Yes, I'm a cross posting fool... The more the merrier, right?
Anyway, some of you know about me and my sj410k. It's been tucked away in a storage container since I've been on my own Suzuki/wheeling hiatus. I'm ready to pull out the wrenches but I am not sure what to wrench on and keep for the project and what to sell off. Before I list off all the potential parts I'd like you to keep in mind a few things I've been weighing in my head to help base my decision on...
The first is longevity of the drivetrain, I want to build it and maintain it not build it and in three years rebuild/replace it.
Next focus is workability, I really want something that functions well and allows me to drive on the street. If I can't drive it on the street I'm going to end up bored. Having a multi purpose vehicle is ALWAYS important to me.
Finally, cost right now is not as big as cost down the road. Although I want reliability I'm thinking about future costs (fuel costs are a concern).
So, now having that basis to start a conversation from, here is my pile-o-drivetrain parts I'd like help configuring. Just so you know I have all these parts in my possession. I won’t be needing to buy much. I’m guessing to complete the drivetrain at most I’ll have to spend a grand (not considering any rebuilding).
-Low mileage 1.6 8v (I have 2 and as well as a complete set-up for EFI) I have most of the swap parts to drop this into my rig. I need basically nothing here.
- 1.6 VW TD (It has sat in storage a while so before I started it I'd most likely go through it and freshen it up.)
-3spd Kick Auto with kicker 3 and dual yota cases (one case being a 4.0 reduction).
-W56 with dual cases (the rear being reduced).
Here's the final piece of the package which makes things interesting... I have built Yota axles with 5.29's and 39.5 Iroks. I'd entertain other ratio ideas but I'm keeping my Iroks. While I don't have a kit for the TD, if I do go with it I'd go with ACME. I just need to hear what others think about this.
I appreciate your time and consideration.