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    #101
    Quote Originally Posted by phcagampanr View Post
    Hello there. Personally, I think those brilliant Japanese Suzuki engineers so designed our Alto as is (although ours are Indian made by Maruti) with those kind of specs. The tyres fitted to it give the Alto the agility to move around easily. It's also one of the reasons on top of its small 800cc engine why it can cruise and run off in a respectable km/hour speed with low gas consumption. Changing the tyres with sizes not specified by the manufacturer could result to a lot of unnecessary problems...hard steering -which could eventually affect your rack and pinion and even tire wear, wrong ground-wheel-body clearances, inaccurate km reading, etc. etc. etc. Yes, I agree that a wider tyre will give our Alto a "racing" look...but guys our Alto is not meant to race plus the fact that a wider tyres will create extra weight and a drag for its minute engine to pull. Worried about the braking distance???...the Alto's braking system and halting power is just right for its small body. Hindi naman baduy ang mags (I mean tire rims concealed with a wheel cap) ng Alto...a lady wearing shoes not matching her dress is more "baduy"...but that's my personal opinion. Our Alto is like a lady that is trim and proper. That's why I love her...(like a mistress) next to my Honda City (but that's a different story)...hehehe! Someday, if we'll take care of our Alto, it will be like the VW Beetle, the more stock it is...the more sought after it becomes...that's my fearless forecast for this future icon.
    well as per tire calculator, napakaminimal lang ang difference nung sa akin/amin na nagpalit ng tires and mags. tried lifting both my mags/tires and my stock spare rim/tires, mas magaan pa yung alloy mags ko. and hindi naman po masyadong makaka-apekto sa pang-ilalim since 13's wheels lang din and per tire size calculator (compared stock tires (145/70/r13) to 175/60/r13) napaka-minimal lang ang difference. pawis steering lang ang Alto ko pero hindi rin naman mabigat kahit malapad ang gulong. on a very steep uphill tapos nakahinto ka then aandar ka, mas dumudulas muna ang manipis na gulong bago kumapit compared sa malapad. this is no science, mas maganda talaga ang traction ng mas malapad na gulong, although hindi naman pinangkakarera ang Alto, there are times na minsan kailangan mo rin tumakbo ng around 100+kph. (anyway hindi rin naman malapad ang 175, parang stock tires lang ng Honda City niyo sir yung lapad ng gulong)

    isa pa, pagkatapos mapudpod ang gulong na stock ng alto, goodluck sa paghanap ng same specs nito. (unless sa casa ka which is very unpractical)

    although agree ako na maganda retain stock lang ang isang car for the future lalo na kung ibebenta mo.

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    #102
    Quote Originally Posted by lababochanco View Post
    *p_borj sir medyo ot san nyo nabili yang sticker niyo? yung malapit sa tach. red and yellow color sticker. curious lang gusto ko din magkaroon ng sticker na ganyan meron din ako nakikita white and green sticker. ano tawag jan? thanks
    "Koreisha" mark po ang tawag diyan, kung sa Japan ka mapapadpad, makikita mo na ang mga drivers na meron nito ay pawang mga Senior Citizens hehe. (although hindi naman ako senior citizen)

    yung isang sinasabi niyo yung "Shoshinsha" mark or mas kilala bilang "Wakaba" badge, nilalagay sa sasakyan kung baguhan palang yung driver.

    sa may Ortigas Home Depot ko nabili. yung katabi ng Emperor doon.

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    #103
    Quote Originally Posted by p_borj View Post
    "Koreisha" mark po ang tawag diyan, kung sa Japan ka mapapadpad, makikita mo na ang mga drivers na meron nito ay pawang mga Senior Citizens hehe. (although hindi naman ako senior citizen)

    yung isang sinasabi niyo yung "Shoshinsha" mark or mas kilala bilang "Wakaba" badge, nilalagay sa sasakyan kung baguhan palang yung driver.

    sa may Ortigas Home Depot ko nabili. yung katabi ng Emperor doon.
    ahh un pala ibig sabihin. sir thanks sa info

    pahabol magkano naman un koreisha or wakaba sticker?

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    #104
    As we all know, Suzuki Alto is not a car for racing but for fuel economy, so kung gusto niyo talaga ng pangkarera, get a Swift instead hehe, but then again, tuning your ride makes it better. So here it is, nakita ko sa isang site. Actually, I have done all these mods na naman kahit sa ibang sasakyan ko not only for the Alto so I know talagang may improvements.

    Also to back up my statement above, that getting bigger tires (mas malapad lang actually) and alloy mags ay hindi lang para sa "porma". as we all know, steel rims lang meron ang alto which is mabigat.

    1. Air Filter + Exhaust upgrade = Gives you upto 5% improvement in Engine's performance.
    2. Upsize the wheel discs to R13 and fit a downsize sectioned 155/65 or 155/75 tyres = Gives you 10 to 20% more stability and road-grip above 100 kmph
    3. Change the discs to alloys. This will give some weight reduction and adds glamour.
    http://my.opera.com/rajeshsundaram/b...ormance-tuning

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    #105
    Quote Originally Posted by p_borj View Post
    well as per tire calculator, napakaminimal lang ang difference nung sa akin/amin na nagpalit ng tires and mags. tried lifting both my mags/tires and my stock spare rim/tires, mas magaan pa yung alloy mags ko. and hindi naman po masyadong makaka-apekto sa pang-ilalim since 13's wheels lang din and per tire size calculator (compared stock tires (145/70/r13) to 175/60/r13) napaka-minimal lang ang difference. pawis steering lang ang Alto ko pero hindi rin naman mabigat kahit malapad ang gulong. on a very steep uphill tapos nakahinto ka then aandar ka, mas dumudulas muna ang manipis na gulong bago kumapit compared sa malapad. this is no science, mas maganda talaga ang traction ng mas malapad na gulong, although hindi naman pinangkakarera ang Alto, there are times na minsan kailangan mo rin tumakbo ng around 100+kph. (anyway hindi rin naman malapad ang 175, parang stock tires lang ng Honda City niyo sir yung lapad ng gulong)

    isa pa, pagkatapos mapudpod ang gulong na stock ng alto, goodluck sa paghanap ng same specs nito. (unless sa casa ka which is very unpractical)

    although agree ako na maganda retain stock lang ang isang car for the future lalo na kung ibebenta mo.
    Hi to all out there!

    Foremost thank you sa feedback mo.
    Maiba lang ako ng topic...are you satisfied with your Alto's gasoline consumption? Nagrereklamo kasi yung anak ko...gas guzzler daw for its dimunitive 800cc engine. Thanks to reply ha...will wait for it.

    Drive safe!

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    #106
    Quote Originally Posted by phcagampanr View Post
    Hi to all out there!

    Foremost thank you sa feedback mo.
    Maiba lang ako ng topic...are you satisfied with your Alto's gasoline consumption? Nagrereklamo kasi yung anak ko...gas guzzler daw for its dimunitive 800cc engine. Thanks to reply ha...will wait for it.

    Drive safe!
    very satisfied. I have a 2.0 gas adventure, 5km/l lang ang fc, compared with the Alto, napakalaki ng tinitipid ko sa gas.

    11km/l pure city driving. everyday heavy traffic conditions (rush hour ang oras ng pasok at uwi ko), and aggressive driving, madalas 2.5-3.5k rpm ang shifting at banggitin ko na rin na jack rabbit start pa ako madalas. on open roads, hinahataw ko.

    in short, all bad habits ng driving which affects fuel consumption makikita mo sa akin pero 11km/l pa rin ang fc ko which is napakatipid pa rin. pero kung daddy driving within the city, 15km/l.

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    #107
    last time i went to sta cruz laguna (2 people on board) i computed around 17km/l...

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    #108
    Quote Originally Posted by p_borj View Post
    very satisfied. I have a 2.0 gas adventure, 5km/l lang ang fc, compared with the Alto, napakalaki ng tinitipid ko sa gas.

    11km/l pure city driving. everyday heavy traffic conditions (rush hour ang oras ng pasok at uwi ko), and aggressive driving, madalas 2.5-3.5k rpm ang shifting at banggitin ko na rin na jack rabbit start pa ako madalas. on open roads, hinahataw ko.

    in short, all bad habits ng driving which affects fuel consumption makikita mo sa akin pero 11km/l pa rin ang fc ko which is napakatipid pa rin. pero kung daddy driving within the city, 15km/l.
    Oh I see.
    So an 11km/l is just fine.
    Maybe was expecting something more than that...the print ad says 32km/l in a controlled run...15km/l in normal urban driving...or maybe he's benchmarking it with my car's 1.5 i-vtech engine's 12k/l performance.
    But I read in one of the Alto forum threads that the k/l performance improves after the 5K PMS...is it true?

    But I agree with you, I can also make that baby sip just a liter of petrol every 15k.

    Thank you.

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    #109
    Quote Originally Posted by phcagampanr View Post
    Oh I see.
    So an 11km/l is just fine.
    Maybe was expecting something more than that...the print ad says 32km/l in a controlled run...15km/l in normal urban driving...or maybe he's benchmarking it with my car's 1.5 i-vtech engine's 12k/l performance.
    But I read in one of the Alto forum threads that the k/l performance improves after the 5K PMS...is it true?

    But I agree with you, I can also make that baby sip just a liter of petrol every 15k.

    Thank you.
    FC kasi madaming factors... but based on our experience... newly bought alto can go up to 10km/L in a badass driving, after 5k it will improve a lot..

    right now i am getting min of 12km/l pure city driving (caloocan to taguig) and tipid mode up to 15km/l

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    #110
    inggit ako... 12 to 15 km/li... snif! snif!.. ako 9 to 10km/li.. tipid meals na yun... hahaha!

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