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VEHICLE '88 Suzuki Samurai OWNER Joe Shaw, Wasilla, AK TIRES & WHEELS 38.5x11 Boggers on 15-inch steel wheels SUSPENSION Spring-over-axle conversion using 4-inch Wrangler springs DRIVETRAIN 6.5 1 transfer case, Toyota mini-truck axles, Lock Rights, 4 37 gears PERFORMANCE MODS PFI 16-valve 1,600cc out of a '95 Sidekick OTHER DOODADS ARB bumpers, Ramsey winch, Tom Wood's driveshafts DOES EVERYTHING WORK THE WAY YOU WANT Yes, very well. ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE Extend the wheelbase 10 inches...

Auto Locker Issue

On page 44 of the Apr. '09 issue (Forward Progress), item 12 states that the tiny pizza-cutter tire looks funny but will help you get off the trail. This will not work if there is an automatic locker in the axle. As you know, tires must be the same size with an automatic locker (or an engaged selectable). Just thought to point that out, as some may not know. ROB FRITZ ij Good point, Rob, but not entirely true. With an engaged selectable locker, both tires will indeed be powered, but the...

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We can't tell you how disappointed we were the day we realized that money didn't really grow on trees. As a matter of fact, we still can't figure out how money grows. Most of us think it's magic, for every time we have a little bit it disappears The times are tough talk is probably getting pretty old to you by now, and it's beginning to wear on us too. So what better way to stimulate the economy than spending a little money on your hobby No, we're not asking you to break the bank, or even...

Chevy K5 Blazer

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Dream Hhps

By Fred Williams photography RICK P W and FRED WILLIAMS the annual Red Rock 4-Wheelers Easter Jeep Safari. This year brought out another great selection of Jeeps from across the nation. With so many awesome Jeeps it was hard to decide which ones to cover here, so we elected to go straight to the source and show you the finest Jeeps from the design, engineering, and aftermarket studios of the Jeep division of Chrysler, and one special vehicle from AEV. Lots of people will tell you Chrysler is on...

Drive Slug

Get rid of your selectable hubs the cheap way Using a steel plate cut down and drilled to the appropriate diameter and mounting surface, and weld a differential side gear to it to create your own at-home drive slug. This tip is intended for the external-style Dana 60 or Dana 44 axle and requires some fabrication skill. We've all seen the cheap, 15 lights at Wal-Mart and auto houses. Generally we advise staying away from the little importstyle lights, but we've found them to be incredibly useful...

Econo Boost

Works to keep debris from sticking to the filter. The Drycharger is available for a variety of filter sizes and is that little bit of added protec tion that gives you more peace of mind behind the wheel. INFORMATION K& N, www.knfilters.com A basic towstrap is a must-have. With dozens of aftermarket recovery straps available, it's hard to say which one is best, but easy to say that most aren't cheap. We've found that cruising the aisles of local hardware and military surplus stores has netted...

Estled Off The Coast

Of North Carolina is a place of easy wheeling, cool ocean breezes, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Known by most of the locals as the North End, Freeman Park is one of the few remaining east coast beaches that allow seaside lovers to drive, camp, and shore-fish on the beach. To make it out onto the sand you'll simply need a four-wheel drive and a day or year pass. While it's not required, airing down makes the trek a bit easier. After spending some time on the island, we found that for many...

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VEHICLE '01 Ford Excursion OWNER James Spikes TIRES & WHEELS 35x12.50 Mud Terrains on 16-inch aluminum wheels SUSPENSION 4-inch Pro Comp DRIVETRAIN Rear Detroit Locker PERFORMANCE MODS V-10, custom cold air intake, Flowmaster exhaust, computer upgrade OTHER DOODADS ARB front bumper, Fab Fours rear bumper with a custom tire carrier DOES EVERYTHING WORK THE WAY YOU WANT Yes ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE Add front locker, winch, and supercharger

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Average vehicle owner and the people who read 4WOR is that for most people a vehicle is just transportation from point A to point B. They pick it based on color, looks, and mileage. There is no passion in that. Joe McDonald built his '53 Dodge M37 over the past 18 years out of nostalgia for the Dodge Power Wagon he had used to explore the coast of Northern California when he was a kid. We didn't have Nintendo back then, Joe explains, or even a TV for that matter While nostalgia is all well and...

Hen It Came Time

To choose a trail rig, Brent Rederick, Amber West, and son Justin knew they wanted a vehicle that could carry their camping gear to remote places and tackle tough terrain with confidence. They found the '72 Blazer in a classifieds ad about four years ago, and the evolution began. The vintage Chevy was decently equipped at the time with beefed-up -ton axles and a set of Swampers. But over the past few years the family that wheels together started wrenching together, and the Blazer turned out to...

If You Cant Wheel Hit The Road

After last month's racing escapade, the Army Truck needed a power steering pump, the Red Sled is getting dismantled for parts allocation in an upcoming project, and Clampy busted both rear spring center pins the last time out. As a result, going wheeling would involve wrenching, and for some reason I just didn't feel like opening up the tool box or my wallet for required parts. I just needed a break from smog-encrusted Los Angeles for a few days. I needed a road trip. Like most of you, my boss...

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Body protection is one the most important elements to keeping your weekend wheeler looking respectable in the corporate parking lot. Rock sliders are generally first on our list, as they are a wise investment. They act as body protectors, skids, and a step to help you get in and out. 3 Once you've tossed on a set of taller tires you'll likely need a new differential gear-set to match. Proper gearing is crucial for maintaining highway speeds and decent fuel economy. Be careful when selecting...

Intelligent Driving

Log on to www.semasan.com to add your voice to this growing movement to protect the rights of automotive enthusiasts. Your project truck may not have 'em if it's old enough, but your daily driver most likely does. We're talking about computer controls black boxes, ECUs, the electronic babysitters that monitor and direct functions that range from navigation to measuring tire pressure. In many cases these computers are there for your protection, and many of us can probably...

J8crate

Ever hear the rumor of an old military jeep found in a crate Well, here is the next best thing, a real military jeep* kit car. Commonly referred to as a component chassis, these new J8MilSpec vehicles are being offered by American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) as a VIN-less rolling chassis and tub to which you can add the engine and transmission of your choice. The J8MilSpec uses a heavier-duty chas sis and tub than a Jeep Wrangler JK and comes with a coil-spring front Dana 44 and a leaf-spring...

Led Headlight

Truck-Lite's standard 7-inch round LED headlamps are good replacements for Class 8 off-road race vehicles, Jeeps, classic cars, motorcycles, and other off-road rigs. The trick lights offer the extended life and energy efficiency of LED lighting and meet or exceed all applicable DOT requirements. INFORMATION Truck-Lite Co. Inc., 800.562.5012, www.truck-lite.com

Lisa Jo

A The switch to a manual is threefold. For starters, you'll need the transmission, bellhousing, clutch, flywheel, and adapters to your transfer case. These can be had from Novak Adapters (877.602.1500, www.novak-adapt.com) and Advance Adapters (800.350.2223, www.advance adapters.com). Then you'll need the pedal assembly and clutch master and slave cylinder assembly. The pedals should come from a truck of the same era. The master and slave cylinder come from later-'80s, early-'90s GM trucks, but...

Open Yellow

VEHICLE '00 Jeep Wrangler OWNER Andrew Wickham, San Luis Obispo, CA TIRES & WHEELS 37x14.50 Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains on 15x10 steel SUSPENSION 4-inch Pro Comp DRIVETRAIN NP231, slip-yoke eliminator, Ford 8.8 with a Super 88 kit, Dana 44 front with Superior axle-shafts and an ARB Air Locker, CTM U-joints, Warn hub conversion PERFORMANCE MODS Airaid intake and Magnaflow exhaust OTHER DOODADS Currie steering, cut fenders DOES EVERYTHING WORK THE WAY YOU WANT I love the low center of...

Radiators For Mopar Engines

Mark 7 Radiators can build radiators capable of cooling engines up to 1,000 hp. The company can make a radiator for any year, body style, transmission, and engine size. Custom engraving on the fan shroud or tank top is available, and the radiator features dual 1 -inch cores and is designed to cool 750 hp. Aluminum speeds the heat transfer between the cooling fins and the cores, dissipating the heat faster. INFORMATION Mark 7 Radiators, 877.777.7505, www.mark7radiators.com

Road Or

How streetable a vehicle is depends on the vehicle, driver, road conditions, and highway patrol. We've had our Durango up to highway speeds, and although we think it's fine to drive down the road to your local wheeling spot, it's not exactly something we would like to drive cross-country. That's not to say the vehicle couldn't do it, but it would be slow and potentially expensive (depending on what state we're passing through). Does this mean that if you build a Rockwelled rig, you need to...

Simple Ci

QI have an '85 CJ-7 that I have been rebuilding from the frame up into a trail-ready Jeep that I can use for years and pass down to my 2-year-old son. I am keeping the 258 and five-speed but upgrading the axles to the Wrangler JK Mopar Rubicon 44s front and rear. I sandblasted the frame, painted it with POR 15, and mounted 2V2-inch Skyjacker leaf springs with Confer shackles, and now I am trying to mount the new axles. I have cut off all the mounting hardware that come on the 44s so I can weld...

Solidly Confused

QI am about 90-percent done with an SAS (spring-over swap) triangulated four-link on a '95 GMC 1500. I have the links made and installed, the axle truss done, and the steering done. The axle is a highpinion Dana 60 out of an '88 Ford dualie. I am curious about a Panhard bar. Do I need one with this application The upper links go from the frame to the center of the axle, and the lowers go from inside the uppers to the axletube just inside the knuckles. I was reading in your Sept. '08 issue the...

Some Of Us Remember

Fathers and grandfathers taking us on wild off-road adventures in a stock truck, Jeep, or station wagon. Most of these journeys were in unmodified vehicles, and these off-highway treks created incredible memories Wheeling a bone-stock vehicle is fun, there's no denying it. It's true that a rig in factory form can't conquer the toughest trails in the county without major damage or being destroyed, but the potential is always there for exciting off-road adventures. The staff here at 4-Wheel&...

Special Tire Tread

I enjoy your mag but I have a question. In the May '09 issue on page 80 is a story about a jack (Hydra-Jacking). There is a really good photo of a good-looking tire on the Jeep. I have never seen this thread design before. Can you tell me the brand ROGERQUADE via 4wheeloffroad.com 0 Roger, that's one of our new favorites, the 31x10.50-15 Pit Bull directional Growler. And yes, there's no R in that designation because it's a bias-ply-wonder for wheeling. I've flat-towed it on Pete's Jeep for...

The 10 Lexus Rx450h Hybrid

ES, THIS SECTION IS DEDIcated to all you backyard wrenches with a hammer and stick trying to fix your 4x4 so you can go wheeling. Once upon a time your rig was a luxo-barge you couldn't afford. That's why we took a look at the super-cool Lexus RX450h hybrid. While the sticker on this gem is on the shy side of 45,000, you get a vehicle very capable for the moderate use it's intended for, along with a host of gee-whiz gad-getry that will someday become commonplace. You think that fuel injection...

The End Of Freedom

Governmental control is a hot-button issue right now, but I'm not too concerned with the New World Order and black-helicopter conspiracies. While I could rant for hours on that subject, it would be to no avail. I'm more concerned with local control increasing to the point where our sport comes into jeopardy. Such control was recently observed near Moab, Utah, where possibly well-meaning but misguided peace officers tried to enforce vehicle code violations. While attending the Easter Jeep Safari...

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Tough Rearend

Check out OR-Fab's new Jeep Cherokee rock slider rear bumper, a three-piece modular design manufactured from 2x0.120-inch-wall steel tubing. The bumper bolts on without any modifications or drilling. It closely hugs the contours of the vehicle and provides protection for the XJ's rear end and quarter panels. The bumper fits '84-'01 XJ models, bolts onto the factory bumper mounts, and is available in a glossy black or wrinkle black finish. INFORMATION Performance Automotive Group, 928.636.7080,...

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Uilding A Truck To Handle

Both your daily commute and your off-road hobby can be a real challenge. rom knobby tires to winch bumpers and everything in between, there is always that constant balance of need versus want, and it inevitably leads to compromise. It's tough enough when you destroy your rig on the trail, but when that same set of wheels must get you to the office on Monday, you can find yourself in a real bind. Hey, we're all for cycling, carpools, and saving the environment, but when you have to get a ride...

W Quick Turn

Steering a fully hydraulic steering system off road can be quite the workout if you have an orbital that requires more turns of the steering wheel from lock to lock. A trucker knob is an easy bolt-on solution that will save a little energy and maneuver the rig easier off road. The knobs are available in a vari- replacing a transmission pan with a new drain plug provided by Mother Nature. ety of colors, shapes, and sizes and can be picked up at most tractor supply stores. INFORMATION Tractor...

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Double The Ford

QMy buddy has a '90 F-250 (which used to be 2WD) running Dana 50 and Sterling 10.5 axles from an '03 F-350. The truck has a V-8, a C6, a custom lift, and 42-inch TSLs. It will mainly be used for the mud but he has an itch to get into the rocks. So I showed him the way of the 203 205 doubler. The problem is finding a Ford NP203. We found you can get them remanufactured at a certain auto part store, but the Chevy units are plentiful. We have found the adapter for in place without feeling cramped....

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