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August 2002 Reader 4x4 Trucks - Readers Rigs

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August 2002 Reader 4x4 Trucks - Readers Rigs

Send Us Your Rigs
Want to see your vehicle in Readers' Rigs? Of course you do. So go ahead and send a description of everything you have done to your rig, and include a good photo of it. No, you don't need no stinking application. Just go ahead and send it to:
Readers' Rigs
Four Wheeler
6420 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048-5515

129 0208 02z+1983 Jeep CJ 8+Driver Side View

Strafford, Missouri resident Zach Summers spends his time hitting the trails in his '83 Jeep CJ-8. Smoothing out the ride and providing flex is a 4-inch Skyjacker suspension kit. Rubber comes in the form of 33x12.50 Goodyear MTs on 15x10 American Racing aluminum wheels. Up front is a Dana 30 axle while a Ford 9-inch is found out back. Both axles are equipped with Lock Right lockers and 4.11 gears. Providing propulsion is a 258 inline-six that has been outfitted with fuel injection. A custom rollcage, RCI racing seats, and five-point harnesses protect occupants.

129 0208 03z+1993 F 150+Driver Side View

Hailing from Norman Park, Georgia, are Wade Hurst Jr. and his '93 Ford F-150. For suspension Wade used 6-inch Superlift springs and moved the mounts down 3 inches to provide even more lift. A 3-inch body lift was also thrown into position to clear the meaty 39x18 Mickey Thompson Baja Belteds on 15x12 American Eagle aluminum wheels. Under the hood is a 5.0L V-8 that has been massaged with an aftermarket intake, injectors and a chip. Also helping to turn the tires a bit more quickly are 4.56 gears front and rear.

129 0208 04z+2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500+Driver Side View

Stuck in the Muck
Buried underneath all that mud are Michael Matlock of Monroe, North Carolina, and his '01 Chevy Silverado 1500. Raising the Chevy 6 inches is a Pro Comp lift kit along with rear add-a-leaves. More Pro Comp parts come in the form of 35-inch Pro Comp Mud Terrain tires on 16x10 Weld Stone Crusher wheels. To help spin the tires through the mud, a K&N filter, a Gibson exhaust system and a Hypertech chip were applied to the 5.3L V-8. The inside of the pickup bed was sprayed with Line X while the inside of the cab was outfitted with a Kenwood stereo and 10-disc CD changer.

129 0208 05z+1981 Toyota+Driver Side View

Toyota Tough
Cruising around Dexter, Oregon, is Brian Herman and his '81 Toyota pickup. A 5-inch lift makes enough room for 32-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrains on 15x8 wheels. Brian wisely invested in a full rollcage for the inside of the cab. He also added bucket seats to help keep the occupants in place. The four-banger under the hood was kept stock but was outfitted with a K&N filter. Other mods include a heavier flywheel and Centerforce Dual Friction clutch. Brian says his rig might not be as fancy as some, but it gets him where he wants to go.

129 0208 01z+1973 Ford Bronco+Driver Side View

Bucking Bronco
Darin Iversen of Gualala, California, is the owner of one sweet '73 Ford Bronco. Powering the steed is a 289 V-8 that has been bored 0.30 and equipped with an Edelbrock carb and intake, and headers. Backing up the V-8 is an NP435 four-speed manual transmission and a Dana 20 transfer case. Up front is a Dana 44 equipped with disc brakes, heavy-duty shafts and an Ox Locker. In the rear is a Ford 9-inch with 31-spline shafts along with a Detroit Locker. Both ends feature 4.10 gears. For flex the Bronco uses a 5 1/2-inch Wild Horses suspension kit that clears 35-inch Ground Hawgs.

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