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Mild To Wild: Top 40 Readers' Rides

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Old Iron
Willys Diesel
Vehicle: '48 Willys CJ-2A
Owner: Erik Moe, Casa Grande, AZ
Tires & Wheels: 7x16 military tires on stock wheels
Suspension: Stock
Drivetrain: T-18, Dana 25 front, Dana 44 rear, Lock Rights, 4.88 gears
Performance Mods: 2.2L Mercedes diesel
Other Doodads: Warn hubs, steering gear box from a Jeep J-10, power steering pump from an International Travelall, Honda Civic seats, custom fuel cell
Does everything work the way you want?: Works great and takes me everywhere I need to go.
Anything You Would Change?: Not a thing.
Anything To Add?: The entire build took me three years to complete. While most of the delay was due to lack of funds and a learning curve, it was fun. Special thanks to my uncle Terry LaFuze for all of his help, as I couldn't have done it without him.

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Eureka!
Vehicle: Eli E: '68 Chevy K-10
Owner: Eli Preyer, Eureka, CA
Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50 Yokohama Geolander Mud Terrains on 15x10 wheels
Suspension: 4-inch Tough Country
Drivetrain: SM465, NP203/205 ORD Doubler, Dana 44 front with True Trac, custom full-float 9-inch rear with ARB Air Locker, 4.56 gears
Performance Mods: TBI 350ci, Edelbrock aluminum heads, Flowmaster exhaust
Other Doodads: Custom bumpers, removable bed crane
Does everything work the way you want?: Works great

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Pickup Parts
Vehicle: '47 Willys pickup body/'89 Dodge 4x4 pickup frame
Owner: Dave Evans, Elko, NV
Tires: 285/75/16s
Suspension: Stock
Drivetrain: TH400, NP205, Dana 60 front, Dana 70 rear with Detroit Locker, 3.50 gears
Performance Mods: 350ci
Other Doodads: Cab is from '53 Willys, original bed, shortened frame, CJ seats
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything You Would Change?: New radiator, softer spring pack

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Silver Shadow
Vehicle: '75 Ford Bronco
Owner: Bryan Samuels, Cedar Hills, UT
Tires & Wheels: 35x16 Boggers on 15x10 American Eagle wheels
Suspension: Proto Fab 3 1/2-inch front, custom rear springs, Rancho shocks
Drivetrain: C-5, Dana 20, Dana 44 front with Detroit Locker, 9-inch rear with Detroit Locker, 4.56 gears
Performance Mods: 302ci, Howell fuel injection, K&N air filter, Flowmaster mufflers
Other Doodads: Cage, fiberglass door inserts, custom rocker panels and skids, Optima battery
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes

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Free Body
Vehicle: '64 Ford F-250
Owner: Kevin Raedel, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Tires & Wheels: 37x12.50 Parnelli Jones Dirt Grips on 16x8 Mickey Thompson Classic IIs
Suspension: Stock
Drivetrain: C-6, Dana 24, Dana 44 front, Dana 60 rear, 4.56 gears
Performance Mods: 390ci, MSD distributer, Edelbrock carburetor and intake manifold, Flowmaster exhaust
Other Doodads: 3-inch body lift, custom bumpers
Funniest Wheeling Incident: 50-hour round trip to pick up the rust-free cab in New Mexico!
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything You Would Change?: Could use a stiffer set of rear springs and a parking brake
Anything To Add?: I built the truck from the frame up in just two years with the help of my kids

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Chevy Leave
Vehicle: '65 Chevy C-10 body/'83 Chevy 4x4 pickup frame
Owner: James B. Little, Senior Master Sgt., U.S. Air Force
Tires: Futura Dakota All-Terrains
Suspension: 3-inch
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: 350ci with mild cam
Other Doodads: Bucket seats, overhead console
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything To Add?: After 24 years of service I bought this as a retirement present to myself

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Rough Diamond
Vehicle: '74 Toyota FJ-40
Owner: Justin Bush, Walker, LA
Tires & Wheels: 33x12.50 heavy equipment tires on the front with 33x12.50 Dueler Mud Terrains out back, both on 15x8 wheels
Suspension: 4-inch Hell Creek, Skyjacker shocks
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: 250ci
Other Doodads: Custom diamond-plate floor and 35-gallon fuel cell
Does everything work the way you want?: For the most part
Anything You Would Change?: Power steering and a little TLC

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Classic Hawg
Vehicle: '66 Ford F-250
Owners: Dan & Mary Lahlum, Kathryn, ND
Tires & Wheels: 36x14 1/2 Ground Hawg Radials on 161/2x93/4 wheels
Suspension: 4-inch Skyjacker
Drivetrain: NP205, Dana 44 front, Dana 60 rear
Performance Mods: 460ci, Flowmaster exhaust
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything To Add?: It was a lot of work, but we're very proud of the truck we have today.

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Jeepers Creepers
Mud Con
Vehicle: '08 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Owner: Erick Housman, Hubert, NC
Tires: 35x12.50 BFG KM2s
Suspension: 4-inch Superlift, Bilstein shocks
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: 3.8L, Airaid intake, Hypertech programmer
Other Doodads: Custom bumpers and sliders, Warn winch, Xenon fenders
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Covering the entire Jeep with mud inside and out while helping to pull a couple guys out of a mud hole. The Jeep had less than 80 miles on it at the time!
Does everything work the way you want?: Absolutely
Anything You Would Change?: A supercharge might be nice

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MC In Charge
Vehicle: '06 Jeep Commander
Owner: Adam McMillan, Alberta, Canada
Tires & Wheels: 245/65/17 Total Terrains on 17-inch stock wheels with 1 1/2-inch Spidertrax wheel spacers
Suspension: 2-inch Rough Country
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: 4.7L, K&N air filter
Funniest Wheeling Incident: After owning it for less than a month, I took it out for a little snow wheeling. I ended up hitting a giant rock and putting a good-sized dent in the body. Fun times explaining that one to the wife!
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything You Would Change?: More power and bigger tires
Anything To Add?: Thanks to the guys at www.jeepcommander.com for all the good info and help

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Blue Jeans
Vehicle: '76 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade
Owner: Stacey Picker, Umatilla, OR
Tires & Wheels: 35-inch SSRs with 1 1/2-inch wheel spacers
Suspension: Custom 4 1/2-inch with a MORE shackle reversal kit
Drivetrain: T-18, Dana 20, Dana 30 front, AMC 20 rear
Performance Mods: 304ci bored 0.030 over, headers, Flowmaster exhaust
Other Doodads: 1-inch body lift, custom bumpers
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything You Would Change?: Soon to have a Dana 44 front and 9-inch rear

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Satisfied
Vehicle: '94 Jeep Wrangler
Owner: Dennis Davenport, Fayetteville, NC
Tires & Wheels: 36-inch Iroks on 15x12 beadlocks
Suspension: 6-inch Rough Country front springs, Ford F-150 rear springs; both spring packs have leaves removed
Drivetrain: AX-5, Stak three-speed, Dana 30 front with Ox Locker and Yukon axleshafts, 8.8-inch rear with Detroit Locker, 4.88 gears
Performance Mods: 2.5L
Other Doodads: Custom anti-wrap bar, 1-ton steering, cage, custom skids, wheelbase stretched to 107 inches, Warn winch in front, Ramsey winch in rear
Does everything work the way you want?: As of now I could not ask for it to work any better
Anything You Would Change?: More power, full-width axles, and 39.5-inch Iroks might be a fun change of pace

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First Ride
Vehicle: '02 Jeep Wrangler
Owner: Clayton Graham, St. Charles, MO
Tires & Wheels: 33x12.50 Baja Claws on 15-inch Mickey Thompson Classic IIs
Suspension: 4 1/2-inch Skyjacker
Drivetrain: Dana 30 front, Dana 35 rear
Performance Mods: 4.0L
Other Doodads: Smittybilt winch
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything You Would Change?: Dana 44 axles, lockers, 1-inch body lift
Anything To Add?: This is my first car, and ever since I picked up your magazine all I have wanted to do is modify it. Thanks for the great articles and tech tips.

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Character Driven
Vehicle: '67 Jeepster Commando
Owner: Barry Jetton, Peoria, AZ Tires: 31x10.50 HanKook Mud Terrains
Suspension: 4-inch
Drivetrain: Detroit Locker in the rear, ARB Air Locker up front
Performance Mods: Buick V-6
Other Doodads: KC lights, rollbar, Hi-Lift jack, onboard air
Does everything work the way you want?: Getting there
Anything You Would Change?: A working heater would be nice
Anything To Add?: This is my third Jeep. I inherited it from my dad, and now my son and I work on it together. Old Jeeps have great character, and this one just wheels great!

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Grand Banks
Vehicle: '04 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Owner: Tim & Sandi Fribley, Pella, IA
Tires & Wheels: 30-inch BFG A-Ts on 16-inch wheels
Suspension: 2-inch Old Man Emu
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: 4.7L, K&N air filter, MagnaFlow exhaust
Other Doodads: Mopar skidplates and tow hooks, Rock Ratz light bar, KC lights, Garmin GPS
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Pulling out a stuck minivan off of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything You Would Change?: ARB bumper, rear locker, rocker guards

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Hot Tip
Vehicle: '98 Jeep Wrangler
Owner: Chad Pfleger, Bismarck, ND
Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50 MTRs on 15x8 wheels
Suspension: 5 1/2-inch Rubicon Express long-arm, Currie Anti-rock sway bar, Rubicon Express shocks
Drivetrain: NP231 with slip-yoke eliminator, Dana 30 front with ARB Air Locker, Currie 9-inch rear with high-pinion third member and Detroit Locker, 4.56 gears
Performance Mods: 4.0L
Other Doodads: Poison Spyder cage and skids
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Took my girlfriend wheeling for the first time and ended up tipping the Jeep over on its passenger side!
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything You Would Change?: Dana 44 front

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Solid Chevys
On The Edge
Vehicle: '88 GMC Sierra
Owner: David McDowell, Edgewood, WA
Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50 MTZs on 16x8 Raceline wheels
Suspension: Custom 8-inch via solid-axle conversion with 52-inch front springs, ORD rear shackle flip, 4-inch rear blocks, Rancho shocks
Drivetrain: NV4500, NP241, Dana 44 front, semifloat 14-bolt rear
Performance Mods: 350ci, performance chip, K&N air filter, Flowmaster exhaust
Other Doodads: HID lights, SS gauges, seats, and console from '98 Chevy 1500
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes, the truck is extremely capable and still works great as a practical daily driver
Anything You Would Change?: Lower gears and more power
Anything To Add?: Thanks to my grandparents for giving me the truck and my dad for all of his help and knowledge.

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Mud Claw
Vehicle: '99 Chevy Silverado
Owner: Shane Mulvey, St. Pierce, FL
Tires & Wheels: 38.5x16 Baja Claws on 15x12 Mickey Thompson Classic IIs
Suspension: Custom solid-axle conversion, 10-inch Superlift front springs, 5-inch Skyjacker rear springs with blocks, shackle flip, Bilstein shocks
Drivetrain: 4L60e, Dana 44 front, Detroit Lockers, 5.13 gears
Other Doodads: Mile Marker winch, Skyjacker steering stabilizers, ORU high steer kit
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Breaking all but two front wheel studs while playing in the mud!
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything You Would Change?: Upgrade to 44s!

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Mega C
Vehicle: '92 GMC Sonoma
Owner: Anthony Shearer, Seymour, IN Tires: 42-inch TSLs front, 42-inch paddles rear
Suspension: Custom solid-axle conversion
Drivetrain: Dana 44 front, 9-inch rear
Performance Mods: Stock
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes

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Chevy Trade
Vehicle: '93 Chevy 1500 Owners: Corbin & Rosa Penman, Oroville, CA
Tires & Wheels: 39.5-inch Irok radials on 16x10 Allied beadlocks
Suspension: Custom solid-axle conversion with shackle reversal in the rear
Drivetrain: NP241, high-pinion Dana 60 front with ARB Air Locker, 14-bolt rear with Yukon Grizzly Locker, 5.13 gears
Performance Mods: 350ci, custom exhaust
Other Doodads: Viair dual compressors with 5-gallon air tank, Warn 8274 winch, custom sliders bumpers, Dynatrac high-steer conversion
Does everything work the way you want?: It's getting there
Anything You Would Change?: 42s, NV4500, slip-yoke eliminator for the transfer case, hydraulic assist, boat sides, cage
Anything To Add?: This is my family's camping and adventure rig. Although we love it we wouldn't mind trading up for the UA Z71!

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A-Ford-Able
Golden Horse
Vehicle: '74 Ford Bronco
Owner: Jeff Rhoden, Gold Hill, OR
Tires & Wheels: 38.5-inch Boggers on 15x8 Bart beadlocks
Suspension: Custom 7-inch, Pro Comp shocks
Drivetrain: NP435, Dana 20, Dana 44 front with Trac Loc, 9-inch rear with Detroit Locker, 4.88 gears
Performance Mods: 302ci, Edelbrock cam, performer intake, and carburetor, headers, Flowmaster exhaust
Other Doodads: 2-inch body lift, Bestop soft top, custom cage and bumpers, Warn 8274 winch, Hi-Lift jack
Does everything work the way you want?: The steering could be better, but overall it does well
Anything You Would Change?: The list is seemingly endless!

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Face Lift
Vehicle: '99 Ford F-250 with a '10 body panel conversion
Owner: Brandon Rouer
Tires & Wheels: 42-inch Michelins on 20-inch KMCs
Suspension: Custom 11-inch
Drivetrain: 5.38 gears
Performance Mods: 5.4L
Other Doodads: Cervini's ram air hood and complete body panel conversion from a '10 F-250
Does everything work the way you want?: It's getting there
Anything You Would Change?: Swap in a Cummins or Power Stroke diesel
Anything To Add?: I owe the guys at www.powerstroke.org a big thanks for giving me all the info on how to convert the body of my truck correctly

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Lone Stone Dinosaur
Vehicle: '10 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Owner: Will Decker, Houston, TX
Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50 BFG A-Ts on 17-inch factory wheels
Suspension: Stock
Drivetrain: Factory rear E-locker
Performance Mods: 6.2L
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes, but the wide stance is sometimes a little bit of an issue on the tighter trails
Anything You Would Change?: Front and rear aftermarket bumpers

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Hydro Range
Vehicle: '98 Ford Ranger
Owner: Alan Ophoven, Sturtevant, WI
Tires & Wheels: 33x13.50 Baja Claws on 16x10 Stocktons
Suspension: 4-inch Trail Master
Drivetrain: Lock Right rear, 4.10 gears
Performance Mods: Mildly built 4.0L, Volant cold air intake, Jet Performance chip, Gibson exhaust
Other Doodads: Westin steps and light bar, KC lights, Rhino-lined front bumper and rocker panels, Bushwacker fender flares
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Hydrolocking the engine at the Badlands off-road park. Wasn't that funny at the time though!
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes

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Trail Dodgers
Light Metal Mudder
Vehicle: '03 Dodge Durango
Owner: Zach Champion, Deltona, FL
Tires & Wheels: 35-inch Cooper STT Discovers on 15-inch wheels
Suspension: Custom 2-inch
Drivetrain: 4.56 gears
Performance Mods:5.9L V-8, K&N air intake, Superchips programmer, Flowmaster exhaust
Other Doodads: 3-inch body lift, brushguard
Does everything work the way you want?: Works well, but the transmission could be better
Anything You Would Change?: Solid-axle conversion coming soon

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Power Pump
Vehicle: '96 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Corry Holmes, Helens, OR
Tires & Wheels: 37-inch Toyo Mud Terrains on 17-inch steel wheels
Suspension: 41/2-inch Tuff Country
Drivetrain: NV4500, NP241, Dana 60 front, Dana 80 rear
Performance Mods: 5.9L Cummins with the fuel pump turned up, larger injectors, and K&N air filter
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything You Would Change?: Lockers, lower differential gears, and Banks power pack

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Loose Lugs
Vehicle: '98 Dodge Ram 1500
Owner: Chris Best, Prescott Valley, AZ
Tires & Wheels: 33x12.50 Baja Claws on 15x10 Mickey Thompson Classic IIs
Suspension: 3-inch Rancho
Drivetrain: Lock Rights
Performance Mods: 5.9L V-8, Airaid intake, Borla exhaust
Other Doodads: Warn bumper and winch, custom rocker panels
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Losing my lug nuts followed by the entire wheel in a mud hole!
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything You Would Change?: More lift, taller tires

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Cummins Donor
Vehicle: '81 Dodge W-250
Owner: Leon Booth, Liberty, IN
Tires & Wheels: 33-inch Wild Countrys on 17x10 Welds
Suspension: Stock
Drivetrain: Five-speed with a Southbend clutch, Dana 60 axles, 4.10 gears
Performance Mods: 5.9L Cummins from '92 pickup, intercooler, air intake, Holset HY-35 turbo, SDX injectors, 4-inch exhaust
Other Doodads: 2-inch body lift
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes, works great!
Anything You Would Change?: Maybe go with a bigger tire in the future
Anything To Add?: This truck was an ex-military pickup, and I transferred many of the parts and pieces from a donor '92 Dodge pickup

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Mini Toys 'R' Us
Lake Crawler
Vehicle: '93 Toyota pickup
Owner: Craig Schultz, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50 Pro Comp Mud Terrains on 15x12 Weld wheels
Suspension: Custom solid-axle swap with 7 inches total lift, Rancho front springs, Chevy rear springs, Rancho shocks
Drivetrain: Front axle from '85 Toyota pickup, 5.29 gears
Performance Mods: 22RE, K&N air filter
Other Doodads: Crossover steering, Centerforce clutch, Optima battery
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything You Would Change?: More power and 37s

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Rock
Vehicle: '85 Toyota pickup
Owner: Nick Desha, East Ridge, TN
Tires & Wheels: Q78 (35.5x11.00 TSLs) on 15x8 wheels
Suspension: Rear Toyota pickup leaves in the front, 54-inch S-10 springs in the rear
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: 22RE
Other Doodads: Custom bed and rollbar, custom front bumper, crossover steering
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Showing a group full of Jeeps how well a cheap Toyota that's teamed with a lot of skinny pedal can get the job done!
Does everything work the way you want?: Works great, but of course I want more!
Anything You Would Change?: Needs gears, lockers, winch Anything To Add?: The truck was built by me and my 84-year old grandfather. Thanks for all the help, BJ!

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Dirt Board
Vehicle: '84 Toyota pickup
Owner: Torrey Martin, Cupertino, CA
Tires & Wheels: 33x12.50 Big O Big Foot X/Ts on 15-inch wheels
Suspension: 3-inch Rough Country
Drivetrain: 4.56 gears
Performance Mods: 22R, K&N air filter
Other Doodads: 2-inch body lift, Warn winch, custom front bumper
Does everything work the way you want?: Other than being ultra-slow, it works well
Anything You Would Change?: New engine, crossover steering, and bed rack for my off-road skateboards

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Dependable Lux
Vehicle: '88 Toyota Hi-Lux
Owner: Joe Christopher, Cambridge, UK
Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50 Mastercraft Coursers on 15x8 Aluminum wheels
Suspension: 5-inch All-Pro Off-Road, Skyjacker shocks
Drivetrain: Lock Right lockers, 4.56 gears
Performance Mods: Stock
Other Doodads: Custom snorkel, bobbed bed, Trail Gear crossover steering
Does everything work the way you want?: Works well, but I wish it didn't break down so much!
Anything You Would Change?: Land Cruiser axles with E-lockers, 4.88 gears, 40-inch Boggers

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Snow Tim
Vehicle: '84 Toyota pickup
Owner: Tim Montgomery, Walla Walla, WA
Tires & Wheels: 39.5-inch Iroks on 15x12 Mickey Thompson wheels
Suspension: 4-inch
Drivetrain: Lock Right front, Detroit Locker rear, 5.29 gears
Performance Mods: 22R, K&N air filter, headers, Flowmaster exhaust, fuel injection from '90s pickup
Other Doodads: 3-inch body lift, Mile Marker winch, Bud Built crossmember, 2-inch drivetrain lift
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything You Would Change?: Beadlocks are next on the list
Anything To Add?: This is mainly my snow wheeler, but I am always up for trying new terrain!

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High Miles, Low Stance
Vehicle: '92 Toyota pickup
Owner: Dave Holmes, Santa Monica, CA
Tires & Wheels: 31x10.50 Mesa CTs on 15-inch wheels
Suspension: Stock
Drivetrain: 4.10 gears
Performance Mods: 22RE
Other Doodads: Custom bed rack
Does everything work the way you want?: Absolutely. It's a great little truck for running on the beaches and soft sand around my place in Mexico.
Anything You Would Change?: 4.56 gears Anything To Add?: Just hit 290,000 miles!

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Island Wash
Vehicle: '83 Toyota pickup
Owner: Kyle Gabelein, Whidbey Island, WA
Tires & Wheels: 33x9.50 Mud Terrains on 15-inch wheels
Suspension: 2-inch All-Pro Off-Road, Pro Comp shocks
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: 22R, RV cam, header, Weber carburetor, Cherry Bomb muffler
Other Doodads: Custom bodywork
Does everything work the way you want?: Most of the time
Anything You Would Change?: Gears, lockers, transmission

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Molten IFS
Vehicle: '94 Toyota pickup
Owner: Kyle Moulton, San Jose, CA
Tires & Wheels: 36x12.50 SXs on 15-inch wheels
Suspension: Custom solid-axle conversion with 4-inch front YJ springs and 63-inch Chevy rear leaves, Bilstein shocks
Drivetrain: Front axle from '85 Toyota pickup, spool rear
Performance Mods: 3.4L from '96 4Runner
Other Doodads: Custom cage and sliders
Does everything work the way you want?: Works great, but could stand to be a little lower
Anything You Would Change?: Dual transfer cases

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Strange Gang
Less Than 5
Vehicle: '79 Jeep CJ-5
Owner: Josh Hilliard, Cisne, IL
Tires & Wheels: 32x11.50 Uniroyal Mud Terrains on 15-inch chrome wheels
Suspension: Stock
Drivetrain: T-150, Dana 20, Dana 30 front, AMC 20 rear
Performance Mods: 258ci
Other Doodads: Custom rear fenders made from 55-gallon drum, wooden bed, ping-pong table firewall, bathroom towel rack grab bar, 6-gallon boat tank
Does everything work the way you want?: Everything works great except Third gear, but who really wants to go that fast anyways?
Anything You Would Change?: Front fenders coming soon!
Anything To Add?: I have less than 400 bucks in it and it works great for just playing around in the mud

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Mud Bog Express
Vehicle: '80 Carpenter Short Bus
Owner: David Singleton, Spokane, WA Tires: 44-inch TSLs
Suspension: Four-link with airbags
Drivetrain: Dana 60 front, 14-bolt rear, 4.10 gears
Performance Mods: Stroked 350ci
Does everything work the way you want?: Works great!
Anything You Would Change?: Bigger axles
Anything To Add?: What better way to haul 20 of your closest buddies through the local mud hole?

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Scooby Doo!
Vehicle: '85 Subaru GL 4x4
Owner: Jason Seog, Sandy, OR
Tires & Wheels: 195/75/14 Rocky Mountain tires on 14-inch Peugeot 505 wheels
Suspension: Stock
Drivetrain: Stock four-speed with low-range option and welded rear
Performance Mods: 1.8L
Other Doodads: Trail gear, GPS, overhead lights
Funniest Wheeling Incident: The looks I get every time I drive onto the trail!
Does everything work the way you want?: Oh yeah!
Anything You Would Change?: SJR lift, bigger tires, five-speed, better bumpers
Anything To Add?: I wheel mostly with built Jeeps, Toyotas, and a few other Subarus. It's lightweight mixed with a good line choice, and steady determination gets her where I need to go. I keep thinking that one of these days I will upgrade to a real 4x4, but for now this is just too much fun!

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Cream Of The Crop
Vehicle: Custom FJ-6A
Owner: Jason Monday, Nacogdoches, TX
Tires & Wheels: 35-inch Nitto Mud Grapplers on 20-inch Helo wheels
Suspension: Modified stock
Drivetrain: TH350, Dana 44 front, Dana 53 rear, 4.88 gears
Performance Mods: 350ci
Other Doodads: Warn winch, custom stereo, lots of ice cream!
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Pulling a stuck truck off of the side of the road with the ice cream music blaring.
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes

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