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March 2010 Off-Road Rides - Readers Rides

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Big Black
Vehicle: '99 Jeep Wrangler TJ
Owner: Mitchell Gordy
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.0L, Poweraid throttle body spacer, K&N cold air intake, Jet stage 2 computer module
Drivetrain: Stock five-speed transmission, Dynatrac ProRock 60 front axle, Dynatrac Trail Series 60 rear axle, 5.13 gearing, ARB air lockers
Suspension: 7-inch Rock Krawler X-Factor lift with 7-inch rear stretch, Radflo coilovers
Steering: Rock Krawler steering linkage
Brakes: Dynatrac disc brakes front and rear
Tires/Wheels: 39.5x13.50R17 Super Swamper IROK tires, 17x9 Rock Crawler steel wheels
Interior: custom seat covers, Sony CD player, Pioneer speakers
Other Parts: Poison Spyder tube fenders, PSC rocker knocker guards, PSC rear stinger tire carrier, Gen-Right reverse lights, PIAA fog lights, Warn 9.5 winch
Favorite Off-Road Area: Uwharrie National Forest


Over Land and Sea
'96 Land Rover Discovery
Owner: Charles Bell
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.0L V-8
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: D.A.P. Enterprises 2-inch spring kit
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Bear Brakes
Tires/Wheels: 265/85R16 Kumho Venture MT tires
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Off-road lights and front bumper
Favorite Off-Road Area: Mud trails near the Grand Canyon


Go Anywhere
'96 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Owner: John Moon
Location: Portland, Oregon
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.0L
Drivetrain: 42RE five-speed automatic transmission, NP242 transfer case, Dana 30 front, Dana 44 rear, 3.73 gearing
Suspension: 3-inch Rusty's Off-Road coils, Black Diamond shocks, IRO track bar front and rear, RRO lower control arms
Steering: Rusty's Off-Road SS
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 32x11.5R15 Maxxis Bighorn tires, 15x8 black Allied wheels
Interior: Alpine audio system, CB radio
Other Parts: RE sway bar links, custom rocker guards, Hella lights, roof rack
Favorite Off-Road Area: Browns Camp, Oregon


Northeast Cruiser
'73 Toyota FJ-55 Land Cruiser
Owner: Jeffery Dozier
Location: Maine
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 3.8L V-6
Drivetrain: SM-465 transmission
Suspension: Spring over axle conversion, Rancho 9000X shocks
Steering: Marlin Crawler hi-steer
Brakes: Wilwood
Tires/Wheels: 36-inch Super Swamper SX tires, Weld wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Warn 8274 winch
Favorite Off-Road Area: Northeast trail systems


Hunter and Gatherer
'05 Ford Super Duty
Owner: Rob Hopfensperger
Location: Wisconsin
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 6.0L V-8, K&N intake, Magnaflow exhaust
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: 4-inch Tuff Country kit
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 35-inch BFGoodrich M/T
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Uhaul is extra
Favorite Off-Road Area: Rob and his daily driven Ford trail all over the country on hunting trips. This photo was snapped during a recent trip to Colorado.


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