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October 2007 4x4 Readers' Rides

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Posted October 1, 2007

Send us your 4x4 rides!

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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Vehicle: '87 Chevy K-5 Blazer
Owner: Jason & Katie Fabert
Tires & wheels: 35x12.50 Pro Comp Mud-Terrains on 15x10s
Suspension: 4-inch Tuff Country
Drivetrain: 700R4, NP208, stock axles, 4.11 gears, rear locker
Performance Mods: 1-inch throttle-body spacer
Other Doodads: 3-inch exhaust, transfer-case lowering kit, custom rollbar
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Almost rolling it the first time out with my 3-year-old son in the back cheering me on
Does Everything work the way you want?: No, the 1/2-ton axles break too easily
Anything you would change?: 1-tons, lower gears, and disc brakes

Vehicle: '78 International Scout II
Owner: Nick Semjonovs, Fairborn, OH
Tires & wheels: 36x13.50 IROKs on 15x10s
Suspension: Spring-over axle conversion, 2-inch shackles
Drivetrain: 304ci, TorqueFlite 727, Dana 20 transfer case, Dana 44 front with a Lock-Right locker, Ford 9-inch rear with a spool, 4.56 gears
Does Everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything you would change?: The tired motor and cheaply built front shock mounts

Vehicle: '99 Ford F-150
Owner: Joel Pepperday, Houston, TX
Tires & wheels: 35-inch Nitto Terra Grapplers on 20-inch America Racing
Suspension: Stock
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: Flowmaster mufflers, K&N air filter
Other Doodads: 3-inch body lift, billet toolbox, billet grille, clear headlights, and markers
Does Everything work the way you want?: Yes

Vehicle: '03 Jeep Wrangler
Owner: Hisn Hung, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Tires & wheels: 33x12.5-15 BFGoodrich M-Ts
Suspension: 4-inch lift
Drivetrain: Stock transfer case, 4.11 axle gears
Other Doodads: Front and rear ARB Air Locker, ARB snorkel
Anything you would change?: 8-inch suspension lift

Vehicle: '94 Isuzu Trooper
Owner: Ken Broome
Tires & wheels: 285 Mudstars on 16-inch steel Rock Crawlers
Suspension: 3-inch suspension 1-inch body
Drivetrain: Stock
Does Everything work the way you want?: Should have gone with 315s

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