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Re: 1.6 conversion - how much lift?
The oil pan is what presents a problem with the 1.6 conversion. There is questionable clearance between the oil pan and the top of the front axle. As a minimum, I would recomend a basic SPOA lift, though there is a way to modify the 1.3 pan to be used. A body lift would not work because it does not increase the distance between the oil pan and axle, only between the body and frame (the engine and suspension are both attached to the frame)). A body lift would be helpfull if you wanted to retain the "over the engine" intake tube. The stock Samurai intake will fit over the 8v TBI, provided you drill two holes through the intake that line up with the two threaded posts on the TBI.(remember to plug the center hole).
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