Hello Speedhunters! My name is Scott Grunsky and this is a brief history of my Suzuki 1991 Suzuki
Alto Works RS-X that I imported from Japan a few years ago. When I first set out on this endeavor I had desperately wanted a
similar age Suzuki Cappucino to build in to a track car. However, due to the initial
purchase price, as well as the cost of upgrade parts, it was well out of my
budget. So I decided on a cheaper stock Alto Works which would leave me with
more money to put into the build.
While waiting for the car to arrive I imported numerous maintenance and aftermarket parts from Japan as well – as little to no parts could
be sourced in North America unfortunately. Immediately after receiving the car I started pulling it apart removing anything that I deemed unnecessary and
got down to business!
I installed a full roll-cage with door bars, do-luck floor brace, front strut tower bar and a rear window brace to strengthen the JDM kei class chassis. I then installed a Suzuki Sports coilover kit, Suzuki Sports bushing kit, Adjustable Lateral Rod, and an ARC sway bar to stiffen up the ride.
To finish off the look I wanted to achieve, I fitted a Cross Take-Off rear spoiler and front lip, as well as Racing Hammer rear lip and sideskirts. I added some eyebrows, canards and smoked tails for a rice effect, then rolled the fenders and sprayed the car a flat sapphire black. Afterwards I fitted a set of Techno TV-R 13×7.5 -4's all around with Advan A048 tires for the track and 14×7 +2 in the rear with Advan AD07 tires for street use.
A factory Alto Works comes with a meager 65hp stock so I had to do something to make it quicker. I picked up a Suzuki Sports F90 turbo kit with ecu, turbo, plugs and injectors combined with a full RSR 2inch exhaust system and HKS EVC set at 1.4bar which raised my output to 100whp. To cool the new turbo setup, I added LOOP intake and intercooler piping, an ARC intercooler and a 10 row Cusco oil cooler and filter relocation.
My interior consists of a Defi 115mm tach, Ultra speed meter and an assortment of Omori gauges to monitor my engine vitals and a Bride bucket and Personal 350mm suede wheel to assist my driving. I also reworked the braking system with SS brake lines on all corners combined with Project Mu slotted rotors and pads and Cusco brake master stoppers.
I street drive, as well as attend local track days, and have consistently improved my skills and adjusted the car for my driving style.
am happy I chose an Alto Works rather than a Cappucino as they share the same
F6A Suzuki engine, yet are quite different machines to tune. I have many plans
for this car's future and in 2010.
Hi there...I really admire the work you have done to your ride and i must say i slightly envy you...i have a similar car( physical appearance that is) which is a daewoo tico..i have done my fair share of fixin it up but i am fining it hard to make it run better well performance in general..i was wondering if car parts are similar too because here in the philippines im fining it impossible to find parts for my car so im stuck in the performance aspect of my car...hope to here from you....you can find me on facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org..thanks
my name is michael k. gomez by the way..