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

With Drivers
Ken Brubaker
| Senior Editor, Four Wheeler
Posted November 1, 2009
Contributors: Douglas McColloch
Photographers: Sean P. Holman

Durango With Go

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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