View Full Version : Help in picking truck to build for hunting

12-08-2008, 09:37 PM
I am thinking about building a hunting truck and it seems most do it with Suzuki Samurai's. Is there a reason for this? I cant afford a Diesel Landcruiser but is there any other small engined truck that work well for this and I can find parts and dont have to build them.

Thx Ross

12-08-2008, 09:39 PM
Samurai because they are cheap on fuel, light weight to tow them small to get almost as many places as a quad and capable off road with little work.

12-08-2008, 09:44 PM
what he said

12-12-2008, 05:31 PM

12-13-2008, 02:08 AM
Ive heard samurais are cheaper to run then some quads, plus they can get into some pretty tight trails...

12-13-2008, 10:14 AM
toyota 4 runner[cheers]

FU Toolbag
12-13-2008, 07:52 PM
Or a toyota pickup. Gives you someplace to put the deer.

12-14-2008, 01:22 AM
i like runners ,but any toy will do.if its just for hunting id get an ifs truck..youll love it after a few hours on a rough road..if serious wheelin is going to be done in it get a straight axle [36]

dirka dave
12-14-2008, 03:28 AM
Samuri or toyota.....

Sunrunner maybe ?

12-14-2008, 04:21 AM
samurais are nice but hard to find one for cheap.
A tracker, sidekick ,sunrunner are really cheap, reliable and easy to find parts for .

put on a towbar and it is even more reliable:)

that what we use as a light hunting vehicle:party0010:

sj-x 500
12-14-2008, 10:59 AM
trackers are pretty good bang for the buck.
sammis are sweet, but you won't find a decent stock one anymore.
yotas worked well for me, heavier to get up north, but once it is there, even on 37's i could drive for quite a ways wheel in and out of the hunting spots, and still drag the moose out of the slash in one peice. also having a box is VERY nice for moving fire wood while hunting, throwing the deer/moose halves in the back, etc... it just makes sense to me.. bloodying up the interior is kinda ghetto.

12-14-2008, 11:14 AM
as long as the back seat is up or out and carpets are out it isnt to much of an issue, If they had a drop tailgate instead of a swing it would be way better but for what it is it works well. if it is just for hunting then it really doesnt matter . the Great things about the suzuki is that they are very light and you can flat tow it without issue as long as the transfercase is in N.

dirka dave
12-14-2008, 11:25 AM
I have seen a lot of samis with tow bars, like barracuda said,seems to the weaopn on choice...

sj-x 500
12-14-2008, 03:08 PM
oh i agree, i still have the tow bar i made for the sammi 7 years ago. only truck that is suprisingly capable on just 31 inch tires.

12-14-2008, 03:47 PM
We used a 91 suzuki with a 2inch body 2 inch spring spacers and 235/75/15 Hankook A/T's for a couple years. Was pretty much like a heated quad and cheap on fuel, suprisingly capeable off road. The heaters suck in them when the weather is cold tho. Nice visability due to the tall front and side windows and roomy enough for a deer and gear with the back seats down.