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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2002, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Which is better side kick or zuk tranny

I'm getting a 1.6 8v complete with 80/k on it and i can get the tranny for 100.00 thats bolted to it. Should i get the tranny or stay with the zuk tranny. which is better. I know if i stay with the zuk i have to re drill and use j-hooks on the tranny or buy the adapter plate. how strong is the side kick tranny

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Re: Which is better side kick or zuk tranny

I have driven a friends of mine zuk that has sidekicks engine and tran in it and it seemed to have more power. If you can get the transfer case to you will like it. If it is a automatic one(have good gears in the transfer case

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hey nate691023, Thats not your middle finger in your picture? If it is you must be stuck.

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Re: Which is better side kick or zuk tranny

well, i just read (spelling?) Lilzeus' webpage (this guy knows what he's doin, and he knows how to explain it!) and hes usin a tranny from a 95 that came out of a 2wd... but im guessin that the tranny your talkin bout is neither of the two... but it is bigger... and he said it was a good fit.

check his site, its a great site

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Re: Which is better side kick or zuk tranny

GA_ZUKI,
I don't know which tranny is actually "better", but I do know that if you are going to use the tracker/kick tranny you will need a 2" body lift for the tranny tunnel to accept the tracker/kick tranny. Also, you cannot use the transmision from a 4x4 sidekick/tracker because the transfer case and transmission are married. You will need to find a 2 wheel drice kick/tracker and get the tranny from it. Some of the other guys on here might know more about it than I do but I think the reason the adapter plate for the Zuk tranny is so popular is because it is a lot less hassle.

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Re: Which is better side kick or zuk tranny

Hey Charles,

If you don't want the transmission, let me know, maybe I can use it.

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Re: Which is better side kick or zuk tranny

I have a 3" body lift, SPOA and its a 2wd 2dr. i can get the tranny for cheaper and the side kick motor mounts too. should i use the kick radiator or will the zuk work remember i'm in HOTLANTA GA

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Re: Which is better side kick or zuk tranny

You will have to shorten the intermediate shaft and do some fabricating for the rear mount to use the 2wd 1.6 transmission because it is longer. You'll need to cut a hole in your tunnel for the shifter about half way between the normal location and your tcase shifter.

I don't know which is BETTER, but using the Samurai transmission is definitely EASIER. I used the 2wd transmission because it was like NEW and came with my motor.

I got the 1.6 radiator with my motor, but I used the Samurai radiator. I'll find out if it will keep it cool this summer.

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I would be interested in the tranny & xfer case if you decide not to use it.

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Re: Which is better side kick or zuk tranny

I say get the kick tranny. I have a donor tracker 2wd and when my spring break roles around I'm putting the efi 1.6L and tracker tranny into my zuke. It sounds like you have most of the complicated stuff out of the way. I personally think that the kick /tracker tranny is going to be better, sinse it's bigger. Bigger means heavier, which means stonger, or at least that's what I think. Hope this helps, -Drew

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