set of seats in mind already, and there's a universal adapter kit for them that will work with the stock metro bolt holes. I think that part of the project is going to come down to a weight comparison.

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Lots of general sparkplug comparisons have been conducted, never show increased performance above the oem plug. Just get mid-level ND or NGK plugs. Also get new distributor cap and rotor. Then advance the distrib timing a bit (see forum) to gain HP and FE.
Sorry, when it comes to some things, I'm one of the "gotta see it to believe it" types. The pulse plugs fall into that realm, and I couldn't beat free.

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Did I mention go to teamswift.net if you have a metro?
Go where?
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Go to TeamSwift • Index page

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Home of the Suzuki mini-compacts ! Your Home for all things Suzuki Swift, Geo Metro, Holden Barina, Chevy Sprint, Pontiac Firefly, and Suzuki Cultus. TeamSwift is a technical performance oriented community!
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Home of the Suzuki mini-compacts ! Your Home for all things Suzuki Swift, Geo Metro, Holden Barina, Chevy Sprint, Pontiac Firefly, and Suzuki Cultus. TeamSwift is a technical performance oriented community!
Two in a row... that's... odd.
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teamswift.net? hmm.. have not checked that yet.. I am planning to buy some parts at rocketauto. particularly a distributor cap. My friends recommended it. Maybe that's where I am going to buy the parts I need.

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partsdinosaur.com is also a great source for parts.

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