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BUILDING A ‘NEW’ CHEVY TRACKER – FOR A ROAD TRIP

BUILDING A ‘NEW’ CHEVY TRACKER – FOR A ROAD TRIP Author/Photos: Jeff Simons Editor: E. Bewley Sioux City, IA – I must confess, I’m a Suzuki nut and have been driving Suzuki vehicles for nearly 15 years. When I find one for sale, it’s tough for me to pass on it; especially if it’s affordable. The following story is an example of this scenario. One day …

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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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Bye bye bling, hello black … and the tale of a new tailgate

Way Of Life: Bye bye bling, hello black … and the tale of a new tailgate Editor: Andy Lilienthal – subcompactculture.com Portland, OR – Remember my blingy rear spare tire I had? That chrome-plated five-spoke sparkler which no longer matched my other black wheels? Well it’s gone thanks to a can of Plasti Dip. What is Plasti Dip you ask? It’s a rubberized …

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Project “PLUS ONE” Live Updates

PROJECT: Plus One – Blog Updates LIVE AS THEY HAPPEN! Editor/Photo: E. Bewley Wow, there was a realization, read: panic, that we’ve got so much to get done before the Fall Classic… So, we decided to go for some low hanging fruit and get quick success by installing the used bumpers. Rear is on. Front bumper mounts are in process. Next …

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Big Dreams; No Money – Suzuki Sidekick Rock Crawler Build Project

Big Dreams; No Money – Suzuki Sidekick Rock Crawler Build Project Editor: E. Bewley Story/Photo M. Hagen Minneapolis, MN –  Building a rig for maximum performance on a budget means that it will require a lot of time and you will need to get creative with as many stock components as possible. Keeping it lightweight helps keep the stock components …

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