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Decemeber 2007 4x4 Readers' Rides

Posted in Features on December 1, 2007
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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
Any thing to add ?

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

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Vehicle: '67 Dodge W200
Owner: Zach Morkovsky, Shiner, TX
Tires & Wheels: 38.5x11x16 Boggers
Suspension: Stock
Drivetrain: Four-speed
Performance Mods: 440ci Magnum
Does Everything Work the way you want?: Yes
Anything to add?: After this rig sat in my family's barn for 6 years, we all rolled up our sleeves and fully restored our classic wagon

Vehicle: '82 Toyota Hilux
Owner: Hans Petter Hansen, Norway
Tires & Wheels: 37-inch Goodyear MTRs on 15x10
Suspension: Custom coil springs from a Land Cruiser, Rancho shocks
Drivetrain: TH350, NP203, Land Cruiser axles, ARB Air Lockers, 4.88 gears
Performance Mods: Chevy 350ci with Holley fuel injection
Other Doodads: Convertible top, bobbed frame, steel stepside fenders
Does Everything Work the way you want?: Yes
Anything you would change?: An overdrive transmission for the highway

Vehicle: '87 Suzuki Samurai
Owner: Nick Sipes, Bedford, IN
Tires & Wheels: 36x13.50 Iroks on 15x10 bead locks
Suspension: Front uses a Wagoneer main leaf with YJ four-pack leaves, custom rear springs, Grizzly fab shock mounts and traction bar
Drivetrain: Factory five-speed, front and rear Dana 44 axles, welded front, spool rear, 5.13 gears
Performance Mods: 1.6L eight-valve out of a '90 series Tracker, custom cold-air intake, Thorley headers
Other Doodads: Seven-point rollcage, five-point harness, Grizzly fab bumpers, Warn M8000 winch
Does Everything Work the way you want?: Yes
Anything you would change?: Increase the wheelbase by 5 inches

Vehicle: '98 Jeep Wrangler
Owner: Al & Margaret Guild, Griffin, GA
Tires & Wheels: 35-inch BFGoodrich M-Ts on 15x8 steel
Suspension: 4-inch Superlift, RS 9000 shocks
Drivetrain: AX-15, NP231 with Tera low and slip-yoke eliminator, Tom Woods driveshafts, Dana 30 front, ARB Air Lockers, Dana 35 rear, Warn full-float conversion, 4.56 gears
Performance Mods: 4.0L, K&N air filter, Rockit air tube, throttle-body spacer
Other Doodads: 1-inch body lift, Curry sway bar, 1-inch motor mounts, Warn 9.5 winch, M.O.R.E. rollcage, Durango 4x4 bumpers, AGR steering box
Does Everything Work the way you want?: Yes
Anything you would change?: Belly-up skidplate and bead locks

Vehicle: '84 Chevy K10
Owner: Kelly Blodgett, Corvallis, OR
Tires & Wheels: 44-inch Boggers on 15x12 steel
Suspension: 4-inch Pro Comp
Drivetrain: 700R4, NP205 transfer case, Dana 60 with 35-spline outers, Detroit Locker, 14-bolt, 5.13 gears
Performance Mods: 383ci stroker
Other Doodads: Custom snorkel, 3-inch body lift
Does Everything Work the way you want?: Needs hydraulic assist
Anything you would change?: Steering

Vehicle: '92 Jeep Cherokee
Owner: Phil Greer, Denver, CO
Tires & Wheels: 35-inch Goodyear MTRs on 15x10s
Suspension: 6-inch Rubicon Express
Drivetrain: Factory auto and axles, Powertrax Locker in front, mini spool in rear, 4.88 gears
Performance Mods: 4.0L, Borla header and exhaust
Other Doodads: Unibody stiffeners, all custom tube work
Does Everything Work the way you want?: The Borla is a little loud and the stereo doesn't work
Anything you would change?: The location of my spare

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