Scott Frary - 2005 Custom Jeep Wrangler
Driver: Scott Frary
Age:In dog years...I'm dead
Occupation:Sales Manager for Eaton/Detroit Locker
Where did you come from?:Seattle, WA
Did you tow it out or drive it?:Towed
How long have you been off-roading?:19 years
What got you into 4x4s?:A friend bought a flattie, from there I was hooked.
Favorite part of the trip:The sand dunes
Funniest thing you saw happen:Trent in his latest fashion accessory...duct tape.
What was your least favorite part of the trip?:Getting back from the sand dunes and finding our tent upside down and full of water. All clothing was soaked. I almost whined.
Hardtop, soft top, or no top:Bikini...not me, the Jeep. The visual made even me gag.
Would you want to work for a 4x4 mag now that you've met us and seen what we do?:No. I don't think I could build a rig and let someone else beat the crap out of it.
Would you kick out your co-driver if we had a supermodel to ride in your truck?:Hell yeah! What are you, nuts?! OK, that was the first response. On second thought...can someone else spot me while she keeps the seat covered?
Would you do it again next year, or would it be asking too much of your battered body?:Yeah. I'd do it again but I'll get a better tent, lobby for a camp cook, and a tour guide with a watch.
Favorite truck on the trip (besides your own):Fred Perry's. Low, 39s, V-8, very cool and it goes anywhere. Even though it's cool, I'd ditch the air shocks.
Vehicle: Custom Jeep
Full Custom Hemi-powered aluminum Jeep built by AFW Motorsports
Tires/Wheels:37-inch BFG Krawlers/Boyd Coddington with Trail Ready bead locks
Steering:PSC Motorsports/Flaming River
Front suspension:Walker Evans/Currie
Rear suspension:Walker Evans/Currie
Front drivetrain:Dynatrac ProRock 60/Detroit/4.88 Precision Gear/40-spline alloy inner and outer shafts/CTM U-joints
Rear drivetrain:Dynatrac ProRock 60/Detroit/4.88 Precision Gear/40-spline semifloat alloy shafts
Tranny:Dodge 5-45 RFE
Transfer case(s)/ratio(s)/other mods:3.0 Atlas Highlander, Heated Mastercraft seats, and Kilby on-board air
Engine/Mods:5.7L Hemi with Street and Performance Headers. K&N Filters and Flowmaster Super 40 muffler
Bumpers/rails/rollcage:All are custom by AFW Motorsports
Winch:Warn 8274-50. Somebody else makes winches?
What (on your truck) gave you problems during the trip?:No real problems. I needed to adjust a limiting strap. Oh...and the moo goo and the locust debris were very tough on the paint. It'll buff out.