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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-03-2001, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Which Sidekick/Tracker to buy ?

After a couple of years of Samurai ownership...I moved...sold my Sammy's and now I am ready to buy me a new
Ride. I am thinking about buying a Tracker or Sidekick ( are they exactly the same ? ) What would be the best
year to buy? When did they go from 8 valve to 16 valve ? I want a 4 wheel drive automatic. How does the auto hold up...off road I mean. Any other input on Trackers and Kick would be appreciated. Please....you sammy guys go easy on me. I AM NOT A TRADER LOL :-)

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Re: Which Sidekick/Tracker to buy ?

In 95 they switched to the 16v. although the 16v had 15 more hp, the 8v has a stronger head, and there are several performance cams available for it.

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Re: Which Sidekick/Tracker to buy ?

I would go with the 1994 and later version to get the 1600 FI. I plan to do a complete build up in the spring on just such a vehicle with an automatic transmission as well. You will need a heavy duty trans cooler added to take care of the heat load when crawling offroad. In the Tracker line, try for the LSI model as it was a more optioned vehicle. I spent three days in the passenger seat of a 1989 Sidekick on the Rubicon last September, complete with all the latest from Calmini including the new T-Case gear set. It led the entire trip, and was a very capable vehicle offroad, and we did not get stuck or have a single breakdown. We continue to add to our inventory of components for this vehicle, and will soon have our associated pages on the website.


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