I have a solid, rust-free, 87 Samurai hard-top which I'm going to start building up here in the next few months. In the mean time, I have been ordering parts. I plan to use this vehicle as a multi-purpose Samurai, so I am not going extreme with things. Here is what my my build is going to consist of, please feel free to comment, and make suggestions, thanks!
1.6 16-valve engine
Toyota pickup axles
Low ratio axle gears
ARB air lockers
6" Coil Spring Conversion
4 wheel disk brake conversion
katskins seat covers
rhino lined interior
Heavy duty bumpers
and there are some things I'm forgeting, I'll update my post as I figure it out.
10,000 should be more than plenty...if you are worried about stance being wider just get spacers to do the job...if you want to gear it down to climb you will problably never go 75mph in it again... if you want to go 75 you need to leave the gearing the way it is which will be to high for hard climbing... but if your just bajain it out in the dessert stock gearing would be fine... it all just depends on the kind of wheeling that your doing... but the lift you explained doesnt sound like anything i would put under a baja vehicle
I would like to keep the stock t-case gears so I CAN go 75, I am going to compensate with lower gears for the 31's. I plan to do all types of mild off roading, a little bit of rocks, mud, trails, drive 250 miles to the lake, and drive on the beach. I'm doing the coils mostly for a GREAT ride, and no axle wrap, and wheel hop. I'm not going to be doing serious rock crawling.
I don't like wheel spacers, had a bad experience with them in the past. The main reason for the yota axles is strength, not width.
102 MPH is quite impressive. What size are your tires in the stalker?
Why would you thing a rebuild is better than a 1.6L swap?
The Stalker is on 31's.
I have done both of the swaps, and I got alot of strength from the 1.6 and a little more top end, but the rebuild (with the upgraded parts) made so much more difference - especially top end capability.
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