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Old 02-17-2010, 07:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1988 samurai and have a 95 geo tracker to swap out its engine. Should I use the 1.6 fuel injection or use the original carb intake??? Also i keep reading about an adaptor kit, do i need that???
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Kit? Yup, unless you are a great fabricator.
The EFI would be a plus.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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was the tracker a 2wd? got the trany also? how about the computer and harness?
if so it would save the adaptor cost.
just shorten the half shaft.
the carb is possible (it's what I did - it was easier) but not the optimal choice. go with injection.
you don't say if it's a 8 valve or 16...

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Either way FI or carb will work but I like the fuel injection... no more messing with a carb.

Tracker engine with Sami tranny will require and adapter plate.
Petroworks and Trail Tough both make good adapters for the swaps and will even mod the wiring harness for you as well.

Good luck with the swap, totally worth it.
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what Gasjr asked is a crucial point. 8valve or 16valve? If it's 16 valve then carburetor is not an option for you.
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it is an 8valve. So you guys are saying carb is easy to install but FI is the best way to go??? Some people have told me that if i want to make a good rock crawler that carb is better. Personally i dont think im going to do any extreme rock crawling just lots of mudding and hills/mountain trails. And yes i have the complete running tracker so by what u guys are saying i wont need the adaptor kit.
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for mudding, i would highly recommend the carb setup. less electronics to get wrecked from moisture... and yes, you will still need an adapter kit. basically it contains a plate that sits between the samurai transmission and the tracker engine, plus the engine mounts...
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I cant use the tracker transmission?
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The Fuel Injector looks like a type of single throttle body. Is that ok for mudding compared to a multi-port fuel injection?
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Throttle-body Fuel Injection works better in two ways:

1. the engine will run off camber (on steep slopes) without loss of fuel flow caused by the carburetor's float valve.

2. Better gas mileage.



The Multiport fuel injection is available only on the 16-valve engine. While the block is the same for both engines, you would need the 16 valve head, the intake and all the electronics to make it work - which is a lot of work. If you have the TBI, the harness and the ECM, then use it.


You CAN use the Sidekick transmission (five-speed?) but you still need motor mounts. The advantage to the Samurai transmission is that there is only one style as the transfer case is divorced on a Samurai. In order to use a "Trackick" transmission, you would need a 2wd unit which would be hard to find. A three-speed 2wd unit also can be used but again, the problem is finding one.

The Samurai 1.6 adapter kit is simple, complete and costs under 200 bucks. Most of the offroading vendors like Petroworks and Low Range Offroad and others sell them.

The carbureted system can be easily adapted to the 8-valve head as the 1.3 intake bolts right up. It is only a matter of installing an aftermarket carb (My-Side seems to be the current favorite because it is complete and service after the sale from ZOR Zuks Off Road better than what you would get with the second choice - a Weber DGAx32/36. If you call Zuks Offroad , tell them Ack sent you. That'll be good for a laugh!
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