I did finally get around to building my Hatch, and I love it. But I don't wheel it hardly at all.
The reason is...........I started out wheelin' a 1985 Toyota 4 Runner. First I wheeled it stock, then started modifing it. It worked very well stock, and every mod I have done has just made the trails easyer, or more fun because I can now take the "stupid" lines.
I have done all the work on my Runner myself except for $65 to have a shock hoop bent a tacked into place for the rear shocks. I am into it for around $4000, including purchase price. Have been wheelin it for 6+ years.
33 x 12.50 BFG A/T's wrapped around 15" X 10" Centerline's
Dual transfer cases.
63" Chevy's in the rear
Rear Toy's up front.
Rear diff welded
Front Aussie locker
Plenty of gearing options
Plenty of space for camping gear, and a canoe on top
Good fuel mileage
Can drive it to the trail, wheel it, and drive it home
It looks cool:grin:
Has taken me every were I have wanted to go except up this...........................and I'm still not sure I really want to go there.............http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=31&pictureid=203
Nothing that can't be changed to my liking.
Now for the Hatch.
3" Ozified lift
27 X 9.50 X 14 SSR's on 6 bolt Nissan chrome wheels.
Welded rear diff
D/R 5 speed.
It looks cool:grin:
It is a Subaru
It has been cheaper to build than the 4 Runner (so far)
Not enough power
Not enough gearing to make up for no power and larger tires.
(Haven't really wheeled it since the duel carbs and D/R 5 speed went in) (hoping to see a little difference there)
Not a lot of room for camping gear. I have had the canoe on top, but then there is the issue of not enough power/gearing
Not much of a joy to drive on the highway. (I'm still working on that)
Will not go a lot of places that my Runner will take me.
I won't sell either one. They both have their place in my little world.
Edited by WAWalker, 01 October 2008 - 05:45 PM.