Off-Road Rides - July 2013

Homegrown Off-Road Rigs

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K10 Classic
Vehicle: 1971 Chevy K10 Longbed
Owner: David Sanchez
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Chassis: Stock
Engine: Stock 350ci V-8
Drivetrain: 700-R4 automatic, NP208 T-case, Dana 44 front differential, locked Dana 60 rear differential
Suspension: 4-inch Superlift suspension kit, ORD shackles
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/wheels: 315/75R16.5 Maxxis MT762 Bighorns/16.5-inch aluminum alloy wheels
Interior: Stock bench seat
Other Parts: Satin-black grille
Favorite Off-Road Area: Desert west of Albuquerque

Desert-Roving Wrangler
Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Wrangler TJ
Owner: Brian Sloat
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 2.5L inline four-cylinder, Airaid Throttle Body Spacer, Banks cat-back exhaust
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: 4-inch Fabtech performance system
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 33x12.50R15 Mickey Thompson MTZs/15x8-inch Eagle alloy wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Powertrax locker, Smittybilt XRC bumpers front and rear, KC lights, Bestop Supertop, Optima battery
Favorite Off-Road Area: Dunes, Mexico, and Arizona desert

Notch Explorer
Vehicle: 2000 Ford Explorer XLT
Owner: Aaron Ward
Location: Southern California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 4.0L V-6, K&N air filter, 70mm Ford Racing throttle body, synthetic motor oil
Drivetrain: 5R55W automatic, BW1350 T-case, IFS front differential, limited-slip Ford 8.8 rear differential, 4.10 gears
Suspension: 3-inch cranked torsion bars lift, rear add-a-leaf with Warrior 153 lift shackles
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Power Slot rotors and Hawk ceramic pads on all four corners
Tires/wheels: 255/70R16 Hankook DynaPro ATs/stock 16-inch aluminum wheels
Interior: Alpine and Pioneer audio system, CB radio, fire extinguisher, racing pedals, Garmin nüvi 1390, LED interior lights, Hi-Lift mounted in the cargo area
Other Parts: RCI skidplate, Hella 500 off-road lights, Mustang fuel door
Favorite Off-Road Area: The hills of Truckhaven and anywhere there’s dirt!

Mud-Romping Tow Rig
Vehicle: 1987 Chevy K20
Owner: Rob Bouchard
Location: Ukiah, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 350ci TBI Chevy V-8
Drivetrain: SM465 four-speed manual, NP205 T-case, Dana 44 front, 14-Bolt rear with Lincoln locker
Suspension: 6-inch suspension lift
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 38.5x15.00R16 Super Swamper TSLs/16x12 beadlock wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Custom bed made with the stock bed floor and lumber rack

Hopped-Up Diesel
Vehicle: 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty
Owner: Josh Sargent
Location: St. Charles, Illinois
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 6.4L V-8 Power Stroke turbo diesel, S&B cold-air intake, upgraded billet Bullseye BatMoWheel impellers in both high- and low-pressure turbo-chargers, MBRP exhaust
Drivetrain: 5R110W TorqShift automatic, NV273F T-case, Dana 60 front differential, Sterling 10.5 rear differential
Suspension: 8-inch Pro Comp lift kit
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 37x13.50R20 Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains/20-inch RBP 94R aluminum wheels custom-painted to match truck
Interior: FX4 leather interior
Other Parts: Spartan programmer currently running a 275hp tune, soon to have many performance goodies this winter

Low-Buck Rock Racer
strong>Owner: Rob Bouchard
Location: Ukiah, California
Chassis: Custom tube frame, back half tied into 'cage built by Legacy Metal Fab in Auburn, CA
Engine: 4.3L Vortec Chevy V-6 out of a 2001 S-10
Drivetrain: Advance Adapters bellhousing mated to a Toyota W56 five-speed manual, RF1A T-case, Davis Fab driveshafts, Dana 30 front differential with ARB Air Locker and chromoly shafts, Dana 35 rear differential with ARB Air Locker and chromoly shafts, 5.29 gears
Suspension: 4-inch spring-over axle lift in front with Bilstein 5125 shocks, custom four-link rear with FOX Racing 2.0 emulsion shocks
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 38.5x15.00R15 Super Swamper Boggers/15x10 black steel wheels with weld-on beadlocks
Interior: Full tube cage built by Legacy Metal Fab
Other Parts: Custom boatside rockers, Warn winch with front stinger tube, canyon bar on driver side of ’cage built specifically for Hollister Hills
Favorite Off-Road Area: Hollister Hills

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