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Old 07-31-2019, 05:01 PM   #226 (permalink)
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Keep your eye out for a 529 ifs front for me, preferably locked already. I heard rumor you may not be moving in the immediate future so you will have plenty of time to convert my front also
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:41 PM   #227 (permalink)
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Got one of the gm or whatever struts in. Looks like almost 3" more down travel at the wheel. Probably a little more once the strap stretches a bit. Also fixed the camber a little.
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7.17s with 1.7 high?
.... w/ 40" tires

i had the 2.3L aerio motor and i felt like it still needed more power w/ 5.13 gears, 1.7:1 high range and 37" tires. 6.5:1 low range was great but topped out pretty fast in the snow. it was awesome in the rocks

ideally, 2.0L, 5 speed, trackick to toyota 4.7 geared doubler w/ 7.17s
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.... w/ 40" tires

i had the 2.3L aerio motor and i felt like it still needed more power w/ 5.13 gears, 1.7:1 high range and 37" tires. 6.5:1 low range was great but topped out pretty fast in the snow. it was awesome in the rocks

ideally, 2.0L, 5 speed, trackick to toyota 4.7 geared doubler w/ 7.17s
I never liked having just the 6.4 low in my 5 spd sami. However, with 7.17s and the 1.7 high, high range would probably be pretty usable for between obstacles.

And reverse always sucked in the snow.

I think I'd rather do the ringr to w56 than the welded coupler, can't get ahold of, have to send a money order, maybe it takes a few weeks to build track kick to toyota adapter. Plus the 5 spd is blown up anyway.

Anyway, trying to stay focused on what it is now.
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:07 AM   #230 (permalink)
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on those stuts. Do the CV's have enough misalignment for that much droop? Pretty sweet if they do. My 1st gen doesn't have that much droop and the CV is maxed out where it is.
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on those stuts. Do the CV's have enough misalignment for that much droop? Pretty sweet if they do. My 1st gen doesn't have that much droop and the CV is maxed out where it is.
Yes, I had to limit the struts a little because of the cv. I'm hoping that will help them live. I remember you saying that you couldn't keep struts alive and after feeling mine constantly topping out, I can see how they would give up quickly. I realize that they are still not the greatest, but these do seem beefier as well, not to mention they were dirt cheap, so why not.

I just got the other one in and went for a test drive. Rides even better when the front has down travel, imagine that

Another stupid/crazy idea that keeps popping into my head is boat sides I've alway liked the idea but never had anything with them, I figure with how little this thing is, it would make a huge difference. With out completely tearing the doors apart it looks like I could take 4-5" out of the doors themselves plus the rocker. What's sweet is that the body mounts look like they were almost meant for it.
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Yeah I pulled a few struts apart. The final straw was out hunting a secret spot in the high country. The ONLY person on the planet that would have been able to come save me, was in the tracker with me. That was when I switched to the upper A-arms. But mine still doesn't have any down travel, and is the worst part of the ride.

Low range has some struts I probably should have tried and might be getting tried out on the green one for the kids.
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Yeah I pulled a few struts apart. The final straw was out hunting a secret spot in the high country. The ONLY person on the planet that would have been able to come save me, was in the tracker with me. That was when I switched to the upper A-arms. But mine still doesn't have any down travel, and is the worst part of the ride.

Low range has some struts I probably should have tried and might be getting tried out on the green one for the kids.
I believe the only company making bolt on longer struts is old man emu. I could be wrong, but I know I read that somewhere. The gm struts I got are dirt cheap and just require a little time with a die grinder to bolt in. You might be able to avoid the limit straps (although the were like $25 pr on Amazon and I just drilled on hole in the strut tower) by using strut spacers on top of the strut tower.
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Depending on how you review those. These are the ones I'm planning on for the kids.

Suzuki Sidekick, Vitara, X90, Tracker Extreme Duty Strut, 1.5" 38mm Longer than Stock (KSP-HDSTRUT)
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Depending on how you review those. These are the ones I'm planning on for the kids.

Suzuki Sidekick, Vitara, X90, Tracker Extreme Duty Strut, 1.5" 38mm Longer than Stock (KSP-HDSTRUT)
Well I think I could have got 3-4 pairs of the ones I have for that price.

Also, it says out of stock, ETA back in stock June 2019

They do look good though. I'm not sure how well these Buick struts will dampen.
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:14 PM   #236 (permalink)
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Did another day trip, lots of rough roads, trails, some decent crawling.

Struts are awesome, for how little I have into the suspension, it rides amazing and soaks up a lot. The rear could definitely use better shock, but I think I paid like $20 bor both shocks
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Old 08-05-2019, 05:33 PM   #237 (permalink)
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https://spaturbousa.com/products/spa...a-engine-tms01

Hmmmmm
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The 3spd dont like shifting with no vacume

But I'm all for you doing it so I can learn at your expense
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As lame as it sounds, I would probably buy a kit if someone made one. I just don't know anything about tuning engines, especially one that wasn't designed for boost stock.
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How similar Is the 2.0 in the early 2000's suzuki aero?

I know it is popular with the "tuner" crowd and id guess turno kits exist
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How similar Is the 2.0 in the early 2000's suzuki aero?

I know it is popular with the "tuner" crowd and id guess turno kits exist
I think it's very similar, I know the 2.3 aero swap is the top dog zuk 4 cyl. Something like 160 hp?
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I think it's very similar, I know the 2.3 aero swap is the top dog zuk 4 cyl. Something like 160 hp?
2.3 (J23) motor is externally similar to 2.0 (j20) but uses crank sensor same as 1.8 (j18) motor, 2.0 intake,exhaust, motor mounts the same.

I have a J23 in my 98 Sidekick Sport and went from a J18 to a J23 by just swapping the long block and injector rail. I kept the J18 intake and all sensors
and the power difference, even when using all the J18 fuel delivery is very good. It would be better if I used the 2.3 intake and computer but that required a complete rewire. J23 motors were only made for a few years so they may be harder to come by.
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Well I had some time off and decided to try and smog this turd. Went something like this:

Tow down the hill to the closest place that will do walk ins (45 mins)

They say it passed the sniffer but the downstream o2 monitor isnt ready (wtf, I've put over 100 miles on it since the battery was last unhooked) he says "might need to do 60 mph for a few minutes"

Drive home, unload, swap to stock tires and drive this pos back down

Still not ready "some times they want to see 55 then 30 then back to 55" try googling it.

https://m.smogtips.com/OnlineForumQu...tors-Not-Ready end up driving around the farm roads for like 90 mins.

Get back and it's ready! aaaaaaaaaand thier smog machine is down

On a completely different note, I was looking at bumpers for our 3rd gen 4runner and with even the kits being $5-600 for just a front I said fuck it and ordered a bunch of tools to make my own, even better bumpers and sliders, plus whatever else I want. Model 32 bender with 1 3/4, 1 1/2 and 1" dies. Versanotcher and drill press speed reduction from Rouge fab. Press brake kit, air over hydro kit for bender and dimple die kit for knockout punch set sizes from swag 4x4. Then went to good old harbor freight and got the ram for the bender, the knock out set and the press for the brake. Thinking about ordering a cheapo plas/tig/stick machine on Amazon also.

So hopefully I can make some baller stuff for this and the 4runner. I have a feeling I might be looking for semi flat body panels on the tracker to dimple die
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Got this turd bucket smogged, registered and insured today
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Got this turd bucket smogged, registered and insured today
Sweet, I'm going to Attempt to smog mine tommorow.
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Sweet, I'm going to Attempt to smog mine tommorow.
Well by God, if you know the battery was disconnected or dead anywhere in the last year, make sure you go through all the drive cycles
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Well by God, if you know the battery was disconnected or dead anywhere in the last year, make sure you go through all the drive cycles

Same old batterey that's always been in it. I've driven the turd 13000 miles in the last year and a half so hopefully it has all the drive cycles plus some. I really hope they just to the plug in smog thing and dont use a sniffer because it definitely puts out some blue smoke when you rev it.



Btw a new timing chain gave mine quite a bit of power.
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Well I'm pretty sure you jinxed me. My catalytic converter monitor is not set... or running, and I probably need to drive it more
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What year is yours? Apparently 2000+ is just plug in, mine is a 99 so it gets both.

The cat monitor was my problem also. Follow the link for the procedure it wants to see. Which probably never happens in normal driving?

You really put 13k miles on yours? Or was that an accidental extra zero?
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What year is yours? Apparently 2000+ is just plug in, mine is a 99 so it gets both.

The cat monitor was my problem also. Follow the link for the procedure it wants to see. Which probably never happens in normal driving?

You really put 13k miles on yours? Or was that an accidental extra zero?

Mine is a 2000.


What link?


And yes, I drive the shit out of it. It's pretty much my dd other then my truck I have to drive to work.
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