Samurai vs. Tracker/Sidekick
Ok, I am new to the 4x4 scene.
I am looking at either a Samurai or a Ford Ranger/BroncoII.
Now one thing that I am not sure about, is I see Samurai's beeing used probbably 95% of the time, compared to the Sidekick or the Tracker. Why is that?
I also see that people are taking the engine, seats, gears and such from the tracker and putting it into the Samurai.
So why not use the Tracker to begin with?
I assume it's suspension related, is the Tracker IFS? If so, could we not change that to solid axle, seems people are switching over to Solid Axle fairly easily.
What about Tranny's, if I am doing about 60% road driving, and 40% off road in trails and mud and such, should I stick with the 5 spd, at least I could get out a little more power this way too.
I want something that I can put 33" tires on and still drive it on the street while taking it to the bush on the weekends.
What do you guys suggest?