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Off-Road Readers' Rides - May 2012

2000 Dodge Dakota Slt Wooded Area
Agustin Jimenez
| Staff Editor
Posted May 1, 2012

Off-Road Rides

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Blue Oval Giant

Vehicle: 2011 Ford F-350 FX4 Super Duty
Owner: Tom Cusano
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel
Drivetrain: 6R140 TorqShift six-speed automatic, Sterling 10.5 rear end
Suspension: 6-Inch BDS four-link suspension lift in front, BDS Springs in the rear
Steering: BDS dual steering stabalizer
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 37-Inch Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains on 20-Inch American Racing XD chrome Diesel wheels
Interior: Lariat black on black leather interior with black carpeting
Other parts: Warn 15,000-pound winch, front and rear Fab Fours pre runner bumpers coated with Linex, Bushwacker pocket style fenders flares, AMP powersteps, Recon smoked tail lights and clearance lights, Nathan Air chime Locomotive horns, Power Tank CO2 system installed in the bed
Favorite off-road area: Muddy trails near Butler county

Jeeper’s Creepers

Vehicle: 1957 Willys Wagon
Owner: Michael D. Sabin
Location: Tonopah, Arizona
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 302ci Ford V-8 with 0.30 over Keith Black pistons, Comp Cams Extreme 4x4 cam with 262 duration and 0.512 valve lift, Weiand Stealth intake, Holley 670 CFM Truck Avenger Carburetor
Drivetrain: C6 automatic, Dana 20 T-case, Dana 44 front, 9-Inch rear with limited slip and 31-spline six-Hole Chevy axles, 4.56 gears
Suspension: Spring-over axle lift
Steering: Power steering conversion
Brakes: Front disc brakes and rear drums
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.5R15 Remington Mud Brute tires on 15-Inch white steel wheels
Interior: Four messy bucket seats
Other Parts: KC Daylighter lights, original clearance lights
Favorite off-road area: Hassayampa River, Arizona Crown King Trail, Arizona

High-Output Explorer

Vehicle: 1999 Ford Explorer Sport
Owner: Simon Longworth
Location: Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 2000 Explorer 5.0L V-8
Drivetrain: 2000 Explorer 4R70W automatic, AWD T-case, IFS, 8.8-Inch rear, 3.55 gears
Suspension: Pro Comp front shocks, four-door leaf springs in rear with Warrior WAR 153 shackles
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 285/75/16 Federal Couragia M/T on 16-Inch Explorer Sport wheels
Interior: Full 2000 Explorer Limited wiring, dash, steering wheel, heated leather, climate control, message center
Other Parts: CCFL projector halo headlights, tinted rear lights, 3-Inch body lift, Sony XAV-7W flip out with XM module, MTX 10-Inch sub, Smittybilt nerf bars, bull bar, two 5-Inch off road spot lights
Favorite Off-Road Area: Argo Bush, Saskatchewan

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