Monday, January 23, 2012

The Teal Terror hits the snows of Mt. Hood National Forest

The "Teal Terror" (project '95 Suzuki Sidekick) went on its second snow run last weekend outside of Estacada, Oregon with some of my co-workers. On last year's run, the vehicle was 100% stock and not tuned up, but it still did well. This year, had the 2" BDS Suspension lift, the Shrockworks front bumper, the WARN VR8000-s winch, 235/75/15 BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires on 15x7 steel wheels, a new Bestop soft top, as well as a host of maintenance.

Yes, I did get the opportunity to test the winch out, too. There was lotst of deep. heavy snow this year and it was very easy to get mired in it. In fact, I helped a woman get her Toyota 4Runner out of a snowbank. The winch worked great, as did the other parts. Thankfully, the heater works well, too.

Yes, the Teal Terror did get stuck a couple of times, too and needed a tug, but overall, the trucklet did very well. The additional two inches of lift really helped this year, as I wasn't pushing snow with the independent front suspension as much this year.

Next up, I have a set of WARN lights I need to install, I need to wire up the trailer hitch, and it's about time I replace the old stock spare tire and wheel with a matching unit. All in due time.


Unknown said...

Looks great Andy! Boy I miss those days...It seems Suzuki's are contageous. I convinced a co-worker to get one, a '94 4 door. Have fun out there.

Used GMC Dealer said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Did you do the work on the car yourself?

Andy Lilienthal said...

@Used GMC Dealer: Yes, I did.