2003 Chevy S-10 - Rock Spider
Walker Evans' New Rock Truck
Photography by David Kennedy, Fred Williams
We should have seen this one coming. It could have been coincidence, but when Goodyear released its 40-inch MT/R at SEMA last year it gave the new competition tire the code name "Rock Spider." One look at Walker Evans' new S-10 truck and we're pretty sure where the name came from.
But it's not just the tires that make this truck unique. What sets this rig apart is its world-class fabrication and state-of-the-art technology that's been developed by Walker Evans Racing over the last 25 years and 64 off-road race trucks. Add in the radically new independent suspension design and technical support from some of the biggest names in the off-road world and this 4x4 is like nothing we've ever seen.
We had been hearing all kinds of rumors about this truck. And after persistent nagging by staffer Fred Williams we were invited down to Walker's shop in Riverside, California, for an exclusive first look at what we think will be a trend-setting rockcrawler. Designed and built by crewchief Randy Anderson and piloted by Walker Evans at this year's rockcrawling events, this new but familiar looking S-10 should be the one to watch. We'll have to wait till the first competition to see how it works, but we know that if we were competing against Walker, we'd be worried!
Spec ChartIf you plan on competing against Walker Evans this year you better know what you are up against. Consider this your cheat sheet.
|Body: ||Narrowed fiberglass |
’03 Chevrolet S-10
|Chassis: ||Chromoly tube frame, |
|Engine: ||GM Ecotec 2.2L, 140 hp, |
150 lb-ft of torque
|Transmission: ||Hydramatic Powerglide, |
2.18 First gear ratio
|Transfer Case: ||3.8 Atlas II |
|Axles: ||Dynatrac Dana 60s |
with 5.38 gears,
Detroit Lockers, and
|Suspension: ||Independent hybrid |
swing arms front and
rear designed for zero
|Steering: ||Full hydraulic front, |
|Tires/Wheels: ||40x13.50R17 Goodyear |
MT/Rs on 17x9 Walker
Evans Racing bead locks
|Shocks: ||Walker Evans Racing |
|Ground Clearance: ||191¼4 inches along the |
center of the chassis at
|Crawl Ratio: ||44.5:1 |
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