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03-29-2015 08:08 PM
Lookout_me Hello everyone, long time onlooker, new forum member. I can also be found on Jeep Forum as Highschool_WJ Here's what I have to play around with.

99 Grand Cherokee (Laredo, inline 6, selectrac)

2012 Liberty is my mother's that I play around with when I am back home from school.

2001 Yamha SuperJet 701 is my other transportation
03-08-2015 08:52 PM
Here for the worst of reasons.

I've posted here before in the bead rolling thread so I'm not exactly a newbie.

My background is in drag racing and hotrods as a fabricator/engineer.

I helped Pops build both of his Jeeps and my interest in the affair was more to keep him from doing something stupid and or dangerous. It didn't take me long to figure out he got them to do mildly stupid and dangerous things.

His profile is Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum - View Profile: Castor

He passed away Jan 27th and I have both the Jeeps now. The 89 YJ is going to my daughter and I'm keeping the 06 LJ.

I hope to be a regular contributor here as my failures tend to be epic and should provide an endless stream of entertainment to those that actually know what they are doing.
03-05-2015 05:08 PM
Noob here what up. need help buying a wrangler

Whats up everyone I'm from Minnesota. Looking at getting into this 4 by 4 world that you are all in need help buying a Jeep I have my eyes on one but I will post some pictures on another thread and hope for some good advice.
03-05-2015 03:36 PM
Mousejockey Heya, new member? Again??? Had a 97 TJ n sold it a few years ago, Now have an 02 4.0 with the hardtop, live n learn.....
Whats the "required" setup for the Rubicon and Fordyce these days? 35's? or will 33's do? And don't give me that 37's on tons crap =p
02-25-2015 05:51 PM
yj1989 Hi all
i just bought my first jeep
its a 89 yj spring lift on 33s with a 4.2 and ax15
02-24-2015 01:05 PM
Old Jeeper, New Member

Hello All, checking in as a new member here. I have 2 Jeeps and a Dodge Dakota 4x4. I look forward to prowling all the forums here and learning more about how people go about practicing their hobby.
02-19-2015 01:18 PM
jeepfreek13 I am basically starting over in the Jeep world. owned a yj, many CJ, TJ, LJ and even JK. Now back to a CJ. been gone a while. this site rocks
02-19-2015 01:06 AM
New CJ5 owner

Hi all. My name is Eric.
My first 4 wheel drive was my dad's 68 f250 hi boy when I was 5. I still have it as a project. About a year ago, I bought my first Jeep. A 79 CJ5, all original with 304, and a 3speed. It was not lifted and is in great shape. I am thinking of doing a SOA lift and probably 33's or 35's on it. I wanted a CJ so I could have a pto winch. Not much else I want to do to it, just want to play a little. I was really lucky in December and bought an abandoned 75 CJ5 at auction. It was a little abused and stripped (no axles, doors, seats, windows...), but I think it will make a great wheeler. It has the straight 6, 4 speed, and twin stick transfer case. The body is there and frame looks good, with a full roll cage inside the metal hard top. It was converted to run propane. Not sure what I will do with this one yet, or when I will stop.
02-11-2015 03:03 PM
Newbie from Oklahoma.

Been on here about 2 weeks now. New to jeeping. Not new to twisting wrenches. Bought a 95 yj about a year ago. Stock with the 2.5 and a 5 speed. 2 inch body lift was installed before I bought it. I have a 93 Chevy 4x4 for a power train swap. 350 tbi with vortec heads, nv3500 and 241. Planning on Dana 60 sf rear and haven't made up my mind for the front yet.
02-10-2015 11:16 AM
Fiddlehero Hi, I'm new here. New to this whole thing too, I went down with some friends to the KoH race this last week, and I realized that this is a really exciting sport/recreation! My cousin has a jeep, and frequents the Rubicon, and my friend has a really awesome rock crawler, and has loads of fun on it. While I can't afford a rock crawler, I believe that a modified jeep CJ7 would fit what I want to do pretty well. I just need to purchase one now... What specifications would I be looking for if I wanted a street legal rig, that I could go rock crawling with? engine/year/etc.

Thank you in advance!
01-27-2015 10:35 AM
new like a used vehicle that you just bought...

New but not new... Been lurking for a while now. Finally decided to post... Bear with me here lol. In 2007 I bought a 2008 Hummer H3 (I know... But dont be so quick to judge). I had just got back from a deployment to Iraq and had money to spend and began to build it right away. Long story short, ended up with 5" lift, 35x14.5" boggers, ARB in the rear, snorkel... Not your average mall crawler.

After a few years of abuse, the electrical system didnt like me so much. So I traded it in for a Ram 1500. I traded a guitar for a Geo Tracker, knowing I wouldn't be able to do anything serious, just wanted a toy. Replaced the head gasket and wheeled the crap out of it until the front diff housing broke.

After another deplyment and more money to spend, a buddy and I began planning and working on a truggy (not the Ram). This thing was a serious bastard mutt. The body came from the Geo Tracker. The frame, axles and NP203 came from a 76 K10. Found a NP205 on ebay to double up on the 203. Engine and transmission came from a 73 Dodge Dart. Met a beautiful lady I now call my wife, started a family, less and less time, truggy just sat in the garage unfinished. I ended up getting rid of it.

After about a year I really started to get the bug. I convinced the wife to trade the Ram for a Jeep. After having electrical issues with the H3, I knew I didn't want a JK. I knew I wanted a Rubicon and with 3 kids, wanted some room. An LJ it was! Found one from a dealership an hour away and made the deal. Up until lately its been a daily driver. Now its more of a Sunday drive/toy. 4" lift, 35s (about to be boggers), Warn 9.5ti winch, Warn bumpers front and back, snorkel, hood louver, rock rails, ARB twin compressor and Viair 2.5 gal tank, pulled carpet and bed lined... I'm sure I'm forgetting something lol.

Plans for the next month... Groove and mount boggers and replace the Warn solenoids with a Superwinch Albright solenoid.

In the next 2-3 years... RCVs up front and chromos in the rear. 4.88 gears. Maybe step up to 37s, thats a big internal debate lol.

5-6 years... 4.6 stroker. At the very minimum a rebuild of the 4.0

I have wheeled in Pennsylvania (Rausch Creek), New York, Indiana (Haspin Acres), Texas, Alabama... Planing a trip to Morris Mountain this summer.

And I think that about covers it lol.
01-22-2015 08:40 AM
XJlimitedx99 Howdy everyone, first time poster here on pirate. I'm a fairly active member on cherokeeforum but I'm looking to dive deeper into some topics. Here's my 99 XJ that I just put on TnT long arms. Still have some things to wrap up my build like OTK steering and bump stops. Also currently saving my pennies for gears and lockers.

01-20-2015 05:23 PM
Kid4life hey all,
i've been reading here for a while and just joined today. at this point i'm sure i will be asking more than contributing so be patient with the noob.
01-10-2015 04:30 PM
WantAnMJ I've lurked a long time, never contributed any tech. I'm just here to learn and get good info from the brains in here.
01-09-2015 01:04 AM
MALLCRAWL Oh hey guys! Just a fresh fish swimmin in a big ol pond. Stay Thuper!
01-05-2015 09:59 PM
ccn2117 New to forum.
01-03-2015 09:21 PM
allierae Hi I'm Allie, I'm looking into buying my first rig to build up. Pretty interested in the 97-99 Cherokee xj. Still doing lots of research before I buy, can't wait to get started!
12-28-2014 08:55 PM
Boxer Metal
Just A New Guy Not A Jeep Guy

I build stuff like this for a living.

I am building a 2wd sidecar rig and want to use Jeep parts to make it happen.
12-18-2014 11:01 PM
Baktie_91YJ Hi all, I'm not exactly a noob but I could use some more experience. I have a '91 YJ on 32's that I wheel every summer, and I recently got an early 60's cj5 project. See you all soon!
12-09-2014 08:45 AM

Hi all
My name is Jon and I am from Pismo Beach California. I recently picked up my first true off road rig. I have ridden along in other rigs, but never owned my own. Previously I was into 60's/early 70's Datsuns and any big v-twin sport bike, so naturally I like to go fast. Now I want to climb things. My sister needed some cash and had this old jeep, so we traded and now here I am. Its pretty beat up, cut up, welded up, and rigged together. I plan to get it reliable and safe, then beat the shit out of it to find out what I need to replace with HD parts

1972 Cj5
AMC 304
FSJ T-18 and FSJ D20 (I think since it is a U shift pattern?)
SOA with ghetto fabbed shocks
D30, D44
Power Steering

Bonus shot of Red, my Aussie, and my DD F150
12-07-2014 06:56 AM

Hey all. Second time jeep owner here. This one is mine and not the wife's so it will go off road.
2005 unlimited all stock for now. Looking for info to go with 33's or 35's.
12-05-2014 08:18 PM

Hey guys and gals. New guy here just saying hi and looking around to see if i can find my own answers before asking repeated questions.
12-04-2014 10:03 AM
RoseYJ New from GA, 95 YJ slowly building up. Been lurking for awhile and doing research. Y'all helped me swap my AX5 to an AX15, so thanks for the info. Looking forward to more help down the line. I'll buy a beer to the first person who flames me, as long as you live close by... and help with the project.
11-28-2014 08:25 PM
Hello from Washington State...

Hey Jeep Peeps!

Just dropping in as ive been a browser for a few years... Decided to sigh up for a year so here we goooo
We have 3 jeeps that we daily drive... We had a car payment once.. it was warm and drove so smooth!! Traded that in on another jeep lol paid off jeep..

Wifes drab yj and my black cj/yj/thing... ....
We just picked our son up a jeep as well for 500$.. with Dana 44 and a 12 bolt. not sure on the gear ratio yet.. Scared to look lol so this is gonna be our next build..

Well im going to try and stay active here. Lately ive been putting my time into building tools instead of jeeps lol.
Latest project is taking my protools hd105 that is now HF air Hydraulic set up and making it elect hydraulic using a compressor motor and a powersteering pump... ive heard its been done so her we gooo....
10-30-2014 10:29 AM
jeepnimzel Never introduced myself here, so figured I would.
I live in Dallas metro area and have a shop north of Dallas in Van Alstyne, been building and working with Jeeps since I was a kid.
I've owned over a dozen TJ's mostly modest builds, one on 42's and tons, which I acquired and immediately reworked it. I am currently in the process of a frame off restoration of a 1980 CJ-7 and a 1969 Jeepster Commando. Got flamed on Jeep Hard Core so I deleted that thread there and wanted to repost it in the Jeep Non Hardcore.

For local guys I am have a shop tons of tools and will normally help if I can find the time for nothing more than the reciprocation of help when I need it.
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