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June 2006 4x4 Readers' Rides

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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

Write to:
Readers' Rides
4-Wheel & Off-Road
6420 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048-5515
Fax 323.782.2704

E-mail to:
rides@4wheeloffroad.com

Vehicle: '01 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Owner: Ernest Garbade, Wilmington, NC
Tires & Wheels: 38x15-16.5 Swampers on 16.5x12 Mickey Thompson Classics
Suspension: 8-inch Pro Comp
Drivetrain: 7.3L Power Stroke diesel, stock drivetrain
Performance Mods: K&N air filter, Edge Juice, Hypertech Power Programmer III, straight pipe exhaust
Other Doodads: Toolbox, Cobra CB
Funniest Wheeling Incident: I almost got 'er stuck, and couldn't pull out of this rut...until someone yelled back that there was a Chevy further down the trail
Anything You Would Change: Maybe the paint where that guy keyed my truck

Vehicle: '70 Chevy Pickup
Owner: Shawn Mander, Evans, Co
Tires & Wheels: 37x12.50-16.5 Swamper SSRs on 16.5x9.75 aluminum wheels
Suspension: 4-inch Pro Comp leaves (with one leaf removed) on custom 6-inch drop spring hangers in front, Super Duty rear springs with a shackle flip
Drivetrain: '95 LT1 engine, TH400 tranny, NP241 transfer case, 10-bolt front, Dana 60 rear, 4.57 gears
Performance Mods: Flowmaster muffler, K&N air filter
Other Doodads: Custom bumper, rock sliders
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Being sunk in the mud in the foothills of San Jose

Vehicle: '92 Jeep YJ Wrangler
Owner: Michael Williams, Colorado Springs, Co
Tires & Wheels: 37x12.50-15 Goodyear MTRs on 15x8 steelies
Suspension: Spring-over-axle (S.O.A.) conversion, 1-inch shackle lift
Drivetrain: 4.0L, AX15 tranny, NP231, J-10 Dana 44 axles with ARB lockers, 4.88 gears
Performance Mods: Magnaflow exhaust, Banks header
Other Doodads: Dozer Dan rockrails, Shakerbuilt high-steer system
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Having my wife tell me not to get into that mudhole, me mocking her, and then promptly getting stuck in the mudhole. And now I am mocked by my wife forever....
Anything You Would Change: Get rid of the roof rack, and get a traction bar to complement the S.O.A. conversion

Vehicle: '96 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Owner: Matt Sunday, Reno, NV
Tires & Wheels: 36-inch Iroks on 15x10 Mickey Thompson Classic IIs
Suspension: RockKrawler 7-inch Severe Duty kit
Drivetrain: Stock other than a swapped-in NP231 transfer case
Performance Mods: K&N air intake, programmer
Other Doodads: Custom quick-disconnect mudflaps, white gauges, Trailready bumpers
Anything You Would Change: Get rid of the Iroks

Vehicle: '58 Willys Wagon
Owner: Drew Pogge, Bozeman, MT
Tires & Wheels: 30x9.50-15 BFGoodrich All-Terrains on aluminum wheels
Drivetrain: 355ci V-8, T-90 tranny, Dana 18 transfer case, Warn overdrive, 4.27 gears
Performance Mods: Holley 600-cfm carb, Griffin aluminum radiator, K&N air filter
Other Doodads: Two-year frame-off restoration
Funniest Wheeling Incident: A marmot ate a hole in the radiator core while 12 miles up in the Beartooth Mountains, 200 miles from home
Anything You Would Change: The T-90 tranny

Vehicle: '00 Chevy Blazer ZR-2
Owner: Mike Seremak, Chicago Ridge, IL
Tires & Wheels: 33x12.50-15 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrains on Eagle 589 15x10 wheels
Suspension: 6-inch Superlift
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: K&N FIPK cold-air intake, Hypertech power tuner
Other Doodads: Auxiliary lights up the wazoo, Manik brushguard, dual Optima batteries
Anything You Would Change: Getting rid of the engine and tranny for something bigger

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