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June 2005 Readers' Rides

Passenger Side View Covered In Mud0
Jerrod Jones | Writer
Posted May 17, 2005
Photographers: The Readers of 4-Wheel & Off-Road

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

Tonka Ram
VEHICLE: '96 Dodge Ram
OWNER: A1C Ben Heiney, Luke AFB, AZ
TIRES: 39x15-15 Mickey Thompson Baja Belted
WHEELS: 15x12 American Eagle 589s
SUSPENSION: 6-inch Cepek suspension
DRIVETRAIN: Dana 44 front, 91/4 rear with locker, 4.56 gears
PERFORMANCE MODS: K&N filter, dual exhaust, chip, Comp Cam
OTHER DOODADS: Rollbar, brushguard, KC Daylighters, nerf bars, Blazer seat in back for buddies to ride in
FUNNIEST WHEELING INCIDENT: Breaking on the trail 45 miles from home, had to get towed by a Scout
WORST MOD: No front locker

Submission Information
Hey readers! We appreciate you sending in pics of your rides, and we'd like you to keep doing so, but we encourage you doing it via e-mail from now on. We can still receive 'em by the slow, old snail-mail, but you'd make our lives a lot easier by sending us a submission electronically. Digital photos must measure no less than 1600 x 1200 pixels (or two megapixels) and be saved as a TIFF, EPS, or a maximum-quality JPEG file. Please send them to Also, we haven't included any submission form in quite a long time, yet you all seem to be able to figure out what we need just by looking at the story. What smart readers! We definitely appreciate it, but we were hoping you could add something else to your future submissions:

We'd like to know (1) Is everything working the way you want it to? and (2) What would you change? We'd be grateful if you'd include this new information instead of your Worst Mod and Best Mod. So grateful, in fact, that we'll send 4-Wheel & Off-Road license plates and stickers to the first 50 e-mail submissions that include the new information.

Write to:
Readers' Rides 4-Wheel & Off-Road
6420 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048-5515

fax 323.782.2704

E-mail to:

College Cadillac
VEHICLE: '90 Land Rover Range Rover
OWNER: Steve Tullar, Billings, MT
TIRES: 235/75-16 Cooper Discovery ST
WHEELS: Stock 16-inch
SUSPENSION: Old Man Emu springs, Rancho 5000 shocks
DRIVETRAIN: Stock aluminum V-8, four-speed auto tranny
PERFORMANCE MODS: K&N air filter, electric fan
OTHER DOODADS: Warn 9,000-pound winch
BEST MOD: Anything I can afford as a college student

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Scary Air
VEHICLE: '86 Chevy Stepside
OWNER: Mike Stralkowski, Pottstown, PA
TIRES: 39.5x13.50-16.5 Swamper IROKs
WHEELS: Eagle 589
SUSPENSION: 8-inch Skyjacker, 3-inch body
DRIVETRAIN: 358ci engine, TH400 tranny, NP205 transfer case, Dana 44 front with Detroit Locker, 14-bolt with Detroit Locker, 4.56 gears
PERFORMANCE MODS: 194 heads, Hooker headers, Edelbrock 600-cfm carb, Crane cam
OTHER DOODADS: JAZ race seats and five-point harnesses, air tank
BEST MOD: Five-point harnesses
WORST MOD: 3-inch body lift

T.S.A. Assault Van
VEHICLE: '78 Ford E-250 van
OWNER: Jon Dilks
TIRES: 38x15.50-16.5 Swamper TSL radials
WHEELS: 16.5x10 Outlaw ll's
SUSPENSION: 11-inch coil front, leaf-sprung rear
DRIVETRAIN: 460ci engine, Dana 44 front with Detroit Locker, Dana 60 rear, 4.10 gears
PERFORMANCE MODS: Edelbrock 650 carb, K&N air filter, headers with cherrybomb mufflers
OTHER DOODADS: Dual batteries, 110-amp alternator, 13 shocks, spare 36-inch tire, Blazer lightbar with 12 off-road lights, multi-siren/P.A.
BEST MOD: Camo paint
WORST MOD: Front and rear sunroofs that leak

Supa Crewser
VEHICLE: '02 Ford Super Crew
OWNER: Lance Ortemond, Youngsville, LA
TIRES: 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler MTRs
WHEELS: 16x10 Weld Stone Crushers with 1-inch billet-aluminum spacers
SUSPENSION: 5-inch RCD, 3-inch Performance Accessories body lift
DRIVETRAIN: 5.4L V-8, auto tranny, 4.56 gears
PERFORMANCE MODS: Aftermarket exhaust and Superchips programmer, B&M shift kit
OTHER DOODADS: Warn Transformer grilleguard with PIAAs and a 9,000-pound MileMarker winch, remote start and alarm
BEST MOD: Suspension lift and bed cover
WORST MOD: Wheel spacers

Ford Finder
VEHICLE: '88 Ford F-250
OWNER: Dylan Brown, Bethel, WI
TIRES: 38x12.50-16.5 Swamper TSLs
WHEELS: 16.5x9.75 steel
SUSPENSION: 6-inch Skyjacker
DRIVETRAIN: 351ci engine, T-18, Dana 50 front end, Sterling 10.25 rear, 4.10 gears
PERFORMANCE MODS: Headers, dual exhaust
BEST MOD: Engine, lift

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