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Off-Road Readers' Rides - December 2012

1996 Ford Bronco
Posted December 1, 2012

Off-Road Rides

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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

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.

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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