Driver: Pat Meiwes
Occupation:Warn SE regional sales manager
Where did you come from?:Greenville, SC
Did you tow it out or drive it?:Towed
How long have you been off-roading?:11 years
What got you into 4x4s?:Work
Favorite part of the trip:Sand dunes and waterfall.
Funniest thing you saw happen:Tom Boyd making jokes over the CB on road days.
What was your least favorite part of the trip?:Not getting into camp at a decent hour.
Hardtop, soft top, or no top:Soft Top
Would you want to work for a 4x4 mag now that you've met us and seen what we do?:Totally, but I think I make more money.
Would you kick out your co-driver if we had a supermodel to ride in your truck?:Definitely, unless my wife would find out, but wait...she would take Kenney Chesney. OK, I am good.
Would you do it again next year, or would it be asking too much of your battered body?:Heck ya...it's all good.
Favorite truck on the trip (besides your own):FJ Cruiser Ninja Turtle (Leonardo)
Occupation:Owner of The Off Road Connection in Fultondale, AL
Vehicle: Jeep Wrangler YJ
Tires/Wheels:37-inch BFG Krawlers/Champion bead locks
Front suspension:Coilover part of Superlift's X2 Suspension
Rear suspension:Spring-over also part of Superlift's X2 Suspension
Front drivetrain:Dana 44, 4:88. Detroit Locker, Warn Alloy axleshafts
Rear drivetrain:Dana 60, 4:88. Detroit Locker
Driveshafts:Clemson 4 Wheel Center
Transfer case(s)/ratio(s)/other mods:Advance Adapters Atlas II 3.8:1
Engine/Mods:Vortec 350, Edelbrock multiport injection FI, Wrangler dual battery system
Bumpers/rails/rollcage:Warn Bumpers front and rear, Warn Rock Sliders, Off Road Connection rollcage
What (on your truck) gave you problems during the trip?:Radiator. Some steering issues.