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Suzuki Grand Vitara, SUV
#701 of 1048 2007 enhancements
Aug 30, 2006 (12:16 pm)
I found this on Suzuki's media.suzuki.com site:
"For the 2007 model year, the Grand Vitara benefits from a variety of enhancements and upgrades, including the addition of a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), trip computer upgrades and more. The trip computer now provides the driver with cumulative average fuel economy numbers as well as the estimated number of miles that can be driven before refueling."
I wonder if the upgraded trip computer can be eventually ordered as a replacement part and retrofitted to the 2006 models... I don't care for the TPMS but this I would like A telescoping streering wheel option would be nice too but I don't even see that on the new XL7. For the money they should offer it.
Aug 30, 2006 (12:25 pm)
Look at what we're NOT getting:
"2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara “Blizzard”
Type: 2.7-liter, six-cylinder, 24-valve DOHC, twin turbo stainless steel
headers, large front mount intercooler
Materials: Aluminum cylinder block/aluminum cylinder heads
Displacement: 2.7 liters (2,736cc/167 cu. in.)
Bore x stroke: 88.0 x 75.0/3.46-in. x 2.95-in.
Compression ratio: 7.1:1
Horsepower: 357 6,000 RPM
Torque: 344 4,500 RPM
Valves per cylinder: Two
Fuel system: Electronic multi-port fuel injection, variable induction system (VIS)
with in-tank fuel pump
Exhaust: Stainless steel, dual exhaust"
I mean I'd gladly pay an extra couple of grands for just one turbo which should be good to the tune of 220-240 HP. Maybe in a couple of years...
#704 of 1048 Re: Roof rack cross bars - where to get? [budman3]
Aug 30, 2006 (4:56 pm)
I got some stuff from them, including the mudflaps. Seem to be good people to deal with. Except that the rear mudflaps didn't include needed hardware, and the instructions for both front and back needed extensive revision. After voluntarily doing that for them, I was disappointed they didn't offer me the needed brackets. Oh well.
#705 of 1048 Re: Roof rack cross bars - where to get? [xostnot]
Aug 31, 2006 (5:28 pm)
I ordered a part and it didn't look like anything that was on their website. They picked up the part and credited my account. The next day the part was removed from the website.
#706 of 1048 Re: I'm in Vegas right now.......... [vitara4me]
Sep 04, 2006 (9:53 am)
Had the pleasant oppurtunity to meet up with Vitara4me and test drive his GV.
The vibration is horrible. Even my wife sitting in back could feel the whole vehicle shake. The steering wheel vibrates. It happens between 40 and 55mph. Seems to be happening with the 4wd, possibly in the front driveline.
There was also some body roll that I don't have in the 2wd version. I'm wondering if the suspension components may be set up different between 4wd and 2wd.
I noticed a small power difference that the 4wd must use up. That may contribute to some lack of towing performance, although I haven't towed anything with my 2wd.
I will let Vitara4me give his road test version of my GV.
Looking forward to another visit when we can spend more time together, talking, gambling, and free(?) beer.
#707 of 1048 Aftermarket Sound Deadening
by packaging pro
Sep 06, 2006 (4:21 am)
Has anyone used these Sound Deadening Products on there Suzuki's. There is Dynomat and Raamat, etc. I am hoping to lower the interior noise when driving on the highway. Does this stuff work? Is it worth the time and money?
#708 of 1048 Re: Aftermarket Sound Deadening [packaging pro]
Sep 06, 2006 (9:35 pm)
Adding acoustic insulation is a relatively easy way to make a vehicle seem far more upscale than the market bracket it was sold in. I haven't gotten around to doing our GV, but I intend to. Fear of setting off airbags is holding me back from removing the front seats, and the likelyhood of breaking the plastic hinge covers on the back seat, are delaying my plans to put more sound insulation under the carpet.
I will also do the doors, and remove the plastic wheel well liners to add insulation in the wheel wells.
I've done a couple of cars, and it was well worthwhile.
I got the materials from www.b-quiet.com in Canada. If you know your materials, some of these products are roofing materials, and you can get them for a fraction the price if you can sort out which they are.
A more daring thing to do is fill body cavities with that spray-in expanding foam. Some such cavities will be exposed when you remove the carpet. Some newer vehicles have the A and B pillars treated this way. I haven't done it, and I can imagine it would cause complications should you ever have to modify the wiring etc. inside those pillars.
Modern vehicles such as the GV have two rows of weatherstripping around the doors. Older cars with just one row benefitted from having a second row of aftermarket stuff added. (Even if it has to be replaced every 3 years because the adhesive dries out.)
The GV benefits from having some door seams designed so there's metal closing the gaps, and the clamshell hood helps prevent engine noise from passing through hood seams and through the windshield.
#709 of 1048 Re: Aftermarket Sound Deadening [xostnot]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 06, 2006 (9:43 pm)
The original post is lost in the off-line archives somewhere, but this follow-up about a Dynamat experience may be of interest:
varmint, "Honda CR-V (2006 and earlier)" #9166, 16 Sep 2002 9:32 am
There are another dozen hits or so if you do an Advanced Search on the left sidebar for "Varmint" and "Dynamat."
If you experiment with the expanding foam, they make some for windows and doors that doesn't expand too much. I have a can of the normal "gaps and cracks" kind on my desk and the foam about doubles in size when you spray it somewhere.
Come to think of it, I have a small dent in my wagon hatch; maybe some foam would pop it out.
#710 of 1048 Re: Aftermarket Sound Deadening [xostnot]
by packaging pro
Sep 07, 2006 (4:25 am)
When you talk about the wheel wells, are you talking inside or outside the car? It may sound stupid, let me know.