May 2010 Readers' Rides
All Sorts of Awesome Rigs!
Shop Class Vehicle: '72 GMC Jimmy Owner: Ryan Fereday, Salt Lake City, UT Tires & Wheels: 37-inch TrXus Mud Terrains on Helo Maxx 8 wheels Suspension: Custom 7-inch using a mix of Pro Comp and Tuff Country parts, Pro Comp shocks Drivetrain: 700R4, NP205, Dana 60 front, 14-bolt rear with a Detroit Locker Performance Mods: 350ci, custom intake, Holley carburetor, Flowmaster exhaust Other Doodads: BMW projector headlights Funniest Wheeling Incident: Almost rolling in front of a crowd of people! Does everything work the way you want?: Yes, but not perfectly. Anything you would change?: Cage, fuel injection, and a front locker Anything to add?: Thanks to my auto shop teacher and friends for pushing me to get the truck on the trail.
The Don Vehicle: '73 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon Owner: Don Pritchett, Spokane, WA Tires: 31x10.50 Wild Country Suspension: Stock Drivetrain: 727, NP203, Dana 44 front, Dana 60 rear Performance Mods: 400ci Other Doodads: CB radio and bucket seats Does everything work the way you want?: Yes for now Anything you would change?: Front and rear lockers
Thankful Bow tie Vehicle: '01 Chevy 1500 Z71 Owner: Kyle Dickens, Houston, TX Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50 Nitto Mud Grapplers on 17-inch Moto Metals Suspension: 5-inch Pro Comp up front, 5-inch Superlift springs in the rear Drivetrain: Stock Performance Mods: K&N cold air intake, Hypertech programmer, Dynomax exhaust Other Doodads: Ranch Hand rear bumper Does everything work the way you want?: For the most part Anything you would change?: 4.56 gear, rear locker, taller suspension Anything to add?: I've read all the other 4x magazines and yours is by far the best! Thanks for the great work.
Garden Bomber Vehicle: '95 Chevy 1500 Owner: Dillon Bomgardner, Torrington, WY Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50 Dunlop Mud Rovers on 15x10 Eagle Alloys Suspension: 6-inch Rancho Drivetrain: 700R4, 14-bolt rear Performance Mods: 5.7L, Hypertech chip, K&N intake, Flowmaster exhaust Does everything work the way you want?: Everything works great! Anything you would change?: A bigger engine and a stronger transmission would be nice
Ford Shocker Vehicle: '94 Ford F-150 Owner: George A. Garcia, Angeles Camp, CA Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50 Mud Kings on 15x10 Pro Comp wheels Suspension: 6-inch Skyjacker Drivetrain: Stock Performance Mods: 351ci, K&N cold-air intake, Gibson exhaust Other Doodads: 3-inch Performance Accessories body lift Does everything work the way you want?: Not yet Anything you would change?: The shocks that I have are not the correct ones for my lift and bottom out, so a new set is on order. Anything to add?: I am currently stationed in Germany and look forward to getting back and wheeling my American Beast!
Front Line Wheeler Vehicle: '00 Nissan Frontier Owner: Charlie Sulcer, Kenmore, WA Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50 BFG KM2s on 15-inch wheels Suspension: Calmini D21 sold axle kit with Wagoneer front springs, 60-inch Chevy rear springs with three leaves removed Drivetrain: Dana 44 front with a True Trac and Warn hubs, Factory rear with an ARB Air Locker Performance Mods: Turn off the A/C to go up hills Other Doodads: Custom bumpers, sliders, and skidplates, Warn winch, Hella lights, York onboard air, bobbed bed 8 inches Does everything work the way you want?: Yes Anything you would change?: Three-link front suspension and an Atlas
Tic Taco Vehicle: '03 Toyota Tacoma TRD Owner: Marc Wethington, ID Tires & Wheels: 265/70/16 Nokian Vativa front, Goodyear Wrangler RT/S rear, stock wheels Suspension: Bilstein shocks Drivetrain: Factory E-locker in rear with grey wire mod Performance Mods: 3.4L, K&N air filter, Magnaflow exhaust Other Doodads: KC lights, custom push bar Does everything work the way you want?: Yes, for now Anything you would change?: Long-travel suspension, front locker, lower transfer case gears, and a matching tire set
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Email to: email@example.com Vehicle (year, make, model) Owner (name, city, state) Tires & Wheels (size, make, model) Suspension (lift, springs, shocks) Drivetrain (tranny, transfer case, axles) Performance (engine mods) Other mods Does it work the way you want? Anything you would change? Funniest Wheeling Incident Anything to add?