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July 2005 Trail Rigs

Posted in Features on July 1, 2005
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Winter 'Wheeling
On a cold February day this year, Matt Johnson's girlfriend surprised him with a 6-1/2-inch lift suspension system and 35-inch tires, a Jeeper's dream come true. After quickly installing the suspension, Matt was off exploring the frozen trails around his hometown of St. Charles, Missouri. This shot was one of a series of photos included with his letter, while another was of the rig abandoned, buried seat-deep in a creek bed. Moral of the story is to find a very cool girlfriend like Matt's and don't think your Jeep can go anywhere because of a few added inches.

Code Red
This '03 Rubicon belongs to Sandy Van Zandt, but in all the photos we received, Sandy's husband Doug was driving it. We're hoping that she gets a little time behind the wheel, especially with all the trick work completed on the rig, such as the Full-Traction long-arm suspension system, engine performance upgrades, bumpers, winch, and rack.

Two of Man's Best Friends
A Jeep, lockers, gears, tires, a supercharger, a suspension system, and a dog - what more could anyone ask for? Maybe a free Jeep and a maintenance-free dog. Here's a shot of Michael Saunders of West Valley, Utah, out on the trail having fun with two of man's best friends.

Daily Grand
Not everyone gets to experience this type of extreme winter weather on their daily commute to and from work. Josue Silvas of Roosevelt, Utah, drives this comfortable and built '96 Grand Cherokee for his daily commuter. Although Josue says that these extremes get old very fast on a day-in and day-out basis, we think it would be a blast. To us, driving in conditions such as these everyday would be a four-wheel adventure, even if it is only back and forth from the daily grind.

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