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5.7 Liter Hemi Engine with K&N Air and Oil Filters Powers Through Ultimate Adventure

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Dirt and gravel can turn off road travel into a really rough ride in just a split second. The crews that took the Ultimate Adventure Four Wheeling Road Trip from the Black Hills of South Dakota to Rangely, Colorado saw and felt the geography change every day.

K&N sponsored vehicle negotiates the Ultimate Adventure Four Wheeling Road Trip
K&N sponsored vehicle negotiates the Ultimate Adventure Four Wheeling Road Trip

Caravan of off-road vehicles make it through tough off-road terrain in the Ultimate Adventure
Caravan of off-road vehicles make it through tough off-road terrain in the Ultimate Adventure
For seven full days off-road rigs drove and four wheeled to the next adventure in the next state. “One day we’d four-wheel across a back road,” said Ryan Hagel, co-driver of the K&N sponsored vehicle. “The next day we’d drive on a main road on the way to our next destination.”
600 miles of travel was a typical day on the Ultimate Adventure Four Wheeling Road Trip
600 miles of travel was a typical day on the Ultimate Adventure Four Wheeling Road Trip

Off the beaten path, the Ultimate Adventure Four Wheeling Road Trip drivers met different types of terrain
Off the beaten path, the Ultimate Adventure Four Wheeling Road Trip drivers met different types of terrain

The caravan of vehicles was similar to the Hot Rod Power Tour and attracted a lot of attention at each stop. “Imagine dozens of decked out rigs and you get the picture. There was a lot of comradery on the invitation only annual event,” said Hagel. “Everyone worked together as a team. We kept break-downs to a minimum. We helped each other and no one got hurt. It was a success.”

Keith Bailey represented K&N and drove through the terrain with his 5.7 liter Hemi-powered engine with a Bruiser chassis. The vehicle was equipped with K&N air and oil filters. “K&N took us through the dirt and kept our engine safe,” said Hagel. “We got the extra filtration and power we needed under extreme off-road conditions.”

Other modifications included:

Engine: 5.7 liter Hemi
Transmission: 545RFE
Transfer case: Dana 300, Low Max 4:1, and STaK replacement case
Front axle: Solid high-pinion Dana 60, spool, 5:13 gears
Rear axle: Solid high-pinion Dana 60, spool, 5:13 gears
Steering PSC full hydraulic
Suspension: 14 inch Fox coilovers with air bumps
Tires and Wheels: 39-inch BFG Krawlers on 17-inch Poison Spyder bead locks
Other: Warn 9.5i winch

From the plains, to steep hills and rocks the caravan was treated to spectacular sights and intense trail action. “I hope to do it again,” said Hagel. “It was an awesome experience.”

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