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2006 Ultimate Adventure Truck and Driver Profiles - Kane Riccardi - 1981 Jeep Scrambler

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2006 on November 1, 2006
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Driver: Kane Riccardi

Age:33

Occupation:Domestic engineer (stay-at-home dad)

Where did you come from?:Sykesville, MD

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

How long have you been off-roading?:14 years, 6 months, 3 days

What got you into 4x4s?:My dad's '64 Scout when I was a kid

Favorite part of the trip:The sand dunes

Funniest thing you saw happen:Steve Watson spray his dad with rocks.

What was your least favorite part of the trip?:Truck overheating 5 minutes after getting to sand.

Hardtop, soft top, or no top:No top

Would you want to work for a 4x4 mag now that you've met us and seen what we do?:Totally!

Would you kick out your co-driver if we had a supermodel to ride in your truck?:Yes, if my wife didn't know.

Would you do it again next year, or would it be asking too much of your battered body?:I would absolutely do it again at any cost. So yes.

Favorite truck on the trip (besides your own):John's Bronco

Co-Driver:Rob Burkindine

Age:40 (I think he is older)

Occupation:Engineer/Instructor


Vehicle: Jeep Scrambler

Year:1981

Tires/Wheels:37-inch BFG Krawlers/Walker Evans

Steering:West Texas

Front suspension:Spring-over with 3-inch offset center pins, Cage shocks

Rear suspension:Spring-over, Cage shocks

Front drivetrain:Dana 60/E-locker/4.56:1 gears/Yukon axleshafts

Rear drivetrain:9-inch housing/Detroit Locker/4.56:1 gears/35-spline shafts

Driveshafts:Perry Hall Power Equipment long-travel

Tranny:TH350

Transfer case(s)/ratio(s)/other mods:NP203/NP205 with Offroad Design doubler kit

Engine/Mods:408ci small-block Chevy with Dart heads and a huge cam

Bumpers/rails/rollcage:Warn bumpers/Sykesville Offroad rock rails and rollcage

Winch:Warn 8274

What (on your truck) gave you problems during the trip?:Tuning problems with the fuel injection, truck running hot

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