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February 2010 Off-Road Rides

Posted in Features on February 1, 2010
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PreRunnin' Explorer
Vehicle: 1993/2000 Ford Explorer XLT
Owner: Currently unknown (built by Charles Johnson in Prescott, AZ)
Chassis: Ford
Engine: 4.0L OHV V-6 Bored 0.040 over, polished crank, balanced rotating assembly, hypereutectic pistons, stage 3 ported and polished 10:1 98TM heads, Backcut stainless valves, dual valve springs with Crane retainers, Comp Cams 422 camshaft, BBK ceramic coated headers, BBK 66mm throttle body, Taylor Wires, 24-pound Ford Motorsport fuel injectors, Zirgo electric fan, Pro-M 75mm MAF, Flowmaster exhaust, custom Y-pipe
Drivetrain: Five-speed manual tranny, 8.8-inch rear, 31-spline axles, 4.10 gears
Suspension: Camburg 5.5-inch kit, coil buckets, shock mounts, Sway-A-Way 2.5 diameter 8-inch external reservoir shocks, Eibach coil springs, Camburg extended radius arms and alignment cams, stainless extended brake lines, bent I-beams by Dave's Frame & Alignment in Huntington Beach, California, Deaver custom explorer race pack, 2.5 Sway-A-Way 18-inch external reservoir shocks
Steering: Rancho Steering stabilizer
Brakes: Rear disc brakes
Tires/wheels: 33x12.5R15 BF Goodrich Mud Terrains / 15x8-inch Eagle alloys 589
Interior: Custom aluminum dash and center console, Autometer gauges, two auxiliary power ports, two cup holders, four Recaro seats, Crow Enterprises harnesses, Full eight-point roll cage integrated with the rear shock mounts by SS Fabrication, 2.5-pound ABC fire extinguisher, Pioneer Premier head unit, Pioneer Premier 6x9 speakers in all four doors, 12-inch sub powered by a Rockford Fosgate Amp, XM radio reciever hidden behind the dash, Kartek rear view mirror
Other parts: Perry's Fab N Fiber full body fiberglass conversion to 2000 body style, front and rear prerunner bumpers by SS Fabrication of Prescott Valley, AZ, three 8-inch Pro Comp 130W lights mounted on tube bumper, integrated hitch behind the hinged license plate.
Favorite Off-Road Area: Deserts of the Southwest.

Deep Water Tacoma
Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 TRD
Owner: Mike Lento
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 3.4l V-6
Drivetrain: Auto Trans
Suspension: Stock
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 32-Inch Bfg Atko On Stock Wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Factory Rear Lockers, Garmin Gps
Favorite Off-Road Area: Cochran Coke Ovens Trail Near Florence, Arizona

Kickin' It Old School
Vehicle: 1942 Ford Gpw
Owner: Alan Christenson
Location: Chino Valley, Arizona
Chassis: Stock
Engine: Stock Four-Cylinder Rebuilt
Drivetrain: Stock Rebuilt
Suspension: Stock
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock Rebuilt
Tires/Wheels: 700-15-Lt Power King
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Restoring It To Stock In World War Ii Condition
Favorite Off-Road Area: N/A

Moab Mobbin'
Vehicle: 1981 Chevrolet Blazer
Owner: Edward Wing
Location: Towaoc, Colorado
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 350ci V-8, Edelbrock Intake, Flowmaster Mufflers
Drivetrain: Sm465, Np205, Dana 60 Front, 14-Bolt Rear With Detroit Locker, 4.56 Gears
Suspension: Six-Inch Bds Front Springs, Shackle Flip, Add-A-Leaf, Bds Shocks
Steering: Crossover Steering
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 38.5-Inch Swampers, 15x8 Steel Wheels
Interior: American Racing Seats, Custom Rollcage
Favorite Off-Road Area: Moab, Utah

The Judge
Vehicle: 1995 Ford Bronco
Owner: Juan C. Meza And Juan Jose Meza
Location: Pecos, Texas
Chassis: Stock With Boxed-In Center Section
Engine: 351w V-8, Edelbrock Heads, Flowtech Headers
Drivetrain: C6 Tranny, Np205 Transfer Case
Suspension: Six-Inch Pro Comp Lift
Steering: Ford F-250 Steering Links
Brakes: Ebc Sport Rotors And Pads
Tires/Wheels: 33-Inch Pro Comp Tires On 15x10 Pro Comp Wheels
Interior: B&M Mega-Shifter
Other Parts: Sony Cd Player, Jl Audio Amps, Cerwin Vega Speakers, Dvd Player
Favorite Off-Road Area: Socorro Activity Complex In El Paso, Texas

White Knight
Vehicle: 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Owner: Dave Lethaus
Location: Sonoma, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.3l Vortec
Drivetrain: Stock With Detroit Locker In Rear
Suspension: Rancho Quick Lift Kit
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 285/70r17 Cooper Sst Tires, 17-Inch Gmc Z71 Alloy Wheels
Interior: Stock With Fire Extinguisher
Other Parts: Airaid Intake, Custom Front Bumper, Magnaflow Exhaust, Toolbox
Favorite Off-Road Area: Local Mountains And Foothills

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

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