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September 2006 4x4 Readers Rides

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Posted September 1, 2006

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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
Anything to add?

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Readers' Rides
4-Wheel & Off-Road
6420 Wilshire Blvd.vLos Angeles, CA 90048-5515
fax 323.782.2704

E-mail to: rides@4wheeloffroad.com

Wild Ride
Vehicle: '79 Ford F-150
Owner: Brett & Courtney Bassett, Montrose, CO
Tires & wheels: 37x12.50-15 Goodyear MTRs on 15x10 Mickey Thompson Classic
Suspension: 6-inch Skyjacker, Skyjacker shocks
Drivetrain: 400ci engine, C6 tranny, NP205 transfer case, Dana 44 front, Ford 9-inch rear, 4.56 gears
Performance Mods: Engine bored 0.030 over, ported and polished heads, Comp Cam, Edelbrock intake manifold and 600-cfm carburetor, NOS 100hp nitrous shot
Other Doodads: Five-point racing harnesses
Anything to add?: It's a really fun ride

Masher
Vehicle: '98 Dodge Dakota
Owner: Mike Maskalans, Rochester, NY
Tires & wheels: 39.5-inch Swamper Iroks on 17x9 steelies with 4 1/4 inches of backspacing
Suspension: Modified radius arm with Panhard bar, rear fullsize Bronco leaves
Drivetrain: 318 V-8 engine, NP231HD transfer case, Dana 44 front with Aussie Locker, Warn hubs, Moser axles, CTM U-joints, rear Visteon 10.25 axle with limited-slip differential, 4.10 gears
Performance Mods: Superchips programmer, JBA headers, Magnaflow exhaust
Anything you would change: Need to add a doubler, winch, and some rock rails

Too Far From His Jeep
Vehicle: '95 Jeep YJ Wrangler
Owner: David Looye, Fort Polk, LA
Tires & wheels: 33x12.50-15 BFG KM Mud-Terrains on Rockcrawler wheels
Suspension: 2 1/2-inch Pro Comp leaves, M.O.R.E. 1-inch-lift Boomerang shackles
Drivetrain: 2.5L four-banger engine, AX-5 tranny, NP231 transfer case, Dana 30 front with Detroit Truetrac, rear Dana 35 with Detroit Locker, 4.88 gears
Performance Mods: 4.0L throttle body and Poweraid T.B. spacer, Turbo City air intake, Accel super coil and spark-plug wires, Borla header
Other Doodads: 1-inch Daystar body lift, homemade bumpers, TJ flares, Jensen marine stereo, Poison Spyder rocker guards, Warn M8000 winch with Amsteel synthetic rope
Funniest wheeling incident: Pulling out a fullsize Chevy
Does everything work the way you want?: Yep
Anything you would change: Nah, not even the four-banger. I like it!
Anything to add?: My dad snapped this shot before I was deployed to Afghanistan.

2-By Off-Road Toy
Vehicle: '02 Ford Ranger Edge
Owner: Brent Puerschel, Pismo Beach, CA
Tires & wheels: 33x12.50-15 Dunlop Mud Rovers on 15x10 (front) and 15x8 (rear) Eagle Alloy 589s
Suspension: 3-inch Fabtech lift spindles, Fabtech shocks
Drivetrain: 3.0L V-6
Performance Mods: K&N air filter, 3-inch Flowmaster exhaust
Other Doodads: NR speed white-face gauges, APC racing pedals, custom prerunner bumper and skidplate, clear corners, Hanneman 4-inch bulge fiberglass fenders, Camburg 4-inch bulge fiberglass bedsides, tint
Anything you would change: Pull off the spindles

Cow Camo
Vehicle: '70 Ford Bronco
Owner: Austin and Bill Landers, via 4wheeloffroad.com
Tires & wheels: 35x12.50-15 BFG Mud-Terrains on Rockcrawler wheels
Suspension: 5 1/2-inch Wild Horses system 12
Drivetrain: 302ci V-8, NP435 tranny, Dana 20 transfer case with 3.89:1 low range, Dana 44 with Trac Lock and disc brakes, Ford 9-inch rear with Moser axles, 4.11 gears
Performance Mods: K&N X-Stream, cam
Other Doodads: Blow-up doll when there's room, a cooler, five-point harnesses, full cage
Funniest wheeling incident: Almost flipping and having my dad and his friend jump onto the rear tire to keep me down
Anything you would change: The cam: its best power starts at 3,000 rpm
Anything to add?: You guys should do an Old Iron Challenge!

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