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1986 Suzuki Samurai

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Manufacturer: Suzuki
Model: Samurai
Year: 1986
Type: Convertible
Color: Red
Mileage: 73,635
Engine: 1.6L, 16v
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1986 Suzuki Samurai for sale

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This is a beautiful Suzuki Samurai! I purchased this extremely clean. all original. 1986 Samurai in September 2014. It was garaged it's whole life. as can be seen by the original paint. I am very picky. so was looking for a cherry Samurai. and I found it in this one!. My original intention was a hunting and trail rig. and I passed up many used/ abused. and trashed Sammi's. I removed the perfect condition carpet kit. to witness beautiful bright red paint underneath. There is no rust on this rig. period! I wanted to apply bed-liner to the tub. so I could just spray it out when it gets muddy inside. and that's also why I went with a Kenwood Marine KMR-M315BT radio (Ipod in pics not included). There are no cracks in dash or head-rests. I then realized it had no ground clearance with the tiny 26" tires. and anemic with the carbed 1. 3 engine. and so it began.

Suspension- I wanted a low center of gravity. so I went with a 2. 5" suspension lift via Old Man Emu spring lift (much softer than stock). I also installed a 1" body lift. but this was only done to clear a taller engine that is about twice the horsepower! So 3. 5" lift total.

Tires- I wanted 31"x10. 50x15 tires. so I went with Pro-Comp Xterrain mud tires (also fine on highway). I used a nice BFG All Terrain 31" as a spare.

Engine- I had a 1995 Geo Tracker Fuel Injected 1. 6 Liter. 16v engine completely overhauled and bored . 020 over by Aims Inc. Sparks. NV. (receipt will be provided). This was completed on 7/8/2015. Please note that this is a professional installation. It involved fully removing Samurai wiring harness & computer. for reliability. Sub-standard swaps will "vampire" into the original harness. Nothing on this build is  sub-standard! Also installed is a Calmini stainless steel header for more HP. as if twice the power of original is not enough. Reno has smog requirements. so all sensors are functional. and this rig passes smog with flying colors! For cooling I installed an aluminum radiator. which has no problems in the Nevada desert. and red silicone hoses.

Gauges- I invested over 3k into the engine. so monitoring is critical! I removed the top three vents. and installed gauges for water temp. oil pressure. and voltage. This is a perfect install. that looks stock. with absolutely no cutting involved!

Heater- You were wondering because the three vents removed. right? Nope. heater and defroster works AMAZING!!! (Reno gets to -0. and there are no problems!)

Exhaust- Custom exhaust ran "high and tight" (receipt will be provided). exiting through a Thrush Turbo muffler (receipt will be provided).

Steering- I installed a Roadless Gear rag joint eliminator. for more positive steering control. I decided against power steering. because it is easy to steer (IMO). and I didn't want to rob any HP.

4x4 stuff- I had Lowrange Offroad 4. 9:1 gears installed in the transfer case. This makes it amazing offroad in 4x4! It will crawl no problem. I actually wish I would have kept the stock gearing. because most of my miles have been highway. This engine will easily do 70mph. and the t-case is the limiting factor at 3/4 throttle. I also went with Lowrange Heavy Duty transfer case mounts & heavy duty bushings. Has rock sliders installed as well. in case you want to use them.

Recovery- I purchased a custom made bumper (awesome). and mounted a Warn M8000 winch. with Smittybilt 8000lbs synthetic winch line. & aluminum fairlead.

Yes. all lights and signals work.

Other Awesome Stuff- The soft-top is in perfect shape. but also has a perfect bikini top. Has a 15 gallon Petroworks fuel tank. with internal fuel pump. a Garvin Heavy Duty safari rack in case you want to carry several hundred extra pounds. Tuffy locking security console with 2 drink holders. Has new heavy duty U-joints installed.

Cons- Wow. this is tough because I'm more critical than most people. There is a chip in the windshield that I would get fixed. I had to remove the windshield reservoir tank to make the 1. 6L air-cleaner look stock. There is a hole in the rear area. under rear seat. that I drilled to tighten the Petroworks fuel tanks wiring (I failed to check before mounting the tank. ugh). This can be drilled. and a body plug installed. There is no jack/ handle. because I just put my nice aluminum floor jack inside. The biggest problem I have with it is the seats. They are comfortable to me. but I know they need re-upholstered. The awesome seat covers are hiding the defects. but they are there.

Why isn't this posed on rocks. or covered in mud? Because it's NEVER been in a mud pit. or in the rocks!!! I seriously mean NEVER!! I don't abuse my vehicles. PERIOD! If you want to abuse this. that is on you my friend. This turned out so amazing. I will only taking it cruising for yard sales. or commuting to work. That is why I'm selling. This is too nice for me to hunt and trail-ride in. so I am going to get a beater or side x side. This rig is just too nice for me! Please note. I have removed the 775 sticker from windshield.

A deposit of $1000 is required within 24hrs of auction end.


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