The 4-Wheel Freedom Rigs   
    
 
  
   4-WHEEL FREEDOM: THE ART OF OFF-ROAD DRIVING started off as a book aimed at the average sport-utility vehicle family, designed to get people interested in ecologically-oriented off-road recreation. However, it soon expanded into a valuable manual for the experienced off-road recreational enthusiast as well.
 
The author's rigs evolved, too, from the almost stock vehicles described in 4-WHEEL FREEDOM, to more highly modified vehicles suitable for use on rougher backcountry terrain.
 
 
  
   The '87 Wrangler         
   Brad waving from Jeep ENGINE 4.2L in-line six 258 cid
 
Mopar Performance 4.2L multi-point fuel injection upgrade
 
  
   BATTERIES
Dual Optima batteries
 
Wrangler power management system

 
  
   DRIVETRAIN
AND
SUSPENSION

Superlift 4" springs
 
Rancho 9000 shocks
 
Dana 44s with 4.56 gears front and back
 
ARB lockers front and back, wired independently.
 
NV 4500 transmission
 
Dana 300 transfer case with Currie double shifter
 
Six States Distributors driveshafts

 
  
   TIRES
AND
HUBS
BFG Mud-Terrain T/A LT 35X12.50X15s
 
Superwinch manual hubs
 
Crossover steering
 
Xenon fender flares

 
Jeep on a hill in the snow.   
   MISC
Warn 9000i winch
 
Premier welder and 160 amp alternator
 
R&M under-the-hood camp shower
 
Tomken Machine rocker skids and rear bumper with customized swing-out spare tire carrier
 
Uniden CB


  
   
 
  
   The '94 Chevy K-Blazer         
   K-Blazer. BATTERIES
Dual batteries with isolator
 
  
   DRIVELINE
AND
SUSPENSION

Tuff country 4" lift
 
Rancho 9000 shocks
 
ARB locker in the rear differential
 
  
   TIRES
BFG Mud-Terrain T/A LT285/75R16s
 
  
   MISC
Warn M12000 winch 12,000 lb with Warn Enforcer bumper and winch mount
 
Uniden CB
 
  
  
4-Wheel Freedom: The Art of Off-Road Driving. By Dr. Brad DeLong. The definitive book on 4x4s, off-road recreation, and all-weather driving. ORDER NOW at 1-800-4X4ROAD (494-7623).
Copyright Symbolcopyright Dr. Brad DeLong 2005