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Off-Road Rides - Readers' Rides - July 2010

Posted in Features on July 1, 2010
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Catch Me If You Can
Vehicle: '95 Chevy Suburban
Owner: Jesse James Moore
Location: Becker, Minnesota
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 325 hp, 350 TBI spacer, K&N Intake
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: 3-inch body lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Disc
Tires/Wheels: 285/75R16 BFG ATKO tires
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Optima battery, solar panel power setup, Winch, roof rack, Hi-Lift, full camo vehicle wrap
Favorite Off-Road Area: Mud Fest in Hillman, Minnesota

Greek Samurai
Vehicle: Suzuki Samurai
Owner: Chris Efthimiou
Location: Greece
Chassis: Stock with a bunch of various strengthening fabrication
Engine: Stock 1.6L Suzuki
Drivetrain: 4.88 gears, Lock Right lockers, Richmond driveshafts
Suspension: Custom setup with Mitsubishi shocks relocated for more length
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: Green Way tractor tires on aluminum wheels
Interior: Bucket seats
Other Parts: Warn winch
Favorite Off-Road Area: Expedition competitions in Greece and surrounding areas

Ivan Who
Vehicle: '85 Toyota Pickup
Owner: Chris W.
Location: St. Tammany, Louisiana
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 22R bored 0.30 over, mild cam, header, 350 Holly carb
Drivetrain: Five-speed transfer case, 5.29 gears, Trail Gear twin sticks, spool
Suspension: 5-inch suspension, Teraflex shackles
Steering: '86 Toyota steering pump, hydro assist
Brakes: stock
Tires/Wheels: 35-inch TSL Bogger tires
Interior: stock
Other Parts: Retro paint scheme, Warn winch, custom bumpers and sliders
Favorite Off-Road Area: Farm lands around my hometown

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Get Some
Vehicle: '66 VW Baja Bug
Owner: 16-year-old Sam Jacques
Location: Marquette, Missouri
Chassis: Stock VW pan, with new floor pans
Engine: "Warmed over" 1600cc with a Holley 2bbl carb, Tri-Mill exhaust, Uni air filter
Drivetrain: Stock VW swing axle transaxle
Suspension: 1/4-inch cut and turned ball joint beam, turned torsions in rear, Empi coilovers
Steering: Stock with oversized tie-rods and Grant steering wheel
Brakes: Front block off, stock drums
Tires/Wheels: 15-inch Lackman rims, 31-inch Wild Country rear tires, 28-inch General tires in front
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Rear engine cage, custom light mounts, fiberglass, aluminum firewall
Favorite off-road Area: Big Bay, Sands Plains, Watson, Missouri, mud drags, and my neighborhood's streets late at night

Go Anywhere
Vehicle: '92 Toyota Pickup
Owner: Alex McDaniel
Location: Grover, North Carolina
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 3.0L V-6 Toyota
Drivetrain: Five-speed manual transmission with 4.56 gears
Suspension: 4-inch Superlift suspension
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 36-inch Super Swamper TSL Radials, 15x10 Pro Comp 1079s
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Flowmaster Exhaust
Favorite Off-Road Area: Uwharrie National Forrest

Big Mean
Vehicle: '00 Chevy S-10
Owner: Christopher Kintz
Location: Concord, North Carolina
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.3L V6, K&N, Flowmaster
Drivetrain: Stock auto trans, GM 10-Bolt rear, Dana 30 high-pinion front, Yukon 4.56 gears
Suspension: Long-arm front with stacked coilovers, Z-R2 rear leaf springs, 3-inch block
Steering: custom 2-inch DOM tube setup with Ruff Stuff rod ends
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 17x10 Incubus Off-Road wheels, 37-inch Nitto Mud Grapplers
Interior: Hi-Lift jack, CB
Other Parts: YJ front and rear bumpers, KC lights, Warn winch, 4x4 Posi-locker, rocker guards, Fold-A-Cover
Favorite Off-Road Area: Pismo Dunes

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