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Post by Rooster on Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:31 pm

Hi guys and girls , just a quick one to say hello from devon UK. I have recently bought a pearl white boosterjet on a 66 plate. Must say so far very impressed. Very practical compared to my last jimny when I had a large dog to taxi about lol. Today I fitted a towbar so we can use a cycle carrier . Local dealer wanted £600 !!! , got a bosal detachable bar and dedicated electrics for £250. Took 30-45 minutes to fit the bar and the same to do the electrics . All in all a very easy job. I am looking into a remap just to take it to 170/180 bhp just to make it a little more fun, has anyone done this yet ?. Hope you are all well and enjoying your vitaras .

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Post by lvadmaker on Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:54 pm

Welcome to the forum and hope you continue to enjoy the "S", we still enjoy the standard "S" power a year and a half in!!
Have you specific links to the model and supplier of your towbar & what dedicated electrics? 7/13 pin etc.

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Post by Rooster on Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:04 pm

Thankyou, yes it's enjoyable . Had a play with a Porsche cayenne a few weeks back , sport mode on and some nice private b roads of course ! , the look on the Porsche drivers face was so priceless . Just want to up the power a little more for even more smiles lol. Don't know how to link here or even add pictures . I took some while fitting the towbar as thought it may help someone out . The company is called p f Jones and they list 4 bars . I opted after much research for the bosal one . It's well built and fits a treat . The wiring option was either normal electrics or dedicated , dedicated loom means it's basically plug and play , only 4 manual connections required via scotch locks . I have the 7 pin . Hope this helps .

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Post by Gar Green on Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:48 pm

Welcome to the forum. I don't hunk there's much out in the way of performance gains for the S yet. Though Japan have just had the engine launched over there so I imagine they're not far off.
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Post by Rooster on Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:00 pm

Thanks, fingers crossed they get working on some performance bolt ons as it would be interesting as to what this little engine can do. I know the fiesta st 1.6 turbo has loads of tuning available taking it from the standard 180bhp to an incredible 425bhp !. 180-200 would be nice to see in the s . Yes I could have bought on of them but had to be half sensible seeing as I need the boot space for the dog . The vitara is all round practical tbh . You can have a relaxed drive and then if you want some fun just twist the switch and enjoy. Don't think there is too many cars out there with the small running costs of the vitara coupled with the practical side and the reasons as said above .

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Post by Petrust on Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:49 pm

Welcome to the forum from another 1.4 S owner. I have to say the stock performance of the S is quite adequate for my needs right now, but I would be interested to hear about any enhancements you make to yours. I have in the past carried out tuning for various bikes and cars I've owned, but beware,  it doesn't stop with just engine chipping/mapping - it usually requires suspension & brake upgrades too, to handle the extra power.

I am not currently aware of anyone offering engine upgrades for the 1.4 S, but when you consider just how bullet-proof and tuneable Suzuki engines are  (a stock inline 4 Gixxer 1000 gives 202PS, and a stock 1340cc Hayabusa 197PS), I'm sure it won't be long before someone offers the remap you are seeking.
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Post by JOHNWALES on Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:14 pm

ow is this going to effect insurance and warranty ?

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Post by Admin on Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:31 pm

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Post by Rooster on Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:31 pm

Thanks guys for your response to this . Petrust that's crazy for a bike but can see what you mean with the power output 200bhp should be easy on the s . Johnwales , yes I'm sure the insurance will love me and as for the warranty I'm not to fussed as most of the time it's not worth the paper it's written on. Karl thanks for the links , yes I have seen a few chip tuning boxes about but I think I would prefer a rolling road remap , air filter , exhaust etc , maybe even look at a hybrid turbo route . The packages for the ford engine are really interesting and can't see why this couldn't be done on the s .

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Post by Admin on Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:51 pm

Hopefully Monstersport Japan will have an Escudo S 1.4 in development soon as they supply every other JDM Suzuki tuning

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Post by JOHNWALES on Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:30 am

Think you are probably right there Rooster. Good luck with your motor.

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Post by Fin69 on Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:29 am

There are insurers who specialise in 'modded' vehicles;you provide your details online and they get back to you once they have bern through their brokers or whatever, with your tailored quote.

I know Adrian Flux* advertise as a 'specialist' insurer.

*other 'specialist' insurers are available!

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Post by Rooster on Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:16 pm

Hi fin69 , yes that's correct , I have used Adrian flux before on my old jimny as that was an off road toy and they even covered for greenlaning , all modifications declared .

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