08-30-2007, 11:45 AM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Well im not very good with mechanical shit, my main hobbys car audio . So ive got a few questions on a couple different things. Ill start with the area i reeeeeeeally need help on and would like to do most out of anything.
Question 1 - Seats
Ive got an 88 Samurai, and its only a 2 seater. Considering ive only got my "N", this is a pretty sweet thing and i dont mind it. But im allowed more than 1 passenger if its family, so when my bro and buddy want to go 4x4in then its pretty bunk.
I know some samurais have the option of a back seat that holds 2, but being that ive got 6 subs and whole shit load of amps and speakers, im really only wanting 1 extra seat.... basically another drivers seat just mounted in the back so i can have space for my audio.
Ive tried researching this through google and shit, but its all infant and child seat crap that it comes up with (and i dunno what i can do to modify and filter that out). I also recall reading something about additional seats being illegal unless manufacturely put in or something, but i cant fully remember... so thats another reason im asking this.
Any info would be great
Question 2 - Lifts and engines
I currently have a 3 inch suspension lift and have 31" tires. I want to get up to 36s if i could, but running off the current engine would have me walking pace down the streets lol. The engine space is pretty limited, and im not 100% on wat the biggest thing i could put in there would be. Ive read a lot on the 1.6s and that theyre pretty decent. As of right now, i can barely maintain 85-90 on a highway, and if i decide to go bigger, what will i need to keep that speed up, or even increase it? Also, what lift should i do to reach this, suspension, or body? Im not sure of eithers pros or cons . The small stature already gives it a feeling of rolling backwards on steep hills with its lift, will a larger lift increase this, and is there any way to avoid it?
Question 3 - Hard Tops
Ive seen some listings for hard tops come and go, but most of them are gone or a ways away by the time i see them. I work out in hecate straight most of the year, so getting back to get one is tough. During my time that i am back, ive gone to scrapyards all along the island looking for one, but no luck. Trackers are pretty similair, but rather than blow my money on one that doesnt fit, i thought id ask.
Is there a way to get a tracker hard top on a samurai (88)? If not, are there any places in BC that manufacture them or anything along those lines?
Well thats basically all my questions for now, i appreciate any help . Im on a 2 week vacation come october and id really like to get all supplies and shit organized by then so i can get it in a shop for when im out for the remaining month and half and have it nice and ready for me when i get back.