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by d_r_1989
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting, Offroad Gear, Welding & Fabrication
Topic: Help Please
Replies: 34
Views: 887

Re: Help Please

Its an sj, bit hard to see but from them pics the axles look like sj axles. Which means you should have 3.9 or 4.1? diffs. Both better than the samurais 3.7. Samurais are sj's too but have wider axles and a different front end and where the leaf springs mount arent under the chassis like yours are. ...
by d_r_1989
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting, Offroad Gear, Welding & Fabrication
Topic: Help Please
Replies: 34
Views: 887

Re: Help Please

Actually, scrap that. It looks like yours is an sj just with a samurai front end! It could well be a 1.0 and have samurai axles and still have the samurai gearing which will make it awful. You would need 5.1 diffs from a mk1 vitara front and change your ring and pinions to get it back to near standa...
by d_r_1989
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting, Offroad Gear, Welding & Fabrication
Topic: Help Please
Replies: 34
Views: 887

Re: Help Please

Samurais didnt come with that handbrake setup so its definitely been changed. All 4 wheels off the ground, put in 4wd low, mark the prop from gearbox to transfer box and turn the drum 1 revolution. The small prop will turn either 2.25 turns or 2.5 turns. 2.5 is 410 and better for the ratios. Its def...
by d_r_1989
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting, Offroad Gear, Welding & Fabrication
Topic: Help Please
Replies: 34
Views: 887

Re: Help Please

As jordi says, you need to count your teeth on the crown wheel when you pull the diffs. A 410 transfer box will help as will sj diffs which are 3.9 What engine is it? The sj in that picture is a sj413samurai not an sj410. Is there a handbrake drum on the transfer box? Smaller tyres will help but wil...
by d_r_1989
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting, Offroad Gear, Welding & Fabrication
Topic: Help Please
Replies: 34
Views: 887

Re: Help Please

There will always be abit of drag on the wheels from the drivetrain, thats normal. But should be able to spin one handed. Wheel bearing can be noisy and/or have play. Id double check the calipers and sliders are free, the sliders seize up real easy. The correct gearing will help with engine performa...
by d_r_1989
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting, Offroad Gear, Welding & Fabrication
Topic: Help Please
Replies: 34
Views: 887

Re: Help Please

Unless its geared right it will be sluggish with them tyres. Unless you have a working lsd or locked diff then it can potentially just spin one wheel on each axle. When your noticing the one wheel spin whats the other wheel doing? The drive will always go the easiest route.
by d_r_1989
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting, Offroad Gear, Welding & Fabrication
Topic: Help Please
Replies: 34
Views: 887

Re: Help Please

Sounds like the rear wheel that isnt spinning has a stuck brake still. Why does it have rear calipers, do you mean rear drums? Either way, it needs freeing off some more by the sounds
by d_r_1989
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Builds and Projects
Topic: Coiled turqoise samurai
Replies: 37
Views: 5817

Re: Coiled turqoise samurai

Thanks, still to source the paint for the body, in 2 minds what to do. Do like you said and get correct code from suzuki or paint it the same as i have underneath which is a non mettalic colour match.
by d_r_1989
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Builds and Projects
Topic: Coiled turqoise samurai
Replies: 37
Views: 5817

Re: Coiled turqoise samurai

A bit of an update, chassis is now complete and iv bolted everything back on. Chassis and axles are painted in por 15. Had to make radiator mounts and notch the chassis for the power steering pump to allow adjustment. Made both propshafts now although not pictured. The underside of body is painted a...
by d_r_1989
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Builds and Projects
Topic: Coiled turqoise samurai
Replies: 37
Views: 5817

Re: Coiled turqoise samurai

So im pulling my finger out and ordering some paint, just need to find out what colour mine is. Cant find the paint code anywhere