|Today 11:35 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 09:40 AM|
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 06:23 PM|
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 05:30 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 02:04 AM|
|MALLCRAWL||Oh hey guys! Just a fresh fish swimmin in a big ol pond. Stay Thuper!|
|01-05-2015 10:59 PM|
|ccn2117||New to forum.|
|01-03-2015 10:21 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 09:55 PM|
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.
|12-19-2014 12:01 AM|
|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 09:45 AM|
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
FSJ T-18 and FSJ D20 (I think since it is a U shift pattern?)
SOA with ghetto fabbed shocks
Bonus shot of Red, my Aussie, and my DD F150
|12-07-2014 07:56 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 09:18 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 11:03 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 09:25 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 11:29 AM|
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.
|10-15-2014 12:36 AM|
1986 jeep turd, 2.5 litres of hatred, kind of a one inch lift on 33's. cut the rear fenders and probably going to cut more and weld more. my tan is fading so i need to break out the welder. its not bad. done alot of work in the past month to try and get it trail ready. bump stop extensions front and rear.
|10-13-2014 10:56 PM|
New to the group, so say hello to me
Just joined. Own a 2004 Wrangler lifted 4". Love mud and rocks but nothing beats late night trailing. Im no pavement pussy and love pushing my rig to its limits! Getting ready to trash my factory axles and swap to 78-79 Waggoner 44's. If you've got any tips or ideas feel free to chat.
|10-12-2014 05:46 PM|
|hotrodlarry||howdy... just crossed over to the dark side and bought a jeep last week. figured I'd sign up here and see what this place was all about.|
|10-06-2014 10:08 PM|
My new '66 CJ5. Its and old school Cali build. GM steering, disc D27, 225-6, Saturn Over drive, Painless wiring. body is a 9.5.......
|09-23-2014 10:41 PM|
Back in the Game
I've been 'jeepless' for the last ten years or so. Well... that wasn't meant to last forever. I am picking up a CJ8 next week across the state from where I live. I'm really looking forward to getting dirty. I'm just not looking forward to busted knuckles. Hopefully it's not overly rusted out...
|09-23-2014 12:16 PM|
New to the Jeep world
Hi all. New to the Jeep life. Not afraid to wrench on anything I own or help someone wrench on something they own
|09-22-2014 10:14 AM|
|rsg1963||Checking in. Wheeling since 1984. Currently own a '79 CJ7. I don't care about one brand over the other, I've owned FJ's, CJ's, Nissans, Chevy's, Fords and Dodges, they all suck money, they all break. Only the owners make the difference. Either they are dicks or they are cool. Hope to meet the cool ones on the trail.|
|09-17-2014 03:15 AM|
|roamingaz||Hi everyone I'm new here. I am building a YJ into more of a expedition type rig then a crawler and figure I would join since I keep getting directed here looking for info.|
|09-09-2014 10:25 PM|
My name is Wade. If you want to know anything more about me you will have to buy me dinner, get me drunk and blow me. And I expect a really great dinner, too; not some crap from Taco Bell.
I ain't no cheap date.
Hope to become a part of the community. Play nice, boys and girls...
|09-08-2014 01:21 PM|
Not really newb, just kind of newb here.
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