Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Re: Can i get the Basics on Sammies ?
1)what years came with the full steel hard tops...i like those...dont know exact cut off year, every one ive seen has been pre 90
2) how tough are stock trannies their pretty good
3)how tough is stock t-case and what gearing? stock axles are 373 best as i kin remember, stock t/c leave something to be desired in the gearing department. plenty of vendors offering cures for that though.
4)how tough are stock axles what gearing, and how long will they last with 31/32/33" tires,.....roughly..i know it varies. with a easy foot, you can run 33s with no prob. with a tough foot and a locker you will most likely start breaking stuff with 33s.
5)is it possible to even think of holding a highway speed with above tires? i dont trailer when i go to play YES, in my second zuk, i ran 33s, 462 axle gears, and a grs II t/c. was towing home from NC when the motor laid down in the tow rig, unloaded zuk, packed necessities into zuk and headed home. cuttin my own wind, was averaging 75mph, got up to 90 a couple of times behind a van or big rig.
6) why are there 3 drive shafts? is it an unmated t-case? yup, divorced t/c
7) is the engine pretty reliable? motors are very reliable
8)what is stock wheel bolt pattern 5 on 5.5
9) are there any years, models, trim levels, options etc i should stay far away from nope, mostly the same.
theres a great search button on here too if ya got specific ???s.
good luck man. cant go wrong in a zuk!!!