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Old 06-07-2019, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings friends,
I have suzuki vitara 1992, “ I didn’t know where should I write my topic “
But I want to replace the engine with a new one such as, LS1 or 2JZ, without losing the four wheel. Any advice friends?
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Talk to these folks.
RePower your Suzuki Samurai with a V6 or V8 Engin e Conversion from Suzuki Lightning Conversions

http://www.suzukiconversion.com/suzuki_tracker.htm
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First, there's a difference between modifying an engine and an engine swap - you're asking about the latter.

Second, what is your experience level with this sort of thing? Based on your questions, I'm guessing, none, which means you're already in "over your head".

The first consideration in an engine swap is available space - get a tape measure and measure the engine bay - length & width - and then measure the engines you're considering - can they fit? Don't forget you'll need room for the radiator, etc. You may be able to move the firewall back an inch or two, or move the front crossmember forward an inch or two, but it's a lot of work to do so.

Because you want to keep the 4WD, you'll also need to consider height, because the engine has to clear the front axle underneath whilst still being low enough to fit under the hood - and that is not going to be an easy trick.

Next - how much of the power train are you going to swap - can the original power train accept the the power of the larger engine without "grenading"?

Last question - who is going to be doing the work - this is not going to be a "bolt-in" swap, and competent custom fabrication does not come cheap.

There has been at least one LS1 swap into a Vitara, if I recall correctly, it was 2WD, search this forum and you'll find the details.
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Okay, I wanna swap the engine to an engine stronger than what’s on the vehicle.
I’ve Zero experience. Im driving LX570, 2018, but I wanna modify this suzuki cz Im feeling if the suzuki modified it will be a good car for driving and going out of the lexus mood.
So, any advice about the correct engine
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"The best way to modify vitara’s engine" ??

Remove the valve cover,
use copious amounts of engine cleaner,
paint in a bright colour,
reinstall....

modification complete....

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Okay, I wanna swap the engine to an engine stronger than what’s on the vehicle.
I’ve Zero experience. Im driving LX570, 2018, but I wanna modify this suzuki cz Im feeling if the suzuki modified it will be a good car for driving and going out of the lexus mood.
So, any advice about the correct engine
anything with the same horsepower unless you plan on changing gearbox, transfer case, diffs and axles. These things are designed to do a job and do it well in my opinion. Modifications will significantly shorten the life and reliability of driveline components, as Fordem eluded to in his post.

If you have zero experience, then this is going to cost.....a lot!
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Im here to know more before I start removing the engine. Anyone has an experience please let him advise me
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Im here to know more before I start removing the engine. Anyone has an experience please let him advise me
If you read post #2 you will see a link to the professionals that do these conversions, you will notice they supply a different transmission, and transfer case. I suggest you go talk to them as they have the experience.
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Im here to know more before I start removing the engine. Anyone has an experience please let him advise me
If you read post #2 you will see a link to the professionals that do these conversions, you will notice they supply a different transmission, and transfer case. I suggest you go talk to them as they have the experience.
I tried 2 talk 2 them, but the website is free of the information. Even I tried to email them but negative result
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Perhaps you should give some more information about exactly what your goal is. You currently own a little truck - it has a truck suspension, truck handling, etc. I assume that you have the 8v engine (meaning that you have two doors on your truck) - that engine is 80 horsepower usually. If you have a 4 door truck, then you would have 95 horsepower.
While part of the problem is the size of whatever engine you are considering, it is a tremendous amount of work, and if you have no experience, the answer is simple. You cannot do this, and it would cost way more than the truck is worth if you had to pay someone to do this for you. Not only do you have to replace the engine, but the wiring harness and computer, as well. It is far easier, if you really don’t like your Suzuki, to sell it, and buy something that meets whatever needs you have.
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