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Old 10-15-2008, 06:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question samurai engine swap...

im buying a samurai soon and i just want to know what engine swaps are possible .

i was thinking of a 22re from a toyota or a small diesel .

any suggestions would help .
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If no response here, try the suzuki bulletin board @ pirate 4x4.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The toy has been done, but I have heard from folks that have done it that it really didn't add anything more than a simple 1.6 track/Kick swap would do - just alot more work. If you want a diesel, Acme makes a decent kit to drop in a VW 1.9TD.
If you are lucky enough to find a 90+ Samurai that already has EFI, then just swap the 1.6 block into place using the original intake and exhaust with the standard swap kit and be done with it. More power and less hassle.
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Anything is possible it depends on how much work you are prepared to do
and if you have the knowledge to do it your self, the vitara engine will fit with a bit of work, also some of the small fords but you wont gain very much
over the original engine, now if you want real power I saw one fitted with a rover v8 but that was a major job
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vw is a nice diesel swap in the sammi. check out rocky-road.com. I actually have the rocky-road conversion kit i was going to put in my sammi but i didn't end up doing it. its new in the box, if your interested i'd sell it to you for a good deal.
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Give guys at SuzukiLightningConversion.com a call they offer both V6 & V8 engines kits for samurai & tracker/sidekick.

I had a Sam with 4.3L V6 in it an it was so powerful i could easily spin the 33's the guy i got it from had on it an other then needing a 20-30gal fuel cell it was perfect rig for all-terrain use but sadly it was destoried about 2 weeks ago when the rock ledge i was parked taking pics of it on gave out an it dropped 200ft to it's death but good news i now drive a 89 Jeep Wrangler S which fells like a bigger version of Samurai.
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Give guys at SuzukiLightningConversion.com a call they offer both V6 & V8 engines kits for samurai & tracker/sidekick.
One note of warning... I have met very few (read 1) Suzuki Conversions customers that were happy with their vehicle once they received delivery. I personally have helped to fix a vehicle they had just finished - just to make it safe on the trail. The client was VERY unhappy with his purchase.
Bottom line - See their stuff first hand before making a purchasing decision. Make up your own mind, don't just take advice from the 'net (my advice included).
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One note of warning... I have met very few (read 1) Suzuki Conversions customers that were happy with their vehicle once they received delivery. I personally have helped to fix a vehicle they had just finished - just to make it safe on the trail. The client was VERY unhappy with his purchase.
Bottom line - See their stuff first hand before making a purchasing decision. Make up your own mind, don't just take advice from the 'net (my advice included).
I test drove 1 of Suzuki Lightning Conversion V6 Samurai's down in florida before i bought the 1 for sale by me in upstate new york, i think the guy did the install himself but he could of bought it from Suzuki Lightning Conversion didn't ask.
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Check out this link. Rocky-Road Outfitter - Samurai Engine

They sell kits to swap in sidekick/tracker 1.6L (easiest engine swap), Volkswagen standard & turbo diesel engines and they even Chevy 4.3L V6 which makes most sense if you want 4wd tire spinning power but the 1.6L or diesel would be alot better choice.
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:44 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Rocky Road was the first vendor to bring the Acme VW swap kit to market. But now they are making their own copies of theproduct. The original kits can be bought straight from the manufacturer at ACME ADAPTERS Suzuki Samurai Turbo Diesel
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