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Old 10-31-2012, 06:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone new here, looking forward to getting started. I've referenced your site many times since the purchase of my 98 Chevy Metro. I purchased it 2 summers back for a seasonal car for a job, after driving it through the summer and seeing the savings in comparison to my Nissan, I decided to make it my primary source of transportation.

Since the purchase of the car took it through a hot summer in OK, blew a had gasket due to some mechanical issues from initial purchase, hauled it back home and have rebuilt the motor from the bottom up. Since then achieving a life avg. of about 50 w/o 4th gear. So there is much in store and ahead in my echo offing adventures!

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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4th gear is over-rated!

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Welcome to the site. 50 without 4th gear is pretty impressive, nicely done.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, looking forward to it. The next big change is to find another transmission, I'm hoping to find a donor car with a bad motor. From what I've seen out here I can typically pick one of those up for about the same as a used transmission. Wanting to find an older one for less weight.
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If you're hunting for a new transmission, I'm sure you know about the final drive gearing between different years/models of this car. The most efficient "cruising" option (tallest final drive) is in the older Suzuki Swift 1.3 SOHC cars.

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've looked into and considered the the taller final drive of the 1.3, a bit concerned that in Utah I often have to climb and that I would find myself down shifting so often that it wouldn't be a benefit.

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