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Yesterday 08:28 AM
SLC801 Long time lurker here. Had another user name but for whatever reason it never allowed me to post replies or comments....Recently acquired a 1996 F150 beater that I would like to turn into a light duty wheeler/Fishing/camping rig. In an ideal world it would get Ford 1 tons, with a 4bt and a 5 speed...Never really worked on autos besides the basic maintenance stuff. If anyone could recommend some good reading material on where to start I would appreciate it...
03-02-2015 02:47 PM
UrbanPrimate just checking in
03-01-2015 11:06 PM
Originally Posted by More Displacement View Post

Half my 4x4 info searchers end up here so I thought I'd join.


1997 SFA S10
Divorced 205
Dana 60 rear with disk brake conversion
stock 4.3 and 4L60E

1995 C2500
454 TBI
Thinking about SAS

1964 Lesabre
Chevy 350 swap

1967 Skylark
Buick 455 swap eventually

1969 C20
14 Bolt in the bed
Sweet rides! Share some pics of that 4x4 family.
02-27-2015 05:34 PM
More Displacement Newb.

Half my 4x4 info searchers end up here so I thought I'd join.


1997 SFA S10
Divorced 205
Dana 60 rear with disk brake conversion
stock 4.3 and 4L60E

1995 C2500
454 TBI
Thinking about SAS

1964 Lesabre
Chevy 350 swap

1967 Skylark
Buick 455 swap eventually

1969 C20
14 Bolt in the bed
02-17-2015 09:26 AM
-CoStep- Newb here from Augusta GA/ North Augusta SC. recently purchased a 92 toyota pickup 22re 5 speed with plans on making it a daily driver/weekend crawler.
02-14-2015 04:59 PM
dan newman Can I ask a question now?
02-13-2015 06:26 AM
Balto Charlie New to the group, Marylander
Long time 4x4 but no hardcore at all.
Usually 4x4 to get to backcountry to mnt bike, ski, canoe/kayak or backpack.

Hope to gather some info from the experts, thanks
02-11-2015 02:45 PM
Fiddlehero Hi, I'm a newbie. I know very little about off-roading. My friend referred me to this site.
02-07-2015 10:12 PM
Ace McDuck
Canadian Newbie

Hi folks, just registered for this site after lurking for a while. I wheel up in Ontario, Canada. 2012 JKU 2" lift, rear locker, lots of armour, and this past year I ran 35's (yes, they stuff offroad... fixing that).
02-03-2015 10:25 PM
Gerks Newbie here, already pissed off a bunch of the MASTERS on the big boy general discussion forum.
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
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