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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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I got a 1997 Geo Tracker 4 door, now what?

I got a 1997 Geo Tracker 4 door, near mint condition, for $3000. I think it was a reasonable deal...?

Recommended street tires?

It's my first 4wd vehicle, the 4wd shifter should stay in 2H right?

Any other suggestions?
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Don't think what i'm about to tell you is insulting, but the first thing you should to is read your owner's manual not once, not twice, but thrice. I've done it for every vehicle I've ever owned. Once you have that under your belt, you'll be able to answer every one of your questions you have by yourself.

At that point, if your looking to off-road your *new* Zook, use the search feature first, and you'll find way more info than a single thread start in the forum. If not, fire away questions.

Good luck with the zook, and prepare for a possible expensive, life-long addiction.

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Don't think what i'm about to tell you is insulting, but the first thing you should to is read your owner's manual not once, not twice, but thrice. I've done it for every vehicle I've ever owned. Once you have that under your belt, you'll be able to answer every one of your questions you have by yourself.

At that point, if your looking to off-road your *new* Zook, use the search feature first, and you'll find way more info than a single thread start in the forum. If not, fire away questions.

Good luck with the zook, and prepare for a possible expensive, life-long addiction.
Thanks Yankee Tim, Good advice, and warnings...
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BFG AT's upgrade to P215/75R15 or look for "aggressive" sized stock tires.

Besides that, x2 on what Tim says. Late.

I need a bigger engine!
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You can squeeze 225's w/ a bit of easy trimming, but some lift will be needed to get into anything bumpy. This is the same as my DD. I have / have had 2 other TracKicks & 5 Sammis. Wonderful to own & drive. ENJOY!!!

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That sounds like a smokin deal!

I'm in vancouver, BC and they are in high demand here so high price. Same unit for $5000, although that was in 2005. I'm just over 297,000 Kilometers which translates to about 185,000 miles. Lots of life left.
Just working on a lift myself and debating on a suspension lift or a body lift (leaning towards the body lift). Either way, a couple inches will (hopefully) let me put 30X9.5"ers (basically the same as 235/75 R15) on her and then be able to air down safely for the rough backroads out here.
I am runnin 215/75s right now and they do very well. It surprises me what this little rig will climb even fully stock. Pretty useless in the snow without 4X4, too light.
What have you decided for re tries? Did you go for a lift?
I second the comment about addiction! This little beauty is a load of fun and gives comfortable access to places forgotten.
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