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Want a New Suzuki Samurai? Go to India or New Zealand

Nostalgia: Want a New Suzuki Samurai? Go to India or New Zealand Editor: Andy Lilienthal – subcompactculture.com Portland, OR – The Suzuki Samurai was introduced to North America in 1985 as a MY 1986 vehicle and was on sale for 10 model years. Despite the whole Consumer Reports roll-over conundrum in the 1980s, it remains one of the most loved, coveted, and in-demand 4x4s …

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Adding some more “sport” to a Suzuki Sidekick Sport

How To: Installing a 2.3 Aerio Engine Into A Sidekick Sport By: Matt Verley, Photography: Matt Verley Seaside, OR – Over the last 20 years, I have owned at least a dozen Samurais, several Sidekicks and Trackers, and a couple of Vitara and Grand Vitara.  About 3 years ago, I stumbled across a 1996 Sidekick Sport with a blown engine in my …

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Sidekick (Vitara) First Gen Vehicle Specifications

ZUKIWORLD online’s Sidekick -1989 to 1998 sold in 2 and 4-door hardtop and 2-door softtop models with several trim packages. Fitted with many different I-4 engines including: 1.3 8V, 1.6 8V, and 1.6 16V. First released: 1988 Engine: 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L V6, and diesel Transmission: 5-speed, 4-speed auto Roof: Hardtop, Soft Top Seats: 4 Notes: LWB 4 Door model released …

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LJ and SJ Series Vehicle Specifications

ZUKIWORLD online’s SJ and LJ series -1972 to 1985 2-door hard and softtop models with many variations available including 2-stroke engines. Names and pseudonyms of Suzuki SJ and LJ vehicles. LJ series AKA: Hopestar, LJ10, LJ20, LJ50/55, LJ80/81 Styles: Hardtop, Convertible, Pickup; 2 Seater, 3 Seater, or 4 Seater; 2 Door Manufactured: 1970-1977 SJ series AKA: SJ20, SJ30/40, SJ410, SJ413 …

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Vitara 2nd Gen Vehicle Specifications

ZUKIWORLD online’s Vitara -Introduced in 1999 Available in 2 and 4-door hard and softtop models. economically fitted with a 2.0 liter I-4 engine. GENERAL Vehicle Type Two-Door, Soft Top EPA Vehicle Class Sport-Utility Powertrain Layout      (2WD) Front Engine, Rear-Wheel Drive      (4WD) Front Engine, Rear/Four-Wheel Drive Body Structure Ladder Frame with Boxed Rails Body Material Steel, Body-on-Frame Seating Capacity …

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XL7 Vehicle Specifications

    ZUKIWORLD online’s XL-7 -Introduced in 2001 designated by 4 doors, and a larger capacity from a Grand Vitara. upgraded trim packages, and a V6 engine. Below are the specs for the 2002 model. GENERAL Vehicle Type Four-door, Hard-top EPA Vehicle Class Sport-utility Powertrain Layout       (2WD) Front Engine, Rear-wheel Drive      (4WD) Front Engine, Rear/Four-wheel Drive Body Structure …

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Grand Vitara 3rd Gen. Vehicle Specifications

  ZUKIWORLD online’s Grand Vitara J3-Introduced in 2006 designated by 4 doors, unibody construction, and a longitudinal mounted drivetrain with V6 engine. ENGINE     Type:                                       2.7-liter, V6, 24-valve DOHC Materials:                                Aluminum cylinder block/aluminum cylinder heads Displacement:                         2.7 liters (2,736 cc/167 cu. in.) Bore x stroke:                          88.0 mm x 75.0 mm/3.46 in. x 2.95 in. Compression ratio:                9.5:1 Horsepower:                           185 …

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Samurai Vehicle Specifications

ZUKIWORLD online’s Samurai -1986 to 1995 sold in 2-door soft and hardtop models. Available in JX, JL, and JA trim packages. Equipped with a 1.3 8-valve I-4 engine.   [samurai photo]   The Samurai was the first Suzuki truck official sold in the United States through proper dealer channels. It’s design was very much a carry over from the 1985 …

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XL-7 2nd Gen. Vehicle Specifications

ZUKIWORLD online’s   XL-7 Gen 2 -Introduced in 2007 designated by 4 doors, and a larger capacity from a Grand Vitara. Upgraded trim packages, transverse mounted V6 engine, Unibody design.   ENGINE     Type:                                       3.6-liter, V6, 24-valve DOHC (Suzuki N36A) Materials:                                Aluminum cylinder block/aluminum cylinder heads Displacement:                         3.6 liters (3,564 cc/217 cu. in.) Bore x stroke:                          94.0 mm x …

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Equator Vehicle Specifications

  ZUKIWORLD online’s TABLE AND INFORMATION INCOMPLETE.   2009 SUZUKI EQUATOR – TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Body Type Extended Cab Crew Cab Engine I4 V6 V6 Drive System 2WD 4WD 2WD 4WD Transmission MT AT AT AT AT AT AT Grade BASE PREMIUM SPORT BASE SPORT SPORT RMZ-4 Engine Code QR25 VQ40 Engine Type 2.5 l DOHC I4 4.0 l DOHS V6 …

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