There’s nothing wrong with liking fancy things. Hey, we occasionally like to put sprinkles on our ice cream so we know exactly what the finer things in life are. This K30 is not one of those things and we’re absolutely not knocking it due to is lack of refinement. Built to wheel and give the owner some fun and stress relief, it is the perfect definition of what we think the best off road rigs are.
Powered by a mildly upgraded Cummins six cylinder diesel it has enough umph and grunt to claw its way over rocks, rip donuts in the dirt, and hammer through mud like no one’s business. According to the owner, this truck started life as a 6.2L powered Army truck that he has literally stripped everything from. The cab apparently isn’t even from the original truck! He says that the frame is the last remaining piece of the stock rig and we’re cool with that.
While the truck has some pretty gnarly looking coil over shocks in the front, it is old school leafs in the rear. The engine has a Turbo 400 behind it so you know that there’s plenty of reliability in the transmission department, there’s a distinct lack of doors, lack of nose, and lack of bed with this rig and we’re pretty sure that’s how it is going to stay until the end of time. The owner does not strike us as the kind of guy who sees this truck as a weak in progress.
How hardcore is this guy? You’ll notice that the Swampers have every other lug shaved off. The owner did that job with a utility knife and cut off the end of his finger in the process!