1987 Suzuki Samurai Blue Trail Slayer

Filed in Suzuki Samurai by on January 2, 2018 • views: 204

A customer named Terry McGinnis started this project in 2009. It was purchased from the previous owner for $400 after it had an engine fire. Terry decided to create the ultimate rock crawler. Receipts show that this 1987 “Sammy” has had about $25,000 worth of parts and labor not including the cost of the engine. transmission. seats and tires. The suspension is a Trail-Tough Trail Slayer Kit that was purchased from Low Range Off-Road. The power train has been enhanced with a 2.0L Geo Tracker fuel injected engine. 3-speed automatic transmission and a Low Range Built 6.5 Samurai transfer case with a Trail-Tough rear driveline disconnect. ARB Air Lockers. front and rear in Toyota Axles. finish out the drive train modification.

The body has been fitted with a custom tube front clip. custom bolt in roll cage and PRP seats. Everything; roll cage. frame. front and rear axles. etc. have been fully powder coated in a chrome-­‐like silver color. The modified body has been painted with a custom blue paint.

Sadly. Terry died of colon cancer in 2010 and the project sat dormant. in a garage. until mid 2013 at which time his wife decided to sell it. Low Range Off-Road purchased the project to finish and sell.

This is a Competition ready rig if that’s what you want or it can just be your trail rig. Point it at any obstacle and you will not be disappointed.

This is an awesome rig!


  • 2. 0L 1999 Tracker Engine (Base 127HP @ 6000 rpm) with OBD2 Connection
  • Header type Exhaust Manifold with Heat Wrap
  • 3 Speed Tracker Automatic Transmission with 15″ inch Rear mounted Heat Sync Cooler
  • TT Automatic conversion kit
  • Larger Tracker Brake Pedal
  • 6. 5:1 Low Range Off-Road Built Samurai Transfercase
  • Evil Twin – Twin Stick Conversion for 2 Wheel Drive Low and True Neutral
  • Hi-Low and 2-4 Low Range Aluminum shifter knobs
  • Calmini HD Tcase Cradle
  • Trail Tough Rear Driveline Disconnect to allow “Front Digs”
  • Warn 9. 0RC 9000 Competition Series Winch
  • HD 1310 U-joint Drivelines
  • Toyota Axle Housings Front and Rear with Diff Caps and Steering Stop Gussets
  • Hi-Pinion Front 3RD with 5. 29 Trail-Creeper 5. 29 Gears and ARB Air Locker
  • 4cyl Rear 3RD with 5. 29 Trail-Creeper 5. 29 Gears and ARB Air Locker
  • ARB CKSA12 Air compressor
  • Aluminum Single Core Oversized Radiator
  • 13 inch Thermostatically Controlled Electric Fan w/ Dash mounted cutoff switch
  • Sidekick Power Steering Gear Box tapped for Hydro Assist
  • PSC 6″x1. 5” Hydro Assist Ram
  • PSC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir
  • 15 inch Heat Sync Power Steering Cooler
  • Grant 860 Satin Silver Steering wheel
  • PRP “Roadster” Bucket seats
  • Corbeau 3 inch 5 point Harnesses
  • Blue Gauge Face covers with LED Light Conversion
  • LED Front and Rear markers and blinkers
  • LED short distance driving headlights
  • LED long distance windshield mounted off road lights mounted on Sky windshield light brackets
  • Optima Yellow Top Series Battery
  • Low Range Off-Road ABS Interior Door Panels
  • Low Range Off-Road Aluminum Inside and Outside Door Handles
  • All New Door and Window Weather Stripping
  • New side mirrors
  • 37″ Goodyear MTR tires
  • ProComp Aluminum Wheels with Custom Blue Powder-coated Suzuki “S” Rings
  • Longfield 30 Spline Front Axle Shafts
  • Rear Low Range Off-Road Disk brake kit
  • Vented front rotors with V6 Calipers
  • Trail Tough Trail-Slayer Coil Spring Suspension with 4 link rear. 3 link front
  • Poly Windshield
  • Low Range Windshield Wiper Brace
  • Low Range Cowl Fresh Air Intake Scoop
  • 10W LED Rock lights at each corner
  • Blue LED Under Glow Strips
  • Fully Custom Build Bolt in Roll Cage with Frame Tie-Ins
  • Fully Custom Front Tube Clip
  • Fastback Bikini Top
  • Trail Tough Fiberglass Tub Cap
  • Fully Custom Rear Luggage Rack
  • 42” Hi-Lift Jack with Adjustable Aluminum Tube Mounts and Handle Keeper
  • Fully Custom Bent “Boat Side” Sliders
  • Subaru Upgrade Brake Master Cylinder
  • Complete Frame. Links. Axles. and Cage was Fully Powder coated Satin Grey
  • Body was Professionally Painted
  • ZNO Billet Aluminum Removable Door Hinges
  • Poly Body Mount Kit
  • Stainless Steel Brake Lines
  • DGI Steel Radio Box with 2 12V Power Sockets
  • Sony Xplod CDX-GT56UIW w/ USB & AUX inputs. Detachable Face CD/MP3 Player
  • Low Range Off-Road Adjustable Quick Removal Door Strap Kit
  • Custom Switch Panel with Fan Cuttoff. Windshield Lights. Rock Lights. and Under glow Switches (still room for 2 more switches)


  • Center Frame Height – 19. 5”
  • Wheel Base – 100”
  • Total Length – 136”
  • Total Width – 70”
  • Total Height – 74”
  • Diff Clearance – 12”
  • Tire Diameter – 36”
  • Front Frame Height – 27. 75”


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