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Off Road Reader's Trucks

Posted in Features on September 27, 2006
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Capable Climber
Eric Pardy of Evans Mills, New York, has taken full advantage of the snowy season. His friends are always talking him into trying the impossible with his '93 Chevy S-10 pickup truck. Fortunately, he's equipped his off-road ride with 35x12.50R15 Pro Comp Mud Terrain tires and has performed a solid-axle swap using a Dana 44 axle, which combined give him a comfortable ride on 12 inches of lift. While the front of his truck remains coil-sprung, the rear sports an add-a-leaf system with the addition of a small lift block and SOA. So far, Eric is very happy with the capabilities of his Chevy; however, in the near future he plans on swapping in a more powerful V-8 engine and some extra body protection equipment.

Tough Tacoma
The team at Long Beach Racers has taken the desert racing scene by storm recently. Their Tacoma-based race truck has already claimed the championship in the 2004 SCORE Class 7s series. Their Toyota, which pushes a 3L V-6 engine, is completely 'caged front to back using 4130 chrome-moly tubing and runs Sway-A-Way RaceRunner triple-bypass shocks, American Racing ATX wheels, and 35-inch BFGoodrich Baja T/A tires. The SCORE Class 7s rules allow this truck to have only 12 inches of front wheel travel and 16 inches of rear wheel travel, and owner Ted Moncure makes sure they are using every inch of it. Keep up the great driving, and we'll see you in the dirt, guys!

Mud Madness
David Hart's monster '80 Chevy Suburban slings mud and seats nine people at a time - what could be more fun than that? With a massive 17 inches of lift and an additional 3 inches of body lift, his mud-fun truck is a blast for the whole family. Walking around this truck you can see 46-inch Mickey Thompson Baja Claw tires, 16.5x12-inch Weld Racing wheels, a 205 transfer case, Turbo 400 transmission, Flowmaster 3-inch exhaust system, and 5.28 ring-and-pinion gears turning all that madness. David tells us, "There is no substitute for a good time in the forest with friends."
We couldn't agree more.

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