The name of my newest build is “Soda Can”.
I traded my Samurai for it. I have mixed feelings but I am growing to love the Soda Can Sidekick as much as my Unnamed Samurai. Here it is with my Samurai in the back:
How she came:
95 Suzuki Sidekick 4 door
2″ spacer lift
2″ body lift
Monroe rear shocks
31″ Firestone Destination A/T’s
4.24 transfer case
Aftermarket 4×4 front and mid skid
Custom tank skid
Custom rocker sliders
Rear differential skid
Custom front and rear bumpers
Hide away front winch
New rear bumper with swingaway carrier.
Header and full custom 2″ exhaust
Leaf sprung front only Dana 44 SAS
Custom super flex link rear on 5″ lift coils
Silverback rear axles
Lockright rear locker
In cab rear shock hoops
DT 8000 shocks
32″ or 33″ skinny M/T’s
Roof basket mounted to factory roof rack
Fender armor with slider rails
It’s in good running condition. Engine sounds great. It rusted quick in just the few years the previous owner had it. That’s why I am not afraid of chopping the fenders. The rest I will repair.
Currently has very patchy exhaust. I picked up a header for it and muffler. Just need a catalytic converter since it doesn’t have one currently. The EGR light kicks on now and then. I imagine it’s unhappy with the lack of back pressure.
Dropped it off at the exhaust shop and the shop couldn’t get it started the next day. Took me two weeks to figure out and fix the fuel pump. Body harness is shot. It’s common for these to corrode to nothing. I got agood used harness but haven’t installed it yet. I made a temporary standalone fuel pump relay harness that runs off the cigarette lighter for switched power. Only thing the ECU controls for fuel on these is switching ground or cutting fuel when no tachometer signal is present.
I moved to Utah from Ohio shortly after getting the Sidekick. Stuffed it into a box truck and drove all the way here to work for Low Range Off-Road.
I’ve done a few little things since then maintenance wise like brighter bulbs, spark plugs, wipers, coolant flush, oil change and of course the fuel pump and carrier. Accessories I added are a Low Range Defiant stinger, Trail-Gear LED pods, American Racing wheels and a Cobra 19 Ultra III CB radio.
I have the HI-Lift jack disassembled right now. I have sand blasted it and plan to paint it with enamel then purchase the Hi-Lift rebuild kit to get it some new pins and springs.
That’s all I have imagined thus far. It will take a while. Currently working on the hideaway winch and soon to do the SAS and lift as I have a lead on a Dana 44 front axle.
Tylor Kinniard, Your salesman at Low Range Off Road.