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April 2005 Readers' Rides

Front Passenger Side View Snow
Jerrod Jones | Writer
Posted May 9, 2005

4-Wheel & Off-Road readers show off their rides.

Ready for Snow
Vehicle: '72 Chevy K20
OWNER: Jeffrey Anderson, Esko, MN
TIRES: 36x12.50-16.5 Goodyear Wranglers
WHEELS: 16.5x9.75 Eagle 589s
SUSPENSION: 4-inch suspension, 3-inch body
DRIVETRAIN: 406ci small-block, Dana 44 front, 1-ton Eaton rear
PERFORMANCE MODS: Ceramic-coated headers, Pete Jackson geardrive
OTHER DOODADS: Heavy-duty bumpers
WORST MOD: Cedar tongue-and-groove bed--too soft

Pic of the Month
Hi Rise
VEHICLE: '86 Jeep J10
OWNER: James Goeldner, Milwaukee, WI
TIRES: 39.5x18-16.5 Boggers
SUSPENSION: 4-inch-lift leaves with a spring-over in front, 4-inch leaves in rear with 2-inch block, leaves moved inboard on rear to clear tires
DRIVETRAIN: 454ci engine, SM465 tranny, NP205 transfer case, Dana 60 front with ARB locker, Dana 60 rear with Detroit Locker, 4.56 gears
PERFORMANCE MODS: '87 GM TBI by Rueben Gosewich, 3-inch dual exhaust
OTHER DOODADS: Four-wheel disc brakes, custom bumpers, dual Warn 8274 winches, Painless Wiring harness, fuel cell, aluminum radiator, Auto Meter gauges, dual Optima red tops
BEST MOD: The license plate you're going to send me (please!)

Thanks, Friend
VEHICLE: '03 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
OWNER: Chris Turner's friend (Chris forgot to add his friend's name. Thank him, Friend), Alberta, Canada
TIRES: 35x12.50-15 Pro Comp X-Terrains
SUSPENSION: 6-inch Full Traction long-arm kit
DRIVETRAIN: Superior front and rear axleshafts
OTHER DOODADS: Warn 9500i winch, custom rear bumper, Warn brushguard, custom tube fenders, Power onboard air, Lincoln onboard welder

A Simple Repair Gone Obsessive
VEHICLE: '66 Jeep CJ-5
OWNER: Daryl Spradlin, Homeland, CA
TIRES: 37x12.50-15 Goodyear MTRs
WHEELS: 15-inch black bead locks
SUSPENSION: YJ leaf springs with spring-over conversion
DRIVETRAIN: Buick V-6 engine, SM420 tranny, Dana 44 front with ARB Air Locker, Dana 44 rear with Lock-Right locker, 5.38 gears
PERFORMANCE MODS: Headers, cam, four-wheel disc brakes
OTHER DOODADS: Custom built 2x3x1/4-inch frame, custom front and rear fenders, cage, sliders, onboard welder, custom toolbox countersunk into rear tub
BEST MOD: Spring-over
WORST MOD: Not having adequate traction bars

Hillbilly at Heart
VEHICLE: '98 Chevy Cheyenne 1500
OWNER: Robert Shoemaker, Linden, VA
TIRES: Goodyear AT/S WHEELS: 16-inch Mickey Thompsons
PERFORMANCE MODS: Flowmaster exhaust
OTHER DOODADS: Grilleguard, lights

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