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Old 04-16-2011, 05:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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suzuki x90 modified crawler

Suzuki x90 modified crawler

FOR SALE is my 1997 Suzuki x90. If you didn't know already Suzuki made the x90 for a few years in the 1990's, it is based off of the two door Sidekick platform and they only made a few thousand of them.

As you can tell from the pics this one has been built up at a rock crawler/ off road vehicle. I built the x90 a few years ago and now I have decided to sell it because I need the money for a business loan. I built this as a street legal vehicle for Pa but it is not currently inspected. It will go anywhere and drive over just about anything you want.

**comes with an additional tranny and t cases**

SPECIFICATIONS or additions I have made. I'm sure I am missing a stuff but you get the idea.

1.6L stock engine
stock tranny 5 speed
doubler cases, sidekick to samurai with 6.5-1 gears
toyota drive shafts
toyota front axle 4:10, shaved with welded gears
toyota rear axle 4:10, shaved, open gears
3 link suspention with TJ coils
95" wheelbase
frame trussed and strengthened
Rustys shocks
4 wheel disc brakes with braided stainless lines
2" wheel spacers
36x12.5 super swamper TSL on American racing wheels
toyota power steering box with GM pump and massive cooler
GM alternator
8K winch with remote and dashboard control
custom bumpers, rear bumper has a swing out tire carrier
full skids(real skids that will hold the weight of the vehicle)

you can drive it around in my yard but not on the street. if you want I will take you on a road test while I am driving it.

$6,000 NO TRADES . make me an offer !!!














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Old 04-16-2011, 10:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What is needed for inspection?
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ha! that thing is cool! remove the doors and exo!!
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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it would need a drive side mirror installed and fender flares, or you could take the wheel spacers off and the tires would not stick out past the body.

the super swampers are scary on the road, i would recommend a different tire or an anti rock/ sway bar to make it more stable. this thing only weighs 2500lbs so the swampers are a bit heavy for streetable driving.
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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this is not a CAR with axles and big tires, its a suzuki.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Can I get more pix of the underneath, inside, and how many miles are on it? I am very interested in this but due to the distance, asking questions and seeing more pics are the only way to know what I'd be buying. Be easier to drive this home since I dont have a trailer, however since it would need inspected I'd have to rent a trailer, no big deal just a bump in the road lol.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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here is the build thread from 2 and a half years ago that has a lot of pictures. if you would like any specific pictures i can take them no problem. the interior is very clean and is all stock except for the grab bar i added to the passenger side dash.

i can deliver it if you don't want to rent a trailer, i would not drive it on the street without a sway bar or different tires.

http://www.pgh-offroad.com/forum/sho...-90&highlight=
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I think there are 134,000 miles on it.

quick story behind this vehicle...

My dad bought it in 2001 while working on a job in Indianapolis and my mom drove it from 2001 to 2008. I purchased it from her in 2008 and drove it for about a year before building it building it up for off road.

It has the original 1.6L 16 valve and the original 5 speed tranny.

Engine has a new head gasket, water pump, and timing belt, tranny has a new clutch. All of these items have less than 20k miles on them.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Those are very short radius links, how does it do controlling the wrap?
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it makes no difference how long the upper arm is because its fixed to the lower control arm. the upper radius arm adjusts the pinion angle and keeps the axle from twisting. you may be confusing my setup to a 4 link setup with upper control arms that are fixed to the frame like a Jeep TJ.
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it makes no difference how long the upper arm is because its fixed to the lower control arm. the upper radius arm adjusts the pinion angle and keeps the axle from twisting. you may be confusing my setup to a 4 link setup with upper control arms that are fixed to the frame like a Jeep TJ.

lol You may be right, I know the radius type uppers control the way the axle rotates during flex. I'm wondering if the flexing rotates the axle to the point of pushing the u-joints to the max? Just thinking aloud, I'm not bashing it at all as I am wondering how much a delivery fee would be to zip 17112?
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gotcha. I have not had a problem with throwing any U joints but I do understand what you mean. I made the suspension pretty basic cause my moto is keep it simple...stupid. It doesn't have as much flex as something with coil overs, but it is awesome on the trail.

Everything is easy to work on and for the most part easy to replace, almost all of the parts can be picked up at any auto parts store.... FJ80 tie rod ends, GM alternator, GM pump, GM rear disc brakes. The engine and tranny parts are the same as any Sidekick/Tracker. The rear drive shaft is a STOCK 85' Toyota shaft and the front drive shaft is the STOCK 85' Toyota drive shaft, so if you smash it on the trail you can pick one up at a junk yard and just bolt it on.

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If you pay my list price of $6k I will deliver it for FREE no problem, but you have to take the extra tranny, t cases and I also have a 86' toyota rear axle that go with it.
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How well does it run? smoke, knocks, leaks? Wish you were closer so that I could test drive it and see it in person rather than ask a ton of questions.
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The x90 runs perfect, no knock or taps in the engine. It does blow a puff of smoke when you first fire it after not running it for a while(a few weeks or a month)but that is to be expected with something of that mileage. It does not smoke at all while running. It leaks antifreeze where the distributor attaches to the engine which is pretty minimal (less than 1 quart every 3k miles).There is an O ring seal that seals the distributor to the engine and i should have replaced when the head gasket was done. It's an easy fix i just never go around to it.
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You're saying that if I pay 6K for it, you'll deliver it to Roswell NM for no extra money??
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You're saying that if I pay 6K for it, you'll deliver it to Roswell NM for no extra money??

No, I will deliver it to 17112 Harrisburg for $6k. I don't even want to drive to Rosewell, NM.
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How recent are those pics? How much rust?

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I took the pics last monday and the only rust is the rockers. they were pretty rusty under the plastic. I took the plastic off and cut the rust out. I wanted to weld in 2"x4" steel to replace the parts i cut out, but i never got around to it. the floor is good and so are the body mounts. there is surface rust on the underside but it is not rusted out. i can take more pictures of any parts you may be concerned with.

there were a few pictures on my PGHoffroad build thread that are dated wrong, my camera year was set for 2003 instead of 2010.
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If you dont mind taking pix of the rocker area I'd like to see what I'd need to do to fix it. What days work best for you to deliver?
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i will take the pictures tomorrow, it's dark outside now. i am off saturdays, sundays, and mondays so i can deliver it any of those days.
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Sounds good with the pics. Mondays would work but it would need to be early. Can do a title transfer 1/2 mile from my place too. Would that simplify it?
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Can you please take a few measurements for me? ground to bottom of frame, ground to bottom of rear and front bumpers, ground to top of roof. Thank you.
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here are the pics of the rockers you requested. i didn't even notice you wanted the measurements, i will go over tomorrow and get the measurements for you(the x90 is at my parents house)

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