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September 2013 - Off-Road Rides

Posted in Features on August 13, 2013
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1997 chevy silverado 2500 4x4

American Made 
Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4x4
Owner: Dean Hess
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Chassis: Sanded and painted frame
Engine: 5.7L V-8 Vortec with Airaid intake, MSD ignition, shorty headers, Jet programmer, Royal Purple oil
Drivetrain: 4L80E automatic, IFS 10-Bolt differential, semi-floating 14-Bolt rear differential, 3.73 gears, full synthetic fluids
Suspension: 2-inch suspension lift
Steering: All Moog components
Brakes: Stock
Tires/wheels: 285/75R16 Goodyear DuraTracs/stock 16-inch steel wheels off a 2004 Chevy
Interior: Custom billet parts
Other parts: 2-inch body lift, MagnaFlow cat-back exhaust
Future plans: Solid-axle conversion, 4-inch suspension lift, Edelbrock E-Tec aluminum heads, stainless-steel plumbing, welded bumpers, custom tailgate, electric fans, differential lockers
Favorite off-road area: Augusta, Wisconsin

1999 ford f 250

Great White
Vehicle: 1999 Ford F-250
Owner: Tyler Cluney
Location: Goose Bay, Newfoundland, and Labrador, Canada
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.4L V-8, K&N cold-air intake, Flowmaster Super 44 cat-back exhaust
Drivetrain: 4R100 automatic, NV271F T-case, Dana 50 front differential, Sterling 10.5 rear differential, 3.73 gears
Suspension: Trail Master 6-inch suspension lift with SSV shocks
Steering: Top Gun Customz dual steering stabilizer with FOX Racing nitrogen-charged shocks
Brakes: Braided stainless-steel lines
Tires/wheels: 40x14.50R18 BFGoodrich Mud Terrain KM2s/ 18-inch Dick Cepek DC-2 aluminum wheels 
Interior: Custom red and gray leather bench seat, full Kenwood sound system
Other parts: Performance Accessories 3-inch body lift, custom-built spare-tire carrier mounted in the bed to hold a 40-inch spare tire, Bushwhacker fender flares, ’05-’07 headlight conversion, Go Industries Rancher grille guard, tinted windows, ’08-to-’12 tailgate, WeatherTech floor mats
Favorite off-road area: Goose Bay

1996 chevy s 10

S-10 Prerunner
Vehicle: 1996 Chevy S-10
Owner: Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Wilcox
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Chassis: Stock frame, front suspension subframe, bumpers, skidplate, bed cage built with 1.5-inch tubing, cab cage built with 1.75-inch DOM tubing
Engine: 4.3L Vortec V-6, cold-air intake, MagnaFlow high-flow cat, Silverline 3-inch cat-back exhaust, electric fan
Drivetrain: 4L60E automatic built with Monster Transmission kit, shift plates, Corvette shift servo, low stall torque convertor, Hayden transmission cooler in line with stock transmission cooler, big-bearing Ford 9-inch with an open differential and homebuilt truss, 4.56 gears
Suspension: Custom lower A-arm mounted to subframe, custom spindles, J-arm upper control arms with uniballs and rod ends, 12-inch-stroke King 2.5-inch coilovers with 700-pound main springs and 450-pound tender springs, FOX Racing 4-inch-stroke hydraulic bumpstops, strapped at 18.5 inches of travel, Deaver F55 leaf springs, 14-inch King 2.5-inch double bypass shocks with flutter stack valving, FOX Racing 4-inch-stroke hydraulic bumpstops, strapped at 15 inches of travel
Steering: Custom tie rods with rod ends
Brakes: ABS removed, front discs and rear drums, brake bias set up heavier in rear for dirt
Tires/wheels: 33x12.50R15 Mud-Terrains in the front and All-Terrains in the rear on 15-inch aluminum alloy wheels in front and 15-inch Ford Alcoa wheels in rear
Interior: PRP suspension seats, G-Force five-point harnesses, custom dash and center console upholstered in camouflage, center-mounted gauges, lights rewired with covered switches, CB radio, 1980s Firebird three-spoke steering wheel, large medical kit
Other parts: High- and low-beam headlights independently controlled, two 9-inch HID spotlights, two floodlights mounted behind the cab pointed 45 degrees to the side, amber chase light, two train-style horns, PA system, 3-ton floor jack, Hi-Lift jack, toolbox mounted in rear, 4-inch flare front fenders, 6-inch Trailer Products rear fenders
Favorite off-road area: Behind his house, Glamis, and anywhere with dirt!

Submit Your Ride!
Want to see your off-road ride in OFF-ROAD Rides? Take a snap shot and email it to or snail mail it to:
1733 Alton Parkway, Ste. 100
Irvine, CA 92606

Please include the following information with your truck submission:
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• Favorite Off-Road Area

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