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Off-Road Readers' Rides - July 2012

Posted in Features on 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!

Arizona Bomber

Vehicle: 1992 Toyota Pickup
Owner: Jesus Rivas
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Chassis: Reinforced frame at pitman and idler arm
Engine: 3.0L V-6 for now until it blows up (may take a minute) cold-air intake, flowmaster exhaust
Drivetrain: Five speed manual, RF1A T-case, 8-inch IFS front, 8-inch Toyota rear, 4.56 gears
Suspension: Blazeland long travel kit with T100 front CV axles, 4-inch Pro Comp drop bracket lift, Sway-A-Way 2.5 coilovers with dual rate Eibach springs, custom shock hoops and brace over engine, poly bumpstops, stock rear springs, Bilstein shocks, 2-inch block
Steering: Blazeland extended tie-rods
Brakes: Stock, not upgraded—want to go faster not slower!
Tires/Wheels: 33X12.50R15 General Grabbers Red Labels, 15x10-inch aluminum wheels Interior: Sony head unit, Rockford Fosgate subwoofer
Other Parts: Fiberglass fenders and bedsides, custom front and rear bumpers, HID headlight conversion
Favorite Off-Road Area: anywhere I can mob through the dirt!

Mega Cab Mudder

Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Megacab
Owner: Mark Watson
Location: Oceanside, California
Chassis: Stock 2500 frame
Engine: 5.7L HEMI V-8, Superchips programmer, Airaid Cold Air Intake with throttle body spacer, Banks monster exhaust system
Drivetrain: G2 4.56 gears with Mag Hytec differential covers
Suspension: 6-inch suspension lift with Bilstein shocks and 3-inch body lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: EBC Brakes
Tires/Wheels: 37X13.50R17 Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains on 17-inch Mickey Thompson Classic lock wheels
Interior: Two 10-inch subwoofers
Other Parts: KC Day Lighters, RECON cab roof lights, big rig running lights, tail lights, and tailgate light bar, ranch hand rear bumper and grill guard, Firestone Ride-Rite airbags, Kleinn’s triple horn kit with onboard air system
Favorite Off-Road Area: Anyplace with mud!

Classic K20

Vehicle: 1978 Chevy K20 Pick-Up
Owners: Beth and Bryan Powers
Location: Columbus, Indiana
Chassis: Stock 3/4-ton
Engine: 350ci V-8, long tube headers, 2.5-inch exhaust with Flowmaster 40 series mufflers, K&N Air Filter, Accel distributor and coil
Drivetrain: SM465 four-speed manual, NP205 T-case, Corporate 10-Bolt front, Corporate 14-Bolt rear, 4.10 gears
Suspension: 4-inch suspension lift, 3-inch body lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock 3/4-ton
Tires/Wheels: 36X15.50R20 Mickey Thompson MTZs on 20x10-inch Ultra Goliath wheels
Interior: Leather seats from mid 90’s Suburban
Favorite Off-Road Area: Lucky enough to have 11 acres behind our house to go wheeling on!

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