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Off-Road Readers' Rides - June 2011

Posted in Features on June 1, 2011
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State Trooper
Vehicle: ’95 Isuzu Trooper Limited
Owner: Devin Smith
Location: Harrisburg, Oregon
Chassis: Stock
Engine: DOHC 3.2L V-6
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: Stock
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Disc brakes at all corners
Tires/Wheels: 30-inch Toyo M/T tires on 16-inch aluminum wheels
Interior: Heated leather seats
Other Parts: Glasspack exhaust, custom bumpers
Favorite Off-Road Area: Harrisburg and surrounding areas

Snow Stomper
Vehicle: ’99 Ford Ranger
Owner: Justin Henson
Location: Cassville, Missouri
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 3.0L V-6
Drivetrain: Dana 35 front with manual locking hubs, Ford 8.8 rear with Power Trac no-slip differential
Suspension: Monroe Reflex shocks, 2-inch body lift, 2-inch lift blocks
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 32x11.50R15 BFG A/T tires on Dick Cepek wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Electric fan, traction bars, roll-bar
Favorite Off-Road Area: Anywhere he can get his truck in Southwest Missouri

Backcountry Explorer
Vehicle: ’05 Toyota Tacoma
Owner: Troy Brown
Location: Waldron, Arkansas
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 2.7L, cold-air intake
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: 3-inch lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 265/75R16 Yokohama Geolander A/T tires on Helo Maxx 6 wheels
Interior: Stripped out and ready for rollcage
Other Parts: Cherry Bomb turbo exhaust
Favorite Off-Road Area: Superlift ORV Park

Help is on the Way
Vehicle: ’85 Ford Ranger
Owner: Tyler Norman Thung
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Chassis: Stock
Engine: ’96 Ford 4.0L V-6
Drivetrain: New trans with shift kit, 4.88 gears
Suspension: Custom Skyjacker 6-inch with 3-inch body lift, cut-out flares
Steering: Custom
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 36-inch Iroc Swampers
Interior: Custom diamond plating, lime green seats
Other Parts: Future mods include supercharger, snorkel, high-point steering and SAS
Favorite Off-Road Area: Wairparous, McLean Creek

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