tweaks on my coil SAS.
18 Jan 04
a blast in Moab at ZuZoo VI
24 May 03
new onboard air compressor 20 Sep 02
VNT turbo and header installation 14 Jun 02
my nerf bar page with text and new pics 11 Mar 02
supercharger installation is done 1 Jan 02
Final turbocharger notes
12 Nov 00
Update on the electric cooling fan
12 Nov 00
Added a page on my
newest exhaust system
26 Jun 00
a page on my on-board air compressor
11 May 00
Added some pics of my nerf bars
11 May 00
Pics from MoabZu I '98 25 Jun 99
Pics of my ARB installation 25 Jun 99
Changing the CV boots 11 Jan 99
Turbocharger dyno charts
Pics from MoabZu II '99!! 19 May 99
New one in training
About my Amigo.
I bought my Amigo used in January of 1996 for
$8900. It is a '94 Amigo S 4x4 model and had about 60,000 miles on it, new tires,
cracked windshield and a sunroof. The biggest bonus though, was that
Arizona truck so it's extremely rust-free. Please excuse my ugly mug, but I do like
The picture above is a couple years old now. I've done some major modifications
since then to make it a bit more capable off-road. At left is a circa
with the lift and 33s on.
I've modified my Amigo performance
wise by doing some of the common performance items including an K&N filter,
performance cam, header and 2¼" exhaust system. I've
also replaced the stock engine driven fan with and electric fan from
Flex-A-Lite. It actually helps quite a bit as it never comes on during normal
driving. Only when I'm doing consistent stop and go driving in the city or when I'm
rock crawling. Currently, I'm working on adding a turbocharger
from an '88 Impulse to improve the on-road performance as well.
For offroad use, I've recently done a custom 4"
spring-over lift in back and added new upper A-arms from Cal-Mini in
front that net me about 3" lift.. New shocks are Rancho 9000s in stock size in
front and longer sizes in back using custom mounts on the axle tube and frame.
For additional ground clearance and to help reduce the
6" of lift the spring-over gave me, I cut off the front spring hangers and fabbed
some new ones from ¼" steel plate that hugs the frame where
it starts to turn up in front of the rear axle. These mounts locate the eye bolt of
the spring about 2" higher than stock which reduces the lift by about 1" and
they are ramped to make it easier to slide over rocks if need be.
I've also added a 2" body lift which has given me
several more benefits than just more wheel clearance. It has allowed me to:
Raise the fuel tank about
2½" for more clearance in back.
Mount the new exhaust system completely above the
level of the frame. Even the tail pipe runs up over the frame between it and the
body. Currently, the tail pipe is just a long piece of flex-pipe. This is
temporary though until I get everything finished underneath and take it into a shop to get
a hard pipe bent up.
Mount a 5 gallon air tank
up above and in front of the rear differential.
Add an additional crossmember
made from 2" square, .250 wall tubing on top of the frame rail above the stock rear
crossmember. The new member serves as the upper mounts for the rear
shocks as well as the forward mounts for the new skid plate.
Created by: Dan Houlton
This page was last updated on 06 Jan 2007