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Old 08-24-2018, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I brought my 1988 ja71 jimny with an f5a turbo engine back to the states with me and was wondering if the samurai diesel conversion kits would fit my jimny? or if there are any jimny kits from other countries that I could ship to the states. I believe they are the same wheel base as the sami although other dimensions are different. any help or insight would be appreciated.
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Jimny is the maiden name Samurai is the American model of the same European and Asian model just names different.
A few minor changes such as the speedo being mph vs kph an some cosmetics.
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Here's some info:
Samurai specs

The Samurai was the first Suzuki truck official sold in the United States through proper dealer channels. It's design was very much a carry over from the 1985 SJ410. So much so, that the 1986 Samurai's and 1984-95 SJ410's look exactly the same, except for body tags. In Canada it was introduced in the 1985 1/2 model year, in the US in 1986.

Depending on where it was sold in the world, the vehicle goes by three different names: Samurai (North and South America), Sierra (Europe, Australia and New Zealand), and Jimny (Asia).

In North America the Samurai was never totally re-modeled, but various changes have happened over the years. A long wheel base version, a SJ410 carry over never released in the US, was discontinued in other countries in 1987. JA and JX models were offered from 1986-90, JL and 2WD models were offered from 1990-94. The 1994 US models did not have back seats due to new safety regulations.

In July 1988, Consumer Reports ran an article headlined "The Suzuki rolls over too easily." Suzuki stopped selling the Samurai in the North America in 1994 after a sharp drop in sales in that the company blames on CU's test result. However, the Sierra and Jimny continue to be sold in Europe, Australia and Asia.

so, yep, they are effectively the "same" with minor differences
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