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May 2006 Trail Rigs

Posted in Features on May 1, 2006
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Happy Camper
James Hennegan and his '04 Jeep TJ SE are no strangers to the mountains of Big Bear, California - he wheels there with his buddies several weekends throughout the year. James' TJ is equipped with a 3-inch Tera SA lift, Currie track bars, a custom-built Dana 44, Detroit Lockers, an Nth Degree stinger bar, Rock-It Man Fab front bumper and rear tire carrier, a Warn XD9000i winch, and more.

National Wheeler
This '87 Jeep Wrangler has been wheeling in more than six states, from Colorado to New York. Paul Murphy's rig is equipped with an NP231 with TeraLow 4:1, Currie SYE, rear Dana 44 with 4.56:1 gears, OX Superlocker, TSM disc brake conversion, Pro Comp 35-inch Xterrain tires, and more. Be on the lookout for Paul in his hometown of Colorado Springs, Colorado, or anywhere there is a 4WD event. He may just be there.

Foreign Fans
We love receiving letters from our overseas readers like Dennis Marcelo from the Philippines. He has spent the last five years rebuilding his FJ45 into what you see today. He tells us, "Your magazine has been a wealth of knowledge for many of us over here and has continued to help us complete many projects."Thanks for being a reader, and that's a great looking rig you got there Dennis!

Stout Samurai
Mike Yager of Garden Grove, California, has been building up his Suzuki Samurai trail rig for quite a few years. The basic structure of the Samurai makes it a great choice for many wheelers who want to start with something that is a little lower in initial cost. He has added a spring-over axle JP-Eater YJ kit with Superlift 1-1/2-inch-lift springs, '85 Toyota front and rear axles with a Detroit Locker in the rear and a Truetrac locker in the front. Future modifications include performance upgrades and making enough room for a larger tire size.

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