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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2000, 12:49 PM
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93 4x2 into 4x4

HI, I'm new to the Forum, but i've been wanting a samurai for quite a while now. the samurai in question is at:
http://www.copart.com/cgi-bin/ltdeta...p?lot=01047860
It is at a salvage car auction, but its not salvaged, and the damage is on the bumpers, which i'd replace anyways. The only thing is, that its not a 4x4! Whats the point of a 2 wheel drive samurai? BUT, my question is, how hard is it to change it to a 4x4? has anyone done this? what would i need? the auction is monday, so i need to make up my mind quick.
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Re: 93 4x2 into 4x4

Hey Geoffrie,

I say go for it man. Check out the usual stuff when buying a vehicle. Don't know what a fair price is where you are. Here in eastern tennessee, a clean 2wd will bring around 3K. To convert to 4wd is very simple. Get a t/c, front driveline, and axle. Be sure to get all the nuts and bolts you can. Can never have too many of those. It is a bolt in procedure. If the price is right, grab it. You must also consider what you will have to invest to convert it as compared to just buying a 4wd zuk. I would have no problem converting one, but if you can not find the parts, it will put you in a pinch. The decision is yours man.
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Re: 93 4x2 into 4x4

I figure i can get it for under 1,000 so the price is right. (my current car a 91 VW golf i picked up for $650 at the auction) will any year sami 4x4 parts work? Another thing, does a 93 have a back seat? If not could i just find one and add it?
I live in Redding california does anyone know a good place to get the transfer case, hubs, axle, and front drive line cheep? also is there anything else i'd need?
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If you can get it for a grand, I would say jump as quick as you can. I have them, but it would be cost prohibitive to send them to CA. I am sure you can find some out there. There are a bunch of zuksters out in the north west. Can any of you guys help our fellow zukster here???? A back seat is not too hard to install. They did not have them in 93 if I remember correctly. If you plan on building it and making a trail truck, you may think about the t/c that Trail Tough sells. I heard about it, but havn't checked out his site for info yet. Hope to tonight.
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Thank you billy bob for your help, now I just need to find the parts. Does anyone have all the parts needed for a 2x4 to 4x4 conversion?
The problem is that i'm going to need to barrow the money from my dad to buy it because i havn't sold my car yet. He wont lend me the money unless i can find the parts before hand. please help me out.
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Re: 93 4x2 into 4x4

If you can't find a private party to sell you the parts call Hawk Sazuki in
Oregon (888-726-8724,www.hawksazukiparts.com).They're the best dismantler I've
dealt with.


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Re: 93 4x2 into 4x4

I agree with rollerskate. Hawk has a extensive line of parts. Everything you will ever need for a conversion. Now you have a confirmed source for the parts to convert it. If you can, get the loan, and then have a little patience. You will usually find the parts cheaper from a private party. I believe shipping would kill a person to ship them to CA from TN.
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Ditto on the Hawk comments. They have everything you need. I would also recommend if you are going to buy a Transfercase, get one with lower gears! Either the 4.16:1 that every one seems to be selling, or Petroworks GRSII with a 4.89:1 low range. If you have to buy one, you will regret not getting the lower gears later.......of course there is a price differential here......oops!

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Re: 93 4x2 into 4x4

hre's some shipping prices I've paid
T-case: Massachusettes - Texas = 25.00
rearend Texas to Oregon = 65.00

good luck on the swap

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Re: 93 4x2 into 4x4

check out ebay for parts that where i bought my tcase - under 100.00. do a search for suzuki samurai

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