11-02-2012, 12:16 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
If he is a wrench puller:
Samurais from 1986 to 1988 1/2 with no ECU
(electric control unit) no EFI (electronic fuel
injection) never fiddled with by offroaders,
completely stock is my recommendation.
He can use it for a platform to build his own
If he is not familiar with gear pullers and
Locate a 4X4 club in his/your neighbourhood.
Ask one of the Sami guys there if a good
Sami is for sale in the area, better still is one
for sale in the club membership.
Take it to a mechanic you trust, not one
recommended by the seller, and have it gone
over for any defects.
If it meets your needs get it.
If you look back in this forum, just recently
a member went to great lengths to find a Sami,
he could use. After several entries from several
members here he finally got a good one and has
be posting what he is doing to bring it up to his
standards. Very informative reading and most
helpful to anyone getting into the Sami game.
But keep in mind if you are in North America,
these 4X4s were last sold new here in 1995-6.
That is OLD in 4X4 language because when they
get into the hands of offroaders, they are often
driven like they were stolen/rented. Harshly!!
Hope this helps and please tell us how you
find success with the right purchase.