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Rocky Mountain CJ
Curtis A. Brown of Leadville, Colorado, sent in this shot of his '55 Jeep CJ-5. This rig started as a frame-up restoration project. Now, it's a daily driver with a 5.3L Vortec V-8 under the hood. From there, power is sent through a Ford T-18 transmission to a Dana 18 transfer case. A Warn/Saturn overdrive provides an extra 25 percent reduction in gearing. The 35-inch Pro Comp ATs are mounted to aluminum Outlaw wheels. A rear Dana 44 is equipped with 4.27:1 gearing and an Ox Locker. The front Dana 30 wide-track axle is out of an '86 CJ-7, which helps add stability on sidehills.
Joe Cummings and roommate Chris Strobel are from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Joe's '02 Dodge features a 6-inch Fabtech suspension system and a 3-inch body lift. That setup clears 37-inch BFG M-T tires. The stock 4.7L V-8 receives help from a set of 4.56:1 Yukon gears. The '00 Ford F-250 rides on 8-inch Superlift leaf springs and 37-inch Cooper Discover STT tires. Chris says the 7.3L Power Stroke engine provides plenty of torque, even in stock form, to keep the big meats turning.
Tom Skellham of Fort Story, Virginia, is a Specialist in the U.S. Army. When he's not out on patrol, he spends his time working on and wheeling his '88 K-5 Blazer. Powered by a stock 350 V-8, this rig receives help from a K&N filter, Summit shorty headers, a custom Y-pipe, and a mandrel-bent after-cat exhaust system. For traction Tom added a Powertrax No-Slip differential in the rear. The rig rides on 33-inch Mickey Thompson Baja Claw radials mounted to Rock Crawler wheels, which Tom claims he purchased with his re-enlistment money.
Block Walking GMC
Jeremiah Johnson of Godfrey, Illinois, uses this '98 GMC Sierra 1/2-ton as his daily driver. Jeremiah lifted the truck 11 inches in the front and 10 inches out back. The lift clears 38.5-inch Super Swamper TSL SXs without issue. A stock Vortec 350 V-8 lives underhood and is equipped with Flowmaster mufflers and a K&N air filter.