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Off-Road Readers' Rides - January 2013

1986 Toyota 4runner
Agustin Jimenez
| Staff Editor
Posted January 1, 2013

Off-Road Rides

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Huckfest Toy

Vehicle: 1986 Toyota 4Runner
Owner: Adam Baggerman
Chassis: Total Chaos frame truss in front, custom homebuilt rear crossmember, front and rear tube bumpers, full 1.75-inch DOM 0.120 wall rollcage 
Engine: 22RE with an LC Engineering header
Drivetrain: Five-speed manual, RF1A T-case, 8-inch IFS, factory Toyota 8-inch rear differential
Suspension: Total Chaos Gen 2 Caddy kit with lower uniball conversion, Total Chaos shock hoops with custom crossmember, Total Chaos frame strut, 8-inch stroke FOX Racing 2.5-inch coilovers, 8-inch stroke Race Runner 2.5-inch double bypass shocks, shaved CV joints for more travel while retaining four-wheel drive, Deaver long travel leaf springs, Total Chaos 9-inch shackles, hangers and shackle pivots, 18-inch stroke FOX Racing 2.5-inch double bypass shocks, 4-inch stroke Race Runner 2-inch hydraulic bumpstops
Steering: Total Chaos steering idler arm
Brakes: Stock
Tires/wheels: 285/75R16 Hankook Dynapro MTs on 16-inch black alloy wheels
Interior: 1.75-inch DOM 0.120 wall rollcage, front suspension seats as well as rear bench suspension seat, safety harnesses for all four passengers, stock dash soon to be replaced by a Fiberwerx carbon fiber dash with full Auto Meter gauges
Other Parts: Dual Optimas in Armada Engineering battery boxes that were relocated behind rear bench seat, custom homebuilt bed cage
Favorite off-road area: Pismo sand dunes!

Early Ramrunner

Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
Owner: Stephen Isbell
Location: Tehachapi, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.9L 360ci V-8 bored 0.030 over, Super Chip, custom shorty headers, Holley throttle body, aluminum heads, Edelbrock intake manifold, dual MagnaFlow exhaust
Drivetrain: 46RE automatic, Chrysler 9.25 rear with a Detroit Locker, 4.88 gears
Suspension: Custom 4130 chromoly 1.75-inch tube 7-inch over J-arm 19-inch-travel long-travel suspension, 14-inch stroke King 2.5-inch coilovers, 14-inch stroke King 2.5-inch bypass shocks, Deaver F87 leaf springs, 16-inch stroke King 2.5-inch double bypass shocks
Steering: Stock, custom idler arm
Brakes: Wilwood calipers in front, stock rear calipers
Tires/wheels: 37-inch Goodyear military tires on 16.5x8 Summit Racing steel wheels 
Interior: Caged, Empi bucket seats, Crow five-point safety harnesses, Pioneer dual din, MB quart 6/9 components, two 15-inch Kicker subwoofers, 400 watt Monoblock amp
Other Parts: 22-gallon Jazz aluminum fuel cell, Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator, Holley electric fuel pump, two 10-inch Flex-a-lite electric fans, MSD ignition, B&M floor shifter
Favorite off-road area: Pismo

Solid Axle Bow Tie

Vehicle: 1993 Chevy Silverado 1500
Owner: Sean McBeth
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 
Chassis: Stock
Engine: Original 350ci V-8, headers 
Drivetrain: 700-R4 automatic, NP208 T-case, Rough Country driveshaft, Brute Force U-joints, Dana 44 8-lug front differential, semi-floating 14-Bolt rear differential
Suspension: 10-inch Skyjacker suspension lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/wheels:  39-Inch Dick Cepek Mud Terrains on 17-Inch Aluminum Alloys
Interior: Gray cloth, Pioneer flip-out DVD head unit, four JL Audio aftermarket speakers, 12-inch JL Audio subwoofer, dual 2,500-watt JL Audio amps
Other parts: Hydraulic dump bed, aftermarket headlights, taillights, foghorn, custom paintjob
Favorite off-road area: Car shows—it’s a trailer queen

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