Isuzu Tech Pages, engines, transfer cases, axles, suspensions, lift kits & more.
Spring Over Axle Lift
One of the first things an aspiring off-roader wants to do to their Isuzu is lift it and fit bigger tires for more ground clearance. Options for lifting your early model Amigo, and Isuzus in general, are somewhat limited. While there's not much you can do with the front without some serious cutting and welding, the back can be improved upon. This article covers the lifting of a spring-under-axle 4x4 Amigo using a Spring Over Axle (SOA) lift in back and parts of a Calmini lift kit for the front.
Changing CV Boots on IFS Isuzus
Changing the CV boots is not really fun, but it really isn't as bad as it would seem. Chances are you'll have to do this at least once, and probably several times if you have the torsion bars cranked for lift. Follow along as Dan Houlton covers changing the boots on the front of a '94 Amigo.
Installing Manually-Locking Hubs
Once upon a time, shifting to 4WD meant stopping the truck, getting out, and
locking the hubs. However, todays new 4x4s and SUVs more often than not
come equipped with shift-on-the-fly (SOTF) transfer cases, which allow you to
engage 4WD without stopping, even at speeds up to 60 MPH. This is a great feature
in the eyes of the general public, however, in the eyes of a seasoned four-wheeler,
this takes away some of the control, and many will look to "correct" this.
So how can you take the control back? Install a set of manually-locking hubs.
Isuzu Regular Maintenance - Engine Oil, Axle Fluids, Tranny and T-Case & more. Here you'll find articles regarding how to go about performing those regular maintenance items that are required to keep your truck running well. These include changing all the oils and fluids as well as other tips and tricks to help cut the cost of scheduled maintenance by doing things yourself. You'll also find that doing it yourself will go a long way toward teaching you how things work, and helping you figure out why things don't work when they should.
a Late Model Isuzu
Once you make the decision to lift a vehicle, the first stop is usually
to the local off-road shop. At least, this is what you do if you own a more
common 4x4, such as a Jeep... You go to the local off-road shop, they tell
you about the fifteen different lift kits you have to choose from, and you
pick the one that's best suited to your four-wheeling needs. But what happens
if you own something with much less of an aftermarket, like an Isuzu?
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