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December 2006 Trail Rigs

Posted in Features on December 1, 2006
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Arizona Wheeler
Kevin sent us this photo from his favorite trail in Sedona, Arizona, called the Broken Arrow Trail. His '05 Jeep Wrangler is pretty much stock for now running 31-inch BFGoodrich M-T tires, but with the amount of time he spends in the dirt we're positive it will be highly modified very soon. Kevin tells us that he has been a fan of 4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine for years and loves how things have changed over the past year. We really appreciate the positive feedback and hope to see more pictures of your Jeep with some hefty modifications, Kevin.

Tough Sammy
When he is not saving lives in the open water for the U.S. Coast Guard, Brian Sieg of Bayfield, Wisconsin, is trail-riding his '87 Suzuki Samurai in the woods hear his home. He has added a SOA suspension system, a hybrid rear axle, and 5.13-ratio ring-and-pinion gears. Soon he will be adding power steering, rock sliders, YJ front springs, and a stronger powerplant once his current motor gives out.

I Can Make It
Brad Nortley didn't start off this day in the dirt thinking he would run into such a deep mud hole. Fortunately, he made it through without any major problems thanks to the snorkel on his '02 Jeep Wrangler TJ. He has added a 4-inch lift and 33-inch tires since he purchased it, helping it get through some of the tougher obstacles when wheeling. Brad also knew that he wanted more power out of his Jeep so he strapped on a Kenne Bell supercharger and every other bolt-on performance modification he could find. He plans to add ARB Air Lockers and strong Dana 60 axles in the near future.

Get Out of My Way
Louis Sands Jr. sent us this picture of his wife's '02 Jeep TJ crossing the Canadian River in Oklahoma City recently. Her Jeep is running a Pro Comp Stage 2 4-inch suspension lift and quick-disconnect sway-bar links and sits atop 33x12.50R15 TrXus tires.
The couple is in the Air Force and stationed at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma. Louis tells us that his wife not only understands his passion for wheeling, but she even wanted to try it out for herself. She sounds like a keeper to us, Louis.

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