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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki Wagon R Project
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:08 pm 
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Soooo the wheels were bugging me, new tyres were needed and the bolts were a pain, while looking for tyres i stumbled across a set of alloys i couldn't turn down.

Rota grids, a personal favorite wheel of mine. 4 Nearly new matching tires, normal wheel nuts and for a great price, so this happened :)

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The rotas are 16x7 with an (et 38 i think)
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New wheels on the right

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And a picture taken on a potato to show them on the car :D

Needless to say im much happier now, the smaller profile 195/45 tyre should make acceleration more responsive and stop the scrubbing as well :)


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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki Wagon R Project
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:49 pm 
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They sit very well on that, in my opinion. Now lower the car by 30mm and it'll look well wikkid, innit ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki Wagon R Project
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:36 pm 
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Wagon had to go unfortunately :( was upsetting, even the scrap guy said he was surprised nobody wanted it :(


No way man, I loved that little Wagon :doh Quite gutted to hear that

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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki Wagon R Project
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:34 am 
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KlingKlangMan wrote:
They sit very well on that, in my opinion. Now lower the car by 30mm and it'll look well wikkid, innit ;)

Lowering springs are next on the list :)
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Wagon had to go unfortunately :( was upsetting, even the scrap guy said he was surprised nobody wanted it :(


No way man, I loved that little Wagon :doh Quite gutted to hear that


Cheers man was sad to see her go too, would of loved to keep it as a project but didn't have the funds. And nobody else would take her on :(


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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki Wagon R Project
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:51 pm 
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I'm a more of a tidy rat person but there was something about that little car :sadness

Its alright saying it but... i'd of had it if i'd have known :rolleyes

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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki Wagon R Project
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:35 pm 
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Nat (Shaggy) wrote:
I'm a more of a tidy rat person but there was something about that little car :sadness

Its alright saying it but... i'd of had it if i'd have known :rolleyes


If only you would of saw the thread earlier dude only asked for £100. She's in the big ol scrap yard in the sky now :'( may she Rust in Peace :yarly


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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki Wagon R Project
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:47 pm 
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So been pretty busy with the little Ignis. Oil and filter changed, coolant changed, air filter cleaned (I cant believe how dirty it was)

Had a friend of mine get it up on the ramps, says its really solid! But while he was there spotted the lower ball joint was knackered (Which explains the knocking) and said he had never seen brakes as bad as mine :P

Only got a couple of pics, but here we are:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:51 pm 
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Also changed out my wheel, heres a couple pics along the way of how i got the horn etc wired up and what i had to take off. Used a 2.2 ohm resistor to stop the airbag light coming on, can go into more detail if people are interested :)

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and some pics of my lovely install :D :
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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki Wagon R R.I.P / Ignis Sport
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:22 pm 
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Sad to see the Wagon go, was a favourite of mine, Loving this Ignis though!

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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki Wagon R R.I.P / Ignis Sport
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:42 pm 
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I did the same on my Micra, but it was held together with cable ties and magnet wire :)

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 12:38 pm 
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Soooo got plans to upgrade the ignis slowly but surely, reinforced topmounts are being imported as they are prone to failure and i have polybushes for the front ARB to install which i will cover next:

Heres the old bush:
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And as we know nothing is ever easy, snapped a bolt, had to remove the whole section in order to drill it out:
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Replacing the snapped bolt with a locking nut and bolt
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And in goes the new ones!
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A day later and my 15 min job is done! :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 12:39 pm 
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Also front end pic of the car as im not sure if iv posted one yet?
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 9:21 pm 
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What did you use to yellow your lights? Looks awesome :tu

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 9:34 pm 
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What did you use to yellow your lights? Looks awesome :tu

Cheers man. Just used cheap film from eBay. Put it on using water then squeeze it all out and it dries on :)


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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki Wagon R R.I.P / Ignis Sport
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:51 pm 
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So getting a few more bits up together, performance and style are key ;)

So began to tidy the engine bay (which is not my strong point) Relocated the charcoal canister and started to colour coordinate it :) Thinking an oil catch can will be next along with battery relocate :)

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On the performance side i hace imported uprated top mounts as these commonly fail with lowering springs, 30mm lowering springs to lower ride height and stiffen the suspension. Also have a spare panhard rod which i will be made adjustable with a part i ordered from Rally Design :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:49 pm 
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So got my panhard made up then sprayed it today to match the car! (Even though it was raining) Not iv got everything ready to go, just need a full day and some nice weather to get it done! :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:41 pm 
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So adjustable pan-hard rod, uprated top mounts and lowering springs finally fitted! Didn't get many pictures as struggled all day with seized bolts! Managed to get everything freed up though so wasn't all that bad :D

Out with the old in with the new ;)
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Have also just purchased wind deflectors and i am planning a battery relocate and charcoal canister delete, along with possibly removing the aircon, so more pics to come soon :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:28 pm 
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So not a lot has happened recently, general maintenance etc. Replaced my drilled ARB mount from under the car as it was knocking, problem solved.

My horn fix was making a scraping noise so thats been fixed!

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And who can resist new wheels! Only slightly more aggressive fitment :P

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They are Mims 15x7 et13

Will get better pictures when i decide to brave this terrible weather


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:17 pm 
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So after looking through my phone i realised iv missed out some crucial steps of the build!

Pictures of the panhard rod when it was fitted, along with a stainless steel centre exit exhaust:
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Mandatory cleaning shot (Lost from summer last year):
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And a rare suzuki sport strut brace colour coordinated to go with my black and yellow theme, along with the few engine bay bits :)
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I feel the lowering springs and strut brace really make a difference to the handling, they have definitely improved, although it can be 'crashy' at times it feels a lot more comfortable around corners, much more planted


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:25 am 
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Hi mate, sorry to rake up your Wagon R again. I've got a mk1 Wagon R and an Agila. How much modification work was involved in lowering it using the Corsa/Golf parts?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:39 pm 
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So things got a little serious recently! Finally gave in and bought coil overs!

Ordered -70mm for the rear but was to much of a drop, so had to make platforms for the springs, but real pleased with the result:

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De wiper on the rear! (the JDM way)

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Engine bay heat shield!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:44 pm 
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Sooooo the coilovers have adjustable damping, still trying to dial this in! Having some scrubbing issues at the moment, sooooooooo, this happened!

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Update to come once my (plastic) arches are cut and they are on :D

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Jap plates for extra JDM points

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