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2013 Ultimate Adventure - The Final Six

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2013 on May 9, 2013 Comment (0)
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2013 Ultimate Adventure - The Final Six
Photographers: 4-Wheel & Off-Road Readers

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. If you think you meet the requirements and are up for the task of wheeling through some of the most incredible trails in the country, we want you 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 sneak peek at who will join us on our 2013 Ultimate Adventure. The deadline to enter has passed and we have narrowed down our final selection to these 6 applicants. Check out all their awesome rigs and see what they will be wheeling through some of the coolest trails in the country on the Ultimate Adventure!

Driver: Alan Buchholz
Age: 26
State: Minnesota
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1989 Jeep CJ10A
Engine: Chevy 350 TBI
Transmission: Automatic
Transfer Cases: NP231 with slip yoke eliminator
Front Axle: Dana 44
Differential: Detroit Locker
Ratio: 4.88:1
Rear Axle: Dana 60
Differential: Lincoln Locker
Ratio: 4.88:1
Front Suspension: Leaf springs with spring sliders
Rear Suspension: Custom 4-link with coil springs
Tires: 37-inch Goodyear tires
Winch: Warn winch
How long have you owned this vehicle: 4 years
How long have you been wheeling: 9 years

Driver: Artur Pasternak
Age: 42
Location: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1989 Suzuki Sidekick
Engine: 2.5L V6
Transmission: Automatic
Transfer Cases: Dual T-cases with front Toyota and rear Dana 300
Front Axle: Dana 44
Differential: ARB
Ratio: 5.88:1
Rear Axle: Dana 70
Differential: ARB
Ratio: 5.86:1
Front Suspension: Long Arm radius arms with remote reservoir coilovers
Rear Suspension: Double X 4-link coilovers with hydraulic bump stops
Tires: 37-inch Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains
Winch: Warn M8000 winch
How long have you owned this vehicle: 20 years
How long have you been wheeling: 20 years

Driver: V.J. Perrin
Age: 41
State: Louisiana
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1985 Chevy K30 CUCV
Engine: 6.2L Detroit Diesel
Transmission: TH400
Transfer Cases: NP208 T-case
Front Axle: Dana 60
Differential: Lincoln Locker
Ratio: 4.56:1
Rear Axle: 14-Bolt
Differential: Detroit Locker
Ratio: 4.56:1
Front Suspension: 6-inch Superlift leaf springs
Rear Suspension: 6-inch Pro Comp leaf springs
Tires: 39.5-inch Super Swamper Irok's
Winch: 12,000 pound winch
How long have you owned this vehicle: 2 Months
How long have you been wheeling: 31 Years

Driver: Erik Miller
Age: 26
State: Maryland
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Engine: 5.9L V8
Transmission: 46RE Automatic
Transfer Cases: Atlas 4 T-case
Front Axle: Spidertrax 9-Inch
Differential: Hi-9 with ARB Air Locker
Ratio: 5.40:1
Rear Axle: Spidertrax 9-Inch
Differential: ARB Air Locker
Ratio: 5.40:1
Front Suspension: Clayton Offroad 3-link with FOX Racing shocks
Rear Suspension: Clayton Offroad 4-link with FOX Racing shocks
Tires: 35-inch BF Goodrich KM2 Mud Terrains

Driver: Aaron Duncan
Age: 33
State: California
Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma
Engine: 3.4L V6
Transmission: Stock Automatic
Transfer Cases: Toyota Crawl Box with a flipped Dana 300 double T-case setup
Front Axle: High Pinion Dana 60
Differential: Detroit Locker
Ratio: 5.13:1
Rear Axle:14-Bolt
Differential: Spool
Ratio: 5.13:1
Front Suspension: 3-inch All Pro leaf springs
Rear Suspension: 4-inch Marlin leafs
Tires: 42x14R17 Super Swamper Iroks
Winch: Warn 12,000 pound winch
How long have you owned this vehicle: 2.5 years
How long have you been wheeling: 17 years

Driver: Ken Smith
Age: 35
State: South Carolina
Entered Before: No
Vehicle: 1948 Willys CJ2A
Engine: Buick Oddfire V6
Transmission: T-18A 4-speed manual
Transfer Cases: Dual T-cases with Dana 18 and Dana 20 with Warn Overdrive
Front Axle: Dana 44 Widetrack
Differential: Detroit Softlock
Ratio: 5.38:1
Rear Axle: Dana 44 Widetrack
Differential: Detroit Softlock
Ratio: 5.38:1
Front Suspension: Hybrid M38 military wrapped main leaf springs with 1971 CJ5 secondary leafs
Rear Suspension: Hybrid M38 military wrapped main leaf springs with 1971 CJ5 secondary leafs
Tires: 35x16R15 Super Swampers Boggers
Winch: Warn 8274 with Spydura synthetic rope
How long have you owned this vehicle: 2 years
How long have you been wheeling: 20 years

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