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January 2008 4x4 Readers' Rides

Passenger Side View
Ali Mansour
| Brand Manager, 4WD & Sport Utility
Posted January 1, 2008

Send us your 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?

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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: '05 Dodge Ram 1500
Owner: Ryan Robb, Forrest City, AR
Tires & Wheels: 37-inch BFG M-Ts on 17x8 Panther
Suspension: 6-inch Skyjacker, Rancho RSX shocks
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: 5.7L Hemi, K&N air filter, straight pipes, Hypertech programmer
Other Doodads: Optima battery
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Getting stuck while attempting to drive through a pond when the truck was still new just to prove I could
Does Everything Work the way you want?: Yes, but it needs lockers
Anything you would change?: Should have gotten a 2500 with the diesel

Vehicle: '91 Chevy S-10
Owner: Scott Cowee, Denver, CO
Tires & Wheels: 38x12.50 TSLs on 15x10 steel
Suspension: Solid-axle conversion, 8.5-inch XJ coils, radius arms, rear spring-over axle, 2-inch blocks, Revolver shackles
Drivetrain: 700R4, NP231C, Dana 44, Ford 9-inch, front and rear Detroit Lockers, 5.13 gears
Performance Mods: 4.3L, bored 0.030 over, Vortech heads, Edelbrock intake manifold and chip, K&N air filter, Flowmaster exhaust
Other Doodads: Custom bumpers and rock sliders, Ramsey 8,000-pound winch
Funniest Wheeling Incident: My girlfriend flooded the cab while driving through a creek crossing
Does Everything Work the way you want?: Almost, I would like to change out the front springs to gain more flex
Anything you would change?: Rollcage, bead locks, and Atlas

Vehicle: '00 Toyota Tacoma double cab
Owner: Kirk Young, Redding, CA
Tires & Wheels: 265x75 SXT radial MTs on 16-inch Ultra
Suspension: 3-inch Fabtech
Drivetrain: TRD package with factory rear locker
Performance Mods: K&N air filter
Other Doodads: Warn 9.5ti winch
Funniest Wheeling Incident: One week after this picture was taken my wife rolled the truck off a country road and landed upside-down in a creek. She didn't think it was so funny.
Does Everything Work the way you want?: Yes
Anything you would change?: Solid-axle conversion with a 6-inch liftC

Vehicle: '99 Isuzu Trooper
Owner: Steve Hales
Tires & Wheels: 265/75/16 Yokohama Geolander ATs on 16x8 MB
Suspension: 2-inch Old Man Emu, Rancho RS 5000s
Drivetrain: Stock
Does Everything Work the way you want?: Yes
Anything you would change?: Swap in a solid front axle and a V-8

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