Jeff Stevens' Dirt Squirrel (Fall 2008 Featured Rig)

sixstringsteve

Well-Known Member
Location
UT
I like the pointy top of the cage. Does that help you land back on your wheels? or does it just make it rounder so you don't slam as hard? I'm curious to your reasoning behind that design.
 

drtsqrl

I luv Pritchett
Location
Moab
I like the pointy top of the cage. Does that help you land back on your wheels? or does it just make it rounder so you don't slam as hard? I'm curious to your reasoning behind that design.
I did it that way mainly for a little better headroom, since I raised the seats a bit for better vision. I also figure it will help protect the windsield in a roll.
 

zukijames

Well-Known Member
Location
not moab anymore
it looks long in that first pic!!

"I re-used the engine (1.6 9-valve)"

is that 9th valve why yours does so freakin good?

or have you just been drinking too much uranium moab water

jeff this sami is freaking awesome.. wanta go to bfe sunday test that cage :)
 

sixstringsteve

Well-Known Member
Location
UT
Please don't take this the wrong way. I love your rig. I think the new grill looks more like a CJ than a sami. I kinda liked the old grill better, but I think this one will grow on me.
 

Coco

Supporting Vendor!
Supporting Vendor
Location
Lehi, UT
Please don't take this the wrong way. I love your rig. I think the new grill looks more like a CJ than a sami. I kinda liked the old grill better, but I think this one will grow on me.
My thoughts exactly Steve!!! I absolutely LOVED your old rig Jeff, But this one looks really good too!! But like Steve said, the only thing I am not a fan of is the grille. One of the biggest things I liked about your old rig is that you kept the grille in tacked, and continued to use it, where most sami guys when they go that big either get rid of the grille completely, or cut it up. And IMO, ruins the look of a sami. Yours looked so sick, and having the stock grille just added to it. This is just my .02 cents, and version 2.0 does look really good, it is a street legal buggy!!! Man, I gotta move to moab!!:greg::greg:
 

sixstringsteve

Well-Known Member
Location
UT
I can definitely see the tire clearance gained by trimming the grill. Like I said, I didn't mean to criticize, and it's just looks after all. I'm sure if I saw it in person I'd be drooling all over it. You do great work Jeff. Can't wait to see some pics/video of it in action.

And I totally dig the cage, especially the B-pillar stuff. Great lines and it looks super beefy.
 
Last edited:

drtsqrl

I luv Pritchett
Location
Moab
it looks long in that first pic!!

"I re-used the engine (1.6 9-valve)"

is that 9th valve why yours does so freakin good?

or have you just been drinking too much uranium moab water

jeff this sami is freaking awesome.. wanta go to bfe sunday test that cage :)

What, you never heard of a 9-valve? :D
 

drtsqrl

I luv Pritchett
Location
Moab
I liked the look of the stock grill too, but in this case it was just so much easier to do it this way. The stocker would have had to be narrowed so much, there would'nt have been much left, and mounting would have been a pain. Besides, I'm no Suzuki purist :), as long as it's functional and clean looking, I like it!
 

xtremexj

Active Member
Looks awesome Jeff! Sure came a long way fast since I saw it on jack stands in your garage in September. Maybe we'll see it up close and personal if we can make it back down again next year.:thumbs:

Shane
 
Last edited:

cruiseroutfit

Cruizah!
Moderator
Premium Vendor
Location
Sandy, Ut
Who made the dash you have in that I would like one like that in my 87 sami?
Did you by chance read the text you quoted ;)

Particularly this:

Marc - I just bent up some sheet metal and bolted / sheet metal screwed it in. I used the stock instrument gauge cluster. I built it in two pieces so it would be easier to take out if I need to get to the wiring or ecm behind the gauges.




Looking great Jeff, would love to see it in person again one of these days :cool:
 

drtsqrl

I luv Pritchett
Location
Moab
Who made the dash you have in that I would like one like that in my 87 sami?

I have built several samurai dashes over the years. Most have been built to suit a specific need, and don't have HVAC vents, although it is certainly possible to include them. If you are looking for a dash that is relatively easy to install and uses all the stock components, I would consider the one that Petroworks sells.
 

zukijames

Well-Known Member
Location
not moab anymore
damn okay .. my dash is soo ugly everytime i go with you i think man this rig is ugly.. and then it shorts out and smokes and melts and... maybe i just needa scrap it and buy a sweet xj or something haha
 
Top