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Bonjour,

My friend has a Samurai (humm?). He installed a Grand Vitara V6 engine into his "personnalized" engine bay with the maunal Vitara tranny.

He body-lifted (2") and spring-overed already-owned Toyota diffs.

He installed his special Samurai tcase (hi:1.58; lo:4.163) with 4.1 diff, and adapted driveshafts and driveline (tranny-tcase).

Actually, he got some problems with the rear driveshaft inclinaison. The truck is so short!

Her is a picture of the engine "compartiment".

Here is a winter downhill picture.

Here is the photo album of the last fall snow ride.

P.O.

P.S.: Hope viewers are satisfied:D
 

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Please get close ups of inside the compartment

We want to see how much "massaging" was required.
 

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Thanks for the pictures. That is cool. I want one :D I would like to see some closeups as well, and maybe a note or two about how much was involved to get the engine and tranny to fit and mate up the the t-case (i.e. were new mounts and/or cross-members, tunnel mods, or similar modifications required).
 

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Perfect Obsession said:
My friend has a Samurai (humm?). He installed a Grand Vitara V6 engine into his "personnalized" engine bay with the maunal Vitara tranny.
Cool engine swap. When I was doing my last Samurai, I looked everywhere for a Vitara V-6. I ended up with a 1999 Chevy Tracker (same as a Vitara) 2.0 motor.
 

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BUUUUAAAAA!!! I want one!!!!:crybaby:

I also looked high and low for this engine, to no avail. Had to settle for a 1.6 16 valver.........

Thanks!!! Some close up pics and a write up detailing the swap would be most cool!!!!

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the big question is hows it run was it worth not swapping a 4.3???just courious....
 

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Yeah, and it's got 140 HP, stock. Having torn my wife's 2.5 GV motor down to almost a bare block, I gotta say I'm impressed with it. I would love to steal it, and drop it in my Sidekick!
 
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