2005 POI­SON SPY­DER BRUISER

4 Wheel & Off Road - - CON­TENTS -

DRIVER: Keith Bai­ley CO-DRIVER: Tom Boyd

Keith Bai­ley al­ways has a smile on his face, whether he’s el­bow-deep in a dif­fer­en­tial or get­ting hit by a wa­ter bal­loon from his co-driver. Last year he drove his CJ-7 on UA, but this year ol’ Bai­ley Blue was back and dom­i­nated all of the trails we ran. Bai­ley was the only one who didn’t have to pull ca­ble on his Warn winch all week. That’s say­ing a lot, given the crazy slick, steep, and snotty ter­rain we hit. Next to him is Tom Boyd, who along with Trent McGee is the only guy to have been on ev­ery UA and who has be­come syn­ony­mous with the spirit of this event.

HOW MANY UAS HAVE YOU BEEN

ON?: 16 (Keith); all (Tom) FA­VORITE PART OF THE TRIP: Less pave­ment and more wheel­ing this year makes me think I made the right choice brin­ing the buggy in­stead of the CJ-7. >DRIV­E­TRAIN

EN­GINE: 5.7L Hemi TRANS­MIS­SION: 545RE 5-speed

au­to­matic

TRANS­FER CASE: Ad­vance Adapters At­las II

FRONT AXLE: Dana 60 with RCV axles, 4.56 gears, and Griz­zly Locker.

REAR AXLE: Shaved 14-bolt with

4.56 gears and De­troit Locker >SUS­PEN­SION SPRINGS & SUCH: 14-inch Fox

coilovers

TIRES & WHEELS: 42x14.0-17LT Su­per Swamper Irok on 17x9 Fuel Anza bead­lock

STEER­ING: Off Road Con­nec­tion full hy­draulic steer­ing with dou­ble ended ram

WINCH: Warn XP9500 winch OTHER: Rugged Ra­dio 60-watt ra­dio and in­ter­com, MasterCraft Safety seats, GForce har­nesses

WHAT BROKE: 40-amp re­lay

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