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08-21-2016 04:52 PM
Newb with big plans

Newbie here from ohio hoping to pick everyone's brains about my future build. custom built frame to run a tj long arm kit w/ coils, 78-79 ford d60 front, 14 bolt rear, gm 6.0l, trans/transfer case still to be determined. im a ford ranger lover so ill be running a ranger cab with 06+ front clip. ready...set...go
08-21-2016 12:53 AM
Checking in

New member check in.

Hoping to learn a lot. Not new to wrenching, but new to doing it on a 4x4.
08-08-2016 03:44 PM
underatree Hey I'm a newbie here.I live about 30 miles south of st louis.I'm 31 years old and a sheet metal worker by trade.I have been into going four wheeling since I was a young kid.As my dad always went four wheeling in his jeeps and 4wd chevy trucks.

I use to frequent yellow bullet.com But I'm not liking what's going on there anymore.So I figured I would try out a new place.

I have a 1970 nova that a take to test and tunes every once in a while and it's fully street legal.Nothing crazy it runs low 8's in the 1/8th mile with a 355sbc/th400 combo.I also have a 69 c-10 that I converted to 4x4.It's powered by a 355 sbc/th400/np 205 with a 12 bolt rear and dana 44 front.I converted it to 4wd than realized I didn't want to tear it up going four wheeling.

So I got my 78 k10 that I pulled outta the woods.And have spent the last couple years getting here going.It's powered by a 2002 chevy 5.3 that's all stock.Backed up by th350/np203.Still stock gears but welded in the rear.

The truck was extremely rusty when I got it.I built new floorpans and cab supports for it.And changed the bed and front fenders.It's still not done.But I have some fun in it.

But obviously by this photo you can tell she has been getting stuck in the mud pit I dug out.So that brings me here and I hope you guys can help me in my quest of making this truck a badass 4x4!
08-03-2016 10:39 PM
sp33dfr33k Fn' Newb...
Durango, and H3...
07-21-2016 12:44 PM
minifarm82 New from Arkansas with an s10!

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07-20-2016 12:32 PM
Jakx13 Sup, one more here
07-18-2016 04:41 PM
Newb checking in!

Heard great things about this site...I have lurked from time to time. Thinking about getting into a build in the near future and doing some research. I have an 03 TACO, 2.5" suspension lift and rock armored up, but thinking the build should be an early to mid 80's 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Gen Toyota truck.
06-29-2016 10:17 AM
Newb Checking In

I'm a Newb Looking for dana 44/60 help
06-28-2016 07:44 PM
Newbie here

Hi, new here but been on 4x4 since I was born.
Now working on my RamCharger on setting it up with Dana 60īs and looking for tires maybe 38īs or 40īs.
Just a 4"lift but will cut out fenders to clear those meats. Too high is a no no.
06-14-2016 07:33 PM
Newbie Check-in

I am a newbie and will gladly admit it.I have drove some dirt roads and mud holes a bit, but nothing like you guys. I have a 1966 Ford Galaxie 500. It sits on a 1967 F-100 truck frame I shortened 11 3/4 inches with 1978 Bronco running gear. 4.11 gears with posi traction front and rear running 15x10 white wagon rims with Irock 39.5x13.5x.15 super swampers which need replacing. The engine was a stock '66 Galaxie 390 4bbl but now is board 40 over, balanced, valve job, heads all reworked, offy dual port intake with Holley 650 dual line, Msd ignition, hedman headers, Taylor wires. 325hp 435 torque. I'm 62 in a couple months, I have multiple Sclerorsis and the 8" lift makes it a bit difficult to get in the car sometimes. Also so-so security limits my finances to work on my hobby. I do some work as a licensed locksmith here in middle Tn. So that's a good part of my introduction and I'm stickin to it. Yeah the tires need replacin but my wife said i HAVE SPENT MY ALLOWANCE SO FAR. Guess I need to cut a few keys.
06-10-2016 01:02 PM
jameshgriff Hi guys checkin in can anyone help me by directing me to the best forum to have a suspension/frontend question answered. I have a youtube video of my truck and the issue im faced with. If this is best room for it ill be specific and ask your help. Thank you
05-29-2016 01:58 PM
zxtra yep checking in
05-23-2016 02:20 PM
63in spring lift

Does anyone have part numbers for 63in. chevy spring with a 4 or 5in. lift?
05-19-2016 12:46 PM
Ugly Duck Newb: Calgary, Alberta. 2002 F150 SCrew, stock-ola. Looking to band up with some folks once in a while for a little light offroading.
05-17-2016 05:23 AM
1978 Dodge Club Cab stocker

(Moved this message to the Newbie check-in after NOT reading the READ FIRST post )

Hey everyone-
I'm picking up a nice, stock '78 Club Cab today; 360ci with auto trans. I'm new to American trucks and have a lot to learn about suspensions, brakes, etc, but I plan to swap (with help from friends) a 4BT and 5 speed OD trans in there eventually. Probably converting to 4WD in the process.
This will be a 90% road truck- nothing hardcore, not towing or hauling anything major on a regular basis. I'll be reading up on this stuff but I'm going to have questions, maybe/probably some dumb ones, but I'll try to keep those to a minimum. Pics ASAP.

05-10-2016 10:26 PM
checking in

1986 toyota 4x4 22r carb, frustrated and in love all the same.
05-09-2016 06:26 PM
Rustinn Another newb reporting in. Hailing from MN, I've been in and out of fourwheelin for about 10 years. Owned a few older 250 highboys and whatnot. For the last 5 years I have suffered a bad addiction problem with jeeps. Currently have a '78 CJ7, '97 TJ, and an '02 WJ. I have lurked on this site for quite some time and figured I should join since I am wanting to do some bigger things with my vehicles and I am sure questions will come up.
05-06-2016 09:03 AM
liftedZombie newbie here, thought I drop a reply
located in indiana
04-29-2016 10:06 AM
nvkevin Newbie to posting on the forum, but not a new lurker haha. Been on this site for quite a while now and decided it was time to join. So much knowledge here, it's amazing.

My dad had Jeep's while I was growing up, and still does, but hasn't been much into the scene for the past few years. I decided it was time to get him back in the game so I went out and purchased an 89 YJ. Now the real fun begins.

I'm located in NE Nevada. Happy Wheeling!!
04-24-2016 08:51 AM
RMVA Another newbie here.
04-18-2016 05:03 PM
cousin_z Hello. I hope to learn a bunch here.
04-17-2016 01:33 PM

04-11-2016 01:07 PM
120mm Newbie here. I have driven both off- and on-road professionally, and never really "got" off-roading for pleasure, until I took my Series 80 Land Cruiser out with a bunch of Jeeps last month.

By God, it's fun when you're not doing it for work!

So, my reason for joining is to read, learn and to build as good of a rig as I can, break it, and then build it again.
04-07-2016 11:15 PM
newbie to pirate4x4

another newb here thought I would introduce myself and share what I have had and what I have now.
I'm not new to the off road scene got my first 4x4 when I was 16 was a s10 square body single cab 4x4 I knew nothing back then but how to get the truck dirty and fix parts that got broken but was fun and learned a little bit.

next truck was a 86 k5 blazer which I should have never sold this was where I learned some more did a small lift with some bigger meats.
I kept this truck along with some other daily drivers until I was 21 then I got married and needed another truck,
so then I bought a 01 single cab silverado 4x4 with the 4.3 did a 6" lift with some 33's but this truck had to stay dry since it was my daily as well so could not afford to brake parts was not able to afford fixing back then with a new born.

fast forward 10 year.

got a 2000 k3500 crew cab 4x4 long bed planning to restore this as a father son project but as I began to restore I quickly noticed why it had a salvaged title to begin with the frame was rusting through out the entire front to rear and was actually starting to snap in two so sold this to someone that already had a frame just needing a body which sucks because that thing took me forever to find but now I know why i only paid 2k for it lol.
after selling this truck my wife asked me to get a newer one to start with I couldn't tell her no have to make the wife happy, so I bought a 2008 silverado single cab with ( another 4.3 ) 2wd for now I'm only going to do a lift to put bigger tires under it and get the stance that I like.
and I'm sure someone will make a crack about not lifting a 2wd I've heard it before but I do not believe trucks should be lowered rather 2 or 4 wheel drive. if that where the case trucks would have been laying bed since the day they where invented plus a lowered truck is of no use to me...

my intentions where to not get a 4x4 or the v8 because I really don't like ifs nor the 4.8 or 5.3 engines so couldn't bring my self to pay the extra $ to buy what would just be swaped out anyways.

the extent of my experience mostly revolves around engine swaps but not a sas. this is why I'm here to do a lot of reading.

this is what I had in mind when purchasing this truck I wanted a single cab but wanted the 6.2 gm might have sold them like this but I have never seen one for sale so opt for the 4.3 to start with and like I said opt out of the ifs 4x4 since thats all going to be removed anyways.

as far as the axle I am looking at trying and not even sure if it will work on a 1500 is a 3/4-1 ton dodge axle
Chevy Truck Solid Axle Swap Pure Performance - 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine
this is where that idea came from but again will have to search to see what is possible.

but that is a bit about myself and what I plan and I look forward to reading alot of this forum.
03-29-2016 03:24 PM
ajcjr newbie here, this is a whole new world for me and i am trying learn about the hobby. My current hobby is racing cars but looking to get into something a little more family friendly and not as much stress as racing and prepping the car.

thanks for having me
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