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Off-Road Readers' Rides - April 2011

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Tough Truck Winner
Vehicle:'03 Ford F150 XLT FX4
Owner: Rick Julie Bradley
Location: Tripoli, Iowa
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.4L Triton V-8
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: 6-inch Fabtech Kit
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 38x13.50R17 Yokohama Geolander M/T tires, Alloy wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: 3-inch body lift
Favorite Off-Road Area: All over Iowa


Black Monster
Vehicle:'01 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Owner: AJ Bernal
Location: Baja, Mexicali
Chassis: Stock with added strength
Engine: 5.3L Vortec V-8, K&N intake, Gibson headers and exhaust
Drivetrain: Shift kit, 4.56 gears, limited slip
Suspension: Jordan Race Works LT kit, King shocks
Steering: BMS tie rods
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 37x13.50R17 Toyo Open Country M/T, 17-inch Robby Gordon beadlock wheels
Interior: Momo steering wheel, quick release adapter, Art Carr shifter, Alpine DVD player
Other Parts: Shortened wheelbase to 135 inches using Bronco leaf springs and traction bars, custom fuel cell, Optima batteries, Fiberwerx fiberglass
Favorite Off-Road Area: Baja


Little Foot
Vehicle:'94 Ford Explorer Sport
Owner: Mike Alford
Location: Farmington, Missouri
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.0L V-6
Drivetrain: Dana 35 front, 8.25 Chrysler rear
Suspension: Toyota leaf springs, Rancho RS9000 shocks
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.50R15 BFG Mud King XT Radial tires
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Winch bumper, winch, KC lights, CD player, CB
Favorite Off-Road Area: Washita Off-Road Park


Vehicle:'79 Jeep CJ5
Owner: Ed Aufdenkamp
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 304 V-8
Drivetrain: single piece rear axles, 4.56 gears, welded spiders in rear
Suspension: 4-inch Pro Comp kit, 3-inch body lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 38.5-inch TSL Bogger tires, 15x10 Pro Comp wheels
Interior: Custom
Other Parts: 9500 Warn winch, custom exhaust stacks
Favorite Off-Road Area: Triple Canopy Ranch in Lake Wales, Florida


Call AAA
Vehicle:'92 GMC Sierra
Owner: Hubert Snook
Location: Harbour Breton, Newfoundland
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.7L crate engine
Drivetrain: Four-speed manual
Suspension: 6-inch Rough Country
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 36-inch TSL Boggers
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: None
Favorite off-road area: Harbour Breton bogs and mesh


Mud Wash
Vehicle:'91 Ford Bronco
Owner: Jamie Fowler
Location: Eureka, Montana
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 302ci, 5.0L Small-Block V-8 bored 0.30 over
Drivetrain: Dana 44 front, Sterling 8.8 rear
Suspension: Rough Country 6-inch lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.50R15 BFG A/T tires, 15-inch black wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Custom exhaust, Snowcat track mud flaps
Favorite Off-Road Area: Lake Koocanusa, Eureka Dune Runner Mud Bogs

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