Lucas Oil Off Road Expo 2011 Coverage

With more than 350 Exhibitors, the 2011 Off Road Expo was an off roader's paradise, and there were plenty of prerunners featured, not just Jeeps and Crawlers. We took a ton of pics of prerunners from every angle we could get to.

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We started our day around 9:30 to try to beat the crowds and the first thing we run into is this garage built 1450 race Ranger. The owners said the entire truck even the paint was done right inside his 2 car garage.

Take a look at the attention to detail. Looks like someone is an pretty good fabricator. It gets the "Thumbs up" from us, but who are we?

1450 Race Ranger1450 Race Ranger1450 Race Ranger

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Ford RaptorFord RaptorFord Raptor

Next up was this Raptor, and we couldn't figure out if it was just a prerunner or a race truck...33's on this truck just didn't look right.

Ranger Prerunner built by Mike McQueenRanger Prerunner built by Mike McQueenRanger Prerunner built by Mike McQueen

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Just past this was a Ranger prerunner with the best fitting fiberglass I had ever seen. It was also like no other fiberglass I have seen either. Then my eyes glanced down to see what long travel kit was on it and again I had never seen this. I spoke to the owner Mike McQueen of McQueen Prototype Design Inc and he said, "it's my kit". He is also responsible for the fiberglass fenders the fiberglass bedsides hood and front valence. Believe it or not there is no paint on any piece of 'glass on the truck. He made the gel coat match Ford white paint.

1450 race truck from The Factory Racing Team1450 race truck from The Factory Racing Team1450 race truck from The Factory Racing Team

Heading further down I came across this 1450 race truck from The Factory Racing Team. It has a ton of LED light bars on it and the one in the hood scoop works like a cop issued model with red and blue LEDs that strobe.


Toyota prerunnerToyota prerunnerToyota prerunner

This Toyota prerunner caught my eye so I snapped a few shots of it. The build quality was unreal.

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Titan prerunnerTitan prerunnerTitan prerunner

Titan prerunner rearTitan prerunner rearTitan prerunner rear

Across the road was this silver Titan prerunner. What I liked the most was the rear prerunner bumper appeared to be able to unlatch and fold down like a small tailgate.

Chevy prerunner with Mazulla kitChevy prerunner with Mazulla kitChevy prerunner with Mazulla kit

Sitting next to it was this Chevy prerunner with a Mazulla kit on it. Would have been nice if the 'glass were painted, but still a nice looking truck.

Ford Raptor through the whoopsFord Raptor through the whoopsFord Raptor through the whoops

Walking back to the main drag I passed this 4Runner prerunner. I've seen it a lot of the LOORRS races, and finally got some up-close pics of it. Total Chaos kit in front and some sort of link suspension in the rear.

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Giant Motorsports long travel kitGiant Motorsports long travel kitGiant Motorsports long travel kit

Passed by the Giant booth where they had this old Ford prerunner. Looked like a work in progress but the front kit looked great.

Brian Deegan's Unlimited 2 truckBrian Deegan's Unlimited 2 truckBrian Deegan's Unlimited 2 truck

Outside the Maxxis Tire booth we saw Brian Deegan's Unlimited 2 truck.

Rob MacCachren's trophy truckRob MacCachren's trophy truckRob MacCachren's trophy truck

Rob MacCachren's trophy truck was inside the BF Goodrich tent. Congrats to Rob for being inducted into the Off Road Hall of Fame the night before. He definitely deserved it.

Ranger with their new Raptor front conversion kitRanger with their new Raptor front conversion kitRanger with their new Raptor front conversion kit

In front of the McNeil's booth they showed a Ranger with their new Raptor front conversion kit on it.

Titan prerunner by FiberwerxTitan prerunner by FiberwerxTitan prerunner by Fiberwerx

This Titan prerunner was outside the Fiberwerx booth.

Raptor Upper Arm kit by IconRaptor Upper Arm kit by IconRaptor Upper Arm kit by Icon

Next to them Icon was showing their new Raptor Upper Arm kit.

Tube SharkTube SharkTube Shark

We ventured inside and stopped at the Tube Shark booth. Wouldn't you like this bender in your shop?

LZR LED lights by KC HilitesLZR LED lights by KC HilitesLZR LED lights by KC Hilites

Coolest product at the show had to be the new LZR LED lights by KC Hilites. One of the troubles with normal LED light bars is they broadcast a lot of light, but still don't match the range of HIDs. KC Hilites took LEDs and pointed them inside a large reflector and WOW HID range from a few LEDs.

FOX SHOXFOX SHOXFOX SHOX

We stopped by FOX and see they are releasing a new entry level shock. We will have more for you in the next month when we hit SEMA.

King ShocksKing ShocksKing Shocks

King Shocks had this massive bypass shock on display.

Josh Daniel's Riot Racing Class 1 carJosh Daniel's Riot Racing Class 1 carJosh Daniel's Riot Racing Class 1 car

We saw Josh Daniel's Riot Racing Class 1 car

We had a great time at the 2011 Off Road Expo, saw some new products, and saw some great prerunners.

We will definitely be back next year.

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