Cool Trucks

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Lone Rider, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    the 75 series with the turbo 1HZ was a better vehicle as they made the 79's a bit weaker...still tougher than the BogLux
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  2. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    nothing new like them today. Good ol' Ralphy scared everyone from not building or importing.
    buuuut you CAN find these little guys

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  3. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    in Aus we still get these new...the Suzuki Jimny,live axle, coils....the old Sierra (Samurai) with leaf springs was better for articulation
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  4. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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  5. PK2

    PK2 Long timer

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    My son's Suzuki Sierra with my grandson who loves 4wdriving with his dad!
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  6. PK2

    PK2 Long timer

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    And my other son's Suzuki Vitare. Both Suzi's are double locked, reduction geared etc etc
    And cheap to repair!
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  7. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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  8. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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  9. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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    For the ute guys...



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  10. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    My first car was a Suzuki Sidekick with a body lift and 31x11.5 super swampers. That thing could go anywhere.


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  11. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Kinda like getting into the cab on an old 'Mog in the rain after drinking, well...some.
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  12. WYO George

    WYO George Long timer

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  13. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    I had this SJ413 for many years:

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    Travelled all over NZ in that little bugger. Eventually I swapped the 1300cc motor for a 1600cc 4A-GE Toyota unit with about twice the HP which made it a touch more sporty. Just because they are small doesn't mean they ain't tough & reliable, keep a modest size tyre on them & you can thrash them like a rented mule without worry.

    As the Missionary says, the new version is the Jimny which is a nice update. Still sold here now. Don't let it's cutesy looks fool you, they are one of the toughest & most capable 4x4s you can buy. Fairly sure ARB do bull bars & air lockers for them.

    Just recently there have been some pics around of the alleged 2018 update:

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    Cheers
    Clint
  14. 11motos

    11motos Feral Rider

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    The Vitara was a great upgrade but let me tell you, sometimes you don't need an upgrade.
    There were a few trails and places where it was so tight that the samurai could make it
    and any others would simply not pass including the Vitara. We are talking about 1-2" clearance on each side.
    I know it was spartan, under-powered and all that, but it did everything we wanted and much more.

    Many times, less is more in the end.
  15. PK2

    PK2 Long timer

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    Independant front end lets the Vitara down....... but with a Calmini lift kit, front and rear lockers and decent tyres,it sure goes alright!
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  16. William42

    William42 Long timer

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  17. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    William42 Long timer

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  19. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    I've got air time in one of these. :D

    -Joe
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  20. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharteâ„¢

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    Nice truck, but it melted my eyeballz.
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