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September 2006 Readers' Rigs - Custom 4x4 Trucks

Posted in Features on September 1, 2006
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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.

Or, send your description and high-resolution digital photos to us via

Terry Henrich of Maple Valley, Washington, calls this truck the Mule. It's an '84 Dodge D50. Terry cut 36 inches off the frame to bobtail the truck, and he handbuilt a 15-inch IFS lift kit to clear 35-inch Goodyear MT/R tires. Terry also handbuilt the front and rear bumpers, nerf bars, and ladder bars. Terry says the Mule gets him wherever he wants to go. Not bad considering how stubborn mules can be.

Wes and Nicole Stewart of Johnstown, Ohio, sent in this shot of their '01 Jeep TJ. It features a 3-inch Teraflex suspension lift with Skyjacker shocks, and 33-inch Baja Claws on 15x10 black steel wheels. This Jeep serves as Nicole's daily driver, so any 'wheeling typically has to happen on the couple's weekend camping trips.

This '98 Ford Ranger XLT belongs to Patrick Carr of San Diego, California. Underneath the stock sheetmetal is a stock drivetrain, an RCD 5-inch coilover conversion with Bilstein shocks, and a set of 35-inch BFG A-Ts mounted to a set of Weld Sidewinder wheels. For performance, Patrick added a K&N FIPK, a JET Chip, a Granatelli Motorsports MAF sensor, and a custom dual exhaust system.

Jeff Koens of Antioch, California, wheels this '83 Toyota Pickup.The drivetrain features a 22RE engine, a stock manual five-speed transmission, a 5.00:1 transfer-case gearset, and stock axles. Jeff added a custom flatbed, rock sliders, and an All Pro 6.5-inch suspension lift. A set of 35-inch Goodyear MT/R tires provides the traction. Jeff claims the custom body work was done by Hollister Hills.

Parker Geisinger lives in Fresno, California. This is his tow rig. It's a '96 Dodge Ram 4x4 2500 with a 5.9L engine. The truck came with 4.10:1 gearing and a rear limited-slip. Parker added a Flowmaster Super 40 muffler, Chevy tow hooks, and of course, a set of 33-inch Interco Boggers.

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