Carl St Clair - 1990 Toyota 4Runner
Driver: Carl St. Clair
Where did you come from?:Greenwood, IN
Did you tow it out or drive it?:Towed
How long have you been off-roading?:26 years
What got you into 4x4s?:Neighbors as a kid
Favorite part of the trip:Playing on the rocks; watching Page drive
Funniest thing you saw happen:Dan Finder's shower at the car wash.
What was your least favorite part of the trip?:The all-nighter to put the front end back together.
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
Would you kick out your co-driver if we had a supermodel to ride in your truck?:She could ride in the backseat, but I wouldn't kick out my co-driver.
Would you do it again next year, or would it be asking too much of your battered body?:Without a doubt, I'd do it again
Favorite truck on the trip (besides your own):The FJ, even though it's painted like a turtle.
Co-Driver:Page St. Clair
Occupation:Teacher, jewelry designer
Vehicle: Toyota 4Runner
Tires/Wheels:39-inch BFG Krawlers/17x9 1/2 Allied Rock-a-thon bead locks
Steering:PSC hydraulic assist
Front suspension:Outback Off Road Gear three-link coilover
Rear suspension:Outback Off Road Gear four-link coilover
Front drivetrain:Toyota housing/ARB/Yukon 5.29 gears/Bobby Long chromoly axleshafts
Rear drivetrain:Toyota Housing/ARB then Detroit Locker (ran each half of trip)/Yukon 529/All Pro chromoly axleshafts
Driveshafts:Six States custom made
Tranny:Stock Toyota automatic
Transfer case(s)/ratio(s)/other mods:Dual case rear 5:1/front stock
Engine/Mods:3.0 V-6 Toyota/air intake/ Premier high-output alternator and welder
Bumpers/rails/rollcage:Custom by Outback Off Road Gear
Winch:Warn 9.5ti in the front; Warn 9000 XD rear/Winchline synthetic rope all around
What (on your truck) gave you problems during the trip?:Ring gears, front end because I tried to land the Toyota. (They fly, but watch the landing.)