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Off-Road Readers' Rides - January 2011

Posted in Features on January 1, 2011
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I Got This
Vehicle: '85 Ford F250 4x4
Owner: Dustin Edmiston
Location: Elk, Washington
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 460ci V-8
Drivetrain: Dana 50 solid axle in front, Dana 60 in rear, three-speed auto trans, 4.10 gears
Suspension: Ford Highboy springs, shackle flip
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 37x12.50R16.5 Goodyear Military AT, 16.5x10 steel wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Dual exhaust system, Edelbrock intake
Favorite Off-Road Area: Local mountains and trails

Overseas Prerunner
Vehicle: '90 Chevy C1500
Owner: Atsuro "A-2" Asada
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 454ci V-8
Drivetrain: Three-speed auto trans
Suspension: Fabtech long-travel kit
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 285/75R16 BFGoodrich ATKO, 16x8 Baja wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Fiberglass front fenders and hood
Favorite Off-Road Area: Chibaja, Japan

Rock Crusher
Vehicle: '08 Jeep Wrangler X Unlimited
Owner: Michael Guttenberg
Location: Denver, Colorado
Chassis: Stock
Engine: V-6
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: 4-inch Teraflex
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 35-inch BFG M/T, 16-inch American Racing wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Rugged Ridge Hi-Lift
Favorite Off-Road Area: Red Cone, Mt. Baldy, Slaughterhouse, Georgia Pass

Beach Patrol
Vehicle: '92 Toyota Pickup
Owner: Brandon Howard
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 3.0L V-6 3VZE
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: 2-inch lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 31-inch tires, 18-inch aluminum wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Rebuilt engine and transmission, Flowmaster 40 exhaust, CB radio
Favorite Off-Road Area: Brownsville, Oregon

Jungle Prerunner
Vehicle: '95 Chevy S-10
Owner: Joe DiMaggio
Location: Gillett, Wisconsin
Chassis: Stock, added bed cage and engine cage
Engine: 2.2L with Turbo, Magnaflow exhaust
Drivetrain: Five-speed manual, 4.56 gears
Suspension: F.O.A. coilovers, custom arms, Deaver springs, F.O.A. shocks, custom shackles
Steering: Stock with added Heim joints
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 32-inch Pro Comp A/T tires, 15x8 Pro Comp steel wheels
Interior: EMPI bucket seats, five-point belts
Other Parts: Fiberglass hood, fenders and bedsides
Favorite Off-Road Area: "Anywhere I can go fast and get big air."

Stop, Hammer Time
Vehicle: '86 Ford Bronco II
Owner: Shay Stepp
Location: Barstow, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: '91 Ford Explorer 4.0-liter V-6
Drivetrain: Dana 44 front, 8.8 rear, both locked with 4.88 gears. A4LD trans with BW1350 T-case and doubler
Suspension: 5.5 Early Bronco springs in front, Skyjacker leaf springs in rear, Fox shocks
Steering: Hydro-assist
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 35-inch Goodyear MT/R tires, Rock Crawler wheels with Crawl Fab beadlocks
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Warn winch, Optima batteries, home made rock sliders, bumpers and armor Favorite Off-Road Area: Johnson Valley Hammers, Calico, Big Bear, Rubicon, Dusey

The Big 10
Vehicle: '90 Chevy S-10
Owner: Bob Francis
Location: Gowen, Michigan
Chassis: Shortened 1-ton Chevy truck
Engine: 454ci V-8, bored 0.30 over, 750 Proform carb
Drivetrain: Dana 70 front, 14-Bolt rear
Suspension: 12-inch lift springs
Steering: Hydro-assist
Brakes: disc brakes front and rear
Tires/wheels: 44-inch Boggers with bead locks
Interior: Custom dash, Pro Comp gauges
Other Parts: Optima batteries, BM gate shifter
Favorite Off-Road Area: Fharm's Mud Bogg

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