My first Samurai off road trip video and rescue! - Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site
Suzuki Forum Suzuki Forums

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Jimny, Sierra & Samurai Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance Advertise

Suzuki-Forums.com is the premier Suzuki All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-07-2010, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 160
Gallery: 0
SuzukiPilot is on a distinguished road
Default My first Samurai off road trip video and rescue!

Here is a video of my first off road trip with the Suzuki. Nothing broke. Yeah! We even rescued a Chevy truck out of a creek that got stuck. Some of the roads we were on were very steep but you can't tell looking at the video. With 3 people in the Sammy it did well. Power was fine. We didn't do anything extreme but we really don't plan to use it for extreme off roading. The kids seemed to be having plenty of fun already.

Well, here is 5 minutes of our soggy California adventure:


Last edited by SuzukiPilot; 02-07-2010 at 02:36 PM.
SuzukiPilot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-07-2010, 02:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
XL7Limited's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 4,378
Gallery: 0
XL7Limited is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

excellent! Nice rig too
XL7Limited is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2010, 02:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 160
Gallery: 0
SuzukiPilot is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks. I did feel a little vulnerable not having a spare tire, but we were not far away from civilization. Need to figure a way to reinforce the rear bumper to support the swing out spare tire mount. The current bumper mount is not strong enough and was bending with the weight of the spare tire. Will have the spare on there for the next trip.

Reposting the video cut down to a little less than 5 minutes. Pretty mild stuff but was fun for us.
SuzukiPilot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-07-2010, 09:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
Full Member
 
my996duc1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 149
Gallery: 0
my996duc1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Where did you guys go off roading ??
Looks like a the forest.....

I am in Irvine and would love to head out there sometime.
Let me know if you want another Samurai to roll with you guys.

[email protected]
shoot me an email.
__________________
1987 Tintop

Last edited by my996duc1; 02-07-2010 at 09:29 PM.
my996duc1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2010, 10:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 43
Gallery: 0
joe_yoh is on a distinguished road
Default

Wow, that's nice man...
joe_yoh is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-08-2010, 02:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
Expert
 
alternator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Saudi Arabia
Posts: 448
Gallery: 4
alternator is on a distinguished road
Default

Nice video. You're Samurai is very similar to mine, tin top and ARB bull bar. Why don't you mount your spare tire on the stock spare tire mount on the rear door? Is it the rattle? I have a 31" tire mounted on it, and it seems to be holding up ok, except for a little rattle.
alternator is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-09-2010, 01:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 160
Gallery: 0
SuzukiPilot is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by my996duc1 View Post
Where did you guys go off roading ??
Looks like a the forest.....

I am in Irvine and would love to head out there sometime.
Let me know if you want another Samurai to roll with you guys.

[email protected]
shoot me an email.
This is real close to you. I took the El Toro Road exit from the 405 and was there in just a few minutes. It is Trabuco Creek Road heading out to Holy Jim Trail. This link gives some better into than I can to get there:

Holy Jim Trail - Dirtopia, the Off-Road Encyclopedia

I don't know if it would be much fun dry. But after the rain it was pretty cool and scenic. Kind of nice for a quickie as it is so close to the city. I figured if I broke down over there I could easily get a tow back for cheap.

Not sure when I will be back there but the more the better! I'll PM you next time I get a chance to get out there.
SuzukiPilot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-09-2010, 01:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 160
Gallery: 0
SuzukiPilot is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alternator View Post
Nice video. You're Samurai is very similar to mine, tin top and ARB bull bar. Why don't you mount your spare tire on the stock spare tire mount on the rear door? Is it the rattle? I have a 31" tire mounted on it, and it seems to be holding up ok, except for a little rattle.
I read of some people tearing up their rear door with a large heavy spare mounted to it. That is why I wanted to mount it on the bumper. Not sure of the exact weight but the spare is real heavy. I hate rattles and our Sammy has a lot. That will be the next project to search and destroy the rattles.
SuzukiPilot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-09-2010, 01:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
Expert
 
alternator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Saudi Arabia
Posts: 448
Gallery: 4
alternator is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuzukiPilot View Post
I read of some people tearing up their rear door with a large heavy spare mounted to it. That is why I wanted to mount it on the bumper. Not sure of the exact weight but the spare is real heavy. I hate rattles and our Sammy has a lot. That will be the next project to search and destroy the rattles.
You could probably get a Rugged Ridge Wrangler tire carrier and fabricate a bumper for it. I measured it for size on my Zuk and seemed to be an easy job. But I sold it and don't have it anymore.
alternator is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-09-2010, 02:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 160
Gallery: 0
SuzukiPilot is on a distinguished road
Default

I have a swing out tire carrier that came with the Samurai when we bought it. I think it may work okay if I can mount the bumper in a more sturdy manner. I had to take it off because the weight of the carrier and spare was bending the bumper mounts when going over bumps.
SuzukiPilot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Jimny, Sierra & Samurai Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:59 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.