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if a sammi has the 1.6 8v in it with 5.12 gears and 33's will it have enough power to maintain highway cruising speeds? will it decelerate(sp?) when you hit a substantial hill? how fast can you guys go, and what set ups do you have. i dont want to break any speed records, but i do want to be able to maintain highway cruising speeds.
 

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You should not have problems on the flat stuff, you will slow down on hills. does it have better T-case gears to get more reduction? you will need that. The R/P wont be enough with that tire....5:13's with a 31" tire would work. on stock axles, be light on the gas off road or you'll be fixxing the axles.

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I have the 1.3 with 33's and 4.57 r&p and can go 65, but just barely. Hills and overpasses usually require shifting. My brother-in-law, however, has a 1.6 16v, stock 3.73's and 31's and can cruise at 75 no problem. I think this was covered in another thread, "to all you guys running 38's" by ECF among others so do a search.
 

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If you still have the stock transfercase you will be turning 3800 rpm at 65 in 5th gear, verses 3467 rpm in 5th with a 100% stock samurai. A head wind or uphill drive and you will want to use 4th is my guess.
 

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thanks for the info and links. i do not have a sammy yet... ive got a yj that i want to get rid of for a zook. my yj has the 2.5 and i run 33's with stock gears and maintaining highway speeds is hopeless. i dont want to be in the same boat with a zook. again thanks for the info.
 

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i had a zuk with a 1.6 8 - valve, 5.12's and 33's...it would do 60 all day long on hills it would drop to 50 or so... but very little down shifting .
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My Dad has an built 8v 1.6 with dual mikuni's 6to1's with 33 12.50 mtr's and can run 95 all day long up hills 75 all day long:D
 

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I have a lil stock Zuk I picked up to drive to work with 1.3 and webber carb . I have 235 75r15s on it and found that it will run 65 easy and I dont know if It will go any faster because I dont have 5th gear. I donmt want to wrap it up to tight.
I have a feeling that I wouldnt be using it much anyways though
 

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suzuki highway power? For me that's an oxy-moron

I have an 8-valve 1.6 with GRSIII, 5.29's, and 35's. I can't do more than 55 mph 'cause the carb is crap. Hills (or even small overpasses) kill me.
 
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