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Off-Road Readers' Rides - February 2011

Posted in Features on February 1, 2011
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All Go No Show
Vehicle: '98 Dodge Ram 1500
Owner: Dean Swensen
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 318ci V-8, throttle body spacer, AFE intake, Superchips programmer, c Magnaflow 3-inch exhaust, Permacool fans
Drivetrain: NV3500 five-speed tranny, NP231HD T-case, Dana 44 frot, 9.25 rear axle
Suspension: 3-inch spacer in front, Edelbrock shocks
Steering: Stock
Brakes: '98 Ram 2500 pads and calipers
Tires/Wheels: Nitto Terra Grappler tires, stock wheels
Interior: Infinity stereo
Other Parts: Custom front bumper
Favorite Off-Road Area: Any trail I can fit my truck on.

Clean And Mean
Vehicle: '88 Chevy K5 Blazer
Owner: Corey Oglesby
Location: Cooper, Texas
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 350ci V-8 with fuel injection
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: Monroe shocks
Steering: Stock
Brakes: All new stock components
Tires/Wheels: 31x10.50R15 Goodyear Wrangler tires
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Custom dual exhaust
Favorite Off-Road Area: Haven't been off road much, although reading your magazine has given us some helpful guidance. We will be adding a 6-inch lift and larger tires soon, so we can hit the dirt in style.

General Who
Vehicle: Jeep Wagoneer/ Jeep J10
Owner: Mike Bocker
Location: Tawas, Michigan
Chassis: OE Wagoneer chopped and cut
Engine: 454ci V-8, bored 0.30 over, 10:1 pistons, Dominator 1050 carb, 650 horsepower
Drivetrain: '79 GMC, 2.5-ton Rockwell axles, custom driveshafts
Suspension: 1-ton leaf springs, heavy-duty shocks, custom bump stops
Steering: Hydraulic Grizzly steering system
Brakes: Single four-piston brake system on rear axle
Tres/Wheels: 44-inch STL Super Swamper Bogger tires, MRW Rockwell wheels
Interior: Two seats and if all goes as planned lots of water and mud
Other Parts: This truck runs on all battery powered equipment. Electric fans, water pump, fuel pump and hydraulic steering pump. No fan belts or alternator needed, just robs power.
Favorite Off-Road Area: Northern Michigan and anywhere I can find mud.

Vehicle: '06 Nissan Titan Crew Cab 4x4
Owner: Shawn Robertson
Location: Cottage Grove, Oregon
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.6L, NISMO air intake, Magnaflow exhaust
Drivetrain: Stock front, ARB air locker rear
Suspension: 2-inch leveling kit
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 285/70R17 BFG Mud Terrain KM2, Incubus chrome wheels
Interior: Pioneer head unit, Kicker subs, JL Audio door speakers, Dynamat all around
Other Parts: ARB winch bumper, 10,000-pound Smittybuilt winch, PIAA Pro 80xt fog lamps, Warn 3-inch fog lamps, Optima Red Top battery
Favorite Off-Road Area: Oregon Dunes

Vehicle: '04 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Owner: John and Ruth Sherman
Location: Dunnellon, Florida
Chassis: Stock
Engine: V10, AEM Cold Air Induction
Drivetrain: 4.56 gears
Suspension: 11.5-inch Pro Comp lift, ladder bars, Pro Comp shocks
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Drilled and slotted rotors
Tires/Wheels: 41-inch Swamper Irok tires, Pro Comp wheels
Interior: Custom seats and headliner by CKC in Ocala, Florida, one of a kind rebel flag tear in headliner
Other Parts: Reflections functional twin hood scoop, Reflections grille, KC lights, Pioneer NAV, JBL audio
Favorite Off-Road Area: Horse Hole Creek, Florida

Vehicle: '07 Toyota Tundra
Owner: Cris Payne
Location: Bakersfield, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.7L V-8
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: Procomp Stage 2
Steering: Stock
Brakes: TRD big brakes
Tires/Wheels: 35x13.50R20 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires, 20-inch RBP 94R wheels
Interior: 20-inch TV, Xbox 360, backup camera
Other Parts: RBP black Rx grille, SMP Fabworks roof rack, Procomp 9-inch HID lights, Road Armor bumpers, Bushwacker flares, Rhino Lining
Favorite Off-Road Area: Pismo Beach

No Excuses
Vehicle: '07 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Owner: Alex Bee
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.0L 1GF-RE, XDI intake, JBA headers, SPE throttle body spacer, AFE exhaust
Drivetrain: Spec stage II clutch
Suspension: King coilovers front, ICON 2-inch lift rear springs
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 32-inch Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires, Axis Regulator wheels
Interior: Sparco Corsa seats, Springtail Solutions pet barrier, Scan Gauge II, Cobra CB Radio
Other Parts: KC HiLites lights, Spidertrax wheel spacers, Bandi CB mount, Lower link skids, Intense Fabrication front bumper, custom skid plate, URD MAF recalibrator
Favorite Off-Road Area: Peacock Flats and Waikane

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