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post #8 of (permalink) Old 01-30-2003, 10:55 PM
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Re: dedicated trail rig

3 years ago when i lost my first wheel bearing at 80mph, i hobbled off the interstate and ended up at a house with 2 samurais parked out front. they were obviously setup for wheeling, but i'd never even heard of a zuk at that point, so i asked him about them and how he liked them. he said they were just ATVs that you can ride in the rain and not get wet [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] from the videos and pics i've seen, he is right! they will go anywhere with only a little bit of modification. there is nothing wrong with being a closet Zuk lover, if you want to get serious about wheelin, using and abusing your street rig doesnt make much sense. dont get me wrong, i love having a "big bronco" that is ready to get dirty with the turn of 2 dials no matter where i am, but taking the beast offroad has left its marks. I nailed my passenger door pretty good last time i was in Disney, and now I visualize what my truck will look like in a couple years: Kurt Hartsig's Bronco! (see pic below) I dont mind some scratches and dents, but I enjoy doors that open and windows that roll down [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] And it doesnt get cheaper than a dedicated rig because you dont have to worry about street manners... tractor tires, top speed of 20 mph, crazy suspension, why not! Zach is on base here, $1200 will net you a nice Zuk and put another grand into it and you're crawlin with the big boys. It can do 4-diamond trails with 33's and a rear locker no problem. Head over to the Suzuki forum and you'll see that there's way more going on in the Zuk world than there is in the Jeep world, and at a tiny fraction of the price [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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