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July 2007 4x4 Reader' Rides

Posted in Features on July 1, 2007 Comment (0)
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Send 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

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Family Pride
Vehicle: '77 Ford F-350
Owner: Rick Herrera, via
Tires & wheels: 40-inch Pit Bull tires on aluminum wheels
Suspension: 6-inch lift
Drivetrain: C6 auto tranny, NP205 transfer case, Dana 60 front axle, Sterling 10.25 rear with Lock-Right locker
Performance Mods: 521ci engine with 12:1 compression, Edelbrock heads, Victor intake, MSD ignition
Other Doodads: 2-inch body lift
Anything to add?: Rick and his father built this from a salvage-yard scrapper.

Trail 10
Vehicle: '91 Chevy S-10
Owner: Scott Cowee, Denver, CO
Tires & wheels: 38x12.5x15 Super Swamper TSLs on 15x10 steel Rock Crawlers
Suspension: Solid front axle using 8 1/2-inch XJ coils and radius arms-rear spring-over 2-inch blocks and Revolver shackles
Drivetrain: 700R4, NP231C, Dana 44, Ford 9-inch (out of a '79 Bronco), 5.13s and Detroit front and rear
Performance Mods: 4.3L V-6 bored 0.030 over with Vortech heads, Edelbrock intake and chip, K&N, and a Flowmaster muffler
Other Doodads: Homebuilt rear bumper and rock sliders, rock lights, CO2 air tank and Ramsey 8000 Winch on a remote mount
Does Everything work the way you want?: Almost. I would like to change the front springs to gain more flex
Anything to add?: Rollcage, bead locks, Atlas transfer case are all things to come

Brazilian Orange
Vehicle: '94 Suzuki Samurai
Owner: Luiz Andre Rodrigues, Peropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tires & wheels: 38x12.50 TSL-SXs on 15x10 bead locks
Suspension: 2.5-inch spring-over with Calmini leaves
Drivetrain: Three-speed auto, Samurai transfer case with Calmini 5.8:1 gear mated to a stock Sidekick transfer case, front and rear Dana 44s with ARB Air Lockers
Performance Mods: 8v Sidekick engine
Other Doodads: Chromo cage, Warn M8000
Does Everything work the way you want?: No, my cooling system does not work well
Anything you would change: Next mod will be front and rear four-links with coilovers and full hydraulic steering


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