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October 2009 Off-Road Rides - Readers Rides

Posted in Features on October 1, 2009
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1979 Ford F150
Owner: Adrian Montano
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 351M V-8, Holley double pumper, long tube headers, Dual Flowmaster 40 series w/ side exits
Drivetrain: T-18 4-speed, NP205 t-case, high pinion Dana 44 front, 9-inch rear
Suspension: Wobbly 6-inch suspension lift, bowed-out coils, 5.5-inch rear lift blocks, traction bars
Steering: Steers mostly straight
Brakes: Surprisingly good
Tires/wheels: 35X12.5R15 BFGoodrich Mud Terrains / 15-inch American Racing Outlaw IIs
Interior: Roomy, rubber floor mats (keeps the heat away), axe taped to shifter, Autometer tach, 4Runner seat belts
Other Parts: YJ mirror, Smittybuilt front double-tube bumper, heavy-duty rear bumper, Rhino Lined bed, two gas jugs, water jug, bench seat in bed, and sleeping bag
Future Mods: Functional coils, keep it running, hopefully
Favorite Off-Road Area: Azusa Canyon mud and my front lawn

White Lightning Prerunner
2001 Ford Ranger
Owner: Benton Traywick
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 3.0L V-6
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: Camburg 4-inch Spindle A-arm kit
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/wheels: 33-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrains / Weld Racing Wheels
Interior: Corbeau Seats, Crow 4-point harnesses, 600-watt sound system
Other Parts: 2.5 dual bypass King shocks, bed cage, spare tire mount, prerunner front bumper, 6-inch Hella lights, fiberglass fenders
Favorite Off-Road Area: Sand and dirt!
Notes: "Thanks to my beautiful girlfriend, Audrey, for the fenders and all the support and thanks to OFF-ROAD Magazine for all the tips helping me get this far on building my prerunner."

Beating the Odds
1978 Chevrolet K20 Suburban
Owner: Michael Fussa
Chassis: Gearbox brace, reinforced frame around gearbox, added three additional crossmembers Engine: 454ci big block Chevy
Drivetrain: TH400 trans, divorced NP205 T-case, front Dana 60, rear GM corporate 14-bolt, 4.56 gears-soon to be 5.13s
Suspension: 12-inch Superlift leaf springs, Skyjacker nitro shocks
Steering: AGR steering box, Flaming River steering shaft, Off Road Unlimited crossover steering
Brakes: Extended braided stainless-steel brake lines
Tires/wheels: 42-inch Super Swamper TSLs / 16.5x14 Bart Steel Wheels
Interior: Stainless steel instrument cluster with Autometer Z series gauges, chrome plated halon fire extinguisher, B&M Mega Shifter, roll cage soon to comeOther Parts: '91 front clip
Favorite Off-Road Area: Central Florida

Topless Bucking Bronco
1979 Ford Bronco
Owner: Agustin Jimenez
Chassis: stock
Engine: 460ci V-8, Edelbrock carburetor, Flowmaster exhaust
Drivetrain: C6 automatic trans, NP205 T-case, Driveshaft Masters heavy duty drive shafts, high pinion Dana 44 front, 9-inch rear, 4.56 gears
Suspension: 6-inch Pro Comp lift, Quad Shocks front and rear, Pro Comp ES3000 shocks all around, 2-inch lift blocks in rear, sway bars front and rear
Steering: dual steering stabilizers
Brakes: They still work
Tires/wheels: 35X12.50R15 BFGoodrich A/T / 15-inch American Racing Outlaw IIs
Interior: Comfortable split bench seat, mostly dirty interior
Other Parts: Warn XD9000i winch, heavy duty front bumper, full-size spare on rattling tire gate, faded and mud-worn charcoal gray paint.
Future Mods: Fuel injection, better flexing front suspension and bigger tires
Favorite Off-Road Area: Azusa Canyon mud (for now anyways)

Fit For a King
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch
Owner: Kris Shawver
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.4L V-8
Drivetrain: Stock but different gear ratio
Suspension: 9-inch suspension lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/wheels: 38-inch Toyo Open Country MT
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: K&N cold air intake
Favorite Off-Road Area: Anywhere there is mud!

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2400 E. Katella Ave, Ste. 1100
Anaheim, CA 92806

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