Okay Old FART, I'll have to step in now! You always seem to say the same thing when it comes to 4.3L and Zuks. You said the same thing back when I posted the subject about my friends 350 engine that is going in his Zuk. I've owned my Zuk since 1995, back then there wasn't a lot of Zuk vinders, I wheeled my Zuk for YEARS with just 275x85x15's. IT was when I joined the military and had some extra money to play with and fix the zuk to what it is today.
Its not that I'm going to try to make my Zuk look like a damn J**P! What you did to your Zuk in, many peoples eyes, is make yours look like a Jeep too! (I've said this before in past posts, but I'll say it again) Why do you want a GRS I, or why did you put 30" tires under your Zuk? TO MAKE IT BETTER!
For some its just some bigger tires and a gear reduction system, and others, like me, want to have bigger and wider axles, tires and put a V6 or a V8 in the Zuk! I'm tired of driving my Zuk every day with out having the power to pass a 18wheeler! Give me a brake, the 1.3L has to go! I don't want to put in 5.38:1 R&P's (that are easier to brake) in my Zuk with GRS II t-case gears just so I can drive it on the street and still be able to run 35" tires. For the $$ I put into that I could get a NEW engine (4.3L rebuilt), new trans, wider and stronger Toyota axles with 4.11:1 R&P's, make my own YJ mounts with stock YJ springs, and lots more! Sorry, but the weight of my Zuk with the 4.3L engine in will still be less then a Jeep! Remember, its what I want and what kind of area I 4wheel in! It does make a difference! If I lived out West, I might stick to the lighter 1.6L and some smaller tires, but I'm on the east coast and I'd like to do both, crawl on rocks, and run thru some deep mud! Not much rock where I'm from, but there are some.
YOu have the same mentality that most J**P owners have when they see my lifted Zuk now, "if you wanted a J**P, why didn't you buy one?" Thats the kinda of attitude I can't stand. Its what I
want, not what you or anyone else wants! Sorry for being so "blunt
" with ya but, that is how I am. Just my .02, for what its worth.
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