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Off-Road Readers' Rides - February 2011

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Jordan May | Writer
Posted February 1, 2011

Off-Road Rides

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.

Import-Ant
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

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