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Installation of CALMINI’s Rockcrawler DL – Step by Step instructions

Installation of CALMINI’s Rockcrawler DL Step by Step instructions Editor: Eric Bewley Photo: Steve Kramer Here are the CALMINI RockCrawler DL, a kit which contains 4 completely new gears machined from high quality SAE 8620 alloy billet material. The new ratio for this gear set is 5.8:1. in low and a true 18.2 percent reduction in high which is said …

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Installing a Ford 9″ rear end into the Suzuki Sidekick / Geo Tracker

Installing a Ford 9″ rear end into the Sidekick. Editor: Eric Bewley Photo/Story: Mike Hagen Cottage Grove, MN -Why do you need a nine-inch? There’s a good chance you don’t. I wanted to do this because of a few problems I was having. First were the twisted axles. After smoking several rear axles and experiencing a rash of twisted splines, …

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ZUKIWORLD Reviews: Making a Mighty Mouse Reynold’s Machine creates a 1.3 monster!

Making a Mighty Mouse Reynold’s Machine creates a 1.3 monster! -Eric Bewley CORVALLIS, OR. —I have had several different iterations of engines in my samurai over the years. The first was just the plain old stock 1.3 that was so worn out, I could barely do 50 miles per hour. Rather than rebuilding this non-oil burning good-compression engine right away, …

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ZUKIWORLD Reviews: SKY’S OFFROAD DESIGN New Bolt-On Samurai Traction Bar Kit.

SKY’S OFFROAD DESIGN New Bolt-On Samurai Traction Bar Kit. Editor: E. Bewley  SPRINGFIELD, OR – Sky’s Offroad Design also know as Sky Manufacturing is always thinking of, designing, and testing new ideas and products and has recently refined one of their first ground breaking products, the traction bar for the Suzuki Samurai. As anyone who has experienced it knows, soft-short …

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BUDGET SIDEKICK BUILD – Building a 4-door Sidekick on a Budget.

  BUDGET SIDEKICK BUILD Building a 4-door Sidekick on a Budget. Editor: Eric Bewley Story/Photo: Jason Hutchison SAN DIEGO, CA. – We recently purchased a 4 door Suzuki Sidekick to do battle against rising gas prices. This vehicle will be used as a daily commuter to work and can be used for camping trips and mild trail runs or a …

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New IFS Design For Sidekick.

PUSHING THE LIMITS Hagen Does It Again, New IFS Design For Sidekick. Editor: Eric Bewley Story/Photo: Mike Hagen COTTAGE GROVE, MN – The Orange rig is due for a makeover. Doing the project:RockStar project has kept me out of my orange rig all summer. From experience, I know the project:RockStar will spank the orange car all day long on the …

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Weber 40DCOE – A few time saving tips for initial set up of sidedraft carbs

  Weber 40DCOE A few time saving tips for initial set up of sidedraft carbs. -Eric Bewley Corvallis, OR. -You just purchased a set of Weber 40DCOEs for you Suzuki Samurai, spent a couple of weekends installing and trying to figure them out, and you bent the technical support person’s ear off. Now, you are ready to chuck those darn …

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OPERATION: ROCKSTAR Building A Stadium Rock Sidekick On A Club Band Budget – Part 3

  OPERATION: ROCKSTAR Building A Stadium Rock Sidekick On A Club Band Budget – Part 3 Editor: Eric Bewley Story/Photo: Mike Hagen COTTAGE GROVE, MN -In our first installment of this series we posed the question How far can you go with a Trackick? In the second part we picked right back up with our builders in the shop for …

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Stronger CV Shafts For Your Suzuki Sidekick or Geo Tracker

  HAGEN Stronger CV Shafts For Your Sidekick. Story/Photo: Mike Hagen Editor: Eric Bewley Cottage Grove, MN -It’s no secret that the CV shafts are the weak link on this rig. The good thing is that they are fairly cheap and easy to change. For those of you who don’t break them very often this works just fine. For those …

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BUDGET LIFT – Lifting a Sidekick Using Grand Vitara Coils

  BUDGET LIFT Lifting a Sidekick Using Grand Vitara Coils Editor: Eric Bewley Story/Photo: Jeff Johnson, Tim Walters NICHOLSON, PA -Difficult times have left me without my trusted Samurai and in need of a capable vehicle able to pre-run and be a part of GONZOOKIN and event that I have been extensively involved with since it’s inception in 2000. This …

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