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Off-Road Rides - June 2013

Posted in Features on June 1, 2013
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Full-Traction TJ

Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Wrangler TJ Sport
Owner: Larry Bedene
Location: Maricopa County, Arizona
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.0L inline-six, AEM cold-air intake with throttle body spacer, 2.5-inch Borla exhaust
Drivetrain: Stock automatic, NP231 T-case, Dana 30 front, Dana 44 rear with ARB air locker, 3.55 gears
Suspension: 3.5-inch Full Traction suspension lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock four-wheel discs
Tires/wheels: 33x12.50R15 Mickey Thompson Baja ATZs/15-inch Canyon aluminum wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: ARB onboard air, hood-mounted Hi-Lift jack, 7-inch Bushwacker fender flares, Uniden Pro 510 CB radio, Smittybilt tubular rear bumper
Favorite Off-Road Area: Bradshaw Mountains in the Prescott National Forest, Arizona

Red Express Diesel Dually

Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram 3500
Owner: Harold M. Alexander Jr.
Location: Franklinville, New York
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.9L Cummins Turbo Diesel with a few upgrades
Drivetrain: Rebuilt Bullet Proof 47RE automatic transmission, Sun Coast torque converter, HO shift kit
Suspension: 2-inch-lift heavy-duty 1-ton suspension
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 285/75R16 BFGoodrich All-Terrain KOs/16-inch stock aluminum Alcoa wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Aftermarket hood, diesel upgrades and tuning by Brothers Diesel & Performance of Springville, New York

Yankee Wrangler

Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ
Owner: Brian Ralph Amos
Location: Waterford, Pennsylvania
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.0L inline-six
Drivetrain: AX15 five-speed manual transmission, NP231 T-case, Dana 30 front, Dana 35 rear, 3.73 gears
Suspension: Rough Country 4-inch lift kit
Steering: Stock with reinforced steering box brackets
Brakes: Stock front brakes, larger-diameter rear drums
Tires/Wheels: 33x12.50R15 BF-Goodrich Mud-Terrain KM2s in front, 32x11.50R15 Super Swamper Radial SSRs in back/15-inch stock Bronco wheels in front, 15x10-inch American Racing wheels in back
Interior: Black seats, black interior, future plans call for leather seating
Other Parts: Ramsey 9,500-pound winch, needs a big beefy brush guard
Favorite Off-Road Area: Yankee Lake in Ohio

Empty Pockets Jeep

Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Wrangler TJ
Owner: Brian and Destiny Payne
Location: Layton, Utah
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.0L inline-six, new full-length exhaust system with glasspack muffler, custom cold-air intake
Drivetrain: AX15 five-speed manual, NP231 T-case, slip-yoke eliminator, Dana 30 front differential with Super 30 kit and ARB air locker, Dynatrac Pro Rock 60 rear differential with ARB air locker, 4.56 gears
Suspension: Rubicon Express Xtreme Duty long-arm kit, 2.0-inch FOX Shox

Steering: TeraFlex high-steer kit
Brakes: Stock disc brakes in front, Dana 60 with disc brakes in rear
Tires/Wheels: 35-inch Cooper Discover STTs siped for winter driving/15-inch steel wheels
Interior: Corbeau seats, full custom rollcage, Alpine stereo system with dual amps and a ton of speakers, boat marine speakers mounted to the 'cage, painted center console
Other Parts: CB antenna, SKOR bright-yellow front and rear bumpers, Warn 9,500-pound winch, 2-inch body lift, Centerforce 3 clutch, ARB onboard air compressor, future plans call for a Dana 60 front axle, bigger engine, and a stronger transmission.
Favorite Off Road Area: Anyplace away from civilization.

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