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    87 Samurai

    Most people have seen my little silver zuk i think. Well after Kentucky the rear axle housing became cracked in 2 places and was welded up and it still leaked. Then it started leaking out by the wheel along with making a funny noise. So i had the option to fix it or there was a set of Toyota axles i had gotten for free sitting there. That was a terribly had decision obviously. So my samurai has yotas under it now with 32 inch MTRs i basically got for free under it. Teffy did most of the work while i was at school and work but he also beefed up my rear spring back for some lift and to fight axle rap until i get my traction bar on it. We used a stock toyota front drive shaft for the rear and then stock sami on the front. I want to go high steer but it just isn't in the budget so we stuck a tie rod end in the drag link so it would be set up like a stock samurai(This was done by roger a certified welder and was braced). I have put brakes all the way around but the rear axle has a bad axle bearing so when i pull it to fix it the third member is getting pulled out and welded. I will try to get some pictures posted of it .

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    1988 Suzuki Samurai,SPOA, 31x12.50 boggers, 15x10 Eagle 589s, 6.5:1 T-case gears, H shift pattern in t case. F/R lockers, diff guards, rocksliders, custom bumper w/ 5500LB winch, power steering, rear disc brakes, Sony CD player and 6.5" speakers, 300 watt amp, and 10" sub.

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    Now has a new rear wheel bearing and a welded rear diff. Other notes of things added to my samurai since the january ride include a front mini stinger, a front roll cage hoop (thanx tef), and a new custom made rear bumper. first pic is of front cage hoop, second is of my new rear bumper, 3rd is of stinger and what it looked like before yota axles, and 4th picture is with the yota axles installed and on the 32's
    1988 Suzuki Samurai,SPOA, 31x12.50 boggers, 15x10 Eagle 589s, 6.5:1 T-case gears, H shift pattern in t case. F/R lockers, diff guards, rocksliders, custom bumper w/ 5500LB winch, power steering, rear disc brakes, Sony CD player and 6.5" speakers, 300 watt amp, and 10" sub.

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    Lookin good Tyler!!!!

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    i know quite stunning aren't i?
    1988 Suzuki Samurai,SPOA, 31x12.50 boggers, 15x10 Eagle 589s, 6.5:1 T-case gears, H shift pattern in t case. F/R lockers, diff guards, rocksliders, custom bumper w/ 5500LB winch, power steering, rear disc brakes, Sony CD player and 6.5" speakers, 300 watt amp, and 10" sub.

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    Looks good... I can't wait to do a Yota axle swap on my new Zuk...
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    Thanks and i have just under $1,000 in the whole pile
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    1988 Suzuki Samurai,SPOA, 31x12.50 boggers, 15x10 Eagle 589s, 6.5:1 T-case gears, H shift pattern in t case. F/R lockers, diff guards, rocksliders, custom bumper w/ 5500LB winch, power steering, rear disc brakes, Sony CD player and 6.5" speakers, 300 watt amp, and 10" sub.

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    Yeah, when I did a yota swap on my old Zuk, it wasn't that much.. I think I spent $200 on the axles, and another $100 to rebuild the front end. Then $50 for YJ's and $500 for the TT YJ kit... puts me in about the same amount, give or take a few!
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    my $1000 is in the whole entire rig as it sits. in doing the yota axle swap i have about 150.
    1988 Suzuki Samurai,SPOA, 31x12.50 boggers, 15x10 Eagle 589s, 6.5:1 T-case gears, H shift pattern in t case. F/R lockers, diff guards, rocksliders, custom bumper w/ 5500LB winch, power steering, rear disc brakes, Sony CD player and 6.5" speakers, 300 watt amp, and 10" sub.

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    I'd say your 6.5:1 t-case is worth that much... how did you get the entire rig for so cheap??
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    o the list of specifications in the signature is on dad's samurai. Mine i bought for 500, got the toyota axles for free, assemblied my cousin samurai for the 6.5 gears, traded some stuff for the 32s, got the rims for free and had to bore the center holes, built the bumpers myself, my brother figured out how to mount yota axles, modified the toyota steering to make it work like factory samurai.
    1988 Suzuki Samurai,SPOA, 31x12.50 boggers, 15x10 Eagle 589s, 6.5:1 T-case gears, H shift pattern in t case. F/R lockers, diff guards, rocksliders, custom bumper w/ 5500LB winch, power steering, rear disc brakes, Sony CD player and 6.5" speakers, 300 watt amp, and 10" sub.

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    Wow, good on ya man! That is sweet... Nice built Zuk for cheap!
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    dang i have that much in mine with just buying it and getting it drivable. yours looks great though and looks like it will be sweet off road, good work man.

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    Thanks for the compliments! I have been running since i turned 16(under club rules with dad being a member) and i have just been slowly putting it together piece by piece. It is teaching me patients if nothing else it seems like if i wait i will get what i want and get a very nice deal on it.
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    OK ~~~ Now lets see~~~ Need to top it all off with a nice 4.3 or V8~~~~ Oh and and auto tranny~~~~
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    I have found this old thread to my junk which has evolved considerably since then. Today Dad, Tef and I did some work to the jewel. We installed a kit from got propane. The stock carb had treated me well but was starting to not idle sometimes and wouldn't take the angles with the harder obstacles we have been trying. To be able to mount the tank we made a simple rear floor pan and made a piece to enclose the back of the cab as well. The kit was simple to install and fired right up. I also picked up a set of bead locks wheel off Facebook for $200 that I gave some shiny new paint and threw on.
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    1988 Suzuki Samurai,SPOA, 31x12.50 boggers, 15x10 Eagle 589s, 6.5:1 T-case gears, H shift pattern in t case. F/R lockers, diff guards, rocksliders, custom bumper w/ 5500LB winch, power steering, rear disc brakes, Sony CD player and 6.5" speakers, 300 watt amp, and 10" sub.

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    If someone would just clean their junk before we had to work on it would be nice lol
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    A Sami at Daytons Expo had that propane kit on it (it was next to Stings railbuggy) - I didn't know what they had until I just now saw your pictures.
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    My hope is that it will be an extremely simple fuel injection basically. It has no fuel pump or anything complex. There is one on off solenoid that has two wires.
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    Roy converted Buford over to propane several years ago and it always seemed to work really good. Like said above it gives you the benefits of fuel injection but is very simple with no electronics.
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    I read an article a number of years ago 4wheeler built a twin turbo sbc on propane, At full boost it made 750hp, and stuffed in an old willys utility wagon. They backed off the boost then took it to the smog inspection station and passed with all zeros. I also read it's like 110 octane, but doesn't produce as much heat(btu's) as gasoline, so you'd lose 10% of your horsepower. If you built a 600hp motor on propane you'd have settle for 540. More useless information, Ron
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    My plan is to turbo it in the near future for massive horsepower out of the 1.6L. So far with the little bit I have driven it I haven't noticed any power loss. Figure i can probably get a little more out of it with some tuning and timing since i made 0 adjustments, just put it on. Tonight's project is making the wiring harness for the E-locker that I put in the rear
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAR-308 View Post
    I read an article a number of years ago 4wheeler built a twin turbo sbc on propane, At full boost it made 750hp, and stuffed in an old willys utility wagon. They backed off the boost then took it to the smog inspection station and passed with all zeros. I also read it's like 110 octane, but doesn't produce as much heat(btu's) as gasoline, so you'd lose 10% of your horsepower. If you built a 600hp motor on propane you'd have settle for 540. More useless information, Ron
    Yes, propane has less energy content (BTU) as compared to gasoline and also has a fairly high octane rating. You can make up for the energy content issue by simply using more propane, kinda' like richening up the fuel mixture. If you build a propane specific engine you can use a higher compression ratio to take advantage of the higher octane.
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    After our test and tune day I am a big fan of the new propane set up! Much more user friendly when on steep stuff since it is not stumbling and running like poop. Was surprised with how much power it had on obstacles. I tried to wire up the E locker and it made some noise a few times but never unlocked. I checked several wiring diagrams that all said i had Did the job properly, so that will need some investigation. The one picture is of Tef trying a new line at the parents. none of us have been able to make it yet.
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    Might want to make sure you have the actuator for the locker lined up with the actuator fork correctly. Also direct 12v is good to have so it has enough power. At least it's in your BBQ grill... errr I mean samurai... buggy.
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    I have several things to check, that being one of them. I was going to get into it today but wound up cleaning garage and moving vehicles around.
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    And yet Tyler silver is under the knife again.
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