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Custom 4x4 Trucks - Reader's Rides - Off Road

Posted in Features on November 1, 2005
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The Vitals:
'73 CJ-5
AMC 304
Dana 20 with TeraLow 3.15:1
6.32:1 four-speed
4.56 gears (front and rear)
ARB Lockers (front and rear)
Power steering
Dana 44 in rear
Dana 30 in front
35-inch BFGoodrich M/Ts
Rancho RS9000 shocks
In-dash Premier Power Welder (with accessories)
160-amp alternator
Ramsey RE8000 winch with X-Line winch rope
Front shackle reversal
4-inch suspension lift
1-1/2-inch body lift
Dual Optima batteries with dual-battery wiring system
20-gallon fuel tank
QuickAir 3 with hose and air fittings
Mean Green reduction starter
Davis Unified ignition system
FlowMaster dual exhaust
Blaupunkt stereo with CD player
South Bay front driveline
Spare South Bay rear driveline
Full underside skid protection
Rock lights
1-1/2-inch wheel spacers
Custom front and rear bumpers
Heavy-duty front steering components
Smittybilt tow bar and wired for towing
Custom rollcage by Arabia's Overkill Jeep
Fabrication in Los Gatos, California

The Vitals:
'04 Jeep Unlimited
Inline six-cylinder
Automatic transmission
Atlas II transfer case
4.56 gears (front and rear)
ARB Lockers (front and rear)
37-inch Goodyear M/TRs
Rubicon Express long-arm suspension
Mickey Thompson Classic Locks II
Hanson Enterprise bumpers and rack system
Warn 8000 winch with Master-Pull winch rope
Kilby onboard air system
Kilby gas skidplate
1-1/2-inch body lift
Dual Kodiak batteries with dual-battery power system
Kodiak power central and keypad for auxiliary lighting and accessories
Nth degree oil pan skidplate
Custom full-cage rollbar
Rock lights
Arabia rock sliders
Differential guards
Heavy-duty steering components
South Bay drivelines
Arabia's transmission skidplate

Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun
Mike and Tamie Riley are not only the proud owners of a new '04 Jeep Unlimited, but have also held on to their '73 CJ-5 for the past 20 years. Each vehicle has been through a substantial buildup, with the latest round of modifications aimed at the Unlimited taking just two months.

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