The Ultimate Runner
Vehicle: ’06 Toyota 4Runner Owner: Dave Crosby Tires & Wheels: 37x12.50 Irok radials on 17-inch ATX beadlocks Suspension: 3-link front with 14-inch travel King coilovers and bumps, 3-link rear with 12-inch travel King coilovers and bumps, solid aluminum links from Branik Motorsports, Ballistic joints Drivetrain: 4.70:1 Marlin Crawler transfer case Dynatrac Pro Rock 60s, DynaLoc hubs, ARB Air Lockers, 4.88 gears Performance Mods: 4.7L Other Doodads: Modified Shrockworks front bumper, Ramsey winch, Viking winch line, custom rear bumper with a swing-out tire carrier, custom body work Does everything work the way you want?: Yes Anything to add?: I’ve driven the 4Runner from George to the Rubicon trail and back with no problems. It works just as well on road as it does off.
Vehicle: ’87 Suzuki Samurai Owner: Scott Husemann, Elmwood, IL Tires & Wheels: 32x12.50s on 15-inch beadlocks Suspension: Spring-over axle conversion with TeraFlex shackles and Edelbrock shocks Drivetrain: Chromoly axleshafts, Warn hubs, Detroit Lockers Performance Mods: 1.6L Other Doodads: 9,500-pound Warn winch Does everything work the way you want?: Works like my stomper toys that I played with as a kid!
Vehicle: ’06 Toyota Tacoma Owner: Carver Bliss, Boston, MA Tires & Wheels: 33x11.50 BFG KM2s on 16-inch AMX wheels Suspension: 3-inch Old Man Emu Drivetrain: Factory rear E-locker Performance Mods: K&N cold air intake, Gibson exhaust Other Doodads: All Pro Offroad bumper, sliders, PIAA lights Does everything work the way you want?: Needs lower gears Anything you would change?: Solid-axle conversion
Vehicle: ’72 Jeep Commando Owner: Matthew King, Latrobe, PA Tires: 33-inch TrXus M/Ts Suspension: Spring-over axle with stock springs and Rancho shocks Drivetrain: TH400, Dana 20, Dana 30 front, Dana 44 rear with a Lock-Right, 3.73 gears Performance Mods: 401ci, Comp Cams cam, Edelbrock intake, carburetor, and fuel pump Other Doodads: Painless wiring harness, 6-point cage, custom bumpers Does everything work the way you want?: Most of the time Anything you would change?: Fuel injection and a front locker Anything to add?: This 6-year frame-off resto-mod has been a labor of love
The Muddy Mrs.
Vehicle: ’88 Jeep Wrangler Owner: Dave & Tear Potts, Monroe, WA Tires & Wheels: 57-inch Tractor tires on custom wheels Suspension: Custom front leaves, multilink rear with air shocks Drivetrain: NP205, 21⁄2-ton Rockwells Performance Mods: 383ci, 200 shot of NOS Other Doodads: Custom cage and bodywork, fully hydraulic steering Does everything work the way you want?: Yes Anything to add?: So far the truck has taken us to a few First Place wins at some of the local mud bogging races. My husband told me that if I lost he would put a big block in the Jeep. Either way I am having a blast!
Vehicle: ’98 Range Rover Owner: Jeffery Corwin Tires & Wheels: 285/75/16 BFG KM2s on stock wheels Suspension: Modified air suspension that adjusts 2-4 inches over stock Drivetrain: ARB Air Lockers, 4.10 gears Performance Mods: Ported heads, custom exhaust Other Doodads: Custom front bumper with a hidden winch, gas tank skid, HD tie rods Does everything work the way you want?: Yes Anything you would change?: Trim up the rocker panels, add sliders and a rear bumper Anything to add?: I’ve been reading the magazine for years. Keep up the great work!
Vehicle: ’90 Chevy S-10 Owner: Kalvin Joesting, Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada Tires & Wheels: 44-inch Boggers on custom beadlocks Suspension: Custom front and rear 4-links with Walker Evans 12-inch travel coilovers up front and XJ coils in the rear Drivetrain: NP241, Dana 60 axles, Welded spider gears Performance Mods: 4.3L Other Doodads: 10,000-pound winch Does everything work the way you want?: Yes Anything you would change?: Currently building a ’98 Jimmy so the rest of the family can wheel with me!
Vehicle: ’69 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-40 Owner: Steven Girt Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50 BFG KM2s on 17x9 Pro Comp wheels Suspension: Spring-over axle with stock springs Drivetrain: NV4500, FZJ 80 axles Performance Mods: 5.3L Other Doodads: Warn winch, Pro Comp seats, Metal Tech cage, EZ Wiring engine harness, ididit steering column, custom bumpers Does everything work the way you want?: Yes Anything to add?: After four years of building in a little two-car garage, I finally have the Cruiser you see today
Vehicle: ’67 International Scout Owner: Rob Storrie, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Tires: 35x12.50 BFG KM2s Suspension: Custom 4-link front, 2-link rear, King coilovers and bumps at all corners Drivetrain: Dual transfer cases, Dana 44 axles, ARB Air Lockers, 4.56 gears Performance Mods: Ram Jet 350ci, aluminum radiator, Flex-a-lite fans, Flowmaster exhaust Other Doodads: Custom front bumper, Warn winch, custom cage and dash Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Vehicle: ’84 Chevy K-10 Owner: Shaun & Mellissa Heimer, Concordia, KS Tires & Wheels: 315/75/16 Baja Claws on 16x8 American Racing wheels Suspension: 4-inch Rough Country Drivetrain: TH350, NP203, Dana 44 front, 14-bolt rear, 4.10 gears Performance Mods: 350ci, Edelbrock intake and carburetor, Hedman Hedders Other Doodads: Hydra-boost, oak flooring in the bed Does everything work the way you want?: Yes Anything you would change?: NP208, Detroit Lockers, more power, a larger fuel tank Anything to add?: We started with a bare frame and a few spare parts. One year later ended up with this!
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