Did you know that we finally figured out how to turn our computers on? So now we can accept your Readers' Rides submissions via the Internet. I know it's scary, but don't worry, we'll be there for ya. E-mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scans or digital photos must have enough file size to obtain at least a 4x6-inch image with 300 pixel-per-inch resolution. The JPEG format is preferred but please keep the quality at the maximum setting whether scanning, shooting, or saving. Good on ya.
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.
Low ProfileVehicle: '02 Ford F-250 Super Duty Owner: Jared Jarnberg, St. Louis Park, MN Tires: 38.5x11x16 TSL Boggers Wheels: 16x7 stock Lift: 6-inch BDS suspension Drivetrain: 5.4L V-8 Performance Mods: Custom dual exhaust, K&N filter system Other Doodads: N/A Worst Legal Violation: N/A Best Mod: N/A Worst Mod: N/A
FSJ KaiserVehicle: '79 Jeep Wagoneer Owner: Tom Hemmen, Paola, KS Tires: 32-inch Swampers Wheels: N/A Lift: 511/42-inch Superlift Drivetrain: AMC 360ci, Mile Marker part-time transfer case conversion with 16 percent overdrive Performance Mods: Bored-out AMC 360, K&N air filter, Jacob's Ignition Other Doodads: Modified CJ-7 softop, Mr. Gasket remote battery, Hi-Lift jack, '63 Kaiser frontend Worst Legal Violation: N/A Best Mod: N/A Worst Mod: N/A
The BeastVehicle: '75 11/42-ton Chevy Owner: Grayson Seich, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada Tires: BFGoodrich M/T Wheels: 15x10 Steel Spoke Lift: 6-inch Skyjacker, 4-inch body Drivetrain: 350ci, 700R4 tranny, NP205 transfer case, Dana 44s with 3.88 gears Performance Mods: No exhaust Other Doodads: N/A Worst Legal Violation: Too damned beautiful for the light of day Best Mod: Not being a Dodge, white tailgate that reads "The Beast" Worst Mod: Little tires
Not Yours AnymoreVehicle: '79 Dodge Ramcharger Owner: Greg Davis, Scottsdale, AZ Tires: 31x10.50 Muds Wheels: 15x10 modulars Lift: Stock Drivetrain: 360ci, 727 tranny, NP203 Performance Mods: Edelbrock carb and intake, headers, exhaust Other Doodads: High lift, custom rear bumper Worst Legal Violation: 48 mph in a 30mph zone Best Mod: Taking off front bumper and mounting high-lift Worst Mod: Selling it two days after this picture [Ed.-So sad, Greg!]
Bad in BlackVehicle: '78 Ford Crew Cab Owner: Scott Smart, Meridian, ID Tires: 38-inch TSL radials Wheels: 16.5x12 Weld Outbacks Lift: 6-inch suspension, 3-inch body Drivetrain: Stock Performance Mods: N/A Other Doodads: Homemade grille, two pairs of '98 Super Duty seats, 9,000-pound winch Worst Legal Violation: None Best Mod: None Worst Mod: None
InconspicuousVehicle: '79 Chevy Blazer Owner: Al Hunt, Gloversilee, NY Tires: 40x17x15 Wheels: A&R 15x12 Lift: 8-inch Skyjacker Softride, 2-inch shackle, 3-inch body Drivetrain: 350ci, four-speed, NP205, 5.13 gears and mini-spool in rear Performance Mods: Edelbrock intake, geardrive, headers, Flowmasters Other Doodads: 4-inch tailpipes Worst Legal Violation: No mudflaps Best Mod: 5.13 gears and Softride suspension Worst Mod: Mini-spool instead of locker in rear
Mobile MinardVehicle: '95 F-350 Crew Cab XLT Owner: Darren Masters, Siloam Springs, AR Tires: P305/70/R16 Durango Wheels: 16x10 stock alloys Lift: None-kids already need a ladder to get in Drivetrain: Power Stroke 7.3L turbodiesel, five-speed tranny, 3.55 gears Performance Mods: Saving up for a winch Other Doodads: Alpine CD player, tint, color-matched shell, Rhino Liner, Ranch Hand brushguard and rear bumper, tripod lighting Worst Legal Violation: Saturday wheeling on Adventist property Best Mod: Tripod lighting Worst Mod: None yet
Best InvestmentVehicle: '66 Ford F-100 Owner: Jason Brindley, Portland, OR Tires: 33x12.50x15 MTs Wheels: 15x8.5 Slots Lift: 6-inch Superlift coils Drivetrain: 390ci, NP435 tranny, Dana 21 transfer case, 9-inch rear, high-pinion Dana 44 front Performance Mods: 390 4V aluminum intake, Edelbrock carburetor Other Doodads: Armstrong steering, heavy-leg brakes Worst Legal Violation: Nothing on paper Best Mod: Buying the truck for $900 Worst Mod: No power steering, no tunes (radio was an option in '66)