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May 2015 Readers’ Rides

Posted in News on March 25, 2015
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Photographers: Readers

Custom Cabber
Vehicle: 1984 Toyota Custom Cab pickup
Owner: Adam Litke, Grass Valley, CA
Tires & Wheels: 35x12.5R15 Craigslist specials on 15x10 aluminum wheels, 11⁄2-inch wheel spacers
Suspension: Rancho 21⁄2-inch-lift Wagoneer front springs, 63-inch Chevy rear springs, U-bolt flip kit, Pro Comp shocks
Drivetrain: 5-speed manual transmission, 4.7:1 Trail-Gear transfer case gears, Trail-Gear front chromoly 27-spline Birfields and axleshafts, knuckle gusset kit, 4x4 Labs hi-steer kit, 6-stud steering arms, ’88 4Runner rear axle with welded diff, 4.88 gears
Performance Mods: Stock 22R, header, 21⁄4-inch MagnaFlow exhaust Other Doodads: 4x4 Labs custom sliders, Trail-Gear bumpers, custom camper shell to match the height of the custom cab, All Pro transfer-case parking brake, rock lights
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Getting pulled over 10 minutes after I made it to Moab, Utah, for not using my turn signal
Does Everything Work the Way You Want?: Everything works great
Anything You Would Change?: ARB Air Lockers
Anything to Add?: I have owned five Toyota custom cabs and still have three of them

Blue Bomber
Vehicle: 1994 Toyota Xtra Cab SR5
Owner: Noah West
Tires & Wheels: 33x11.5 BFGoodrich KM2s on Ultra Motorsports wheels
Suspension: 2-inch body lift, Rancho RS5000 shocks
Drivetrain: Stock Performance Mods: New Jasper 3VZE 3.0L V-6, Doug Thorley headers, stainless exhaust pipes, Pacesetter muffler
Other Doodads: Warn Bumpers, 130-watt KC Daylighters, new removable-bulb headlights, Hella air horn
Anything to Add?: I named it Bruiser due to the paint color and the way I bash everything into the ground

Murderous Z71
Vehicle: 2014 Silverado 1500 Z71
Owner: Jon Leonard, Meridianville, AL
Tires & Wheels: 35x12.5R20 Mickey Thompson Deegan 38s on 20-inch TIS Monster Energy 534B wheels
Suspension: 7-inch Rough Country lift
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: Cold air intake, Flowmaster exhaust
Funniest Wheeling Incident: I dented the front bumper trying to get through a mud hole. That helped me make the decision that I need more ground clearance.
Does Everything Work the Way You Want?: Everything works well together
Anything You Would Change?: I’d possibly change the gearing in the rearend. Waiting on brackets to mount my 50-inch LED bar. Would like Iron Cross bumpers, step bars, a winch, and fender flares.

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