Of­froad Power Prod­ucts

4 Wheel & Off Road - - CONTENTS -

Of­froad Power Prod­ucts builds some of the coolest ve­hi­cles ever brought on the UA, and How­itzer might be the coolest of all. A 3⁄4-ton diesel Ram reg­u­lar cab with a short-bed con­ver­sion and coils all around, this truck is a beast. While the weight worked against Cooper Ras­mussen on many of the slick, steep ob­sta­cles, that never stopped him from try­ing every­thing in his path and skill­fully pi­lot­ing the 10,000-pound be­he­moth through some of the tight­est, trick­i­est trails in re­cent UA his­tory.

DRIVER: Cooper Ras­mussen CO-DRIVER: Kyle Bick­ley

HOW MANY UAS HAVE YOU BEEN

ON?: 7 (Cooper), 1 (Kyle) FA­VORITE PART OF TRIP: I en­joyed ev­ery as­pect of the trip this year. It was in my opin­ion one of the best over­all groups of peo­ple we have ever had. From a wheel­ing stand­point, the Crazy 8s and AOAA trails were my fa­vorites. Both were ex­tremely tight and had great ob­sta­cles. I felt like the truck’s re­ally good turn ra­dius helped it sur­vive pum­mel­ing the whole body.

EN­GINE: 6.7L Cum­mins tur­bod­iesel TRANS­MIS­SION: 68RFE 6-speed au­to­matic

TRANS­FER CASE: Stock Borg Warner 44-46

FRONT AXLE: AAM 9 ⁄ with Carli 1 4 truss, RCV axle­shafts, 5.13 Ni­tro gears, and ARB Air Locker

REAR AXLE: AAM 111⁄2 with 5.13

Ni­tro gears and ARB Air Locker SPRINGS & SUCH: AEV Dual Sport

3-inch with cus­tom OPP 3-link (front); Carli 1-inch pro­gres­siver­ate coils and Pure Per­for­mance links (rear)

TIRES & WHEELS: 42x14.50-17LT Maxxis Trepador on 17x9 KMC Ma­chete bead­lock

STEER­ING: PSC steer­ing box and hy­draulic ram, AEV high-steer draglink

WINCH: Warn 16.5Ti-S (front), Warn

Zeon 12-S Plat­inum (rear) OTHER: Dy­na­trac Free-Spin kit;

AEV front bumper; Mer­ce­nary Off Road rear bumper; Tom Wood’s drive­shafts; Crown brake lines; AEV heat-re­duc­tion hood; AEV HighMark flares; Baja De­signs LED lights; Neme­sis In­dus­tries ram box half-height bed rack with James Bar­roud Dis­cov­ery rooftop tent; Rugged Ra­dios 60-watt re­mote­mount ra­dio unit; MasterCraft 3G seats; DPP rock slid­ers; ARB twin air com­pres­sor; CW Wraps

WHAT BROKE?: Front ring and

pin­ion, flat tire, fuel sender

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