Here’s the side shot:
I know that these Suzukis are prone to roll over even in stock wheels and tires. Can’t imagine what it’s like now. A gust of wind from the side will probably tip it over. You probably had to check the weather channel before taking a trip with this.
Considering how wide the effective track now is, that may no longer be an issue. I wonder what those monster tires cost?
Funny how folks who drive off-road of necessity (e.g. military, geologists, racers, residents of Africa) seem not to need all that ground clearance.
Oh, I’d guesstimate $1500-1800 for that set of tires, more if the rims are gen-u-ine bead locks.
Between adding to the width with the swapped axles and a bit of wheelbase stretch this lil monster could actually be as or more stable than stock. With have the size and weight to move it would run circles around the Dodge next to it off road.
This one appears to have the fairly common CJ axle swap. Compare the tire center line to the width of the body.
As this one is configured, I would be more concerned about a somersault from a panic stop than I would be by a potential rollover.
That is a long truck and not even a MagnumCab. Probably a 2500 and a diesel. No cracks about brand engineering or same size issues here…
People who drive off-road out of necessity don’t go out of their way to find the roughest, muddiest, and most challenging trails they can. They find the path of least resistance.
Not so with off-road enthusiasts. For them, it’s about finding a trail that will tax their equipment and skills. You don’t go rolling over boulders and through mud if you’re trying to get somewhere.
No one NEEDs to Drive Rubicon or Fordice, nor does a vehicle need to be able to run the Nordschleife in less than 8min or break 200mph at Bonneville. However as a gearhead the world is a better place with such vehicles.
I doubt the Dodge could keep up with that Suzuki off road
Right… I think that we need an epic movie car chase that takes place off road. The hero driving something small and 4×4 and agile with the villain driving something huge and overcompensating with the Dodge.
A remake of “Mr. Majestyk”?
I can see it now…the Scout driver zipping off between the trees, leaving the Hummer driver shaking his fist at the edge of the woods.
Check out YouTube. XJ Cherokees and TJ Wranglers can run circles around H1 and H2 Hummers and other Dreadnaught class 4×4.
I didn’t mean in the sense of a race, just that the Zook could go places the Dodge couldn’t
I think that is what “stupid” looks like. The owners of such vehicles are endangering themselves and others.
I think I would prefer a stock suzuki over either of them.
At this point, I could just do with one like that. Light, cheap, sturdy…beam front axle…4WD…
This reminds me of “Twins” where Danny DeVito tells the beat-up bad guy, “You mess with me…you mess with my whole family”.
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