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Off-Road Readers' Rides - March 2011

Posted in Features on March 1, 2011
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Blast Off
Vehicle: '97 Chevrolet Blazer
Owner: Matt Eigenhauser
Location: Xavier, Indiana
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.3L
Drivetrain: GM 4.11 gears, Richmond locker, 4L60E shift kit, TCI 4th servos
Suspension: BDS 5-inch kit, Rough Country 2-inch keys and shackles, Rough Country 2-inch body lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Cross-drilled and slotted rotors
Tires/Wheels: 33-inch Mickey Thompson Baja Claw, 16-inch Pro Comp wheels
Interior: Auto Meter gauges, Kenwood audio
Other Parts: Spare tire swing-out arm, bedliner on roof. MSD ignition, KC lights
Favorite Off-Road Area: The Cliffs and Badlands

The New Kid
Vehicle: '07 Dodge Ram Mega Cab 4x4
Owner: Jeremy Harrowby
Location: Ladera Ranch, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.7L V-8, Diablo Sport Tuner, True Flow XDI intake
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: Leveling kit with dual Bilstein shocks
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: BFG ATKO tires, stock wheels
Interior: Baby and booster seats for the kids
Other Parts: Alpine audio, HID head lamp kit
Favorite Off-Road Area: Ocotillo Wells, Lucerne Valley, Mexico

Killer K5
Vehicle: '87 K5 Blazer
Owner: Matt Black
Location: Kamas, Utah
Chassis: Stock
Engine: Stock, TBI 350, K&N intake
Drivetrain: Worked over 700R4, two-speed 4.3:1 Atlas, front locked Dana 60, rear spooled 14-Bolt, 4.10 gears
Suspension: 6-inch Tough Country
Steering: Crossover, 1.5-inch DOM tube tie rod, 1-ton ends
Brakes: Stock 1-ton disc
Tires/Wheels: 37-inch Goodyear M/T-R tires, 15x8-inch Pro Comp wheels
Interior: Stock, rollcage coming soon
Other Parts: Custom bumpers, Mile Marker 12,000-pound winch, '90 Suburban front clip, $20 rattle can paint job
Favorite Off-Road Area: Utah

High Flying
Vehicle: '93 Ford Ranger
Owner: Jeremy Harrowby
Location: Ladera Ranch, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.0L, port and polished
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: Custom bent and extended I-beams, KING shocks, three-link rear
Steering: Custom extended
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 33-inch Nitto Terra Grapplers, American Racing wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Built by Wicked Creations
Favorite Off-Road Area: Ocotillo Wells, Lucerne Valley, Mexico

Future Racer
Vehicle: '05 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner
Owner: Isaac Silva
Location: Barstow, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.0L V-6
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: Camburg upper control arms, Bilstein shocks, OME 3-inch lift coils
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Ceramic brake pads
Tires/Wheels: 32-inch Hankook Dynapro M/T tires, Procomp wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: AFE cold air intake, Flowmaster exhaust, HID conversion kit, Optima Red Top battery
Favorite Off-Road Area: Barstow, California

Move Over
Vehicle: '87 GMC
Owner: Josh and Tammy Brickley
Location: South Webster, Ohio
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 383 V-8, roller cam, aluminum heads, 750 Demon carb, MSD
Drivetrain: 350 Turbo with shift kit, 10-inch 3500 stall converter, 10-Bolt front, 14-Bolt rear
Suspension: Custom 6-inch suspension lift
Steering: Custom with steering quickener 2:1
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 44-inch TSL Boggers
Interior: Race seats with belts, B&M shifter
Other Parts: Aluminum radiator, fuel cell, fender exit headers
Favorite Off-Road Area: Any mud pit where we can, "Dump It and Let'r' Eat".

A Look Back
Vehicle: '84 Toyota Pickup
Owner: Travis Asch
Location: Riverside, California
Chassis: Caged front to back with 1.75-inch DOM, SCORE legal
Engine: 22R, 32/36 Weber carb, Doug Thorley headers, Flowmaster exhaust
Drivetrain: Five-speed, Ford 9-Inch rear, fully trussed, 4.88 gears, spool
Suspension: Custom front suspension 6-inches over stock, Sway-A-Way shocks, Bilstein bumps, aluminum hubs, long-travel rear leaf springs
Steering: Custom
Brakes: Disc brakes all around
Tires/Wheels: 33x10.50 BFG M/T tires
Interior: Full rollcage, Auto Meter gauges, MOMO steering wheel, Fire suppression system, Kenwood race radio
Other Parts: Hella 4000 lights, Beard window nets, Kartek seats, 22-gallon Jaz fuel cell, 5/8 studs
Favorite Off-Road Area: Tearing it up across any racecourse I can find

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