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Old 09-10-2008, 05:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi,i`ve got a 84 samurai and would like to change it to run lower revs on the open road when traveling long distances,i would also want to do a spoa.please help!!
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hi,i`ve got a 84 samurai and would like to change it to run lower revs on the open road when traveling long distances,i would also want to do a spoa.please help!!
Are you sure that 84 is Samurai? In all materials that are availabl in EUrope Samurai is produced starting from 88'.
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I have seen Samurai's from as early as 85, but I will check the books when I get home.
88.5 was when they changed many of the model attributes.

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You may have a SJ410... But only you would know.
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Buks,
You may have a SJ410... But only you would know.
That is my guess as well.
Let us wait till @Buks wil check and let us know...
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I have seen Samurai's from as early as 85, but I will check the books when I get home.
88.5 was when they changed many of the model attributes.
Confirmed. 1985 was the first year the Suzuki Samurai was made available in the US. I didn't see much info in your profile, so I don't know where you are, but if it is called Samurai, then chances are very good you are in the US.
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hi,i`ve got a 84 samurai and would like to change it to run lower revs on the open road when traveling long distances,i would also want to do a spoa.please help!!
To answer your questions about taller gears...
The stock differential runs a 3.73:1 R&P. Although I have seen lower gears (higher numbers) I have never seen higher gears (lower numbers) that would let you bring your revs down. (in a Samurai axle housing)

If you have power to spare and need to run lower revs, I would suggest going up a tire size or so. Stock, the Samurai comes with a 27" tire. If you go to a 29" tire, you would only have to clearance the inner edges of the fenders and maybe whack the firewall a little with a decent hammer. You will then run a lower RPM while driving at the same speed you did before.

Unfortunately, your speedometer will be off and if you are running a stock 1.3 motor you will feel a power loss while trying to maintain speed on hills and/or in 5th gear. Keep everything in check by using a GPS to verify speed while experimenting. I have changed gearing and tire size so many times on my big Sammy that I never go by the stock speedometer any more...

Hope this helps.
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yes guys,sorry i should have mentioned it is a sj410
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hi bartmann,i went to mudmasters but i would only be able to read english,sorry!
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yes guys,sorry i should have mentioned it is a sj410
If you want to go to a taller gear, you can always swap out to Samurai axles. You would end up with stronger differentials, and you would be moving from a 4.11:1 gear ratio to a 3.73:1 gear ratio. The SJ410 came from the factory with 4.11 gears...
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Yeah one hand for sure samurai differentials are much stronger... but "faster" ratio will effect on engine and gears...
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