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Off-Road Readers' Rides - July 2012

1989 4x4 Jeep Cherokee
Posted July 1, 2012

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Long-Travel Toy

Vehicle: 1984 Toyota Extra cab Pickup
Owner: Jeff Cremeans
Location: Santee, California
Chassis: Stock with full ’cage front to rear
Engine: 22RE, LC Engineering cold-air intake, Hedman Header
Drivetrain: Stock five-speed manual, 8-inch Toyota rear
Suspension: Duffco Long-Travel kit with uniball uppers, 8-inch stroke 2.5 Sway-A-Way coilovers, Duffco spindles and strut-frame, 62-inch Deavers with Total Chaos 12-inch rear shackles, 18-inch stroke 2.5 Sway-A-Way piggy-back reservoirs
Steering: Duffco heim steering
Brakes: Stock
Tires/wheels: 33x10.5R15 BF Goodrich A/Ts on 15x8-inch American Racing Teflon coated wheels
Interior: PRP seats up front and a baby Beard in the extra cab, Perry’s Fab N Fiber OEM mid size dash, Lowrance GPS, Auto Meter Phantom gauges, ICOM V-8000 Race Radio
Favorite Off-Road Area: Ocotillo Wells

Supercharged Bowtie

Vehicle: 2009 Chevy Suburban Z71
Owner: Robert Carrillo
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.3L V-8, Vortech Twin-Screw Supercharger, K&N air filter, Magnaflow Exhaust with 4-inch black exhaust tip
Drivetrain: 4L80E, NQF T-case, IFS front differential, 10-Bolt rear
Suspension: 6-inch Fabtech lift with Dirt Logic coilovers
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.5R20 Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains on 20-inch BMF SOTA wheels
Interior: DVD and Navigation system, black leather interior
Favorite Off-Road Area: Deserts around Las Vegas and Mt. Potosi Canyon

Sand Dunes XJ

Vehicle: 1989 4X4 Jeep Cherokee
Owner: Braulio “Dude” Sanchez
Location: San Luis, Arizona
Chassis: Unibody
Engine: 4.0L inline-6, K&N Cold Air Intake, Rusty’s Off Road throttle body spacer, ported and polished cylinder head
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: Rancho RS5000 shocks
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 31X12.5R15 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM2s on 15-inch alloy wheels
Interior: B&M shifter
Other Parts: Aluminum radiator, electric fans, Hannemann fiberglass front fenders and bedsides
Favorite Off-Road Area: El Golfo De Santa Clara in Sonora, Mexico, Imperial Sand Dunes, and my back yard!

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