1987 JLX Suzuki Samurai 4x4 restored , SPOA lift done correctly with over the top steering , extended brake lines, and driveline spacers. Wheelbase extended 1.5" Tires are 33x 12.50 x 15 BF Goodrich MT radials ( if you are wanting a mud rig tell me at end of auction and i will swap them out for 33" super swampers with good tread ) they are on 15 x 10 aluminum wheels!
The JLX means it has fancy add ons such as a factory tach dash cluster , chrome bumper, and air conditioning, It also has a Suzuki VIP steering wheel which seems unique ( only one I have ever seen ).
I installed new racing seats which are light weight and comfortable ( I want a set for our Toyota now ).
I installed a new MP3 player , new 6.5" 4 way speakers, 8" truck boxes in back. New Halogen headlights with Halos , new sun visors from Indonesia, new washer bottle, new window laces ( no rattles ), new hood release cable, etc.
The engine was rebuilt with new rings , bearings, gaskets, etc. Good used carb sourced from Florida. Stainless rear view mirrors. Dodge 3/4 ton motor mounts. Electric fan on sensor - kicks on when temp hits halfway mark.New fuel pump , new belts, silicone vacc, hoses , new filters. Good clutch. Good shift 'sheets' excellent shift patterns with no slop!
Recent paint job - fire engine red , called ' candy apple' by supplier. Similar to Porsche 'guards'. Body was stripped, sanded, and painted. Rust free Arizona car! stainless entry guards emblazoned with ' gulf suzuki'.
Replaced master cylinder. This will be my last Samurai so you will get all the extra paint, parts, and coffee cans full of hardware with this car.
It drives very clean. The OTT steering and stock springs make it a big improvement. The motor was stamped AAAA and 1111 - perfect machining. I found out after the fact it did not need a rebuild, just new valve seals - but since I had the parts I did it anyhow. It is a great Sammy and turns every head it passes. The back seat could use recovering. I replaced the horn but it still does not blow ( will try to figure it out ),I think the heater hose was not clamped tight but it may be the heater core - I bypassed it for now. I have new heat control cables but have not installed them yet.Would make a great around town cruiser or other. If you want to go on the toughest trails I would suggest the 6.5 crawler gears and a rear locker. It is stock gears and open diffs for now. Otherwise you can put side kick gears in diffs or just cruise it around for fun.I was going to make a rear top bow for it but have not yet. You can get a stainless one on low range web site for $99 and get a full top on ebay for cheap.Please email me questins or call 928-640-0631 8am-9pm mountain time. We are gald to answer any and all questions. Please consider a test drive too. We are on beautiful Lake Powell in Northern Az.
ALSO: replaced door handles and window winders inside and out, Also put in a brite tread aluminum panel kit - see pictures !
Great little car for safari or family buggy and way more practical than a razor, raptor, rhino, etc!
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A few weeks ago, we showed you what is likely in store for the next-generation Suzuki SX4, but What Car? now has some insider info of what might be in store for other products in the aging Suzuki lineup... at least in the UK.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 09:28:00 EST
When the official design sketch of the Suzuki S-Cross concept was released, Suzuki said that the concept car would be a C-segment crossover, closer in size to the Grand Vitara, and going up against some higher-volume rivals like the Ford Kuga (Escape) and Nissan Qashqai (similar to our Rogue). The Suzuki Grand Vitara is also due for a redesign, and both models will likely be on showroom floors together, with the Grand Vitara acting as the more rugged alternative to the hatchback-like SX4 replacement. Not much is known about the new Grand Vitara, but a new satellite navigation system is expected to debut in the SUV and eventually spread into other Suzuki models.
Suzuki will start selling the new SX4 and Grand Vitara in the United States this fall, and these two new crossovers should be a welcome addition to the company's diminutive U.S. dealer network that has been starved of product since the early 2000s. Automotive News adds a little gloom to this topic by pointing out that, after the introduction of the new SX4 and Grand Vitara this fall, American Suzuki has no new products planned through the 2015 model year. Suzuki dealers in Europe are more fortunate, as a refreshed version of the Jimny (formerly known as the Samurai here in the States) and an all-new Alto will both be joining the lineup.
Suzuki has won approval for its Chapter 11 plan to stop selling cars in the US and concentrate instead on the company's powersports products. Judge Scott C. Clarkson of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California approved the plan after the company's creditors agreed to the conditions.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:21:00 EST
Suzuki will now sell its motorcycle, ATV and marine divisions to the newly minted Suzuki Motor of America subsidiary under the Suzuki name. The new company will be wholly owned by Suzuki Motor Company. This is the final piece of the company's restructuring puzzle.
The company says it will now be able to grow its powersports businesses here in the US and also provide auto parts and service to current Suzuki owners through what's left of the company's dealer network. You can check out the brief press release on the bankruptcy plan below.
With the Tokyo Motor Show looming on the horizon, Suzuki has revealed a trio of concept cars it will present at the expo.
First up is the Crosshiker concept, a compact crossover that looks good enough in metallic red, but in its essence reminds us of the oft-maligned X-90 convertible crossover coupe. Based on the G70/Regina concept, the Crosshiker packs a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine into a compact form that weighs just 1,785 pounds.
Next comes the X-Lander, which strikes us as a smaller take on the formula espoused by the Isuzu VX-02 or Land Rover DC100 Sport concepts. Unfortunately based on the Jimny, the white X-Lander incorporates a 1.3-liter engine with a robotized manual and four-wheel drive into a high-riding, chopped-windshield convertible sport-ute form.