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Reader’s Rides – Submissions of Suzuki 4×4 from Around The World


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Submit your quality 3″x5″ photos to ZUKIWORLD online  to the Managing Editor Photos are non-returnable. Selected entrees now receive a ZUKIWORLD a Free windshield banner decal. Please remember to include a good description of your vehicle and where you are located. Don’t bother sending pictures of your rig parked in the driveway. We want to see your vehicle out and about!

Trond Halle, Vancouver BC, Canada – My wife and I currently into our second year of touring South America in our ’87 Samurai – 25,000 miles and still going strong! Stock 1.3 liter engine, 235 BFG A/Ts, extra rear leaf in the rear, Dodge Neon front seats, rear seat removed and custom gear rack installed in its place, custom roof rack and box for jerry cans and crap, custom frame and canopy that extends over the open rear door where we cook on a flip-down door mounted table. This picture is from the Bolivian Salt Flats (Salar de Uyuni). This site rocks and has saved my bacon many times while trying to fix the old girl on the road. Our travel blog is at www.contactpictures.com  Arnaldo Oliver, Puerto Rico – 1985 Suzuki SJ410 From: Adjuntas, Puerto Rico Specs: Samurai 1.3L Turbo engine, front tires 31×10.5 Silverstone MT-117 Xtreme, Rear tires 31×15.5 Maxxis Power Lug, stock suspension Bishan Monnappa, Coorg, Karnataka, India – Suzuki SJ413 (Gypsy) G16B 1.6L MPFI engine swap with customized Headers, 6″SPOA Lift, Lockrite 1530 at the Rear, Chromoly Axles in the Front, 6.5:1 T-case Gear Ratios, Traction Bar, 31×10.5×15 Maxxis Trepador Tyres with Customised 8.5 J Steel Rims with Negative Offset, Composite Fiber Leafset, External Roll Cage Mounted on the Rock Sliders. Eric P. Budai, Mission Viejo , CA. – 1987 Samurai. 31″ Super Swampers, Lock-rite lockers, hydraulic steering + cooler, Doetsch tech shocks, SPOA, diff armor, skid plating, Jeep / Samurai springs, Jeep shackles, poly bushings, no sway bar, 6 point cage with 2″ .120 wall tubing, reduction gearing – 4.89:1 , balanced-built 1.3 liter, Doug Thorley header, single Kehin carb, cam grind , advanced cam timing, Accel coil, electric fuel pump, Uniden CB, Magellan GPS, iPod radio, front and rear winches , tubed 1/2 doors,4 point safety belts, 48in. Hy-Lift jack, shovel, pry bar, 5 gal. jerry can. 887 on RTI ramp. Eric Davis, Missoula, MT – Suzuki SX4 AWD Crossover 2008 Road///Race Motorsports ECU Piggyback
,Underdrive Power Pulley & Belt Combo Kit, 4 Light Bar 4 KC HiLiTES/SLiMLiTES (130watt)Rocky Road Outfitters 2.125″ Suspension Lift Kit, Rear Shock Relocation Kit, Primitave Racing 3/16″ Rally Front & Rear Skid Plates
Kicker Audio w/12″ Subwoofer, CB/PA Unit, Suzuki Rear Roof & Waist Spoilers, Thule Snowcat Roof Rack, w/Fairing Gregg Mills, Oregon – Samurai Ian Curtin – Cork, Ireland – Originally registered in the Netherlands in 1993, I put my two cats in the back and drove across the UK to Ireland in it in 2008. It then sat up for three years being repaired and modified. The modifications include: replacement engine (std stock), replaced sills with channel steel (will outlive the rest of the bodywork) raised and widened the wheel arches, front bumper pushed in for best approach angle, raised suspension using 2″ shackles, replaced rear shocks for Old Man Emu shocks, full new brake system, removed rear seats, new carpeting inside (keep the wife happy), tuffy security box in centre console, one inch wheel extensions and finally diamond plate corner protectors.  Ian McMillan, Yuma, AZ – 1993 Asuna Sunrunner  Justus Vann, Colorado – 94 sidekick 1.6 16V Calmini suspension Low buck big on performance Grand Mesa Nat’l forest. I also use this at my job doing environmental work in remote areas. Ken Paton and Jessica Adam, BC, Canada – ’96 Sidekick 1.6L 16V, 3″ body lift, and 31″ MT tires 
this is Jessica’s First Vehicle Ever and i convinced her to get a Suzuki Sidekick… Vu Hoai Nam, Ha Noi, Viet Nam – 1.6L EFI, OME heavy suspension, ARB rear locker, Marco flow straight muffler, Centerforce clutch, Warn M8000 winch, Safari Snorkel, 31×10.5R15 Silverstone Extreme Mud tyre, Warn manual hub. Customized front bumper, rear bumper with twin tyre carrier, side rockslider with protection bar, front and Tcase skid plate. Simone Covelli, Italy – 2010 Jimny 2″ lift kit, alloy wheels, Ramsey REP5000 winch. Victor Jantea, Romania –   Suzuki Vitara with Calmini 3″ suspension lift with custom rear shocks, 29″ Kumho M/Ts AND the car is black.
Shahnawaz Khan, India – Samurai SJ-413, 1.3L mpfi engine, Lockright 530 Lockers 4.96 T-Case GearSet· 6” SPoA Lift· Composite Fiber Leaf Springs· 31x 10.5 Yokohama M/T Tyres· 5 spoke 4×4 alloys· Traction Bar, T-Case Protection· Rear Body Overhang Chopped· Snorkel · K&N Air Filter with CAI· Rock Sliders Scott Chaney Salem, OR – 1992 Sidekick, setup up for backcountry 
exploring and remote camping. Has 1 1/2″ lift via complete OME 
suspension kit, 235’s, onboard air compressor and rear seat removed. 
Depending where I’m going, I’ll use a rooftop tent on it or tow a custom 
tent topped camping trailer. Mark Phillips,  Broomfield Colorado – 1989 2dr 5speed with 8V 1.6L, LowRange Offroad TrackKick 2.5″ lift OME front and rear. 15×7 rims with 235/75/15s and a bolt-in, powder-coated cage. Joshua Helfrich, Lewisberry PA – 96 Tracker, 16v 3spd automatic, 5.13 gears swapped in, PnP head, LowRange 2” spacer lift AND 2” body lift, Crown Vic rear shocks, custom rear upper arm drop bracket, custom 3/16” front bumper, 5k lb Warn Winch, Cragar V-5 15×7 rims, 30×9.5” BFG A/T. Jim Arnold, Redding, California –  86 Samurai tin top, 3″ lift, OME springs and Bonz shackles, 30×9.50×15 Maxxis Bighorn tires on aluminum wheels. Rocky Road DIY front bumper with 1/2″ D-rings and tow bar tabs. Greg Etter – Irvine , California . 1987 Samurai. Stock motor,shackle reversal, 3” Old Man Emu Springs, Lockright Lockers front and rear, 4:16 gears, K&N filter, MSD High Vibration Coil, Dunlop 7.00 R15 M&S (28”) narrow tread tires, Smittybilt RC 8 winch (8,000 lbs), steel angle iron front bumper with 2 army ammo cans bolted on, breeze-o-top Full Safari Top, Army 5 gallon gas can on back.
Duane Irwin, Nanaimo, B.C. – 94 Sidekick, 36 Iroks, Toy axles, 5.29’s, Aussie lockers front and rear, coils all around, radius arms in front with 3 link in rear, Kicker 2 cases, OBA, 9000 winch, External cage and lots more Dan Muskopf Belleville, IL 91 samurai 1.3 FI, homemade missing links yj springs, twin sticks, 4-1 klune transfer case, Toyota axles lockrite front welded rear,smittbilt 8000lb winch, full cage,  29″ swampers
Craig Mayer, Shoreham NY 1994 Sidekick 1.6 16 valve 5 speed. 2 inch spacer lift stock bronco wheels and 31×10.5s slight fender trimming on the inside towards the rear and rolled the rear wheelwells for more clearance they tuck right up no rubbing at all.


Claudio Passarelli, Maple Ontario Canada – 1993 Suzuki Sidekick 1.6L Custom Made 6 inch lift, Custom Camo Paint Stock engine, automatic transmission, stock gears, and LT235/75R15. Custom made front bumper/winch mount. Cut front fenders and a homemade snorkel.
Chris Koval, Weatherly,Pa – 93 Suzuki Sidekick 2″ suspension,2″body,4:62 gears, mini spool rear,intake,2″ exhaust, 31×10.5s,custom bumpers with 2″ rear receiver Candace & Lance, British Columbia, Canada – 2002 xl-7 limited, 37″ Tires, 1 Ton axles with arb’s & 7.17 gears, Dual T-cases  (kicker2&toyota) ,Custom 4 link rear, 3 link front with stock coils,  Bilstein 7100’s, FJ80 steering box/1 ton TRE’s, 2.25″ exhaust / k&n  intake.
Brandon Newell Tigard, Oregon – 87 Samurai, SPOA, shackles, hysteer, mini spool rear, lock right front, trail tough 26 spline cromo front shafts, 6.5 to 1 t-case, 15″ 32 bolt weld on beadlocks, 31″ mud terrain KM2’s,  2″ exhaust, 32/36 manual weber w/holley low fuel presure regulator on electric pump, rebuilt 1.3 with swift rods, sidekick power steering, 100amp alt, tube bumpers. Brent Olsen – 1995 Sidekick.  Trail Tough suspension, Toyota axles geared to 5:29, full Detroit lockers front and rear, 4:1 transfer case, dual friction Centerforce clutch, K&N cold air intake, Thorley header, and 2 1/4″ exhaust.   Ed Balsdon Stouffville, Ontario Canada – 1991 Sidekick JX 2 dr with romeovable hard tops it has the 1.6l hooked on a 5 speed stick its almost stock except for i took of the plastic bumper covers put some fog lights on the front bumper did a small 3 inch body lift and put coil spring boosters in the springs 235/75r15 AT,  home-made cold air intake Jose Rocha Wasilla, AK – 1995 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6L 16v Cut and Welded Fenders, hammered fender wells, lots of cut unnecessary steel.  Running 31×10.5x15R Goodyear Wranglers on stock rims.  Manual Hubs, stripped interior. This shot was taken in Hatchers Pass about 30 miles from Wasilla Alaska.
Kevin Davis Bloomington Indiana – 1986 samurai, It is a full samurai frame with a chromemoly 20 point roll cage on it. The front end is a Dana 30 out of a scout with all Moser axles with 3.73 and in the rear is a 9 inch ford  with all Moser axles and 5.86 gears. Front and rear are Both four linked and Coilover shocks. The engine is a 622 Steve Schmidt big block Chevy that makes around 1200 hp and 1000 torque. The trans is a HOT ROD Powerglide and a 208 transfer case. Putting it to the ground is all done on 44 Boggers on the rear both cut and uncut for to different classes and up front is 28 Swampers.

Matt from Stormville, NY – 94 Geo Tracker with 60k miles I got from this lady. Stock for now. Pablo Jara  Región del Bio Bio, Chile – 1990 Suzuki Vitara, with its standard engine(1.600cc, 4 cylinder,8valves,carburated),standard shift gear and lock gear, we installed it a 4 inch lift kit and 235/75 R15 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R Tyres with 15″ Mangels Chrome rims,  Scotty Williams Palmer, Tennessee. –  91 GEO with homemade 3″ suspension lift and 3″ body lift. Running 33 x 9.50 x15 tires. It has a homemade snorkel. George Cox- Yucca Valley, CA – 87 Suzuki Samurai, 1600cc 8 Valve Fuel Injected Sidekick Motor, Full Circle Unbreakable Motor Mounts, Aluminum Radiator, Factory Samurai FI Air Cleaner (stays in stock location), New Clutch Cable, New Fuel Pump, Thorley Header Spring Over Axle Lift w/ Old Man Emu Dakar Springs, Cal Mini Steering (High Steer), Rear Spool, 5:14 Transfer Case Gears, Mighty Kong T-Case Mount/Armor Custom Rear Bumper w/ Receiver, Round Tail Lights in Tailgate, New Windshield, Rare SJ-410 Hood, Toyota 4Runner Seats, Aftermarket Aluminum Door Handles Inside and Out 
Jake (Spincat) Meadley Victoria Australia – 2004 Grand Vitara … loves to cover his GV in mud. But its not just about getting it all over the car, its about, ‘The Mud Shot’. Taken at Leaderderg National Park, Victoria Australia. Jim Olsen Dryden, Ontario Canada – 93 sidekick on a fun day of muddin
i have a 2inch block suspension lift and crap 235/15 tires future plans are for a body lift and 31s and tube bumpers   Aviram Maryanchik,  Israel – Samurai with stock gears for now but thinking about rear locker and 4:16 transfer gear and 3″ lift. Tires are 215.75.15 Hankook 100% MT tires, on 15X7 wheels. Simon Roy, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada – Sidekick 2.5 inch coil lift, complete 35% limo black window tint,  rubber +2” fender flare, imported mag wheels, new and modified 16valve engine, Kenwood Excelon audio system ( 9 speaker + 2 amp ), sport sidekick equipment ( window, door lock ) and seat, 2 1/4” exhaust system no catalyst ( + 4hp ), urethane pure white paint, remote ( start, light, door lock, horn ), complete blue LED dash conversion and dome light, 2 eliminator batteries Shahnawaz Khan, India – 2002 Gypsy King 1.3L mpfi. Lockrite lockers (rear), Trail Tough 4.14 Low Gear set, 215/75/15 Tires, 10 inches of rear chassis chopped to reduce rear overhang. Nick Falls, Paragould, AR – 1996 Suzuki Sidekick 2dr. It has 1.5 coil and strut spacers, crown vic shocks in rear, 2″ body lift, 31×10.50 cooper discovery on black 15x8s, custom exhaust, electric fan, windshield post mounted KC lights, custom rear bumper, and custom front and rock sliders in production. Kelly S., Spokane WA. – Sidekick with Trail Tuff SAS, Toyota E-Lockers front and rear, 5.38 gears, 35×12.5×15 BFG KM2’s and 4:1 T-Case. Shauna Hembel – Basalt, CO – Built entirely by husband John ’86 Samurai, 99″ wheelbase, narrowed tub, exocage, 1.6 8v, TH200 tranny, 6.5:1 t-case w/ Calmini HD mount, Rear driveline disconnect, Evil Twin t-case shifter, Calmini Skid plate, Toyota axles w/ 4.10 r&p; spooled rear; lock-right front; Longfields, 37″ Swamper SSR’s on Champion beadlocks, PSC full hydraulic steering, Custom built 4-link long arm suspension front and rear, Rocky Road front coil springs, Stock Sidekick rear coils, Warn 4.0 ATV winch w/ synthetic line, Toyota 4-Runner bucket seats, XM radio, PowerTank. Coming soon: restraint harnesses Built in 108 days for $8,000 – lots of used parts and deals online! IanTurner, BC Canada –  White on white 1990 Chevy Tracker, both hard and soft roofs. New Suzuki motor, new trans, new clutch, eletric fan, small lift, 235 75R15m/s tyres, winch, pushbar, aux lights, two way radio, gas can on the back bumper. Ted Peters,  Bruin PA. – My first car a 1987 Suzuki Samurai. It has Old Man Emu springs (3 inch lift) and shocks with a freshly rebuilt engine. Jake Cruz, Okemos MI. – 94 Geo Tracker,  29/8.50/15 Super Swamper TSL, Brushguard, KC lights. Jake Talkington – 96 tracker. 16v 2dr.4×4 5.13grs Camo paint ant 15″ CVR sub
Wade Lapp,  Camas, Washington.   Samurai buggy w/ tracker motor. wheelbase front to rear 103″. 4 link w/ custom coils front and rear. 37′ Goodyear MTR’s. duel transfercases, Toyota axles. Longfields 30 spline cromoly Axle shafts in front. Detroit in front.  Spool in rear. Full Hydrolic steering. Warn E9000 winch. John MacPherson –  91 Sidekick 4dr. w/SAS. 31×12.5 Super Swamper Thornbirds mounted on 15×10 rims. Cherokee V8 front coil springs on the rear. 3″ Calmini body lift and 
Calmini exhaust.  Tanya Long, Indiana –  2002 Suzuki Vitara, bought it new and immediately modified it for on/off-road use.  From the start it had 2.5″ Calmini Suspension, 3″ homegrown body lift, and lock-right in the rear which was later modified to a spool.  Alex, Holland – Not extreme, but we have a lot of fun. Arnaldo Oliver, Puerto Rico – SJ410 with Samurai engine Chris Grenier, Olympia WA – Tracker has a 3″ custom lift using XJ rear coil springs, Skyjacker shocks,  31X10.50X15 LTB’s a full interior roll cage, Rock Crawler rims, Rear end is Lincoln Locked and the rest is stock the Tracker George Drapanos, Ziria Greece – 1.6 liter Vitara 2” 1/2 suspension with OME shocks + Suplec coil springs. James Proffitt III, Milton, Fl.  86′ samurai with 33×12.50’s, SPOA, Custom paint, Camaro seats, and bumpers (front and rear), and polysheild windshield from Roadless Gear.   Jean Thibault, Shawinigan, Canada Here is my 2002 2doors Tracker.(4 cyl. 2liters) Rides on 235 x 15 inch tires Calmini 3inch suspension kit Polar Bear Grill Guard with 2 130 Watts Off Road ligths, Superwinch 4500  Jeremy Hendershot, Christiana, TN – 88  with a spring over 2in shackles in front 1.5 OME Rocky Road ext front shock towers Trail Tough 1.3 motor Calmini header, Buckshot Mudders.  Jonathan Zuber, Toronto Canada. My – 93 GEO with homemade 3″ suspension lift and 3″ bodylift. Running 31″ tires. John MacPherson, 91 Sidekick 4dr. w/SAS. 31×12.5 Super Swamper Thornbirds mounted on 15×10 rims. Cherokee V8 front coil springs on the rear. 3″ Calmini body lift and Calmini exhaust. Marvin / John’s Valderama,  Hawaii . Marvin’s is a 1.3 w/weber, headers, lockers x2,lifted 10” yj springs w/Rocky Road outfitters suspension kit, 6.59:1 T/C, 31” boggers. John’s: VW Turbo Diesel(1.6) locker and spool, Trail Tuff suspension kit w/yj springs, zor front bumper, Shockworks rear bumper, 6.59:1 T/C, roof rack from Zor offroad, 15 gallon polyurethane fuel cell. Both have 7.5K winches!

Taylin Stevenson, Myrtle Creek OR – 1997 Suzuki sidekick color matched molding euro taillights hid headlights clear marker lights 35% window tint removed spare tire aftermarket exhaust short ram intake front air dam/body kit color matched center console black and gray suede seat covers Sony Xplod stereo w/Xplod 6 1/2s and 6x9s 2 10 pioneer subs with 1200 Watt Cadance amp optima redtop gel cell battery Eibach 2″ lowering springs Tokico lowering struts and shocks chrome fender trim front and rear window banners powder coated wheels polished lip

Tran Manh Hung, Ha Noi , Vietnam – 1992 Tracker with 3” Calmini lift kit, Warn 8000 winch, Warn spot lights, 31-10.50 Goodyear tires, custom front bumper, K&N customized air filter and snorkel

Marcelo Submarino, Brazil – 95 Vitara JLX 4×4 hardtop MT, 2.0 inch suspension, 235/75/15 Goodyear Argentin, 15×7 with 2.75 back spacing, under protection by Leles, Snorkel by Edmur Metzger family, Escondido, CA. – 1989 Geo Tracker, Calmini 3″ suspension lift, Detroit locked in the rear, Pro-Comp 3000 rear shocks, custom rock sliders, custom skid plate-(Thanks Hutch!), BFG Trac-Edge 215-85-16 tires on 16×7 white steel wheels, Garmin GPS, shovel, hi-lift jack, & a tow strap  Sam Softich, MN – 91′ tracker, toyota axles and leafs. exoskeleten, 8000lb ramsey winch, 35in kelly safari’s, 3in body lift Andrew Stanford, Cincinnati OH, 1993 Tracker, saved from the rust demons! 31×11.50 Swamper LTB’s 15×8 Crawlers 2.75″ Backspacing AfterMarket4x4 Front Skid plate MagnaFlow 2″ exhaust BDS 2″ Suspension lift Trimmed and banged! Andy Colver, Guernsey – Channel Islands, 1994 Suzuki vitara (sidekick) 3dr softop. New engine, change from carb, to injection 1.6. Mileage is something around the 45000 mark. Tyres : ‘Cross spar’ 80/20 mud/road, Alpine sound stuffed in too.  Brian Zartman, Augusta WV. 88 Samurai minor lift, 31” tires , 2barrel Weber carb, all interior rolled in liner. Clarence Tibbo Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada,92 tracker it has a custom built 3 inch suspension 2 inch body lift.33×12.5×15 on 8
inch rims. auto trans has shift kit front diff has been lowered 2 inches and control arm mounts have been lowered and designed to be adjustable for alignment running BDS suspensions shocks and struts  Dan Pethoud, Beatrice NE. 1987 Samurai. Specs stock 1.3
w/header. spoa w/ yj`s 543:1 w/ detroit ez lock frt/rear grsI 416:1 tcase 34/10.50/25 TSL LTB`s warn M6000 winch red top highlift Alpine head unit w/ 12 disk changer cb rock lights DD during the week beat hard on weekends.
Jim Simon, CA. X90 Duane Irwin, 91 Tracker, Custom 4″susp, 3″ body, Custom winch bumper and rear bumper, 2″ exhaust, widened front end,
roll bar, cb, custom sliders have been added since pic along with a few dents. Running 235/85R16 Mud Kings.  Frankfurt Maldonado, Penuelas Puerto Rico, Chassis Suzuki 410 , body Samurai 86 engine: Datsun B210 1.5 year 1979 Transmission: Datsun (60) Transfer: 410 Front and Rear Axle: 410 Front Axle: Posi-Traction Seats: RCI with covers Rims: American Eagle 15 Tires: Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Radial 31 x 10.5 x 15 Jason Miller, Samurai  Justus Vann, 1994 Sidekick 1.6 16V auto w/ 3 inch Calmini and grocery getter tires, lots of light and a roof rack from a mazda van. Next phase will be transfer case low gears. Lennart Wante, Stekene Belgium,  ’91 Sammy, built to the limit of Belgian law. Bodylift of 5cm, longer schackles, longer schocks, a snorkel, Cobra  Race Seats, BF-Goodrich M/T’s, CB-system… Ow yeah and then the one thing illegal about it, an engine of a Swift 1300 GTi, (no one looked under the hood at the control so I was lucky) Mike, 1997 Geo Tracker, Mini Decisions  Paul Tiah, Trinidad & Tobago, SUZUKI Samurai 1300 Spring Over Lift 3.5” EZ Lockers Front & Rear Yukon 5:38 Ring & Pinion Front & Rear 6000lb Ramsey Winch Front with internal control, 2000 lb on rear. Chrome Tears 15X10, 33” Mud Lugs for dry season, Wet season 750 16’s Farmal tyres. Finger Throttle Control Ryan McGinnis (green) & Rod Vulgamore (blue), our version of the rockstars! 18 inch stretched wheelbase, custom four link in back with cherokee coils 6 point roll cage and custom tube work. body has been shortened 16 inches and narrowed 11. rollin on 33″ mud terrains and 15×10’s Steven Huang, Philippines, Suzuki Vitara JLX with a Manual transmission was set up with a 1.5 inch Old Man Emu suspension lift, 1″ aluminum spacers, and 235/75R15 GT Savero MTs on 15×5.5 original Suzuki Jimny alloy rims. My current set up has included a 2″ Rocky Road body lift kit and a tire upgrade to 30×9.5 Pirelli Scorpion Muds on 15×7 ROH steel rims with custom 1.5″ backspace.  Sven, Oldenburg Germany, 88 Samurai, Tracker 8V Engine with Weber caburator, K&K Locker in front and rear axle, Mile Marker E9000 Winch, Exo-Cage, Pressureair System with Tank and Viair 400, 2 Optimas, Tripmaster, 60mm Spring, Rancho RS 9000 Shocks Verdy Siregar, 1983 Sierra, stock engine, stock spring, 2″ body + shackle lift, custom made external roll cage & slider, custom made bumper, 7.50″ x 15″ X-tra grip Good Year tires (30″), Ramsey’s 8000lbs winch. Vitor, Portugal, 1996 Suzuki Samurai, with 1.3 engine, Calmini 3″ suspension kit, custom front bumper, 235/75 MT tires on 15″ aluminum rims Will Childs, Oregon, Sidekick 3″ Calmini lift 2″ body lift 31×10.50×15 Trail Tough bumpers mile marker 8000lb winch  Trevor Caffall, 95 Tracker 4×4 hardtop 2inch body lift 2.5 inch suspension 23/75/15 BFG all terrains 15×8 with 2.75 back spacing rock crawler rims Thule Rack with custom basket  Alex Baldwin, 89 Samurai, Toyota axles with 4:37 gears.Rear is welded Pro comp shocks, 31×12.50 BFG M/T on 15×8 rims, custom suspension and stock 1.3l  Tony Raymon, Samurai, 22R Toyota axles w/ 529 gears locked up  suspention CJ7 front springs on all four corners.  Carb. 2 barrel Weber,  Toyota twin sticks, (double transfurcases)  custom steering, bumbers custom,  2 warn winches  Steve Rancourt, Montreal Canada, Suzuki Sidekick 89 body lift 4” tires 32/11.5/15  road bar unic fog 4”  Robert & Robyn, Portland, OR, Samurai Line-X protected.  Richard Hendrix, Tucson AZ 2002 Grand Vitara with 1 inch lift w/ BGF 225-16 All-terrains, Westin light bar w/ Hella lights and La Blanc roof rack.  Matt Verley, Oregon, 88.5 Samurai 1.6 NA VW Diesel, locked up front and rear, on 33’s and has a winch  John Bonebrake, 1988 suzuki samurai, 10 1/2 in lift, over the top steering, 35x15x16.50 super swamper boggers, custom front bumper, 1.3L engine w/ isky torquer cam, k&n intake, and thorley headers. Full truck bedlined body. Custom panhard bar. Cut out front fenders  Fred Williams, California, 1992 Samurai spidertrax spring over kit Calmini powersteering, cross over high steering, and low t-case gears Tin Bender built cage 31-inch BFG muds  Eva Wessel, Lansing, MI 1995 Geo Tracker 4×4 LSI included in your readers rides section. It has the 16v engine, added Calmini Header with complete 2″ exhaust and turbo muffler, Calmini hi-flow air filter, 2″ RRO body lift, 1.5″ RRO spring lift, 31×10.5 BFG mud terrains on 15″ AR aluminum rims  Alan Mantooth, 88 Samurai, lockrite lockers front and rear, 36 x 12.50 R15 TSL Super Swampers, sprung over on Jeep Wrangler leaf springs, Warn Black Diamond Shocks, and Rocky Road 4.16 transfer case gears. Full roll cage, bumpers click to enlarge Aaron Davis,1990 Geo Tracker 4.24 T-case gears 5.62 R&P 31″ BFG Mud Terrains On-board Air click to enlarge Jeff Granger, Grand Island Nebraska. 1998 suzuki sidekick jx 4×4 5-speed with a calmini 6″ lift combo and 33×10.50 bfg all terrain tires on 15×8 pacer wheels. Jeff also sent us an action shot too. click to enlarge Joe Messinger, Linden, NJ, 88.5 Samurai Its   got a SPOA lift with 1″ lift shackles, 31×12.5″ Swamper T-birds, Rocky Road  bumper, Calmini Header w/ full 2″ exhaust LED rear lamps in the tailgate,   Gastank Skid, 3-core radiator and alot of body mods including reconstructing   the rear out of steel diamondplate. Future mads will include t-case gears,   lockers, a reworked weber carb with ported intake and 31×12.5″ Boggers. click to enlarge Denis Champagne, St-Albert, On. Canada 1990 Suzuki Sidekick 1.6L Engine, with 2″ exhaust, Stock 5:13 Gears Custom 3″ body lift, Custom 3″ suspention lift on 33″x12.5″x15″ wheels. Next year hope to go to solid axels and increase suspension lift to 6″ on  35″ tires click to enlarge Dave Struve, 1999 Grand Vitara click to enlarge Cecilia Putman, Utah, Samurai Stretched 16 inches In the middle. click to enlarge Douglas Mac Evoy, La Serena – Chile, custom built 2″ suspension lift and 2″ body lift , extended front shocks , isuzu trooper rear shocks, custom exhaust headder , suzuki baleno 16v head ported and polished , 9.5:1 compression , 265/70-r15 sand tires ,and on the way a custom supercharger and 31″ tires on 8″ rims. click to enlarge Gus Velekardas, Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada 1991 Sidekick. It has a Calmini 2″ drop, Yokohama 205/60/16’s mounted on Smith alloy wheeles. Engine remains 1.6 litres but has been balanced, shaken (de-stressed), has a 3 angle valve grind, a K & N filter, and a Calmini header with a 2 1/2″ exhaust. click to enlarge Michel, Chouzenoux, Brive, France,   sidekick for off road with a kit of RRO click to enlarge Patrick, Daninger, 88.5 LWB , 33×10.5×15 BFG , geared and lifted , spooled sidekick rear hybrid , x-90 P/S click to enlarge Kim Andre’ & Paal Blesvik, Norway Suzuki 413, “Standard class”, Volvo 2,3 litre 150hp engine, Volvo gearbox, Suzuki 4.16:1 transfer, Diskbrakes front & rear, ARB, 30×9,5-15, Beadlocks, Full 6 point rollcage, 4-point belts, Power steering, Norwegian champion 2002, Nordic champion 2002, 2. in the European Championship 2002. click to enlarge Ian Warren, UK 3″ calmini suspension, 4″ home made body lift, 5.83 ring and pinion with ARBs front and rear, on board air, 33/12.50r15 MTRs on dragon rims, xd9000i winch on calmini bumper, exhaust freeflow set up, safari snorkle, skids, cammed, more mods on the way click to enlarge Sigurthor Ragnarsson Iceland Funalind 5, 201 kopavogur Vitara red Body lift 2″ Suspension lift 1,5″ 33X12,5 radial tires and 15X10wheels Inside I´ve cb,vhf radio transmitter, garmin GPS connected to Toshiba Labtop and long distance cell phone. click to enlarge Ricardo Toscano Guadalajara, México 3 inch calmini suspension system 2 inch body lift 31*10.5 Mud terrains on 15*8 wheels ARB air lockers front & rear 5.83:1 ring and pinion sets Rock Crawler transfer case 4.24:1 M6,000 Warn Winch on custom mount with remote Full set of skid plates: engine, chassis, rear diff, gas tank & rock sliders CB, talkabout, headers, snorkel, hi-lift, and MUCH more. click to enlarge Simon McDonald Englandcalmini 3″ body lift … calmini 3″super articulation suspension …. 15×8 steels , with 31/10.50/15 bronco grizzly claws  K&n induction kit and 4 point plugs   Front and rear bumpers and lsd are next click to enlarge Dozer Don, CA Does anyone else have one of these? Found it in a junk yard and it runs. Actually there is alittle more to the story than that, but saw your site and wanted to share the picture of it’s first outing to the snow. Has since been to the beach(Pismo,Ca) and has a new paint job and some other things done to it. click to enlarge CJ Szpila Manasquan, NJ My car is 1994 Geo Tracker LSI, which was special ordered with the 16v engine. It has KYB Shocks all the way around, a custom made ICE MAN air intaker with K&N con  filter, Calmini Header and sport exhaust. Up front I have an Explorer Pro Comp light bar with skid plate along with set of Hella 500 Driving lights. A few years ago the original hood developed rust, so rather the just replace it with the standard hood, I ordered a hood and hood scope from the european Turbo diesel model. All and all I think it gives it that aggressive look it needed. I also have a set of J-spec ESCUDO emblems waiting to go on. click to enlarge Brian Olowiany, from Newark, Delaware IPF Foglights Tracker Front Skidplate Manual Locking Hubs (From wrecked 91 Kick 2Dr)   Aside from these small upgrades, my Zuk is bone stock. I plan to use my income tax refund to purchase a Calmini 6″ super articulation kit, 31″ Swamper TSLs, and a rear Lock Rite. click to enlarge Alberto McAllen, Tx USA Nickname: Snoopy Snoopy is a 2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2-Door, Soft-Top, 4×4  Aut. 4 Spd 4 Cyl. 2.0-Liter,16-Valve Engine. 127 HP @  6,000 rpm, Torque 134 lbs.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm Tubular GRILL GUARD w/ added winch mounting system.& L & R  Tow Hooks 2? Tow hitch Draw Tite class II w/ added L Tow Hook 1/8? Skid Plates 2? Coil Spacers 2.5? CALMINI Suspensión  2? Body lift sold by rocky-road Rancho 5000 rear shocks and Old Man Emu in Front Front Axle Aluminium Reinforcements ARB locker front or rear RD88 & RD79 ARB air compressor / Stainless air lines ARB Pump up kit Pro Comp Mud Terrain 31×10.50 R15 Tires 15 x 8 on 5.5 American Eagle wheels High Performance Exhaust System with removable snorkel  K&N High Performance Air Intake Kit 2 x 55 watts Halogen Lights   CD-MP3 JVC KD-SX980 Stereo System 1000 Watts Lanzar Vibe530 Amplifier 4 x 6.5 inch Speakers + 1×12? Sub woofer Box Home made Rear Fender Flares Taillight by Matrix-Racing Inclinometer  GPS Garmin II+  Radios CB Cobra 19DX III & VHF YAESU FT2600M Cameras Cyber-Shot Sony 4.0 Mega Pixels & On Board camera  Digital DV JVC. 48? Hi-Lift Jack  Warn M6000 Winch WARN Tree Trunk Protector WARN 2 Premium Recovery Straps WARN 2 Shackles WARN Snatch Block click to enlarge Andrew Donaghue, OZ 88 model 1.6 carby model Soft-top  No lockers – yet!, 30″ Hankook muddies on 15×7 Sunraysia rims, Alloy bullbar, 1″ body lift, 2″ suspension lift = 5″ taller than standard cabin. Extractors, AM CB and 2 handheld UHF CB’s for spotting. click to enlarge Enrique Cañas, from Santiago, Chile. I own a year 2000, 2 door Grand Vitara (or Vitara as you may call it). So far I have installed a 2.5” Calmini Suspension Lift, a T-Case plate, skid plate, and 235/75 R15 tires on 7” rims. click to enlarge Richard Westlin, Olympia WA. I drive a 89 sidekick. it has a few add-ons, tell me what ya think? hidden winch behind (front) brush guard, snorkel (see it?) front skid plate, rails along side click to enlarge J-François LECOMPT, France. With his Samurai at the “Circuit du ravin” north of France. click to enlarge Jeff Simons, USA Hello, I am sending you some pictures of one of my zuks in the back of a friends pickup. My zuk is a 88.5, with some 31’s on stock wheels. My friends pickup is a 3/4 ton Dodge. click to enlarge Greg Burke, Orono, Ontario, Canada 89 Sidekick. It’s all home built with a tubular body,Toyota diffs (locked front and rear of course) Tj coil springs, 1.6L suzuki with a 4.1:1 case, Warn 9000 winch, and driver compartment controlled Brake proportioning and winch controls. 36 ” Swampers .  click to enlarge J. Thomas Bentzen, WA, USA 1987 Long wheelbase samurai stats:  1984 toyota 2.4 liter 2L diesel motor(AXT trubo in soon) 1984 toyota 5 speed tranny, t-case with Marlin 4.70 low range gears 1983 toyota front axle, 5.29 gears, ARB locker and high pinion 3rd member, Longfields, vented disks with four piston calipers 1983 toyota rear axle, 5.29 gears, ARB locker, V6 3rd member, Front Range full floater, disk brakes with four piston calipers FJ80 master cylinder and power booster with pro valve Toyota IFS power steering Cross over steering Marlin 4.70-1 transfer case (98 to 1) with dual sticks Toyota leaf sprung over suspension 42x15x15 swampers on Marsh racing 36 bead locked wheels and much more… click to enlarge Darran Hills from Cambridgeshire, England 3″ sup lift and a 3″ body lift with 31-11.5-15’s M/T. and all home made bull bar’s front and back and roll cage, home
made wheel arch’s of a trailer with light’s to see were i am going click to enlarge Pierre Maalouf Montreal, Canada -Calmini 3” Body Lift -2” coil spacers in the back -31” x 10.5 x 15 A/T Tires -15×8 wheels -MP3 Player + 10” sub on kenwood 4 channel amp + 4x 4” kenwood 100W speakers click to enlarge Anita Putts, Canada 1997 4dr. sidekick 31X 10.5 on 15×7
american racing wheels with 3.25 backspacing .6 inch calmini lift , also ,locker on its way , and roofracks ,for the packasport roof box click to enlarge Sean DeVinney’s 1986 Samurai (1.6 16 valve, 5.12 hybrid, 4.16 T-case, 33X15.50 Swamper SX’s, Wrangler springs all around) click to enlarge Paul, Grants Pass OR XL7 with 17″ custom centerline wheels, euro lights, and complete window tint complement the pearl white paint click to enlarge TerraScapes, USA lowered Suzuki Sidekick. click to enlarge Jeff Draper, Central PA ’87 Sammy with a 5.5″ SOA, over the top steering, 4.16 Xfer case re-gear, Powertrax rear locker, custom front bumper, custom rear bumper, custom rock sliders, custom front track bar, Doetsch Tech long travel shocks, relocated front/rear shock mounts, 32 x 11.5-15″ tires, OME stabilizer, Summit 150W Lights, Herculined interior click to enlarge Joshua Usher, Long Beach CA 92suzuki sidekick, 3in body lift, 1in coil spacers, OME struts, 31×10.5 on  15×8 black street locks click to enlarge Dan Butler, from Utah 20 minutes before this. click to enlarge Dion Fleury, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Kicks Vitals: 31X10.5X15 tires, 15X8 Eagle Alloy aluminum Rims, 3 inch body lift, Calmini tude bumpers, custom interior,
GSX-R gas cap, Military Jerry can, Calmini front stabalizer click to enlarge Hamish. Canada 91 4Dr KICK JLX click to enlarge Jeff and Lisa Hattan’s XL7. Calmini suspension lift and Brushguard, Procomp lights, AR rims, 31 inch Goodyear MTs, Custom air intake and Magnaflow exhaust. click to enlarge James Holloway, Cirencester UK Vitara Sport 1993   2.5″ Pro-Comp Suspension, 3″ LA Supertrucks Bodylift, 33″x9.5″ BF Goodrich MTs on Chameleon 8″x15″ Alloys
1.6L 8V w/ K&N Air Filter, Direct Hits Ignition System, Calmini Exhaust Header/System, Kenlowe Electric Fan Conversion, 2″ Tube Bumpers by LA Supertrucks click to enlarge John Sackley UK. Sagittarian 8000kg winch, External roll cage, Snorkle, 35″ Goodyear Wrangler MTR’s, 2.5″ Body lift, 5″ Suspension lift using a Sami front axle 413 gear box and 413 transfur box. And turned it into pick up. click to enlarge Keith Willison, Vancouver WA. Has a two Suzuki Family click to enlarge Slider from Central, CT sends us this shot of his… Samurai? click to enlarge A very gleeful California man was last spotted in this vehicle. If you see him, would you ask him to please return the keys? click to enlarge Erik Buikema from Bourbonnais Illinois1994 Tracker Lsi Convertible   3″ Calmini Body lift, 2″ Eibach spring lift. 31×10.5×15 Firestone RMT Mudders on 15×8 centerline wheels. MSD ignition, K&N Filtercharger/Intake syste   (custom made-machined). remote start, keyless entry and a LOT more to come. click to enlarge Gary Dean wife’s 1994 Sidekick. Currently running stock with nerf bars, front brush bar bumper guard, chrome fender trim. 215/75/15 Mud and Snow Tires Going to 3″ spring/ 1″ spacer / 3″ body soon. click to enlarge Kelvin Mold from New Zealand has this sweet 91 Vitara with a 4″ lift on the body and 4.5″ suspension. Kevin has done all work himself including adding 5.12:1 gears 32×11.5 TSL/SX Super Swampers, 3″ nerf bars, 2.5″ snorkel, ARB bull bar, 8000 Lb. winch. click to enlarge Bobby from Grants Pass finds mud with his 86 with 5:12s hybrid sidekick axel housing, 4.89:1 GRS-2 transfer case, missing links, CJ7 and Old Man Emu springs, long Doetsch Tech shocks, extended driveshaft yokes, ARB air locker, Jegs racing seats, and many other parts. click to enlarge Vince Bamba has this fine ’94 Samurai Engine: Stock EFI w/ Calmini Tri-Y Header Trans: Stock w/ Dual Friction Center Force Transfer Case: Stock Front Axle: Stock w/Detroit EZ Locker Re r Axle: Stock w/Detroit EZ Locker Suspension: SPOA Rims / Tires: 15×10 Prime / 31″ Super Swamper TSL SX Others: Higher Hieghts Z-Bar Eliminator kit click to enlarge Robert Torres showing off his ’84 SJ410 Hardtop Engine: ’86 Samurai w/ Pace Setter Headers Trans: ’86 Samurai w/ PetroWorks Clutch Transfer Case: ’86 Samurai Front Axle: ’86Samurai w/ 5:43 R&P, Detroit EZ Locker Rear Axle: ’86Samurai w/ 5:43 R&P, Detroit EZ Locker Suspension: SPOA, Rear Springs in front, Toyota springs in rear with missing link. Rims / Tires: 15×12 Eagle Alloys / 33″ Boggers Others: Flow Master Muffler, Higher Hieghts Z-Bar Eliminator kit click to enlarge Dwayne Taitano sends us this photo of a ’86 Samurai Hardtop. The engine has a Weber Carb, Calmini Cam, Calmini Tri Y Header Trans: Stock w/Center Force Transfer Case: Stock Axles: Stock w/ 5:83 R&P Suspension: SPOA, Calmini 3″ Springs, 3″ body lift Rims / Tires: 15×14 Welds Super Singles / 35″ Mickey Thompson Baja Belted Others: Super Trapp Muffler, Flares from an S-10 Blazer click to enlarge T.H. Floyd sent us a few pics of his ’89 Tracker. It has 6″ lift with 31″ Super Swamper Thornbird tires, custom made double shock set-up, 10 point full roll cage, custom tube bumpers and skid pan, Calmini camshaft, head is ported/pollished, header, msd ignition, Autometer gages, Jegster seats with Simpson harnesses, and a lot of attitude. I did all the custom work in my shop click to enlarge -Sven Falck, 4×4 European Champion 2000 and 2001, does it in this Grand Vitara Canvas with the following modifications, according to Swedish regulations: ARB-lockers in both axles (only using one in Swedish Trial Cup). Rockhopper reduction in transfer-case. New exhaust system, 2″ stainless steel. Petrol-tank removed, new inside storage room (18 liters). Skid-plates underneath. Double tubes in front to protect plastic parts (not on picture) Rock Crawling Panels in 5 mm steel (not on picture) Original 16″ steel rims (when racing). Cooper Discoverer STT, tyres, 245/75 R16. Recaro racing seats Sparco 4-point belts Full 6-point roll-cage, inside (not on picture) Old Man Emu shock absorbers, fits 2″ lift (no lift allowed in this class) click to enlarge -Kevin sent us this pic of his ’88 Samurai . It has a Breeze 5.5 spoa, traction bar, custom front and rear bumpers, top rack, highly-modified 1.3L, 4:16 t-case gears,custom flares, nerf bars, and 31×10.50 TSL’s. click to enlarge -Park Gi-Young from Korea. Running a GEO tracker LSi. click to enlarge -Dwayne Taitano from Guam in an ’86 Samurai Soft top Engine: Stock1300 / Pace Setter Headers / Nikki Carb Trans: Stock 5spd W/ Dual Friction CenterForce Clutch T-Case: Stock Axles:Stock Front W/ 5:43 R&P and Detroit EZ Locker Stock Rear W/ 5:43 R&P and Detroit EZ Locker Suspension: Rear Samurai Leaf Springs in front. Rear leafs from an early model Honda Civic in the rear. (moved the rear 2″ back) Others: Custom Bumpers, 5 X 12 American Eagles, 33″ Boggers, Higher Hghts Z-Bar Eliminator Steering Kit, 4 (1″) drive shaft spacers click to enlarge -Dewey Marler sent us this photo of his ‘88.5 Samurai – Camden Supercharger, 32/36 Weber, SPOA w/OME & Rancho CJ  springs w/missing link shackles, 33/12.50 Swamper SSR’s, Champion beadlocks,  Spidertrax full floater, rear discs, e-brake, panhard bar and wheel spacers,  ARB front & rear lockers & onboard compressor, GRS2 t-case, 5.13 R&Ps,  Calmini birfield cups & fender flares, Thorley header, Custom 2″ exhaust, K&  N, Optima, MSD ignition, Petroworks power steering & GM alt., Higher Heights  steering linkage, Warn winch, ConFerr winchbumper & bellypan, Fishbait rear  bumper/combo, Smittybilt nerfs, Davesport rollcage, Wade Industries  shockmounts, custom 16gal.gas tank, Wildwest Offroad springover, traction bar  & pumpkinhats, Rancho9000’s w/in-cab controller, various body armor, IPF  lights, VDO guages, etc… click to enlarge -Jason Bryerley sent us a couple of photos of his 1987 Samurai. It has a MPI 2.8 V6, Dana 44’s 5.89’s spooded, 33×12.50 Super Swampers, Full Cage, Spray in liner, Wrangler springs, 700R4 tranny, Dana 300 T-case, Nissan Power Steering, and a Missing-link Rear click link at rightBryan ‘Zukipilot’ Zeigler sent us this photo of his 1989 Sidekick. Bryan would like to include a “special thanks” to Steve at Calmini and Greg G.R.P. Automotive. His rig is loaded with the following modifications: click link at right

Ted Holman from Grants Pass, OR sent us his picture of this nice x-90. It is bone stock except for a Calmini 2″ drop lift which keeps Ted happy on the curvy two-lane roads in Oregon….

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John Bentzen from Seatlle, WA sent us his picture of this nice 1987 JX Suzuki Samurai soft top. John states that his Samurai is slighly modified with the following tid-bits:….

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Sam from Grants Pass, OR. Has this nice 87 Samurai with a 1.3 liter Swift GT bottom end engine with custom head work from Hawk Strictly Suzuki, RockCrawler 4.16:1 t-case, DaveSport Roll Cage,….

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Shawn Simpson from Colorado sent us this picture of his ’89 sidekick, it has toyota pickup axles, both w/ ez lockers. I have a samurai trans. case mated to the back of the stock ‘kick case for a double low range (4.14:1 w/ both in low), it has an…

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Justin Stein of Hauppauge, New York sends us this photo of his 88 1/2 Samurai. Here is a run down of what it has: Grant GT Steering Wheel Corbeau Seats Keltec Interior Panels Sun Pro Gauge – Triplet (Oil, Battery, Engine Temp) Sun Pro… 


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