VEHICLE: '87 Toyota mini-truck OWNER: Steve McQuillin, Mosinee, WI TIRES & WHEELS 35x12.50 Mickey Thompson MTZs on 15-inch steel SUSPENSION: Straight-axle conversion with 4-inch Trail Gear springs up front, 63-inch Chevy rear springs, Bilstein shocks DRIVETRAIN: G54, 5:1 Inchworm transfer case, Aussie Locker front, Lock-Right rear, homemade square front driveshaft PERFORMANCE MODS: 22R OTHER DOODADS: Custom bed DOES EVERYTHING WORK THE WAY YOU WANT?: Yes, it works great ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE?: 30-spline Longfields, twin-stick transfer case, and a high-pinion front third member ANYTHING TO ADD?: Always bring toilet paper on long trail rides. Leaves don't work so well.
VEHICLE: '84 Toyota mini-truck OWNER: Garrett Dean, Camp Pendleton, CA TIRES & WHEELS: 35x12.50 MT/Rs on 15x10 steel SUSPENSION: 3-inch All Pro front leaf springs with 1-inch Downey shackles, All Pro buggy leaves in the rear with Johnny Joint shackles, Bilstein shocks DRIVETRAIN: Marlin Crawler transfer-case box, ARB Air Locker front with a Birfield eliminator kit and Warn hubs, Detroit Locker rear with All Pro chromoly axleshafts, 5.29 gears PERFORMANCE MODS: LC Engineering 22R Street Performer, Downey exhaust OTHER DOODADS: Optima Yel-lowTop, Warn winch, fiberglass front fenders, bobbed bed, custom bumpers, sliders, and 'cage FUNNIEST WHEELING INCIDENT: Flipped it onto its side and broke five steering-arm studs while wheeling alone. Thankfully I had a winch and was able to get it righted then limp it 50 miles back to town. DOES EVERYTHING WORK THE WAY YOU WANT?: For the most part ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE?: Convert to fuel injection and 37-inch tires
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VEHICLE: '72 Chevy C20 OWNER: Bryan Green, Hackneyville, AL TIRES & WHEELS: 35x10.50 Boggers on 16-inch Mickey Thompsons SUSPENSION: 4-inch Pro Comp DRIVETRAIN: TH350, NP205, Dana 44 front, Dana 60 rear, 4.10 gears PERFORMANCE MODS: 350ci OTHER DOODADS: Custom winch bumper and Optima RedTop DOES EVERYTHING WORK THE WAY YOU WANT?: Yes ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE?: Needs lockers ANYTHING TO ADD?: Body parts for these trucks are hard to come by.
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VEHICLE: '02 Chevy 2500HD OWNER: Russ Clark, Glen Rose, TX TIRES & WHEELS: 37x14.50 Pro Comp Xterrains on 18-inch Helos SUSPENSION: Custom 8-inch DRIVETRAIN: Stock PERFORMANCE MODS: K&N air filter, Flowmaster exhaust, Diablo Sport Power Puck OTHER DOODADS: Onboard air DOES EVERYTHING WORK THE WAY YOU WANT?: Yes
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VEHICLE: '95 Chevy Z71 OWNER: Brad Makepeace, Greenville, NC TIRES & WHEELS: 44x19.5 Boggers on 16x12 Mickey Thompson Classics lis SUSPENSION: Custom 13-inch via leaf springs and a straight-axle conversion DRIVETRAIN: NV4500, NP241, Dana 44 front, 14-bolt rear, Detroit Lockers, 4.88 gears PERFORMANCE MODS: 5.9L 12-valve Cummins, 4-inch turbo-back exhaust with a 5-inch stack OTHER DOODADS: 3-inch body lift, dual electric fans DOES EVERYTHING WORK THE WAY YOU WANT?: It will as soon as I finish building the Dana 60 for the front and swapping it in ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE?: P-pump mods to get more power, bigger injectors, and a larger turbo
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