LockedSuzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr

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300guy21
Grass Hog
2011/04/09 19:07:46
Was just curious how a samurai would compare to a rhino or razor cause I could get one cheap
Thanks
mudbogginbruin
Mud Maniac
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/09 21:08:18
well the samuri is gonna have more power and all that but the rhino would be smaller and i think would be a little better
sTa
Super Swamper
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/10 10:58:19
I have a Rhino on 30s, buddy Ranger on 31s, and buddy with sammy on 31 wide laws. The sammy goes every where we go in the mud and trail. At Nats he did even better than us in the holes, he could grab the side walls and walk out where we had to winch or get pulled. I am highly impressed by the sammys.

monster500s
Mud Master
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/10 14:49:32
thats alsome
repieces
Super Swamper
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/10 16:03:41
Yeah, that is AWEsome!
Silveradols
Outlaw Extremist
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/10 17:25:41
how does that sammy ride on the highway?
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/10 17:27:57
lol your funny  ^^^^^^^^^^ outlaws on the road bahahahahahahahah that would suck
Silveradols
Outlaw Extremist
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/10 17:34:20
RANCHERBOY102

lol your funny  ^^^^^^^^^^ outlaws on the road bahahahahahahahah that would suck

 
I've had mine on the highway before, riding from piece of property to another piece of property across the river, when the river is to deep to drive across.
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/10 17:54:01
any more pics of the sammy on 31s?
LiftedForeman
Mud Master
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/10 18:04:21
That picture got me llookin into buying a Sammy now.. good job haha
BridelessRacing
Respected Member
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/10 22:07:49
Bigen was rideing around at nats in a sammy with 32 silverbacks. it goes good.
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/11 08:14:20
the drawbacks on the sammy are the following: poor ground clearance, terrible power to weight ratio (when stock), extremely heavy steering and poor turning radius.
I just sold my 3rd sammy. I buy one, like it a while, then remember the problems and sell em. JMO
sTa
Super Swamper
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/11 08:22:46
It does have its problems but for the price they are a nice little rig. No highway with the Laws.
Didnt have to many pics from Nats this year.



monster500s
Mud Master
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/11 17:10:55
u could gear the samurai low then it would have alittle more power & maybe a 4.3L v6 too & 33/10.50/15 boggers
 
post edited by monster500s - 2011/04/11 17:12:19
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/11 17:21:26
i had samurai with yota axles 5.25 gears 37.5 boggors with stock motor and transfer gears. it would spin the h##l out of them. i also had samuri that was all stock with 31 street/mud tires and it pulled them ok, you had to have it in 4low in the mud. with the big samuri i could go down the highway and let go of the steering wheel and it would go down the road fine. but the little one was all over the road. get you a geo tracker that is what i have know. it has more power, ifs drives a lot better, power steering, ac, and you can run up to true 31 with no problem. and they are a lot cheaper then the samurai  
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/11 21:11:52
Our fab guy has one with gear reduction, propane injection, 32" Silverbacks, etc.  It goes OK, but a lightly modded Rhino/Ranger will walk on it in the bad stuff.  It was very cheap to build compared to buying a new SxS though.  
honda maniac
Outlaw Extremist
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/11 21:27:05
yea they are bad **** a buddie of mine has on on a lil lift and 35 cut boggers and its insane not sure about the motor thoe  i wold prolly run 32 terminators ha 
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/11 22:16:30
greg mcmullen

Our fab guy has one with gear reduction, propane injection, 32" Silverbacks, etc.  It goes OK, but a lightly modded Rhino/Ranger will walk on it in the bad stuff.  It was very cheap to build compared to buying a new SxS though.  


it think thats one of my old ones. is it red? did he buy it from a guy that works at one of the honda dealers in monroe?
dstelly
Respected Member
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/11 22:21:05
So can they follow rangers/teryx and prowlers thru the trails?
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/12 08:26:59
the300_outlaw

greg mcmullen

Our fab guy has one with gear reduction, propane injection, 32" Silverbacks, etc.  It goes OK, but a lightly modded Rhino/Ranger will walk on it in the bad stuff.  It was very cheap to build compared to buying a new SxS though.  


it think thats one of my old ones. is it red? did he buy it from a guy that works at one of the honda dealers in monroe?

Yep, he bought it from Bobby.  
SomethinDifferent
Trail Rider
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/21 12:29:53
speaking of samurai's... my buddy just got thru droppin in a 6.0L in his.... i will update whenever he gets it all ready.... this thing is gonna be bad A**
la77chevy
Mud Bogger
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/25 13:51:06

Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/25 13:58:03
yep that use to be mine. the motor was bad when i had it.
la77chevy
Mud Bogger
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/25 14:00:00

Stock 1.3 liter running on propane, gear reduction in the t-case and turns the 32's good. Cool little camp ride and definitely turns some heads, but will not hang with most SXS's in the mud because of the straight axles. Well worth what I've got in it, less than half of a used SXS LOL
1bad_grizzly
Outlaw Extremist
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/25 18:09:01
The sammi would be better
More power and clearance
I run 35" boggers on mine with 6.5 to 1 gear reduction
It dines great
My t Rex. Wouldn't go have the places I've been in my sammi
gwinb
Mud Monster
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/25 18:16:45
^^^^Dines great huh? Only thing that red one with propane dines on is coors with maybe a lil whiskoskey for desert lol.
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/25 22:45:47
1bad_grizzly

The sammi would be better
More power and clearance  

More clearance?  Your Sammi on 35s has maybe 14" of clearance.  Most RUVs have that from the factory.  
Pahrump
Mud Pro
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2011/04/28 10:58:57
The biggest problem IMO with them is not all parks will let you drive them on the trails with the SxS and ATVs
Collin
Mud Bogger
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/19 17:59:22
did your buddy ever get the 6.0 L dropped in the sammy?
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/19 18:43:33
I picked up a 4wd geo tracker for $200 has plenty of power runnin 31's now i need some tires that have tread 

Collin
Mud Bogger
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/19 19:57:20
200 or 2000 nd i think since it has "power" 34" terms will do the job?! A little fender cut but thats all lol!
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/19 21:16:05
I paid $200 (two hundred) and 34's with a massive body lift or an expensive forward arched aarm kit hah 
 
Collin

200 or 2000 nd i think since it has "power" 34" terms will do the job?! A little fender cut but thats all lol!


Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/20 00:44:10
I build samurais for a living if you need any info let us know http://xtremezuksoffroad.com/
ZacksBF
Mud Pro
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/20 01:14:35
I guess it would depend on what you plan on doing with the machine. All three are great and can be built to do whatever you want. If you want a cool trail buggy that doesn't break the bank then it sounds like the samari would be the easy choice but if your going for an all out mud machine I don't think you can beat a Rzr.
farmerboy700
Outlaw Extremist
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/20 01:41:45
not a chance of 2 straight axles being a better mud choice... rhinos and rzr's no doubt a better mud machine...
Collin
Mud Bogger
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/20 07:18:45
the samurai can turn the tires faster which cleans out to pull me though!
ZacksBF
Mud Pro
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/20 11:11:53
Collin

the samurai can turn the tires faster which cleans out to pull me though!

I am not doubting your samarai is a fun machine and probably does many things great BUT what we are saying is you can spin your tires as fast as you want and when they are not touching anything it doesn't matter if they are cleaned out. A Rzr like mine or Farmerboy700's has about 22" of GC and many of the 900 Rzr's are in the 24"-26" range and the width of a Samarai will have it falling into the ruts left by machines like these so I just can't see it keeping up in the mud.
I am sure there are some things it will do better but mudding is just not going to be one of them. I would love to have one at deer camp for riding the trails and having heat and a capable offroad machine but at the mud parks I will stick to my Rzr.
Collin
Mud Bogger
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/20 13:17:18
Ya i see now
farmerboy700
Outlaw Extremist
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/20 21:30:20
if it was the 90s and early 2000s a sami would be awsome... nothing but foremans and 300s on the trails...lol
gwinb
Mud Monster
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/20 21:34:11
Biggin's old Sammy on 32" backs before he sold it:
 

Honda53
Mud Pro
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/20 21:46:46
I'm actually now looking for an old Sammy or a geo tracker to build and mess with. Would love to have one on 32" mambas
Collin
Mud Bogger
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/20 22:13:10
Where do i get the rims?
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/20 23:37:42
Find 14" rims some sammis and geos and smaller trucks came with them stock 
 
Collin

Where do i get the rims?


Mattpopp
Mud Monster
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2013/02/21 03:14:41
I see a lot of potential in this bad boy. Funny thingy is there are guys that their sxs painted like this and for some reason those look cool

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/3571935634.html
bigrubicon28
Mud Pro
Re:Suzuki samurai vs rhino or rzr 2014/01/11 18:08:35
Anyone know of a 6 lug 14" wheel, I've got Toyota axles unde mine n would love to put my 32" backs on mine