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April 2015 - Readers’ Rides

Posted in News on February 23, 2015
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Photographers: Readers

Philippine Pajero
Vehicle: 1989 Mitsubishi Pajero 5-door
Owner: Justin Parco, Philippines
Tires & Wheels: 35x12.5R15 CST Land Dragons on 15x10 AMS alloy mags, -44mm offset
Suspension: Front Land Cruiser coils, Pro Comp shocks, rear Old Man Emu Nitrochargers, SOA
Drivetrain: Stock except for front Dana 30 axle, 4.875 gears
Performance Mods: Rebored 2.5L 4D56 diesel, snorkel
Other Doodads: Custom bumpers, custom armor and roof racks, vinyl-covered body, Warn M8000 winch, LED fogs
Funniest Wheeling Incident: I was flexing nicely when one of my coils popped out (forgot to clip it)
Does Everything Work the Way You Want?: Yes
Anything You Would Change?: Turbo engine, regear, 38-inch tires, hopefully lockers

Yooper Jeep
Vehicle: 1946 CJ-2A
Owner: Travis Foos, 12 years old, Wallace, MI
Tires & Wheels: 7.00x16 military tires on 16-inch steelies
Suspension: Axle over leaf spring
Drivetrain: T9 transmission, Dana 18 transfer case, Dana 25 front axle, Dana 41 rear axle
Performance Mods: 4-134 Willys Flat Head, antifowler spark plug
Other Doodads: Headlight guard, camouflage netting, towrope, 30-foot towstrap, hand-winch, jerrycans, flashing light, siren, antenna, tire chains, lots of rust, Bondo, and a heavy right foot
Funniest Wheeling Incident: My grandpa was following me and I lost him because my Jeep was smoking so bad
Does Everything Work the Way You Want?: Sort of
Anything You Would Change?: I would put on a new set of snow tires and add a spare tire
Anything to Add?: I got my Jeep when I was 9 and this is my fourth year driving it

The King
Vehicle: 1970 Kaiser M818 bobbed 5-ton military semi
Owner: Travis Bowman, Big Rapids, MI
Tires & Wheels: 11.00x20 Titan tires, 20-inch stock military rims
Suspension: Front springs are stock, rear are F800 Ford dump truck springs
Drivetrain: 855ci Cummins 250, 5-speed manual trans, divorced 2-speed transfer case
Performance Mods: MBRP 4-inch muffler on stack
Other Doodads: 8,000-pound winch on front to lift plow and pull out them little trucks, shortened frame to install Z71 short box, dual hitches on rear, stock glad hands
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Breaking too many straps
Does Everything Work the Way You Want?: Awesome truck but a little too heavy for mud bogging
Anything You Would Change?: 53-inch Michelins when these wear out
Anything to Add?: Would be nice to have a loud stereo

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Submission Information
Send us a picture of your ride if you’ve never done so. We keep a surplus of Readers’ Rides submissions, but only one submission per person, and we love all off-road vehicles so send in your entries whether your rig is stock or not. Make sure each digital image is at least 1,600 by 1,200 pixels (or two megapixels) and saved as a TIFF, EPS, or maximum-quality JPEG file. Write to: Readers’ Rides, 4-Wheel & Off-Road, 831 S. Douglas St., El Segundo, CA 90245 Email to: readersrides@4wheeloffroad.com

Vehicle (year, make, model)
Owner (name, city, state)
Tires & Wheels (size, make, model)
Suspension (lift, springs, shocks)
Drivetrain (tranny, transfer case, axles)
Performance (engine mods)
Other mods
Does it work the way you want?
Anything you would change?
Funniest Wheeling Incident
Anything to add?

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