Please login or register. October 22, 2014, 04:55:50 PM

Author Topic: cheapest way to get more power?  (Read 2852 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline zukzilla1662

  • Member
  • Posts: 90
  • Technical Prestige 0
  • I Love ZUKIWORLD!
cheapest way to get more power?
« on: June 18, 2006, 08:08:53 AM »
i have a 88 suzuki samurai with 34's and i need more power out a my 1.3? or just swap the engine.....how much hp can i make my samurai put out with mods?

Offline takai

  • Enthusiast Contributor
  • Posts: 907
  • Age: 38
  • location: Roseburg, OR
  • Technical Prestige 0
  • Yes, I drove that here. And No, it's not done!
Re: cheapest way to get more power?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2006, 08:19:24 AM »
In the long run it will be probably be cheaper just to swap the engine. Then you can mod that engine.  ;D
87 Sammi "Sir Tweak " Rockcrawler 4:1, Mighty Kong , 1.6 16V, Centerforce II, 2" Exhaust, Esteem seats. - Long gone
97 Tracker "Jezebel"  Bone Stock DD

'Cause, I am to misbehave.

Offline Jeremiah

  • Enthusiast Contributor
  • Posts: 1880
  • location: Rocklin, CA (NorCal)
  • Technical Prestige 1
  • Viva La ZUKIWORLD!
Re: cheapest way to get more power?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2006, 11:42:36 AM »
You can also consider upgrade paths. Many things on the 1.3 and 1.6 are interchangeable. So - you could get a Cam ($100), header ($200), exhaust and carborator for the 1.3 that will all bolt up to the 1.6L later.

Of course - the CHEAPEST mods you can do - are just a regular tuneup. www.hawksuzukiparts.com has a great tune-up kit that comes with everything you'll need. Then check your timing, and valve lash (free labor).
'96 4 door kick: 29" Pep-Boys M/T, 1.5" OME
'83 SJ410: 31" Toyo M/T, SPOA, 1.3L
'08 Yamaha FZ6

Offline SnoFalls

  • Enthusiast Contributor
  • Posts: 1358
  • location: Redding, CA
  • Technical Prestige 3
Re: cheapest way to get more power?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2006, 06:22:55 PM »
You can also consider upgrade paths. Many things on the 1.3 and 1.6 are interchangeable. So - you could get a Cam ($100), header ($200), exhaust and carborator for the 1.3 that will all bolt up to the 1.6L later.
huh??? many things are NOT interchangable from the 1.3 to the 1.6 ...

the most expensive way is to build up the 1.3, then decide you want a 1.6, and then be swirling your 1.3 upgrades ...
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it.

Buy-it, Build-it, Beat-it, Part-it

Offline cj

  • Enthusiast Contributor
  • Posts: 1276
  • location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Technical Prestige 0
  • I drive a really big ATV
Re: cheapest way to get more power?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2006, 07:11:41 PM »
You can also consider upgrade paths. Many things on the 1.3 and 1.6 are interchangeable. So - you could get a Cam ($100), header ($200), exhaust and carborator for the 1.3 that will all bolt up to the 1.6L later.
huh??? many things are NOT interchangable from the 1.3 to the 1.6 ...


I think he may have meant from the 1.3 8V to the 1.6 8V. The 16V are different and the 1.3  8V parts won't swap over.

Offline zutefisk

  • Member
  • Posts: 124
  • Technical Prestige 0
  • yumpin yiminy yee viss
Re: cheapest way to get more power?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2006, 10:50:41 PM »
Do you have gears?
87 Samurai

Offline zukzilla1662

  • Member
  • Posts: 90
  • Technical Prestige 0
  • I Love ZUKIWORLD!
Re: cheapest way to get more power?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2006, 03:28:16 PM »
not yet what type of gears would i need for highway at 70 with 33's.... is that possible

Offline zukzilla1662

  • Member
  • Posts: 90
  • Technical Prestige 0
  • I Love ZUKIWORLD!
Re: cheapest way to get more power?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2006, 05:04:20 PM »
34's sry

Online Drone637

  • ZUKIWORLD ORDER
  • Enthusiast Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 7822
  • Age: 37
  • location: NW Washington
  • Technical Prestige 112
  • Evil Cow
    • DTTM.net
Re: cheapest way to get more power?
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2006, 10:45:53 PM »
My cousin has 33's with an 8:1 and stock gearing and cruises well down the road.  I'm not sure he takes it over 65, due to it being mostly run on the highway and not the freeways.
x-SJ-410, 96 Geo Tracker, White Rabbit, Project Trouble

Crawlers NorthWest
Trouble Racing