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Ultimate Adventure 2013 - The Dirty Dozen

Posted in News on April 3, 2013 Comment (0)
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Each year we put out a call-to-action for all off-roaders who deem themselves and their rigs fit for the task of a full week of 4-wheeling, covering multiple states and thousands of grueling miles. If you think you meet the requirements and are up for the task of wheeling through some of the most incredible trails in the country, we want you to apply to take part in a once in a lifetime adventure, the Ultimate Adventure! Ever since the beginning of Ultimate Adventure we have gotten hundreds of applications from hopeful readers eager to join the elite ranks of those who have gone before.

We present to you, our online fans, a view inside the decision making for who is to join us on our 2013 Ultimate Adventure. The deadline to enter has passed and we have narrowed down our selection to these 12 applicants. Who exactly is going on UA13? We can't tell you. Not because we don't want to but because we haven't decided yet. We want your opinion! Tell us who you would like to see join our crew on Ultimate Adventure 2013 by commenting on these 12 finalists in the "Comments" section below! And stay tuned to www.4wor.com for more updates on Ultimate Adventure 2013!

Remember, you are not voting on who will attend Ultimate Adventure. This is not a contest and the final decision is up to the 4-Wheel & Off-Road staff. We are only looking for INPUT and OPINIONS on who you would like to see join us on this trip.

Driver: Thomas Dominik
Age: 35
State: Illinois
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 2010 Jeep Wrangler
Engine: 3.8L V6
Transmission: Chrysler NSG370 6-speed manual
Transfer Cases: NV241 Rock-Trak Rubicon 4:1 T-case
Front Axle: Dana 44
Differential: Factory Rubicon electronic Tru-Loc
Ratio: 4.10:1
Rear Axle: Dana 44
Differential: Factory Rubicon electronic Tru-Loc
Ratio: 4.10:1
Front Suspension: 3.25-inch Rusty's Advanced lift Coil sprung 4-link with heavy duty Teraflex track-bar, dual steering stabilizers
Rear Suspension: 3.25-inch Rusty's Advanced lift Coil sprung 4-link with heavy duty Teraflex track bar
Tires: 37-inch BF Goodrich KM2's
Winch: 12,000 pound capacity winch
How long have you owned this vehicle: 3 Years
How long have you been wheeling: 5 Years

Driver: Aaron Duncan
Age: 33
State: California
Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma
Engine: 3.4L V6
Transmission: Stock Automatic
Transfer Cases: Toyota Crawl Box with a flipped Dana 300 double T-case setup
Front Axle: High Pinion Dana 60
Differential: Detroit Locker
Ratio: 5.13:1
Rear Axle:14-Bolt
Differential: Spool
Ratio: 5.13:1
Front Suspension: 3-inch All Pro leaf springs
Rear Suspension: 4-inch Marlin leafs
Tires: 42x14R17 Super Swamper Iroks
Winch: Warn 12,000 pound winch
How long have you owned this vehicle: 2.5 years
How long have you been wheeling: 17 years

Driver: Alan Buchholz
Age: 26
State: Minnesota
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1989 Jeep CJ10A
Engine: Chevy 350 TBI
Transmission: Automatic
Transfer Cases: NP231 with slip yoke eliminator
Front Axle: Dana 44
Differential: Detroit Locker
Ratio: 4.88:1
Rear Axle: Dana 60
Differential: Lincoln Locker
Ratio: 4.88:1
Front Suspension: Leaf springs with spring sliders
Rear Suspension: Custom 4-link with coil springs
Tires: 37-inch Goodyear tires
Winch: Warn winch
How long have you owned this vehicle: 4 years
How long have you been wheeling: 9 years

Driver: Artur Pasternak
Age: 42
Location: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1989 Suzuki Sidekick
Engine: 2.5L V6
Transmission: Automatic
Transfer Cases: Dual T-cases with front Toyota and rear Dana 300
Front Axle: Dana 44
Differential: ARB
Ratio: 5.88:1
Rear Axle: Dana 70
Differential: ARB
Ratio: 5.86:1
Front Suspension: Long Arm radius arms with remote reservoir coilovers
Rear Suspension: Double X 4-link coilovers with hydraulic bump stops
Tires: 37-inch Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains
Winch: Warn M8000 winch
How long have you owned this vehicle: 20 years
How long have you been wheeling: 20 years

Driver: Charles D. Smith Jr.
Age: 34
State: Georgia
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1990 Chevy K5 Blazer
Engine: 350 c.i. V8
Transmission: 700R4 automatic
Transfer Cases: NP205
Front Axle: Dodge Dana 60
Differential: Spool
Ratio: 4.56:1
Rear Axle: GM 14-Bolt
Differential: Detroit Locker
Ratio: 4.56:1
Front Suspension: 8-inch Pro Comp springs
Rear Suspension: 6-inch Pro Comp springs with Offroad Design shackle flip
Tires: 42-inch Super Swamper Irok's
Winch: Warn 8000 pound winch
How long have you owned this vehicle: 16 years
How long have you been wheeling: 10 years

Driver: Eduardo Ruiz
Age: 37
State: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 2005 Jeep Wrangler TJ
Engine: Supercharged 4.0L inline-6
Transmission: 42RLE
Transfer Cases: Rubicon Rock-Trak 4:1 T-case
Front Axle: Dynatrac 60
Differential: ARB Air Locker
Ratio: 5.38:1
Rear Axle: Dynatrac 60
Differential: ARB Air-Locker
Ratio: 5.38:1
Front Suspension: TNT Customs Y-link
Rear Suspension: TNT Customs Y-link
Tires: 39.5x18R15 Super Swamper Boogers
Winch: 9500 pound hydraulic winch
How long have you owned this vehicle: 8 years
How long have you been wheeling: 21 years

Driver: Sage Lundell
Age: 35
State: Utah
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Pickup
Engine: 2.4L 22RE
Transmission: W56 5-speed manual
Transfer Cases: Dual T-cases with 4.7:1 gearing in the rear case
Front Axle: Dana 60
Differential: Spartan Locker
Ratio: 4.56:1
Rear Axle: AAM 10.5
Differential: Detroit Locker
Ratio: 4.56:1
Front Suspension: 4-inch lift springs
Rear Suspension: 4-inch lift springs
Tires: 40-inch Goodyear Wrangler MTR's
Winch: 8000 pound winch
How long have you owned this vehicle: 6 years
How long have you been wheeling: 20 years

Driver: Thomas Chambers
Age: 47
State: Illinios
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ
Engine: 2.5L 4-cylinder
Transmission: AX-5 5-speed manual
Transfer Cases: NP231
Front Axle: Dana 30
Differential: ARB Air Locker
Ratio: 4.10:1
Rear Axle: Dana 35
Differential: ARB Air Locker
Ratio: 4.10:1
Front Suspension: Short arm 4-inch lift
Rear Suspension: Short arm 4-inch lift
Tires: 35x10.5R15 Super Swamper SSR's
Winch: Warn M8000 winch
How long have you owned this vehicle: Almost 2 years
How long have you been wheeling: 2 years

Driver: Erik Miller
Age: 26
State: Maryland
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Engine: 5.9L V8
Transmission: 46RE Automatic
Transfer Cases: Atlas 4 T-case
Front Axle: Spidertrax 9-Inch
Differential: Hi-9 with ARB Air Locker
Ratio: 5.40:1
Rear Axle: Spidertrax 9-Inch
Differential: ARB Air Locker
Ratio: 5.40:1
Front Suspension: Clayton Offroad 3-link with FOX Racing shocks
Rear Suspension: Clayton Offroad 4-link with FOX Racing shocks
Tires: 35-inch BF Goodrich KM2 Mud Terrains

Driver: Ken Smith
Age: 35
State: South Carolina
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1948 Willys CJ2A
Engine: Buick Oddfire V6
Transmission: T-18A 4-speed manual
Transfer Cases: Dual T-cases with Dana 18 and Dana 20 with Warn Overdrive
Front Axle: Dana 44 Widetrack
Differential: Detroit Softlock
Ratio: 5.38:1
Rear Axle: Dana 44 Widetrack
Differential: Detroit Softlock
Ratio: 5.38:1
Front Suspension: Hybrid M38 military wrapped main leaf springs with 1971 CJ5 secondary leafs
Rear Suspension: Hybrid M38 military wrapped main leaf springs with 1971 CJ5 secondary leafs
Tires: 35x16R15 Super Swampers Boggers
Winch: Warn 8274 with Spydura synthetic rope
How long have you owned this vehicle: 2 years
How long have you been wheeling: 20 years

Driver: Tyler Arter
Age: 30
State: Nebraska
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ
Engine: 4.0L Inline-6
Transmission: 32RH Automatic
Transfer Cases: NP231 with Slip Yoke Eliminator
Front Axle: Dana 60
Differential: Detroit Locker
Ratio: 5.13:1
Rear Axle: 14-Bolt
Differential: Detroit Locker
Ratio: 5.13:1
Front Suspension: 3-link with 12-inch stroke FOA coilovers
Rear Suspension: Triangulated 4-Link with Eibach coil springs and 14-inch stroke reservoir shocks
Tires: 39x14.5R17 Pitbull Maddog tires
Winch: Warn 8000 pound winch
How long have you owned this vehicle: 8 years
How long have you been wheeling: 15 years

Driver: V.J. Perrin
Age: 41
State: Louisiana
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1985 Chevy K30 CUCV
Engine: 6.2L Detroit Diesel
Transmission: TH400
Transfer Cases: NP208 T-case
Front Axle: Dana 60
Differential: Lincoln Locker
Ratio: 4.56:1
Rear Axle: 14-Bolt
Differential: Detroit Locker
Ratio: 4.56:1
Front Suspension: 6-inch Superlift leaf springs
Rear Suspension: 6-inch Pro Comp leaf springs
Tires: 39.5-inch Super Swamper Irok's
Winch: 12,000 pound winch
How long have you owned this vehicle: 2 Months
How long have you been wheeling: 31 Years

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