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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...

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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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Back To Work

After a recent four-wheel outing where we dunked the Durango in a few mud holes and did some light wheeling, we loaded it back onto the trailer and headed home. By the time we got to the house the rear tire looked like slime had exploded all over it. We had a bad feeling when we removed the differential drain plug and a couple gallons of water came rushing out. Since the 272-ton axle is a full floater, we went ahead and pulled out the axleshafts to see if the grease was shot too. There's an old...

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The EVO 44 Magnum sealed axle sleeves from Off-Road Evolution are designed to increase the JK axlehousing (Dana 30 and Dana 44) strength by 30 percent while incorporating dual seals to prevent debris from entering the axl-etubes. The EVO 44 slides into the stock axletube to increase the strength of the axlehousing and will also help to prevent premature failure and costly repairs to replace inner axle seals. INFORMATION Off-Road Evolution, 714.870.5515, www.offroadevolution.com

Best Rigs To Build On The Cheap

Tightening, penny pinching, and perhaps a temporary end to our big-buck spending. However, that doesn't mean we have to neglect our need to build an off-road rig or ignore the dream of buying an old trail jalopy. If you're as keen a shopper as we are, then you know there are some great deals on cheap rigs right now. We've been eyeballing 4x4s on the Internet for months. These are the same vehicles that sold a year or two ago for thousands of dollars more. Since you have a copy of 4-Wheel &...

Bestop

It is very important to get the top in the sun and perform the install on a warm day. The Bestop material is all high-quality stuff and is a little snug when it's cold. We've driven our '97 Wrangler a fair amount with the new top and enjoy the new look and visibility. Wind noise is about the same as you would expect from a factory Jeep soft top, maybe a little less. Installing in about an hour, the Bestop Halftop fits great and gave our Jeep the new mini-pickup look we were hoping for. O

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Cc5

VEHICLE '77 Jeep CJ-5 OWNER Chad Conn, Hemphill, TX TIRES & WHEELS 44x18.50 TSLs on 15x12 steel SUSPENSION Custom springover axle DRIVETRAIN SM465, Centerforce clutch, NP205, Dana 60 front, 14-bolt rear with a Detroit Locker, 4.56 gears PERFORMANCE MODS 350ci, Edelbrock RPM intake, Howell TBI kit, headers, Flowmaster exhaust OTHER DOODADS Transfer case brake, Ramsey 8,000-pound winch in the front, Warn 9,500-pound in the rear, hydraulic assist DOES EVERYTHING WORK THE WAY YOU WANT Yes...

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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

ENGINE Chevy 350 V8 TRANSMISSION 700R4 (reverse manual valve body) TRANSFER CASE NP203 205, ORD Doubler FRONT AXLE Dana 60, 5.38 gears, ARB locker, 35-spline Yukon axles REAR AXLE Full-floating 14-bolt, 5.38 gears, Detroit Locker, Sky Mfg. disc brake conversion SPRINGS & SUCH Front 52-inch Blazer rear packs, Johnny Joint shackle hangers with panhard, Rancho 9000 shocks. Rear 4-inch Superlift springs, ORD shackle flip, Bilstein shocks TIRES & WHEELS 38.5x14.5-15LT TSL-SX Swampers, 15x10...

Chris

A For your truck I think you'll be fine without a Panhard bar, but I'm not sure if you use a regular steering box or full hydraulic steering. If you have a four-link suspension where at least two of the links are triangulated, such as your uppers, you don't need a Panhard or track bar (Panhard bars and track bars are the same thing). If you mix a triangulated four-link with a Panhard bar, you will have a binding issue, as the Panhard forces the axle to move side to side during suspension...

Chris W

A The highest (numerically lowest) gears I could find for your truck was a 3.42. This will lower your rpm some while cruising, but it's only about an 8-percent difference from the 3.73. In the end you're looking at spending 1,500-plus for a 250-ish rpm difference. If you just drove at 70 mph instead of 75 or waited for tire-buying time and went up a size, it would probably make more of a difference. That said, I have already written some gear manufacturers about this and asked if they might...

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Cool Fact

The ambulance version of the M37 was designated the M43, while the military radio truck was designated the M152. Joe swapped in with the help of his friend Marty Boyer. The big-block is backed by a 4L80E four-speed automatic mated to NP203 and NP205 doubled transfer cases. On the driver side of the firewall is the Hydroboost, which is set up for the four-wheel disc brakes. The valves on the passenger side use the heat of the bigblock to power an underhood hot water shower. 3 The front axle is a...

Dailydriver Trail Prep

This means when you find yourself pushing the truck a little beyond its limits trying to conquer an obstacle, stop for a second and see if you can just pull cable and keep moving. Remember, they'll cheer for you on the trail, but they won't take you to work the next week after you've laid it on its side.

Disappointing Tire Test

Before I start I just wanted to say that I am huge fan of this magazine but am very disappointed with the Pit Bull Rocker review (Rock-Banger's Ball, Mar. '09). What was the point of this review, as you didn't test these tyres properly, without beadlocks I feel this was very unprofessional. Testing at 5 psi is too high for most bias tyres unless you have a heavy rig, and you stated that your test Jeep was middleweight. Since these tyres weren't tested properly the first time, could you get some...

Dodge M37 Power Wagon

ENGINE TBI 454ci Chevy V-8 TRANSMISSION 4L80E four-speed auto TRANSFER CASE NP203 mated to NP205 with Offroad Design adapter FRONT AXLE Dana 60 with 4.88 gears and ARB Air Locker REAR AXLE Corporate 14-bolt with 4.88 gears, Detroit Locker, disc brakes SPRINGS & SUCH Custom leaf springs from National Spring, Rancho RS9000 shocks TIRES & WHEELS 39x15x16.5LT TSLs on 16.5x9.75 Weld Super Single IIs OTHER STUFF Saginaw power steering, Hydroboost, Saginaw steering box, onboard air compressor,...

Dodge Specials

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Doubled Charger

VEHICLE '79 Dodge Ramcharger OWNER Spencer Curtis, Saluda, NC TIRES 33x12.50x15 TSLs SUSPENSION 4-inch Skyjacker DRIVETRAIN NP203, Dana 44 front, 9.25 rear PERFORMANCE MODS 340ci plucked from a Dodge Charger OTHER DOODADS Custom emergency brake and body work DOES EVERYTHING WORK THE WAY YOU WANT Yes ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE Bigger axles, tires, and lift BFGOODRICH TIRES. BECAUSE ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE REQUIRES, WELL, A ROAD. Rugged Trail T A All-Terrain T A KO Mud-TerrainTM T A This is not the...

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...

Earth Watch

TREAD LIGHTLY IS HOLDing its second annual charity auction on eBay to raise funds for the organization's outdoor ethics programs. More than 175 products have been donated for the auctions, including a custom-built '07 Wrangler from BDS Suspensions and a Grizzly 550 ATV from Yamaha. You have to act fast, though, as the auctions end June 11. economic climate, BFGood-rich is scaling back its Outstanding Trails program for 2009. The tire maker, in collaboration with Tread Lightly and the United...

Eaton

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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...

Funland

We decided to do a little two-wheeling in the field following a good rain here in Finland. After getting bogged-down we realized that it was time to lock it into four-wheel, but it was already too late. So there we were, stuck on flat ground 4-WHEEL & OFF-ROAD (ISSN 0162-3214), copyright 2009 by Source Interlink Magazines, LLC. All rights reserved. Published monthly by Source Interlink Media, LLC, 261 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10016. Periodicals postage paid at New York, NY,...

Get Ready For Camping Season

The Sportz Truck Tent III allows you to sleep high and dry in the bed of your truck. The tent assembles in the back of an open-bed pickup, creating a comfortable sleeping area for two people. Setup is easy with shock-corded fiberglass poles that are color-coded to match the corresponding sleeves. The tent's bed straps and an interior support pole add strength, securing it in the bed of the truck during storms. The tent is available in eight sizes to fit most popular trucks sizes. INFORMATION...

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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...

He Likes Us

Sorry that the job includes knuckleheaded readers. I particularly wrote to thank you for your policy of not giving much ink to bikini-babes. We started a CJ-8 as a father-son project when my son was 15. Some things he doesn't need. I subscribed (in his name) in part because of your clear focus on the truck and wheeling business at hand. I'm also with you on giving space to both the extreme builds and the budget-minded end of things. One for our dreams, one for our...

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...

High

VEHICLE '42 Dodge WC-12 Power Wagon OWNER Ken Basile, Cato, NY TIRES 42-inch TSLs SUSPENSION Custom lift via 8-inch springs DRIVETRAIN 727, NP205, Dana 60 front, 14-bolt rear, Detroit Lockers, 4.56 gears PERFORMANCE MODS 360ci OTHER DOODADS Crossover steering, bed-mounted radiator DOES EVERYTHING WORK THE WAY YOU WANT Pretty much ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE Get rid of the 16.5-inch wheels ANYTHING TO ADD I built the entire truck for under 2,000 bucks. Special thanks to my dad and all of my...

Highheat Boots

ACCEL's Extreme 9000 ceramic wire kits with 8mm Ferro-Spiral core wire has ceramic boots on the spark plug end of the wires that can withstand up to 2,000 degrees F. These wires are great for headers with close tolerances, engine compartments with little room, or an RV with boots that had previously melted. The wire sets also have an ultrahigh-temperature, double-silicone construction rated at 600 degrees F and are rated at 500 ohms per foot of resistance. INFORMATION ACCEL, 216.688.8300,...

His Discussion Could

Out of hand really quickly if we start talking about backsides and skid marks. In reality we are here to discuss a skidplate for the rear of a Jeep, specifically the Crawler line of gas tank skidplates from Gen-Right Off Road. Gen-Right is known for its line of aluminum Jeep fuel tanks, perfect for stretched wheel-bases or long-range travel. But if your wheelbase is staying the same and you're not looking for extra capacity, then your stock tank is fine, but the skid protecting it could...

Hospital Rate

Regarding your Apr. '09 4xForward, Hospital Game, I am sicker than you Out of 20 loose cars some drivers, some projects, some parts, some piles only 4 run One of those has absolutely no brakes, and in another the transmission is going out. I only own one running, licensed, insured vehicle out of the lot With the nearest hospital I wouldn't bother dragging myself into being 45 miles away, my chances are not very good for survival. Oh, and none of the runners are 4x4s Trying to remedy that with...

Hydro Steering Issues

I really enjoyed Ali Mansour's article on full hydraulic steering (Going Full Hydro, June '09). Here's my question If the pump or ram fails on a trail somewhere, is it still possible to steer the vehicle back to camp I love the prospect of converting my rig to full hydro, but I also like the insurance of a steering box. Thoughts TOM ARMSTRONG Chino, CA & FEATURE EDITOR ALI MANSOUR REPLIES Given the specific application, size, and weight of the rig, breaking a sector shaft would almost be...

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It's the one thing we are repeatedly asked about What are the best tires for my rig Everybody wants the same thing tough sidewalls, great ride, low noise, perfect in all conditions, tread life that will outlive the owner of the vehicle and the best part is they need it to be cheap. Guess what We still haven't found those tires, but today there are more all-terrain and mud-terrain tire options than ever in the history of off-road tires. For our money a radial mud-terrain is a safe bet. And if...

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...

Info

I pointed my bugout vehicle north 6 I dropped the RubiWagon off at AEV and spent a few days in Missoula goofing off er, I mean working on stuff before heading west through Idaho. Our snow-wheeling adventures will be in a future issue. 7 Since I was driving a Dodge truck, I started noticing all the other new Dodge trucks and even visited Dave Smith Motors, the world's largest Dodge Dealer, in Kellog, Idaho. I also came across the specialty-built Dodge in Montana. Can you tell why it's an oddity...

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...

James D

Why can't there be some consistency in wheel bolt patterns Five lugs for Jeeps, six for Toyotas and half-tons, eight for 3 4- and 1-tons Sorry, James, it's not your fault. All these silly car companies keep screwing things up. Your 7-on-150mm bolt pattern is really hard to find wheels for. I did find some aluminum wheels from Ultra Wheel Co. (www. ultrawheel.com) that might work (PN 164-6876P). Otherwise my advice is to call every wheel advertiser in this magazine and ask...

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A For the most part, the suspension will be the same. However, the spring rates should be different for the longer Jeep Unlimited due to the greater weight. (Did you know that although many people call the TJ Unlimited LJ, it was never named so by Chrysler or Jeep Chrysler referred to both models as the TJ, but LJ for Long Jeep caught on with the public.) Also, if you go with a long-arm suspension, there will likely be a difference between the TJ and the LJ because of the longer wheelbase,...

L0wer40

40-inch tires, no lift, lots of body modification, and a Red Eye No. 3 custom paint job all went into this special underground Jeep project conceived in the design studios of Jeep headquarters. The 20-inch Mopar wheels are wrapped with Mickey Thompson 40x13.5R20 Baja Claws. Notice the front bumper made simple for approach angle with subtle but purposeful tow hooks. Under the custom hood and front fender combo is a 6.1L Hemi V-8 installed by Burnsville Off-Road with an AEV installation kit. It...

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

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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...

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N The Past A Headline Like This

Would have generated a lot of excitement around our offices. We have been big fans of Jeep's Grand Cherokee, awarding it our 4x4 of the Year trophy just about every time it entered the competition. This time, though, any excitement has been tempered by a healthy dose of skepticism. We're not worried that beleaguered Chrysler may go under before this '11 model is introduced (though there is that terrifying possibility). No, what has us shaking our heads are some of the big changes Jeep is...

Now The 1st With A Digital Meter

686cc's of liquid-cooled, fuel-injected power make the 700R the most potent Raptor ever. Its mile-wide powerband and 5-speed gearbox lock in the sweet spot for every situation. And the trick rugged new LCD digital instrument meter keeps all systems go. The Raptor 70QR leaves nothing to be desired. Except maybe dirt. Speedometer, dual trip meters, odometer For the Yamaha ATV dealer nearest you, call 1 -800-SB-YAMAHA, yamaha-motor.com nninnn ATVs with engine sizes of 90cc or greater are r &...

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...

Pentastar V6 Debuts

The '11 Grand Cherokee gets a new standard engine when it goes on sale next year, a 3.6L V-6 named Pentastar that's good for 280 hp and 260 Ib-ft of torque. The all-new powerplant is built on a 60-degree aluminum block and fitted with aluminum cylinder heads topped by overhead camshafts. Variable valve timing (VVT) helps the engine produce 90 percent of its peak Jeep expects the Pentastar to improve fuel economy 11 percent over previous Grand Cherokee V-6 engines. In addition, the Pentastar...

Portal Wheels

With the additional width of the portals, it is important to find wheels to deal with the added leverage and scrub radius. To get back to a reasonable overall width, we swapped in some 17x10 steel wheels with 8 inches of backspacing made for AxleTech by Stazworks Extreme Offroad. The Wheels are a two-piece design with an internal beadlock very similar to HMMWV military wheels. The portals are made to clear a HMMWV wheel. Stazworks can also supply them if need be, but they are only available in...

Post Wwii Jeep

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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...

Short

The Mopar guys offer gobs of great parts for Jeeps and Dodge trucks, but don't think that you have to own an '07-or-newer vehicle to play with their toys. This rust-free '78 Cherokee Chief has been modified the same way any of us would, with coil spring suspension, different axles, and a healthy new fuel-injected V-8. The difference is it was done with parts straight from the Mopar catalog. Built by a crack (or crackpot) crew of current and retired Jeep engineers on their own time, this...

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...

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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...

Submission Information

4-Wheel & Off-Road welcomes letters to the editor. Letters must include an address or a telephone number so the sender can be verified. Once verified, your name may be withheld at your request. Letters published in this magazine reflect the opinions of the writers, and we reserve the right to edit letters for clarity, brevity, or other purposes. Due to the large volume of mail we receive, we regret that we cannot reply to unpublished letters or return photos. Digital photos must measure no...

Super Hurricane

The Super Hurricane intake from Professional Products is designed with an extra large plenum and specially shaped high-flow runners. The Super Hurricane is perfect for engines with 23-degree heads that displace over 420 cid on gas or more than 350 cid on alcohol. Conveniently engineered into the intake are injector bosses for those engines equipped with fuel injection. INFORMATION Professional Products, 323.779.2020, www.professional-products.com

Suspension

The biggest and most pleasant surprise of the build is how well the suspension works. The Jeep JK and WJ coil springs support the weight of the Mopar Monster without issue, and the link suspension doesn't pop, bind, or handle quirkily off road. Though a custom sway bar would be nice, it isn't necessary. We are still tinkering with the adjustments on the Pro Comp MX-6 shocks and _ think that one of our biggest challenges may be keeping the massive unsprung weight of the 2V2-ton axles in control....

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 11 Jeep Grand Cherokee

What was Jeep thinking about when it built the new WL soccer mom minivan Jeep How can they kill the Grand Cherokee name with a fully independent suspension and expensive toys that help you off road What's the fun in that The Grand Cherokee WK was a great platform why didn't they just improve on it instead of making a true soccer mom Jeep Grand Cherokee I love your magazine so please tell Jeep that this WL isn't a Jeep and if they need help I'm a Grand Cherokee owner. I have a WJ with a 4.5-inch...

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...

This Justin

Free repair program for three versions of its side-by-side Rhino in cooperation with the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). According to the CPSC, more than 40 deaths have been attributed to the Rhino 700, 660, and 450 models, most of them due to rollovers. Yamaha is offering to upfit these Rhinos with wheel spacers and remove the rear sway bar, which will reduce the chance of rollover and improve vehicle handling, says Yamaha. If you own one of these Rhinos, Yamaha recommends you not...

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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...

Under Cover

Long before all those heavy-duty aftermarket differential covers, OEMs actually made covers out of beefy material from the factory. An inexpensive trick for those of you running Dana 44 axles is to find a set of early-model 3 4-ton covers. The old diff protectors will bolt right up to most modern 44s and are made twice as thick Running wires can be a real pain, especially if you need to run more than one along the same spot. To make life easier, place one end of your wire bundle into a handheld...

Vintage Chevy Hits The Dirt

1 Simple leaf springs keep this Blazer crawling on the trails. One of the upgrades was the front Dana 60 from a Dodge truck. Inside, 5.38 gears spin on an ARB locker and the axle has received the full 35-spline treatment. Reid Racing knuckles move side-to-side with the help of PSC hydro-assist and a Saginaw steering box. The front differential has been shaved about 3 4 inch to increase clearance. 2 Depending on the weather, the family ventures out with the hard top, soft top, or no top. Peering...

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...

Wrangler Halftop

Beaming sunshine warming your skin, water splashing in your face, and a cool breeze are all great if you're spending a day at the beach, but when these elements are part of your commute, then it might be time for a new soft top. While not having a top shouldn't keep you from wheeling your Jeep, we have to admit that the shade is pretty nice and protection from incoming mud bombs after hammering through a pit makes the drive home less crusty. When it comes to replacement tops, one company simply...

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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....

Tellico Closed

Forest Service announced that it has temporarily closed the Upper Tellico OHV trail system in North Carolina while the agency evaluates the area's long-term future. The issue is water quality. An environmental assessment shows that the Upper Tellico OHV Trail System has extensive damage and contributes unacceptable levels of sediment into the Tellico River and its tributaries, said National Forests in North Carolina Supervisor Marisue Hilliard. The Forest Service is not meeting its own...

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