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Off-Road Readers' Rides - September 2012

Posted in Features on September 1, 2012
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Super Slick

Vehicle: 2007 Chevy Silverado Z71
Owner: Ernest “Slick” LeBouff
Location: Silsbee, Texas
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.3L V-8, Super Chip Programmer, K&N air filter, Helix Power Tower, Magnaflow exhaust
Drivetrain: 4L60E automatic, NP246C T-case, IFS differential, AAM 10-Bolt rear, 4.56 gears
Suspension: 6-inch BDS lift kit
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 36x13.5R20 Super Swampers LTBs on 20x10 Mazzi Hulk wheels
Interior: Pioneer DVD/CD/SAT head unit, JBL amp, 12-inch Kicker Subwoofers, Bose mids and highs, LED rope lighting,
Other Parts: 3-inch body lift, Westin bull bar and nerf bars, Rhino-lined bed, back up camera, limo Tint all around
Favorite Off-Road Area: Crystal Beach, Texas

Stacked Power Stroke

Vehicle: 1997 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Owner: Justin Scak
Location: Bushnell, Florida
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke diesel, 4-inch exhaust stack
Drivetrain: 4R100, BW1356 T-case, Dana 44 HD front, Dana 70 rear, 3.55 gears soon to be 4.10 gears
Suspension: Stock
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/wheels: 265x75R16 Pro Comp All Terrain’s on factory 16-inch Alcoa forged aluminum wheels, soon to have 35x12.5R16 BF Goodrich Mud Terrains KMs
Interior: Browning camouflage seat covers
Other Parts: CB Radio with whip antenna, Blue Heeler riding in the bed named Dakota
Favorite Off-Road Area: Anywhere with mud and dirt roads

Bug Out Sandrail

Vehicle: Sand Rail built in the ‘80s
Owner: Richard Mercer
Location: Leasburg, Missouri
Chassis: Tubular frame built for trails in Missouri
Engine: ’68 VW 1500 cc single port motor
Drivetrain: ’68 VW Type 1 swing axle
Suspension: Stock VW axle beam
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock VW brakes, Bug Pack turning brakes in the rear
Tires/Wheels: 27-inch bias ply tires in front with spindle wheels, 31x10-inch All Season tires in rear
Interior: Fiberglass seats, five-point harnesses, quick release three-spoke steering wheel
Other Parts: T-Pee exhaust, 9.5 gallon Spun Aluminum gas tank, rattle can green paint, added 2-inch tree bars
Favorite Off-Road Area: Hazel Creek, Washington County, Missouri & Flat Nasty, Jadwin, Missouri


Vehicle: 1972 Chevy Blazer
Owner: Tim Maxwell
Location: Bowman, Georgia
Chassis: Stock
Engine: Original 350ci V-8 with headers
Drivetrain: TH350 automatic, NP203 T-case, Dana 44 front with Detroit Locker, 10-bolt rear with Detroit Locker, 4.88 gears, Tom Woods front driveshaft, Brut Force U-joints
Suspension: 6-inch Skyjacker suspension lift, 3-inch body lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 38.5-inch Gumbo Mudders on 15x8-inch steel wheels
Interior: Grey bucket seats, Sony head unit, two 5-inch speakers, two 10-inch subwoofers in boxes behind seat with Pioneer amp
Other Parts: Mile Marker locking hubs, ’72 Chevy Pick Up cab roof welded onto Blazer tub, spray in bed liner
Favorite Off-Road Area: Arnie’s Off Road Park

Half Million Mile Land Cruiser

Vehicle: 1972 Toyota FJ 55 Land Cruiser Wagon
Owners: Forrest McClurg
Location: Bristol, Tennessee
Chassis: Stock with over 500,000 miles, over 50,000 off road miles
Engine: 4.2L 2F inline-6, two cold-air intakes and one heated intake system
Drivetrain: Upgraded five-speed manual, factory gear driven T-case, 8-inch Toyota solid front axle, 8-inch Toyota solid rear axle
Suspension: Stock
Steering: Stock manual steering
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: Stock sized tires on 15-inch Aluminum Turbine wheels
Interior: All original
Favorite Off-Road Area: High Sierras in Northern California

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