For most of us, modifying cars is a hobby, but it can feel like a virus sometimes . At least this is the case for me personally. I catch myself often thinking about what my next mod should or could be. Personally I’m a big fan of OEM upgrades, so looking at the Swift Sport (from my generation) can give some nice ideas for upgrades as many parts are interchangeable. This post mom looking at changing the speedometer.
So the last change in my long list of upgrades is the speedometer. The 1.5 Suzuki Swift has a pretty nice speedometer. I enhanced mine with a carbon-look accent some years ago. The Suzuki Swift Sport speedometer however has nice chrome rings which looks a little nicer. It also shows a maximum speed of 240 km/h instead of 200 km/h which the non-sport models have. Although I’m pretty sure my car is not capable of reaching 240 km/h, there’s nothing wrong with looking like it can reach this speed right?
So the speedometers in the Suzuki Swift Sport is interchangeable with the Suzuki Swift non-sport models from the same generation. So this means all Swifts between 2005 – 2010 which are the 1.3 and 1.5 models. Removing the speedo is super easy. Remove two panels that are just clipped in and unbolt 2 screws on the bottom left and right of the speedo. Than remove the clip in the back and connect it to the new dials. Keep in mind that you will lose your total driven miles / kilometers when switching. This number is not programmed in the car, but saved in the speedo. So when you change the speedo, make sure to have one that matches the current speedo.
So below the results, and a photo of the ‘old’ situation. So I went up from 200 to 240 km/h on the speedo. What do you think? Do you like the Suzuki Swift Sport dials beter? Or prefer the stock one of the Suzuki Swift 1.5?