Suzuki History and 4x4 Tech Info

Submitted: Monday, May 22, 2006 at 01:43
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Why am I up again at 1:30am and on the Forum and drinking coffee, Duh got me beat , Well anyhow I just found a Suzuki site that has some unusual 4x4 Technical info as well plus in the same web site is 3 pages on the whole history about the Suzuki's in the 1st link and the Tech info in the 2nd link which would be handy kept in the favorites list.
One of the most capable little 4x4s and yet we don't see much said here on the Forum about them so for all the Suzuki owners, hope you enjoy this web site

www.off-road.com/suzuki/tech/history.htm

www.off-road.com/suzuki/techinfo.htm
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Reply By: Member - John R (NSW) - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 05:59

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 05:59
Who could ever forget those 2 stroke Suzis. "RRRRRingg..dinggg dingggg dinngggg" as you went past them :-)

I remember they had a load limit sticker somewhere on the back that equalled 2 skinny adults and their wallets....The first and last I ever saw on a car.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 06:42

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 06:42
Yep and the damn things will go anywhere long after our big ones are bogged they tippy toe over the worst
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 08:49

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 08:49
I'll second your comments on the capabilities of the Suzy. Our trip we done this weekend, there was a hill climb called Red Hill. There was a plaque with some of the vehicles that have crested the top of this giant hill, they included a 6.5lt toyota, another v8 toyota (probably a couple of Nissan's that didn't need the recognition hahaha) and at the bottom of the plaque was a Suzuki LJ80. I had to laugh, everyone else had spent thousands modifying and building there truck to conquer such hills and then comes the 5 grand Suzy and does the same hill climbs...DOHHHHH !!!.

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Reply By: Jugs - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 09:09

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 09:09
I remember my dad having a work one. We lived on a Hydro station so some farily serious hills about the house, One day he and mum are out cashing the house cow (not supposed to be in the work car ) and heading up hill the front wheel hit a rock in the grass and over she went rolled down the hill (cow got away) mun cracked some ribs but had to scarper before any one else from work turned up. Roof was squashed, and Dad was apparently inspecting a power line.

But it did go anywere, fun memories

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Reply By: glenno(qld) - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 09:21

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 09:21
My first 4x4 was a suzuki LJ80V . Bought in 1980 and could almost climb vertically . 798cc engine and boy , with the price of fuel these days , i think i should have kept it .
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 10:26

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 10:26
Our first trip to the Geographical Centre of the Simpson Desert was done in 2 Suzuki 1300 Highroof's. Over 500km of offroad travelling. We didn't have any punctures but broke several springs along the way and polished the front diffs to a mirror image.

I have had 9 Suzuki's over the years. All very capable 4x4's. Somehow I seemed to grow out of them...lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 10:35

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 10:35
Yeh thanks Willem.
that High roof model , I seen a photo when i was delving in that web site and first look i thought it was a Landrover Discovery , is that what you had coz it looked good , You must love the SD as i do would be good to go where you went , my front diff is filthy with Grasshopper guts
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 10:54

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 10:54
Doug

There are some photos of the Highroof Suzuki's in my article, The Spinifex Trail, and a good photo of what the Big Red track looked like in 1987.

Go to www.kempen.id.au

Clickon 4x4, scroll to bottom of page to find article

Yes, the Simpson has drawn me back 6 times so far and there are still tracks I haven't driven!

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 11:29

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 11:29
Willem
you must like being punished in MUD I been reading some of your BOGGED stories with much interest No 2 was a good one , I hate mud. but love sand at least one can kneel in it, lay in it ,dig it, I have put your website into favorites for later reading ....thanks very entertaining
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 18:16

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 18:16
Doug

Yes...in my 'youth' I lived in or near Darwin for a long time and mud was the place to be in the wet. Not sure how many brake shoes and pads I replaced on the 4bies, or axle seals for that matter.

Sand is a much better and cleaner option and far more fun, except if it is quicksand...lol

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Reply By: Member - Vincent A M (NSW) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 10:35

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 10:35
i drove one from steep point WA to cape byron bay NSW in 1977 unasissted through the centre what a trip (carrying & getting 2 stroke oil was one of the biggest problems) great little truck
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