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    Default Suzuki Swift, Ride Height

    Salaam everyone.

    I recently bought a Suzuki Swift and i love how it drives and looks.
    However, the rise at the front is something i dont like. The rear part is fine, but from the front two tyres the car is extraordinarily high, so much so that even the 15inch alloys and tyres start looking small. This is a problem common in the locally manufactured one, while the imported one is normal.
    Upon questioning, showroom owners say that this is part of the "design" to give the car a "chopper style" look.

    I dont like it. Is there some way i can lower the car from the front? Kindly provide details as well, as in the method and its advantages and disadvantages.

    Thank You


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    import some lowering springs,
    or get some 18s
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    If it aint giving you problems related to driving and handling, i suggest you keep it that way for some time. Its new, so dont void the warranty. But then, its my way of thinking, you may differ with me on that.
    BTW, Congrats on the new purchase. You may wanna post some pics.

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    thanks, both of u.
    @illdude: any idea about the cost, and installation time?

    @fouad: differing is no problem sir. Opinion matters
    i'll try and get some pics

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    In case you wanna seriously indulge into the lowering business, then check out some lowering springs as iLLDuDe786 suggested. Tyre size and profile are ideal as far as handling and comfort are concerned.

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    lowering springs is the only solution (Y)
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    im glad finaly somebody noticed it. it seriusly luks kinda odd,

    "sb kuch theek hai agge se mun khool k its standing", mayb they did it to the Pakistani trim to increase ride height
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    Walikum salaam.
    A better solution / option in my opinion is to go for 185/'55'/15 tires at the front. This is the size that came in stock in my Steermatic.
    You'll get a 9 mm decrease in height without any major mod to your new vehicle. Also, more torque / better acceleration are guaranteed. Speedo throw off would be minimal i.e. 1.9% only.
    Good luck.

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    ^ he doesnt needs a height increse. hes asking y is it higher in the front
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    i bet it doesn't look as odd if two ppl sit at front..
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    I'm no expert here and am trying to educate myself, so the question is:

    Should ruhail modify/decrease the existing front springs or buy new ones if in case the only solution is to lower the springs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLLDuDe786 View Post
    i bet it doesn't look as odd if two ppl sit at front..
    it still does, the front passenger sit in the middle, its lifted at the engines end, ive seen a Jap swift roaming around khi streets, it seemed okay, but some how the local one seems to have a cng cylinder in the boot making it rise from the front end
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    only solution is low springs at front shoks only

    not available in market now, but soon available.


    also, dont ever cut the orignal spring.......many people suggest me to cut 1 ring of front spring..but i didnt................
    bcoz.. car l never balanced and results roll over at high speed

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    fouadbakht got the question exactly right.

    Agree with u, chinyoti. I've seen the Jap Swift, usually in very loud colours :p and they're all normal, straight ride.
    The paki one is indeed higher from the front, and i believe it was to give it better ground clearance, since there are many places where my friend's vitz hits obstacles but the swift goes over easily.
    However, these are very rare, and i'd rather have better looks.

    Plus, people sitting does not improve the situation, and even if it did, i am a lone driver and it wouldn't be viable for me. Another thing is the extreme lowering of the car from the back if two people sit in the BACK, which is very VERY ugly. :p

    @muhammadph: ur suggestion seems ok, but i think 9mm is negligible plus the difference is between the tyre and the body and i think smaller tyres would increase it. :s

    so yes, as fouad said, my question is, how do i lower it in the safest possible way, from where, and how much it will cost me?


    Thank you all for your replies

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    Lower it all around by 40mm.
    This will be the best thing.
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    how? from where? for how much?

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    it wont be long until these lowering springs will be available in market

    i would recomend you to lower it all around, coz lowering it in the front might make it look like you've inserted cng packing at the rear, (rear will look high after alteration)
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    ok. thanks

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