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Thread: New SX4 owner from California

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    New SX4 owner from California

    Hello all. Just bought a 09 SX4 couple days ago. Been reading the forums a lot lately to see what this car is all about. So far I love the car.
    I am coming from cars like a miata, g35, mk2 jetta, and integra. So this car is a little different for me.
    On the way home from buying it I realized there was a bad shake at around 70+mph. I jacked the car up and realized the driver side wheel moves side to side. Looks a like a bad wheel bearing. I also noticed the control arm bushings were shot. So I ended up buying wheel bearings, plus a new front suspension refresh kit. Im also going to change the rear diff, transfer case and transmission fluids to make it "brand new".
    Cant wait to lift it and put some big tires on it!
    Looking forward to whats next.

    Some Pics after I washed it



    did some "off-roading"

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    Welcome!

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    Side bumper things have been taken off - are there any holes showing etc?

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    Not sure what you're talking about. There's no holes anywhere. Got a picture I can look at?

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    He probably thinks the side door strips.
    But they are glued with adhesive tape.
    SX4 4x4 Special Edition, petrol 1.6 VVT 88 kW, 5 speed manual, year 2014.
    I'm sorry. I do not understand English.

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    Oh ok. Did they come on all sx4s? I don't see those often. Maybe euro specific?

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    Yes, the side moldings were for Europe (made in Hungary) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_SX4
    Also the radio antenna on the front of the roof.
    Last edited by Milan; November 24th, 2018 at 12:58 PM.
    SX4 4x4 Special Edition, petrol 1.6 VVT 88 kW, 5 speed manual, year 2014.
    I'm sorry. I do not understand English.

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    Welcome to the club! I hope your SX4 treats you well. Thanks for sharing pictures. It looks great!
    2009 AWD | MT

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