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Off-Road Readers' Rides - July 2011

Posted in Features on July 1, 2011
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In Memory of Ron Howell Jr.
Vehicle: ’74 Chevy Nova Off-Road Edition
Owner: Lonnie Howell
Location: Bernard, Iowa
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 350ci V-8
Drivetrain: Four-speed manual
Suspension: 4-inch lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 33x12.50 tires on MT wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: In memory of her brother Ron
Favorite Off-Road Area: Anywhere around Iowa

Take No Prisoners
Vehicle: ’03 Toyota Tundra
Owner: Steve Willin
Location: Corona, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.7L V-8 with TRD supercharger
Drivetrain: 4.56 gears, limited-slip differential
Suspension: Total Chaos long-travel, King shocks, Deaver springs
Steering: Total Chaos chromoly tie rods
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 285/75R16 BFG ATKO tires, Pro Comp ATX wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Custom rear bed cage, Glassworks fiberglass
Favorite Off-Road Area: Glamis, Barstow

Am I Stuck Yet?
Vehicle: ’86 Isuzu Trooper
Owner: Evan Gustafson
Location: Jacksonville, North Carolina
Chassis: Stock
Engine: Stock four-banger
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: Stock
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 15-inch Bullet Hole wheels on an assortment of all terrain tires
Interior: Aluminum dash, Honda Accord seats
Other Parts: Custom exhaust pipes, customer rear bumper
Favorite Off-Road Area: Mud

No Joke
Vehicle: ’09 Yamaha Rhino
Owner: Josh
Location: Nowhere near pavement
Chassis: 1.75-inch DOM cage
Engine: 800cc motor
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: 6-inch over stock SoCal UTV Long-travel kit, Walker Evans shocks
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: Maxxis tires on OMF bead lock wheels
Interior: Beard seats, Crow belts
Other Parts: Grant steering wheel
Favorite Off-Road Area: The desert

Mud duster
Vehicle: ’94 Dodge Ram 1500
Owner: Kyle Halderman
Location: Wawaka, Indiana
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 318ci V-8, redneck Ram air, big ‘ole wires, Flowmaster exhaust
Drivetrain: Rebuilt Chrysler 9.25, 3.55 gears, NP231, Dana 44 front
Suspension: 3-inch suspension, HD Skyjacker shocks
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 33x12.50R15 Mastercraft M/T tires, American Racing wheels
Interior: Camo seat covers and steering-wheel cover
Other Parts: Red differential covers, black painted frame, CB radio
Favorite Off-Road Area: “Nailin’ them mud holes and swamps with the besties,” Kyle says.

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