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Suzuki Samurai!!!

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by beans20, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Jun 27, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    beans20

    beans20 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Soon to come 6" procomp lift Stage I 18x9.5 Black Rhino Sidewinders Kenwood DNX6960 Head Unit and 35x12.50 Toyo Open Country MT's JDM black head and tail lights and more!!!!
    Well I sold my 2nd Gen Tacoma and was looking for a new project and found this '87 Samurai with 82,000 original miles yes original so I bought it for $2500 already had a SPOA lift done to it but its time for upgrades. My plans for the future are doing a VW 1.9 TD swap and doing a 8" coil over lift and doing a lot of work to the body and I can't wait to get this thing started its going to be an awesome rig.

    Sami.jpg
     
  2. Jun 27, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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    dayNnite4

    dayNnite4 We can't stop here, this is bat country.

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    thats sick!!!!!
     
  3. Jun 27, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    beans20

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    Soon to come 6" procomp lift Stage I 18x9.5 Black Rhino Sidewinders Kenwood DNX6960 Head Unit and 35x12.50 Toyo Open Country MT's JDM black head and tail lights and more!!!!
    Thanks I love this thing but the 1.3 has gotta go that thing is way to weak this is gonna be a slow build but once it gets started I am gonna be posting up pics and more info on it.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    BackwoodsTaco

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    I would have gotten a samurai if i didn't get my Tacoma. I love those little buggy's, endless possibility's with those things
     
  5. Jun 27, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    Those Samurai's kick ass!! I had one when I was building my race truck. For the price you cant go wrong. And they crawl everywhere!
     
  6. Jun 27, 2012 at 9:06 PM
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    +1 on all of the above... but an 8" lift is going to make it pretty damned top-heavy.
    Assuming you won't be planning any high speed mountain roads or serious highway.

    But those trucks SMOKE on the trails.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    Deercantseeme

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    I had an '88 samurai and that thing was impossible to kill. Only downside was it was a hard top. Took all the doors and glass except windshield off. Should've kept it considering I only paid $300 for it. Beat the piss out of it drunk a bunch of times then sold it it for $400. Definitely a solid built rig. Good luck with the build!
     
  8. Jun 28, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    Yeah it's gonna be top heavy as hell but when I was doing the research for VW swap im gonna need extra clearance for the swap. I figured if I am gonna spend money and time on this thing it's gonna be done the right way so i can get max flex and potential out of it.
     
  9. Jun 28, 2012 at 6:27 AM
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    A_Ninja_Racer

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    So Jealous....
     
  10. Jun 28, 2012 at 8:42 AM
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    Awesome! That is one of the best wheelers ever made. You're going to have a lot of fun with that rig!
     
  11. Jun 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    Some flags and center console divider... lots of things on the wanted list.
    Why don't you swap the fronts to some larger leaf packs like the old jeeps did? Don't know if it's an option or not.
     
  12. Jun 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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    Well honestly I am still debating on what lift, I want the coil conversion kit but I don't really know if it's that necessary I could just use YJ springs but how much flex am I really gonna get?
     
  13. Jun 28, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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    I used to wheel with a guy who had one of those and holy shit was that suzuki fun. It went almost everywhere the big guys went, and crawled like a champ.

    When the time comes to build another wheeler I hope I can find one
     
  16. Jun 28, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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    The only thing with YJ kit is its a spring under kit and mine already has a spring over kit and to get a yj spring over kit the lift is way to excessive. But putting smaller tires on the spring over kit would achieve MAX flex.
     
  18. Jun 28, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    I do like the idea of the YJ kit a lot better than the calmini kit though.
     
  19. Jun 28, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    Some flags and center console divider... lots of things on the wanted list.
    I would get an older jeep or samurai myself if I had the extra cash.
     
  20. Jun 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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    Man I can tell ya I love the hell outta mine and no matter what kit I get I am gonna make sure I get a damn good one but now that i have read on the YJ kit I'm starting to like it more and more.
     

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