Some guys just can’t own enough off-road machines. Anthony Miller of Billings, Montana, is one of those. A longtime Jeep owner, he fulfilled his quest for a rig a little bit different when he ran across this retired ’88 W.E.ROCK Samurai buggy.
He couldn’t resist the deal for the lightweight tube buggy, so he snatched it up for more family fun.
The 4x4 is a rig Anthony can hit hardcore trials with and not worry about dents or rollovers. Since the purchase and with a number of modifications, the little tubed Sami has wheeled without a hitch just about every trail in Moab and many other tough ones in Montana, Wyoming, and California.
1988 Samurai Buggy
Engine: 1.6L Suzuki Sidekick
Transmission: Stock 5-speed manual
Transfer case: Dual Samurai transfer cases with doubler
Front Axle: Dana 44, 5.89 gears, ARB Air Locker
Rear Axle: Dana 44, 5.89 gears, spool
Springs & Such: 4-link front and rear, coil springs, BDS and Fox shocks
Tires & Wheels: 37x12.5R17 BFG Competition Krawlers on 17x8 Allied steel beadlocks
Steering: Howe fully hydraulic front and rear
Other Stuff: Ramsey 8,000-lb winch, Cobra CB radio