GROUND & POUND
A DODGE HD BUILT FOR OFF-ROAD DOMINATION
Everybody is selling something. Grandpa used to say it all the time, and you know what? He was dead right.
The fact of the matter is that each new generation of car or truck does offer a buffet of technical and technological improvements. The dark side of this deal is that many improvements are often to problems that didn’t necessarily exist. And if your dealer could sell you a new truck every single year, he would.
Having said that, a brand-new truck is something everyone can appreciate, but a brand-new Ram HD is not what would fit the bill for Cole Comenksy of Bellflower in sunny Southern California. Comensky is the owner of CJC Off Road, a company he founded as an off-road enthusiast for off-road enthusiasts. CJC stocks all manner of performance-enhancing hardware aimed at those to whom the edge of the pavement calls. They stand by their work and the products they sell; after all, as they say, “If we sell it, chances are we run it.”
We should also mention, with no small about of bias, that Southern California is home to some of the best off-road terrain in the lower 48 states, if not the world. Dirt wheeling, rock crawling, hill climbing—if you thirst for it, Socal has got it.
Comensky and CJC have experience with the heavyduty Dodge platforms, having built several examples from 1994 onward. And Comensky prefers the older models to the new. He explains: “With the older, preradius-arm suspension on these trucks, it’s possible