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Off-Road Rides - Readers' Rides - April 2010

Posted in Features on April 1, 2010
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Corporate Cruiser
Vehicle:
'90 chevy c1500
Owner: Nic Bayes
Location: phelan, california
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.7L V-8 350ci, intake, headers, Super 44 Flowmaster exhaust
Drivetrain: 700R4 tranny, Powertrax rear locker, 4.56 gears
Suspension: King shocks, CST long-travel kit, Deaver springs
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: Champion beadlock wheels, Pro Comp M/T tires
Interior: Artcarr shifter, full rollcage, PRP seats, Autometer shift light
Other Parts: Jaz fuel cell, Glassworks Unlimited fiberglass, KC lights
Favorite Off-Road Area: Baja, Barstow, and Ludlow

Looking For More
Vehicle:
'04 dodge dakota slt
Owner: Bob Reed
Location: Highland, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.7L V-8, Bosch spark plugs, K&N air filter
Drivetrain: Limited slip in the rear
Suspension: Stock for now
Steering: Stock with added unit cooler
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: Stock 16-inch wheels, BFG AT KO 265/70R16 tires
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: KC lights, Outland Sport grill guard, Back Country side step rails, A.R.E. Camper Shell with Bed Rug
Favorite Off-Road Area: Plumas National Forest, Strawberry Valley, La Porte, California

Big Man on Campus
Vehicle:
'93 Dodge Ram
Owner: Joe Hillard
Location: Springfield, Ohio
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
Drivetrain: Five-speed with Southbend Clutch
Suspension: 6-inch Skyjacker Suspension
Steering: Stock with dual stabilizers
BRAKES: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 35-inch Super Swamper tires, 16.5-inch Eagle Alloy 589 wheels
Interior: Boost and Pyro gauges
Other Parts: Recently installed ladder bars, 5-inch exhaust into a massive 7-inch exhaust tip
Favorite Off-Road Area: Local hills and mud pits

Nothing Stops Me
Vehicle:
'05 Jeep Wrangler
Owner: Lucas Goupil
Location: Fort Bliss, Texas
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 2.4L inline four-cylinder
Drivetrain: Six-speed manual transmission
Suspension: Rough Country 4-inch kit
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: Ion Classic wheels, Runway Enduro 33-inch tires
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: throttle body spacer
Favorite Off-Road Area: Anywhere and everywhere my Jeep takes me

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Sparky
Vehicle:
'97 Jeep Wrangler TJ
Owner: David Brown
Location: Southern California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 2.4L inline four cylinder, Airaid intake, TFX cat-back exhaust
Drivetrain: Five-speed manual transmission, Dana 30 front axle, Dana 35 rear axle, 4.88 gears
Suspension: Teraflex 3-inch lift, Bilstein 5100 shocks, manual sway bar disconnects
Steering: Stock with Rancho RS5000 steering stabilizer
BRAKES: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 33-inch Pro Comp M/T tires, 15x8 American Racing 767 wheels
Interior: Alpine audio, Lev-O-Gauge
Other Parts: Rubicon Express adjustable front track bar, Warn rock crawler bumpers, Warn steering box skid plate, Rugged Ridge heavy-duty spare tire carrier, Bestop safari top
Favorite Off-Road Area: Anza Borrego Desert State Park

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