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#5421704 - 11/14/14 10:34 PM Anyone have a Japanese mini truck? Good or bad ?
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Registered: 02/09/13
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Loc: Palo Pinto county
Anyone have experience with the mini trucks?

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#5426653 - 11/17/14 03:02 PM Re: Anyone have a Japanese mini truck? Good or bad ? [Re: Cattleman]
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
What do you want to use it for.

Have driven one around quite a bit. They are pretty quiet, easy on gas and as long as your not looking for trouble they do pretty good in the mud if its 4x4. The one I've driven around is a 4x4 with a 5 speed. They are built for someone in the area of 5 foot tall, I'm 6' and it is cramped my buddy is 6'4" and watching him drive it is down right comical. Parts and service can be hard to find and learning to drive a left handed manual took a sec to get used to... I have climbed into the passenger seat more times than I would like to admit and reached for the steering wheel people will laugh at you and no I wasn't drunk, old habits die hard.
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#5427499 - 11/17/14 07:45 PM Re: Anyone have a Japanese mini truck? Good or bad ? [Re: Cattleman]
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I have a friend that customizes and decks the 4x4 models out for hunting, he has good luck with em. For the ones he builds for "off road" use he uses aggressive directional mud tires and installs them backwards. The reason for installing them backwards is if by chance you get stuck in the mud on a trail you have better traction in reverse to back out of the hole since all the weight is over the front tires it works amazingly well. I have been on some nasty backwoods trails with him and his mini trucks were impressive.

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#5427735 - 11/17/14 08:55 PM Re: Anyone have a Japanese mini truck? Good or bad ? [Re: 10ring]
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I was considering one last year and did a lot of research and asked a lot of folks. Overall my take was they were risky for good long term hunting vehicles. Lots of folks had issues with them
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#5428121 - 11/18/14 05:37 AM Re: Anyone have a Japanese mini truck? Good or bad ? [Re: Cattleman]
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There were not built for off road and ranch type roads.
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#5431314 - 11/19/14 11:48 AM Re: Anyone have a Japanese mini truck? Good or bad ? [Re: Cattleman]
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