Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: High Wycombe, UK
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In the UK we tend to fit a 38mm sidedraught carb (SU) and a header and exhaust. That makes a big difference in power and the SU is quite good on fuel. Back in the 80s there were a couple of turbo conversions available.
The axles are narrower than a Sammy and the diffs are not interchangable either, SJ413 axles do fit but are higher geared. I have a set of LJ80 diffs which do fit the 410 (if you can find any) and drop the gearing a fair bit. We had the 410 up to 1988, later models have a 5sp gearbox.
The block is cast iron, I have back problems and struggled to lift it. I didn't have the same problems lifting the all ally 1.6 a couple of years later.
2000 Vitara 1.6, 2" lift, 3" body lift, winch, snorkel, safari rack, 33" MTs, rear discs, steel front axle, 5:83s
SJ413K Pick Up, 1.6 conversion.
Last edited by James_Holland; 10-18-2008 at 05:44 PM.