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viernes, septiembre 29, 2023
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87 Suzuki Samurai JX | Pirate 4×4

I spent the last year upgrading/updating and restoring this 1987 Samurai Tintop to be a reliable daily desert driver here in Moab. Well cared for over the last year with less than 4,000 miles on motor, transmission, transfer case, rear differential and all other updated components! This vehicle will make a great addition to your garage to help bring back the 90s! Selling to work towards purchasing a home.

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Meticulously maintained and upgraded Samurai JX Tintop, designed to tackle any terrain while retaining its classic style. Let’s delve into the history and impressive features of this exceptional rig:

History: Originally purchased in Montrose, CO, this Samurai found its way into the hands of the previous owner, who cherished it for over a decade. Primarily used as a family hunting rig, it carries the emblem of O’Meara dealership in Denver, CO, showcasing its reputable origins.

Modifications and Upgrades: While this Samurai boasts several modifications, the essence of its stock heritage remains intact. The previous owner’s attention to detail and my dedication to making it a reliable daily driver have resulted in an exceptional machine. Here’s a glimpse of the enhancements:

Replacements and Updates by the Previous Owner:
New Performance 1.3L motor from Rod’s Samurai Salvage, ensuring improved power and efficiency.
OME 2″ lift and suspension upgrade for enhanced off-road capabilities.
Brand-new 30×9.5×15 BFG KO2 tires, along with a spare, guaranteeing traction in all conditions.

Highlights of the Upgrades by Me (Current Owner):
The interior has been revamped with Lizard Skin sound deadening and new Auto Custom Carpets, offering a comfortable and noise-free ride.
Enjoy your favorite tunes with an ’80s replica stereo unit featuring Bluetooth connectivity and four new speakers.
Upgraded seats from a Town and Country Minivan provide optimal comfort during your adventurous journeys.
The stock dash clock has been replaced, and the heater core and multifunction switch are brand new.
The windshield, transmission, transfer case, rear differential, and fuel system components have all been replaced to ensure optimal performance and reliability.
Additional upgrades such as a Yakima roof rack, window tinting, and stock-style body decal stripes enhance the Samurai’s functionality and aesthetics.
Paintwork and Bodywork: This Samurai has undergone careful bodywork to address minor dents, rust in the footwells and wheel wells. The result is a stunning like-stock paint finish, which further amplifies its charm.
Current Condition: While this Samurai is in remarkable shape, we believe in full transparency. Two minor issues deserve mention: a slight leak from the rear brake proportioning valve (which can be easily resolved), and a very minimal fluid leak from the transfer case.
Rust: Thanks to diligent restoration efforts, any rust concerns have been meticulously addressed. With extensive repairs and treatments, the minimal remaining rust poses no significant concerns.
Service Records: Though service records are limited, all major upgrades and installations were personally performed by me. Paint and bodywork were entrusted to the reputable Jimmy Foy Auto Collision Center in Moab, UT, ensuring quality craftsmanship.
Recent Service: The Samurai has been well-maintained, with an oil change and filter replacement at 95,557 miles. At 93,780 miles, the front differential fluid was changed, and all new driveline components were installed.
Additional Features:
The rear bench seat and seatbelts, included with the vehicle, are in excellent condition, offering versatility for passengers or cargo.
This Samurai effortlessly handles all weather conditions, with 4 High and 4 Low functionality and stock locking front hubs.
Spare keys are abundant
Don’t miss the opportunity to own this exceptional Samurai. Whether you’re a seasoned off-road enthusiast or seeking a reliable and capable daily driver, this Samurai will exceed your expectations.

Complete List of Upgrades:
The following is the list on replacements, updates and upgrades:
Items done by previous owner at approximately 92,280 miles:

  • New performance 1.3L motor. Purchased from Rod’ Samurai Salvage and installed by a local Montrose, CO shop

From Rod’ website: Performance 1.3L motor includes new high compression custom flat top pistons (10-1) with new improved ring design; new crank kit, new water pump and new oil pump. New mid range power cam. Rebuilt head with new exhaust/intake valves, new premium valve seals. The valves have been set and it also comes with a valve cover, oil pan, new timing belt, new timing belt cover and distributor housing

  • New OME 2″ lift and suspension upgrade
  • 4x New 30×9.5×15 BFG KO2 tires and 1 KO Spare

** Items done by me at approximately 93,780 miles**

  • Pulled the entire interior and sound deadened the interior of the tub with Lizard Skin
  • New interior carpet from Auto Custom Carpets
  • New Radio Box and Radio tray
  • New 80s replica stereo unit, with Bluetooth
  • 4 new speakers
  • New seats from Town and Country Minivan
  • New, fully functional stock dash clock
  • New Heater Core
  • Cleaned out heater box
  • «Samurai» screen for fresh air intake
  • New multifunction switch
  • LED bulbs in instrument cluster
  • New windshield with OEM tint
  • New stock 5 speed transmission; purchased from Rod’s Samurai Salvage
  • New Transmission mounts
  • New Transfer Case with 4.9 gearing, purchased from Rod’s Samurai Salvage
  • New transfer case mounts
  • New «Big Bolt» shifter upgrade from HWY 83 Suzuki
  • New Shifter Nobs
  • New Rear differential with Spartan Locker, purchased from Rod’s Samurai Salvage
  • New rear left wheel bearing
  • New rear drum brakes
  • New parking brake shoes
  • New PetroWorks 15 gallon clear gas tank with new internals and skid plate
  • New Fuel inlet hose
  • Fuel lines have been cleaned and cleared
  • New Radiator
  • New Thermostat
  • New Starter
  • New Flywheel
  • New Clutch
  • New Performance Exhaust Manifold, purchased from Rod’s Samurai Salvage
  • New Exhaust purchased from Rod’s Samurai Salvage
  • New Spark Plugs
  • New Mechanical Fuel Pump
  • New 3K Carburetor from Certified Machine, with manual choke
  • New inline fuel filter, pre-carb
  • New stock fuel filter near fuel tank
  • New Yakima Roof rack and cargo tray
  • New 35% (Driver/Passenger) and 30% (Rearward Windows) window tint by AJWypered Window Tint Company LLC, Moab, UT
  • New stock style body decal stripes
  • New Suzuki and Samurai emblems, interior and exterior. Many stock interior and exterior labels not installed but included
  • All new Weather stripping on all doors
  • All new roll down window tracks
  • New Door Cards from SMS Headliners
  • New driver side window actuator
  • New driver and passenger side metal window crank handles
  • New stock rubber door strap limiters

Thanks for looking!

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