Lloyd Thomas took this shot at Superstition, Montana. He says his '95 XJ has a bone-stock 4.0L in it. The suspension, however, is a Rubicon Express "extreme-duty" 5 1/2-inch kit with 2-inch coil spacers in front and extended shackles on top of the RE springs in the rear. It's got an open Dana 44 rear axle, with a CV driveshaft and slip-yoke eliminator to help prevent vibrations. The front axle is a Dana 30, which remains open as well. Lloyd added Olympic rock sliders and a Skid Row transfer case and lower control-arm skidplates. The Con-Ferr roof rack rounds out Lloyd's list of mods.
Julio Lima of Brasilia, Brazil, spends his weekends wheeling his '98 Jeep TJ on backcountry trails. Brasilia is located right in the middle of the country, so there are a ton of places to play near his home. Julio says, "There aren't many Wranglers here in Brazil prepared for trail use since here it's an import car and is difficult to find accessories and parts, so I always get a lot of looks wherever I go." This picture was taken during a four-day off-backcountry trip to a region called Jalapo in the state of Tocantins. Julio's rig features a custom snorkel, a Rancho Rockcrawler suspension system, 33-inch BFG MTs, a K&N air filter, a Warn 9,000-pound winch, and a set of custom-built bumpers.
This 91 Ford Explorer was sent to us via e-mail by Marshall Graves of Denver Colorado. With a high-pinion Dana 44 full width front axle in place of the weak factory IFS this rig looks to be a great trail performer. Marshall installed Powertrax lockers front and rear, along with 36-inch Iroks. Other mentionable items include a custom rear bumper and rock sliders, and approximately 12-inches of lift.
Working Hard, or Hardly Working?
This '91 Chevy 1500 Sport is owned by Josh Parsons of Lenox, Pennsylvania. Equipped with a 5.7L V-8 sporting a high-flow exhaust system, free-flowing intake, and several other engine mods, clearly Josh uses his truck for work and play. We just hope we don't get him in trouble with his boss for displaying his "work" truck in a work-free environment. We won't tell if you don't.