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2009 Top Truck Challenge Competitor: Corey Casper's 1998 Dodge Durango

Posted in Top Truck Challenge on November 1, 2009
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Contributors: Douglas McColloch
Photographers: Sean P. Holman
Casper painted the Durango Hunter Green and white with custom flames, and then figured there was no reason to destroy his work, so he fabbed and installed a custom exocage. This 'cage has an integrated stinger, winch mount, rock sliders, and light tabs. The winch is a Warn M12000, and the lights are from Light Force. The rig rolls on 47-inch Pitbull Growlers mounted to custom re-centered Hummer H1 wheels.

Somewhere, there's a soccer mom missing an SUV. But hey, it's for the best. This is Corey Casper's Durango, and he knows how to build a rig. After all, he's the owner of Casper Customs 4x4 Parts. To create the rig you see here, Casper blended parts from Chrysler, Ford, and GM. The result is a unique rig that not only marries components from different manufacturers, but combines old and new tech to create a capable machine. You voted this rig the Alternate for 2009.

Owner name/city: Corey Casper/Ammon, Idaho
Occupation: Casper Customs 4x4 Parts
Vehicle model: 1998 Dodge Durango
Estimated value: N/A
Engine/aspiration: 429ci Ford V-8, bored 0.040 over, Edelbrock 750cfm carb, Flowmaster exhaust
Transmission: C6
Transfer case: BorgWarner 13-45
Suspension (f/r): Three-link, F-O-A coilovers/Dodge 6-in 1/2-ton Superlift leaf springs, Pro Comp ES9000 shocks
Axles (f/r): Ford high-pinion Dana 60, Detroit Locker/Corporate 14-bolt, Detroit Locker
Axle ratio: 5.38:1
Wheels: 16.5-in re-centered Hummer H1 beadlock
Tires: 47x21.0-16.5 Pitbull Growler

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