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Owner Chris King, Reno, Nevada

Suzuki 1986 Tintop

Motor 1993 1.9L TDI

Mileage 32 mpg

Other Chevy S10-Pickup motor-mounts; Toyota 5-speed Transmission; Toyota T-Case with 4.7:1 low-range & 1:1 high-range; Dana44 rear diff with 3.73 gears (tall gears were selected to keep highway RPM low: 2500-rpm @ 75-mph); Reinforced Samurai front axle with 26-spline shafts; Rear disk brakes using Samurai rotors and Audi 5000 calipers; Toyota MR2 intercooler; Volkswagen Quantum radiator; Jeep Wrangler fenders; Suzuki SJ410 grill; 15-gallon Petroworks fuel tank; 5-gallon stainless-steel jerry-can is integrated into the fuel system (automatically drains into main tank); Air-lockers with compressor; Roll cage is welded into the body to provide solid mounts for tailgate & roof rack; Compartments for storage & stowaway-winch are built into the floor; Body, Frame & Wheelbase were lengthened four inches; Three inches were removed from the cab-height (for increased stability & aerodynamics); Leaf-spring mounts were raised one inch (to keep springs even with contour of frame and to lower vehicle); FOA coil-over shocks can be adjusted to provide additional lift (and softer ride); and 32-inch tires.

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