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Special Japanese Coily Samurai SJ80

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26 Sep 2017 06:27 - 26 Sep 2017 06:28 #184509 by Bosanek
Although this isn't the JB33 / JB43 / JB53 Jimny which is the focus of this forum, it's such a striking case and also it's a late edition "coily" Samurai (a half-breed between a regular Samurai and a Jimny).

So I thought it might "pass" in this forum section. And they don't call it "Samurai" over there in Japan - they call them all generations and editions "Jimny". :)


Here it is:

Last edit: 26 Sep 2017 06:28 by Bosanek. Reason: Typo

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26 Sep 2017 06:39 #184511 by 1066Boy
Very cool. :)

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18 Nov 2019 20:52 #215749 by JA22WCanada
I have a 1996 Jimny from Japan. Not the Sierra but the slightly narrower track with the 660 turbo engine instead of 1300 cc. Do you happen to know if the chasis is the same and so if the suspension of for the SJ80 would work on the Japanese Jimny,. Having a hard time finding direct swap suspension components for the coily version which mine is. (E-JA22W).

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20 Nov 2019 21:22 #215812 by kirkynut
We didn't get this model in the UK and most members on here are in the UK. It's unlikely that you will get the info you want from us as a result.

Nonetheless, can we have some photos of it to look at please?

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21 Nov 2019 08:05 #215818 by yakuza

JA22WCanada wrote: I have a 1996 Jimny from Japan. Not the Sierra but the slightly narrower track with the 660 turbo engine instead of 1300 cc. Do you happen to know if the chasis is the same and so if the suspension of for the SJ80 would work on the Japanese Jimny,. Having a hard time finding direct swap suspension components for the coily version which mine is. (E-JA22W).


To my knowledge there is only one chassi layout for the coily samurai. Some pieces are the same or similar as the Gen3 Jimny but this is only things I have noted as I heard or read it and not what i know.
I thought the coily only had one chassi width and that the difference was the wheel offset and the arches/fenders.
The coily samurai was only made in Japan I think. Elsewhere the samurai had leaf springs.
The width is not the same as the Gen3 Jimny.

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21 Nov 2019 19:31 #215839 by JA22WCanada
Thanks, I think you are correct. Looks like the slight width and length increase is strictly bumper and fenders. The SJ80 in Australia had a coil suspension for 3 or 4 years and I think same chasis as my JImny. Going to hope so and give it a try on matching front struts. Definitely gen 3 is different and would be much easier to match up.

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