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Off-Road Rides - Readers' Rides - October 2010

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Jordan May | Writer
Posted October 1, 2010

Off-Road Rides

Overland Express
Vehicle: '03 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Owner: Greg Eckard
Location: Gilbert, South Carolina
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.7L V-8, custom air-intake system, Flowmaster 40 exhaust
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: Only fender and bumper trimming to clear tires
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Summit Racing rotors and performance pads
Tires/Wheels: Cragar Soft 8 wheels, 30x9.50R15 BFG AT tires
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Kevin's Off-Road light bar, rear tractor lights, V-8 emblems
Favorite Off-Road Area: Anywhere Greg can find


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4x4 Or Bust
Vehicle: '73 International Harvester Scout II
Owner: Karl Seekamp
Location: Navarre, Florida
Chassis: Stock
Engine: IH 304ci V-8
Drivetrain: Four-speed manual
Suspension: 4-inch Skyjacker Suspension
Steering: Upgraded to power steering
Brakes: Four stock drums
Tires/Wheels: 33-inch BFG M/T tires, 15x10 Nomad wheels
Interior: Front and rear bench seats
Other Parts: Headers, Smitty Built brush bar
Favorite Off-Road Area: 280,000 acres of sand, mud, and forest in the Eglin AFB range


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Let's Be Hasty
Vehicle: '79 Ford Bronco
Owner: Jason Hasty
Location: Davenport, Florida
Chassis: Stock with a ton of strengthening
Engine: 466ci V-8 with 150 NOS shot
Drivetrain: 2.5 Rockwell's, Detroit lockers, NP200 transfer case
Suspension: FRT 8-inch Super Duty leaf springs, Rancho XL9000 shocks, rear four-link with 9-inch Dodge coils
Steering: Hydraulic steering
Brakes: Pinion brakes front and rear
Tires/Wheels: 44-inch SSR Bogger tires, 15x14 steel wheels
Interior: Auto Meter gauges, Mastercraft seats, custom aluminum dash and panels
Other Parts: B&M shifter, Mallory ignition, six-point rollcage, Optima batteries
Favorite Off-Road Area: Goin' boggin' in the Florida swamps

Dust Storm
Vehicle: '08 Chevy Avalanche
Owner: Robin Braden
Location: Gaylord, Michigan
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.3L, K&N Cold Air Intake
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: 6-inch BDS Suspension
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 35-inch Cooper SST, Dick Cepek DC-1 wheels
Interior: Stock leather
Other Parts: None
Favorite Off-Road Area: Silver Lake sand dunes

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