I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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What Zuki to look for?
OK, so I'm a big jeep fan (and I mean BIG jeep), but after helping Max move, and driving one of those little Zuki's, I found myself wanting one. OK, to convince the wife I had to tell her I'd get it for her. So this is what I'm looking for and want to do with it. If you guys can help me out with a year/model/options I'd appreciate it. I know a fair amount about jeeps, but nothing about Zuki's.
...I'm looking for a fold down windshield, soft top, and I'll weld in a full cage.
...We plan on wheeling it, so it won't be a daily driver. It will, however, need to get to and from the trails, so it'll need to be street legal. It'll also need to traverse the highway to Max's house (250 miles).
...SOA's are illegal in Maine, so it must be SUA, but I need lift to clear tires. What suspension to achieve flex?
...What size tires do you guys recommend?
...I have fabricating abilities, so stretched frames, other axles, swapped drivetrains are no problems.
...Money is a factor, so I have to do it cheap, and probably in stages, but what direction should I head?
...I understand the weight factor, my jeep will weigh over 4,000 pounds, but this I'll want to keep light. What engine is recommended?
I know these are some pretty involved questions, and the responses can get lengthy. One of the reasons for chosing a Zuki was due to the information on this BBS, it's as lively as the SWB board, which is a huge help. I've been picking Max's brain (not much there [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]), but am looking for other experiences and options. Thanks in advance for the help.
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