The little Suzuki samurai 4×4 ,how good are they and what kind of parts are available,as for gears and axles?

can you buy lower gears for the front and rear axle’s like a low 586 set and what company sells the largest amount of suzuki off road parts in the U.S. thanks

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7 Responses to The little Suzuki samurai 4×4 ,how good are they and what kind of parts are available,as for gears and axles?

  1. sticker dave June 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    I’ve had a Sami for 8 years and it has went from stock to pretty dang amazing! I didn’t do the lower gears in the axle thing- I just put a lower geared transfer case in. I got mine from Trail Tough in Medford, Oregon. It was cheaper and easier and very effective.
    As far as vendors there are a few- Petroworks,Trail Tough,Calmini, Roadless gear and Rocky Road Outfitters. Theres more but that will get you started.
    Now just about any part you could imagine is available so look around and just have fun!
    I’ve taken my truck thru some pretty hairy spots and came out ok so, properly driven, they are very capable .
    Good luck and enjoy your Samurai!

  2. Don W June 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    See http://www.puresuzuki.com for your answer 🙂

  3. Dogzilla June 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    I’ve had three different Samis over the years and I loved em all! They’re rough and crude, but they’re cute and fun.

    I have a black front bumper for sale, if any of you readers need one. Just drop me a line.

  4. LuvmyZuki June 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    I have a Sammi that I bought for $450.000 not running and except for the tires, Oil, filter, Radiator hoses and Themostat I have been able to find I any parts I need on line especially on EBAY. Just installed a Remanfactured Head which bought off of EBAY- price better than anything I could find locally.I really enjoy driving mine especially withg the Mesh ‘bikini" top during the summer. I may get passed a lot on the Interstate ( top speed about 70 unless modified) but I don’t care- It is a fun car. Other parts sources, and many will help with tech info:
    Rock Auto
    Suzuki Salvage
    Parts Dinosaur
    Suzukijohn
    Calmini

  5. thedarkinall June 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    The lowest you can get for a gear ratio is 5.38. They don’t make the 5.52 anymore. The best thing to do is rob a 5 speed Tracker for it’s 5.12. The auto’s had 4.33 I think. But I stole the 5.12s and did a heavy duty axle upgrade on the front. Is not very difficult. Does not require and gear backlashing.

  6. grant_graveley June 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    for driving offroad?

    for highway use they are underpowered and because they have to rev so high just to go highway speeds they are horrible on gas…and are not fun to steer….

    a quad for offroading and a truck to fit the quad into the back of it ….is better IMO

  7. Ron / Yogi June 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    UGLY, CRUDE, UNCOMFORTABLE – and SO much fun!
    We have several Suzuki’s and will probably have several more in months to come.