What Did You Do With Your Kizashi Today?

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SAEED_KIZZY
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Joined: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:31 pm

After 3 months of sitting in the parking lot, I drove my Kizashi to work :drive: and it feels like this car is brand new even after 8 years.
LeoFromDE
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Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:48 pm

I discovered (and tried) SZ Viewer A1: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... er.android
Great OBD Scan App that is Suzuki specific and also free. You need a proper OBD adapter though, some china clones might not work. And read the description there is a quirk with the sunload sensor ;)
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n8dogg
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Joined: Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:20 am

Installed LED bulbs in my head lights and fog lights...tired of changing burnt out halogens! Restored lenses while at it. Car looks good!
'12 Kizashi SLS AWD w/RF sound
easy to chip Vivid Red w/25% window tint
Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus II
Power Stop Rotors and Pads
135,xxx miles and still lovin it!
WESHOOT2
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Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:37 pm
Location: Vermont

Installed LED bulbs in my head lights


What LED headlamp bulbs did you choose?
Are they brighter?

Thank you.
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n8dogg
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WESHOOT2 wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:30 pm
Installed LED bulbs in my head lights


What LED headlamp bulbs did you choose?
Are they brighter?

Thank you.
I wrote a little something here...
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'12 Kizashi SLS AWD w/RF sound
easy to chip Vivid Red w/25% window tint
Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus II
Power Stop Rotors and Pads
135,xxx miles and still lovin it!
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n8dogg
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Joined: Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:20 am

Replaced all rotors and pads with Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport from Rock Auto. So far, the brakes are quite and smoooth. I suppose I was expecting them to be more "grabby" as they're suppose to be somewhat more performance orientated, not that I wanted track brakes or anything. I suppose all the drilling and slots in the rotors will help mostly with heat which is really what I'm hoping for as my front rotors were beginning to warp. So...same brake feel so far (without the pulsing of the old warped rotors), hopefully less heat related problems down the road.
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'12 Kizashi SLS AWD w/RF sound
easy to chip Vivid Red w/25% window tint
Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus II
Power Stop Rotors and Pads
135,xxx miles and still lovin it!
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KuroNekko
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Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:08 pm
Location: California, USA

Looks great.
I installed the Z23 pads with slotted rotors several years ago. I think the best thing about the set up was that they felt like normal OE brakes until that critical point of braking performance. That's when their more aggressive nature was felt. I liked that they had low noise, low dust, and weren't all that different until you needed them to be. I also replaced my rotors due to warping and the replacement slotted rotors held up great.
A Z23 rotor and pad set wasn't offered back when I bought my kit so my rotors were from PowerStop that I got separately. I think I'll try this Z23 kit next time my brake components need replacement.
2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS 6MT (Black)
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Woodie
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Location: College Park, MD

I've got pretty much the same setup in a box in the shed, waiting for the sun to get warm before I take my old bones out there to put them on.
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KansasKid
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Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:19 am
Location: Kansas City, Kansas

It snowed some more in Kansas, so Kitsune and I went out to pickup some Mexican takeout food for the Wifey for Valentine's Day.

As a bonus, I drifted Kitsune passed 65K miles as we pulled into the restaurant parking lot.
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My Cars (Their Names)
'93 Ford Escort (Jorge - Prior)
'06 Kia Optima EX (Sakuya - Prior)
'11 Suzuki Kizashi SE AWD (Azumi)
'09 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Base 5MT(Akari - Prior)
'11 Chevy Cruze Eco 6MT (Erika - Prior)
'12 Suzuki Kizashi Sport SLS AWD (Kitsune)
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n8dogg
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DIY radiator flush. Nothing terribly exciting but I like working on my car and its another good opportunity to keep an eye on the condition of things. Got Asian Blue coolant online from Autozone, cheaper than anywhere else I could find even with shipping. Most local shops only carry the widely universal types. Anyone local to me who carries the specific Asian Blue usually charge a premium for it, if they carry it at all. Changed the thermostat while I was at it and pressure tested the cap (had failure of previous one that cause some weird things). I am surprised by the recommended coolant change interval suggested in the maintenance schedule. 90k for the first and every 45k thereafter. I don't think I've bothered to follow a schedule so much, but I've never had a car I've enjoyed so much!
'12 Kizashi SLS AWD w/RF sound
easy to chip Vivid Red w/25% window tint
Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus II
Power Stop Rotors and Pads
135,xxx miles and still lovin it!
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