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Old 01-18-2016, 10:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Not wasting time and money on horsepower that's hidden behind an anchormatic.

A lightweight car with a manual is a hoot because none of its horses are wasted on beating ATF into submission or hauling needless steel.
To be honest I really like the way the swift feels, it can move when it needs to but it is also nice and light

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Old 01-19-2016, 08:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah, cars went wrong with continual escalation. Taking a fun little British convertible and dropping a V-8 in it is cool. Strengthening the frame and beefing up the suspension only makes sense at that point. And you know, the seat isn't all that comfortable. After a few iterations you have one of those pathetic barges with huge horsepower numbers that can't get out of its own way.
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I have to agree with you, at some point it becomes to much, but with all of the safety regulations now a comparable yew car tips the scales at 650 pounds more while making on 30 more hp, if that.

That said I do like the boat that is my mustang😀
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As far as Mods, I plan on blocking the grille and installing a kill switch for some good old EOC, as well as forming a partial kammback (I think I spelled that right)
Installing a engine kill switch will kill your transmission

You can't EOC (engine off coast) with a automatic transmission. The engine needs to be running in order to supply ATF from the internal pump to all the rotating parts so they don't burn up from lack of lubrication.

Automatic Transmission Pumps: The Heart Of Your Transmission


You can however EOC (engine on coast) and still get great MPG numbers.


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Installing a engine kill switch will kill your transmission

You can't EOC (engine off coast) with a automatic transmission. The engine needs to be running in order to supply ATF from the internal pump to all the rotating parts so they don't burn up from lack of lubrication.

Automatic Transmission Pumps: The Heart Of Your Transmission


You can however EOC (engine on coast) and still get great MPG numbers.



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I'm not going to install a kill switch on my mustang (automatic) mainly because I'm not going to Eco mod it much more. I am going to install it on my swift (manual) though 😜
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My bad...

With all the talk of beating ATF to submission, I assumed the Swift had a auto trans.

Using a kill switch with a manual works great. While your at it, install a remote start button as well.


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How did you wire your start button? I've been wanting to do that for a while and I just haven't bothered looking up the wiring diagrams.
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How did you wire your start button? I've been wanting to do that for a while and I just haven't bothered looking up the wiring diagrams.
12v power source from the fuse box to a two pole push button switch, then to the terminal on the solenoid that energizes the starter .

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Here is a pic of the swift. I plan on getting the outside painted or something once I fix the other more pressing issues
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How's the Swift going? I only see the one tank logged so far.

We've had a few members with these 1.3L drivetrains, and they can do very well in the right hands.

You should focus on drag reduction and rolling resistance reduction. Being both lightweight and draggy, these things do NOT coast very far in stock form, and increasing your coasting distances will make a big difference.

- Block as much grille as you can (you do have a ScanGauge or equivalent to monitor it?)
- Kammback is a good idea
- air dam and/or belly pan
- smooth wheel covers
- passenger mirror delete/interior convex replacement
- tire pressure

There's lots more of course.

Oh, and belated welcome to the forum!

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