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Off-Road Rides - April 2014

Posted in News on March 4, 2014
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Fighter Within
Vehicle: 1983 Jeep CJ-7
Owner: Seth Hobbie
Chassis: Stock frame with 3-inch body lift
Engine: Built Chevy 350ci V-8 with a gear drive
Drivetrain: TH350 auto tranny with B&M shifter
Suspension: 6-inch spring lift
Steering: Crossover steering with dual steering stabilizers
Tires/Wheels: 39.5-inch Super Swamper Iroks
Interior: Vinyl bucket seats
Other Parts: Lots of chrome add-ons, nerf bars, fire extinguisher

A2 Trails
Vehicle: 1984 Chevy K20
Owner: David Spark
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Chassis: Stock but Rhino Lined
Engine: Chevy small-block 350ci V-8 with Edelbrock 650CFM carb and intake, Hooker headers, aluminum radiator
Drivetrain: 700-R4 automatic transmission Warn premium locking hubs on front 10-Bolt axle, 14-Bolt rear axle
Suspension: Rough Country full spring 4-inch lift.
Steering: 1-ton tie rod ends and stock components, Rancho steering stabilizer.
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 35-inch Toyo Mud Country M/Ts on 16-inch black aluminum wheels.
Interior: Clarion deck, Polk 6-inch Speakers in custom diamond-plate door panels.
Other Parts:, KC off road lights, Cobra CB radio, rear off-road lights
Future Plans: Locked front and rear, on-board air system, more lights and custom tube bumpers.
Favorite Off-Road Area: Dove Valley, Crown King, Table Mesa Road, and anywhere I can get muddy!

Built for Baja
Vehicle: 1968 Volkswagen Baja Bug
Owner: Brandon Nolen
Location: Apple Valley, California
Chassis: Bumper-to-bumper rollcage
Engine: GM 2.4L Ecotec
Drive train: 002 Wright Gearbox
Suspension: 6-inch-wider beam, 4x1-inch arms, 2.0 King coilovers, 5x5-inch rear arms, 2.5 Fox coilovers, 2.5 F-O-A triple bypass
Steering: HD rack-and-pinion, Heim joint steering
Brakes: Jamar billet front disk brakes, Porsche rear disk brakes
Tire/Wheel: BTR beadlocks on BFG All-Terrains
Interior: Beard seats, Crow harnesses, Momo steering wheel, AutoMeter gauges, Rugged Radios intercom, custom 15-gallon fuel cell
Other Parts: Custom-built roof rack and spare tire mount
Favorite Off-Road Area: Barstow, Lucerne, Dumont Dunes, California

Future TT
Vehicle: 1990 Chevy Silverado Extended Cab
Owner: Brendan Shanahan
Chassis: Stock
Engine: Planned 383 Stroker
Suspension: CST suspension lift
Drivetrain: 10-Bolt rear axle
Tires/Wheels: 33-inch General Grabber A/T tires
Interior: Plans for a new one
Other parts: Kibbetech front bumper with 32-inch Rigid LED light bar, ’95 front clip and mirrors

Submit Your Ride!
Want to see your off-road ride in OFF-ROAD Rides? Take a snap shot and email it to, or snail mail it to:
1733 Alton Parkway, Ste. 100
Irvine, CA 92606

Please include the following information with your truck submission:
• Vehicle
• Owner
• location
• Chassis
• Engine
• Drivetrain
• Suspension
• Steering
• Brakes
• Tires/wheels
• Interior
• Other Parts
• Favorite Off-Road Area

We want to see more of your off-road rides! Send them to us at It doesn’t matter if you have a million-dollar Trophy Truck or a bathtub on wheels. If it’s in the dirt, we want to see it! Don’t forget to tell us as much as you can about your ride. And by the way, some of our favorite Off-Road Rides become full features in the magazine. So send in your pics!

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