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2006 Ultimate Adventure Truck and Driver Profiles - Pat Meiwes- 1990 Jeep Wrangler

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2006 on November 1, 2006
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Driver: Pat Meiwes

Age:34

Occupation:Warn SE regional sales manager

Where did you come from?:Greenville, SC

Did you tow it out or drive it?:Towed

How long have you been off-roading?:11 years

What got you into 4x4s?:Work

Favorite part of the trip:Sand dunes and waterfall.

Funniest thing you saw happen:Tom Boyd making jokes over the CB on road days.

What was your least favorite part of the trip?:Not getting into camp at a decent hour.

Hardtop, soft top, or no top:Soft Top

Would you want to work for a 4x4 mag now that you've met us and seen what we do?:Totally, but I think I make more money.

Would you kick out your co-driver if we had a supermodel to ride in your truck?:Definitely, unless my wife would find out, but wait...she would take Kenney Chesney. OK, I am good.

Would you do it again next year, or would it be asking too much of your battered body?:Heck ya...it's all good.

Favorite truck on the trip (besides your own):FJ Cruiser Ninja Turtle (Leonardo)

Co-Driver:Keith Bailey

Age:42

Occupation:Owner of The Off Road Connection in Fultondale, AL


Vehicle: Jeep Wrangler YJ

Year:1990

Tires/Wheels:37-inch BFG Krawlers/Champion bead locks

Steering:Stock

Front suspension:Coilover part of Superlift's X2 Suspension

Rear suspension:Spring-over also part of Superlift's X2 Suspension

Front drivetrain:Dana 44, 4:88. Detroit Locker, Warn Alloy axleshafts

Rear drivetrain:Dana 60, 4:88. Detroit Locker

Driveshafts:Clemson 4 Wheel Center

Tranny:700R4

Transfer case(s)/ratio(s)/other mods:Advance Adapters Atlas II 3.8:1

Engine/Mods:Vortec 350, Edelbrock multiport injection FI, Wrangler dual battery system

Bumpers/rails/rollcage:Warn Bumpers front and rear, Warn Rock Sliders, Off Road Connection rollcage

Winch:Warn 9.5XP

What (on your truck) gave you problems during the trip?:Radiator. Some steering issues.

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