Join Date: May 2003
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First ride in my LWB sammi (pics)
Got the insurance on my zuk last friday,had to wait till some speeding tickets expired on the 1 st of august.A month parked in the driveway without being able to drive it was hell.
The 87 lwb costs me $$2500.00 and has 74,000 km on it.2 years ago the guy i bought it from had the floor,rocker panels,fenders,and inner fenders replaced.The zuk was then sandblasted in and out and repainted for a total cost of $$1800.00 and i,ve seen the bill.Last winter he put in a new head gasket and starter and 4 brand new winter tires.
So all in all i think i got a good deal.
Filled it full to check the gas mileage before leaving for our happy moose hunting grounds sunday.
Feels really weird driving this little thing when your used to a half ton pickup.
The motor runs good and feels strong although there is a bit of vibration on acceleration and a weird noise coming from the rear.
In no time i was doing 60 mph at 3400 rpm with the stock 205/70/15 tires on it.The ride was rough but i expected it,so you just go slower.We rode for almost 300 km (181 miles) that day for 20 canadian bucks of gas giving me a gas mileage of 30 mpg and that was mountain riding up and down all day.I just could not beleive it,rode for around 10 hours and still a 1/4 tank of gas left,this thing is awesome.
We had an great lunch of fresh pototoes and moose steaks from last year (yum yum).
Now i understand why you need to lower the gearing for bigger tires.While turning around on a little road i backed the rear wheels into a little ditch.Sticking it into 4 hi i really had to rev the sucker to get out.
I asked a friend if he,d like to help me to do a bodylift and he said it was easier to do a sping over saying that most of the time the bolts had to be torched out with the bodylift.
Do you think that a spring over is to much lift for 29 inch tires.I would like to keep it stable for crossing ditchs and sidehills even though i plan on putting on 2 inch bs wheels.
Also would you suggest a grs1 or grs2 for the 29 inch tires.
I don,t do rocks and am not a hardcore 4 wheeler but when i start down an old rode i like to see where it ends [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
Thanks for the help.