Off-Road Readers' Rides - January 2012

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1733 Alton Parkway, Ste. 100
Irvine, CA 92606

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Huckfest Ranger

Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab
Owner: Camren Beattie
Location: Moorpark, California
Chassis: Fully ’caged
Engine: 4.0L OHV V-6 with more than 300,000 miles
Drivetrain: five-speed manual, 9-inch rear end with a 9+ Nodular Iron Case and spool and 6.00 gears
Suspension: Giant Equal Length Beams with 16-inch-stroke Sway-A-Way 3.0 triple-bypass shocks and 14-inch-stroke King Coilover shocks with 15.5 inches of travel, Giant four-link with 18-inch-stroke King triple-bypass shocks and 14-inch-stroke Sway-A-Way Coilover shocks in the rear with 24 inches of wheel travel.
Steering: Equal-length steering
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.5R15 General Grabbers DOT Red Labels
Interior: Full interior ’cage
Other parts: 6.0L LS V-8 sitting on the garage floor waiting to get installed
Favorite off-road area: Pismo Dunes

Jersey Shore WJ

Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ
Owner: Shane Briggs
Location: Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.0L I-6, Superchips Flashpaq, cold air intake, Flowmaster 40 series muffler
Drivetrain: Quadratrac T-case. Dana 30 front, Dana 35 rear, 3.55 gears, Carolina Driveline custom front driveshaft
Suspension: Rough Country 4-inch lift kit, adjustable Track bar
Steering: Rough Country Dual Steering stabilizers, stock draglink and tie rod
Brakes: stock
Tires/Wheels: 32x10.5R17 Nitto Terra Grapplers on 17-inch KMC Hoss wheels
Interior: Alpine IDA-X001 Head unit, Alpine Type R door speakers, 200-watt Rockford Fosgate amp with two 12-inch P1 subwoofers
Other parts: Midland 5001z CB radio, 4-foot Firestik antenna, trimmed front fenders, Baja style cut front bumper, Valley roof basket, four 100-watt roof lights, 55-watt back-up lights
Favorite off-road area: South Jersey

Green Sticker Race Toy

Vehicle: 1987 Toyota Pickup 2WD
Owner: Bryan Blagg
Location: Anaheim, California
Chassis: Stock frame plated, 4130 Chromoly and DOM 0.120 wall 1.5-inch tubing
Engine: 22R, Weber Carburetor, Downey Header, Dooley Enterprises 7.5-quart oil pan
Drivetrain: Currie 9+ rear end, Nodular Iron third member, locker, 6.00 Motive Gears, 31-spline axles
Suspension: O.R.A. Racing Team front kit, King Coilover shocks, Deaver Spring Race Pack, O.R.A 12 in. shackles, 16-inch-stroke Fox bypass shocks
Steering: steering kit
Brakes: Wilwood brakes
Tires/Wheels: 33x10.50R15 BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires on 15-inch Centerline Wheels
Interior: Sick Nicks Fab
Other parts: Welding Works custom exhaust, G&G
Favorite off-road area: Johnson Valley, Dumont Dunes, Ocotillo Wells, and Glamis

Powder Puff Samurai

Vehicle: 1987 Suzuki Samurai
Owner: John Moseley
Location: Montclair, CA
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 3.0L Toyota V-6
Drivetrain: Five-speed manual, dual T-cases with 4.7 gears, Toyota Landcruiser front axle, 8-inch Toyota rear with positraction, 5.29 gears
Suspension: Front four-link with F.O.A. coilover shocks with Eibach coils with 20 inches of wheel travel, rear four-link with F.O.A. coilover shocks with Eibach coils with 22 inches of wheel travel
Steering: Custom draglink and track bar
Brakes: Stock Toyota front and rear
Tires/Wheels: 37-inch Goodyear Wrangler MTRs on 15-inch black steel simulated beadlock wheels
Interior: Beard suspension seats
Other parts: 4130 Chromoly exo cage, Stretched wheelbase to 105 inches
Favorite off-road area: Truckhaven and Johnson Valley

EVO Built Wrangler

Vehicle: 2007 Jeep Wrangler JK four-door
Owner: Nicholas Green
Location: Valley Center, California
Engine: 3.8L V-6, RIPP Super Charger, RIPP long tube headers, Diablosport Tuner with custom RIPP tune, Custom Exhaust with Flowmaster Hushpower muffler, RIPP NGK spark plugs, Granetti spark plug wires
Drivetrain: ’08 Rubicon T-case with twin stick shifters, Dana 44 front from ’08 Rubicon, Dana 44 rear from ’08 Rubicon, Superior Axle & Gear 5.13 gears, J.E. Reel 1310 driveshafts, ARB 35-spline air lockers front and rear, RCV Performance CV 35-spline driveshafts, Superior Axle & Gear 35-spline axles, custom painted Riddler Diff Covers rear Diff Cover, custom front axle truss, Evo C-gussets, Evo control arm skids, custom rear control arm skids
Suspension: Off Road Evolution front EVO MFG Coilover kit with 2.5 King Coilover shocks, Off Road Evolution Evolever 2.5 King Coilover shocks, Full Traction Long Arm Kit, Custom Painted Teraflex Speedbumps front and rear
Steering: PSC Hydro Assist Steering, JKS Adjustable sway bar links front and rear, Reid Performance Knuckles, Dynatrac ball joints, Rock Krawler heavy-duty tie rod, Moog tie rod ends, Rock Krawler draglink
Brakes: Crowne Automotive extended stainless steel brake lines, custom extended ESP lines, Tera Flex big brake kit
Tires/Wheels: 37x13.50R17 Toyo Open Country Mud-Terrains on 17-inch Raceline beadlocks
Interior: Corbeau seats, five-point harness, seat heaters, Alpine INA-w900 head unit, Rock Camera mounted in front bumper, Custom Ipad mount, Alpine LAT subwoofer, PDX-5 Amplifier, Tuffy stereo enclosure, Aeroforce dual gauges, SPOD switch panel, The Source 20 pound CO2 tank with custom air distribution throughout cab and engine compartment, Cobra CB with Firestick antenna, external P.A. speaker, Tuffy Security Deck, Streamlite LED flashlight with charger mounted to driver’s seat, Kilby JK seat and cargo panels
Other parts: Fire extinguisher, one big Jeep knife, machete, first-aid kit, tire-repair kit, custom assembled tool kit, Warn recovery kit
Favorite off-road area: Moab, Utah

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