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The Ultimate Adventure 2012 "Dirty Dozen-ish"

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2012 on May 1, 2011 Comment (0)
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The Ultimate Adventure 2012

Each year we put out a call-to-action for all off-roaders who deem themselves and their rigs fit for the task of a full week of 4 wheeling covering multiple states and thousands of grueling miles. We want them to apply to take part in a once in a lifetime adventure, the Ultimate Adventure. Ever since the beginning of Ultimate Adventure we have gotten hundreds of applications from hopeful readers eager to join the elite ranks of those who have gone before.

We present to you, our online fans, a view inside the decision making for who is to join us on our 2012 Ultimate Adventure. The deadline to enter has passed and we have narrowed down our selection to these 11 applicants. Who exactly is going on UA12? We can’t tell you. Not because we don’t want to but because we haven’t decided yet. We want your opinion! Tell us who you would like to see join our crew on Ultimate Adventure 2012 by commenting on these 11 finalists in the “Comments” section below! And stay tuned to www.4wor.com for more updates on Ultimate Adventure 2012!

Remember, you are not voting on who will attend Ultimate Adventure. This is not a contest and the final decision is up to the 4-Wheel & Off-Road staff. We are only looking for INPUT and OPINIONS on who you would like to see join us on this trip.

Driver: Bray Dierker
Age: 24
State: Illinois
Entered Before: Nope
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Ranger
Engine: Ford 4.0L V6
Transmission: 4.0L m5od case with 3.0L internals (3.72 2.20 1.50 1.00 0.79 gear ratios)
Transfer Cases: BW1350 crawl box (manual shift 2.48:1) in front of a BW1454 t-case (e-shift 2.48:1)
Front Axle: Narrowed 1979 HP D44
Differential: Aussie Locker
Ratio: 4.56:1
Rear Axle: 1999 31 Spline 8.8
Differential: Welded
Ratio: 4.56:1
Front Suspension: Coil sprung radius arm
Rear Suspension: Leaf sprung with anti-wrap bar
Tires: 35" Super Swamper SSR - 37" Kevlar MTR's are en-route
Winch: Warn M8000
How long have you owned this vehicle: 9 Years
How long have you been wheeling: 7 Years

Driver: Eddie Stewart
State: Colorado
Vehicle: 1970 Ford Bronco
Engine: Ford 302 V8
Transmission: NP435 4-speed
Transfer Cases: 5.0:1 Atlas
Front Axle: HP Dana 60
Differential: Detroit
Ratio: 5.13:1
Rear Axle: Dana 60
Differential: Spool
Ratio: 5.13:1
Front Suspension: Three link with 12” Fox Coilovers
Rear Suspension: Double triangulated 4-link with coil springs
Tires: 38” Goodyear MT/R’s
Winch: Warn 8000lb
How long have you been wheeling: 40 years

Driver: Jimmy Jack
Age: 38
State: CA
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1959-2000 Willys/YJ/TJ
Engine: Chevy LT1
Transmission: Turbo 400
Transfer Cases: 203/205 ORD Doubler
Front Axle: Dana 60
Differential: Locked Solid
Ratio: 5.13:1
Rear Axle: Shaved 14-bolt
Differential: Detroit
Ratio: 5.13:1
Front Suspension: 3-link with Bilstein coilovers
Rear Suspension: 4-link with Bilstein coilovers
Tires: 40” Goodyear MT/R’s
Winch: Warn 8274
How long have you owned this vehicle: 13 years
How long have you been wheeling: Since 1991-ish

Driver: Jody Ardrey
Age: 31
State: OK
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Tacoma
Engine: 4.0L V6
Transmission: Automatic
Transfer Cases: Doubler with front 2.28 and rear 4.7 gearing
Front Axle: Dana 60
Differential: ARB
Ratio: 5.38:1
Rear Axle: 14-bolt
Differential: ARB
Ratio: 5.38:1
Front Suspension: 3-link with 14-inch travel ORI struts
Rear Suspension: Alcan leaf springs
Tires: 40” Goodyear MT/R’s
Winch: 10,000lb
How long have you owned this vehicle: 2 years
How long have you been wheeling: 5 years

Driver: Joel McJones
Age: 34
State: MI
Entered Before: Yes
Vehicle: 1974 Jeep CJ-5
Engine: 5.3L from 2002 Yukon
Transmission: GM 4L60E
Transfer Cases: Dana 300 with 4:1
Front Axle: Dodge Dana 60
Differential: Detroit Locker
Ratio: 5.38:1
Rear Axle: GM 14-bolt
Differential: Lincoln Locker
Ratio: 5.38:1
Front Suspension: Double triangulated 4-link with 18” FOA coilovers
Rear Suspension: Double triangulated 4-link with 18” FOA coilovers
Tires: 38” Super Swamper
Winch: Warn 8274 Front / Ramsey 8,000 Rear
How long have you owned this vehicle: Since 1996
How long have you been wheeling: Since 1996

Driver: Nic Pook
Age: 31
State: BC
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1985 LWB Suzuki Samurai
Engine: Toyota 22RE
Transmission: Toyota 5-speed
Transfer Cases: Toyota dual t-case with 4.7 gears in the rear
Front Axle: Toyota
Differential: E-Locker
Ratio: 5.29:1
Rear Axle: Toyota
Differential: E-Locker
Ratio: 5.29:1
Front Suspension: Custom 3-link with coilovers and airbumps
Rear Suspension: Custom 4-link with coilvoers and airbumps
Tires: 37” BFG KM2s
Winch: Warn 8000
How long have you owned this vehicle: 5 years
How long have you been wheeling: 8 years

Driver: Roger Grendahl
Age: 31
State: ND
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1980 Jeep CJ-7
Engine: Chevy 400
Transmission: SM 420
Transfer Cases: Dana 300 with Tera Low 4:1 kit
Front Axle: Dodge Dana 60
Ratio: 5.13:1
Rear Axle: Chevy 14-bolt
Ratio: 5.13:1
Front Suspension: 1.5” Rubicon Express YJ springs, spring over
Rear Suspension: 1.5” Rubicon Express YJ springs, spring over
Tires: 42” IROK’s
Winch: Warn 9.5TI
How long have you owned this vehicle: 9-years
How long have you been wheeling: 6-years

Driver: Sebastian Varas
Age: 41
State: Santiago Chile
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1942 Willys MB
Engine: Chevy LY6 6.0L
Transmission: TH350
Transfer Cases: Dana 300
Front Axle: Dana 44
Differential: ARB
Ratio: 4.11:1
Rear Axle: Dana 44
Differential: Detroit
Ratio: 4.11:1
Front Suspension: SOA with Waggy springs and Fox shocks
Rear Suspension: 4-link with FOA coilovers
Tires: 36” IROKs
How long have you owned this vehicle: 3-years
How long have you been wheeling: 26-years

Driver: Sheldon Haynes
Age: 43
State: Alberta Canada
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1989 Jeep Comanche
Engine: 4.0L I-6
Transmission: Stock 5-speed
Transfer Cases: NWF Black Box and Atlas 4.3
Front Axle: Dana 60
Differential: Detroit
Ratio: 5.38:1
Rear Axle: Sterling 10.25
Differential: Detroit
Ratio: 5.38:1
Front Suspension: Coil springs
Rear Suspension: Power Wagon leaf springs
Tires: 40-44” Boggers/Rockers
Winch: Front: 9.5 Rear: 8,000
How long have you owned this vehicle: 8-years
How long have you been wheeling: 18-years

Driver: Steve Carroll
Age: 32
State: UT
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 2002 Chevy TrailBlazer LT
Engine: 4.2L I-6
Transmission: 4L60E
Transfer Cases: 231 box 4 rocks, 241 with SYE
Front Axle: Dana 60
Differential: Spartan Locker
Ratio: 4.56:1
Rear Axle: 14-bolt
Differential: Detroit
Ratio: 4.56:1
Front Suspension: Factory disk brakes, CV driveshafts, 5” forward
Rear Suspension: 5” back
Tires: 42” TSL Swampers
Winch: 10k
How long have you been wheeling: Since 1997

Driver: Tim Mills
Age: 23
State: AR
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser
Engine: 4.5L DOHC I-6
Transmission: AISIN A442F
Transfer Cases: HF2A – Converted to part-time with center diff lock
Front Axle: Toyota 8” HP
Differential: Toyota E-Locker
Ratio: 5.29:1
Rear Axle: Toyota 9.5”
Differential: Toyota E-Locker
Ratio: 5.29:1
Front Suspension: Radius arm
Rear Suspension: 5-Link
Tires: Michelin XML
Winch: Warn M12000
How long have you owned this vehicle: 2-years
How long have you been wheeling: 10-years

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