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Jeremy had borrowed a samurai case from me and it burned up, but it would have burned up at my house too. Little truck parts are pretty low on the list when you loose everything.
I can't even imagine what that must have been like. Not only everything you had gone, but everything anyone around you had as well. Mike has a pretty good attitude about, better than I ever could. He says many people didn't fair out nearly as good as he did.
 

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I can't even imagine what that must have been like. Not only everything you had gone, but everything anyone around you had as well. Mike has a pretty good attitude about, better than I ever could. He says many people didn't fair out nearly as good as he did.
I think the whole town being gone was just as difficult to deal with, if not more, than loosing our house and belongings. Such a sudden end to so many things. Very sad, but in the end, I feel fortunate, the real important things to me, my family and friends, are all safe. Many souls were not as fortunate.

Definitely gives you a different perspective on material things.
 

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You finish the thing yet? Give your oldest the sawzall and tell him to get with it.
 

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You finish the thing yet? Give your oldest the sawzall and tell him to get with it.
Finished? No, but either way, it's going to Fordyce this weekend. I need to shorten a drives haft for the front and I'd like to build some type of skid plate for the front diff since the cover is aluminum.

Just been crazy busy trying to get the place ready for a kids party. :laughing:
 

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Here for the fordyce report and pics
Overall it was a great trip. Sideshit (dubbed this trip) was a little bit of a flop. It was definitely making everyone laugh the whole time, but I fucked both cv's pretty quickly. I think I'm still over extending them. Wilson said the tire was turned extremely sharp the first time. So steering stops might help.

The bushing was siezed to the shaft when I went to change it, which means the spindle is probably fucked as well.

Exhaust is pretty fucked, gas tank is pretty fucked, pass rear coil fell out twice :homer:, gearing was night and day better than stock, but not near enough.

Whats wierd though is the intermediate shaft wasn't vibrating on the way out :confused:
 

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On a side note, my mom has been cleaning up her yard and asked me about a samurai tub that I left there like 15 years ago and forgot about. :laughing: I'm toying with the idea of tossing it on this frame....
 

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I think this rig is a zuk tub on kick frame:
Not too far off what I pictured.

I was thinking shorten the frame a little. Either move the drivetrain back or front end forward in the same process.

Maybe a little more lift and make it be able to fit 35-37s but not look completely retarded on the 32s.

Minimal everything. No dash, ect.
 

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I e 5hought a lot about doing that with my vitara. I'll probably lengthen the samurai body a bit and make it more of a crewcab.
 

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But 35s would fix that right up.


Let me know if you want to let your tub go really cheap
 

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But 35s would fix that right up.


Let me know if you want to let your tub go really cheap
Not against selling it, but I think I want to hang on to it for now. I can't decide if I want to do the body swap on this chassis and 35s or say fuck it and throw my 60s under it. :laughing:

Are you still interested in my 4:1 case?
 

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Not against selling it, but I think I want to hang on to it for now. I can't decide if I want to do the body swap on this chassis and 35s or say fuck it and throw my 60s under it. :laughing:

Are you still interested in my 4:1 case?
Yeah or maybe you want to trade sidekicks one way or another and start over with a cleaner stocker?
 

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Yeah or maybe you want to trade sidekicks one way or another and start over with a cleaner stocker?
That thought crossed my mind.

The only problem is that I still want some of the parts for a future kid buggy. Tires, tcase, Trans, ect. Then future smogs are out the window with no speedo.

I would like to go to toy cases if I go 60s. I emailed trail Tough, and I could go back to a 5 spd using a Toyota w56, but I would have to find some unicorn 98 sport bellhousing. Or convert to cable.

So 8 figured just switch to 6.4s or 6.5s and go 7.17s.
 

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if you are wanting to go 60s, you might look into swapping a montero trans. https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/suzuki/2690042-zuki-2-0-build-mod-stock.html#post44637594

He did it and was able to run a d300 behind it. It would also open up the door for other tcase options.
I remember reading something like that. Right now, 4.16:1 is not enough with 4.62s and 32s, I don't think the 7.17s alone will be enough with 40-42s. It's my first real auto experience offroad, so maybe I'm missing something. I also probably have 1000 lbs or more over that Sami, so that could be it.

I realize that I could do any number of round 6 tcases or doublers. The reason for wanting to use Toyota cases is I have a pair of duals with 23 spline 4.7 rear, and chromo outputs.
 

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I remember reading something like that. Right now, 4.16:1 is not enough with 4.62s and 32s, I don't think the 7.17s alone will be enough with 40-42s. It's my first real auto experience offroad, so maybe I'm missing something. I also probably have 1000 lbs or more over that Sami, so that could be it.

I realize that I could do any number of round 6 tcases or doublers. The reason for wanting to use Toyota cases is I have a pair of duals with 23 spline 4.7 rear, and chromo outputs.
I think the Montero or Volvo trans might be your answer.

Here is a link where someone build an adapter to put a 23spline toyota case behind the volvo trans: https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/suzuki/716069-volvo-aw71-transmission-install-2.html#post8978532

I would think it could be adapted for the Montero trans as well, maybe easier.
 

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That thought crossed my mind.

The only problem is that I still want some of the parts for a future kid buggy. Tires, tcase, Trans, ect. Then future smogs are out the window with no speedo.

I would like to go to toy cases if I go 60s. I emailed trail Tough, and I could go back to a 5 spd using a Toyota w56, but I would have to find some unicorn 98 sport bellhousing. Or convert to cable.

So 8 figured just switch to 6.4s or 6.5s and go 7.17s.
I remember reading something like that. Right now, 4.16:1 is not enough with 4.62s and 32s, I don't think the 7.17s alone will be enough with 40-42s. It's my first real auto experience offroad, so maybe I'm missing something. I also probably have 1000 lbs or more over that Sami, so that could be it.

I realize that I could do any number of round 6 tcases or doublers. The reason for wanting to use Toyota cases is I have a pair of duals with 23 spline 4.7 rear, and chromo outputs.
You know my previous set up on my Jeep.

my opinion, put 60s w/ 40" tires under it! Try out the 6.5:1 gears and see how you like it. if you decide you don't like it, sell me the Toyota underdrive case and adapter (I'm serious, I will buy it) and put a tracker/vitara hydraulic 5 speed behind your 2.0L w/ tracker/vitara underdrive and your 4.7:1 Toyota case behind that.

I think a 5 speed trans is mandatory behind a 4 banger unless your only rock crawling, but you may like the 3 speed/6.5:1/7/17 combo :smokin:

I know you've said before you're skeptical of Keith's zuk/Toyota and zuk/D300 doublers, but I and many other guys can assure you he builds a legit product that works great. if you were on Facebook you could see for yourself lol.
 
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