Saga FL 1.3 (M) | Need Standard Modding Advice

Lunatic Rider

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ahh. better view. ahahaha! how's the suspension and handling? since u said it's a third hand, have u changed the suspension and all?
Handling is still tip top given the age and usage. Drove it around Batu Feringgi few months ago and handles like a dream(except for that huge body roll XD).

And that was on worn 14 inch XM2's :0

I havent tried pushing the PS3's yet, waiting for a few hundred K, to break in the tyres.

Good choice on the wheels. I like it.
Paint looks like it needs some love.
Paint will be the last thing I do, need to settle the engine, handling and parts replacement first :D
 
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Handling is still tip top given the age and usage. Drove it around Batu Feringgi few months ago and handles like a dream(except for that huge body roll XD).

And that was on worn 14 inch XM2's :0

I havent tried pushing the PS3's yet, waiting for a few hundred K, to break in the tyres.


Paint will be the last thing I do, need to settle the engine, handling and parts replacement first :D
ferringhi! balik pulau touge bestest. hahaha. drove there once from teluk bahang up the balik pulau route to bayan lepas and stop at Anjung Indah.
 

gunnerzz

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Handling is still tip top given the age and usage. Drove it around Batu Feringgi few months ago and handles like a dream(except for that huge body roll XD).

And that was on worn 14 inch XM2's :0

I havent tried pushing the PS3's yet, waiting for a few hundred K, to break in the tyres.


Paint will be the last thing I do, need to settle the engine, handling and parts replacement first :D
I'm no expert driver or modder but my BLM was equipped with ;
1.Rear ARB
2.Front tower bar
3.front lower bar

The car is more planted, compliant to your input and more fun to push. Even when the tires are protesting, u know what is happening at every corner. Mind u i am on stock rim and Michelin XM2 only that time.

Those bars could be one of the reason i am still alive after having to venture slightly offroad avoiding head on collision when an incoming idiot decided to overtake at a corner. Car is planted and response to my input.

However the front lower bar will be too close to the ground and scraping at any given chance if u r on lowered suspension.
People are suggesting for the room bar for more stability but i dont get a chance to install it.

That cornering ability allows me to keep up with some unsuspecting vehicle as i can carry more kmh at corners.

Problem with BLM is the brakes. I havent got the chance to try premium pad. All i did is just swapping the front pad to Trestor semi and adjusting the rear brake shoe to be as close as possible to to drum and having slight drag. That way i felt the brake felt better...poor man solution..hihihi

Anyway...cuci tangan already...all bars already sold off. The buyer even comes immediately after i confirmed selling the bar. He comes at night and beg me to install the bar.
 

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Alrighty, gonna be replacing my clutch kit end of this month.

But when I went to the sparepart shop and asked for the Exedy Clutch Kit, he gave me two quotations.

One for BLM and one for FLX.

To my understanding FL still runs Aichi-Kikai and FLX is Getrag.

But he said my car uses FLX Clutch Kit.

So now I'm confused, which one is it?

Exedy Daikin Heavy Duty Clutch Kit.
 

sanekit

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Problem with BLM is the brakes. I havent got the chance to try premium pad. All i did is just swapping the front pad to Trestor semi and adjusting the rear brake shoe to be as close as possible to to drum and having slight drag. That way i felt the brake felt better...poor man solution..hihihi
my brother drives saga BLM and he swapped his servo with a honda one. bigger servo but need to sacrifice the strut bars. he's on stock proton oem pads but braking is good.

fender bars are good addition as well.
 

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Alrighty, gonna be replacing my clutch kit end of this month.

But when I went to the sparepart shop and asked for the Exedy Clutch Kit, he gave me two quotations.

One for BLM and one for FLX.

To my understanding FL still runs Aichi-Kikai and FLX is Getrag.

But he said my car uses FLX Clutch Kit.

So now I'm confused, which one is it?

Exedy Daikin Heavy Duty Clutch Kit.
Eh...the 'X' in FLX means the car is equipped with CVT gearbox.

FL model comes in either manual or normal 4 speeder autobox.
 

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foot more heavier.. ahahaha
yup...

In a 'perfect world' scenario, despite the slightly heavier wheel fc should improve as the driver can carry constant speed during cornering hence there is no need to accelerate again after slowing down to take a corner before this.

Just imagine u can cruise at 70kmh from point A to B non stop.This will surely return better fc.

Problem is...this is not a perfect world. We are not 'perfect' driver. Instead of 70kmh we approach the corner at 120kmh, slow down to 90kmh, before bashing the gas pedal again so we can approach the next corner at aircraft landing speed. This action doubles the fc...hehehe

Then we becomes inquisitive, we started to study how much later can we brake and how much earlier can we mash the gas pedal again.
fc went out the window....