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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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04 Rhino with Samuri Axles

Here is how it looks now, kind of rough but will get finish grinding, welding, detail and paint. Then I start the rear. I will be buying offset wheels to increase the width to make it stable but not too wide. I set it up to fit 33" Boggers and plan to build a chain drive transfercase to increase the gear ratio to about 7.47:1. I run alot of 2 tracks with mud holes and some steep hills, I need the low gear ratio and don't care for the whole high speed thing. I'd rather climb over things or just smash through them



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thats an expensive samuri!

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Ya....if I wanted a solid axle....and a truck axle for that matter, I would go ahead and buy a Jeep. Just my $.02

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Ya....if I wanted a solid axle....and a truck axle for that matter, I would go ahead and buy a Jeep. Just my $.02
I just want to meet the twins in your avatar!
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Me first!
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Hell of a lot of fabrication...looks good.

If you are planning on using the 660 engine you better look into upgrading the middle drive gear...
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Sweet!

I just like the fact that you have balls to try somthing different.

Congrats and keep us updated.


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Ive been think that since he posted the twins
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WoW that seems like 5 steps backwards. plus you will have sooooooooooo much bump steer !! if you can get shocks to move with that spring rate .
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Sweet!

I just like the fact that you have balls to try somthing different.

Congrats and keep us updated.
I agree!

Keep the progress coming!
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Should have just stripped the Suzuki and fab'd the Rhino body and cage on to it.
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I have a zook too. Been thinking about doing a tube chassis with Rhino plastics and zook guts.
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post #13 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-23-2008, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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Here are a couple pictures of the Rhino with the new rims mounted. I have the rear axle cut down ,welded, and rebuilt and I'm working on the springs and 4 link in the rear. Also getting the parts together for the custom transfer case.
I know some folks don't get it but to each his own.


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It looks pretty cool! I can't wait for some pics of it in the trails. Keep us updated with your progress. It's nice to see people think outside the box.

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Looks cool. Are you going to be able to get it out of your garage?
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