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The Ultimate Adventure 2011 Invited Readers

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2011 on May 1, 2011
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Through countless hours, many sleepless nights, and gallons of office coffee we have finally finished the task of narrowing down the 2011 Ultimate Adventure applicants from the huge pile of envelops and photos that sprawled over our office, to the twelve finalists that you saw here on our website, and finally down to the six readers that have received the invitation to go on this year’s trip. So without further ado we would like to introduce to you, for the first time ever, the six readers and their rigs that will be joining the 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine staff, distinguished cronies, and honored sponsors on the 2011 Ultimate Adventure! Get ready, it’s going to be a wild ride!

Mike Marrero Deltona, FL
1999 Nissan Frontier
Engine: Nissan 3.3 liter V6
Induction: Stock fuel injection
Transmission: Stock 4 speed auto
Transfer case: Stock TX10
Front Axle: Dana 44 high pinion, ARB 5.13 gears
Rear Axle: Rockcrusher high pinion 60, ARB 5.13 gears
Front Suspension: Custom 3 link with coilovers
Rear Suspension: 63” hybrid leafpacks
Tires: BFG KM2’s 315/75R16
Winch: Warn 9.5Ti up front, M8000 out back
All Non-Stock Equipment: Custom suspension front and rear, custom utility bed, dual batteries, full high steer, mangled ARB front bumper, rock sliders, gas tank skid, on board air, winch rope on both winches, Working CB radio, a little armor plating to the cab. Air intake, cat-back exhaust, upgraded motor mounts, ceramic coated factory exhaust manifolds, I’m sure there is more, just have a mind block right now.
Years wheeling: 22 years playing, 6 on the grander scale of traveling

Blake Shepherd Longmont, CO
'78 Jeep J10 Honcho
Engine: Rebuilt AMC 360
Transmission: NV4500 5 speed
Transfer case: Atlas 4 speed 10:1
Front Axle: Dana 60 with a Detroit and 5.38's
Rear Axle: 14 Bolt with a Detroit and 5.38's
Front Suspension: Stock leaf spring 2 inch lift SOA
Rear Suspension: 63" Chevy Leaf Springs
Tires: 42x15.50R17 Goodyear MTR's with Kevlar
Winch: Champion 8000
All Non-Stock Equipment: Exo skeleton transfer case, transmission, axles, drive shafts, suspension
Years wheeling: 20 years

Corey Osborne Montrose, CO
2002 Jeep TJ
Engine: 4.0L
Induction: EFI
Transmission: NV3550 5 speed
Transfer case: NV231 4:1 Tera Lo
Front Axle: D30 ARB 4.56
Rear Axle: D44 ARB 4.56
Front Suspension: Custom 3-link w/ coil-over
Rear Suspension: Custom 4-link w/coil-over
Tires: 37" BFG KM2
Winch: Warn
All Non-Stock Equipment: Stretched to 101", PSC Hydro Assist, Warn 5x5.5 conversion, alloy axles, Rockhard cage, King coil-overs
Years wheeling: 15 years

Chuck Wigham Divide, CO
1985 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60
Engine: Chevy 383 Stroker
Induction: TBI
Transmission: 700R4
Transfer case: NP203 matted to stock FJ60 split case
Front Axle: FJ60 9.25" Long Field 30 spline 4.88
Rear Axle: GM 14 bolt shaved 10.5" 4.88
Front Suspension: Stock FJ60 leaf springs on SOA with shackle reversal
Rear Suspension: Stock FJ60 leaf springs on SOA with add-a-leaf
Tires: 37" TSl SSR
Winch: Mile Marker 9500
All Non-Stock Equipment: Bumpers, crossover steering, york compressor, skid plate, sliders
Years wheeling: 33 years

Philip Dunievitz Reno, NV
1975 Ford F-250
Engine: Ford 460
Induction: Carburetor
Transmission: NV4500
Transfer case: Atlas 4-speed
Front Axle: 35 spline D60 ARB airlocker 5.18
Rear Axle: 35 spline D60 ARB airlocker 5.18
Front Suspension: Parallel 4-bar with King coil-overs
Rear Suspension: 62" Chevy 1/2 ton leaf springs SOA
Tires: 40" Goodyear MTR's
Winch: Warn 9.5
All Non-Stock Equipment: HOWE ram assist steering, DOM roll cage, mastercraft seats, hydroboost brakes, highlift jack
Years wheeling: 30 years

Paden Sarcino Sussex, NJ
1989 Jeep Cherokee
Engine: Stroked 4.0
Induction: EFI
Transmission: AW4
Transfer case: 231
Front Axle: D44 OX 5.13
Rear Axle: Ford 9" spool 5.14
Front Suspension: 4-link w/ coils
Rear Suspension: 4-link w/ coils
Tires: 37" IROK/ 37" Super Swampers
Winch: Warn M8000
All Non-Stock Equipment: On-board air, roll cage, hydraulic assist
Years wheeling: 7 years

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