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by stevec
Mon May 07, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Moab - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 23505

Re: Moab - April 2018

Yes we did. Mid 70's to low 80's every day. Saw some thunderheads the day we were in Arches, but the rain was evaporating before it hit the ground. We got a few drops that night but that was all.
by stevec
Mon May 07, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Moab - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 23505

Re: Moab - April 2018

Well I've been back a week and am ready to go back! Here's a few pictures from the trip...
Arches:
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Porcupine Rim:
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The viewpoint on Hell's Revenge:
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by stevec
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Moab - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 23505

Re: Moab - April 2018

We're in Sand Flats, B15 and 16. There is no stock 15" wheel except the Tacoma wheels and the 15x4.5" wheels on the LJ20V. I have a set of 4 16" wheels with tires with me.
by stevec
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Moab - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 23505

Re: Moab - April 2018

I'm heading out this afternoon, should get to Moab sometime tomorrow evening. I might be interested in the single Tacoma wheel; I have two sets of four but am using five of them (including my spare). I think I have a set of stock (16x4.5") wheels I can throw on the trailer in case you make it.
by stevec
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: SERVER DOWNTIME!
Topic: April 14, 2018 Downtime
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Views: 3973

April 14, 2018 Downtime

Our server will be down on Saturday April 14, 2018, from 8:00pm to midnight, US Central time, due to a hardware upgrade. The forums will be unavailable during this time.
by stevec
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Moab - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 23505

Re: Moab - April 2018

We are going to try and firm up plans for Moab this week. My local club meeting is tonight and we will be talking about it there. I did verify that hotels are still available for the week we are there. Campgrounds too, but everything is pretty expensive. Even "cheap" hotels (i.e. Super 8) are over $...
by stevec
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 36356

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

I couldn't remember if it was you or your brother.

Seats are done and ready to go back in! Even put an extra inch of foam on the bottom.
by stevec
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 36356

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

After about breaking my back hitting a bump on the main road at the beginning of this run, I decided a good winter project would be to pull the plywood out of the seat bases and put rubber straps back in...
by stevec
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Moab - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 23505

Re: Moab - April 2018

Small world indeed. I remember wanting to buy your green LJ10 when it was here in Seattle, but the seller wanted $4,000 which was much more than I had at the time. He ended up selling itto a guy in Idaho, who in turn sold it to you, so you are the third owner of that rig I know. And good call on Twi...
by stevec
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Moab - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 23505

Re: Moab - April 2018

Sounds like a fun trip! Moab in April is great albeit very busy. Maybe someone needs to make a spur trip up to SLC to pick up a spare LJ10!?! :wink: :wink: Why don't you bring it down to Moab? The LJ's always generate a lot of interest on the trails and around town. If there is a decent one for sal...
by stevec
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Moab - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 23505

Re: Moab - April 2018

Great! I'll have a 24' motorhome, towing a 14' aluminum trailer. We'll get there either Saturday or Sunday night. I can go at least 3-4 days in the motorhome without filling/dumping tanks. We may stay at a campground in town the first few days and then dry camp somewhere, depending on where others w...
by stevec
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Moab - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 23505

Re: Moab - April 2018

Hello Steve, So far those dates are still good for me. I probably can't stay the entire time but I am hoping to make it to at least a few days. If it works out I will bring my stock LJ10 so I am probably not going to want to do anything too crazy. I would just like to get it out and also have you l...
by stevec
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Moab - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 23505

Moab - April 2018

Merged this to a new 2018 thread so it is less confusing. Is anyone else interested in going on this trip? We are working on logistics (camping, etc.) this week. Trail runs will depend on what vehicles are with us. If it is just my buddy and me I might bring the LWB, but if there are other LJ's I'll...
by stevec
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: LJ 80 Samurai distributor swap
Replies: 12
Views: 10218

Re: LJ 80 Samurai distributor swap

No, you do not need to swap the coil. In fact, I expect the coils are the same part number for both models.
by stevec
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Moab - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 23505

Re: Moab - April 2017

I just brought this up at my local club meeting last Tuesday. At this point, I am still planning to go. I'm undecided on what to bring, but right now I am leaning towards my RHD LJ10, since it is lighter(easier to tow behind the motorhome) and it has better approach and departure angles than my LWB ...
by stevec
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: Lj80 motor in a Lj20?
Replies: 11
Views: 4272

Re: Lj80 motor in a Lj20?

It would be tight, but I think it would fit. The LJ80 hood is slightly higher than an LJ20 hood, but you could probably mount the engine lower, and use a 1-2" body lift if needed to be sure it clears everything underneath (i.e. axles).
by stevec
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: Lj80 motor in a Lj20?
Replies: 11
Views: 4272

Re: Lj80 motor in a Lj20?

You would definitely need the LJ80 transmission, as they are quite a bit bigger. Other than that it should be doable.

It won't give you a higher top speed though, unless you swap the axles too. LJ80 axles are 4.56, whereas your LJ20 has 5.67 diffs.
by stevec
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Samurai distributor on LJ 80/81 motor
Replies: 22
Views: 10557

Re: Samurai distributor on LJ 80/81 motor

I got mine at a local 4x4 swap meet.
by stevec
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Samurai distributor on LJ 80/81 motor
Replies: 22
Views: 10557

Re: Samurai distributor on LJ 80/81 motor

Ruby wrote:I just found used ones off a carbed samurai.
Same here.
by stevec
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Samurai distributor on LJ 80/81 motor
Replies: 22
Views: 10557

Re: Samurai distributor on LJ 80/81 motor

The link you posted looks like the correct one. Should be for an early carb'ed Samurai, 1986-88.
by stevec
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: My New Found Love
Replies: 4
Views: 3112

Re: My New Found Love

Welcome to the forums!

That "sticky fish oil" is probably a rust preventative, and is why it is still rust free.

Good luck with the "hoard"!
by stevec
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 36356

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

Great job with the video Glen - I found the full 12 minute version. Looking at that smoke, I really should have replaced both plugs instead of just #2; I think that is why it was missing on some of those steeper climbs. I replaced it last night and it looked almost as bad as the one I replaced at A&W!
by stevec
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 36356

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

I know a lot of guys were taking video of the more challenging spots... Let's get those posted!
by stevec
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 36356

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

A few pics from my phone:
by stevec
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 36356

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

Technically speaking I do have a single rear seat in the LJ10, but I wouldn't suggest anyone sit back there. Glad you can still make it, and yes we'll definitely have (front) seats for you both! I'm packed up and ready to go. Will probably leave the office about 2:00 if not sooner, and hopefully be ...