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What did you do to your Sidekick today?

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Re: What did you do to your Sidekick today?
« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2018, 10:58:33 PM »
Maybe we can resurrect an old thread, with a more positive post.

I installed another piece to get cruise control again. I installed the switch this evening. It went smoothly, with no surprises. The only part that took some thinking were star / reverse torx bolts that hold the air bag on. I used a tool designed to remove stripped 10mm bolts. The tool also worked to reinstall the same bolts. I still need to swap the sub harness with connectors for the cruise switches. I'm not looking forward to some of the connections.

Early this year, I found a nice NOS multi-switch with cruise to swap out for my non cruise switch assembly. I had been trolling ebay until one popped up. It was only about $85. It feels a lot nicer to use than the old one, and the printing isn't all faded away.

Re: What did you do to your Sidekick today?
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2016, 12:27:04 PM »
Thanks Beagle.  I was the only one in the vehicle, so that was a good thing.  Both air bags deployed and I had my seat belt on.  I am leaving the hospital shortly.   My left shoulder is in bad shape and my knee is banged up, no broken bones or lacerations.

Now I have to decide if I am going to pull the parts off and build another one or not.  Too many good parts to leave on it.  Factory roof rack, Aussie header, snorkel, OME springs, new hubs, etc.

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Re: What did you do to your Sidekick today?
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2016, 11:25:41 AM »
man that really sucks hope you are all ok
new rig aka "the mule" 2002 tracker
V6 swap auto  ,2 dr ,2" BL,2" jeffs kit 512 gears warn hubs and 30/9.5/15 BFG AT

Re: What did you do to your Sidekick today?
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2016, 09:24:11 AM »
I got t-boned by 2 girls in a Jeep Cherokee, when they ran a red light.

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Re: What did you do to your Sidekick today?
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2016, 02:30:02 PM »
Sunday went up above Darrington to cut Christmas tree.  Derek's stock GV got 15 ft more than I did.  It was impressive watching his traction control working and just kept moving forward. 
93 Tracker,XL7 springs & 1" raised spring pads in front with YJ springs in back, home built bumpers rear & front (w/winch), 2" x 4" rock tubes,  ARB front & rear, converted Sami rear to IFS, 33x12.5x15  aluminum rims, roll cage, 2.7L w/5 speed auto.

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Re: What did you do to your Sidekick today?
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2016, 08:03:18 AM »
all week its been 22 F and then add the windy chill was10 F I can handle the cold just cant handle the wind. working in it as I did was not fun
new rig aka "the mule" 2002 tracker
V6 swap auto  ,2 dr ,2" BL,2" jeffs kit 512 gears warn hubs and 30/9.5/15 BFG AT

Re: What did you do to your Sidekick today?
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2016, 07:09:01 PM »
Beagle, that's fun.  Well, at least for those of us that are not using a shovel.

I just boarded a flight to Houston.  It is 12F here and 59F at home.

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Re: What did you do to your Sidekick today?
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2016, 06:52:06 PM »
cleaned the snow off her as there was 18" on top of soft top, now she can shine to the cold
new rig aka "the mule" 2002 tracker
V6 swap auto  ,2 dr ,2" BL,2" jeffs kit 512 gears warn hubs and 30/9.5/15 BFG AT

Re: What did you do to your Sidekick today?
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2016, 07:42:19 PM »
I believe it was from Safari.  It is for a 1st generation Vitara.  I got it from Singapore, nearly 2 years ago.

I looked at different options.  The diesel and a right hand drive H20 had right hand snorkels.  Both of them have air boxes near the firewall.   The Sport has the air box behind the headlight.   The portion of the snorkel that penetrates the fender has an almost teardrop shape also.   Most of the teardrop portion is cutoff to make it fit. 

I will get more pics and the right part number when I fit the remaining parts.  The parts arrived today, but i will not be home for 2 weeks.

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Re: What did you do to your Sidekick today?
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2016, 07:07:48 PM »
Diesel Vitara or diesel Grand Vitara?  Do you know what generation vehicle?  The SS suggests it's a Safari snorkel but all of their model designations have numbers.
'98 SQ420 Grand Vitara
'05 JB420 Grand Vitara

Re: What did you do to your Sidekick today?
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2016, 10:35:51 AM »
I am not sure of the brand.  The model number was something like, SSVTLAA.  It was made for the diesel Vitara.  I had to cut the nozzle on the snorkel to get it to fit behind the fender, without interfering with the end of the firewall.  I am waiting on a 2.5 inch x 2.75 inch 90 degree elbow to finish the connection.  I am using silicone and aluminum intercooler plumbing from the snorkel to the air box.

The attached picture is what I removed from behind the fender.


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Re: What did you do to your Sidekick today?
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2016, 05:09:27 AM »
Who makes the snorkel?
'98 SQ420 Grand Vitara
'05 JB420 Grand Vitara

Re: What did you do to your Sidekick today?
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2016, 08:59:49 AM »
I finally added this, while I had the fender off.

Re: What did you do to your Sidekick today?
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2016, 07:04:10 PM »
The header I installed on the Sidekick didn't have an EGR pipe, so I was getting a check engine light.  I ordered a new gasket and bolts, cut and bent some heavy wall tubing and added the EGR piping.  No more check engine light. 

I need to replace the liner in my little Lincoln MIG.  It think it got bent in the move.  It prevents the wire from feeding at a constant speed.

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Re: What did you do to your Sidekick today?
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2016, 05:42:21 AM »
You should start a thread on restoring the cowling drain of the Sport in details with photos. Mine faces this problem as well   driving during the rain. I have leak under the dash on the passenger side.   
'96 (07/95) US imported Sidekick Sport, 16V, 1.8L, 4 auto, 4x4, 4dr, A/C, ABS, 100K miles, VIN: JS3TD21V6T4101985, bone stock, except 215/70R/16.