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Off-Road Reader's Rides - March 2013

Posted in Features on March 1, 2013
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Central Coast Tacoma
Vehicle: 1999 Toyota Tacoma 4x4
Owner: Cole Wilson
Location: Grover Beach, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 3.4L V-6, K&N cold-air intake, Flowmaster exhaust with turndown after muffler
Drivetrain: 8-Inch IFS, 8-Inch rear differential, 3.73 gears
Suspension: Total Chaos upper control arms, Total Chaos spindle gussets, 2 inches wider per side, Icon 2.5-inch coilovers, Icon add-a-leaf three-leaf performance pack, FOX Racing 2.0-inch piggyback reservoir shocks
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock four-piston calipers in front
Tires/wheels: 31x10.5R15 BFGoodrich Trail Marks on 15-inch early Tacoma wheels painted black
Interior: Custom-made subwoofer box and rear speaker boxes
Other parts: Custom bumpers built by Mike at Central Coast PreRunners, custom tire carrier with bedside supports, three Hella 500 lights
Favorite off-road area: Any desert he can find, sometimes Oceano Dunes in California.

Wild Horse
Vehicle: 1977 Ford Bronco
Owner: William Moore
Location: New Cumberland, Pennsylvania 
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 411ci stroker out of a Lightning
Drivetrain: 700-R4 automatic, Atlas 4.3 T-case, Dana 60 front differential, Dana 70 rear
Suspension: Four-link front with 16-inch King coilovers, four-link rear with 16-inch King coilovers
Steering: Modified draglink and track bar
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 42-inch Super Swamper Iroks on 17-inch OMF bead lock wheels 
Interior: Full rollcage
Other parts: Warn 8.0 winch, Hi-Lift jack, rock sliders, tube doors

Flat-Fender YJ
Vehicle: 1995 Jeep Wrangler
Owner: Dustin Fisher
Location: Orange, Massachusetts 
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 2.5L four-cylinder
Drivetrain: AX-5 five-speed manual, NP231 T-case, Dana 30 front differential, Dana 35 rear differential with locker, 4.10 gears
Suspension: 4.5-inch Rough Country suspension lift, 1.25-inch shackles
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/wheels: 33x13.5R15 Super Swamper LTBs on 15x8-inch Centerline aluminum wheels 
Interior: Bucket seats
Other parts: Custom flat fenders, bumpers, and rock sliders
Favorite off-road area: Central and western Massachusetts  OR

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