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August 2005 Readers' Rides

Passenger Side View Off Roading
Jerrod Jones | Writer
Posted July 18, 2005

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 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

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Clampy's Revival?
Vehicle: '85 Toyota Longbox
OWNER: Ryan Wallace, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
TIRES: 33x12.50-15 Marshall Mudders
WHEELS: 15x8 Black Steelies
SUSPENSION: 4-inch Pro Comp front leaves, 63-inch two-wheel-drive Chevy leaves in rear
DRIVETRAIN: Stock 22r engine, stock axles with 4.10 gears
OTHER DOODADS: Moved air intake to not suck any water during crossings, ghost flames on the hood
FUNNIEST WHEELING INCIDENT: Wheeling with 33-inch tires before any lift. It rubbed a little!
BEST MOD: 63-inch Chevy springs
WORST MOD: Temporary plywood in the bed

Ryan's Red Weed Ride
Vehicle: '95 Jeep Wrangler YJ
OWNER: Ryan Thomas, Weed, CA
TIRES: 35x12.50-15 Dunlop Mud Rovers
WHEELS: 15x10 Ion
SUSPENSION: 31/2-inch Rough Country suspension with 2-inch Performance Accessories body lift
DRIVETRAIN: Stock 4.0L engine and tranny, Detroit Truetrac lockers with 4.56 gears front and rear, front Warn hub conversion
OTHER DOODADS: Cool air intake, remote start with alarm, 1,000-watt stereo system with XM radio, hoodscoop, 8,000-pound Warn winch, 6-inch Dick Cepek lights, chrome grille inserts with bezels, clear turn and marker lenses, chrome taillight guards, custom exhaust with glasspack
BEST MOD: Remote start on cold days
WORST MOD: No tire rack or spring-over

Pic of the Month

Vehicle: '90 Chevy Celebrity Station Wagon
OWNER: Eric Jankowski, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
TIRES: 205/70R14 Wal-Mart radials
WHEELS: 14-inch black steel
SUSPENSION: Only when airborne
DRIVETRAIN: 3.1L V-6, four-speed auto tranny
FUNNIEST WHEELING INCIDENT: Trying this first on a public road
BEST MOD: Helmet
WORST MOD: Are you kidding?

Limo Wagon
Vehicle: '51 M-38
OWNER: Craig Donalson, Apple Valley, CA
TIRES: 36x12.50-15 Swamper TSL
WHEELS: 15x10 wheels
SUSPENSION: 21/2-inch Pro Comp leaves with spring-over conversion
DRIVETRAIN: 350ci engine, 700R4 tranny, Dana 20 transfer case, Dana 44 front and rear, Detroit Lockers, 5.38 gears
PERFORMANCE MODS: Frame stretched 24 inches
OTHER DOODADS: Scout power steering, 12,000-pound Warn winch, 20-gallon fuel cell, York air pump, four-wheel disc brakes
FUNNIEST WHEELING INCIDENT: Rolled onto my side in my front yard
BEST MOD: Chevy engine and tranny
WORST MOD: Aftermarket springs

Ford Flyer
Vehicle: '72 Ford Bronco
OWNER: Todd Sucher, Cedar Hills, MO
TIRES: 33x12.50-15 Pro Comp Mud-Terrains
WHEELS: 15x8 chrome
SUSPENSION: 7-inch Skyjacker front with triple shocks, 6-inch Rough Country rear with dual shocks
DRIVETRAIN: 302ci, 4.11 gears
PERFORMANCE MODS: High-rise intake manifold, cam, headers, bored 0.030 over
OTHER DOODADS: Racing seats, five-point harnesses, full rollcage, Superwinch

Taking a Different Route
Vehicle: '99 GMC Sierra 2500 SLT short box Crew Cab
OWNER: Warren and Helena Hobart, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
TIRES: 39.5x15-16.5 STS TrXus
WHEELS: 16.5x14 Eaton
SUSPENSION: 6-inch custom suspension, 3-inch body lift, torsion bars cranked, rear blocks, Rancho shocks
DRIVETRAIN: ZZ383 engine, 4L85E tranny, Autotrac transfer case, 14-bolt rear with Eaton E-Locker, front 9.25 IFS with ARB locker, 4.56 gears
PERFORMANCE MODS: JBA shorty headers, Superchips programmer, Airaid air filter, Poweraid spacer
OTHER DOODADS: Mittbilt nerf bars, ART airbags, KC drivelights
FUNNIEST WHEELING INCIDENT: Passing snowmobiles while crossing frozen lakes in Alberta
BEST MOD: Lockers and gears
WORST MOD: Could've had a straight axle for less money

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