Ryan Hartman

Littleton CO

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Year / Model

1986 CJ7






Dana 300 w/4 to 1

Rear Axle

Dana 44

Front Axle

Dana 30

Wheels / Tires

American Racing "Batman wheels" (were AR36 when they still made them) 15X 8; 36 X 12.50 Super Swamper TSLs

Springs / Shocks

Alcan 1.5 inch springs, SOA, front spring is 9 inches longer than stock from axle to back end, rear spring is 3 inches longer than stock from axle to back end; Rancho 9012s on front 9010s on back

Misc: 11 point family roll cage, w/ seats mounted on cage; Howell fuel injection; owner built rock rails, bumpers, tirecarrier, tranny crossmember, skid pan, roll cage & winch mount; 4.56 R&P w/ Air Lockers front and rear

Current / Future Projects: Installing 401 from Wagoneer; cutting down high pinion Dana 60 for rear and Dana 44 for front; coil spring rear suspension when I put the Dana 60 in.; possibly change tranny out for TH400 from the same wagoneer

Trails: Most of the new stuff in Colorado is what I have run lately, however I have Epilepsy, and have had my liscence taken away for the last 8 months

Events Attended: Easter Jeep Safari '95 - 00; Labor Day Campout '95 - '00; Led trails at '98 Camp Jeep; Led trails at 97-99 "Cruise Moab" (Toyota event)
Events Planned: naxja fall fling in Moab; not sure what else

Clubs: Founder of CSU Big Wheels, the only college associated club in the CA4WDC Inc. and UFWDA(that we know of)

Previous or Other Jeeps owned: 84 XJ - loved it should have never sold it; another 86 CJ7 - I broke an axle on my truck towing it home from Las Cruces, and the Jeep rolled on the highway about 3 times going 75 (it died) remains can be seen at: http://lamar.colostate.edu/~bgwheels/rigs/ryan/hurt_duck.JPG

Owner Home Page: http://lamar.colostate.edu/~bgwheels/rigs/ryan/RIGRYAN.HTM

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