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Old 10-16-2007, 12:06 PM
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samurai with diesel?

hey i just bought a 87 sammy and was wondering about diesel swaps. i was thinking the 1.6 vw turbo diesel. is it hard to do this and what would you use for a tranny and t-case

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Old 10-16-2007, 08:46 PM
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http://www.acmeadapters.com/index.php?sound=Y



or by a LHD with a turbo diesel
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:44 PM
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use the tranny out of the diesel,make new mounts and adjust the intermediate shaft from your zuke to fit and use zuke t-case.
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:35 AM
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is there a RWD tranny for a 1.6 VW diesel? I thought they were all FWD.
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thats what i thought???
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You can get an adapter kit, but if you do, get an adapter kit for a tracker tranny, stronger tranny.
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sorry my mistake didn't see the vw,thought he was using diesel out of a 2wd toy pickup.
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found this add awhile ago http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/car/446751411.html
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You can get an adapter kit, but if you do, get an adapter kit for a tracker tranny, stronger tranny.
It may be stronger but then your stuck with a married transfer case (unless you use a 2wd tranny, blah blah blah, pain in the ass). I have never seen an issue with a suzuki tranny, they seem to be fine. If they can handle a 1.6L 8v, its for sure gonna handle a VW diesel.
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It may be stronger but then your stuck with a married transfer case (unless you use a 2wd tranny, blah blah blah, pain in the ass). I have never seen an issue with a suzuki tranny, they seem to be fine. If they can handle a 1.6L 8v, its for sure gonna handle a VW diesel.
Hmm..Well I get all my sammy info from my buddy, hehe. If you go with a tracker tranny you can grab the tcase for use as a range box in a doubler set up as well <tap nose>

why would you want to use a divorced case anyway? with the wheelbase of a sammy i'd think you would want as short a drivetrain as possible..
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cause a sami tcase costs about half that of a married tcase to reduce. simplicity. I got my 6.5:1 tcase gears for $399.
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hmm i think im gonna build my toy axels first then dicide on an engin

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hmm i think im gonna build my toy axels first then dicide on an engin

thanks for all the help guys

You should decide on the engine first then the axels....

The vw diesel pulls alot different than a gas motor. All the torque is down low where with the gas engine it's up high (in the rpm band)

The vw diesel is happier at ~3000 rpm (110kmh) on the highway. This will mean you need to go with a lower ratio gear set in your axel (3.73 or 3.55 for 31" tires) where with the gas motor you will need a 4.something or 5.something ratio for the same size tires to make the gas motor run at ~4000 rpm where the gas motor is happiest.

If you build your axels and settle on a 5.something ratio for your diff's they will be too low for the diesel and would have to be changed after.

Decide what motor you want first then build your axels....
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Old 10-19-2007, 09:24 PM
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err..no wait..

Diesels rev way lower, and have way more torque. If this is a trail only rig go for low gearing, but if you plan on driving it on the street/to the trail, you are going to have to consider your top speed.
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