2005 POISON SPYDER BRUISER
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
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
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