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05-02-2016 11:12 PM
saar74 Not a new member but has a new Jeep...

2000 Grand Cherokee WJ 4.7
245/75/16 TOYO Open country tires
04-20-2016 07:49 AM
JQMack New here, but not to Jeeps. Working on my second 1997 Wrangler, slowly upgrading as we wheel more with the club here in Delaware.
04-02-2016 08:39 PM

Just lurking got a few rigs already.
03-26-2016 01:31 PM
CJ5U New member in central CA. I have a 1967 CJ5 that has been stretched to 4 doors. It's being setup with an aluminum 5.3 and 4l60e. It's a long way from hitting the road or trail but I needed to register to ask a question on where the stock location for the front axle is. Maybe you guys can motivate me to finish this thing
03-26-2016 12:06 AM
boostdtalon Hey everyone. Been lurking for a while, figured it was time to introduce myself and my Jeeps. Currently own a 95' YJ aka Vanilla Ice and an 08' JKUR (Ruby). The YJ is my daily and the JK is the girlfriends.

The YJ is stock with shackles and 31" bighorns. Planning to go with a 4 inch lift soon. I'd like to run wagoneer D44's, but I may look for an explorer 8.8 to replace the junk D35.

The JK is stock, but the girlfriend has plans to lift it for 35's. It has body lift on it right now that will be coming off.

Ok back to reading.
03-23-2016 11:54 AM

Been looking at this site for years. Thought I better finally post!

2000 XJ - best offroad vehicle I've ever owned.
03-15-2016 05:30 PM

Hey guys newbie here. New to posting anyway. Ive been surfing pirate for awhile, just never registered. My first jeep was a tj I did a frame off build, then I got a jk family wagon, now I picked me up a cj5.
03-02-2016 12:32 AM
new guy from az

long time lurker, first time poster. ill only post the new rig as im sure its the only one worthy of pirate lol traded my cummins and a rolled xj for it. still regreting trading my truck as all the jeeps done is sit in the driveway and get wrenched on..

96 xj, dana 60s, kingpin up front, 5.38s, welded front and rear with warn hubs out front, re long arms, rustys 8.5 springs, re rear sprins with boomerang shackles, worn out km2 37s on some 20s i dont care for at all, np231, cage, comp cut, im sure im forgetting stuff. PO said its got a supposed stroker and came from nevada? anyone here know this jeep? the whole thing is bedlined and spray painted. was originally red. first pic is with the PO's wheels and tires

took off most of the stickers

looking forward to being a part of this site!
02-17-2016 06:34 PM
mechman6668 Hi just wanted to drop in and pick up or put down some useful info, I have a cj5 kind of been around for about 20 years just finished a new upgrade to 3 link front and rear and was wondering about alignment specs any ideas for a rough start ? 6" coils 3 link 37mtr's dana 44 front and rear scout width
02-01-2016 11:17 PM
Capt. Krowey
Hi all

Just checking in, new to the site, but not new to jeeps. Starting to restore my 3rd jeep. It's a 1956 willys cj, with wild dreams for it.
01-30-2016 04:41 PM

I have an '84 CJ7 currently undergoing rebuild. Hope to have her ready for spring. Looking for help on my tranny mod. I have a T18 mated to a '87 Ford 302. Used to have the older iron bell housing, but due to clearance issues changed over to the aluminum bellhousing off a 87. I have the Novak kit for an external slave cylinder, My problem is the clutch lever. It doesn't seem to fit right. Anybody have a similar setup with suggestions? thanks in advance

'84 CJ, running Ford 302 mated to T18/Dana 300 T-Case
01-14-2016 01:56 PM
Lando42 Newbie here just checking in, im from the state of Nevada, I currently have a 92 YJ, looking at learning from this site.

01-05-2016 08:16 PM
Broken cj Newbie checking in. 85 cj7 glass tub,tdk frame,5.3,sm465,300, waggy 44 eb 9"
01-04-2016 08:46 AM
KarlWithAK Chris here. Been lurking for quite awhile, especially when I put my 4.3 into my 67 CJ5.

12-19-2015 10:26 AM
Shortarc Returning newbie. Haven't been on in years. In the market for a trail rig.
12-19-2015 10:16 AM
Waggy775 Hey all new guy down here in Tucson just got my 2nd jeep. 1988 grand waggy has a low mile 360 and a worn out 727 with a 229. Needs A LOT of work

Wood grain looks better on the other side, adds like 10 hp, or so I have read
12-17-2015 04:15 PM
'93 XJ

New to Pirate... Here's my XJ:

12-10-2015 06:57 PM
jfg455 New to Pirate but old to the world of vehicles. I've gleaned a ton of knowledge from here and decided to finally sign up. I also have vehicle A.D.H.D. so my builds are many and completions are few. Newest is a 75 CJ5 350 sbc mild lift mild build as a driver. Been thinking of a 29 Essex couple bodied crawler...In NH I can register it as a street rod and get around the fender and height laws...
12-10-2015 06:03 PM
checking in

newbie checking in.
12-10-2015 09:35 AM
new guy!!

Hey, Im new to pirate 4x4. I am the proud owner of a 95 YJ with the 4.0 H.O. but sadly it still has the tf999.

current mods:
4" rough country lift
corbou seat x2
4 point harness x2
35" goodyear mt
11-24-2015 11:15 AM
Max-015 Newbie to the site as a member. I have looked in on this site over the years many times and enjoyed the knowledge found here. I have just finally started rebuilding my 1977 CJ-7 that I tore apart 14 years ago to rebuild, with a few mods to make it better. I am currently tearing the Dana 44 donor axles apart from a 1980 IH Scout II. I plan on installing lockers, re-gearing, and rebuilding the axles completely. Then, I move to outboarding the front springs to keep the axles the length they are presently, doing a shackle reversal and SOA all at the same time to get the axles under the frame. Oh, and rotating the knuckles to correct caster as well. It will be a long process since most of the Jeep is in boxes, but hope to have it completed by 2017 for it's 40th anniversary.
11-12-2015 09:46 PM
Zr10054 I'm a new member as of today but I have been lurking for a while. I'm also a member of a few other forums. I'm from Louisiana and my newest project is a frame off restoration of my "83 Scrambler conversation to 5.3, 4L60E with a 241C transfer case. I also own a "81 Scrambler, '78 IH Scout II and a 1995 gas powered Hummer H1. I look forward to learning from all the knowledgeable members here and sharing whatever I have learned with you.
11-11-2015 02:57 PM
Ericccj7 Long time lurker, I have learned a lot through the years from pirate that has helped me with my build. Here is my 84 cj7 with 2008 5.3 L vortec, 4" skyjacker lift, 1" body lift and 33" tires. Currently building dana 44 front with detroit, rear 44 undecided on the locker, with plans to do a spring over stock yj springs and 35s.
11-10-2015 10:00 AM
Texas666 I've been a long time lurker and finally have something worth talking about. I've mainly just posted in chit chat but figured I would post here so that I do not get my ass chewed out! recently bought a 2010 Rubicon

hope that image loads!
11-02-2015 09:55 AM
Jeep newbie - trying to figure out the previous mods

Hey guys, my name is Anthony friends call me AD. Got a 1985 cj7 that has an lt1 swap, rear end is a dana 44 from a scout ii, with aftermarket gm metric calipers on disc brakes.

Currently my problem is figuring out the disc brakes/brake pads/e brake....

To make the situation more difficult the vehicle has been switched to a 6x5.5 lug pattern.

Here is my problem - the discs are too thick for the gm metric cliper brake pads, nothing I do will allow the pads to fit around the disc and then get the caliper on the rotor. What is the solution? I'd kinda like to find a rotor that is the correct thickness for the caliper, I am guessing they used thicker 6 lug rotos and then sanded down the brake pads? Only thing I can figure out.

Where can I get a thinner caliper that will work with the gm metric caliper (small one) but have 6 lug holes?

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