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February 2006 Trail Rigs

Posted in Features on February 1, 2006
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Atlantic Cruiser
Jeffrey Dozier and his '73 FJ-55 Toyota Land Cruiser trek through the most popular trails along the East Coast. His rig is equipped with an SM-465 transmission, a spring-over-axle conversion, Rancho 9000X shocks, a Warn 8274 winch, a Griffin radiator, Marlin Crawler Hi-steer, all rolling on 36x12.5-inch Super Swamper SX tires. If we make it out to your neck of the woods, Jeffrey, we expect a ride.

Texas Trail TJ
Jess Haag of Killeen, Texas, has major plans for this daily-driven '97 Jeep TJ. Although currently the rig is only equipped with 31-inch tires, he plans on taking this stocker through the courses of adding heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, front and rear lockers, and a long-arm suspension system. Good luck on your build, Jess, and be sure to send us some images when it's complete.

Mod Monster
Joe Bonin has no problem climbing up and over most obstacles in his way due to a lack of power. His Jeep is powered by a 5.7L Hemi engine pushing 345 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. You can also find an NVG-241 transfer case, Be Cool radiator, ARB bull bar, Currie rear bumper and tire carrier, Rubicon Express 4.5-inch Extreme Duty Long Arm Suspension, Warn xd9000i winch, and much more.

Hammering With a Hemi
Jon's '93 Rubicon is not short on modifications. If we listed them all, it would take up this entire page. His rig tackles the trails of Moab using a 5.5-inch Rubicon Express Extreme Duty Long Arm Suspension, 6-inch Air Rock, Warn rear full-floating axles, Superior front axles, Kilby onboard air compressors, Rock Hard rollcage, Poison Spyder rocker panels, and 37-inch Krawler tires wrapped around 17x9-inch Walker Evans bead-lock wheels.

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