_ LJ-80

The Suzuki was then practically the only vehicle so small all-terrain with high skills and low cost of both purchase and maintenance. During the late seventies and early eighties another Japanese manufacturer would create a small 4×4: The Daihatsu LF, but differed in size, 1000 cc engine, and had lower sales that Suzuki DISTANCES. As demand grew , the firm’s engineers worked in absolute secrecy jealously and a great desire: to create the first 4-stroke engine of the brand.

The Suzuki LJ50 handled really well with three-piston engine, two stroke, but if I wanted to jump right into new markets, the propeller would not meet new emission requirements, speed and consumption, applied especially in the U.S. .

The big moment would come in 1977, when engineers and Suzuki Motor Co. executives unveil the engine F8-A, a modern four-cylinder engine, four stroke, with crank OHC in the butt, which had a capacity of 797 cm Cu and Development 41 horsepower, a power unprecedented for the series LJ, so modern that remained in use for many years both in the suzuki SJ, in the Suzuki Carry and Cervo, even carried a 1 liter, as is For the subsequent series SJ.

A revolutionary engine for Suzuki
  • 4 cylinders in line, OHC.
  • Capacity: 797cc.
  • RC 8.8:1
  • Power: 41HP @ 5500rpm.
  • Diameter: 62.0
  • Stroke: 66.0mm.
  • Torque: 6.1kgm @ 3.500rpm.
  • Max: 97km / H.

Despite maintaining its small size and physical form exterior and interior, this Suzuki for the first time he rode a power line with the times, boasting a rather low transfer box for addressing complicated situations with very good torque agile with an engine of high speed, and perhaps most importantly, the road speed is improved allowing enough in fourth gear a top speed close to 100km / h.

Suzuki’s new engine allows for the first time begins to export the vehicle to the United States, albeit unofficial, where is a good host, becoming one of the few Japanese four wheel drive vehicles for sale in USA . Countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and some of Latin America, have very good sales of the Suzuki LJ, and already many are beginning to practice changes to both engine and suspension, and the first clubs formed terrain where LJ has a significant presence.

The LJ80 showed widening of roads in 10cm, increases the pool of gasoline from 26 to 40 liters, rear amoriguadores new position, new in several countries are given the option of Radio AM.

The versions available are the following:

LJ80: No canvas roof and no doors, only a metal bar on the sides of asientps prevent passengers falling. Moreover, as a security measure is added to the handbrake lever wrench to leave in the locked position and avoid being pushed. Windshield down.

Roof of canvas with metal or canvas doors.

LJ80V (VAN), metal roof closed.

LJ81: Version pickup, with two seats.

In 1981 the factory stopped production in Japan LJ 80, giving way to the new star of Suzuki: The Suzuki Jimny SJ30.

  • Rel Differential: 4.56:1
  • Weight 980kg (lj80q).
  • – Transfer: 2 speed: Low High 2.75:1 and 1.56:1 .-

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