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February 2008 Best Readers Rides

Drivers Side Jump
Jerrod Jones | Writer
Posted February 1, 2008
Contributors: Ali Mansour

40 Of The Biggest, Cleanest, And Wildest Rides Ever!

Frequent Flyers

Vehicle: '96 Ford F-150
Owner: Corey Turner, Coos Bay, OR
Tires & Wheels: 32x11.50 bald on 15x8
Suspension: 2-inch leveling kit
Drivetrain: Stock five-speed
Performance Mods: 300ci six-cylinder
Other Doodads: Two pine-scented air fresheners, three new lug nuts on the right side
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Buried the truck half way up to the doors then smoked the clutch. Had to be pulled out by my buddy's Nissan, I don't want to talk about it
Does Everything Work the way you want?: Yeah, it works great
Anything you Would Change?: Needs more lift and a Detroit Locker
Anything To Add?: It's my daily driver and never lets me down

Vehicle: '03 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Owner: Teague McLaughlin, Boise, ID
Tires: 33x12.50 Cooper Discovery
Suspension: 4.5-inch BDS
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: K&N cold-air intake
Other Doodads: Warn oil-pan skid and front and rear bumpers
Does Everything Work the way you want?: Yes for now
Anything you Would Change?: Longer control arms, cage, and tube fenders

Vehicle: '86 Toyota mini-truck
Owner: Chris Murphy, Tucson, AZ
Tires & Wheels: 31x10.50 BFGoodrich A-Ts on modified 15x8s
Suspension: Pro Comp MX6 shocks
Drivetrain: Auburn lockers front and rear, 4.88 gears
Performance Mods: 2.4L, cold-air intake, port and polished head
Other Doodads: 8-ball shifter, bucket seats
Anything you Would Change?: Lift and Auburns
Anything To Add?: It has 375,000 on the cloc

Vehicle: '93 Ford Bronco
Owner: Patrick O'Brien, Lubbock, TX
Tires: 35x12.50 BFGoodrich A-Ts
Suspension: 8-inch custom lift
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: 351ci
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Launching my Bronco at West Texas Baja not realizing that that little hill was so steep!
Does Everything Work the way you want?: Yes

Vehicle: '90 Jeep Cherokee
Owner: Joseph Corson, Mays Landing, NJ
Tires & Wheels: 235/75/15 junkyard specials on stock
Suspension: Stock
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: 4.0L
Other Doodads: Heavy right foot
Does Everything Work the way you want?: It was right before I landed

Vehicle: '78 Ford Bronco
Owner: Mike Laarman, Holland, MI
Tires & Wheels: 35-inch BFGoodrich M-Ts on 16x10 steel
Suspension: 6-inch lift
Drivetrain: C6, NP205, Dana 44, Moser axles, 9-inch Detroit Locker
Performance Mods: 460ci, bored 0.060 over, Edelbrock intake, V-force exhaust
Does Everything Work the way you want?: I love this truck!
Anything you Would Change?: Upgrade the axles and suspension

Vehicle: '01 Jeep Cherokee Classic
Owner: Phillip Young, Scunthorpe, England
Tires: 37x12.50x17 MTRs
Suspension: 5.5-inch Rubicon Express
Drivetrain: Lock-Right front locker, 4.88 gears
Performance Mods: 4.0L
Other Doodads: Custom cage, flat belly crossmember, raised fuel tank with built-in skid
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Jumping my Jeep while stationed in England, the resulting damage was a bent front rim, two broken shocks, and two busted U-joints in the front driveshaft, all of which we fixed on the trail then drove 120 miles home
Does Everything Work the way you want?: Yes

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