Hello forums! This is the end of year into me owning my Suzuki Sierra SJ40, with a F10A 0.97L, I was just looking for some ideas on what to do to it to make it a Western Australian beach driving dream.
My first question is where do you find the year on these things?!? The closest thing I have found to a year is 12/81 engraved into one of its plates, does that make it a 81 SJ40?
Wheels and suspension. My brother, (FJ40 nut), had some spare 31Ē so we tried them on. We had to go to work on the front wheel arches and bumper a bit, but 30 mins later with a hammer, angle grinder and welder, (to stick the bumper back on
), it could drive again. Now the only rubbing it get is at full lock, and very minimal. As it is now with 2 guys jumping on it, the clearance is all good. I was wondering, for mainly beach and road driving do I need to give it a lift and/or bigger tyres?
Engine, when I bought it, it was hopeless. I did my first complete rebuild sticking new bits where needed, (pistons and rings, cams and re-sleeved the barrels). Right now Iím happy with the power, for a 970cc it goes amazing. I was wondering if itís worth getting a 1.3L for it or not bothering with a small jump and go even bigger, and how much work is needed for the upgrade?
Seats, I HATE the current ones.
Steering wheels, a small one would be nice.
I know that there isnít much to these things, but apart from the roof and the doors, is there anything I can take off for a bit less weight? Just to make driving on the sand a bit easier. And the take off from the lights...
Any help would be AWESOME! even directions to other threads, (Iím slowly checking them out page my page).