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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-14-2001, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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98 Sidekick Sport/Vitara

Does anyone know if the driveterrain on a 98 Sidekick Sport and a vitara are the same? Everything looked the same as the vitara, but then it looks the same as a normal sidekick to me. Except for the engine, it is a 16 valve, im guessing 2L, with indivudual coils for each cylender, there located on the aluminum cast valve cover.
Is the front diff and gear ratios the same as normal sidekicks? The front alxes look larger (at the splines) than the samurai front axles, and i know a sidekick front diff should bolt into the front of a samurai. A friend of mine also said a 5.8? gear ratio exists on some sidekicks. Is this true? And on which sidekicks are these found on?

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Re: 98 Sidekick Sport/Vitara

There is nothing identical about a Sidekick Sport and any other Suzuki model as has been explained to me by Suzuki mechanics and Steve at Calmini. I had the opportunity to rape a Sport for practically anything I wanted, but after looking at the jiggy dual tmiing chain set-up, the light duty welded and wider frame, I decided to junk it. There was really nothing I could feasibly use for my Samurai without alot of work I was not prepared to do for the little bit of gain.




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Re: 98 Sidekick Sport/Vitara

So are you saying the front diff is different than a regular sidekick?

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Re: 98 Sidekick Sport/Vitara

I have no interest in making a hybrid so I didn't even look inside the diffs. Give Steve a call at Calmini.

The engine is a 1.8 efi that is even taller than the 1.6.

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Re: 98 Sidekick Sport/Vitara

It isnt making a hybrid, have you ever heard of using the gears from a front sidekick diff in a samurai diff? They fit in the front or rear of a samurai. the front, you can bolt in the stock sidekick 3rd member (aluminum.). the rear you need to have samurai carrier.

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