View Full Version : Eitlob's 09 Swift Sport

30-01-11, 02:02 AM
Hey all, here's my Swift I dubbed "Ziggy":

Day 1

A new custom front end paint job after having a small accident.

Narva Platinum 4300K headlight globes (http://www.narva.com.au/products/browse/performance-globes#anchor4) went in.

Got some kanji made up for the fenders. It reads 'to discard anger', which is what the meaning of the name Ziggy means. I couldn't get Ziggy translated directly.

DIY installed some red LED brake lights strips under the dash & rear seats. Its rigged to the drivers door switch, so they only turn on when the drivers door is open or via a switch down near the bonnet release when the doors are closed.. you know for some interior brothel mood lighting :P

Swapped out the OEM knob for a Suzuki Sport ball type. From this angle you can also see where the LED lights were mounted.
Here's size comparison. The Suzuki Sport one is hard smooth plastic and at least half the weight of the stock knob. Its really given it a more mechanical feel when throwing it into gears.

And a few Kamen Rider bobbly dash friends.
Oh and of course Domo :D

I don't plan to do any mechanical mods, I just want to make it my own and separate it from the rest.

Future mods:
Replica Scrit spoiler on its way.... :D

Wheels: Waiting for the rubber to wear out and I'll up the stock 16's to 17's.. Unsure on rims yet. I'd love a set of Work XT7s or SSR Type C's in grey/gunmetal.. But their price might be too much.. Gmax Drift 6's seem pretty good.. or Tenzo DC6v1's..

31-01-11, 10:56 PM
hey phil lookin good

Mr. Focus
01-02-11, 12:04 PM
Wassup Phil! Welcome to JDMST. Good to see another swift owner lurking around here too

01-02-11, 04:20 PM
Hey lads,

Yeah I lurk enough on here, I thought I'd may as well join :P

04-02-11, 03:40 AM
Love the domokun! haha

20-02-11, 11:59 AM
Replica Scrit spoiler


21-02-11, 10:45 PM
I like! :D

04-09-11, 09:35 PM
A couple of updated photos from a recent meet..


Those are Work XD7s 17x7 +42 wrapped in Falken ZIEX ZE912 205/40. Should have got 215s for the extra bulge.

Also more recently started some reppin':

and moar domo:

04-09-11, 10:13 PM
Good to see you join jdmst here, phil!

05-09-11, 07:25 PM
Looking good =)

05-09-11, 07:53 PM
I like the paint work on the front end, looks tight!

05-09-11, 09:02 PM
loos good, but needs more low :)

05-09-11, 09:49 PM
Thanks all.

Yeah would look great if I dumped it, but as a daily, its firm and low enough for me :)

24-11-11, 11:22 PM
Did this today:

and also this for lolz:

24-11-11, 11:28 PM
nice build thread.

26-11-11, 09:41 AM
You've obviously went for a Golf Gti Mk5 look

Yeah I get that a lot, I can see the similarities, but it's not intentional.
Thanks for your input, but I think thats it for the exterior. I'm pretty content with it. It's sublty different.

10-12-11, 05:12 PM
Spot the difference :D

It was fairly easy to install. A couple bolts/nuts and a reconfigured spine and it was done in about an hour.
I removed the whole unit as it was easier to change the peddle out of the car. Had to take a white plastic air vent out as well so the whole unit could get out of the tight space.

Also cleaned up the plug cover and gave it a coat of primer.. The metal sleeves where the bolts go just pop out too, so that's handy.

I was thinking of having a bunch of tentacles drawn on the plug cover, but after a bit of playing around in photoshop and scribbling on paper, I couldn't get anything that looked decent.

So I think I'm going to go with the rising sun flag. With the sun centred where the oil cap is and the rays radiating from there, like this:

15-12-11, 05:14 PM
A little somethin :D


16-12-11, 01:04 AM
nice car man, nice mods.

love the roccer cover :P

09-09-12, 06:55 PM
So an overdue update:
Badge-less grille
Suzuki Sport cluster garnish
Not a huge fan of carbon fibre-ing things.. but this little splash is nice. Was going to try get it remade in red.. but I couldn't be bothered.
Fairly easy to do. Dash just pops off, and cluster is held by 2 screws and 2 clips. Then the plastic cover just unclips. I did it inside the car without disconnecting the cluster.
Make sure you have an anti static lint free cloth handy when you're re-attaching the clear cover. DUST IS A BITCH.

Cusco additional rear sway bay
It helps if you have a ramp or a hoist.. Not a lot of room under there. Pulled my shoulder in a weird way, smacked my chin on the tow hook and everything aches from contorting myself to tighten the bolts.
Blue sway bar is blue.
The only label on it.
The inducted understeer is a bit fun in the corners..

Got my hands on an unused rocker cover:
Add a few hours of paint stripping,sanding,dremelling:
Took it to Hi Octane Performance Coatings (http://www.performancecoating.com.au/) in Rydalmere (found them at motorex),
And this happened:

The colour is called 'Desert Knight' Its black with a fine wrinkle effect.

I think it looks maaad. Had to retap the plug cover & lead holes as they were painted over.. Think it was a 6x1.0mm tap..

Was fairly easy to do. Probably didn't need to sand it as much as I did, but if you were going for a high gloss powder coat you would need to. Definately get yourself a Dremel. One of the most handy tools to have. Took out all the seem line and imperfections and could get into the nooks and crannies your hands can't get too.
The hardest bit was getting that rubber bung back in.

Got myself another set of bolts, so I'll be getting around to painting them red I think. Just a splash of colour amongst all the black.

Also thanks to ebay got the whole set of the Kamen Rider Kokeshi-men so now there's a whole lotta wobble :D

10-09-12, 01:47 AM
Car looks sweet man! Love that rising sun plug cover!

10-09-12, 02:05 PM
Thanks dude

Mr. Watanabe
10-09-12, 02:26 PM
Sweet ride dude, just got a sport myself and loving it! I may be wrong but haven't i seen your car on the SwiftFive forums?

10-09-12, 03:10 PM
Ye thats him, im actually the owner (soon to be formal owner of S5). Looks good Phil, but you never told me you got the suzuki sport carbon cluster trim lol

10-09-12, 08:29 PM
Sweet ride dude, just got a sport myself and loving it! I may be wrong but haven't i seen your car on the SwiftFive forums?

YEP :D That's me.

@Kez - Usually I mention all these things.. I've had it since we went to lazer tag I think.. I remember showing Reed..

10-09-12, 09:11 PM

Mr. Watanabe
14-09-12, 03:05 PM
YEP :D That's me.

@Kez - Usually I mention all these things.. I've had it since we went to lazer tag I think.. I remember showing Reed..

I thought it was you! Well the same car anyhow, my vision isn't going bad after all!

16-06-13, 07:22 PM
Man, haven't been here in awhile..
Go build catchup picture dump!
Got these hard to find corner lips.
They're not greddy, they're not HKS.. I don't know what they are. I've seen them in the Swift Hyper Rev and on a silver Swift in the UK and I love them. But I struggled to find a supplier.
A bunch of goodies from Yahoo Auctions via Jesse:
Monster Sport tail pipes:
Obabke wheel thief sticker swag
Annnnnd these :D

Needed another cap for one of my headlights so reproducted one:
Doing things:
A few bubbles got caught in the undercut, but it doesn't affect it.

Bench test of converting projector jap wiring:


Plus a whole bunch of sticker swag:
Silver Downshiftaus logo & G-corporation Obake Wheel Thief
Shirtstuckenin's blue 'Yuki chan N/A is best' & Circuit Souls Victory Glove
ANNNNND I got rid of one of my kanji sayings on the passenger side to put in Circuit Souls running Kawaii Bosozuko guy. Its a limited run and I got number 1 of 60. MAAAAD.

Not quite sure what to do from here. Maybe some low.. but it does scrape at stock height.. Want to fix up the rash and chunks out of my XT7's.. and need new rubber so will prob opt for the wider 215 or 225..
I ditched the red pinstripe around the grille, might slap a dark grey wrap on the bonnet..
But Im pretty happy with how it is at the moment.

17-06-13, 10:00 AM
Nice ride man, saw this at a Fox Studios meet a while ago. Question for you, where abouts did you find your Script Spoiler? Some Googling doesn't turn up much apart from eBay rubbish.

17-06-13, 01:56 PM
I dig this Swift so much! I really miss mine, was the best daily

17-06-13, 02:37 PM
awesome sop far....

turbo it.....

you know you want to....

18-06-13, 12:02 AM
Nice ride man, saw this at a Fox Studios meet a while ago. Question for you, where abouts did you find your Script Spoiler? Some Googling doesn't turn up much apart from eBay rubbish.
Thanks. Its unfortunately a copy, which I got through some guy who knew some guy, who I unfortunately don't know anymore :/ A couple Swifties ordered a few things like 3 years ago. A group buy to save on shipping. So that's not a lot of help to you.. But you could get a legit one direct from Scrit (http://scrit.shop-pro.jp/?pid=21838986) via Jesse Streeter I guess.

I love it. Probably one of the best looking spoilers for the Swift.

I dig this Swift so much! I really miss mine, was the best daily
I hear that a lot hey. It's why I'll keep this as long as I can. I love it.

awesome sop far....

turbo it.....

you know you want to....
Haha Its 'powerful' enough for what I use it for, but if I did I'd probably rather go down the supercharge path as it'll increase low end torque over top end power, which seems more useful to me.

11-08-13, 07:21 PM
Okay so a couple things and a long post so buckle in.

Got myself a cusco front strut bar.
Was an absolute pain to install. Well most of it IS pretty straight forward.
Remove everything.
Wiper arms, plastic cover, wiper arm motor & metal cowl. If you want your wipers to fall in the same place as before, mark where they sit on the windscreen with a bit of masking tape or if your like me, just have a really dirty windscreen and use the line of dirt as your guide.

Dismantle your strut and bolt on your ends:
The passenger side was the 'easiest'. Lots of room.
The drivers side not so much. Brake fluid bottle and ABS system just making the whole thing awkward.

The hard bit is that bottom bolt. There are 3 on the top which are no problem, but that 4th one you have to put in through from under the wheel arch. Is it easily accessible? OF COURSE NOT.
Ideally I would have removed the front shocks, but I didn't have the facilities to do so, so I improvised. I jacked the car up to expand the springs to give me as much working room as possible then I stuck the bolt on the end of a screw driver with a bit of tape, then a sore back, many many swear words, a few cuts and literally a couple hours later I got the bolts in.

Did a happy dance then but the bar on.

Then everything else went back on

You can see on this pic the clip that holds the wiper motor wire, that used to clip into the hole between the two mount points. It's just tucked under and pushed into the top slot of that white clip that holds the ABS tubing.
I had to move my JDM protector relays back a bit too:

It feels great throwing into corners and compliments my rear sway nicely.

Then today I put in the genuine bluetooth kit.
You have to remove the top and bottom pieces dash surrounding the steering wheel, the glove box, side pillar and pop out the radio.
The dash surrounds is easy.. just carefully yank it off, starting with the bottom piece.
Then the side pillar. Pull of the door arc rubber seal then I started to worry about setting off the airbag..
I always thought this SRS patch on the side pillar was where an airbag was.. BUT its just a cap to cover a screw hole, so have a peek from the inside and pop out the cap, unscrew then yank the side pillar off:
The radio was the hardest thing to remove.. there are two screws on either side then there's a whole lot of clips everywhere. the middle vent piece actually unclipped with my radio when I finally got it.
Its then a matter of feeding wires and plugging things in.
There's a harness which adds onto the existing plug:
Which then feeds to the module which is just double sided taped down:
..and also of to the bluetooth control, which you feed over the steering and up the side, which is also taped:
While I was at it, my new phone car holder has a really long charger cable so I fed that up out the pillar too where my phone is. So now I don't have any annoying cables anywhere:

I was also going to run an aux cable with the charger cable, but the bluetooth kit can also feed music to the stereo, which is fantastic, but makes my DIY AUX input pretty much obsolete now.

Once you pair it up it says this:

Its then just a matter of hitting the phone button to answer and hang up.. Pretty nifty.

I'm still going to try splice my DIY AUX on the bluetooth harness, just so if a passenger wants to plug their phone in or perhaps I can plug my mp3 into.. but I think I need to add a diode to the circuit so it won't feedback and damage the bluetooth module.. but we'll see.

I highly recommend both mods.

08-09-13, 10:13 PM
I got my bonnet wrapped:
This is the stages of it: prepping by removing bonnet protector, glass fibre heat-shield and water nozzles, then giving it a good clean, wrapped, then replacing all the bits.

Wrapping is a pain and needs a bit of TLC.

Cost me $210 just for the materials and got it done by a mate of a mates.
Unintentionally a rush job and he got a couple creases in it which he worked too much to get out and you can kind of notice it. Thankfully he has enough to do it again so I'll wait till I get a chip or two in it or until the scratches annoy me and i'll get it wrapped again for nothing. Apparently the bonnet was still too hot and it made the vinyl hard to work with.

Its super thin. I helped the guy put it on and you really need patience and a little know how to do this yourself.. and the bonnet NEEDS to be cold.. or close to it. My engine was left to sit about 40 minutes after an hour journey through traffic, with the hood up before he started and it wasn't enough. The heat activates the glue on the vinyl and makes it harder to work.
If you were to attempt this yourself let your car cool over night and do it in the morning.

It's a little darker than I wanted. I was hoping a dark grey somewhere between the colour of my wheels to the skirt colour, but apparently this stuff is better quality (Avery) and should last longer than the stuff I wanted.

Matte needs a bit of love to keep looking good. Because its void of a clear coat, it'll stain easily, so I have to keep any fallout off it to save it from leaving a mark.

Despite the couple creases, the matte effect is pretty great. I'm glad I went with vinyl as I don't think plasti-dip could match the same effect.

Car also got put on show at a Might Car Mod meet, got decent exposure and was featured in their video a couple times:

Couple of us met up for it, but only 2 entered:
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h222/eitlobsaboo/SuzukiFive/1233568_10151865561610449_1659542269_n_zps43297d8b .jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h222/eitlobsaboo/SuzukiFive/1240662_10151905914488322_1965977677_n_zps9b2f5e66 .jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h222/eitlobsaboo/SuzukiFive/1185259_10151905914308322_952707054_n_zpse46eb529. jpg

First time I got to use my jap plates too :D

08-09-13, 10:24 PM
Saw this at the meet, actually love swifts so much.