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[MOC] 1996 Suzuki Sidekick (Vitara)

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This is a 1:10ish 4x4 model I built last summer as a tribute to my first car, a 1996 Pontiac Sunrunner (The real car goes by many names, among them Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Vitara, Geo Tracker, Chevrolet Tracker, GMC Tracker, Asuna Sunrunner, and Pontiac Sunrunner. The last three names were Canada-only). My real car ended up being to rusty to get back on the road, so I sold it and got my money back, but the Lego model was significantly more successful.

The goals in this model were to balance refinement, complexity, and performance, and I think I succeeded fairly well.



After completing the "stock" version seen in the lower picture, I added a suspension lift, larger tires, and a locked rear differential to create a mildly modified off-road version, which is seen in the upper image.


- Drive with 2 L-motors and an I-4 piston engine

-Steering with a Servo and a working steering wheel

-Manual 5+R transmission

-Manual 2H/4H/4L transfer case

-Independent front suspension

-Floating-axle rear suspension

-Removable roof panels

-Opening hood, doors, and tailgate


I used planetary hubs in this model, and they performed well. Additionally, off-road performance (with the lifted version) was quite impressive, when placed in second gear and 4L (First gear skipped earlier under stress than second)

Overall, I think this was one of my more balanced models, and I am pleased with it.

Here are some additional images, and my video.









More images at:



Edited by 2GodBDGlory

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15 hours ago, brickless_kiwi said:

Suzuki vitara's are very handy cars


Cool! I wish they weren't all rusted out in my part of the world...

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