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Offroad Design: 1999 GMC K2500

Front Three Quarter
Ali Mansour
| Brand Manager, 4WD & Sport Utility
Posted November 1, 2011
Photographers: 4 Wheel & Off-Road Staff

The Ultimate Rigs of UA 2011

Driver: Stephen Watson
Co-Driver: Brandon Watson
Stomping Grounds: Carbondale, CO
When your slogan is “We make big look good,” you better not be a little guy or show up to an off-road event in a Geo Tracker. Luckily, Offroad Design’s Stephen and Brandon Watson are plenty tall and their wheeling rigs of choice tend to be fullsize GMs. Known for their now legendary NP203/205 Doubler and a full line of classic and late-model GM parts, Offroad Design came ready to wheel, piloting a work truck special turned hardcore wheeler. Their finely tuned fullsize had no trouble keeping up on the tight and twisty Jeep trails.

Drivetrain

  • Engine: 454ci
  • Transmission: NV4500
  • Transfer Case: Offroad Design Doubler NP203/205
  • Front Axle: High-pinion Dana 60 front, Superior axleshafts, CTM U-joints, ARB Air Locker and diff cover, 5.13 gears
  • Rear Axle: 14-bolt, ORD disc conversion, Crane diff cover, ARB Air Locker, 5.13 gears

Suspension

  • Springs & Such: ORD solid-axle conversion front with ORD springs; ORD rear springs with extended shackles and 2-link traction bars
  • Tires & Wheels: 40-inch MTRs on 17-inch Trail Ready beadlocks
  • Steering: ORD crossover with PSC hydraulic assist

Other

  • Custom ORD build cage and tube bed, Warn winch, 117-inch wheelbase

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