Off-Road Rides - November 2013

Home Built Wheeling Rigs

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Hardbody Runner
Vehicle: 1988 Nissan Pathfinder
Owner: Jason Tani
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 3.0L V-6 with Doug Thorley Headers, MagnaFlow exhaust
Suspension: Tubular upper A-arms, Sway-A-Way torsion bars
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 32x11.5R15 BFGoodrich All-Terrains/15-inch black steel wheels
Interior: Factory sunroof
Other Parts: Custom front tube bumper, swing-out tire gate

Vehicle:  2013 Jeep JK Unlimited Rubicon
Owner: Sam Saiz
Location: Lawton, Oklahoma 
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 3.6L Pentastar V-6
Drivetrain: Stock
Suspension: Rough Country 2.5-inch lift
Steering: Pro Comp Steering Stabilizer
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 33-inch BFGoodrich KM-2 Mud Terrains/stock 17-inch Wrangler aluminum wheels
Interior: Stock
Other Parts: Rough Country front bumper, 9,500-pound Badlands winch, 2.5-inch wheel spacers, Smittybilt fender flares

Dune-Carving Samurai 
Vehicle: 1986 Suzuki Samurai
Owner: Rick and Sheryl Thomas
Location: North Bend, Oregon
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 1.6L EFI 16-valve Geo Tracker four-cylinder, Centerforce clutch
Drivetrain: Five-speed manual transmission, 6.4:1 T-case gearing, alloy axles in trussed front differential with bash caps, Lock Rite locker in the rear differential with bash caps
Suspension: YJ spring-over-axle lift, Missing Link upgrade
Steering: Power steering conversion
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 31x10.5R15 Dunlap MT/15x8 American Racing AR23 aluminum wheels
Interior: Suspension seats in front, six-point rollcage, Bestop soft top
Other Parts: Paddle tires when I’m feeling ambitious in sand
Future Plans: 4.30 gears and front locker sitting in the garage waiting to go in next
Favorite Off-Road Area: The now-closed Clear Creek area in California, Pismo Beach Dunes, and Oregon Dunes near North Bend

Jacked-Up Stepside Chevy
Vehicle: 1990 Chevy Silverado Stepside
Owner: James Marze
Location: Bend, Oregon
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 5.7L V-8
Drivetrain: 700-R4 automatic with shift kit
Suspension: 6-inch Trail Master lift kit, 2-inch body lift
Steering: Heavy-duty idler arms, tie rods, and stabilizer shock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 35-inch General Grabbers/15-inch black chrome wheels
Interior: Bucket seats
Other Parts: Thrush muffler, K&N intake, loud stereo, bumpstops, 3-inch wheel spacers front and rear
Favorite Off-Road Area: Coyote Butte loop, Mayfield Pond, East Fork Rock, and Sunriver area

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• Other Parts
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