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1979 Suzuki LJ 80 - Readers' Rides

Posted in Features on December 1, 2001 Comment (0)
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Submission information: All submissions to Readers' Rides must include an address or a telephone number. Include a complete list of all modifications made to the vehicle. Unfortunately, if we can make out faces of people in the photos, we cannot use them. Also, letters must be signed by the vehicle's owner. Due to the large volume of mail we receive, we regret that we cannot return photos. Please send submissions to: Readers' Rides, 4-Wheel & Off-Road, 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048-5515.

From the Land Down Under
Vehicle: '79 Suzuki LJ 80 Owner: Warren Hutchings, Moruya, Australia Tires: Skinny retread Wheels: Stock Lift: 111/42-inch add-a-leaf Drivetrain: Stock Performance Mods: New cabby kit Other Doodads: 1,350cc 4K Toyota engine Worst Legal Violation: Driving around with original 800cc engine Best Mod: 4K conversion Worst Mod: None

Rubicon Runner
Vehicle: '46 CJ2A Owner: Scott Ross, Camino, CA Tires: 33x12.50-15 Cooper Mud T/A Wheels: 15x8 Enkei Lift: Spring-over/rear outboard, reverse shackle front, Rancho springs, RS 9000 shocks, Con-Ferr shackles Drivetrain: Dana 30 front, Dana 44 rear, 4.56 gears, ARB lockers, 225 V-6, T-19 tranny, 18 transfer case with overdrive Performance Mods: HEI ignition, K&N air filter, Holley two-barrel carb Other Doodads: 8,000-pound Ramsey winch, Optima battery, onboard air compressor, full cage Worst Legal Violation: None Best Mod: All of them Worst Mod: None

Standing Tall
Vehicle: '99 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner: James E. Foster, Arlington, TX Tires: 33x12.50-15 BFG M-T Wheels: 15x10 American Racing Baja Lift: 3-inch Rancho with 1-ton coils and 511/42-inch blocks Drivetrain: 5.9L V-8, auto trans, stock axles Performance Mods: Dual Flowmaster exhaust Other Doodads: Zeon fender flares, Weston nerf bars, tinted windows, Rhino bedliner Worst Legal Violation: None Best Mod: Lift Worst Mod: None

The Big Blue Ox
Vehicle: '89 Chevy Crew Cab Owner: Phil Mistretta, St. Rose, LA Tires: 44-inch Ground Hawg Wheels: Eaton Lift: 11 inches total Drivetrain: 454 TBI engine, four-speed, Dana 70 rear, Dana 60 front, 4.10 gears, lockers Performance Mods: Dual exhaust Other Doodads: 8,000-pound Warn winch Worst Legal Violation: Headlights too high Best Mod: Lockers and winch Worst Mod: Cut fenders


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