With 5 on board i managed to lightly rub the underbody of the car couple of times on some bad roads Nagercoil Dist, since the govt doesn't seem to have any plans to mend these roads which i have to use frequently i decided to do what i could I'm very wary of underbody and can't stand the sound of metal grinding against asphalt and rock.
Presenting the Swift XOver
Driving impressions with me only and sometimes with a passenger:
The springs are stiffer, so the car tend to stay flat around bends, not as bad as i thought the increased height would do to the handling.
Over rough patches the car tends to wallow lesser than before. On my way to office there was this particular patch on the road where the car used to rock sideways when being driven over (i10 used to rock too much here, swift is better), now the sideways rocking has reduced and it tends to stay flat.
When hitting potholes at speed the car seems to float over it with nary any impact transmitted into the cabin.
Driving with 5 on board:
All of the above
With 5 on board the rear doesn't sag, it stays level so doesn't give that "loaded" feeling.
I will only decide to retain this setup after i take my next highway trip, which i don't think will happen anytime soon because of my parents health. If i do make this setup permanent (or till when i can afford hotbits) i'll be putting 15 inch alloys.
Yes the mirror cover is broken