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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 1:19 am 
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Found a 1989 Suzuki Swift GTi today on Craigslist. Guy wanted $500 for it and I emailed him and had to wait a terrifying 15 hours before he responded to me by phone. During this time I had a fear that every other Teamswifter was sinking their claws into this one. Anyways, after three emails later, the guy called me and said that he was checking ALL his emails on the car and since I was local he called me. I asked him if I could run up tonight and look at the car and he said sure. I haven't driven my SVT Focus that fast in a long time and a normal 40 minute trip took me 23 minutes! When I got there I saw the most beautiful SSGTi that I have ever seen because I knew then and there that she was mine. All's I had to do was talk to the owner. :lol: After the introductions, I started to ask the serious questions about if she ran and what generally was wrong with her. After all, the body had only scratches in the paint and no dents! The guy went and got the key and started her up right away! :lol: I heard a small belt squeel and he started saying that a mechanic had told him that it needed a new clutch and cv axle and so on and so forth and it would cost him an arm and a leg to fix. Looked the car over and she had just beauty wrinkles for a girl her age. Asked the poor guy what was the bottom line and he said $350!!!!!!! :lol: I've never parted with $350 so fast in my life. So, moral of the story is: Don't go out and buy a GS/GA and then buy a ton of clone crap to make a GT/GTi. Wait for the poor guy who gets rid of his 30 miles a day commuter car and buy it before he realizes you just stole it from him legally.

PS: Will be selling a ton of clone crap and one 1994 GS/GA soon.
PSS: Pics to follow.

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You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

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1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 1:34 am 
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that is awesome, you need to get some pics up!

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 1:44 am 
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 1:44 pm 
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Man if I would of seen that Gti I would of been there real quick. I bought my 94 Gt off craigslist in washington for 250 all original but It needs a motor rebuild. Ive been wanting an 89 for a while now.

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 1:57 pm 
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Whats the difference between a regular GTi and a SSGTi?

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 3:14 pm 
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Will be posting pics soon. Also get my seats back from the upholstery shop today and can't wait to put them in.

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

t3ragtop wrote:
this site is very much different than most others. we try hard to make it very friendly, useful, and accurate.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 3:52 pm 
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Jeff@TireBalls wrote:
Whats the difference between a regular GTi and a SSGTi?

lol what

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 5:30 pm 
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Man if I would of seen that Gti I would of been there real quick. I bought my 94 Gt off craigslist in washington for 250 all original but It needs a motor rebuild. Ive been wanting an 89 for a while now.

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YOU WHAT ???
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OH Aaron I'm so pissed at you for posting that......
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then I remebered the last GTI i bought was out of portland ....SO were even....LOL
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the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
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I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 6:13 pm 
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lol, think you two can negociate still?

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 6:32 pm 
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swift13b wrote:
Jeff@TireBalls wrote:
Whats the difference between a regular GTi and a SSGTi?

lol what


What part of my question don't you understand?

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 10:16 pm 
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Jeff@TireBalls wrote:
swift13b wrote:
Jeff@TireBalls wrote:
Whats the difference between a regular GTi and a SSGTi?

lol what


What part of my question don't you understand?

Suzuki Swift GTi vs suzuki swift gti

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

t3ragtop wrote:
this site is very much different than most others. we try hard to make it very friendly, useful, and accurate.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 10:29 pm 
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I see, thanks!

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 10:44 pm 
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beatswift wrote:
Man if I would of seen that Gti I would of been there real quick. I bought my 94 Gt off craigslist in washington for 250 all original but It needs a motor rebuild. Ive been wanting an 89 for a while now.


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Gottsta outrun the SVT. I think she was just as excited to run as I was to see the GTi. The SVT has been stored for a year now since I was in Iraq, now she's uncaged. If you look at the one for sale in Reno, mine looks like that. I have looked the car over and she needs a cv axle on the passenger side and a new throwout bearing.

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

t3ragtop wrote:
this site is very much different than most others. we try hard to make it very friendly, useful, and accurate.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 1:12 pm 
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Lol Jaguarvettesandsprints I guess we are even :D think we can still be freinds?/// My neigbor used to have an svt focus I would hang to it. but ive ridden in the svt and its a fun car but I love my gt. someday ill have to come check out your 89 in person.
Aaron

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 2:51 pm 
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Beatswift: you are more than welcome. I would like to show off the collection. Was reading a thread about a meet somewhere in either northern WA or the Vancouver, BC area. Can't wait for that to happen wherever it happens. Maybe do a local Northwest run?

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

t3ragtop wrote:
this site is very much different than most others. we try hard to make it very friendly, useful, and accurate.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 6:10 pm 
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Pics are up!!!!!!!

THNX Superf1y

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

t3ragtop wrote:
this site is very much different than most others. we try hard to make it very friendly, useful, and accurate.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 1:32 am 
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Update: 113,534 ORIGINAL MILES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She has everything all original to include the "Suzuki by KENWOOD" stereo. I received all the maintenance records for the car as well. I had to run back up to the guy to get him to sign the title in the right block and he said he found more paperwork for the car and he gave me the Original Paperwork from the dealership. He revised his commute by saying he drove the car 15 miles round trip 4 days a week to work. The main problems I'm finding are from not maintaining the car and from it not being driven like she was made for. I will take more pics of her tommorow. I will probably be busy putting new parts in her interior ie: Newly Upholstered CRX seats and my new carpet from ACC. I am going to transfer all items from the GTi to the GA. My new Pioneer is going in her and the stereo (OEM) will go in the GA.

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

t3ragtop wrote:
this site is very much different than most others. we try hard to make it very friendly, useful, and accurate.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 1:40 am 
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epic win for you my freind! car looks awesome :P


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 10:26 am 
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SSSSHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sneeking up on a rascally "vert right now. If I flinch she might run away. They are very hard to hunt. I have been stalking this one for at least three years and it looks like shes ripe for the pickin'. I've tried to coax her with promises of love, a wax job and new parts. I actually petted her once but she ran away soooooo fast. I know she's worth some money 'cause she's all there. If I play my card's right she will be the newest addition.

SSSSHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She's really leery of other teamswifters for fear of being "sold".

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

t3ragtop wrote:
this site is very much different than most others. we try hard to make it very friendly, useful, and accurate.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 10:35 am 
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lol

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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 2:25 pm 
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A northwest run would be good, ill come check out your collection any time. :D Im hunting for a vert I know where several are at im just waiting until i have the cash :cry:

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 2:58 am 
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More Pics are up. CHECK OUT THE CRX SEATS 8)

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

t3ragtop wrote:
this site is very much different than most others. we try hard to make it very friendly, useful, and accurate.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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Sweet. 8)

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 10:22 am 
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Got busy and put my front/rear turbine tech strut braces on. Also put the underbody brace on. I also found these at the local dealer:
Sport Pedal Kit
Part #990B0-32007
They are a perfect fit. I will post pics soon. In the mean time see the pics of the braces. The GTi will soon be carving corners better than the SVT Focus.

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

t3ragtop wrote:
this site is very much different than most others. we try hard to make it very friendly, useful, and accurate.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 11:28 am 
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Is it the red one in your album?

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1989-GTi: 3Tech 210/340 Cams,Cultus IM, B&G springs, TD04L turbo, Apexi SAFC, Suzukird UD pulley, Circuitse7en dual boost controller, AEM wideband, AEM water / meth injection kit, HKS bov.
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