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Off-Road Readers' Rides - October 2012

Posted in Features on October 1, 2012
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Blacked-Out Bow Tie

Vehicle: 2000 Chevy Sliverado Z-71
Owner: Jacob Springwater
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.3L V-8, K&N cold air intake, Magnaflow exhaust, Diablosport Programmer
Drivetrain: Built 4L60E from Wilcox Transmission Inc in Fort Smith, Arkansas
Suspension: 2-inch Pro Comp torsion key lift, 2-inch lift blocks, Pro Comp ES9000 shocks
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/wheels: 35-inch Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains on 16-inch Eagle Alloy wheels
Interior: Everything smoothed and painted black Other Parts: Raptor lined the whole truck
Favorite Off-Road Area: Arkoma Bottoms, Oklahoma

Cummins King Ranch

Vehicle: 2006 Ford F-350 King Ranch Dually
Owner: David Bradley
Location: Kalispell, Montana
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 2003 Common Rail 5.9L Cummins engine with Diesel Conversion Specialists conversion kit, Industrial Injection upgraded injectors with 60+ HP injector tips, Performance camshaft, high compression pistons, ported and reworked cylinder head, Industrial Injection modified CP3 injection pump, FASS fuel system, Smarty Programmer
Drivetrain: New 5R110 Torque Shift automatic transmission with Billet heavy duty Torque converter and new T-case
Suspension: Air bag suspension
Steering: 1-Ton steering
Brakes: 1-Ton brakes
Tires/wheels: 19.5-inch Michelin tires with Vision Hauler Dualie-181 machined aluminum wheels
Interior: King Ranch leather interior
Other Parts: B&W fifth wheel hitch with turnover ball, Road Armor bumper with PIAA lights

1-Ton Trail Blazer

Vehicle: ’02 Chevy Trail Blazer
Owner: Mike Bossier
Location: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Chassis: reinforced frame
Engine: 4.2L I-6, green air filter, custom exhaust
Drivetrain: Upgraded 4L60E with shift kit, manual shift NP231C T-case with slip yoke eliminator, Ford Dana 60 front axle with Detroit Locker, 14-bolt full floating rear with Detroit Locker, 4.88 gears
Suspension: Custom Spring over axle with Rancho shocks
Steering: Custom crossover steering, Toyota IFS steering box and sector shaft
Brakes: Ford rotors up front and Chevy rear 14-Bolt drums
Tires/wheels: 37-inch Nitto Mud Terrains on Mickey Thompson Classic aluminum wheels
Interior: DVD and navigation system, CB radio
Other Parts: On board air, storage boxes, Hi-Lift jack, KC lights, MBD front bumper, Neilage sliders
Favorite Off Road Area: Anywhere off pavement!

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