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January 2006 4x4 Readers Rides

Front View Snow
Posted January 1, 2006

Send us your 4x4 rides!

Keep sending in those entries! We love getting them all from you, and we love to see what you own, even if we don't have enough room to show off every picture of every truck that's sent to us. Just in case you're fuzzy about what to put in your submission, refresh your brain and take a look at the sample list below. For you digital-savvy photographers, please make sure the photos measure no less than 1600 x 1200 pixels (or two megapixels) and be saved as a TIFF, EPS, or a maximum-quality JPEG file.

Vehicle (year, make, model)
Owner (name, city, state)
Tires & wheels (size, make, model)
Suspension (lift, springs, shocks)
Drivetrain (tranny, t-case, axles)
Performance (engine)
Other mods
Does everything work the way you want?
Anything you would change?
Funniest wheeling incident

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Snow Bound
Vehicle: '96 Ford F-250
Owner: Jeremy Walker, Avondale, AZ
Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50-16.5 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrains on 16.5x9.75 American Eagle wheels
Suspension: 6-inch Superlift, Rancho RS 9000X shocks
Drivetrain: 460ci engine, E40D, Borg-Warner transfer case, stock axles, rear Trac-Loc differential, 4.10 gears
Performance Mods: Vortech supercharger, MSD ignition, 3-inch Flowmaster exhaust, Hughes toque converter, shift kit, K&N air filter
Other Doodads: Grilleguard, sprayed-in bedliner, Warn hubs
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Having to fold both mirrors in to follow a Toyota
Anything you would change: Get rid of the 16.5-inch wheels

Vehicle: '88 Jeep Cherokee XJ
Owner: John Kinney, Newport, VT
Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50-15 TrXus MTs on 15x10 Eagle 589 wheels
Suspension: 8-inch Skyjacker with 2-inch coil spacer and 2-inch shackle
Drivetrain: 355ci Chevy V-8 engine, TH700R4 tranny, NP231 transfer case, Dana 30 front, Dana 44 with spool, 4.56 gears
Performance Mods: Edelbrock Performer intake, carb, and camshaft
Other Doodads: Custom bumpers, ladder bars
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Breaking a front axle joint, knuckle, and axle to prove I could to a friend
Does everything work the way you want?: I would lock the front end

Big Bad Burb
Vehicle: '89 Chevy Suburban
Owner: Jay Hamlet, St. Louis, MO
Tires & Wheels: 44-inch Boggers on Weld Stonecrusher wheels
Suspension: 20-inch leaf-spring lift, ORD shackle flip
Drivetrain: Dana 60 with 35-spline axles, 14-bolt rear with Detroit Locker, 5.13 gears
Other Doodads: Ladder bars, axle trusses, disc brakes front and rear, Rockram steering
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Throttle stuck and I rolled in front of 2,500 people
Anything you would change: Not use the 1/2-ton frame to start with

SS Mud Dragger
Vehicle: '78 Chevy 4x4
Owner: Manuel "Bo" Sanchez, Questa, NM
Tires & Wheels: 38.5x16-15 Swamper TSLs on 15x14 American Racing wheels
Suspension: 6-inch Superlift, add-a-leaves in rear
Drivetrain: 350ci engine, 4.10 gears
Performance Mods: Centerforce clutch, Purple Hornie mufflers
Other Doodads: 3-inch body lift

Tangerine Toyota
Vehicle: '85 Toyota Xtra Cab
Owner: Dan Reed, Redbridge, Ontario, Canada
Tires & Wheels: 35x14.50-15 Boggers on 15x10 wheels
Suspension: 5-inch Skyjacker, 1 1/2-inch shackle lift
Drivetrain: Chevy 307ci engine, TH350 tranny, Toyota transfer case, Toyota axles with lockers
Performance Mods: Four more cylinders, dual exhaust
Other Doodads: 3-inch body lift, oil cooler, custom radiator, custom rear bumper, MileMarker 9,000-pound winch
Anything you would change: Soft springs

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