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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Don from CT, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. Don from CT

    Don from CT New Member

    I am in Eastern CT and looking to enter the world of minitrucks. I had a great experience getting a Chinese dirt bike shipped so I'm a little familiar with the process. I've been on a few web sites and seen the inventories available. I want one for general use around home and for short errands. Maybe get a trailer hitch fabbed up to pull the dirt bike. So, who is the best supplier to work with and which truck do you recommend? Are they good in snow, or do I need a 4WD one? I like the Dihatsu with the round headlights, and I've looked at a 1990 Subaru Sambar with 4WD, 4 cylinder motor, but at 77k kilometers, will it need a lot of work, ie: timing chain, etc. Love to hear your response and thanks.
     
  2. Chrisv

    Chrisv New Member

    Welcome from western MA!! I have a Subaru Sambar and love it. Definately go 4 wd. I’m new here myself. There are a lot of very helpful people here for sure! 17C0D4C1-366F-4019-949A-79D52DAB9413.jpeg
     
  3. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    Welcome! I went with Japancardirect.com I didn't get everything I wanted, but I'm happy and they are honest. You do have to put a day aside to get it out of customs jail.
     
  4. Chrisv

    Chrisv New Member

    There is Eric in Glastonbury Ct. I got mine from Ross motor cars in Torrington. He also has a lot in spfld. Told me the other day he has 10 or 11 coming in august. I can get you his info. He did all the registery stuff too!
     
  5. Ronin

    Ronin Active Member Supporting Member

    4WD is great, definitely recommended.

    Welcome to the group.
     
  6. Skeets

    Skeets New Member

    Sweet ride.
     
  7. Chrisv

    Chrisv New Member

    Thanks!
     
  8. Bry899

    Bry899 New Member

    Definitely get the 4wd, I can't get my Suzuki up my gravel driveway in 2wd. The back of the truck is very light, I weighed with a scale each rear wheel and the truck is 340 pounds under each rear wheel.
     
  9. Skeets

    Skeets New Member

    Did not know they are that light.
     
  10. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    There's several ways to add weight to the back end, the only problem is your going to decrease your mileage if your going far and it's an everyday driver!
    Rear bumper, added weight with sand bags,(easy), cement blocks, sand bags are a better choice, whether home made or store bought. Their denser, and volume wise work better.
    You have options, but I'm a 4 wheel drive guy so I don't really have traction issues!
    Limestone
     

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