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March 2008 4x4 Readers' Rides

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

Hot Shot

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. 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.

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 (year, make, model)
Owner (name, city, state)
Tires & wheels (size, make, model)
Suspension (lift, springs, shocks)
Drivetrain (tranny, transfer case, axles)
Performance (engine)
Other mods
Does it work the way you want?
Anything you would change?
Funniest Wheeling Incident
Anything to add?

Vehicle: '88 Jeep Wrangler
Owner: Tony Vincent, Mobile, Al
Tires & wheels: 42-Inch Tsls On 15x10 Bart Bead Locks
Suspension: Blue Torch Fab Wide Axle Conversion, Custom Four-Link Rear With Quarter-Elliptical Springs
Drivetrain: Th350, 3.0 Atlas, Front And Rear Dana 60 Axles, Detroit Lockers, 35-Spline Shafts, 5.38 Gears
Performance Mods: 350ci, Howell Fuel Injection
Other Doodads: Custom Rollcage, Rci Fuel Cell, Warn Winch, Poison Spyder Customs Side And Rocker Armor, Art Carr Shifter, Redneck Ram, Tom Woods Driveshafts
Does Everything Work The Way You Want?: Yes
Anything You Would Change?: Four-Link The Front Axle And Add Coilovers To All Four Corners
Anything To Add?: The Jeep Was Built In Two Months After Returning From Iraq

Vehicle: '67 Datsun Pickup
Owner: Chad Eastman, Spring Branch, Tx
Tires & wheels: 37-Inch Ssrs On Steel
Suspension: Custom Leaf Springs In The Front, Four-Link Rear With Aerostar Minivan Coils
Drivetrain: C4, Dana 18, Toyota Fj-40 Axles
Performance Mods: 2.8l V-6
Other Doodads: Propane Conversion
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Backing Up To Get A Better Line Only To Flop It On Its Side
Does Everything Work The Way You Want?: The Brakes Still Need Some Work

Vehicle: '77 Ford Bronco Sport
Owner: Steve Bennett, Ontario, Ca Tires: 35x12.50 Bfg M-Ts
Suspension: 3.5-Inch Rancho
Drivetrain: C4, Dana 20, Dana 44 Front, Ford 9-Inch Rear, Arb Air Lockers, 4.10 Gears
Performance Mods: 351ci
Other Doodads: 2-Inch Body Lift, Warn Xd 9000i, Custom Bumpers, Onboard Hot Water For Trail Showers
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Rolling My Bronco Five Minutes After Telling My Wife That We Were Now On The Easy Part Of The Trail
Does Everything Work The Way You Want?: Works Great! I Love The Arbs

Vehicle: '96 Isuzu Bighorn (Japanese Spec Trooper Imported To England)
Owner: Adrian Taylor, England Tires: 235/75/16 Bfg A-Ts
Suspension: Stock
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: K&N Air Filter
Does Everything Work The Way You Want?: Almost
Anything You Would Change?: Needs Bigger Tires

Vehicle: '96 Chevy Blazer
Owner: Aaron Tempel, Lyons, Il
Tires & wheels: 33x12.50 Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Radials On 15x10 American Racing Outlaw Iis Suspenasion: 5-Inch Trail Master, Ssv Shocks
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: 4.3l
Other Doodads: Trimmed Finders And Reinforced The Upper Control Arms
Anything You Would Change?: Bigger Tires, Solid-Axle Conversion, Lt1

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