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2006 Ultimate Adventure Truck and Driver Profiles - Randy Rubin - 1990 Jeep Wrangler

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2006 on November 1, 2006
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Driver: Randy C. Rubin


Occupation:Litigation attorney

Where did you come from?:Roseburg, OR

Did you tow it out or drive it?:Towed to Boise, drove it from Idaho Falls to Boise covered in dried cow mud.

How long have you been off-roading?:26 years

What got you into 4x4s?:Too many tickets on the road. Off road, almost anything goes. Being an attorney also helps.

Favorite part of the trip:It's a toss up between completing the first trail without breaking a fourth front driveline or watching Trent working on his great escape from being duct taped to the plastic chair. (If you need photos I have them!)

What was your least favorite part of the trip?:Driving through and over the Mormon crickets.

Hardtop, soft top, or no top:Bikini top

Would you want to work for a 4x4 mag now that you've met us and seen what we do?:Sure! Part time would be better. I would miss my day job and income.

Would you kick out your co-driver if we had a supermodel to ride in your truck?:Sure! My co-pilot walked most of the rock trails and got out for the mud. Hell, there was plenty of room in Jeff Nasi's ride for Virgle

Would you do it again next year, or would it be asking too much of your battered body?:I would do it again in a heartbeat! Anytime, anywhere!

Favorite truck on the trip (besides your own):Trent's Superlift YJ. The coilover front suspension is trick!

Co-Driver:Virgle Osborne


Occupation:Sales manager, FCC Commercial Furniture

Vehicle: Jeep Wrangler YJ


Tires/Wheels:39-inch BFG Krawlers/17x9 MRW bead locks

Steering:Borgeson steering shaft, Saginaw Box, Sky Mfg. High Steer Arms, KWT Heim Joints and tie rod, and drag link

Front suspension:Rubicon Express SOA, Bilstein shocks

Rear suspension:Rubicon Express SOA Rancho shocks

Front drivetrain:KWT Dana 60, ARB Locker/4.88:1/Yukon Gears/Dutchman 35-spline inner and outer alloy axles, Tera Low Hubs

Rear drivetrain:KWT Dana 60 Full Floater, Detroit Locker/4.88:1/Yukon Gears/Dutchman 35-spline alloy axles

Driveshafts:Rear 1310 CV Six States, Front 1310 Driveline Service of Boise

Tranny:NV4500, Center Force clutch

Transfer case(s)/ratio(s)/other mods:Atlas II, 4.3:1 low

Engine/Mods:383ci small-block Chevy stroker, TBI, headman headers, Flowmaster Hush II mufflers, MSD Ignition, 9:1 compression, forged rods, pistons, crank, Milodon oil pan and pump

Bumpers/rails/rollcage:Front Stinger Poison Spyder, front and rear bumper: BBM, Rollcage BBM

Winch:Warn 9.5ti

What (on your truck) gave you problems during the trip?:Holley TBI Fuel Injection and front drivelines. The Holley TBI system has since been removed and an Edelbrock TPI system is being installed. The front driveline issue was resolved by Driveline Service of Boise.

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