Ken Webster of Woodland, California, sent in this shot of his 1999 Dodge Durango. It sports a high-pinion Dana 44 front axle with OX U-joints and Warn axleshafts. The rear is a Dana 60 with an ARB. The lift is 8 inches taller than stock, enough to clear 35-inch MTRs on 16-inch Rock Crawlers. Other goodies include onboard air, a Hanson front bumper, a 12,000-pound MileMarker winch, 3-inch exhaust, and two Flowmaster 40 Series mufflers.
Many rigs have been seen lifting a tire or two near Attica, Indiana. Anthony Goshen of Fort Wayne, Indiana, will confirm this picture was taken in a spot favored by most who visit the Badlands Off-Road Park. Pushing the limits of his mildly built 1987 Ford Bronco II, Anthony claims his rig is a Badlands veteran. It sports such improvements as ARB Air Lockers, a Hanson Bumper, a 2-inch suspension lift, and 32-inch Swampers.
Gregory Mignery of Chicago has a hard time going anywhere in his 1995 Defender 90 without the family begging if they can tag along. We're not surprised - who wouldn't want to ride in a tricked-out exotic rig like this? With 3 inches of suspension lift and 33-inch BFGs for traction, we bet this little Rover is quite a machine on the trail. Greg says he added a snorkel, ARB Air Lockers, and Rockware sliders just to set the rig apart from the rest. Well done, Greg. We haven't seen one like it until now.
This Canada-based 1986 Toyota is most certainly stuck. Its owner, Troy Kish, and a buddy had to work for nearly three hours to free the truck. Front and rear lockers helped Troy get it into this predicament, but the Warn 8274 is what got them out. Not shown are the 35-inch Boggers and a 4-inch suspension lift.
Michael Helbert of Arlington, Texas, owns this 1992 Ford Explorer. He says he convinced his wife to let him cut the roof off the family car after a slight rollover. From there, it just got worse. Now the rig sits on 36x12.50 Super Swampers mounted to 15-inch Rock Crawler wheels. This unique trail rig features a high-pinion Dana 44 front axle and a Ford 9-inch rear. Both axles are locked with 5.13:1 gearing. Michael tells us the engine and running gear will remain stock until he can convince his wife otherwise.