The little 4 wheel drive little that could

Ever wonder what a Tracker could do versus a Nissan Patrol?

I came across this today morning and simply had to share it.

The Nissan driver probably got a little unlucky –  the diff lockers not engaged or probably something along those lines.

You will notice the the Patrol is also lifted a little.


Suzuki Escudo: Swaybar Removal

Going along with the recommendations of the expert, I have been recommended to remove the sway bar/stabiliser arm on my Suzuki Escudo/Geo Tracker/Sidekick.

The reasoning behind this it to give your Escudo more articulation offroad. I am currently running the v6/4 door model springs front and rear which are a bit stiffer than the standard 3 door. May I say the combo matches perfectly! The suspension used to ride pretty hard on and offroad, the the 4 door springs complement the sway bar removal perfectly which now makes for a softer ride.

This is a fairly straight forward process – simple – 6 bolts simple!

So, let’s begin:

  1. Jack her up! Dont forget the axle stands!
  2. Undo the two bolts – holding the sway bar up – no 14 metric.
  3. Remove the two nuts and two bolts connected to the bracket holding the sway bar in place, note the No 17 nut had already been removed:
  4. The swaybar will easily come out now. Put the nut and bold back where they belong. Your end result will look like this on both right and left:

So far I have only had the chance to run one quick test which has been brilliant. You now have grip that you didnt otherwise have.

Off the road

Off the roadFollowing the Christchurch Earthquake, the Escudo got full of sand and silt. No water available to wash it called for some offroading at the closest river.
No more squeaks, crunches and the dampers work pretty well too 🙂