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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-19-2008, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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DannyL is a little inspired...

Ya thats right, I got a little pep from reading about you guys still at it.

I been hoarding a few parts and just lost interest in building. Lately everything is working against me. I'm getting fatter, lazier and more of a procrastinator then ever. I work in, eat and sh_t off-road, moderate an off-road BBS. Everyone I have contact with is either an off-roader, sales rep for or starting off in.........OFF-ROAD.
So WHY do I not have the bug to BUILD????
I'm often the butt of jokes cause I drive a 2 door Sidekick on 205's! I can take it because I drive 100 miles a day to come and go from the....4x4 SHOP where I work!
I have every tool I need to do the build at home and even more at work that are there waiting for me to use. WTF is wrong with me????
The other day I posted that I had 2 Zuk left in the stable. We'll I guess my memory is slipping as well. I have my DD and C's LJ-81, or so I thought....
I seem to forget about the 4 door Kick that has the begining of a SAS on the front BEHIND the garage. Yep started the swap about 2 weeks before Zuktrails last year and didn't finish it. My boss got tired of looking at it at work and it's came "home". Then there is the SJ413 that resides at my OLD job. Ok it's not there alone. There is 2x1.6 8v with autos, 14 bolts diff, 4.3 sitting right next to it. I also seem to forget about the 1991 SWB Samurai rotwagonspecial that I bought for $75 from a friend that owns a garage. I bought the truck from him one day and the next an older gentelman needed a computer for his FI Samurai. Sold the computer for $200. Another nice guy wanted a FI tank...$150.....Do I feel bad? NO I'm the Zuk guy in these parts. Do you know how many Suzuki's you need to have in your yard to BECOME the Suzuki guy? ALOT! (note:Truck is still in buds yard)

So tonight I'm a little inspired to build something. OK I'm a little inspired to think about building something.

Here's what I got for parts.

Toy Axles
Toy electric locker
Toy TG X over
Ram assist
Beadlocks
39.5 Iroks
1.6 16v
1.6 8
Autos
Kicker 2
Toy cases
Toy shafts
DanBuildTcaseSkid
YJ leafs
I must have other crap here for sure. (memory issue.. )
I have a friendly yard that sells me D60's for $300-400 a set too...
And of sourse I get a good deal of off-road stuff....duh



SJ413 (pick up)
SWB Samurai
4 door Kick with lotorusto
LWB frame
SWB frame

I was looking at TT new yeller buggy and it got my juices flowing.

So what would you do?

Thanks for reading my rant!
(No YT I'm not selling the Kicker 2)

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Looks like a lot of us are getting bit by the Zuk bug...

I would build a nice rockcrawler out of them parts you've got!!!

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DO IT ALREADY!

I'm still buildin and wheelin my ratty 87 suzuki. Been rolled and flopped more than I can remember.
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Thanks for reading my rant!
(No YT I'm not selling the Kicker 2)
LOL! You're too funnay. As I was going down yer parts list, I saw the Kicker 2 and thought, "hmmmmm, if I talk him into something else like a Kicker 3 in the LWB..."

And then you go and post that, bursting my bubble.

Well, OTT does have that uber-kewl full cast unit coming out, that would be pretty bling. ANd RockRat also has a set-up debuting soon.

Or maybe Zooky will get bored with his set up and need to off it.

OT: Shannon's GV is getting Toys, but my plan keeps changing. First, I got a set of 1985's and thought they would be right. but now I'm thinking to off them in exhange for an Fj80 front and a IFS rear. Better width and stronger rear housing and diff. But I aleady GOT the 85's.

Then I was going to do a long arm with coils or coil-overs (prolly coil overs), then I considered who would be driving it and I still want some road fuction. Now I'm considereing new YJ springs in a S/R config. This would be WAY faster/easier to fab up, and should be fairly trail ready.

What's your thoughts?

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Oh, I forgot to reply to YOUR thread, Donut.

SAS the kick if it wasn't a rustbucket. Too bad, but no since dumping time and money into something that won't last in the long run.

So transplant the Kick auto stuff into the 413 trucklet, add the Kicker2 and Toys, then run the Irocks (of course, longfields and moly rears would be in order)

That's what I would do (with Bub, of course). But what the hell do I know?

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LOL! You're too funnay. As I was going down yer parts list, I saw the Kicker 2 and thought, "hmmmmm, if I talk him into something else like a Kicker 3 in the LWB..."

And then you go and post that, bursting my bubble.

Well, OTT does have that uber-kewl full cast unit coming out, that would be pretty bling. ANd RockRat also has a set-up debuting soon.

Or maybe Zooky will get bored with his set up and need to off it.

OT: Shannon's GV is getting Toys, but my plan keeps changing. First, I got a set of 1985's and thought they would be right. but now I'm thinking to off them in exhange for an Fj80 front and a IFS rear. Better width and stronger rear housing and diff. But I aleady GOT the 85's.

Then I was going to do a long arm with coils or coil-overs (prolly coil overs), then I considered who would be driving it and I still want some road fuction. Now I'm considereing new YJ springs in a S/R config. This would be WAY faster/easier to fab up, and should be fairly trail ready.

What's your thoughts?
Yjs wrap up fast in the rear. Least with me driving.
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Yjs wrap up fast in the rear. Least with me driving.
I'm was planning on a trac bar in the rear. Downey has one for about a Franklin, and has a poly mount built into it. If I don't use a M/L, I can get away with a fixed 2 point bar, like what Spidey used to sell for standard SPOA Sammys.

You running M/Ls or standard shackles?

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So the one from Downey works for the Samurai axles??
I might look into that if I go with YJ's or CJ's on my Zuk

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I don't think I said that. this is for Toy axles.

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Yjs wrap up fast in the rear. Least with me driving.
I'm not sure it's a fair comparison, but here's my opinion. On my LWB (RIP... ) I installed YJ all around and had great flex and good ride. I had TOO much upward flex in the rear so I installed bumpstops. Then I experienced axle wrap, so I built a "tractionbar" for it. It worked great. It was double hinged in the front and no binding at all. Then I started to carry parts,spare (33") and tools at the very rear so the bum was a little lower. I decided to add a full lenght leaf under the main leaf (5 leaf pack+1). I was pretty sure that the leaf would eliminate the wrap and carry the extra weight so I took off the bar. It worked great and no more axle wrap problems. I'm not sure how the weight of the two vehicule compares but if linking makes you queasy, I would throw some YJ's with S/R and have fun. Fast to set up and fool proof.

That's my 2 cents (and it's the same or very close to your sorry a$$ $$$!!!)

I glad to see I'm not the only one that is having a hard time deciding...

Note: Today I had a call from Tony at Rock equipement and he made me an offer I couldn't refuse.. I now have 4 16" air RockShocks added to the pile of parts....

I guess I'll have to get my ass busy soon!

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