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Re: dedicated trail rig
hello. i have owned a ton of samurais and they are cheap and tough as nails. the basic trail zuk has a spring over lift, which if ya can weld, you can do yourself(real cheap). lockers are cheap and easy to install in zuk axles($199) and are a must for traction or just weld em up. 4:1 t-case rock crawler gears can be bought for $399 from trailtough.com. or make your own dual t-case setup to help you gearing with bigger tires. stock zuk axles are fine up to 33 inch tires. check out the suzuki section here on orc. we can answer all your questions on zuks.
as far as efi, if you get one with a good running stock carb then you will be just fine. the stock carb will run upside down....and i know this cuz mine did.
just for reference, my latest project zuk is gonna be trail only and i will not have more than $500 into the truck and that includes the price of the zuk ($100). welded the diffs front and rear, installed 3 inch springs i got used ($75) and weber carb i got used ($125).