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March 2009 Reader 4x4 Trucks - Readers' Rigs

Posted in Features on March 1, 2009
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Los Angeles, CA 90048-5515.

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Backcountry Bounty Runner
Todd Rose of Marietta, Georgia, drives this '05 Jeep LJ Rubicon every day. The rig sports a Rubicon Express 4-inch short-arm suspension system to make room for 35-inch BFG M-T tires on steel wheels. An old-school AEV/Mopar front bumper houses a Warn 9,500ti electric winch. Out back a Garvin Industries rear bumper holds a fullsize spare tire and extra storage space. Todd spends his weekends wheeling the trails of Tellico, Beasley Knob, Coppinger Cove, and Tiftoina.

Proof That We're Not Crazy
Proving people actually do wheel late-model Toyota Land Cruisers is Devon Witmyer of Austin, Texas. Sporting an Old Man Emu 2-inch suspension system and 33-inch Dick Cepek Mud Country Tires on American Racing wheels, this Cruiser is no joke. Future modifications include an ARB winch bumper, a TRD exhaust, and a Warn 9500ti winch. Devon says he follows Four Wheeler's Letters department each month and gets a laugh out of people who complain that nobody ever wheels luxury SUVs, especially Lexuses and Toyotas.

Peruvian Explorer
Greg Sanderson, formerly of Texas, is living in Cusco, Peru. He wheelsthis '81 FJ40 in the Andes outside of Cusco. Greg says this photo wastaken at about 13,000 feet. Greg tells us four-wheel drive is more a necessity in Peru rather than a hobby, hence the reason for his Cruiser.

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