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40 Fabulous Readers' Rides - Land Rover Rides

Posted in Features on February 1, 2007
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Vehicle: '75 Land Rover, Series 3
Owner: Gary D. Wertz, Pappilion, NE
Tires & Wheels: 265/70R16 Colway mud terrains on 16x8 silver modular rims
Suspension: Paddock parabolic leaves, Pro Comp ES9000 shocks
Drivetrain: 2.25L engine, four-speed manual tranny, external overdrive
Other Doodads: Frame swap, Optima Red Top battery
Anything you would change: Want to change to a Chevy 4.0L V-6
Anything to Add?: I've been in England for three years, and this is what I have come up with

Vehicle: '88 Land Rover 130
Owner: Kevin Mokracek, Burbank, CA
Tires & Wheels: 235/85R16 BFG All-Terrains on NATO
Suspension: Old Man Emu HD coils and shocks
Drivetrain: 3.5L V-8 engine, LT230 tranny, LT85 transfer case, Salisbury rear axle
Performance Mods: Edelbrock intake manifold, Edelbrock 500-cfm carb
Other Doodads: Fairey PTO winch, fold-down kitchen, 15-gallon water tank, fridge
Anything to Add?: This truck was bought in England, shipped to San Francisco, to South Africa, then back to the USA

Vehicle: '88 Land Rover Range Rover
Owner: Tony Prinkley, Wayland, OH
Tires & Wheels: 245/75R16 Goodyear MTRs on 16x7 stock wheels
Suspension: 1-inch taller coils
Drivetrain: 3.5L V-8, ZF auto tranny, LT 230 transfer case
Performance Mods: K&N air filter, ACCEL wires and supercoil, 140-amp alternator
Other Doodads: ARB bulbar, 100-watt KC lights, Cobra CB, 10-inch subs
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Making it over a hill and burying myself, while my buddies in a Blazer and Jeep couldn't get up the hill to pull me out

Vehicle: '96 Land Rover Discovery
Owner: Jim Royall, Tulsa, OK
Tires & Wheels: 32-inch TrXus on 16-inch stock alloy wheels
Suspension: 2-inch lift using Old Man Emu coils and shocks
Drivetrain: 4.0L aluminum V-8, Detroit Truetracs
Other Doodads: OME steering stabilizer, rock sliders, ARB bumper pushed back against grille
Anything you would change: I'd run 33s

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