My UTV Hunting project.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Nov 28, 2012.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member


    This is what we do.


    my project:
    92 Samurai
    5" Rocky Road off road SPOA lift.
    Missing links shackle with Rear springs up front on the front end.
    Wrangler Rear springs with Sky manufacturing kit.
    I am planning on running 33"s.

    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024x764.
    024.
    The day I bought it sitting stock at the guys house.
    pic before mods.

    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024x768.
    031.
    Added 5" spring over lift to the front and Missing links, the rear is still stock height.
    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024x764.
    036.
    This is the shot of the 5" Spoa lift in both ends and missing links with Ruf with only 4 springs in the front, stock zuk spring rears in the rear.


    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024x764.
    013.
    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024x764.
    003.
    Here are some pics of my progress.
    RUF(5 springs now) with Missing links, and Sky Wrangler in the rear ( 5 springs).
    This is how it sits after adding the 5th spring to each front spring pack.

    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024x764.
    006.
    In this picture of the rear spring it shows the two clamps on the front side of the axle.
    I actually had two complete sets of front and rear wrangler springs and the other set when installed had the two clamps on the back side of the rear axle?
    The other difference between the sets were one was a 6 pack rear set the other a 5.

    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024x764.
    004.
    Shot of the passenger side top view looking down at Wrangler rear spring.

    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024x764.
    008.
    View of the front spring passenger side.
    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024x764.
    010.
    Shot of the missing links.
    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024x764.
    012.
    I have to add a bumper and tire rack to the rear so it should set in lower a little.
    I mocked up the weight of it and placed it in the rear.


    So i forgot about the brake lines when looking at the shock mount's mad0235. , I moved them and the pictures below is the result.


    wol_error. Click this bar to view the full image.
    IMG_0959.
    This is looking up from the ground

    wol_error. Click this bar to view the full image.
    IMG_0960.
    Looking from the rear.
    wol_error. Click this bar to view the full image.
    IMG_0961.
    Looking back from passenger rear wheel toward the rear differential.

    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024x764.
    IMG_0962.

    This is how it looks as of today,
    I'm going to finish up the rear bumper and tire carrier and add lockers soon, I have to travel next week for work.
    I think once the weight of the rear tire rack and bumper is added she might squat a little in the rear.

    Then on to my next project:
    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024x764.
    IMG_0963.
    wol_error. 024. wol_error. 031. wol_error. 036. wol_error. 013. wol_error. 003. wol_error. 006. wol_error. 004. wol_error. 008. wol_error. 010. wol_error. 012. mad0235. wol_error. IMG_0959. wol_error. IMG_0960. wol_error. IMG_0961. wol_error. IMG_0962. wol_error. IMG_0963.
     
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I love these old Samurai's --been looking locally for a couple years now. One day. :D
     
    Quigley_Sharps likes this.
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I have one that I share with a Partner. He drives it in the summer, and I drive it in the winter. I have wanted to fit a Manual Choke on the OEM Carb. @Quigley_Sharps would you know if a kit was available? That and maybe a manual Throttle Kit for setting the idle... It starts great in the summer, but is very Cold Blooded below 25F....
     
  4. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    My god you boys do it the hard way. In Michigan we use snowmobiles! Way faster. ;)
     
    Quigley_Sharps likes this.
  5. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Got two of those, here, as well... I just need 10 more inches of the white stuff....
     
  6. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    BT
    I mine is EFI, but the guys out here use webber carbs or Harley Carb conversions.
    JC Whitney sells auto choke to manual kits.
    this might help you too;
    Installing manual choke - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
     
  7. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    [aiw]
    LOL yea we do too, but it sure is nice to turn on the heat, turn up the tunes, pop the top on a cold one and cruise around the mnts looking over new hunting territory :)
     
    melbo and Tracy like this.
  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Hell yeah!
     
  9. franks71vw

    franks71vw Monkey+++

    Question? Overall what about a Vw baja bug setup? Have any of you guys tried it for a BOV?
     
    Gator 45/70 likes this.
  10. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    I know a couple of guys that have rear-end powered dune buggys. In my local area, they are a little limited- front end is rather light, not good in the mud, and they can't crawl in the rocks. That being said, they run a lot faster on the old coal trails than I care to think about.

    I believe the name says it all: DUNE buggy. They are more for flat out and soft ground, like desert racing. Not for crawling and climbing over rocks, but launching over them with a lot of wheel travel to absorb the tall landings and such.

    I've heard of guys putting skiis on the front and larger, studded tires on the back for the winter, but I've never actually seen a setup like that in person. Sounds like fun, but we generally don't get enough snow to make even owning snowmobiles worthwhile.

    It's like anything, you have to modify it to work within the envelope of your local area.
     
  11. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Yea it might work for summer here, but in that video at the top of the thread we are wheeling in 20+ feet of snow that is hard to walk in at times. Its funny to watch the new guy hop out when hooking up a winch ans see him sink to his hips. LOL
     
  12. franks71vw

    franks71vw Monkey+++

    Have lots of mud down south, not so much rock crawling so thinking of going this route just with wide tires to float over the stuff. Will have winch either way just like to move fast on the road shoulders and or move over medians etc and railroad ties if need be..
     
  13. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    DSC01507.


    That should work. I am putting 33" Geolanders on the Zuk. The red zuk is a friends and has 33's notice the air pressure in Lee's tires. This might help you in the mud too, the really deep stuff.
    DSC01508.
    These Tacoma Toyota's do really well too they have more power, Chet's White one has 35" rubber on it and still will run 70 down the road.
    All of these vehicles in the pic also have open differentials and have no trouble in the deep snow. We air down to 4lbs of air pressure and walk on top with ease. DSC01507. DSC01508.
     
    BTPost likes this.
  14. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    IMG_0969.

    Sky Manufacturing front shock hoops installed.
    IMG_0969.
     
  15. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    IMG_0968.
    This the a shot of the passenger rear wrangler spring and shackle. IMG_0968.
     
  16. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    I think I forgot to mention I moved the front axle forward 1.5 inches to accommodate the new tires when mounted.
     
  17. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    photo_zps0153b013.

    Installed the ARB Locker and 26 splined axles up front. Got the on board air installed and wired in.
    I installed the Roadless-Gear Chevy Altenator kit.
    Arb Locker
    Lockright. Locker
    TC snatch
    6-5 TC gears and completed bearing kit and front upgraded out put shaft.
    Twisted T TC kit
    trail tough dbl tough axle
    complete front axle rebuild kit
    Clutch kit
    all new U-joints.
    Rear main seal on engine
    Axle trusses.


    happy0180. as soon as my last couple parts arrive I will finish my plumbing for my ARB locker, and add some 33 tires.
     
    kellory and BTPost like this.
  18. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Everything is in except the 33 tires. Went wheeling last weekend.
    I did really well for having pizza cutters for tires.
    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 2048x1536.
    859488_582734381738675_522669811_o.
    Never mid the date on the pic my wife didn't set her camera and I didn't notice till I was home down loading..LOL

    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 2048x1536.
    882741_582733551738758_786343492_o.

    Jeep recovery vehicle LOL

    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 2048x1536.
    858096_582730805072366_1498155847_o.

    heading up another slope to a canyon.
    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 2048x1536.
    859359_582731031739010_703591820_o.
    Heading out, you can see my car alarm in the back...

    wol_error. This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 2048x1536.
    857600_582733055072141_1844526514_o.

    All in all I didn't have much trouble The ARB worked flawlessly and the Lock right in the rear worked great too. I could switch the ARB off to corner in the tight areas and lock up in the straighter runs.
    I used to have a Lincoln locker up front and that made turning a b!tch.
    I should have the 33's here soon and on.
     
  19. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 800x597.
    Zuk1_zpsc71a3971.

    Finally got the 33's on some old wheels I had sitting around, still waiting for my wheel order to arrive. and I am still looking for a ARB Locker for the rear.
    Other than that the original build idea is now finished. happy0180.
    These are 33/12.50/15 Maxxis Bighorns in the picture.

    Hopefully this next weekend I will have some wheeling pics of it in action in the deep snow. suzuki.
     
    Tracy likes this.
  20. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    A buddies stretched Sami on a Yota pickup frame

     
survivalmonkey SSL seal        survivalmonkey.com warrant canary
17282WuJHksJ9798f34razfKbPATqTq9E7