Trail running is a passion of mine. Actually, Fall is my favorite season, but my motor is laying around in pieces right now.
(soon to be completed)
22re bored .040 over, .010 taken off the deck, new Nippon Racing head, oversize valves, EB 261C "Crawler" cam, RC Engineering balanced and blueprinted injectors, and a much needed complete cleaning inside and out.
Estimated power when all is said and done should be about 135 hp and 165 ft lbs.
solid axle swap using trussed rebuilt 1984 Toyota 8 inch front. V-6 truck 4 piston calipers clamping ventilated FJ-40 rotors, 3 inch 6061 wheel spacers (1.5 inches per side to even track width and clear brakes), Sky's Offroad histeer, modified Sky's Offroad 44044 spring hanger kit using the stock rear pack with the overload leaf removed and 3 full length leafs added, widebody boomerang shackles. Pro Comp 934000 14 inch travel shocks mounted to F-250 shock mounts
Pretty basic here...wide track 8 inch suspended by 63 inch rear springs from a 2wd '88 chevy and some 3 inch blocks. I used unbraced 6 inch eye-to-eye shackles at a VERY lazy angle. End result is over 36 inches of combined wheel travel so far (I've never lifted a tire yet).
Everything else is stock...W56 5 speed tranny, RF1A t-case using stock gears, stock 4.10 open diffs.....
Basically I've been holding off on lockers, new axle gears, and a second t-case until the motor is done and I decide on a final tire size. My current 34x10.5 LTB's have been fantastic tires, but they're too small for me now so I'm looking at getting a set of Q78-15's. I like that they're basically a 36x10x15, but come with 27/32nds tread depth, the same as Boggers
I need a striaght pitman arm too as my drag link sometimes pretend to be a bumpstop for the front....oops....
As with all things in life, it's a work in progress (AND a daily driver), but I love playing with it. My home park is the Iron Range Off Highway Recreation Area in Gilbert, Minnesota, but I've gone so far as Oregon (two days after the axle swap, actually) to mud race. It might not be fast, but it's fun.