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Mike Marrero: 1999 Nissan Frontier

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

Driver: Mike Marrero
Co-Driver: Donnie Roebuck
Stomping Grounds: Deltona, FL
Mike Marrero was one of the best-prepared readers on the trip, not so much because his truck was extremely well prepped or bulletproof but because of his co-driver, Donnie Roebuck. You see, Donnie had come on UA twice as a reader in years past, so he knew to let Mike know to expect the unexpected. So when the driveline bolts came out, the brake booster failed, and he ripped apart two tires within 24 hours, Mike knew it wasn’t something to panic about, but rather a typical day on the Ultimate Adventure. Fortunately, the UA is all about teamwork and having a good attitude, something both guys excelled at. The Nissan performed well and even helped us get the wheels spinning for our own pickup project.


  • Engine: 3.3L V-6
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic
  • Transfer Case: 3.6 TX-10 with slip-yoke eliminator
  • Front Axle: High-pinion Dana 44, Warn axleshafts, CTM U-joints, Superwinch hubs, ARB Air Locker, 5.13 gears
  • Rear Axle: Rock Crusher high-pinion 60, Dutchman 35-spline shafts, Explorer disc brakes, ARB Air Locker, 5.13 gears


  • Springs & Such: Straight-axle conversion via a 3-link front with a track bar and 12-inch-travel Fox coilovers, 63-inch GM rear leaf springs with Fox shocks
  • Tires & Wheels: 315/75/16 BFG KM2s on 16x8 Eagle Alloy wheels
  • Steering: High steer


  • Addicted Off Road front bumper, Warn front and rear winches, onboard air, Power Tank, custom rock sliders, Hella lights, custom bed, 119-inch wheelbase, 76 inches tall, 77 inches wide, 5,200 pounds

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