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Off-Road Rides - February 2014

Posted in News on December 25, 2013 Comment (0)
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4 Desert Running

Vehicle: 1996 Toyota 4Runner 4x4 V-6
Owner: Connor Rhoades
Location: San Diego, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 3.4L V-6
Drivetrain: Five-speed manual, 4.10 gears, Air Locker in the rear
Suspension: Old Man Emu Ultimate 2-inch lift kit
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 265/70R16 Firestone Destination All Terrains on stock 16-inch aluminum wheels
Interior: Handmade solid Walnut shift knob
Other Parts: Fresh Evergreen Pearl Paint
Favorite Off-Road Area: Anza Borrego Desert

Wild Rubicon

Vehicle: 2010 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Owner: Matthew Parga-Manasse
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Chassis: Poison Spyder roll cage River Raider skid plate set up
Engine: Stock with Superchip and River Raider snorkel
Drivetrain: 5.38 Superior gears and rear axle shafts in the stock Rubicon D44 axles with Poly Performance C-gussets, Tom Woods driveshafts
Suspension: Rock Krawler's 5.5 Triple Treat with the coilover upgrade package
Steering: PSC hydraulic-assist steering ram
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 38-inch Toyo Cross Country MTs and 18-inch XD Monster wheels
Interior: Trek Armor's seat covers
Other parts: Rigid Industries 50-inch E-series light bar, sPod, Warn RC9.0 winch power, with a Factor 55 thimble, BFH front and rear bumpers, front and rear fender flares, rocker knockers, side armor, B-pillar armor, crusher corners, diff covers and winch fairlead, Off Road Heros soft top
Favorite off-road area: Uwharrie National Forest, North Carolina

Old Iron

Vehicle: 1994 GMC Sierra
Owner: Art Zabala
Location: Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Chassis: Stock
Engine: Stock, custom cold intake, Griffin radiator, K&N air filter
Drivetrain: 4L60E with B&M shift kit, Auburn limited slip with 4.56 gears, chrome differential cover.
Suspension: Old school Bullseye 3-inch lift spindles, 3-inch Dick Cepek coils and upper control arms, Zabala Racing shock hoop and cross brace, dual Doetsch shocks, National leaf springs
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 35X12.50R15 General Grabbers on American Racing AR 23s
Interior: Billet aluminum dash inserts, Boyd pedals, custom sound system
Other parts: Glassworks fenders, Mikefab front bumper and skid plate, bed-mounted matching spare
Favorite off-road area: Baja, Mexico, and Barstow, California

Submit Your Ride!

Want to see your off-road ride in OFF-ROAD Rides? Take a snapshot 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


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