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02-24-2012 08:47 PM
EricsGreen98Tj
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I got a 90' Trooper 2.6 5spd 4x4 my self. I love that lil thing I bought it to just trail ride with my boy but it actually does pretty darn good on the rocks & mud. Mine is 4:56 gears with open diffs & a 3:1 gear drive case. So far all I have done is rebuilt the engine & put a new head assembly on it then added a winch. Saving for lockers next then I'll worry bout lift & bigger tires. I am the only income for my family so I'll probably be years getting just the lockers, lift & tires but my son & I do have a ball with it. I'll be following this one for ideas.
Dude just weld the rear axle.....
01-18-2012 01:46 PM
Flave Iv been trying to find time to replace the head gasket and timing belt. works been crazy. But anyways once i get it back running and on the road i'll start getting more involved... but for now im working 6PM to 6AM every night so yea, ill prob get that head gasket in here in a couple of days.
12-27-2011 05:33 PM
EricsGreen98Tj I had an 86 Trooper with a 1.8L(I think thats what it was?) 5speed. That was my 1st 4x and I LOVED that thing. I went anywhere I pointed it, and you could take 5 or 6 people along with ya. I think the reason it went so good was cause it didnt have enough power to spin... I always took the back seat out and used it as a campfire chair and then slept in the back of the Trooper. It was also the first engine I ever rebuilt It ended up blowing up again (hydrolocked) and I sold it for $600. Wish i would have kept it....

Cant wait to see what you do with it man
12-25-2011 03:38 PM
Flave Its actually going to 33's with stealies and I like the offset look.
12-25-2011 10:29 AM
XJben why not keep the stock wheels and 31s? wheels sticking out past the fenders on a stock height truck is never a good look, plus the stock wheels look better
12-23-2011 08:35 PM
Flave Thanks guys for the comments sorry its taken me so long to get back to Pirate. I just started a new job a month ago sooooo.... First up is head gasket and Timing belt kit. Im also going to throw on some 33's ( Ima trim if needed) and prob weld up the front and rear and then wheel the hell out of it... I'm gonna try and formulate some cheap lil projects to do hear and there.... O yea Merry Christmas!!!
10-21-2011 02:53 AM
barnee I got a 90' Trooper 2.6 5spd 4x4 my self. I love that lil thing I bought it to just trail ride with my boy but it actually does pretty darn good on the rocks & mud. Mine is 4:56 gears with open diffs & a 3:1 gear drive case. So far all I have done is rebuilt the engine & put a new head assembly on it then added a winch. Saving for lockers next then I'll worry bout lift & bigger tires. I am the only income for my family so I'll probably be years getting just the lockers, lift & tires but my son & I do have a ball with it. I'll be following this one for ideas.
10-20-2011 07:23 PM
the_jayhawker Keep it up. I like it.
10-05-2011 10:16 PM
Flave Here it is mere minutes after it was mine, even still rocking the Handicap tags.First thing done was eagle alloys and 31's.




Did some modest wheeling


IFS flex


Boredom=CAT Yellow


Then came the Camo and black two tone


Then some shackles and torsion bar tweek




Ill get some more up to date pics tom. and maybe start stripping it.
10-05-2011 09:45 PM
Flave
HOOPTY 1990 Trooper

Well guys I have been biting my time for when to start actually posting on Pirate after stalking each and every build thread for 3 years. SO here goes my introduction. My name is Andrew, i'm from a small town in southern VA, I have been into cars & trucks all my life. I have been on numerous forums with numerous different vehicles and hobbies. I was (Not so graciously) given my 1990 Isuzu trooper by my dad after he fell and broke his shoulder and could no longer drive a 5spd. Somehow I found a way to fall in love with this lil IFS rig and enjoy it for what it is. So began the story of the HOOPTY. I was excited that it was a 5spd 4by because I had never owned one (Driveable that is, I also have a 87 Mazda B2600). Since day one I have been finding simple cheap ways to upgrade the Trooper. But just recently it has started to pour more smoke out of the little 2.6 4cyl than all the stacks on the Titanic combined. Recently at a gas station someone called the fire dpt. thinking it had cought fire. So I have decided to make it a little bit more capable. Now im sorry guys i got layed off due to the saw mill i worked at closed down so for now its kind of slow but i am looking forward to talking all things 4by with everyone!!! I love feedback negative and positive (I wont wine if someone decides to tell me how they feel, iv seen that alot through out this forum) Anyways ill shut the hell up and get to some pictures asap.

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