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Off-Road Readers' Rides - February 2013

Posted in Features on February 1, 2013
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Prerunnin' Tundra

Vehicle: 2009 Toyota Tundra
Owner: : Les Hamilton
Location: : Mesa, Arizona
Chassis: : Stock
Engine: : 5.7L iForce V-8, MagnaFlow exhaust
Drivetrain: : AB60E six-speed automatic
Suspension: Total Chaos Fabrication long-travel front suspension, FOX Racing 2.5-inch coilovers, Deaver long-travel leaf springs, FOX Racing 2.5-inch shocks
Steering: : Stock
Brakes: : Stock
Tires/Wheels: : 35-inch Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains on 18-inch XD Series Addict black wheels
Interior: : Katzkin leather, Pioneer DVD/Navigation system, Polk Audio speakers, Dynamat sound deadening
Other parts: : N-Fab RSP front bumper, RPM Fabrication custom rear bumper, Ekstrom Design & Fabrication custom roof rack with fullsize spare tire, eight 8-inch HID lights, Fiberwerx fiberglass fenders, McNeil Racing fiberglass bedsides, 3M matte-white vinyl wrap, Hi-Lift jack
Favorite off-road area: : Where the pavement ends

Patriot SRT

Vehicle: 2007 Jeep Patriot 4x4 Sport
Owner: : Will Keister
Location: : Waukesha, Wisconsin
Chassis: : Stock
Engine: : 2.4L four-cylinder, Fitch fuel catalyst, AEM Brute Force intake, E3 spark plugs, MagnaFlow cat-back exhaust
Drivetrain: : Five-speed manual
Suspension: Stock
Steering: : Stock
Brakes: : EBC rotors and Yellow Stuff pads
Tires/Wheels: : 235/65R17 Cooper AT3s on 17-inch factory matte-black wheels
Interior: : Garmin GPS, Scan Gauge II, iPod
Favorite off-road area: : Southern Wisconsin/Northern Illinois

Homebuilt YJ

Vehicle: 1994 Jeep Wrangler YJ
Owner: : Adam VanSlyke
Location: : Washington Court House, Ohio
Chassis: : Stock
Engine: : 4.0L HO inline-six, 2002 intake swap, TIG-welded custom header
Drivetrain: : AX15 five-speed manual, NP231 T-case with slip-yoke eliminator, Tom Wood's Custom driveshafts, Dana 30 front differential with Detroit Truetrac, 760 U-joints and straight shaft conversion, Ford 8.8-inch rear differential with Aussie locker, 31-spline axles, 4.88 gears
Suspension: Spring-Over-Axle conversion with rear springs packs and main add-a-leafs, Skyjacker shocks all around
Steering: : JB Conversions high steer kit, custom DOM draglink and tie rod with 1-ton tie rod ends
Brakes: : Stock Dana 30 up front, Ford 8.8 disc Brakes: in rear, '95 YJ master cylinder and brake booster swap
Tires/Wheels: : 35x12.5R15 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM2s on 15x8-inch Cragar 342 series D-window steel wheels
Interior: : Smittybilt center console, CB radio, custom six-point rollcage
Other parts: : 10,000-pound Viper winch, AC compressor converted into onboard air, Hi-Lift jack, custom bumpers with rear swing-down tire carrier, front trail stinger
Favorite off-road area: : Badlands in Attica, Indiana

K5 Krawler

Vehicle: 1987 Chevy K5 Blazer
Owner: : Dave Montgomery
Location: : Beaverton, Oregon
Chassis: : Stock
Engine: : 5.7L TBI V-8
Drivetrain: : SM465 four-speed manual, NP205 T-case, Dana 44 open front differential, 12-Bolt rear with limited slip
Suspension: 4-inch Rancho lift with new leaf springs, ORD Shackle Flip in the rear, long-travel Rancho shocks
Steering: : All new Steering: components, dual Steering: stabilizers
Brakes: : Rear disc brake conversion
Tires/Wheels: : 35-inch Kumho Road Venture Mud Terrians on 15-inch steel wheels
Interior: : New carpet kit front and rear, Cover King Neoprene seat covers
Other parts: : New soft-top, Superwinch 9.5, rock sliders, Hi-Lift jack
Favorite off-road area: : Brown's Camp in the Tillamook National Forest near Tillamook, Oregon

Mid-Travel Bow Tie

Vehicle: 2004 Chevy Silverado
Owner: : Austin Ocanas, USAF
Chassis: : Stock
Engine: : 5.3L V-8
Drivetrain: : 4L60E automatic, AAM 10-bolt rear differential, 3.73 gears
Suspension: Rough Country 3-inch spindle lift, Rough Country shocks
Steering: : Stock
Brakes: : Stock
Tires/Wheels: : 35x12.5R17 Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains on 17x9-inch Fuel Boost black wheels
Interior: : Stock
Other parts: : Fiberglass fenders
Future mods: Long-travel suspension, lots of LED lightbars
Favorite off-road area: : Anywhere off pavement where he can test the limits

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