Big vs Small: Can a Suzuki Samurai Keep up with a Lifted Wrangler When the Going Gets Sketchy?

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( ) It's definitely an underdog, but can our 1987 Suzuki Samurai really keep up with a modified Jeep Wrangler JK when the going gets tricky? Only one way to find out!
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  • That wrangler is stupid af. If you had that jeep with lower and smaller wheels then it would be WAY better. Plus, new jeeps look like toys on the inside.

    PrimeRibGamingPrimeRibGaming8 saatler önce
  • He's never been on a horse, drive a Samurai like a horse.... need post

    I've GoneAwayI've GoneAway10 saatler önce
  • Fun fine, but can you do a Samurai vs Jeep same year range. A true contest

    I've GoneAwayI've GoneAway10 saatler önce

    Ronnie LocoRonnie LocoGün önce
  • Hehe.. Nice video

    SZAR maxSZAR maxGün önce
  • The sami should have been compared to a wrangler YJ. People today dont realize how rough and spartan jeeps used to be.

    P. SlezakP. SlezakGün önce
  • Lol can that jeep keep up

    Max JacobdMax Jacobd2 gün önce
  • The suzuki samurai is quality vehicles and very strong. We own two of them and are looking for more because the samurai beat all the new offroads and the back is easy to get off in less than a minute and spending money on the samurai is the best thing you can ever do!

    Jacques ViljoenJacques Viljoen3 gün önce
  • Growing up in India, we have used 2 variants of this Samurai. They call it the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy in India. The earlier models were the MG410 - that had a 1.0L inline 4. The newer ones viz. MG413 had the 1.3 L inline 4. Back there, we do not have the privilege of ORV parks, real life situations demand good traction. Used these in pretty bad mud and rocky terrains in the foothills of the terai as well as up mountains. These vehicles are fun, however we also used the JONGA (which is a Nissan Patrol) which has lot better weight carrying capacities . The Gypsies, we have had broken axles, carrying heavy duty equipment across marshes and rough terrain. Back when my dad was in his 30s and he used to take us on his version of wildlife safari at night, with floodlights mounted on the Gypsy/Patrol's top - he let me drive these vehicles across our farms, pretty big tractor ruts in them. Very good these vehicles

    Rahul RaneRahul Rane3 gün önce
  • A couple of idiot's

    roland ashurstroland ashurst3 gün önce
  • On beadlocks...doesnt even air down

    Jersey DevilJersey Devil3 gün önce
  • V6 vs 1.3 ? WTF 1.3 is a very good engine

    Sergiu QSergiu Q5 gün önce
  • I think either Motor Trend or Car and Driver referred to the Samurai as an "Embryonic Jeep Clone",,,they were cute little trucks along with the Isuzu Amigo.

    Jeff PittelJeff Pittel5 gün önce
  • Wow! for Americans there is nothing fancy about 3.5L v6! while the rest of the world drives flat 4s and barely 2.2-3L engines!! you burn some serious gas man! when the heck will this world switch to electric?

    Rao SahabRao Sahab5 gün önce
  • I always suspected that samurai would somehow do it, because it does some ridiculous things everyday in the Himalayas, even though its highly abused. Small and light and pesky, quite uncomfortable and i really don't like it, but it gets there.

    Rao SahabRao Sahab5 gün önce
  • The little engine that could.

    S MS M5 gün önce
  • Andre were you named after the great Andre the giant?

    Odorous SmegmaOdorous Smegma5 gün önce
  • Tommy do you like men?

    Odorous SmegmaOdorous Smegma5 gün önce
  • I see a lot of videos comparing trucks with lifts , lockers , tires... compared to a Samurai with street tires. For as cheap as the Samurai size tires are, why not at least put tires on it?

    Jay DeeJay Dee6 gün önce
  • I have jimny 1990 but i want wrangler i have no money to buy wrangler☹☹ 😎😎😎😎

    AK47AK476 gün önce
  • This vid/review is totally sided. Just look how moded that fiat jeep is.. Man that zuki with just a couple of mods will beat that jeep any day.

    jay kigjay kig6 gün önce
  • minor upgrades for that little beast would be awesome.

    Just for funJust for fun7 gün önce
  • A friend of mine back in the late 80's had a lifted Toyota pickup with 35's and I had a Samurai with Trail Master 4" lift and 275/75 15's, 2 barrel Weber DGV 32/36 carb & a Thorley header and I could walk circles around him. Even had to pull him out with my bumper mounted winch a couple times. One time he buried his Yota so bad (almost to the roof in red clay/mud) it took 3 wreckers to winch him out after waiting for a week to wait for the ground to dry enough so they could get to his truck.

    Jon WilliamsJon Williams7 gün önce
  • Take the doors and roof off the Jeep. I leave mine off all summer.

    Taylor kazembaTaylor kazemba7 gün önce
  • My 16yr old kid could have gotten that Samari up that. Learn 2 drive.

    Jack MehoffJack Mehoff7 gün önce
  • In India we know it as Gypsy

    Sanu RawatSanu Rawat7 gün önce
  • Many moons ago (late-80s) I had a friend working at a logging camp in the Interior of BC, Canada. The standard vehicle was a 4WD Ford F150/250 truck, but to get access to those really impenetrable places where the Fords feared to tread, the goto alternative was a bone-stock Suzuki Samurai. Enough with the Jeep shilling - I'm off to check Craigslist for a Samurai.

    Tony DTony D7 gün önce
  • We use the samurai on an off road copetition. Just put on some 33" and a 6" lift. That thing is a beast.

  • this is a door ad?

    Rudi NovemRudi Novem7 gün önce
  • I’d put a 2jz a rear locker a lift and some tires and take her off-road.

    Andrew MoranAndrew Moran8 gün önce
  • Hello new top gear!

    nathan hughesnathan hughes8 gün önce
  • I love the Suzuki... I just love to beat the living crap out of it... lol. It just is so light and fun to smash around.... and it can take it! The Jeep obviously is going to win... Sorry haters Jeeps are awesome and sooo fun to drive. Love them both!!

    premiercconstructionpremiercconstruction8 gün önce
  • 9:10 exhaust is rusted on the new jeep??? and that cut, man that bestop is something

    uakawauakawa8 gün önce
  • Funny you did this because I'm wanting a Jeep but they are expensive and I told my wife I am thinking about getting a Suzuki or Geo Tracker and saving the money and ur vid helped me as I can use the Suzuki for fun and afford my house too, no brainer.

    Eric MartinEric Martin8 gün önce
  • This is about as monotonous as a B grade movie....Terrible acting..!!

    MrkingrudedogMrkingrudedog8 gün önce
  • Great video!!!! The Chevy Tracker is another great low cost 4X4. Id like to see that comparison.

    RockTheSixRockTheSix8 gün önce
  • Lol....lifted jeep vs stock ssmurai,guy driving samurai can't drivee stick for nothin.....what a waste of time. I had a sammi years ago and now my 2nd jeep. If sammi's weren't so friggin expensive I would def have one over the jeep anyday. I like jeeps now cuz they're cheap old beaters. I would way prefer another sammi

    mentalvmaxridermentalvmaxrider8 gün önce
  • Bro is this a kids video or what too much bullshit not enough wheeling

    576575s576575s9 gün önce
  • Hi! Please repeat this test with KIA SPORTAGE 1995 - 2002 instead of SAMURAI

    62ACHILLES62ACHILLES9 gün önce
  • Going to guess the samurai beats the wrangler

    Shaun HensleyShaun Hensley9 gün önce
  • Why don't you outfit the Samaria the same way the jeep has been. Make it fair. This is a stupid comparison. This is a stupid show.

    Path BelowPath Below9 gün önce
  • Zuki needs better tires and it would fair better

    MrGanja408MrGanja4089 gün önce
  • Change the tyres of the Suzuki samurai then see it can beat them all...

    Deepak KhundrakpamDeepak Khundrakpam9 gün önce
  • It would be nice to see a lil bit bigger tires on the zuk or at least meatier. Gd vids though I enjoy the samurai ones.

    Christopher ChaconChristopher Chacon9 gün önce
  • drive it like you stole it and it will go anywhere,they dont break

    Fred FredFred Fred9 gün önce
  • Hey! Why don't you guys build an ultimate Samurai! Here in Brazil we usually loft it up 2 inches of the frame and put 31 inch tires and make them a beast! Since you are in USA, the cost to make it will be even more cheap and then you can put 33" tires as well as differential locker! Pleeeease make this project car!

    vinicius18vinicius189 gün önce
  • Disconnect the sway bars!!!!!!!

    Drew CareyDrew Carey9 gün önce
  • I competed off road in a SJ KJA Dropside pick up. Bloody thing was unstoppable.

    Jim-Bob OutdoorsJim-Bob Outdoors10 gün önce
  • Makes me feel sick the way you talk about the jeep

    Joel WilsonJoel Wilson10 gün önce
  • Stop wanking about the jeep. That samurai is awesome

    Joel WilsonJoel Wilson10 gün önce
  • Those little Suzis were Tough! And sometimes; if the ride is a little rough, the driver will take more care - but if its too smooth, the driver may flog it . . .

    ISTP 196ISTP 19610 gün önce
  • Way to jack up the Samurai prices, Fast Lane Car.....

    JeremyJeremy11 gün önce
  • You guys should do the axle flip for a bit of a list on the samurai. Then you can speak some 31- 32s on it

    OdogrollinOdogrollin11 gün önce
  • Unless you have Suzuki parts don't buy one older than 10 years they no longer sell Suzuki automobiles in North America

    Steve KulaczSteve Kulacz11 gün önce
    • Steve Kulacz there is a large aftermarket here in the USA for the Samurai.

      Paul MeglassonPaul Meglasson10 gün önce
  • Sammy=modern willys flatfender

    randomguysname5randomguysname511 gün önce
  • The jeep is JUNK! They quit making quality jeeps in 1987.. I would take a Sami any day! I own an 88 best off road go getter there is!

    Dave RDave R11 gün önce
  • My '95 Nissan Terrano was cheap and ugly. I can get out of any mess though. I challenge any new 4x4!.

    Buddy PiperBuddy Piper11 gün önce
  • take half of what you would spend on a stock jeep, and spend it to upgrade the Samurai. you will have a cheaper and better rig that you're just gonna beat up anyway.

    The Hundredth MonkeyThe Hundredth Monkey11 gün önce
  • We need the new Jimny in America.

    Robert CharlesRobert Charles11 gün önce
  • I really wish those doors were also available for the TJ.

    Hippie BitsHippie Bits11 gün önce
  • What year is that Suzuki? Why dont you get a jeep of the same year. ?? You guys are just useless

    Jon BERTOCCHIJon BERTOCCHI12 gün önce
    • @Hippie Bits ok fine. You convinced me.

      Jon BERTOCCHIJon BERTOCCHI11 gün önce
    •'s fun to see a 32 year old little stock Samurai who's original MSRP was probably less than the cost of the mods alone on the JK hang in there with a beast.

      Hippie BitsHippie Bits11 gün önce
  • East or West Suzuki samurai is the best..

  • Similar to the Daihatsu Rocky 👌🏼

    Manolo CordovezManolo Cordovez12 gün önce
  • cool fact about the bonnet latch except its complete bullshit, my rhd samurai has it in the glovebox on the left side. do your homework

    Max NealeMax Neale12 gün önce
  • Now imagine if you had a sami with 31s-33s, gearing, lockers, front+rear bumpers, sliders and some power upgrades. My buddy has one that is all built like that and it goes friggen everywhere. I have a Cherokee locked on 35s with a 6" long arm lift and he can make it through probably 85% of the stuff I can make it through, but he spent a lot less money.

    Mikeman hoffMikeman hoff12 gün önce
  • Was it just me or was it really hard to listen to that Andre guy talk. I thought he was joking at first, then he just kept talking that way. He sounds like if Arnold Schwarzenegger had a lisp and a slight Hispanic accent along with an Austrian accent. I know that sounds mean, nothing personal, just what I think he sounded like

    Mikeman hoffMikeman hoff12 gün önce
  • Suzuki: Two blokes can wrestle a zuke about. A couple of sand mats and it goes almost anywhere. Also, if the wheel ruts are made by bigger cars it will be amazing :o)

    teamidristeamidris12 gün önce
  • Is this a Jeep commercial? I have been off road with many samurai's in the pack. They are killer. Like a mountain goat on amphetamines

    todd horsttodd horst12 gün önce
  • In Australia we had the same car but it was branded the Suzuki Sierra and they are awesome little 4X4’s especially when worked.

    Raymond McKinleyRaymond McKinley13 gün önce
  • Please lower your tyre pressure to 0.8bar Samurai. The Wrangler will struggle to keep up. #SuzukiLove

    Charl OosthuizenCharl Oosthuizen13 gün önce
  • The samurai does have manual lockers in front, he locked them after the second attempt , the doors and front shield do come off with four screws each. Not as simple but it is 30+ yrs old, all the same pretty crap on the jeep can be bought for the samurai. A lil air down and the samurai would have made it up the climb easier & be a smoother ride. He also drove faster than needed to make the Sami look rough it can be creeped in low without the foot near the clutch hardly ever , not stall and be much smoother ride. It won't get stuck! Theres also a reason why most jeeps carry 10 extra gallons. They chug gas ⛽️, Samis run on fumes it's even hard to remember to fill them cuz it goes so long. Shame they just made fun of it most of the time & just tried selling the jeep to all the pretty boys out there.

    cr75futurecr75future13 gün önce
  • Fight between David and Goliath 😂 big, modern, fat ass wrangler with it's aftermarket upgrades 🤣🤣 can't stand against the little samurai.

    Shine PaulShine Paul13 gün önce
  • 50k warngler, modified for that terrain vs 1k worth, 30 years old zuki. so yeah, very objective test. i wouldnt swamp my samurai for anything. nearly, i'd swap it for newer jimny :p .

    ApocGuyApocGuy14 gün önce
  • Tyre pressures on both vehicles way too high...also terrible driving

    ryanhenry21ryanhenry2114 gün önce
  • I love my 88 sammi shes got me through too many sticky situations

    Cody PetersCody Peters14 gün önce
  • how can you compare a cheap build car to such a quality samurai :P

    Horst Günther LudolfHorst Günther Ludolf14 gün önce
    • Hah hah that's right !

      Dave SmithDave Smith12 gün önce
  • Don't they mean a jeep fiat?

    zak lawtonzak lawton14 gün önce
  • Could you off road a Grand Vitara 06?

    Matt FinlayMatt Finlay14 gün önce
  • You should do a comparison between a full size 4x4 single cab short bed truck, and a 2 door Wrangler. Obviously the 2 door Wrangler is shorter but would like to see the 2 head to head off road.

    David LaveryDavid Lavery14 gün önce
  • Ive been looking for a Samurai for years. For every 100 Jeeps there's a junky 2wd Samurai, I can never find a decent one.

    CafeNightsterCafeNightster14 gün önce
  • How much air pressure in the 'Zuki?

    tom7601tom760114 gün önce
  • Get rid of the wrangler guy... put the other guy behind the camera, find someone that is competent in both driving and off-roading...... unsubscribed.... this video was a waste of time....

    curiouskittencuriouskitten15 gün önce
  • Yikes, watch this modded jeep vs a stock samurai ... and by VS we compare the MODDED PARTS vs the 30 year old samurai, and only running a few shitty on trail comparisons. Sponsored by....

    Jeff PedlowJeff Pedlow15 gün önce
  • curious as to what exhaust is on the wrangler.

    Oliver AkersOliver Akers15 gün önce
  • i want to see a stock base model jeep vs the samurai.

    LoneWolf0648LoneWolf064815 gün önce
  • Whos that girl driving that mall crawler? Real men fab there own crawler.....

    jeremie lailjeremie lail15 gün önce
  • A shame the current 2019 Suzuki is not available in the US. It would idle over mst of that.

    Pat McGrawPat McGraw15 gün önce
  • I'd take the suzuki personally

    petrolhead kingyeetpetrolhead kingyeet15 gün önce
  • this is bullshit

    waldo alex ramoswaldo alex ramos15 gün önce
  • It never took me more than 3 min to remove the top from any of my Samurais.

    Eric MorrisEric Morris15 gün önce
    • Yeah I know, imagine trying to remove that jip top...where you gonna put it out there in the woods

      Dave SmithDave Smith12 gün önce
  • Disconnect the sway bar so suspension could move would have helped tremendously!

    Walter RoteWalter Rote15 gün önce
  • In the beginning they talked about the "last time" they were there... and the Jeep "strugled". I didn't see a Jeep struggle, I saw a Jeep make the hill. I also saw niether vehicle air down their tires (better contact patch and also very important, doesn't destroy the terrain) and also neither took a proper approach for line and angle. Things that make you go hmmmm

    Rob StrainRob Strain16 gün önce
    • Hey good eye. I like your departure too.

      daniel Ericdaniel Eric15 gün önce
  • Mann them doors come off Sami simple enough with just a screw driver

    Tripple DTripple D16 gün önce
  • Can a lifted wrangel keep up with a Suzuki?

    TheDzugasviliTheDzugasvili16 gün önce
  • I had to agree. They are just making fun out of the samurai . C'mon. 1987jeep vs a wrangler? Lol . U have to be better

    clashofclans 1516clashofclans 151616 gün önce
  • Just add a lift to it And go

    Alex PfgAlex Pfg16 gün önce
  • I gotta be honest if the Jimny came to the U.S. I would be very tempted to sell my Wrangler for it. There just so much to like about it.

    Mr. Slothy-GMr. Slothy-G16 gün önce
  • Suzuki Sierra 1.3 would have done even better but a Suzuki LJ50 would have dominated its three cylinder two-stroke is a monster ;P oh wait they didn't sell that in the USA it was to bad ass for yous to handle. < LJ50's still running and heaps of fun to drive.

    Phalanx 380Phalanx 38016 gün önce
  • those are normal streets here in mexico.. lol

    Alejandro  Perez VillavicencioAlejandro Perez Villavicencio16 gün önce
  • Now do a leaf flip, 30s and t- case gears. Maybe some Toyota axles for cheap gear down and e locker in the rear.

    a ca c16 gün önce
Big vs Small: Can a Suzuki Samurai Keep up with a Lifted Wrangler When the Going Gets Sketchy?