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May 2007 Trail Rigs

Posted in Features on April 4, 2007
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Happy Birthday
Taylor Farnsworth of Novato, California, received this '97 Jeep TJ for his birthday last year. So far, he has already modified the suspension with a 4-inch Pro Comp suspension system, 33-inch BFG tires, and 4.56 gears front and rear with matching Detroit Lockers. Not only has Taylor poured his wallet into this build but also his body, having performed all of the modifications himself with the help of a few friends. One of his favorite places to wheel is the Snake Lake Trail in Downieville, California.

Stay on Target
Inches from a rollover, one of Casey Lopez's friends snapped this photo of him taking on one of the tougher trails in Carson City, Nevada. Casey's '97 Jeep TJ runs a Rubicon Express 5.5-inch long-arm suspension and 35-inch Goodyear MT/R tires - a combination that gives plenty of lift to tackle fearsome obstacles. He has also swapped in a strong set of OX Lockers both front and rear with matching 5.13 gears.

Brute Force
During a recent trip down Thunder Mountain in Marinette County, Wisconsin, Chris Heli and his wife of Howards Grove, Wisconsin, a small town just outside of Sheboygan, snapped a couple of photos for Trail Rigs. Chris also wrote us a story about how he had to break through thick ice to escape some of the narrow passes along this trail system. Fortunately, his Jeep is equipped with a 2.5-inch Rancho suspension, Rancho RS9000X shocks, 33-inch BFG T/AKO tires, stainless steel double-tube bumpers, and more.

EJS or Bust
Brady Williams of Parachute, Colorado, plans to finish the build of his '80 Jeep CJ before the 2007 Easter Jeep Safari. The heavily modified Jeep is already equipped with wider Chevy Dana 44 axles front and rear with Detroit Lockers and 4.10 gears. He has also added a Warn winch, an SOA kit, garage-built YJ leaf packs, a complete rollcage tied to the frame, and Super Swamper tires. Before this trail rig heads to Moab, Utah, for some fun, Brady plans to install a TBI system, larger 38-inch Super Swamper tires, and 4.56 gearsets.

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