All I wanted was 33's. Now it's ring and pinions, install kits, and bearings all around, B-rings on new axles, 10 inch wide rims, SPOA's and YJ springs, New Shocks, Drive Shafts, Brake Lines, etc. etc. etc. When do I get my 33's?
that sounds right. i start like this. $3000 into the engine. $1600 into lift. $900 into drivetrain. $1900 in needs i.e. winch, lights, bumpers. $1100 into body i.e. diamond plate. $1300 for rims and tyres. and now i plan to spend under $600 for roll cage. and i put all of this into a sammi i traded for a proter cable 19.2 cordless drill with light.
i have another right now. it's got a crate engine with about 2000 miles on it. the transmissoin makes noise when you go into 2nd gear but then goes away. also the rear axle needs rebuilt, but all i think is wrong is they used the same crush sleeve. there is damage in the rear quater panels. but just in the rear corners. but i have put a kick @$$ hood scoop on it. i got this sammi for trade of a craftsman lawn tractor i would longer need. the pic of the scoop is below.
MJohnson: Building my Zuk has been expensive as well, and I'm SPUA on 30's! Over $5k invested to date, and I'm not finished yet. But I don't have a boat, so that makes it easier to justify! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Jimzuki: Thank you for posting your $ numbers. I feel much better about my "habit" now! [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
jesus mary - what the heck was that bumper used for?! ( the rare, beta test only 160 mph suzuki factory bumper??)
on the serious side, looks like I'll be in the market for a 'basket case' zuk in about 3-4 weeks. Need a template / demo / test mule for the 1300 CIS / 1300 CIS turbo, auto tyranny swap, and toy case swap conversion stuff. body doesnt really matter ( though it'd be nice to be able to drive the thing) but frame,and wiring harness need to be in good shape. at this point its still just my 'hobby' so I cant spend big $$$ on stuff untill I get some inflow to match the expenditures.
Jim - despite razzing you about 'find me one', I think you're a wee bit far away!