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2006 Ultimate Adventure Truck and Driver Profiles - Greg Higgs- 1987 Suzuki Samurai

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2006 on November 1, 2006
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Driver: Greg Higgs


Occupation:Sales, Fab Fours

Where did you come from?:Houston, TX

Did you tow it out or drive it?:Towed it

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

What got you into 4x4s?:Started with a go-cart, will never end

Favorite part of the trip:Letting the Hemi scream up the dunes--hell yeah!

Funniest thing you saw happen:Mac from Yukon getting pants'd in the parking lot by RJ. That was the best pantsing ever. [Editor's note: Agreed! And the delayed reaction was priceless. It was like he was in denial.]

What was your least favorite part of the trip?:Not sleeping for two weeks before the trip only to show up with a truck that was 70 percent done. She was done by the end of the trip!

Hardtop, soft top, or no top:Soft top and wind jammer.

Would you want to work for a 4x4 mag now that you've met us and seen what we do?:Tough call--I felt Fred's pain when we were wrenching in lovely Hemet in a steel building in 120 degrees.

Would you kick out your co-driver if we had a supermodel to ride in your truck?:Let's see, 260-pound, hairy RJ or supermodel. Can I get back to you on that?

Would you do it again next year, or would it be asking too much of your battered body?:Count us in, we are gluttons for punishment.

Favorite truck on the trip (besides your own):Have to go with the other Sami--Tim's

Co-Driver:RJ Lynn


Occupation:Engineering, Fab Fours

Vehicle: Suzuki SJ410 long wheelbase Samurai


Tires/Wheels:39-inch BFG Krawlers/American Racing Chambers

Steering:PSC full hydraulic kit

Front suspension:Three-link with King coilovers

Rear suspension:Four-link with Kink coilovers

Front drivetrain:Avalanche Advantage, Detroit, Currie Hi-9, 4.88 gears, Warn Lockouts

Rear drivetrain:Avalanche Advantage, Detroit, Hi-9, 4.88 gears

Driveshafts:Front Range

Tranny:45 RFE

Transfer case(s)/ratio(s)/other mods:Atlas 3.8

Engine/Mods:'93 Chevy TBI 350

Bumpers/rails/rollcage:ustom cage and boatsides by Fab Fours

Winch:Warn 9500

What (on your truck) gave you problems during the trip?:Intermediary material that mounted the bumper--who picked that? Had some lockout issues, and front driveshaft offset U-joint issues under speed.

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