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Introduction - Show us your Suzuki Samurai, SJ410, and Sierra.

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Offline TCARZ

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Re: Introduction - Show us your Suzuki Samurai, SJ410, and Sierra.
« Reply #96 on: November 11, 2017, 04:39:21 PM »
Hi. I'm from Minnesota, but am in Arizona for a few months. I bought my brothers 86 Samurai. It's pretty much stock, sitting in the AZ sun and hasn't been run in 2 yrs. It's a kind of canary yellow. I was told that it was a special order color. The seats are toasted. It just has a top over the cab and a rollbar. Did they all come with rollbars? Anyway, I'm hoping that we get it going. It's still at my brothers place 125 miles from where I am. I plan to rent a truck & trailer to get her home to Minnesota,  where I can spoil her rotten. I have always wanted a Samurai, but could never find a rustfree one. Now, I've finally got one! :-* I'll keep you guys posted on my progress. I'm sure that I'll need some good advice along the way.  :)

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Re: Introduction - Show us your Suzuki Samurai, SJ410, and Sierra.
« Reply #95 on: April 19, 2017, 12:01:15 AM »
Hello folks,
   I'm Jose from So Cal. I have a 86 JX with minor work. SPOA, 4.56s in an open diff to run some 31 Boggers. Been in the offroad scene a while but brand new to Sammys. Anyone have any tips, tricks, or suggestions, please help a fellow wheeler out.

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« Reply #94 on: July 08, 2015, 08:09:24 AM »
Hello,

I recently purchased my first Jimny/Samurai (actually JA11). I will live in Japan for about 1 more year starting in October. I went ahead and ordered a JA11 and had it shipped to a friend's house. I did own a Jeep XJ, but it will not pass the Bi-annual inspection in Japan, so I went with the Jimny.

About my Jimny

- Cappuccino engine swap (not sure about the benefits of this swap)
- Kinda wimpy sport cage
- 6.50-r16 Creep Crawlers
- Small lift 1.5"-2"
- Mild armor

I have a lunchbox locker, adjustable tire deflators, and an MV-50 air compressor in the mail to install when I get back. Maybe some OME springs and shocks from a friend later on.

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Re: Introduction - Show us your Suzuki Samurai, SJ410, and Sierra.
« Reply #93 on: November 11, 2012, 08:22:16 PM »
Resurected 87 Sammy

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Re: Introduction - Show us your Suzuki Samurai, SJ410, and Sierra.
« Reply #92 on: October 28, 2012, 07:53:23 PM »
  Hi, My name is Mike. I live in Northern California. I bought my 1988 Samurai JX new for around $6K.  :) It has 148K miles on it now, and has been driven almost daily as my work truck. It has been in the snow, and a few miles in the high desert, and a little off road, nothing serious. It has never been in the mud. I have performed routine maintenance throughout the years, the only major work I have done is new bearings and synchros in the transmission. It is all stock. The seats are showing a little wear, but the top is new and there is no rust anywhere. The clear coat is peeling on the hood, but otherwise it looks OK.
  I spent 20 or so years in the military, started out working on M60 tanks, and about 20 years as a ASE cert. heavy duty truck technician.
I still have the first truck I ever owned (1949 GMC 1/2 ton Panel) which I finally finished the body work and paint on. I'll post a pic as soon as I can

Re: Introduction - Show us your Suzuki Samurai, SJ410, and Sierra.
« Reply #91 on: October 23, 2012, 08:11:55 AM »
Hello!! I am new to the forum, I bought this unit and it was in very rough shape. I am slowly working on it so any input on so's and donts would be awsesome...Thanks!!

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Re: Introduction - Show us your Suzuki Samurai, SJ410, and Sierra.
« Reply #90 on: October 18, 2012, 01:29:10 PM »
Well I already did an introduction in the general suzuki 4x4 section, clearly wrong place, sorry,
Here goes again to samurai guys, im Colin, from ontario canada, was on the hunt for a samurai for a while and came accross an interesting rig for...ended up gettin it for 800$ of course it needs work but im ready for it.

About myself, im a heavy equipment technition, ex auto tech...but im only 24 stikl apprentice in heavy equipment. I wrench away all week, and again all weekend on my own time, if im not wrenching im fishing, thats all there is to me
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The truck...its an 87 long wheel base samurai (kinda) its sitting on a modified chev frame, chev 305 with 700r4 tranny and plain jane 10 bolt axles, looks ruff now but I never stop and I got plans for her. Ill get more pics on the weekend as im stripping out the interior.

Re: Introduction - Show us your Suzuki Samurai, SJ410, and Sierra.
« Reply #89 on: September 23, 2012, 07:57:13 PM »
Hi my name is gerardo and i'm from Chile, i have a 1997 Samurai "The ArianoMovil" with a few modifications...

2" suspension lift, headers, modified head, MSD Ignition coil, k&N Air filter, front bumper+ Winch... and more..
waiting for a 2" body lift, 31" tires... and maybe a G16B Engine....

i don't have a recent photo...but here are some old ones...

Over and Out-





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Re: Introduction - Show us your Suzuki Samurai, SJ410, and Sierra.
« Reply #88 on: September 18, 2012, 11:13:10 AM »
Nice air time!
x-SJ-410, 96 Geo Tracker, White Rabbit, Project Trouble

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Re: Introduction - Show us your Suzuki Samurai, SJ410, and Sierra.
« Reply #87 on: September 17, 2012, 10:47:43 PM »
My 91 Maruti Gypsy MG410 (suzuki samurai SJ410 LWB) with 1.6 16V motor

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Re: Introduction - Show us your Suzuki Samurai, SJ410, and Sierra.
« Reply #86 on: September 13, 2012, 05:24:20 PM »
wow that second to last picture is pretty amazing.. nice shot
prepping for a zombie apocalypse

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Re: Introduction - Show us your Suzuki Samurai, SJ410, and Sierra.
« Reply #85 on: September 05, 2012, 05:10:21 PM »
This is mine:
95 samurai
full OME suspension
30" km2 tires on steel wheels
275 60 15 cooper cobra tires ond american racing wheels
1.5" wheel spacers
3rd Gen grand vitara seats
Some improvements in the engine ( headers, intake and cylinder head)





Re: Introduction - Show us your Suzuki Samurai, SJ410, and Sierra.
« Reply #84 on: September 02, 2012, 02:44:12 PM »
shes not the prettiest, but there is nowhere she wont go haha

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Re: Introduction - Show us your Suzuki Samurai, SJ410, and Sierra.
« Reply #83 on: August 24, 2012, 08:19:32 AM »
It was May or June of 2011 that I happened upon a questionable deal on an old 1987 Suzuki Samurai that looked like it had been parked in the same spot for years.  The soft top was weathered and full of holes and it was obvious that critters had nested in it for at least one winter.  It wasn't running but I decided to gamble $400 on it, purchased it and towed it home.

A few dollars on a good tune-up, some new jets for the carburetor and a new soft-top for it and the journey began...

The first several weeks after purchasing the Sammi were spent cleaning her up and getting her running right.
The transfer case was stuck in neutral when I picked her up but that was a quick fix. The previous owner had replaced a bushing but failed to put things back together correctly.

I guess the previous owner was also a  stickler for fuel economy. He had jetted down the carburetor to the point where it got no fuel at all. Once I got that right and threw a few tune up parts and filters at it she purred like a kitten.
The oil pan gasket was a bit of a pain  but the struggle was worth it. Prior to changing the gasket it would mark its spot wherever it sat for more than five minutes.

So all and all for less than about $250 she was running good and then another $200 or so for a new soft top and she was ready to go.

Since then my daughter 'borrowed' it from me for a week and between her and her husband and the grandkids they painted it for me as a 2012 father's day present.  I had no idea they were doing that for me.  What a surprise when they brought it back to me.

It has already served me well.  It has taken me some great places already.  She does very well as is but there are places where I wish I had lower gears in the t-case and a little better clearance so gears, raising it and some larger tires might be in her furure.  I just need to acquire the money and the needed knowledge.  I'll save my pennies and I'm hoping to acquire some of the knowledge from you Zukiworlders.

Modifications:  None to speak of unless you want to count the aftermarket Weber carburator

Current problems with her:
One rust hole in the floor on the drivers side that needs to be repaired. (probably because the soft top was in rags while it was stored in the weather before I purchased it)
There's something loose in the cat that rattles like a rock in a tin can.
There steering groans when I turn it.
Minor surface rust in the pan.
Needs a bit of a lower range in the t-case and better ground clearance but these are needed mods more than defects.
Thats about all I can think of.

88 Suzuki Samurai, 6.5:1 Trail Gear T-Case, Stage 2 clutch, Weber 32/36 Carb (problematic). Everything else is stock.

Re: Introduction - Show us your Suzuki Samurai, SJ410, and Sierra.
« Reply #82 on: July 19, 2012, 07:09:38 AM »
Hi guys,

Just picked this up yesterday! A little rough around the edges, 8V lacking power big time, horrible weld job on the cage, tons of play in the steering, and a little rust on the floorboard...but overall... a solid place to start! Lots of good mods on this little truck!

Can't wait to take it out on the trails. I plan to drive it daily around town and drive to the trails as much as possible.