samurai gas milage vs power - Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site
Suzuki Forum Suzuki Forums

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Jimny, Sierra & Samurai Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance Advertise

Suzuki-Forums.com is the premier Suzuki All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-28-2011, 09:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: mid-tn--Tennessee
Posts: 5
Gallery: 0
dsnyder is on a distinguished road
Default samurai gas milage vs power

I have a 1988 samurai and I am going to have to rebuild the engine, I have a 1.3l, what is the best things to do to get the most horsepower and still have a desent gas milage? thanks for all of your advice
dsnyder is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-29-2011, 04:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
Full Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Darwin N.T.
Posts: 105
Gallery: 5
lokdzuk is on a distinguished road
Garage
Default

some of it depends on how you have your engine set up when you do the rebuild. i had fairly good fuel milage with a snorkel 2inch mandrel bent extracted exhaust with stock carb tuned in. now i have a empi double throte racing carb on and its been tuned in on a dyno and my fuel milage is upto s#$t but it goes real hard with my mods it quicker than a 1.6 vitara motor in a sierra
lokdzuk is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2011, 08:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior
 
VaderSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Cordelia, CA
Posts: 328
Gallery: 0
VaderSS is on a distinguished road
Garage
Default

The usual stuff applies. High compression pistons, 1.6l head, port matching(watch out for the cooling passages in the exhaust or be prepared to plug the passages), 3 angle valve job, cam swap, headers, 2" exhaust, carb swap... Stay conservative with the cam and carb for best fuel economy. Tuning will be key to maximizing both fuel economy and power, and is the one area most people tend to neglect after major mods.

Keep in mind that with a Samurai, the more power you have, the faster you will tend to cruise and accelerate, which will cut fuel economy. It won't be the mods reducing fuel economy, but your right foot... This is more pronounced with the Sami than with other vehicles, since it is most often limited by available power, rather than the speed limits like with other vehicles.

Even with extensive power mods to a 1.3, a "drag race" start and thrashing the engine will still not result in anything approaching quick acceleration, when compared to many other vehicles. My other car is a 1996 Impala SS, and to get the acceleration it has, I'd have to have an engine putting out around 150 HP in the Sami, which would require a pretty radical setup and/or forced induction from a 1.3. Of course, if you start getting big horsepower out of the 1.3, it won't last long...
__________________
Wayne Bengston
'88.5 Samurai JX, mostly stock
VaderSS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Jimny, Sierra & Samurai Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:04 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.