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Off-Road Readers' Rides - November 2012

Posted in Features on November 1, 2012
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Please include the following information with your truck submission: vehicle, owner, location, chassis, engine, drivetrain, suspension, steering, brakes, tires/wheels, interior, other parts, favorite off-road area.

Big Sky Prerunner

Vehicle: 2006 Toyota Tacoma
Owner: Travis Parmiter
Location: Missoula, Montana
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.0L V-6, Underdog Racing Development centrifugal supercharger with intercooler, Magnaflow exhaust
Drivetrain: Five-speed automatic, two-piece drive shaft, 8-inch rear differential
Suspension: Total Chaos long travel suspension, FOX Racing 2.5-Inch Coilovers, 58-Inch Deaver springs with FOX Racing 2.5-Inch Bypass shocks
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Extended braided steel brake hoses
Tires/Wheels: 35X12.5R17 BF Goodrich All Terrains on 17-Inch Walker Evans beadlock wheels
Interior: Four black leather Hunsaker racing seats, Lowrance GPS, quick release Sparco steering wheel, three Auto Meter Nexxus gauges
Other Parts: Fiberglass fenders and bedsides, custom front and rear tube bumpers, front aluminum skid plate
Favorite Off-Road Area: Around St. Anthony sand dunes in Idaho and anywhere I can show Toyota power

Canadian YJ

Vehicle: 1988 Jeep Wrangler YJ
Owner: Rick Hunter-Wolff
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Chassis: Stock
Engine: Rebuilt and tuned 4.2L I-6, EZ EFI fuel injection
Drivetrain: AX15 five-speed manual (non Peugeot), Centerforce dual friction clutch, NP231 T-case, Dana 30 front, Dana 35 rear with LockRight, 3.54 gears
Suspension: 3-Inch Rubicon lift, rear traction bar
Steering: Stock with reinforcing steering box bracket
Brakes: Large diameter rear drums and stock front discs
Tires/Wheels: 31-Inch Hercules Wild Country Radial XRTs on 15-Inch stock steel wheels
Interior: Grant wood-rimmed large diameter steering wheel
Other Parts: Manual front axle engagement, 10,000-pound Superwinch, fabricated winch plate and rear trailer hitch
Favorite Off-Road Area: Northern Ontario, Canada

Bulletproof Bow Tie

Vehicle: 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
Owners: Luis Hernandez
Location: Pomona, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 6.0L V-8, Volant cold air intake, Flowmaster cat-back exhaust
Drivetrain: 4L80E automatic, NP246 T-case, 9.5-Inch IFS front differential, semi-floating 14-Bolt rear, 4.56 gears
Suspension: Bulletproof Suspension 10-Inch lift, FOX Racing Shox 2.0 remote reservoir shocks front and rear
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Wheels: 37x13.5R20 Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains on 20-Inch Ballistic Black Bullet wheels
Interior: XM Satellite Radio, full entertainment system
Future Plans: Swap in a linked Dana 60 solid front axle
Favorite Off-Road Area: Pismo Sand Dunes!

Work Horse Chevy

Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet 2500HD
Owner: John Craine
Location: Sandy Level, VA
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 6.0L Vortec V-8 with K&N cold air intake system
Drivetrain: 4L80E, NP246 T-case, 9.5-Inch IFS front differential, semi-floating 14-Bolt rear, 4.10 gears
Suspension: Rancho RS5000 shocks
Steering: Upgraded Borgeson intermediate steering shaft
Brakes: EBC Rotors with Green Stuff brake pads
Tires/Wheels: LT245/75R16 BF Goodrich All Terrain KO on stock steel wheels
Interior: Stock
Favorite Off-Road Area: Jackson County, North Carolina

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