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Classified Ads / Looking for a 1.6L 8v block - New England area
« Last post by WarTowels on Yesterday at 10:17:32 PM »
Looking for a 1.6L 8v block- the more the complete the better, but lmk looking for anything more usable than what I have~
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Technical Discussion - Beginner / Repair / wiper motor?
« Last post by Mt. Zuki on Yesterday at 04:31:53 PM »
Hello All,

I have an 1987 Samurai, the windshield wipers no longer work, I'm pretty certain it's the wiper motor. I'm having a hard time locating a new one, there's a lot of Right Hand Drive one out there.Can someone point me in the right direction? Do they still make them? Modifications? Help!

Thanks in Advance
Eric
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Classified Ads / Re: 1996 Sidekick Sport for sale. Great project ride!
« Last post by Ridjobradi on April 22, 2019, 01:53:34 PM »
Where in TX? I have one in Galveston. There aren't a whole lot of miles on, since it received new seals, new bearings, and a new input shaft. It will be cheap.

Respond here, then PM if interested.
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Technical Discussion - Beginner / Repair / Re: Tracker ground clearance sag?
« Last post by z28jeff on April 22, 2019, 05:44:25 AM »

What vehicle did you get after the Tracker?

Why another Tracker of course!  ;)
I'm building this one for Overland duty, so some things are getting done different than the white one. For example, I'm still using the same spacer lift and KYB shocks/struts, but I'm adding airlift air bags to the rear springs to help out when it's loaded down with camping gear. I'm also gearing down to 5.13's since this Tracker has the 2.0 4cyl. Here's some recent shots of it still on stock suspension with 225/75/15's. The Yakima RTT just arrived last week. 
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Well....I moved the 'Zuki again yesterday (4/20/2019), now it's closer to me than it's been in some considerable amount of time and have the ability FINALLY, to do something about its situation.
Figured I'd do a little update just because of all the hits the original post got (but not much in replies, or interest in the vehicle, surprisingly..)  I think I'm going to get it back up to running again directly since it doesn't need too much to do it, and in the meantime, make a decision on WTH to do exactly concerning what made me park it in the first place: The Transmission.
Clutch=not an issue for me, but the actual transmission....wellllll, decisions to be made yet there, but I think I'm looking for a good used 5spd manual somewhere, depending on price, and if I can actually find one.
SO! CALLING ALL YOU USED PARTS PEEPS!!!!  I'm on the hunt!!  Anybody here hanging out on the site have a good used 5 speed??? 
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Technical Discussion - Beginner / Repair / Re: Tracker ground clearance sag?
« Last post by CoastMtns on April 21, 2019, 10:20:51 AM »
I ran 225/70R16 Dunlop GrandTreek AT3s on a 98 GV with OEM 16x7 alloy rims and the OME springs/struts/shocks - no rubbing anywhere, provided the toe is set correctly - those tires are now on a friends stock height GV, and he has had no issues with them rubbing.

Sweet, I am thinking of going with the same set up for the Tracker - glad to hear that that size was no trouble! Here's another newbie question for ya: when looking at current tire vs. a new larger tire, is it the increase in tire diameter that translates to the gain in clearance? Just trying to figure out how much increase in clearance we would get with the 225 set-up after the 1.25 OME lift.
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Technical Discussion - Beginner / Repair / Re: Tracker ground clearance sag?
« Last post by fordem on April 20, 2019, 06:41:36 PM »
I ran 225/70R16 Dunlop GrandTreek AT3s on a 98 GV with OEM 16x7 alloy rims and the OME springs/struts/shocks - no rubbing anywhere, provided the toe is set correctly - those tires are now on a friends stock height GV, and he has had no issues with them rubbing.
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Technical Discussion - Beginner / Repair / Re: Tracker ground clearance sag?
« Last post by CoastMtns on April 20, 2019, 04:18:28 PM »
Nice one Jeff, thanks for the information and sharing the pics. The last pic looks alot like some of the FSR logging roads we end up on out here in BC, good to know that you find the 2" lift sufficient. Leaning towards the OME 1.5" lift with a 225/70/16  tire if that will fit - been spending wayyyy to much time scrolling this forum. Rad resource here.

I am super stoked to get out there this summer for hiking backpacking; hoping that the lift will increase the areas we can explore!

What vehicle did you get after the Tracker?
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Same Type of O2 sensor? Some are heated; some are not.

Soft/failing fuel pump or clogged pickup screen (in the tank) comes to mind then...

The sending unit for the gauge on the dash is located very close to the main thermostat valve at the front of the engine and should have a single spade lug to plug your wire into. They are notorious for snapping off when people are changing belts or adjusting the tension on the alternator belt.

-Eric
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Technical Discussion - Beginner / Repair / Re: Tracker ground clearance sag?
« Last post by z28jeff on April 19, 2019, 05:43:43 AM »
Nice one Jeff! Your Tracker looks great with the spacer lift. How is it now on the logging roads/off-road?

I am still humming and hawing about going with the 2" coil space from Altered Ego, or the Old Man Emu 1.5" lift from Rocky Road.

When you did the spacer lift, was the ride quality affected? Any issues with camber adjustment afterwards?

I sold that Tracker 6 months ago, and am now in the process of building another one with the same spacer lift. I used KYB struts and shocks, and the ride was great. I did have a mild camber issue even with the camber adjustment bolts added. I could never get camber much less than 1 degree positive. It was still within factory spec, so I just lived with it. It didn't affect tire wear, and you couldn't really see it with the naked eye unless you stared at it straight on and tilted your head just right. I didn't do a lot of off-roading with it, but I did take it off pavement a time or two to see what it could do. With nothing but the 2" spacer lift and 30" tires, I thought it performed perfectly. You can see in some of the attached pictures, that the rear tire articulated nicely up into the wheel well and didn't rub anything. That was on stock wheels, no spacers, and 30x9.50 A/T tires.
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