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01-27-2015 11:57 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.
01-23-2015 01:30 PM

Right now i need more information than i can give back to you members hopefully it won't remain this way
bought two toyota pickups one for each boy hoping to keep them on the trails and off the streets {kids not the trucks}
01-12-2015 01:35 PM
Lokesh I have some newb questions to ask, so checking in.
01-11-2015 10:44 AM
RadBronco new but been lurking a few years
01-08-2015 06:59 PM
BUDMANSR5 Noob post! Building a '87 yota xtra cab
01-07-2015 11:07 AM
Galvatron Newbie here.

1990 K1500 Z71. 6" RCX lift, 3" Body lift, 37" ProComps. 4:88 gears.

So far it's a DD.
01-05-2015 03:20 PM
kakennan newbie...
01-05-2015 08:20 AM
PRJCTFRKNSTN95YJ New here, located in STL area building a YJ
01-02-2015 07:16 PM
8LugSlug New here. Lot's to learn! Thanks guys!
01-02-2015 02:31 PM
Skibo17 Made a few posts so far in the newbie section. Figured I would check in since that is the polite thing to do. Building a '94 4Runner with full width swap. Going to be lots of fun to build and more fun to ride!
01-02-2015 08:32 AM
New guy on the block

Hi there eceryone im new to the site. I have had and built a few 4x4s in my life so not a total newbie. Chevy or F^&d dont matter as long as it American.
12-29-2014 07:27 PM
RIDLR52 Newbie, post 1,
12-22-2014 10:58 AM

Be checking the forums for quite some time. Now that I am gonna pull the trigger on some major upgrades to my jeep thought I would join.
05 TJ with a old 4" superlift( or so I am told, jeep is used/new to me) with BFG KM2 35s, 4.0 with stock drive line.
12-19-2014 08:19 PM
BROsquattinZ71 newb checking in
12-18-2014 08:11 AM
gluck3d Just wanted to intro myself
Am a kind of newbie to off-road racing (was doing trophy-raiding before), participated in first FIA-approved race (about 250 miles total) in May '14 :
And some photos here:

Now completely rebuilding my Jimny to fight for top places next year:
1. Engine is replaced with 1.8L 125hp instead of 1.3L 86hp
2. Have just ordered a new King suspension on four 2.5 coilovers and bumpstops
3. Will also install additional gas tank before start of the season, cause last time I almost run out of fuel and had to slow down...

Am going to read this forum all through to learn
12-17-2014 05:59 AM
vae victus Checking in seems to be like going into an empty room and talking to yourself. What the heck?
12-16-2014 10:37 PM
Dermax been reading pirate for at least a year now finally joined up. Have a stock jeep that ive destroyed both axles in and now it will be getting GM power and 1 ton axles. looking forward to learning more from pirate and probably starting a build thread
11-30-2014 09:52 PM
dirty_drew Lurked then joined. I'm going to college and working a pretty good gig as a designer/machinist/shop tech at a well known local gear shop that sells lots of Yukon shit and roundy round stuff. I pilot an 88 Bronco thats mostly stock with a mild lift. Big plans for it in the future as well as a "cheap" U4 worthy rig, once my loans are paid off of course
11-30-2014 08:38 PM
jakeh912 So been Lurking around alot, just got stationed out here at Nellis AFB Nv. Originally from north Alabama. Ive learned alot and finally decided to join. I have a 83 K5, if you are in the Vegas area hit me up. Looking for Trails and good places to wheel.
11-28-2014 08:08 PM

Checking in Peeps... From the pacific nw and we have Jeeps... Saying Hello and waving a hand!! ill catch ya later in offroad drama land!
11-21-2014 12:18 PM
So_Yoder Lurked for a while, now joined. guess I gots to check in.

Nor Nor CAL. Used to mob around the lake bed on a quad and help everyone get un-stuck. LOTS of high schoolers that didn't understand clay mud. and every so often the experienced testing a new mod in uncharted mud holes.

My rigs a 70 k20. 292 pushed out to a 312. quad rad with 4200cfm fans, recentered h1 wheels, cheapo military oz tires. factory locked eaton ho72 and the mystical dana 44 hd (5cf). 52/56" spring swap. oh and 4 gas tanks. i go long time.

Mainly wheel around here. always trying to find some cooler places. Went to high lakes and made it long lake when the truck was stock except 33" tires and everyone back there couldn't believe me (i'm 25, look young and dumb). bet they felt cool with their 40" tires and cut up yotas when i rolled up with a longbed and no lift. (they could go fast, my ride was 5mph cause of the rough ride).

think i'll be getting seatbelts soon.
11-20-2014 08:39 AM
dirty_drew Hey yall, lurked a bit then joined From the FSB forums but got tired of seeing Broncos being turned into mud rigs

I work at a pretty big gear shop that does drivelines for dirt track stuff mostly, and im graduating college this spring, looking to go out west or east to get into more trails and go fast stuff. My rig is a purty 88 Ford Bronco with 2" coils and 32" Falkens. Embarasses many of the stock Heeps around here
11-19-2014 09:28 PM
84bthomas same as everyone else, got tired of lurking and jumped in
11-19-2014 08:03 PM
kyjb1991 New here from ky. Been lurking for awhile now. Im gathering parts and information right now for my new build. Starting with a tracker with the 16 valve and auto tranny.
11-18-2014 06:49 PM
hidenseek Hello people of pirate. I'm a long time lurker, I have a 1973 Chevy k10, 454,th350 np205 twin sticked with 33" tires and a 6" lift, I'm still not done reading the ghetto hack fab thread. I think all noobs should go there first
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