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February 2006 Foreign Readers Rides

Posted in Features on February 1, 2006
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Vehicle: '94 Mitsubishi Montero
Owner: Edgar G. Lopez Gonzalez, Camuy, Puerto Rico
Tires & Wheels: 31x10.50-15 on 15x8 American Racing
Suspension: Stock
Drivetrain: Stock
Other Doodads: ARB snorkel, Bushwacker fender flares, Sunco roof rack
Anything You Would Change: Go up to 32-inch tires

Vehicle: '80 Toyota Hilux
Owner: Marius Skaarud, Norway
Tires & Wheels: 34x12.50-15 Interco TrXus 15x10 Rock Crawler wheels
Suspension: Rancho 4-inch, Pro Comp ES 3000 shocks
Drivetrain: Stock 2.0L engine, five-speed manual tranny, Toyota axles with limited slip front and rear
Performance Mods: Optima red-top battery
Other Doodads: Hi-Lift jack, Warn M5000 winch, rollbar, custom bumpers
Does Everything Work The Way You Want?: Great flex in suspension
Anything You Would Change: Bigger engine, a different body with less rust

Vehicle: Ssang Yong Musso
Owner: John Caradimas, Athens, Greece
Tires & Wheels: 31-inch mud-terrains
Suspension: 2-inch torsion-bar lift and new rear coils, four-link rear
Drivetrain: Mercedes 2.0L EFI four-cylinder, Borg-Warner five-speed manual tranny, Borg-Warner transfer case with 2.48:1 low range, independent Dana 30 front, Dana 44 rear
Other Doodads: Ramsey REP-8000 winch, ARB air compressor, VHF/UHF radio, GPS
Anything You Would Change: Getting the 3.2L engine version

Vehicle: Toyota Land Cruiser HJ-60
Owner: David Alonso De La Vega, Tapage, Panama
Tires & Wheels: 37-inch Goodyear MTRs with chains on 15x10 Crawlers
Suspension: Spring-over conversion, shackle reversal kit
Drivetrain: 2H engine, Marks 1.08 high-gear and 3.05 low-gear split transfer case, Toyota axles with Newfield Birfields and ARB Air Lockers, 4.56 gears
Other Doodads: Ramsey Platinum winch, IPF lights, custom front and rear bumpers
Anything You Would Change: The weight!

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