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November 2006 4x4 Readers' Rides

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Posted November 1, 2006

Send Us Your 4x4 Rides!

Submission InformationSend us a picture of your ride if you've never done so. We keep a surplus of Readers' Rides submissions, but only one submission per person, and we love all off-road vehicles so send in your entries whether your rig is stock or not. Please use the new e-mail address shown below. Make sure each digital image is at least 1600 x 1200 pixels (or two megapixels) and saved as a TIFF, EPS, or 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 it work the way you want?
Anything you would change?
Funniest Wheeling Incident
Anything to add?

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

E-mail to:
readersrides@4wheeloffroad.com

Ours!
Vehicle: '88 HMMWV (Highly Mobile Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)
Owner: Taxpayers
Tires & wheels: Wrangler M/T
Suspension: Military stock
Drivetrain: Military stock
Performance Mods: Can't tell you
Other Doodads: Bulletproof windows (you can see we use them), turret with MK-19 40mm high explosive rounds, fully automatic grenade launcher, lots of Secret Squirrel gear
Does everything work the way you want?: Not the country we're stuck in
Anything you would change: Our location
Anything to add?: Courtesy of: Sra Matt Fortin, 407th Security Forces

Tugger
Vehicle: '03 Ford F-350 chassis cab bobtail
Owner: 386 Aerospace Expeditionary Air Wing, Ali al Salem Air Base, Kuwait
Tires & wheels: Pizza cutter on 22.5-inch wheels
Suspension: Stock
Drivetrain: 6.0L Powerstroke, auto tranny, 4.10 limited slip rear
Performance Mods: Just the opposite! Governed to 38 mph!
Other Doodads: Custom bed, 89-inch wheelbase, four pintle hooks, A/C
Funniest wheeling incident: You're looking at it
Anything you would change: Add 4WD, onboard radio, winch, toolbox
Anything to add?: Thank you to all the Americans that support our military with such force. Yours and magazines like yours make the hours go by much faster when you are in the desert!

The Duck
Vehicle: '76 Jeep CJ-5
Owner: Howard Shields, ID
Tires & wheels: 35-inch Wildcats on 15x10 black spoke wheels with 2-inch wheel spacers
Suspension: 2 1/2-inch 4WD Hardware with 1-inch extended shackles, custom antiwrap bar
Drivetrain: AMC 360, Ford T-18 tranny, Dana 20 transfer case, Dana 30 front, AMC 20 with one-piece rear axle, ARB Air Lockers, 4.56 gears
Performance Mods: K&N air filter, MSD ignition, Hooker headers, 3-inch Maganflow exhaust
Other Doodads: Sawzalled the front and rear fenders, Poison Spyder rocker guards, Warn 8,000-pound winch, six-point rollcage, 2-inch body lift, big brown dog security system
Funniest wheeling incident: Still working on one
Anything you would change: I'd give it more suspension

Snowbound
Vehicle: '81 Ford Bronco
Owner: Wes Ewait, Hamilton, MT
Tires & wheels: 35x12.50-15 Goodyear Wrangler MTRs on American Racing wheels
Suspension: 4-inch Skyjacker
Drivetrain: 460ci big-block, C6 tranny, NP208 transfer case, Dana 44 front, Ford 9-inch rear with Detroit Locker, 4.6 gears
Performance Mods: Edelbrock carb and intake manifold, Flowmaster mufflers, L&L headers, K&N air filter
Other Doodads: 3-inch body lift, L&L motor mounts, onboard air, rollcage, four Daylighters
Funniest wheeling incident: Having Trucknutz on my truck
Anything you would change: IFS on the front

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