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Off-Road Readers' Rides - December 2012

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Editor’s Note: Wanna see your rig here? Snap a photo of it in action, type up your vehicle specs, then email everything to rides@off-roadweb.com.


Kustom Metalworks Burban

Vehicle: 1990 Chevy Suburban
Owner: Dan Moreau
Location: Harrison, Michigan 
Chassis: Stock 1500 
Engine: 350ci V-8
Drivetrain: 700R4 automatic, NP205 T-case, Dana 44 front with Warn locking hubs, 10-Bolt rear, 4.30 gears
Suspension: 4-inch Skyjacker lift with the factory quad front shock mounts and rear quad shock mounts with Ranch RS5000s  
Steering: Ranch RS5000 steering stabilizer 
Brakes: Larger towing package brakes
Tires/Wheels: 35-inch BF Goodrich All Terrain KO on 15x10-inch Crager wheels
Interior: All original interior in great shape
Other Parts: Larger oil cooler, transmission oil cooler, factory class-3 tow hitch, super steps with custom blue neon night running lights, old school Piaa driving lights, custom rear bumper box with recovery gear
Favorite Off Road Area: Use it to haul the boat in the summer months


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Sierra Ram

Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Turbo Diesel
Owner: Allan Taylor
Location: Clovis, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 6.7L 24-valve Cummins Turbo Diesel, Smarty Revolution with Edge EZ Stacked programmer, Volant cold air intake, 5-inch turbo back exhaust with 6-inch mitered tip, Southbend 3850 pound dual disc clutch and upgraded hydraulics
Drivetrain: NV5600 six-speed manual, NVG 273 T-case with Attitude Performance clocking ring, custom extended and balanced front drive shaft, 9.25-inch AAM front differential with Dynatrac Free Spin manual hub conversion, 11.5-inch AAM rear differential, 3.73 gears
Suspension: 8-inch Rock Krawler Long Arm lift, dual shocks up front, Rock Krawler adjustable track bar, 2-inch Skyjacker add-a-leaf rear with 4-inch lift blocks, custom sway bar links, One Up Offroad adjustable transmission drop crossmember
Steering: Superlift dual steering stabilizer 
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 37x13.50R18 Mickey Thompson Baja ATZs on 18x9 Mickey Thompson Classic Lock II wheels
Interior: Tripple A-Pillar gauge pod, Di-Pricol Optix boost, EGT and fuel rail pressure gauges, Cobra WX STII CB radio custom mounted in dash, Magellan Maestro 4000 GPS/Navigation system with custom dash mount
Other Parts: 3-inch Firestick Antenna mounted on tonneau, Line-X over the rail bed liner, Bed Box with Viair 450C onboard air system mounted inside, Bushwhacker Extend-A-Flares painted to match, Mopar oval nerf bars, Mopar billet fuel door, Peace Edwards Jack Rabbit retractable tonneau, VD California Chapter Decal
Favorite Off-Road Area: Oceano Dunes, Sierra National Park and of course the Mojave Desert near the town of Randsburg.


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Storm Trooper

Vehicle: 1991 Subaru Loyale 4x4 
Owner: Gerard “Wizard Dust” Werle
Location: Miamisburg, Ohio
Chassis: Stock
Engine: EA82 1.8L four-cylinder with ported heads and wizard dust sprinkled about the engine bay, custom exhaust and header 
Drivetrain: Stock, Wizard dusted CV axles
Suspension: 2-inch lift with stock shocks with over a foot of ground clearance, stock independent front and rear suspension
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/wheels: 215/75R15 Hercules All Terrains on 15-inch Toyota Pickup wheels that were redrilled to fit four-lug pattern
Interior: Stock seats reupholstered with Lazy Boy foam and graffiti headliner
Other Parts: Cassette tape adapter
Favorite Off-Road Area: Jack’s back yard and Hill Bottom Mud farm

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Peanut Butter

Vehicle: 1993 Ford Bronco
Owner: Tony Rojo
Location: Riverside, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine:  5.8L 351W V-8, K&N cold-air intake, Bassani shorty headers, exhaust exiting below the quarter panel in front of the rear tire
Drivetrain:  E4OD automatic with Punisher valve body, BW1356 T-case, TTB Dana 44 front, 8.8-inch rear with Yukon Gear Dura Grip Posi locker , 4.56 gears
Suspension: Southwest Performance cut and turned beam long travel front with fabricated radius arms, uniball pivots, 12-inch stroke Bilstein 9100 coilovers with ACVs, Bilstein 2-inch hydraulic bumpstops, Deaver F53 leaf springs, Southwest Performance 2-link, 12-inch stroke Bilstein 9100 smooth body shocks with a Southwest Performance raised rear shock mount, Bilstein 2-inch hydraulic bumpstops, Southwest Performance extended shackles
Steering: Stock, upgrading to ambulance steering 
Brakes: Stock
Tires/wheels: 35x12.50R15 BF Goodrich All Terrains on 15x7 Alcoa 5-spoke wheels 
Interior: 8-inch Lowrance Baja 840 GPS, Motorola Maratrac race radio, Kenwood Race Radio, Fully TIG-welded cage with 1.75-inch DOM tubing by Johnny Lightning, twin RCE radios
Other Parts: Custom front and rear prerunner bumpers, smoked headlights with Baja HID conversion to true bi xenon projector HIDs, four Hella Rallye 4000 HIDs, Autofab front fiberglass
Favorite Off-Road Area: Baja!


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Jelly

Vehicle: 1996 Ford Bronco
Owner: Victor Rojo
Location: Chula Vista, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.8L 351W V-8, K&N cold air intake, exhaust exiting below the quarter panel in front of the rear tire 
Drivetrain: E4OD automatic with Punisher valve body, BW1356 T-case, TTB Dana 44 front, 8.8-inch rear with Auburn locker, 4.56 gears 
Suspension: Southwest Performance cut and turned beam long travel front with fabricated radius arms, uniball pivots, 12-inch stroke Bilstein 9100 coilovers with ACVs, Bilstein 2-inch hydraulic bumpstops, Deaver F53 leaf springs, Southwest Performance 2-link, 12-inch stroke Bilstein 9100 smooth body shocks with a Southwest Performance raised rear shock mount, Bilstein 2-inch hydraulic bumpstops, Southwest Performance extended shackles
Steering: Stock, upgrading to ambulance steering
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.50R15 BF Goodrich All Terrains on 15x7 Alcoa 5-spoke wheels 
Interior: 8-inch Lowrance Baja 840 GPS, Motorola Maratrac race radio, Kenwood Race Radio, Fully TIG-welded cage with 1.75-inch DOM tubing by Johnny Lightning, twin RCE radios
Other Parts: Custom front and rear prerunner bumpers, smoked headlights with Baja HID conversion to true bi xenon projector HIDs, four Hella Rallye 4000 HIDs, Autofab front fiberglass 
Favorite Off-Road Area: Baja!


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Want to see your off-road ride in OFF-ROAD Rides? Take a snap shot and email it to rides@off-roadweb.com, or snail mail it to:

OFF-ROAD Rides
1733 Alton Parkway, Ste. 100
Irvine, CA 92606

Please include the following information with your truck submission:

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  • Owner
  • Location
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  • Engine
  • Drivetrain
  • Suspension
  • Steering
  • Brakes
  • Tires/wheels
  • Interior
  • Other Parts
  • Favorite Off-Road Area

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