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Off-Road Reader’s Rides - August 2011

Posted in Features on August 1, 2011
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Off To The Races

Vehicle: ’74 Ford Bronco
Owner: Chase Grondahl
Location: Buffalo, Minnesota
Chassis: Stock
Engine: Ford 302ci V-8 small-block
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: 4-inch Trailmaster
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 36-inch SSR Swampers
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Quarter fiberglass doors, custom bumpers, soft-top
Favorite Off-Road Area: Anywhere that’s legal to run, and some other places

All Star

Vehicle: ’01 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Owner: Rodrigo Ortiz
Location: Long Beach, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 6.8L V-10
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: 8-inch Skyjacker lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 38.5x16.5 Truxus Swamper STS tires on Weld wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: AEM intake, Gibson exhaust, Hypertech programmer
Favorite Off-Road Area: Azuza Canyon, Big Bear

Team Hell Camino

Vehicle: ’66 Chevy El Camino
Owner: R. Preston
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Chassis: Body is mounted to ’77 Chevy Blazer frame, ’67 fiberglass front clip
Engine: ’69 327ci V-8 small block pushing 550 hp
Drivetrain: Detroit locker, Richmond 4.56 gears, 350 turbo trans, 4000 ATI stall converter, GM NP205 trans case, 12-Bolt rear axle
Suspension: Rear springs moved 10 inches, 6-inch Skyjacker lift, Rancho RS 5000 shocks
Steering: Custom
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 44-inch Ground Hog tires on wagon wheels
Interior: 14-point rollcage
Other Parts: Custom fiberglass hood, hot rod flames, demonic skull with vampire girl painting on hood
< Favorite Off-Road Area: Mud Boggs

Big Burly

Vehicle: ’78 Ford Bronco
Owner: Larry Carnett
Location: Jackson, Tennessee
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 351ci V-8 pushing 400 hp
Drivetrain: NP435 transmission, NP205 T-case
Suspension: 4-inch suspension lift, 3-inch body lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.50R15 BFG M/T tires, Eagle Alloy wheels
Interior: Custom headliner and seats
Other Parts: Ladder bars, Dual-friction Centerforce clutch, 12,000-pound Warn winch, Flowmaster exhaust
Favorite Off-Road Area: Chickasaw Park, Natchez Trace Park

There and Back Again

Vehicle: ’95 Chevy S-10
Owner: Richard BolBoley
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.3L V-6
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: Custom built 6-inch lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 32-inch tires on factory 15-inch wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: 4-inch square off-road lights, custom roof and light racks
Favorite Off-Road Area: Swamps of Florida

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