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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-23-2001, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ive been lurking here for several weeks, and thought I might as well jump in and make a post. I traded a guy at work out of his 88 sami. He bought it when it was 1 year old, and driven it right up until the spring of 99. He purchased a brand new jeep, and put the sami under a tarp. Ive been trying to get if for almost 2 years, and I finally just asked his wife and she ::helped:: him sell it LOL. Actually I traded for it. I have about 300 in it. Ive had it 3 weeks. So far ive only done a spoa, extended the brake lines, and z link. Purchased some 30 11.50 thornbirds and am now looking for some wheels to put them on. I had no idea that these sami's could be modified this much. I also run a dirt stock car, and am having trouble staying on the race car side of the shop to get the car ready for next season when the sami is sitting there ready to be worked on. I will have a website up and running on my Sami in the near future.

Thanks guys for taking the time to post info and your experiences. Your really going to speed my learning curve up substancially.

If you want to check out my dirt racing, visit

www.members.tripod.com/pearcyracing. Sami page coming soon!!

Jim

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howdy jim, welcome to our happy little family!!
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howdy jim, welcome to our happy little family!! sounds like you pretty much stole that rig. wish i could luck across some rigs like that. keep your eyes open for me!!! ha,ha
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good deal, welcome to the family. Hey that dirt racing looks pretty fun. How did you manage to get involved in that? good luck with the new sami

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My Dad raced, and I grew up working on the cars. As soon as mom gave in and gave the thumbs up, I was racing Karts, and then into stock cars. Ive raced some sort of vehicle since I was 8. It is alot of fun, and the 4 cyl racing makes it affordable. I enjoy being different,and thats why I built the wagon to go racing. I had thought I was being original doing this sami until I found this site, but thats gonna be my little secret for a while LOL

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Hello Jim...welcome from all of us.

I followed the 'Zuki happenings for probably a year or more before finally jumping in. I had owned/wheeled a modded 95 Cherokee but was looking for something different...my 88 filled that spot very well.

Glad to hear you're excited about your new aquisition. Howsabout joining some of us at 'Zukimelt' in July? I think you would find some neat things there, too!

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Where is it going to be? Would be fun to meet up with other zuk owners.

I still have to go thru the engine, as its got something coming loose, that sounds like a spun rod bearing. I had thought about just dropping in one of my yota 3tc engines, as they are 2000 cc's, and already have good parts, but there is something I like about staying with the 1300, after reading what can be done to them. Im still undecided. I need to get busy if im going to do anything this summer with it tho!!

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Lots of good info on the 2001 ZookiMelt on the IZook.com page. It's a lot of fun.

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if you havent find any rims yet you should look at rockcrawlers out of compten CA they have a 2 inch inverted back spacing and should make those thornbirds stick out past the fenders about 6inches and there cheap 49$ rim

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you can look at them at www.4Wheelparts.com rock crawler black powder you have to call the and tell them you want the 2 inch backspacing

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