Minggu, 02 Oktober 2011


A little introduction of how the LJ’s 

In 1968 there was a manufacture called Hopestar and they had a lightweight jeep called On 360, if you read on other web sites about the On 360 they say that only 15 were ever built, but in a magazine published in Japan about the history of the Hopestar it read as follows "During the one year that the Hopestar was produced (1967-68) 50 were made, with 20 of those remaining in Japan and the other 30 exported for use in south east Asian countries." In 1968 the Suzuki Company bought the manufacturing rights for the On 360 and completely redesign it. Suzuki kept the 2 stroke 2 cylinder air-cooled 359cc (21.9 cu. in) engine ideal but built it themselves, Hopestar engine was built by Mitsubishi they called the engine ME24, it had 21 horsepower @ 5500 rpm, Suzuki’s engine had 24 horsepower @ 5500 rpm, Suzuki also added their C.C.I. “Posi-Force” lubrication system so owners would not have to mix their gas and oil, it is injected to the cylinders through two outlets and to the crankshaft through two other outlets, the oil that is delivered to the cylinders is 5 times greater in quantity than to the crankshaft. Suzuki also came up with a way to keep points from fouling out with the ideal that the spinning clutch pressure plate causes a Vacuum so they put a small hose from the top of the transmission (bell housing) to the distributor cap and another hose from the distributor cap to just underneath the air cleaner as to pull   “cooler air” across the points keeping them cool and also to keep moister out.

1970 is the first year for the LJ it was called the LJ10 also known as Jimny or Brute IV, LJ stands for Light Jeep, the name Jimny came from a misunderstanding of what was told to some Japanese Suzuki delegates visiting Scotland for the first time. they decided to call their new jeep Jimmy, but somewhere between Scotland and Japan  they lost the translation and so they called it Jimny, it was the only 4x4 mass-produced in Japan's domestic mini-car category, the engine size, length and width were regulated in Japan by the Japanese Transportation Guideline in which to be classified as a Mini Car they had to stay within the specified size, and to keep within the length they had to place the Spare Tire behind the driver seat. They also added a third seat behind the passenger seat. The LJ10 came with 16” wheels and tires, horizontal style grille, air-cooled, 4 speed, fold down windshield and only came in a soft-top version. 1972 Suzuki introduced the LJ20 it had a water-cooled engine with 28 horsepower @ 5500 rpm the grille was changed to a vertical style and you could get it in two versions, the LJ20O the O stands for Open or the LJ20V in which the V stands for Van and also had only 15” wheels and tires, if you have or ever seen a LJ20V you’ll noticed they have the windshield tie down “loops” for a fold down windshield but the V doesn’t have a fold down windshield, the reason is they make the same fenders for the O as they do for the V. Suzuki did not only make jeeps with this type of engine etc. they also made what they call a “Carry” L40 which was a enclosed pickup, a L41 which is the same as the L40 but has fold-down bed sides, then the L40V which looks just like a mini van (wow the first true mini van). The LJ20 stayed in production till 1976, LJ's stopped coming into the USA around 1974 possibly due to the US being more strict on emissions. Next was the LJ50 and LJ55 also known as Jimny 550, the engine was changed to a 539 cc 3 cylinder 2 stroke with a horsepower rated 35 @ 5500 rpm, they were also slightly bigger in size because of the lift on the Mini-Car guidelines. 1977 brought the LJ80; LJ81 is the pickup model, they had a 4 cylinder 4-stroke with an overhead cam 797 cc engine with a 42 horsepower @ 5500 rpm. In 1980 the SJ10 came about and then came the SJ410 and SJ413. Up till The Samurai none of these were exported by Suzuki to the USA, the Intercontinental Equipment Corporation brought the most part of the LJ’s to America. (but attempts to find IEC and it's owners has been futile) UPDATE! Until Now... read below.

After 9 years of lj10.com we have found and contacted the original owner of IEC, the importer of LJ10's and 20's We learned that there were 3,300 to 3,500 LJ10 and LJ20's sold by IEC up till 1974 when they sold to USA Suzuki which after that politics and emission standards stopped the sales of LJ's until the Samurai. At one point Suzuki was going to put a 800CC 4Cyl made by Daihatsu into the LJ20's but never did. "Tacoma Wheel" company are the designers of the white aftermarket wheels on the LJ20 that IEC sold as an option and "House of Steel" out of San Diego made the Spare Tire Carriers. The first year IEC sold LJ's approximately 175 rigs were sold, 800 were sold by the second year, 2,500 by the third and then 3,500 in their fourth and final year when USA Suzuki saw that there Was a market for the LJ's, they didn't think there would be in the USA and so did not want to import them and that is when IEC stepped in and well you know the rest of the story. Mexico bought a few LJ's from IEC. 

The owners of IEC was a family contribution of two brothers Tim and Steve and their dad Don Sharp in which the father had one of the first VW/Porsche dealers in the USA. Tim is the one we spoke with over the phone he and his brother Steve "did most of the day to day management which included U.S. safety conversion planning and contracting in Japan, importation, dealer distribution, training, parts distribution, advertising & media pr, club activities, auto shows, etc." Tim still is a race car driver, he started racing in 1968, since then  he has won ten SCCA and IMSA championships and 30 lap records. Racing series: FIA Group A InterTech series Japan 1987, IMSA GTX 1980, IMSA GTU 1980 and 1985, SCCA Super Vee 1980, IMSA Scirocco Challenge 1978-79, SCCA SSB, IMSA Firehawk Endurance Series and Escort Endurance Series from 1985-87, SCCA Showroom Stock nationals from 1976-87 Now days he test drive cars for Lexus and Ford.


HISTORY OF Jimny Suzuki four-wheel history began in 1968. Suzuki used car buying Japanese Hope Motor Company has produced five small off-road vehicle called HopeStar ON360. Then in 1970, they produced the first Suzuki 4x4. It was called the LJ10, with engine capacity 359 cc, two-stroke, in-line two-cylinder engine. Year 1972 was introduced with the LJ20. Cooldown changed from air to water cooling cooler because new emissions regulations are enacted, and get an additional 3 hp. In 1975, Suzuki LJ20 LJ50 equipped with the launch, with bigger engines of 539 cc, two-stroke engines in-line three-cylinder. It was originally targeted at the Australian market, but also exported more.
Jimny LJ80 LJ50 was an updated version of those with engines 800 cc four-stroke, in-line four cylinder, followed by Jimny 1000/SJ410 and 1300/SJ413. A newer version of the SJ413 is known as the Suzuki Samurai and the first officially marketed in the United States. Series of SJ410 to SJ413 known as the Sierra in Australia, and remained Jimny in some markets.
The new Jimny was released in 1998, and now bears the same name in all markets. 1998 release G13BB EFI engines, replaced by M13AA EFI engines in 2001 and M13AA VVT engine in 2005, and a small interior redesign.
The first generation
The offroader Suzuki Jimny is a compact makes the first global success Suzuki Jimny name is still heard even now on the market.
The first step in acquiring the rights to Suzuki ON360 is rebodying and replace the Mitsubishi engine with air-cooled engine with a capacity of 359cc (21.9 cu in) Suzuki "FB" two-stroke two-cylinder engine that produces 25 hp (19 kW). Because the new unit remains smaller than 360 cc, then the Suzuki put the spare tire in the cabin (so the space is only three-seater) to keep under 3 meters in overall length, it is classified as a small car, which confers certain tax privileges and benefits other. When introduced in 1970 it is a four-wheel drive small car and the first to enter series production. Jimny LJ10 series with sixteen-inch wheels, weighing only 590 kg (1301 pounds), and has a top speed of only 75 km / h (47 mph). Engine quickly in uprated to 27 hp version, but claimed top speed remains unchanged.
LJ20 LJ series was updated in May 1972 as the LJ20. Bar grating is changed from horizontal to vertical for the LJ20. Machine in the unit swapped out for water-coolednya (the L50), and 28 hp (21 kW) allow LJ to reach 80 km / h (50 mph). A special version with a spare tire mounted on the rear seat passengers can make for two small rear seats, facing each other. The introduction of left-hand drive is the main indicator and hinted Suzuki ambition around the world in the truck market. Top Drive (Van) is also introduced when LJ20 arrived, with 15-inch alloy wheels. Suzuki himself did not export them to America, a U.S. company called IEC (International Equipment Co.) import them. Export Jimnys has spare tire mounted on the outside, because no regulation requires the car is shorter than three meters.
Towards the end of production LJ20, by introducing a 26 hp (19 kW), and the result of more stringent emissions regulations. Top speed is reported to reach 93 km / h (58 mph), the charge is 250 kg/550 lb (200 kg/440 lb for Van versions).
SJ10 LJ50 Machine (Japan: Suzuki LJ50) was first introduced in September 1975 for export only, with 33 hp (25 kW). For the home market, first appeared in June 1976 as a 55 Jimny and the rules change too tight emission standards. Engine 539 cc (32.9 cu in) 3-cylinder 2-stroke remain, while the power down to 26 hp (19 kW) more low-end torque offered by 635 kg (1,400 lb), the vehicle can now reach 60 mph (97 km / h), and the spare tire was moved outside the back door, allowing for the fourth seat. Jimny SJ10 series using "LJ50" name in the export market.
In Australia LJ50S and LJ50V (van) type softtop which is available with rear door mounted spare tire and the soft or hardtop with full metal doors and external spare wheel through distributors MW-Suzuki (Melbourne) with 33 engine horsepower and torque of 5.85 kg-m (42 lb-ft). In May 1976, a rare LJ51P wheelbase pickup is available for some export markets. Jimny 550 homes on the market a facelift in 1977, introduced the rear wheel flares and large cap curved metal with cooling slots on the radiator, while exports LJ50s model instead replaced by the (external LJ80 same modification but with the new four-cylinder four-stroke 800 cc)
SJ20 End of the original design is Jimny 1977, called the LJ80 in certain export markets. While SJ10 remain in production for the domestic market categories, new 1700 lb (770 kg) SJ20 carries 797cc engine, 4-stroke SOHC four-cylinder, F8A machines capable of producing about 41 hp (31 kW). Additional power and torque of this machine allows the differential and gear will be raised for better cruising and offroad performance.
The interior is also upgraded, with new seats and steering wheel. Iron doors are available for the first time in 1979, and the pickup truck model (LJ81) available in April of that year. Pickup, called "Stockman" in Australia, sits on a wheelbase of 2200 mm (up to 270 mm) and now 3620 mm (143 in) in length, compared with 3185 mm LJ80. Jimny LJ80 series was retired in 1981's with the introduction of a second-generation Jimny.
The second generation Suzuki SJ30 series began production in May 1981 in Hamamatsu, Japan. In Japan, it was sold as the Suzuki Jimny are manufactured with engines 550 cc and 660 cc 3-cylinder. SJ-Series received a larger engine and widened for export purposes, which is sold under the name: SJ410/413 Suzuki, Suzuki Samurai, Suzuki Sierra, Suzuki Potohar (Pakistan), Suzuki Caribbean (Thailand), Suzuki Katana (Indonesia), Chevrolet Samurai, Holden Drover (Australia) and Maruti Gypsy (India).
SJ30 Jimny SJ30 Series 550 mainly for the Japanese domestic market consumption where it fits with the small car category. Still supported by LJ50 engine which is also used by his predecessor, 550 Jimny is the engine with a margin large enough to last two-stroke engines are built in Japan. Production ended with the withdrawal of type approval in November 1987 in support of his brother-engined F5A, it JA71 Series. Two-strokes have been favored by offroader Japan (and by Suzuki) for superior torque.
JA51 Jimny 1300
In 1984, SJ was changed with the launch of the SJ413 (model JA51 internal code). SJ413 series including a larger 1.3-liter 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual transmission and brake support. Body and interior is also redesigned, with new dashboard, seats, and grill. SJ410 remained in production for other markets with a variety of old specifications.
SJ-Series was introduced to the United States (Puerto Rico (SJ-410) and Canada earlier) in 1985 for model year 1986. That price is only $ 6,200 and 47,000 units sold in the first year. Samurai has a 1.3 liter, 63 hp (47 kW), 4-cylinder and is available as a hardtop or softtop convertible. Suzuki Samurai became very popular in the community that serious off-road 4WD for both performance and reliability compared to other 4WD. This is due to the fact that the car is very compact and lightweight, it is a real 4WD vehicle is equipped with a 4WD transfer case and rotate in the range rendah.Ringan makes it very nimble than to sink in the ground is softer than the heavier. It is also regarded as a great beginner to off-roader because of simple design and ease of engine and suspension modifications.
Samurai Model 1988 Sagat in both the United States gunakandi road. This revision included softer suspension settings and an anti-sway bars are larger to reduce body roll. A lower fifth gear (vs. previous .865:1 .795:1) increased engine rpm and power on the highway, and improved dashboard and seats made more comfortable for the Samurai.
A new 3.1 engine 4-cylinder engine with throttle-body fuel injection was introduced with 66 hp (49 kW) in September 1991. Samurai withdrawn in Canada in 1989 as a successor is a Suzuki Sidekick, but sales in the United States market continued until 1995. Lower sales and tighter security laws that encourage delayed withdrawal from the United States Samurai.
An unfavorable review in 1988 for the Samurai in Consumer Reports to be unsafe and prone to rollovers cause controversial lawsuit and the early withdrawal of the Samurai from the U.S. market.
SJ413/Samurai series has a longer history in the world. JA51s Australian built and sold as the Holden Drover Suzuki Sierra, while those built in Thailand called the Suzuki Caribbean. Caribbean has also been available as "Sporty Caribbean", a unique pickup cab LWB.
Because of various trade barriers to Japanese cars, Spain Santana Motors (other than SJ410) begin local production of SJ413 1986. SJS Santana has been built with a soft suspension for improved ride on the road daninterior colors, coordinated with cloth seats and carpeted floors, all for broadening the appeal for those who do not intend to drive off-road. In 1989 has made some updates chassis and replace the "Samurai" as a name. Santana samurai did not benefit from the renewed kumSerin chassis updates, instead of receiving a facelift (new grille, bumpers are more rounded) specifically for the European market and neighbors. Around the same time, Santana also developed a version that used PSA XUD 9 1.9 liter turbodiesel, producing 63 hp [10] Top speed is 130 km / hour. Spain produces the Samurai until it expires in 2003.
Samurai was sold in Colombia and Venezuela as the Chevrolet Samurai, gathered in Bogotá, Colombia by Colmotores General Motors. On the other South American markets (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay Seriguay) was sold as the Suzuki Samurai. Long wheelbase model is not offered in the Mercosur.
On April 21, 2007, the Chilean duo of Gonzalo Bravo and Eduardo Canales drove the Suzuki Samurai (SJ413) to Ojos del Salado, passing the previous record set by a Jeep at 6646 meters (21,804 feet), setting a new record for highest altitude achieved by a four wheeler 6688 meters (21,942 feet).
Samurai in question benefitted from the change wheels, tires, and suspension, and supercharged G16A 4-cylinder underhood. It was the third attempt for the second team man.
This record should be certified by the Guinness World Record in July 2007.
In January 1986 JA71, four-stroke, turbocharged and fuel injection (F5A) 543 cc three-cylinder engine was introduced to complement the two-stroke SJ30. This used Jimny 1300 part of the upgrade which is simultaneously introduced into the SJ30. Power 42 PS (31 kW), although this has increased to 52 PS (38 kW) in November 1987 facelift by adding the intercooler. While the non-intercooled, 38 PS (28 kW) engine offered in the lowest spec version of the Van. At the same time, high glass roof version ("Panoramic Roof") added.
Series JA71 JA11 replaced by the new March 1990 as a new category, and the regulations came into force, with a 657 cc engine that is offered, just the opposite F6A engine with intercooler and 55 PS (40 kW). A utilitarian van (HA), as well as more luxurious for a Hardtop, Convertible, and Panoramic Roof (HC, CC, EC) versions are offered. The suspension is also improved, while the front bumper again means that the fog lights could be installed in front of the grill rather than in it. In June 1991, performance increased to 58 PS (43 kW) and power steering and automatic transmissions a year later became options available for the first time. Top speed of this version is 120 km / h (75 mph). In February 1995 rose to power 64 PS (47 kW), but production ended JA11 only nine months later with the introduction of emerging kumSerin JA12 /. 22
Samurai continues to be sold outside the United States (where the newer version called 'Coily'), with substantial updates in November 1995. These include coil spring suspension, though as life is maintained. The rest of the truck was redesigned as well, with new seats, dashboard, steering wheel, and door to join the more "macho" exterior.
JA12 Series 657 cc F6A use of three cylinders. While JA11 JA22 K6A engine carries a newly developed and more powerful - despite claiming to adhere to the rules for the second output 64 hp engine. JB32 series has a larger 85 hp, 1.3 liter 16 valve G13BB slightly longer and wider for larger bumpers and fenders. This, though usually equipped with eight-valve, 70 hp engine G13BA, is the model seen in most export markets.
Not all models are updated, however, with the original narrow SJ410 still in production in several countries. While the third generation Jimny Jimny replaced / Samurai in most markets after 1998, still remains in production in India.

Jumat, 30 September 2011


Sejarah Suzuki roda empat berawal pada tahun 1968. Suzuki membeli mobil bekas Hope Motor Company Jepang yang telah menghasilkan lima kendaraan kecil off-road disebut ON360 HopeStar. Kemudian pada tahun 1970, mereka memproduksi pertama Suzuki 4x4. Itu disebut LJ10, dengan kapasitas engine 359 cc, dua-stroke, in-line engine dua silinder. Tahun 1972 diperkenalkan dengan LJ20. Pendinginan diubah dari pendingin udara ke pendingin air karena peraturan emisi yang baru diberlakukan, dan mendapatkan tambahan 3 hp. Pada tahun 1975, Suzuki LJ20 dilengkapi dengan diluncurkan LJ50, dengan engine lebih besar yaitu 539 cc, dua-stroke, engine in-line tiga-silinder. Ini awalnya ditargetkan pada pasar Australia, tetapi diekspor juga lebih.

Jimny LJ80 adalah versi terbaru dari LJ50 tersebut dengan engine 800 cc empat-stroke, in-line empat silinder, diikuti oleh Jimny 1000/SJ410 dan 1300/SJ413. Sebuah versi terbaru dari SJ413 dikenal sebagai Samurai dan Suzuki pertama kali secara resmi memasarkan di Amerika. Seri dari SJ410 untuk SJ413 dikenal sebagai Sierra di Australia, dan tetap Jimny di beberapa pasar.

Para Jimny baru dirilis pada tahun 1998, dan sekarang menyandang nama yang sama di semua pasar. Rilis 1998 menggunakan mesin G13BB EFI, digantikan oleh mesin EFI M13AA pada tahun 2001 dan mesin VVT M13AA pada tahun 2005, dan desain ulang interior yang kecil.

Generasi pertama

Para offroader kompak menjadikan Suzuki Jimny adalah sukses global pertama Suzuki, nama Jimny masih terdengar sampai sekarang di pasar.


Langkah pertama Suzuki pada perolehan hak atas ON360 adalah rebodying dan mengganti mesin Mitsubishi dengan engine berpendingin udara dengan  kapasitas 359cc (21,9 cu in) Suzuki "FB" dua-dua-stroke silinder yang menghasilkan 25 hp (19 kW). Karena unit baru tetap lebih kecil dari 360 cc, maka  Suzuki menempatkan ban serep di dalam kabin (sehingga ruang hanya tiga-seater) untuk tetap mempertahankan di bawah 3 meter panjang keseluruhan, itu diklasifikasikan sebagai mobil kecil, yang menganugerahkan hak istimewa pajak tertentu dan manfaat lainnya. Ketika diperkenalkan pada tahun 1970 itu adalah empat-wheel drive yang pertama untuk  mobil kecil dan memasukkan produksi seri. Seri LJ10 Jimny dengan roda enam belas inci, beratnya hanya 590 kg (£ 1301), dan memiliki kecepatan puncak hanya 75 km / jam (47 mph). Mesin dengan cepat di uprated ke versi hp 27, namun mengklaim top speed tetap tidak berubah.

Seri LJ telah diperbarui Mei 1972 sebagai LJ20 tersebut. Bar kisi-kisi yang berubah dari horisontal ke vertikal untuk LJ20 tersebut. Mesin di swap keluar untuk unit air-coolednya (yang L50), dan 28 hp (21 kW) memungkinkan LJ untuk mencapai 80 km / jam (50 mph). Sebuah versi khusus dengan ban serep dipasang di belakang kursi penumpang menjadikan bisa untuk dua kursi belakang kecil, saling berhadapan. Pengenalan drive tangan kiri adalah indikator utama dan mengisyaratkan ambisi Suzuki di seluruh dunia di pasar truk. Top Drive (Van) juga diperkenalkan ketika LJ20 tiba, dengan 15 inci velg. Suzuki sendiri tidak ekspor mereka ke Amerika, sebuah perusahaan AS bernama IEC (International Co Equipment) impor mereka. Ekspor Jimnys memiliki ban serep dipasang di luar, karena tidak ada peraturan menuntut mobil lebih pendek dari tiga meter.

Menjelang akhir produksi LJ20, dengan memperkenalkan 26 hp (19 kW), dan hasil dari peraturan emisi yang lebih ketat. Top speed dilaporkan mencapai 93 km / jam (58 mph), muatan adalah 250 kg/550 lb (200 kg/440 lb untuk versi Van).

Mesin LJ50 (Jepang: Suzuki LJ50) pertama kali diperkenalkan pada bulan September 1975 untuk ekspor saja, dengan 33 hp (25 kW). Untuk pasar rumah, pertama kali muncul pada bulan Juni 1976 sebagai 55 Jimny dan aturan berubah juga ketatnya standar emisi. Engine 539 cc (32,9 cu in) 3-silinder tetap merupakan 2-stroke, sementara daya turun sampai 26 hp (19 kW) lebih low-end dengan torsi yang ditawarkan 635 kg (1.400 lb), kendaraan sekarang bisa mencapai 60 mph (97 km / jam), dan ban serep dipindahkan di luar pintu belakang, memungkinkan untuk kursi keempat. Seri Jimny SJ10 menggunakan "LJ50" nama di pasar ekspor.

Di Australia LJ50S dan LJ50V (van) yang tersedia tipe softtop dengan pintu belakang lembut dan dipasang ban serep atau Hardtop dengan pintu besi penuh dan roda cadang eksternal melalui distributor MW-Suzuki (Melbourne) dengan  engine 33 hp dan torsi 5,85 kg-m (42 lb-ft). Pada Mei 1976, pickup wheelbase LJ51P langka tersedia untuk beberapa pasar ekspor. Pasar rumah Jimny 550 di facelift pada tahun 1977, memperkenalkan flare belakang roda logam melengkung dan topi besar dengan slot pendinginan di atas radiator, sementara LJ50s ekspor modelnya malah digantikan oleh (modifikasi LJ80 eksternal yang sama tetapi dengan empat stroke baru empat silinder 800 cc)


Akhir dari desain asli adalah Jimny 1977, disebut LJ80 di pasar ekspor tertentu. Sementara SJ10 tetap dalam produksi untuk kategori pasar domestik, lb 1700 baru (770 kg) SJ20 mengusung engine 797cc, 4-langkah SOHC empat silinder, mesin F8A mampu menghasilkan sekitar 41 hp (31 kW). Kekuatan tambahan dan torsi dari mesin ini memungkinkan diferensial dan gear akan dibangkitkan untuk jelajah yang lebih baik dan kinerja offroad.

Interiornya juga ditingkatkan, dengan kursi baru dan roda kemudi. Pintu besi yang tersedia untuk pertama kalinya pada tahun 1979, dan truk pickup model (LJ81) yang tersedia pada April tahun itu juga. Pickup, yang disebut "Stockman" di Australia, duduk di wheelbase 2200 mm (sampai 270 mm) dan sekarang 3.620 mm (143 in) panjangnya, dibandingkan dengan 3185 mm LJ80. Seri LJ80 Jimny sudah pensiun pada tahun 1981-an dengan diperkenalkannya Jimny generasi kedua.

Generasi kedua

Seri SJ30 Suzuki mulai produksi Mei 1981 di Hamamatsu, Jepang. Di Jepang, ia dijual sebagai Suzuki Jimny yang diproduksi dengan engine 550 cc dan 660 cc 3-silinder. SJ-Seri menerima mesin yang lebih besar dan melebar untuk tujuan ekspor, di mana dijual dengan nama: Suzuki SJ410/413, Suzuki Samurai, Suzuki Sierra, Suzuki Potohar (Pakistan), Suzuki Karibia (Thailand), Suzuki Katana (Indonesia), Chevrolet Samurai, Holden Drover (Australia) dan Gipsi Maruti (India).

Seri SJ30 Jimny 550 terutama untuk konsumsi pasar domestik Jepang di mana ia cocok dengan kategori mobil kecil. Masih didukung oleh mesin LJ50 yang juga digunakan oleh pendahulunya, 550 Jimny adalah engine dengan margin yang cukup besar untuk mesin dua-stroke terakhir yang dibangun di Jepang. Produksi berakhir dengan penarikan persetujuan jenis pada November 1987 dalam mendukung saudaranya bermesin F5A, Seri JA71 itu. Dua-stroke telah disukai oleh offroader Jepang (dan oleh Suzuki) karena torsi yang unggul.


JA51 Jimny 1300

Pada tahun 1984, SJ dirubah dengan peluncuran SJ413 (model kode internal JA51). Seri SJ413 termasuk 1.3 liter yang lebih besar 4-silinder, 5-speed manual transmisi dan rem yang mendukung. Body dan interior juga didesain ulang, dengan dashboard baru, kursi, dan grill. SJ410 tetap di produksi untuk pasar lainnya dengan berbagai spesifikasi tua.

SJ-Series diperkenalkan ke Amerika Serikat (Puerto Rico (SJ-410) dan Kanada sebelumnya) pada tahun 1985 untuk model tahun 1986. Itu harga hanya $ 6200 dan 47.000 unit yang dijual pada tahun pertama. Samurai memiliki 1,3 liter, 63 hp (47 kW), 4-silinder dan tersedia sebagai sebuah Hardtop convertible atau Softtop. Suzuki Samurai menjadi sangat populer dalam masyarakat yang serius 4WD untuk off road baik kinerja dan kehandalan dibandingkan dengan 4WD yang lain. Hal ini disebabkan kenyataan bahwa mobil sangat kompak dan ringan, itu adalah kendaraan 4WD nyata dilengkapi dengan 4WD transfer case dan berputar di kisaran rendah.Ringan membuatnya sangat gesit dari untuk tenggelam di dalam tanah lebih lembut daripada yang lebih berat. Hal ini juga dianggap sebagai pemula yang besar bagi off-roader karena desain yang sederhana dan kemudahan modifikasi mesin dan suspensi.

Samurai Model 1988 sagat baik di gunakandi jalan Amerika Serikat. Revisi ini mencakup pengaturan suspensi lebih lembut dan bar anti-goyangan yang lebih besar untuk mengurangi body roll. Sebuah gigi 5 lebih rendah (vs .865:1 sebelumnya .795:1) rpm mesin meningkat dan kekuatan di jalan raya, dan dashboard ditingkatkan dan kursi dibuat lebih nyaman untuk Samurai.

Sebuah engine 1.3 baru 4-silinder dengan throttle-body fuel injection diperkenalkan dengan 66 hp (49 kW) pada September 1991. Samurai ditarik di Kanada pada tahun 1989 sebagai penggantinya adalah Suzuki Sidekick, namun penjualan di Amerika Serikat pasar berlanjut sampai 1995. Penjualan rendah dan undang-undang keamanan ketat yang tertunda mendorong penarikan Samurai dari Amerika Serikat.

Sebuah review yang tidak menguntungkan di tahun 1988 untuk Samurai di Consumer Reports untuk menjadi tidak aman dan rentan terhadap rollovers menyebabkan gugatan kontroversial dan penarikan awal Samurai dari pasar AS.

Seri SJ413/Samurai memiliki sejarah yang lebih panjang di seluruh dunia. JA51s dibangun Australia dan dijual sebagai Suzuki Sierra Holden Drover, sementara mereka yang dibangun di Thailand disebut Suzuki Karibia. Karibia juga telah tersedia sebagai "Sporty Karibia", sebuah pickup LWB taksi yang unik.

Karena berbagai hambatan perdagangan untuk mobil Jepang, Spanyol Santana Motors (selain SJ410) mulai produksi lokal dari SJ413 tahun 1986. SJS Santana telah dibangun dengan suspensi lembut untuk perbaikan di jalan naik daninterior warna, dikoordinasikan dengan kain kursi dan lantai berkarpet, semua untuk memperluas daya tarik bagi mereka yang tidak berniat untuk berkendaraan off-road. Pada tahun 1989 telah dilakukan beberapa update chassis dan mengganti "Samurai" sebagai nama. Santana  samurai tidak mendapatkan keuntungan dari update sasis kumSerin yang diperbarui, bukan menerima facelift (gril baru, bumper lebih bulat) khusus untuk pasar Eropa dan tetangga. Sekitar waktu yang sama, Santana juga mengembangkan versi yang digunakan PSA XUD 9 1.9 liter turbodiesel, memproduksi 63 hp [10] Top speed adalah 130 km / jam. Spanyol memproduksi Samurai sampai berakhir pada tahun 2003.

Samurai ini dijual di Kolombia dan Venezuela sebagai Chevrolet Samurai, berkumpul di Bogotá, Kolombia oleh Colmotores General Motors. Di lain pasar Amerika Selatan (Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chili, Peru, Seriguay dan Uruguay) ia dijual sebagai Suzuki Samurai. Model wheelbase panjang tidak ditawarkan di Mercosur.

Pada tanggal 21 April 2007, duo Chili Gonzalo Bravo dan Eduardo Canales menyetir Suzuki Samurai (SJ413) sampai Ojos del Salado, melewati rekor sebelumnya ditetapkan oleh Jeep di 6.646 meter (21.804 kaki), menetapkan rekor baru untuk ketinggian tertinggi dicapai oleh kendaraan roda empat 6.688 meter di (21.942 kaki).

Samurai yang bersangkutan diuntungkan dari perubahan roda, ban, dan suspensi, dan G16A 4-silinder supercharged underhood. Itu adalah upaya ketiga untuk tim kedua pria tersebut.

Catatan ini mestinya disertifikasi oleh Guinness World Record pada bulan Juli 2007.

Pada bulan Januari 1986 JA71, empat-stroke, turbocharged dan bahan bakar injeksi (F5A) 543 cc tiga silinder diperkenalkan untuk melengkapi dua-stroke SJ30. Ini digunakan bagian upgrade dari Jimny 1300 yang secara bersamaan diperkenalkan ke SJ30 tersebut. Power 42 PS (31 kW), meskipun ini telah meningkat menjadi 52 PS (38 kW) pada facelift 1987 November dengan menambahkan intercooler. Sedangkan yang non-Intercooler, 38 PS (28 kW) mesin yang ditawarkan dalam versi Van terendah spec. Pada saat yang sama, tinggi atap kaca versi ("Atap Panoramic")

Seri JA71 diganti Maret 1990 oleh JA11 baru sebagai kategori baru,dan peraturan mulai berlaku, dengan 657 cc yang ditawarkan, mesin F6A sebaliknya hanya dengan intercooler dan 55 PS (40 kW). Sebuah van utilitarian (HA), serta lebih mewah untuk sebuah Hardtop, Convertible, dan Roof Panoramic (HC, CC, EC) versi yang ditawarkan. Suspensi juga ditingkatkan, sementara bumper depan lagi berarti bahwa lampu kabut bisa dipasang di grill depan daripada di dalamnya. Pada bulan Juni 1991, performa meningkat menjadi 58 PS (43 kW) dan daya kemudi setahun kemudian dan transmisi otomatis menjadi pilihan yang tersedia untuk pertama kalinya. Top speed dari versi ini adalah 120 km / jam (75 mph). Pada bulan Februari 1995 meningkat menjadi 64 kekuatan PS (47 kW), namun produksi JA11 berakhir hanya sembilan bulan kemudian dengan pengenalan kumSerin bermunculan JA12 /. 22

Samurai terus untuk dijual di luar Amerika Serikat (dimana versi yang lebih baru disebut sebagai 'Coily'), dengan update substansial pada November 1995. Ini termasuk suspensi coil spring, meskipun as hidup tetap dipertahankan. Sisa truk itu didesain ulang juga, dengan kursi baru, dashboard, kemudi, dan pintu bergabung dengan lebih "macho" eksterior.

Seri JA12 menggunakan 657 cc F6A dari tiga silinder. Sementara JA11 JA22 mengusung engine K6A baru yang dikembangkan dan lebih kuat - meskipun untuk mematuhi peraturan mengklaim output 64 hp untuk kedua mesin. Seri JB32 memiliki lebih besar 85 hp, 1,3 liter mesin katup G13BB 16 sedikit lebih panjang dan lebar karena bumper lebih besar dan juga fender. Ini, meskipun biasanya dilengkapi dengan delapan katup, mesin 70 hp G13BA, adalah model terlihat di pasar ekspor yang paling banyak.

Tidak semua model yang diperbarui Namun, dengan SJ410 yang sempit asli masih di produksi di beberapa negara. Sedangkan generasi ketiga Jimny Jimny diganti / Samurai di sebagian besar pasar setelah tahun 1998, masih tetap di produksi di India.