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Yesterday 01:45 PM
Brokecj7 Newb here. Typical cj7, 37's, sbc yada yada
04-22-2015 09:36 AM
capsul New to the club, wheeling a 04 Grand cherokee with a 2" lift, 31" tires and limited slip in the rear. Looking forward to running with the club. I've been running trails for most of my life and love the Arizona trails!
04-07-2015 06:39 PM
11mpg 1st post. 2003 Z71 Suburban. Truck only looks clean cause I broke and then replaced everything on it cause 1/2 tons can barely take kids to soccer practice.


4.88 gears, TrueTrac & Yukon axles, 4L60e built, 2600 rpm stall, Cam (219/233), Trick Flow Heads, custom bent exhaust, 1.5 inch body lift, keys, spring-spacers, Bilstein 5100s, and MTZ 33x12.5s.

How it sits now

Bunch of randoms.

Also Have the 2013 JK Wrangler. 31x10.5 muds and 4.56 gears with Truetracs front and rear.

And then there is this thing........

04-06-2015 06:31 PM
Raffaelli New guy checking in.

I have a 1978 toyota chinook im starting a 4wd swap on. Ill need some tips and pointers from Pirate for sure.

Not my first toyota, but the first sas conversion Ive ever done. Should be fun!
04-01-2015 11:44 AM
mad4runner Just made an account but have been finding info on pirate for a while. Recently did a swap on a 4runner and have gotten stuck in limp mode and can't get out. Time to call in the big guns!
03-25-2015 03:02 PM
Kcoll Been on here looking for a while. Finally made account. Now finally posting.

92 F150 supercab first time "build"

351w swap
dana 44s

Kelowna BC

Truck is reliable always willing to putter in the bush
03-19-2015 06:11 PM
Mckannan20 Newby here. Needing some help with a 07 rubi rear end
03-17-2015 08:34 PM
Was Hi, newbie here. This my first post. Have a running project I am working on and another waiting for some tlc. Living in West, Tx.
03-17-2015 01:54 PM
StreetHookerPulling New here have a 1979 f250 pull/street/dirt drag truck
03-15-2015 05:02 AM
MrMatius Noob here. 98 tj 4.0 5 speed
Looking to turn it into a dual purpose wheeler/dd. Probably never get over 35's on it. Researching so I can get rid of the turdy five and do an 8.8 or 9" swap myself. Welder by trade so I'm good with fab work.
03-14-2015 05:11 PM
FirstCrawler #1 post and super newbie here!

4X4 rigs:

2012 Ford 6.7 Super-Cab Long Bed 4X4

1981 Toyota Regular Cab 4X4
03-08-2015 12:17 PM
Not new to the sport, just new here.

So I created this user name a long time ago and then proceeded to forget that I had created it until I needed to ask for some help identifying some axles and it won't let me post anywhere but here.

I don't even have the Ugly Blue Yota anymore, sold it when I moved to ND and bought me a warmer vehicle that had a full floor pan and could hold some heat inside during the winters up here. Now I have a '93 Wrangler, 4.0, 5-Sp, Sahara package. Pretty good little jeep to start a build with and still be able to DD while I get a stack of parts put together.

So, question I have is about axle identification. I have pictures of the axle tags from the covers. Neither axle (Front or rear) have the stamped BOM numbers on them and the numbers off the tags don't cross to anything from the Dana website. Front is 610040-4, 4.09 ratio, open carrier. I'm about 99% positive it's a HP D44. Not too concerned with a complete identification other than the spline count on the axle shafts which I can get when I tear it down. Rear is where I am confused. I bought the axles sight unseen off an old 78-79 Ford F-250. Was told it was a D60, but upon bringing it home it looks to me more like a D70 and I wanted some verification before I drop a bunch of coin on parts that either won't fit or work if I have the other one. Number on it is 603382-12, 4.10 ratio, open carrier. There are other letters on the tags themselves but no other numbers, and like I said, neither of these number, with or without the -## following the 6 digits work in the Dana identifier.

Anyone got any ideas?

And for my check in, I'm in the Oil Patch in ND, I don't work in Oil and love to wrench on my rig or whatever I can find.
03-05-2015 07:28 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 01:47 PM
UrbanPrimate just checking in
03-01-2015 10:06 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 04:34 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 08:26 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 03:59 PM
dan newman Can I ask a question now?
02-13-2015 05:26 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 01:45 PM
Fiddlehero Hi, I'm a newbie. I know very little about off-roading. My friend referred me to this site.
02-07-2015 09:12 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 09:25 PM
Gerks Newbie here, already pissed off a bunch of the MASTERS on the big boy general discussion forum.
01-27-2015 10:57 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 12:30 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 12:35 PM
Lokesh I have some newb questions to ask, so checking in.
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