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Old 02-21-2012, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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looking for idea's for daily driver

Im getting ready to drop in a 2.0L And im looking for ideas for the drive train its a daily driver huntin rig. Im currently running 1.6 l 8v with 2 wheel drive trans 4.89 t-case stock rear with arb disc brakes front stock with arb i bought chromo axles for the front with 32 inch buckshots. Since im going 2.0l im thinking i need to upgrade the drivetrain and still keep it streetable at 70 mph and i may tow a 13 ft scamp camp trailer that weighs 1400 lbs open to ideas im thinking 44s on both ends with arbs
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Im getting ready to drop in a 2.0L And im looking for ideas for the drive train its a daily driver huntin rig. Im currently running 1.6 l 8v with 2 wheel drive trans 4.89 t-case stock rear with arb disc brakes front stock with arb i bought chromo axles for the front with 32 inch buckshots. Since im going 2.0l im thinking i need to upgrade the drivetrain and still keep it streetable at 70 mph and i may tow a 13 ft scamp camp trailer that weighs 1400 lbs open to ideas im thinking 44s on both ends with arbs
toy axles would be alot easier then d44's if u wanted to keep it simple.the older toy rear axles are closer to your width then the d44's
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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keep the motor and your axles, drop in some automatic lockers, and forget about towing. you'll be happier and richer if you do. I don't think it's a question of horsepower or gearing, the samurai just doesn't weigh enough to pull that weight safely. I did it in mine, and it wasn't entirely safe, the brakes just aren't up to it. you'd really need some trailer brakes, I mean, if you were going down a mountain on a steep pass, the sammy's brakes are just barely good enough for it alone. they overheat quick.
. I was coming down a steep hill once with 3 football players in my rig and my brakes became useless before I even got to the bottom, never want to do that again.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The trailer has brakes my dad has been towing a scamp trailer from wa to idaho montana nevada with a 1.6 8 valve 2wd kick trans and 235/75/15 tires. can u run toyota axles and make it drive straight down the road. Can u get the offset right
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Upgrading to 4dr sidekick front rotors and calipers is a fantastic upgrade for when keeping the stock axles, you can actually drive around in the mtns and not loose your brakes on every downhill trail.
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