ORDIP Trooper

1992 Isuzu/Cheverolet Trooper (South American Version) with mild modifications for Overlanding/Offroading in Chile South America.



Stomping Ground: Sou(thern Chile, South America

Vehicle Year: 1992

Make: Isuzu

Model: Trooper

Engine: Originally 3.2 V6 (Gasoline) Swapped to a 2.8 Turbo Diesel with Intercooler

Transmission: MUA5

Transfer case(s): MSG-5 TFC

Front axle/differential: Isuzu 10 bolt center section (IFS)

Rear axle/differential: Isuzu 12 bolt solid axle

Axle ratio: 4.56

Front suspension: IFS Torsion Bars with Tokico shocks

Rear suspension: OME 929 (2in. lift) springs w/ Tokico shocks

Tires: Cooper ST MAXX (265/75/R16)

Wheels: Factory Cast Aluminum Wheels with 2" spacers

Bumpers and armor: Factory front bumper (currently), Custom Rear mild duty rear bumper.

Other cool stuff: 2.8L Turbo intercooled Diesel swap, with custom flat roof rack, and custom hood scoop for air flow to the top mount intercooler. I also reinforced the factory steering column for stronger support in off-roading situations. DIY 2.5" exhaust (From motor back)

Why you built it: To be a Daily driver in the rough South American terrain, and to get me to the remote areas that surround us in Northern Patagonia. Also to be a decent balance between torque and good fuel economy. Choosing an older Diesel makes it less subject to the inclimate weather of Southern Chile.

What you would do differently: Possible upgrade to a D-Max Turbo diesel, run Bilstein 5160 shocks, get a set of Cooper STT, or BF Goodrich MT's.I have a number of other future projects planned.