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Mini Expedition Vehicle

Discussion in 'Suzuki Carry' started by erixun, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. erixun

    erixun Bronze Supporting Member

    We saw plenty of deer on the elk hunt...
    And a small moose on the first deer hunt...

    But just couldnt find the animals we needed, so the freezer stays empty :frustration:.

    But we saw some pretty country. And the truck was fun!



  2. erixun

    erixun Bronze Supporting Member

    Some more pics...









  3. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    that looks like some nasty sticky mud....beautiful photos..thanks for sharing:)
  4. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Damn, I'm totally jealous. Looks like an amazing time man, and one hell of an adventure! Esp loving the shot of the truck at the top of the world... badass.
  5. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    cant wait for the snow to come again!
  6. tob

    tob Member


    ERIXUN........what a great trip just looking at the wonderful job you did to your mini

    Let's go hunting !!!!!!
    Take care and a great job :D:D
  7. erixun

    erixun Bronze Supporting Member

    Thanks, but I don't know if you want to go hunting with me... this year all I will be eating is "TAG soup" since I did not fill one tag....

    But thanks for the nice comments, I am trying to put together a week long trek throught the back country in the spring.... if I can get a kitchen pass from the wife and time off from work...
  8. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    TAG soup....LOL..almost choked on my coffee....
  9. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    lol a disney cartoon rendition came to mind!
  10. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Ahhh I still wouldn't mind hunting with you (I haven't gotten a deer yet this year either :/) it's all about the adventure. I mean meat in the freezer is good too but going there is at least 50% of the fun for me :D

    So I'm seriously considering getting ATV rims and some DOT certified ATV tires... just because I would love to have better flotation and and mud performance but don't wanna change things out to drive on streets. But that'll have to be a ways off, I have to take care of my plowing situation first.
  11. erixun

    erixun Bronze Supporting Member

    I have been thinking about the ATV rims as well, I threw the Kenda Bearclaws on the stock rims and they fit ok, but I bent a couple of rims while trail riding, once so bad that it broke the bead... a 2x4 and a BFH bent it back, but the stock rims seem a little soft, ....or maybe its my "gelatinous" ass is too heavy... anyway, I wonder if ATV rims with the extra "bead lock fold" around the edge would be better/stronger.
  12. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Yeah, I'm sure the aluminum rims are stronger, they're designed to take more abuse. I think the main function of the bead lock is to allow you to run really low pressure without losing your bead. Not 100% on that though.
  13. wsmbm

    wsmbm New Member

    Good lookin Truck - thanks for sharing the pics.
  14. dwlb

    dwlb Member

    Air Pressure

    My 24x8x12 Bearclaws on Delta steel rims are here, I will put on next week. I wanted to know what air pressures you are running front and back on your truck. Thanks
  15. erixun

    erixun Bronze Supporting Member

    About 15 psi in the front and about 12 in the back, give or take. And depending on the trails/terrain I air them up or down, I have a compressor on board.... among all the other crap:D.

    What size are your rims? Throw up a picture, because I think when these wear out, I am going with different size rims.... I really like the look of Ironravens truck!
  16. dwlb

    dwlb Member

    I just got back from up north, installed new tires, the rims are Delta steel 12x 7 with 1" spacers to allow chains to clear.

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  17. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Those look GREAT! Very nice dude, I was looking for steel wheels but never found any that had the correct bolt pattern while still being wide enough. I love my aluminum wheels but I do wish the front ones were wider...
  18. erixun

    erixun Bronze Supporting Member

    So we went down south to the Arapeen trail system, (above Manti Utah) normally by the time of this year we can go all the way up and over. Not this year. We went up as far we could with the Rhino and the mini, a wheeler went about 50 more yards because of its narrower width. But then it got stuck in a drift. We didnt take a whole lot of pics, but here is a couple.





    Last edited: Aug 22, 2011
  19. erixun

    erixun Bronze Supporting Member

    and a couple more.... I was suprised about all the tree tops that had broke off and covered the trails, and the smaller trees had been bent over from the snow....

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    *edit* I guess these pics didnt want to post.. sorry, maybe I will try to repost them...
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011
  20. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    cool ..still got snow......what's the altitude there?

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