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January 2010 Off-Road Rides - Readers Rides

Posted in Features on January 1, 2010
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Notch Flexing Bronco
Vehicle: 1978 Ford Bronco
Owner: Leonel Cota, El Paso, Texas
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 460ci big block V-8
Drivetrain: C6 automatic Trans, NP205 T-case, high-pinion Dana 60 front with Detroit Locker, GM 14-bolt rear with Detroit Locker, 4.88 gears
Suspension: 8-inch custom suspension lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Disc brakes front and rear
Tires/wheels: 37x14x15 Super Swamper Iroks / 15-inch Rock Crawler rims
Interior: Full roll cage and leather seats
Other Parts: Rock proof link and rear traction bar
Favorite Off-Road Area: Anywhere there are extreme trails!

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ZJ Prepared for Anything
Vehicle: 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Owner: U.S. Army Specialist Nick Langen, Ft. Hood, Texas
Engine: 5.2L V-8, Flowmaster 40 series mufflers, Hypertech PTM, MSD coil, K&N cold air intake, electric fan conversion
Drivetrain: 46RE automatic, NP249 T-case, Dana 30 front with a custom 7-inch slip front shaft, Dana 35 Rear with Yukon shafts, Aussie Locker, 4.88 gears
Suspension: 4-inch Rough Country lift with 2-inch adjustable spacers, Rusty's Off-Road upper rebuildable rod ends, Rubicon Express 22-inch stainless brake lines front and rear, quick disconnects front, rear sway bar removed, adjustable rear track bar with drop bracket
Steering: Rusty's Off-Road steering conversion with knuckle-to-knuckle tie rod, Clayton's drop pitman arm, Rubicon Express adjustable front track bar with extreme duty bracket
Brakes: Stock
Tires/wheels: 35x12.50R15 Pro Comp Xtreme Mud Terrains / 15x8-inch Rock Krawler series 97 black wheels
Interior: Infinity 6.75-inch 3-way speakers on all four doors, Soundstream tweeters in the Dash, Jensen 7-inch touch screen DVD receiver, 700-watt mono sub amp with a single 12-inch woofer, Dynamat on all four doors and rear hatch, Husky liners, Custom white face gauges, spare rear axle shafts, full tool kit, electrical repair kit, one spare quart of every fluid, a spare serpentine belt, upper and lower hoses, power tank tire plug kit with electric compressor, jumper cables, tow strap and tie downs
Other Parts: Rusty's Off-Road Front light bar with four 130-watt lights, custom trimmed front fenders, trimmed rear bumper cover, lots of metal removed from the front end so tires can turn during full flex, spray on bedliner on the roof between rack rails, Trail Gear rock sliders, D-ring shackle receiver
Favorite Off-Road Area: Florence Junction, Payeatt Draw in Payson and Table Mesa in Arizona, as well as Hidden Falls Adventure Park and Katemcy Rocks in Texas

Old School Power Wagon
1973 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon
Owner: Don Pritchett, Spokane, WA.
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 400ci big block from passenger car
Drivetrain: 727 Torqueflite Trans, NP203 T-case, Dana 44 front, Dana 60 rear
Suspension: All stock
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/wheels: 31X10.5R16 Multi Mile Wild Country XTX / 16-inch '99 Dodge Cummins wheels
Interior: CB radio, bucket seats, CD player
Other Parts: None
Favorite Off-Road Area: N/A

Back Woods Tundra
2008 Toyota Tundra
Owner: Alex Nieto, Stockton, CA
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.7L V-8
Drivetrain: AB60E/F six-speed automatic, stock two-speed T-case, 10.5-inch automatic limited slip rear differential, 4.30 gears
Suspension: 6-inch Skyjacker lift
Steering: Stock rack-and-pinion hydraulic power steering
Brakes: Stock power-assisted 4-wheel ABS, stock 13.9-inch vented rotors in front, stock 13.6-inch vented rotors in rear
Tires/wheels: 35-inch Nitto Mud Grapplers / Eagle Alloy wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: N/A
Favorite Off-Road Area: Back woods tree trunks

Mud Slingin' Chevy
1998 Chevrolet Silverado
Owner: Jayson Firlotte, Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.7L Vortec V-8
Drivetrain: 4L60E automatic Trans
Suspension: 6-inch Pro Comp lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Power slot rotors, Hawk brake pads
Tires/wheels: 35-inch Nitto Terra Grapplers / 16-inch Dick Cepek wheels
Interior: Full Alpine system, GPS, Bluetooth, satellite radio
Other Parts: N/A
Favorite Off-Road Area: River beds or any where there is mud.

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