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Randy Ellis With His 1986 Suzuki Samurai

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Ellis’ Samurai, with its 37-inch paddles, looks a lot like the little toy 4x4 we all grew up dreaming about driving when we were young. With an 84-inch wheelbase and exceptional approach, breakover, and departure angles, this mini-rig might just be might nimble enough to go around obstacles in a competition, although the rock rash might suggest otherwise. Ellis says he has removed some weight, added a snorkel, and equipped the four-banger with a 175hp shot of nitrous and methanol injection in preparation of Top Truck. A Warn 9.5 winch should have no problem pulling the Sammy out of a jam.

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