Armor for your Samurai; Part One
Editor: Eric Bewley
Albany, OR - Here at
ZUKIWORLD Headquarters we are embarking on a new project Samurai. This new
trail vehicle will have such features as turbo power, custom scratch-built
axles, roll cage, coil-over suspension as well as other goodies. The first
step though is to find some sturdy armor to put on so that our Samurai
doesn't end up all wadded up in a ball on the trail. Zuks Off-Road out of
Arizona has many solutions for Suzuki trail armor. We are going to
install, review and feature their front and rear bumpers, as well as their
Here it is, the beginning of
our project. It is a stock 1992 Samurai 4x4 with such features as radio
delete and a Mexican blanket for a rear seat cover. It is perfect!
Installing the Zuks off-road bumper is a fairly simple affair and you
really only need one buddy to help hold it up while you install the bolts.
If you are friendless, a floor jack will work.
As one of the most affordable
armor-solutions for your Samurai, the Zuks Off-road bumper presents a good
value. It's installation is quite easy and should afford us quite a bit of
protection against future trail monsters. With a bit more attention paid to
finish detail, this bumper could be at the top of the heap. This is
definitely a bumper to consider if you're weighing price and functionality
heavily in your build. Stay tuned as we will be bringing you installation
and reviews on a rear bumper and the sliders too.