Vehicle recommendation?

Discussion about deep snow wheeling, vehicle builds, trip reports, etc
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Vehicle recommendation?

Post by exmetrodriver » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:10 am

I'm looking for a stock rig just for light duty snow wheeling. Anyone have a recommendation? My first thought was a samurai but most I have seen are overpriced, or not stock, or beat down. Looking to keep it under $3K. Your thoughts please.
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Re: Vehicle recombination

Post by Chris Immer » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:34 am

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Re: Vehicle recombination

Post by exmetrodriver » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:20 am

Anyone seen a pic of one of these? These didn't make it to the US. Cool looking rig.
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Re: Vehicle recommendation?

Post by Nobody » Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:57 pm

exmetrodriver wrote:I'm looking for a stock rig just for light duty snow wheeling. Anyone have a recommendation? My first thought was a samurai but most I have seen are overpriced, or not stock, or beat down. Looking to keep it under $3K. Your thoughts please.
What are your expectations? Light duty snow wheeling for you and me probably mean different things. Are you willing and able to make modifications and upgrades to the vehicle?

Bottom line is that you really should choose a platform that will support a 35 inch tire minimum. That really is the magic number that you need to get to if you want to be able to get around in the snow with any consistent success. Unfortunately, pretty much every vehicle is going to require some upgrades to get you there.

Give me some ideas on what you want to do in the snow and if you're willing to do any mods. I'll try to help you narrow down some options.
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Post by Nobody » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:00 pm

exmetrodriver wrote:Anyone seen a pic of one of these? These didn't make it to the US. Cool looking rig.
It sucks, there are a lot of really cool platforms around the world that would be awesome wheelers. I'm not familiar with the one the pic, but it looks a little light duty to me.
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Re: Vehicle recommendation?

Post by EBSTEVE » Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:42 pm

Nobody makes a great point, if it's just you it's one thing but if you plan on hauling a wife and kids around then you want a larger starting platform. If you can do fab work options are unlimited, if not then Toyota and Jeep have every part known to man in a bolt on kit.

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Re: Vehicle recommendation?

Post by Baller » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:14 pm

The only thing I will add is that, sadly, you aren't going to get real far with only $3k. For $3k you'll be getting either something that is old, beat up and on it's last leg or something that has no business snow wheeling. At $6k you're starting to get somehwere. At $8k-$9k things are getting much more proper. Above that, you can really do work in the snow.
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Re: Vehicle recombination

Post by funride » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:17 am

exmetrodriver wrote:Anyone seen a pic of one of these? These didn't make it to the US. Cool looking rig.
They add Vitara's or Escudo's axles and 36'' tyres and so forth...
https://www.drive.net/r/suzuki/288230376151941330/

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Re: Vehicle recommendation?

Post by funride » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:39 am

Baller wrote:The only thing I will add is that, sadly, you aren't going to get real far with only $3k. For $3k you'll be getting either something that is old, beat up and on it's last leg or something that has no business snow wheeling. At $6k you're starting to get somehwere. At $8k-$9k things are getting much more proper. Above that, you can really do work in the snow.
Many people abroad the U.S. would normally await that for probably USD800 :hmmm: one can get a pickup truck which is capable to move you and being reliable :laugh: .
And if that's not true I'll get back to socialism! :flipoff:

Look Homer Simpson says "some with short wheelbase could be used for snow wheeling if their engine is not huge and too heavy..." :homer:

If it is not about to ride on the snow but rather to push it aside where available, regular cars can be used:

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