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Suzuki XL-7

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  • lkrk11lkrk11 Posts: 15
    I have searched the web looking for upgrades to mine. The only thing i have found it a K&N air filter, after market mufflers, and some kind of chip on ebay. I am kind of skeptical about the whole chip thing, don't know of anybody whom has used one. I am hoping that after i purchase my DVD system for my Suzuki, that i will have enough for a bolt on after market muffler. I am looking at getting a bolt on turbo muffler.

    Hey retennis3811, do you have any pictures of your DVD player in your suzuki. I would like to see how it looks installed. Do you find it a problem with the rear view mirror??
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    I'll take some later today with our digital cam. Do you want me to e-mail to u??
  • flyingnflyingn Posts: 213
    trust me people. There is NO aftermarket chip that is worth the $$.. Same with a muffler. The cat converter is gonna be the highest restriction anyway so a muffler after won't do a thing.. I have seen it proved many times over at my friends chassis dyno shop. The only time your will make hp with mufflers if you are making a whole lot to begin with and you have a very restrictive system,. Otherwise don't waste your $$..

    Same with chips. Unless you are forced induction or some major ho its won't do a thing. Period. Go with a K&N filter and jsut enjoy yhr XL7 as it is. A SUV not a race car..

    Frank
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    Frank, we all know that you can't make an automatic transmission SUV to go very fast, but some of us actually want just a little bit more speed. Whatever you do with yours doesn't mean we should all follow.
  • flyingnflyingn Posts: 213
    I have a K&N in mine. I have a race car to so I know what fast is and 3900 4wd suv's are not and never meant to be.. :) I am just helping you guys save your $$ trying to make our trucks fast..

    Frank
  • lkrk11lkrk11 Posts: 15
    I would love for you to send them to me, lkrk10@chater.net.

    I will take what you said (flyingn)into consideration, but what about all of those shows and magazine articles that have just put a high performance muffler on and wham! 5 to 10 more horse power along with better gas mileage. I know it isn't race far from it been there done that have the trophy, but you to want the best you could possibly get out of the truck.
  • flyingnflyingn Posts: 213
    what magazine articles? I have never seen one that actually proved on a dyno that a muffler on an otherwise stock vehicle gave you one extra hp. I, on the other hand, have seen it proved that it DON'T give you one ho many times on a real live dyno:)
    You watching too much "hi rev tuners" lol

    Frank
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    But a little bit more HP can make a pretty good difference in highway acceleration. If you don't want to add one, then don't..but others might want to!

    lkrk11: Ok I sent the e-mail. I sent one to you at "chater.net" and one to "charter.net" I don't know if it was a misspell or what. LOL. Hope you get it soon!
  • HI,

    Wow, time flys when you are a new parent. Haven't had much time to spend on this board. Here is my update. Now with 16,400 miles I have had a couple of issues with the XL-7.
    1. The windshield washer line to the rear window seperated behind the headliner over the second row seat. My headliner turned a nice shade of blue. This was caused by a bad hose coupler from the factory. Suzuki fixed the problem and replaced the headliner.
    2. Today, the Brake and ABS warning lights came on. It has an appointment at the dealer next week for the recall and I will have them fix the brake issue.

    I had XM radio installed almost a year ago as well as Thule roof racks. What a nice truck. It's a definite keeper.

    Best 73,
    Randy
  • lkrk11lkrk11 Posts: 15
    Your too funny! Just because you saw one does not mean that is it. Many variables go into it, car, technical expertise, etc. etc. I raced a new vette in my mustang, do i think all vettes are junk, no. Many variables go into it, but just about all muscle car magazines do dyno tests with the new camaro's and mustang's, to see what they really base line at. Then they start adding air filters, Exhaust, chips, under drive pulley's, cooler's, the lists go on and they all publish what they improved on in HP and Torque. That is how the aftermarket came about, but hey even if you where right, i have mine tagged in a state where i don't even have to have one, I'll just go straight pipe.

    Randyrodhes, tough break, that would suck to have happen good thing it was all covered.
  • snuke59snuke59 Posts: 29
    I am seriously considering buying a Suzuki XL-7. However, the problems that you have had has me having 2nd thoughts. Why do you still feel your Suzuki is a nice truck and a keeper?
  • Hi Snuke59,

    I have been in the service industry for 15 years now. The issues with my XL-7 are minor. This truck is very rugged and proven to be a fine vehicle. I can go places that my wifes Honda CRV can't go or my friends Ford Escape because the XL-7 has true four wheel drive. Besides, you can't beat the warranty.

    If you have anymore questions, I'll be glad to help.

    73,
    Randy
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    Yup, you can't beat that warranty! I still can't believe HyunKia is still saying theirs is "America's Best Warranty" when in fact theirs has the same mileage (100K) and is non-transferrable.
  • flyingnflyingn Posts: 213
    yea dennis .. In fact Suzukis warranty is BETTER cause its allow over 14000 miles a year a year.. The 10/100k miles allows only 10k miles a year. Everyoen KNOWS that the average mileage Americans drive a year is 12-14k miles a yea. SO the Hy/kia warranty is gone after 7 years anywayand its NOT transferrabe.. what a scam.. heuy KNIOW that most people get rid of their cars after a few years so the warranty goes into the toilet..

    Frank
  • lkrk11lkrk11 Posts: 15
    Anybody here changed these 2 items out yet?? Just wondering if the Fuel filter is easily assessable. I can't for the life of me figure how and where the Hepa filter is inside. Obviously under the dash,and i know if it was a snake it probably would have bitten me by now, but i am just not seeing it.
  • mopar67mopar67 Posts: 728
    I might be able to assist with the cabin air filter.
  • Hey Guys,

    My ABS and Brake light went out this morning after a warm up here in Connecticut. I figure a piece of ice or something was stuck on one of the speed sensors. All is well, but I will still have the codes pulled at the dealer while getting the throttle cable recall done on Wednesday.

    See ya,
    Randy

    XM makes the ride so much better.
  • lkrk11lkrk11 Posts: 15
    It's a 2002 Limited. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
  • flyingnflyingn Posts: 213
    The cabin air filters are located behind the glovebox. Open it and squeeze the stops to completly lower the glovebox. The filters are back there.

    Frank
  • parideparide Posts: 52
    The same thing happened to me twice last winter when the temperature was at or below 10 deg F. Both the "Brake" and "ABS" lights came on simultaneously, and both lights turned off after several miles of driving. I brought it to the dealer after the first incident. They could find nothing wrong and suggested that it was due to ice.
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