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Matt Kime: 1974 Chevy 3500

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2011 on November 1, 2011 Comment (0)
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Photographers: 4 Wheel & Off-Road Staff

Driver: Matt Kime
Co-Driver: Ben Brewer
Stomping Grounds: Yucca Valley, CA
To be invited on the Ultimate Adventure once is an incredible opportunity for most diehard wheelers. To receive a second invitation and actually agree to come back is downright insanity! Fortunately the memories of mud, heat, giant bugs, and grueling wheeling and road days were long gone (or maybe repressed) in Matt Kime’s mind and we got to spend another week with one of the nicest and most dedicated wheelers on the planet. This year Matt convinced his longtime friend and fellow wrenching buddy Ben Brewer to co-drive in the big green Hulk. And while minor heating issues kept appearing throughout the trip, nothing kept the Chevy or the guys’ positive attitudes down for long—and don’t forget they drove it 4,000 miles from California and back!

Drivetrain

  • Engine: 5.3L Gen III Vortec
  • Transmission: TH400, B&M shift kit
  • Transfer Case: Stak 3-speed
  • Front Axle: Dana 60, ARB Air Locker, 35-spline Yukon axleshafts, 5.13 gears
  • Rear Axle: Shaved 14-bolt, Detroit Locker, Offroad Design disc brake conversion, 5.13 gears

Suspension

  • Springs & Such: Offroad Design 4-link conversion front with King coilovers, custom rear springs with King shocks
  • Tires & Wheels: 41x14 Iroks on 17x9 Spyderlocks
  • Steering: High steer with PSC Motorsports hydraulic assist

Other

  • Custom boat-sides, bed, bumpers, and cage; Warn M12000 winch

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