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40 Fabulous Readers' Rides - Toyota Rides

Posted in Features on February 1, 2007
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Vehicle: '96 Toyota Tacoma
Owner: Oliver Fleshman, Eugene, OR
Tires & Wheels: 34x10.50-15 LTB Swampers on 15x7 chrome
Suspension: Seven-pack leaves with military wrap
Drivetrain: 2.7L engine, Lock-Rite lockers front and rear, 4.10 gears
Performance Mods: K&N air filter, glasspacks
Other Doodads: Snorkel, Optima battery, Hella lights, winch with synthetic rope, custom rock sliders
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Breaking a front axle and having to get strapped out by a Samurai
Does everything work the way you want?: It needs 4.88 gears

Vehicle: '84 Toyota Pickup
Owner: Chris Engelvrecht, Rathdrum, ID
Tires & Wheels: 33x12.50R15 TSL radials on 15x10 American Racing Outlaw II
Suspension: 4-inch Tuff Country springs
Drivetrain: 22R engine, five-speed manual tranny, 5.71 gears
Performance Mods: Big cam
Other Doodads: 3-inch body lift
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Fell through ice into a 3-foot-deep puddle
Does everything work the way you want?: Needs a little more flex
Anything you would change: I want to put on a turbo and an intercooler

Vehicle: '97 Lexus LX470
Owner: Mark Brodis, Castle Rock, CO
Tires & Wheels: 315/75R16 Goodyear MTRs on 16x8 aluminum
Suspension: Old Man Emu springs with 1-inch spacers, custom drop-down brackets, and adjustable rear track bar
Drivetrain: 4.5L engine, factory electric lockers
Other Doodads: Slee Off Road rock sliders, ARB bull bar
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Using a Lexus to pulled out a huge F-350 that was stuck in the snow

Vehicle: '93 Toyota T-100
Owner: Bill Flad, Rochester, NH
Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50R15 Dunlop Mud Rovers on U.S. Wheel
Suspension: 5-inch Superlift with rear add-a-leaf, Rancho torsion bars
Drivetrain: 3.0L V-6, all stock
Performance Mods: K&N air cleaner
Other Doodads: Optima Yellow Top battery
Does everything work the way you want?: Works great
Anything you would change: Nope, it's my daily driver

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