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Old 12-29-2009, 05:41 AM   #226 (permalink)
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I'm Scott from the UK, I'm joint owner of Suzuki Club UK, a small website and forum for Suzukis.
Here's mine.

87 SJ410 running a 1.6 8v, dual Tcase set up (shortened sidekick Tcase mated to a 410 Tcase) 2" spring lift, virtual lift, 33s, disc handbrake etc.






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Old 12-31-2009, 04:50 AM   #227 (permalink)
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1st post. 86 Tin Top. Bone stock for now. From CO but livin in WI at present. Right now, I'm just plannin on getting what little rust there is taken care of. They salt the roads like crazy out here.

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I'm in.

I've built everything from Toyota 4 runners to full buggies. Competed in East coast WE-Rock in Ftoy. Still have a slue of Toyota based rigs but wanted something small and simple to fit in my toy hauler when my wife and I travel for trail running and mountain biking. The pic is of a new favorite trail near Mt View AR that we accessed with help from the Sami.

Bought this 87 Samurai a few weeks ago. It will never grow beyond 33" tires and will retain most all of it's original body work as well as remain very streetable. I built the first phase of the front bumper to hold this cheapo winch and welded the rear 3rd. Have a pile of Toy axles so those may find their way under. Plan is to stay leafsprung. Will want more power at some point so Tracker engine swap is the plan.

Thanks for the input from you very patient old timers. This build may take a while but I only do things one way and if it takes a little time so be it.
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:31 PM   #229 (permalink)
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I've been a member of the board for a while. I've been reading old threads, and haven't taken time to check in yet.

I'm a college student in the eastern US. First got into offroading with an '85 Yamaha YTM 200 (three wheeler) then I bought an '02 Honda Foreman 400 S. I also design and build quarterscale pulling tractors completly from scratch, one every year. After a while I got tired of the Honda's notoriously bad brakes and traded it for my Zuk. Have had more fun with my Zuk then with any atvs.

Some specs on the Zuk:
'87 (As far as I know)
SOA with custom shock hoops
Sammi front/Tracker rear, both welded
Fuel cell
15x8 MRW beadlocks with 31x11.50x15 TSLs
Homemade custom bumbers, sliders, and interior cage tied into stock rollbar

Everything I have mentioned above was on when I traded for it. I have only had it at a off road park once, I usually just wheel at home on trails and powerline clearings. I've just been fixing things since I've had it and haven't really started to make it my own until recently. Of coarse I have plans for it and alot of parts already picked out. Maybe I can get some feedback on said parts?

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Old 01-21-2010, 08:22 PM   #230 (permalink)
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I finally made my first post so I better check in so I don't get in trouble.

Hello my name is Jason, and I have been a suzuki-holica for 4+ years.

I bought my first rusty 87 tt samurai for 500 bucks, did the usual spoa, 33's, and gears. Burns more oil than gas, found second 881/2 samurai in a junk yard ($750) looking for a motor. Almost no rust on this one, convertible, tons of 80's J.C.Whitney's junk on it. Again spoa this time with yj's, gears, 33's. I also just picked up my sixth vehicle, a 95 jeep cherokee for 500 bucks. It's stock and will probably stay that way.

I don't have as much wheeling experience as I would like. I have only done trail ride on old log roads and some home made trails on some land my dad owns. I would have probably been fine with a couple inches lift and 29's but I like to work on things. I'm thinking about putting 37's on the 881/2 3 link front and 4 link rear for the fun of it.


they share wheels and tires



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Old 01-22-2010, 05:42 PM   #231 (permalink)
 
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what was i thinking

Hello my name is Blake and i bought my first sami hopeing to build a real offroad toy. But due to money it became my daily driver. It is a 91 model JL that is stock with the only mod being a 2 inch shackle lift. Still it will go places that no other 4x4 i have ever owned will go. So what to do seeing as i could not go tearing this one apart. I did what any true sami fan would have done. I bought another one. It's a 90 model that did not have a motor. Good thing i did buy it, it's trany is now in my 91. So with no motor and no trani i am pretty much free to build what ever i want. Never really took on a project this big. So don't expect much, I am not a mechanic. I don't even know how to weld. But still i am going to build myself a type 4.

sami.

This is my daily drive.



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Old 01-24-2010, 06:13 PM   #232 (permalink)
 
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Hi my name is Eric and I live in St. Paul MN.

I have a 1996 Geo Tracker that was originally bought for my wife based off of high standards like cute and it was her daily sitter until the final breakdown during the blizzard we had here a few weeks back.

The only real exterior pic I have was taken from the front yard on my cell


Now that my wife is driving what used to be my car, Ive now claimed this wonderful jewel as my own.

She said junk it, but Ive decided out of pure hate and meanness that Im going to make this beast live.

The previous owner was not a very nice person and pulled the shady tricks to sell it the electrical tape over the AWL (check engine) was a really nice touch and a testament to his sparkling personality.

Right now I more lurking on the forums here, looking at what others did, reading why, and trying to figure out how not to ask the same questions already covered. (I have lots)

Past that Im cruising the vendor list(s), seeing what they have and how much so I can properly gauge how much groveling with my wife it will take to build this little car up to something decent.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:31 PM   #233 (permalink)
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Checking in from Phoenix, AZ. Just picked up my first ever Zuk after a string of Heeps and other 4x4s. As my tag line says on the Zuk forum - "I finally understand the 'Jeep thing', thus I quit buying them" There's not much to look at right now, as the Zuk is basically just a stripped tub on four wheels, but I'm about to start a build thread for it.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:18 PM   #234 (permalink)
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Hi my names Jamie and im from New Zealand . I've purchased my zuk when i was 15 and have built it up myself over the last four years .

My suzukis specs so far
-Supercharged nissan GA15
-internal snorkel
-Power steering
-Rock lobster transfer case raised above chassis rails with strengthend mounts and raised transmission tunnel
-Shaved front and rear diffs
-Raised u-bolt plates
-Longer rear springs with extended shackels
-RUF
-Individual wheel brakes
-6 point roll cage
-Guards cut to fit tires
-32' super swampers with staun internal bead locks

Then theres the other usual stuff like bar work and bucket seats + other things ive forgotten about .



build up thread http://www.outerlimits4x4.com/ftopic...php&highlight=

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Old 02-03-2010, 02:50 PM   #235 (permalink)
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Hi People, i am Leon from the uk, have owned this zook for about a year and a half, have spent a lot of time cleaning it up then getting it dirty then doin it all over again.......luv it!
currently in the garage getting a spoa and rear disk conversion.
B4 pic....oh dear! hard to see the potential.

now & b4 the spoa

S U Carb
Axle Breathers
Add A Leaf
longer shocks
beefy front shackles
Bucket seats
Tubular A bar
rear tow bar
30mmWheel spacers
Free wheeling Hubs.

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Old 02-05-2010, 05:10 PM   #236 (permalink)
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Hey everyone...

Then names Craig from Painesville Ohio, I am a robotic technician @ Lincoln Electric. I just got ahold of a 95 Geo Tracker 4x4. I have allot of plans for it but right now its stock. I need to do some body repair first, the floor pan is rocked but the frame is solid! Well here is a pic...


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Old 02-06-2010, 07:02 PM   #237 (permalink)
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Hi im ryan from nor cal I have a stock 87 zuk getting readt to build it up no pix yet but i will have them soon
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:41 PM   #238 (permalink)
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well Ive been a Toyota guy for the past 13 yrs an my rig was very well put together.....the time came last oct for me to need a little more room so yesterday i went from a 82 toy truggy

to this 87 sami all thats been done to it was a spring over
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:15 PM   #239 (permalink)
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Checking in

Just checking in ,been wheeling the same 1981 Suzuki LJ80 , at least that is what the ownership calls it. It has change quite a bit over the years to this. The power train is all Suzuki, 1.6 fuel injected Sidekick engine,5 speed sammy tranny 4:1 t-case full width sidekick rear diff, center section sidekick rear diff in the front with sammy knuckles 5:12 gears and mini spool front and rear. calmini rear axles and Double toughs in the front. 35-14.50-15 tires and 10" rims. Four link rear with fox air shocks and coils in the front. Weighs in at 2350lbs. Its a son of a B$tch to steer, so I installed a PSC pump,cooler and reservoir, sidekick box drilled and tapped with a ram assist. Should be a little easier to steer this year!
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:25 PM   #240 (permalink)
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Hi. Finally decided to jump in. 88 w/ 32s, 1.6 16v... I guess I am at stage 2 1/2
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4402379737/

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Old 03-11-2010, 04:38 AM   #241 (permalink)
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LOL !!

Well I guess it is better late than never for me.


My Name is David and I live in Fayetteville N.C.

Love to hunt, fish and just about anything else outdoors.


I am a member of a good group of people over on the Zuwharrie board.


~~~ The Honor Build ~~~

- 1988 Tin Top
- Stretched 22" just behind the doors
- 1.6 16 valve
- 1982 yota front w/ 1.25 wheel spacers (lockright locker)
- 1986 IFS yota rear (spooled)
- Trail Tough missing YJ missing link suspension (5 packs all 4 corners)
- custom drive shafts (made locally)
- rear disk brakes monte carlo's (Sky Mfg)
- TC style power steering pump
- FJ60 steering box
- 35 x 12.50 x 15 Goodyear MTRs on 15 x 8 rims (soon to change)
- home made front/rear bumpers



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Old 03-13-2010, 06:03 PM   #242 (permalink)
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My name is Wesley and live in Loganville, Ga. This is my first Sammy and it's a work in progress, I would have to say it's somewhere between stage 2 & 3 here's the specs:

-Stock 1.3L engine
-SPOA with 1.5" lift shackles
-Track/Kick-Sammy hybrid axles w/5.13 gear
-Lincoln locked rear
-33's


I'm about to start on a 3 link wishbone rear & yj leafs with a shackle reversal up front. I also plan on building an exo cage in the near future.

Here's what she looked like the day I bought her


And here's what she looks like now
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:34 PM   #243 (permalink)
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Im a new comer, Im from Hernando,MS. I bought this rig from another member on here - zukiwilson.

Specs:

1987 Suzuki Samurai

Drivetrain:

1.3L w/header and Flowmaster muffler (engine runs great, no smoke, clicks, or knocks and starts right up)
Geo Metro aluminum valve cover (media blasted and painted/clearcoated)
Weber carb, installed backwards and floats adjusted to rock and roll
New starter last year

'89 5-spd. transmission

'89 T-case with low miles, 6.5:1 T-case gears with DIY bucket, reinforced arms on both sides, and Rock4x T-case mounts

Toyota driveshafts front and rear, Rat Adapter in the rear

Toyota axles:
'85 Toyota front axle (full truss underneath), rebuilt 2 years ago, 2" wheel spacers, Sky’s Toyota axle relocation plates, Trail-Gear Cross-over steering, Spartan Locker, 4.10 gears

'96 Toyota rear axle, rear disk brakes with GM calipers, rotors, and Sky's
brackets, welded, 4.10 gears

Subaru master cylinder swap
6 pt. cage with mounting spot for High-lift
Tube doors
37”x14.50”x15" Iroks (95% tread) on 2.5" BS wheels
Subaru MC swap
Long-travel shocks
YJ rear springs with relocated mounts, RUF
FJ60 steering box with a Tracker pump
Ammo can waterproof center console
Offroad bumpers with 2” receivers
6-pt. rollcage (1.75”) with tube doors
Fire Extinguisher
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:38 PM   #244 (permalink)
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Im a new comer, Im from Hernando,MS. I bought this rig from another member on here - zukiwilson.

Specs:

1987 Suzuki Samurai

Drivetrain:

1.3L w/header and Flowmaster muffler (engine runs great, no smoke, clicks, or knocks and starts right up)
Geo Metro aluminum valve cover (media blasted and painted/clearcoated)
Weber carb, installed backwards and floats adjusted to rock and roll
New starter last year

'89 5-spd. transmission

'89 T-case with low miles, 6.5:1 T-case gears with DIY bucket, reinforced arms on both sides, and Rock4x T-case mounts

Toyota driveshafts front and rear, Rat Adapter in the rear

Toyota axles:
'85 Toyota front axle (full truss underneath), rebuilt 2 years ago, 2" wheel spacers, Skys Toyota axle relocation plates, Trail-Gear Cross-over steering, Spartan Locker, 4.10 gears

'96 Toyota rear axle, rear disk brakes with GM calipers, rotors, and Sky's
brackets, welded, 4.10 gears

Subaru master cylinder swap
6 pt. cage with mounting spot for High-lift
Tube doors
37x14.50x15" Iroks (95% tread) on 2.5" BS wheels
Subaru MC swap
Long-travel shocks
YJ rear springs with relocated mounts, RUF
FJ60 steering box with a Tracker pump
Ammo can waterproof center console
Offroad bumpers with 2 receivers
6-pt. rollcage (1.75) with tube doors
Fire Extinguisher

Good score man, I hope you wheel the shit out of it.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:51 PM   #245 (permalink)
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Ive been a member here for quite a while mostly reading. I thought id finally check in to make everyone extremely happy!

heres my pile....





SPOA, 6.5:1 in the t-case, lockrite in the rear, mighty cong bucket, 31's. nothing to extreme but like most people on here im planning more.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:10 PM   #246 (permalink)
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Hi I'm Sebas from Chile and this is my Suzuki:

Suzuki Samurai LWB 1992





and a video of my first Trip.

YouTube - Paseo Parque Nacional Villarica, Sector Quetrupillan
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Hello I'm Ben... I belong to a family of central California Samurai owners. We have 4 trail ready plus a junker. Basic street legal SPOA, gears, lockers etc..

I've been a lurker here for awhile. Lots of good tech Love the site!
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:09 PM   #248 (permalink)
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Hi, i'm Sebas, a frenchie from Quebec, canada. Been wheeling for 17 years now, i always had samurai for trail rigs, but always simple SPOA with 33" and 5.12..

Now currently have a 88 samy on the serious build stage. Aiming for 6.5, toy diff with 5.29 and 37" tires...

Been a long lurker on pirates, but now question are coming, so i registered.

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Old 04-23-2010, 07:11 AM   #249 (permalink)
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Hi, just another Zuk driver from Canada. Been following Pirate for some time now. There is a lot of info to be found in this group and the others on the forum. Hope to learn some and contribute for the sake of others.
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Comin in from dixon missouri. 16 years old been wheelin and wrenchin as long as I can remember, my dad started me early. got a 87 samurai typical samurai 8" toyota's, SOA, 4.5" shackels, custom fabed bumpers by myself 32x11.50 BFG's This has been my project for the past four years and ive done almost all the work myself
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