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January 2004 Reader's Rigs

Posted in Features on September 20, 2004
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Randy Philpott Jr. of Lucama, North Carolina owns this clean '02 Chevy 2500 HD. Supplying its impressive stance is a 6-inch Pro Comp lift kit. The new suspension clears the way for a set of 36x12.50 Super Swamper radials on 16x10 Mickey Thompson Classic wheels. Adding some ponies under the hood is a Hypertech Power Programmer and Flowmaster exhaust system. A Fabtech prerunner bumper rests up front, equipped with two Pro Comp lights. Westin oval tube side steps make getting into Randy's ride a bit easier.

Bobby Watkins roams around Sheridan, Wyoming in this ultra-nice '03 GMC 2500 HD. A host of parts from Pro Comp can be found on the rig, including a 6-inch lift, a skidplate, a triple-shock hoop and traction bars. Edelbrock shocks smooth the ride while 315/75R16 BFG All-Terrains on 16x10 Ultra wheels help to provide traction. The 6.0L V-8 gets help from a K&N air intake system and a Hypertech chip. Inside of the truck can be found a bumping sound system along with a full DVD entertainment system.

Mike Pfeiffer of Plymouth, Michigan started with a '74 CJ-5 frame and then went nuts. Powering the hand-built buggy is a Chevy 350 V-8 that is fed by an Edelbrock 750-cfm carb and a supercharger. Backing up the stout engine is a three-speed Jeep transmission mated to a Model 20 transfer case. A Dana 44 rear axle uses 4.56 gears and a spool, while a Dana 30 can be found up front with 4.56 gears. Wrangler springs are used all the way around and are controlled by Rancho shocks.

Hailing from Sea Bright, New Jersey is Jay Gerding and his '87 Chevy Blazer. A new 4-inch lift that uses no blocks and new rear springs help to clear the 33-inch Thornbirds. Another important addition was a rollbar to keep the Blazer's occupants safe. Fresh paint was applied to both the interior and exterior of the truck to spruce it up. Now that it is fixed up, Jay likes to hit the trails around his hometown as often as possible.

All the way from Romania are Stancov Deian and his very cool '88 Jeep Wrangler. It features an AMC 360 V-8 that has been modified to run on propane. Power flows though a TorqueFlite 727 automatic transmission and an NV231 transfer case equipped with a Tera Low 4:1 kit. The front axle is a Dana 44 equipped with 4.56 gears, a Detroit Locker, Warn axles and CTM U-joints. Out back is found a Tera 60 CRD axle equipped with a Detroit Locker and 35-spline Moser shafts. Custom springs clear the way for the 35-inch Boggers and also help to give the Wrangler a 105-inch wheelbase.

Craig Henry of Harrisonville, Pennsylvania chose to build this fine example of a Dodge longbed. Under the hood is a 318 V-8 equipped with an Edelbrock four-barrel carb. Power then flows through a 727 TorqueFlite and on to a Dana 44 front and Chrysler 9 1/4-inch rear axle. Both axles are equipped with 4.56 gears that help to spin the 37-inch Super Swamper SSRs. Helping to clear those tires is a 4-inch Trail Master suspension lift along with a 3-inch body lift.

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