What Did You Do With Your Kizashi Today?

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SAEED_KIZZY
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I already add 2 push buttons in the back of my steering wheel and it works fine, but the OE paddle shifter became much better to use.
when it arrives I will post the review
old tech
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Today we took my wife’s 2011 light blue SLS Kizashi for a little ferry boat rideImage
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We were staying a week in the outer banks of North Carolina and spent a day on Ocracoke Island .This place can only can be reached by a 45 minute no cost ferry ride. The Kizashl didn’t mind it at all but I do an exhaust flex that started to get a little noises a day into the trip.But really , this car has been very good to us.


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KIZAWDinKC
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I ate lunch underneath the open sunroof. 10 year old car to drive around for free, but for what it is, it's nice to sit and eat lunch with the sunroof open above and the seat adjusted all the way back for max legroom.
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n8dogg
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No fault of the Kizashi, but I'm finally getting a new windshield today. My daily commute on I-5 and the unending construction around Tacoma has claimed many of my windshields so I've been very blessed that this is my first on the Kizashi!
'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
142,xxx miles and still lovin it!
Tom Kizzie
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I mounted a tcc 2 top strut brace. It took me some time to fit the left mounting plate. It wasn't perfect..actually quite bad but I know that can be the deal with any brand of strut bars.
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Donald24cvt
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Fitted a Vitara 2021 spec Slda radio to my kizashi. Works a treat and looks like a factory fit. Really pleased with it😁
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SAEED_KIZZY
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about 2 years ago I replaced all disk rotors with OEM ones. lately, I see some shaking in the steering wheel when I press the brake downhill I check brake pads and change brake fluid oil but no luck then I decided to change the front rotor with the old ones and boom everything goes bad to normal no shaking. :D
turns out the front disk rotor bent and course that vibration on the steering wheel. ;)
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SAEED_KIZZY wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:45 pm about 2 years ago I replaced all disk rotors with OEM ones. lately, I see some shaking in the steering wheel when I press the brake downhill I check brake pads and change brake fluid oil but no luck then I decided to change the front rotor with the old ones and boom everything goes bad to normal no shaking. :D
turns out the front disk rotor bent and course that vibration on the steering wheel. ;)
Yeah, the shakes from braking are typically a sign of warped brake rotors. Rotors typically warp from improper mounting or overheating. I think the only way to fix the issue is to replace the rotors. I'm not sure about turning rotors for warpage but I don't see the point given rotors aren't that expensive to replace entirely with brand new ones. You also can't turn slotted and drilled rotors.
I warped my original Kizashi rotors by overheating them on a downhill mountain drive. I had the shakes on braking shortly after. I then replaced all the rotors with aftermarket slotted rotors and that was the fix. Still have those slotted rotors. I'm keeping them until the current set of brake pads run out and then the rotors and pads are getting replaced together.
2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS 6MT (Black)
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SAEED_KIZZY
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KuroNekko wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:55 pm
Yeah, the shakes from braking are typically a sign of warped brake rotors. Rotors typically warp from improper mounting or overheating. I think the only way to fix the issue is to replace the rotors. I'm not sure about turning rotors for warpage but I don't see the point given rotors aren't that expensive to replace entirely with brand new ones. You also can't turn slotted and drilled rotors.
I warped my original Kizashi rotors by overheating them on a downhill mountain drive. I had the shakes on braking shortly after. I then replaced all the rotors with aftermarket slotted rotors and that was the fix. Still have those slotted rotors. I'm keeping them until the current set of brake pads run out and then the rotors and pads are getting replaced together.
Yes that a correct way to do it unfortunately, there is no aftermarket disk rotor for Kizashi in my country and I have to stick to OEM but to be honest I am so disappointed with the OEM rotor
Typhoon1944
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Donald24cvt wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:49 pm Fitted a Vitara 2021 spec Slda radio to my kizashi. Works a treat and looks like a factory fit. Really pleased with it😁
Hi Donald, could I trouble you to give me a bit more information about this upgrade please? For example, is it a straight swap out or are there additional wiring looms required? Does it keep the handsfree phone and volume integration? Finally, I can't see one in the photo but is there 3.5mm audio input jack? I stream a lot of Hi Res audio through my Tidal and Qobuz subscriptions (and, to a lesser extent, local FLAC files stored on my phone) but the standard SBC Bluetooth connection loses a lot of detail due to compression so ideally I want a wired connection into the unit or a higher quality aptX/aptX HD/LDAC Bluetooth connection.

**Edit** Also, how easy was it to fit the new DAB antenna? As far as I'm aware the original antenna is incorporated into the rear window?

Any info would be appreciated.

Many thanks.
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