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November 2005 Readers 4x4 Trucks - Readers Rides

Posted in Features on November 1, 2005
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Readers' Rides 4-Wheel and Off-Road
6420 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048-5515

fax: 323.782.2704

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Big Bad Red
VEHICLE: 1983 Ford F-350 crew cab longbed
OWNER: Peter Duty, Sanford, NC
TIRES & WHEELS: 46-inch Michelins on 20-inch wheels
SUSPENSION: 6-inch lift
DRIVETRAIN: 460ci engine, C6 tranny, Dana 50 IFS front, Dana 70 rear with locker, 4.10 gears
OTHER DOODADS: 3-inch body lift, Bushwacker cutout flares, 4WOR sticker

CTC Eligible
VEHICLE: 1992 GMC Sonoma
OWNER: Robert Tench III, Charles City, VA
TIRES & WHEELS: 33x12.50-15 Durango ZR4 ATs on 15x10 RockCrawlers
SUSPENSION: Shackles in rear, tightened torsion bars in front
DRIVETRAIN: Stock 4.3L V6, 4.56 gears
PERFORMANCE MODS: K&N air filter, dual Flowmasters, Hedman Hedders
OTHER DOODADS: 3-inch body lift, cut-out fenderwells
FUNNIEST WHEELING INCIDENT: Got busted by a park ranger on the beach, got stuck, and had to be pulled out by the same ranger
ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE: I'm a Ford guy, but it was too good of a deal at $1,000.

Screw the Warranty
VEHICLE: 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
OWNER: Dave Strothman, Pine Junction, CO
TIRES & WHEELS: 315/75-16 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrains
SUSPENSION: Rubicon Express 4 1/2-inch Superflex kit, Bilstein 5100 shocks, Teraflex shock-relocation brackets, JKS antisway-bar disconnects
DRIVETRAIN: 4.0L engine, four-speed auto tranny, Tom Woods long-travel driveshafts
OTHER DOODADS: R.E. front track bar, drop pitman arm, ZJ tie rod, Jeeperman rear bumper

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