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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-21-2000, 06:24 PM
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basic sammy questions

well, i've been looking for a jeep to fix up, and am having kinda of a hard time, so I opened my options by adding 1st gen blazers and maybe even samys. all I want it a convertiable. So, what I need to know is anything about samy's. There newer, smaller, and cheeper than jeeps. So... Engines? what did they come with? trannies? transfer cases? axles? gears? how much can stock axles take? any room for a V8 in their? how can they be lifted (soa, like jeeps?) just how small are they? back seets? (any cargo room) off-road capibility? rolling potential? gas milage? insuarnce rates?....As you can tell, I know NOTHING about this little critters, and every time I see a nice one, I actually start thinking about getting one. So anything at all you can add is great!~! Thanks!!

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Re: basic sammy questions

Just check out off-road.com's Samurai section. It will help answer a lot of your questions.
http://www.off-road.com/suzuki/samurai.htm

(sorry for not making it "clicky".

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Re: basic sammy questions

sj413 are either convertables or hardtops 5sp 1.3 4cyl
early models with carbs later models fuel injection-seperate
transfer case spoa is an easy option to do. new lockers
only cost $175 with shipping v6 swaps happen lots or 1.6
side kick motors the 1.3 is avery capable motor with cam-
header and big exhaust lots of friendly people mess with
sammis. enjoy

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Re: basic sammy questions

Keith,
The Sami's are actually IMHO built very rugged, for a inexpensive 4X4 vehicle. I believe all Sami's came from
the factory with 1.3L 4 cyl engine. Choice of Auto or Manaul trans(auto tran's pretty I rare). Most Sami's came with
3.73 gears, I heard that are a few rare ones out there with 3:90's or 4:10's(?)
I think you could stuff a V8 into one if you really wanted to, but you would also have to swap the entire
drivetain to a much more heavy duty drivetrain, which would seem like a lot unnessecary work to me.
There are numerous lift choices available from a Sami. Srping Over, Lift springs, Shackles reversals, etc.
Some kits are weldable others are bolt on. The choice is up to you.
I sometimes miss the room I had in my CJ7, but there are other times I love the smaller more nimble Sami.
They have a removeable backseat like a CJ, very small cargo area behind the seat. But with the seat removed you
can pack alot of [censored] in the rear of a Sami.
Off road capability is amazingly great even stock. Again sometimes being smaller is better!
I get high 20's mpg running 31's with a 4.5" SPOA, stock engine, 2" catback exhuast, K&N filter setup w/ a 5spd.
Mechanically more reliable than a jeep in IMHO.

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Re: basic sammy questions

don't forget sj410's we use their transfer cases for better
gearing sometimes but they were 1.0 litre 4 speeds

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