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