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Off-Road Rides - Readers' Rides - February 2006

Posted in Features on February 1, 2006
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Blacked-Out Bomber
The vitals:

1. Owner: Scott VanHootegem of Novato, California
2. Make/model: '04 Ford F-150 FX4
3. 2-inch Tuff Country Leveling Kit
4. 33-inch Goodyear MT/R tires
5. 17x8-inch American Racing Mojave Teflon wheels
6. Airaid JR Intake
7. Flowmaster 40-series exhaust
8. Roll-N-Lock bed cover
9. Blacked-out taillights and emblems
10.Line-X bedliner

The plans after college:
6-inch suspension lift
36-inch mud-terrain tires

Flexy Jeep
The vitals:

1. Owner: Steven Harlass of El Paso, Texas
2. Make/model: '83 Jeep CJ-7
3. 258ci 4.2L I-6 engine
4. Front Dana 30
5. Rear AMC 20
6. Dana 300 transfer case
7. 2.5-inch BDS suspension lift
8. 33x15/12.50 Super Swamper TSL Radial tires
9. Gabriel Gas off-road shocks
10.Rough Country steering stabilizer

Racing Ranger
The vitals:

1. Owner: Eric Hampton
2. Make/model: '95 Ford Ranger
3. 4.0L V-6 engine
4. BBK throttle-body spacer
5. K&N intake
6. Giant Motorsports one-piece equal length I-beams measuring 20 inches of wheel travel
7. Four-link rear suspension measuring 28 inches of wheel travel
8. Currie rearend
9. 35-spline axles
10.4:11 ring-and-pinion
11.Fox shocks and coilovers
12.Beard seats and Crow five-point harness

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The plans:
Eric has already raced this well-built ride in the MDR racing circuit and plans to continue modifications as well as his racing career. Good luck at your next race, Eric!

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