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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 01:52 PM
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OffTopic but i don\'t care Daihatsu Rocky

I know alot of you guys live not in Michigan where Foreign cars are more common, i just have a question about how well does a Daihatsu rocky do off-road, I think i have only ever seen one in my life, but i know they are more common out west and in the New England states. Just curious?
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Re: OffTopic but i don\'t care Daihatsu Rocky

I have never seen one off road personally. Most are lowered ghetto sleds. I saw one on Pirate a while back that had some extensive work. For the $ I would not bother investing in one being that they are IFS and the aftermarket support is not very large. Plus parts... I would assume are more expensive because they are more rare.

Since we are all Suzuki guys around here... go with a Tracker!

I hear they make decent wheelers. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: OffTopic but i don\'t care Daihatsu Rocky

Well of course a tracker is better [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

I was just curious as to if they got wheeled or not, and since i am close to Canada, I think if i was to get a Tracker it would have to be a GMC Tracker or Asuna (Pontiac) Sunrunner [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
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Re: OffTopic but i don\'t care Daihatsu Rocky

The first time I saw a Rocky was in England (about 18 years ago). It was before I knew about SJ410s and Samurais.

I knew people who competed in them and did quite well.

I never drove one myself.
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Re: OffTopic but i don\'t care Daihatsu Rocky

We used to have a guy in our club with one. It wasn't
worth much off road as a stocker. He lifted it and replaced
the IFS with a solid Tracker axle, if I remember correctly.
He was running 33s and it did quite well. I still see him
on the street from time to time.
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Re: OffTopic but i don\'t care Daihatsu Rocky

Here is a link to some interesting DH stuff + a few nice pics por
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Re: OffTopic but i don\'t care Daihatsu Rocky

those rockys are neat little vehicals. i kinda wanted to get one but they are no where to be found around here. i did see some for sale in nebraska but they all needed mechanical attention (motor work/clutches etc) and parts i am sure bring a premium $$ here in the states so i never got one.

i wanted to find one that had the removable hard top and was the 3spd auto with air. i am told they drive much nicer on the highway than the trackicks with the gutless 1600 8v engines. off-road they are just waiting for a set of toy axles. too bad more weren't sold here in the us because they are being built as wheelers in other parts of the world.
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Re: OffTopic but i don\'t care Daihatsu Rocky

Toyota axles are suppost to bolt up to the stock drive shafts or so a guy on pirate4x4 said
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ighlight=rocky
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Re: OffTopic but i don\'t care Daihatsu Rocky

Scottie,
We got them here in NZ but I've never really looked to hard at one, Check out here might help you find some useful info.
Shane

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