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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-25-2002, 07:13 AM
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Finally - Sidekick STEEL Front Diff Can

Well Calmini FINALLY announced it!

<a target="_blank" href=http://www.puresuzuki.com/anvil_axle.htm>http://www.puresuzuki.com/anvil_axle.htm</a>

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Re: Finally - Sidekick STEEL Front Diff Can

But it only "Fits 89-98 Sidekick/Tracker with 3' CALMINI Lift." I didn't even know Calmini sold a 3 foot lift for the Sidekick/Tracker!
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Re: Finally - Sidekick STEEL Front Diff Can

someone else been building them already, made from a trimmed down sammy housing.. can't quite remember who at the moment.
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Yeah, I have the three foot Calmini lift - at least it feels like three feet! The Gnewt is TALL!

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Holy sh!t - that looks beefy!!

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Re: Finally - Sidekick STEEL Front Diff Can

Well, that's something else to upgrade after I break this one.[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: Finally - Sidekick STEEL Front Diff Can

This is great! I can finally stop keeping the "secret"! [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

I'm going this route even though I installed a manual GV housing which is cast steel. This was a temporary fix until this came out.

The main benefit here is the elimination of the passenger side stub axle in favor of a fixed shaft and flange, like the drivers side. Best part is the same CV shaft can be used on either side, making trail spares easier as you only need one.

Double this with a manual GV diff housing (cast steel) and you'll have an industructable front axle.

Steve?!?! When can I order one? Now?
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Hey Tim,

Are you implying that the diff cans on the Sidekick are aluminum too? Are they the same size between the Sidekick and the GV? Never thought about it much... Hmm...

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Re: Finally - Sidekick STEEL Front Diff Can

Yup, yup. Soda can material, and you saw what happened to mine out in Moab. And that was the XL7 automatic diff which is the thickest of the aluminum diffs.

Best bet would be to get a GV or XL7 manual diff and use the housing. Or you can buy them from Suzuki for about $200. Go with whatever is cheaper. But if you get an XL7 diff from the yard, make sure you get the center mount too, it's different from the Kick/GV.

Then install a Calmini LSD. But since it's now all steel, you could also use a Sammy 4-pin rear carrier up front and drop a lock-right into in, provided you use the GV. Or a rear Sammy ARB air locker up front would be an option too. If you go for a locker, plan on carrying plenty of driver side CV shafts.
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That thing is a work of art. But the worst thing is the cost. When I start adding up the cost of everything under my kick it starts to make me dizzy. At some point here I am going to do a SAS. Just makes sense.

I do wish I had the coin to buy one.

Has anyone broke theres wheeling. I beat the crap out of my kick and nothing has let go yet. Maybe I am just lucky.
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