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    Default Suzuki Swift BSB - The build

    Hello from Romania!

    This is my Suzuki Swift 1.3 GS from 2008 [ GS is the Full Option version of the Swift ].

    Bought from new and now ruined as the parents like to think of it

    Sunday was her Birthday, 4 years since we have her in the family ... almost 50.000 Km and not a single problem with it.

    Timeline Jan 2008 :















    Will post more pictures with all the steps.

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    Timeline : Oct. 2008 Debadged look + Wheel test 16" 9J Et 15

    Didn't want to do much things to the car as it was driven by the lady and I was caught with my ex Golf Mk2 project [ never saw the day of light ] so after 10 months I decided to drop the rear badges and see what type of PCD does it have 4x100 or 4x114.3 as the old model had. Cleared things up ... she has 4x100 this means I can easily find some wheels for her.









    Timeline : Jan 2009 - Happy Birthday present

    1 year passed now, I've done in December the roof and mirror covers in glossy black but didn't took pictures of it, so having the Mk2 at the paint shop I decided I'd go on with this build. Always wanted a Bad Boy Look so I called my friend from Ghetto Tuning and started the work on it. Here's what came out of it :

















    Last edited by razak; 01-10-2012 at 07:16 AM.

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    Timeline : Apr. 2009 - Joey Mode DIY Headlights + Tinted Windows

    A friend offered to sell his old headlights so I thought I could try to Joey mode them, gave it a go knowing that all I can do is ruing them and not the ones on the car.

    Here's what came out of it :
















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    Timeline : Jul 2009 - Suzuki Swift Sport steering wheel

    The little bastard arrived from UK after 3 weeks of waiting, eBay was looking like a gold mine for me!



    Steering Wheel on :



    Stock steering wheel :



    I can't even imagine now going back to the stock one

    Timeline : Aug. 2009 - Suzuki Swift Sport Mp3 player

    Also spotted on eBay so I couldn't resist and bought it. No performance differences, just looks.

    The stock one :



    New one :


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    Timeline : Sep 2009 - Suzuki Swift OEM roof spoiler

    Had it in the house for about 9 months I finally got around to paint it and fix it on the car.



    Timeline : Sep 2009 Full respray - Part 1

    I didn't enjoy the roof spoiler not even for a week when I had a small accident. I was driving the car on the road and got to see a football dropping on the hood and making a nice dent in it ... I did had some small dents on the body but nothing major. Here it is ... full respray with 10 days to go till the National meeting of Suzuki Owners in Romania.


















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    Timeline : Sep 2009 - Putting the car back together

    Custom made DIY Projectors headlights + Suzuki Swift Sport front & rear bumper

    The guy in the picture is me As the guys from the dealership used to say ... the only customer that does it himself





















    Still a lot of work to be done and less than 3 days till the meeting, the race was on!

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    Timeline : Sep 2009 - Car almost in one piece

    As low as a 4x4 on a lift kit ... damn I didn't get the order of doing things right












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    Timeline : Sep 2009 - Custom rear exhaust

    I wanted to go OEM on the exhaust so I bought one, didn't took into consideration the fact that the Sport version of the Swift misses the spare wheel ... so ... didn't fit and had to improvise.















    A movie of the exhaust :

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJuX7C1m26w"]Suzuki Swift Exhaust - Member of MySwift.Ro - YouTube[/ame]

    2 days left till the meeting , I solved the exhaust problem , now I was left with one thing to do ...

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    props for your work

    how come the wheels didn't make it on?

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    Timeline - Sep 2009 Apex -45 XLOW Springs

    Should have done this first

    Before :



    After :



    End result :











    @P78

    They were not mine, I just used them as a test. At that time I spent 1000$ on getting some BBS RM for the Golf ... in the end I will put them on the Swift

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    Nice progress, well done!!

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    I was expecting the old shape Swift, but I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this. I like what you've done with it! Just needs wheels and lows!

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    Liked the projector lights, but damn, this thing needs lowz and wheels...

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    Thank You guys!

    I know it needs more drop and when I look back I realize I've done many things in the wrong order. If you ask me now I would go first for wheels and suspension then the rest of the body work [ order applied to the New Beetle that my lady drives now ].

    To carry on with the build, I've done nothing major until the end of the year, just drove it on those silly 15" Oem wheels and enjoying some money in the back pocket.

    In 2010, march I went crazy when I saw a listing on ebay for a brand new Swift Sport interior that Monster Sport Europe was selling. Managed to win the auction and got myself a bargain!

    Timeline - Mar 2010

    Suzuki Swift Sport interior













    To see the difference here are some pictures :

    a. Stock interior :



    b. Sport interior :



    If I was at the garage , we couldn't postpone the trunk lip any more so Ghetto Tuning made this custom trunk lip












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    Timeline - Apr 2010 Swift Sport taillights

    Found them in Germany on Ebay and really wanted them for a long time, bought them from someone that swapped them for some crappy lexus style ones ... I didn't took into consideration the wiring loom, it was different on the Sport so I had to wait another 2 weeks for the harness to arrive from the dealership.

    If it was worth it, I think so It's a big difference between them

    Swift Sport vs Swift





    All done :





    Working order :









    The Sport version had chromed rings on the speedometer, nobody produced those for the Swift so here it was my new toy for the car : New Suzuki Swift Sport speedometer





    Crappy part was that no dealership here in Romania can write them with the correct mileage, so now I'm 27.000 Km behind.

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    This is awesome. Great work so far!
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    To be honest when I saw the first picture I kind of shook my head. This transformation has been really cool. I cant wait to see it with the wheels on.

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    Timeline - Sep 2010

    DIY Door cards trim in red material

    Took me a couple of months to recover after the expense with the interior, shipping cost was a surprise and it was more expensive than the interior itself so this hurt a little ... but when you can't source parts in your country you have to go abroad!





    TSW Hockenheim R 17" 7.5J Et35 on Falken Ziex 912 195/40/17 & Suzuki Swift Sport S-limited sideskirts

    Bought the wheels on march but it took me some time to refurbish them and to find the tires. First wanted some second hand ones because I wanted to go stretch and had camber in my mind so would ruin them and they don't come cheap new ... as usual ended up buying them new.

    Also added the Swift Sport S-Limited sideskirts color coded to the bumper corners and rear bumper diffuser.

    A little photo session I've done :


















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    this is actually pretty cool. my only real gripe with it is the trunk extension part, the body line is super wavy... that would bother me every time i walked up to it! i was super skeptical about the hood, but once you put the projectors on it, i LOVED it.

    i can't wait to see how this car ends up


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    WOW, Love it! amazing work.

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    looks great

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    Looks great!

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    Thank you all!

    The trunk lip is a thing of **** it or love it. It's not difficult to remove, can go back to just shaved one if I want

    To carry on with the build :

    Timeline - Oct 2010 - MySwift.Ro 1 Year Party!

    Together with one friend we made MySwift.Ro, a forum dedicated tot the Suzuki Swift in Romania. Here is my look for the 1 year party

    Thule roof rack + G3 Arjes 320 painted to match the car and added the Swift logo instead of the ARJES 320 one.




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    Timeline - Dec 2010 - Winter Setup Art 16" 7J Et35 on Pirelli Snowsport 195/45/16 + Shaved front bumper after a small accident [ Hit and Run ! Romanian Style! ]








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    Timeline - Feb 2011 - Shave bumper on , more like it now




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