I just joined this BBS to learn more about these little rigs. I am used to wheeling with full size Toyota Land Cruisers and am considering a new project truck. Debating back and forth between toy mini trucks and sammi's.
The wheelbase of the sammi is MUCH shorter, is it a problem with big ledges and drop-off's?
I'm a little overwhelmed with the amount of aftermarket gear. Specifically, transfer case gears - how do you pick one over the other? Welded vs. single piece, 4.16 vs. 5.8 vs 6.0?
How does the light weight of the Sammi really make that much of a difference off-road (I'm used to wheeling a 5000lb. wagon)? Because its light you break fewer parts? Doesn't the light weight mean worse traction?
Anyway, I'm glad to find this forum and all your advice/help!
Considering a Sammi in Colorado