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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2000, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Couldn\'t wait to find a Vitara V6 donor, so I bought a new GV Limited!

$20,485 for a V6 donor. Seems a little high for a swap into my Sami. *giggle*

This makes the third Zuk I've owned and the second one I've bought brand new. I'm starting to see a trend.

I'm the crazy fool who drove my quite-modified '94 Sam with the Samboree trailer from New York to Moab and back this year. On my return trip, I kept thinking of these three things:

1) I need a bigger motor in this turd
2) I need a tow vehical
3) What is the atomic weight of Argon?

Well, I never figured out the Argon thing, but I did find a solution to the other points. That solution is the Grand Vitara V6.

While I'm paying off the mini-mortage on this thing, it will be my daily driver and tow rig (although a Sami with 7" of lift and 31's towed behind a GV really looks silly). I really can't believe this thing. It's got leather seats, power steering/brakes/locks/windows/mirrors/BJ-giver, CD changer, reclining REAR seats, 16" wheels. Even really cheezy "gold" chrome trim. Far cry from the bare-naked Sami I bought.
Once it's payed off (in 5 years) and the body rusts out (which is around 7 years in New York), the motor will be going into the Sami. The V6 is a 2.5L twin OHC with 155 ponies and 160 ft.lbs. of torque. Not terribly impressive but a far cry from the 1.3L EFI in my Sami. I know I could put in a motor with more HP or torque, but if it ain't got a Suzuki motor in it, IMHO it ain't a Suzuki anymore. I guess you can call me a "purist", which I am.

Which brings me to my real question, who's going to make me a conversion kit? Yoohoo, Steve (Calmini) you reading me?

Anyone else with a GV, feel free to email me to discuss future modifications.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2000, 02:20 PM
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Re: Couldn\'t wait to find a Vitara V6 donor, so I bought a new GV Limited!

Why wait , just rip that v6 out now . Don't get me wrong I think those modified suzukis are great but I agree with yankee tim and want to keep it suzuki . Have been thinking about stuffing a suki v6 into my sami for a few weeks but alas thats all I will ever do at this stage . So hope some one gives it a go and lets us know how it went .
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2000, 06:40 PM
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Re: Couldn\'t wait to find a Vitara V6 donor, so I bought a new GV Limited!

there's bound to be some insurance wrecks out there, with the v6, or the 2.0 four. even the 2.0 has 127 hp.

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