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A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!

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Offline homerboy2u

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A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« on: January 27, 2010, 08:17:58 PM »
Well the administrator got hooked with his rig :icon_wink:, and i happened to come in the right time and recommended him we set up this forum, We have our neat little corner people, an honest of goodness 4x4 forum to post away ALL 4x4 stuff. Topics, questions, gear review, rigs, neat 4x4 cheap tricks, general information, equipment,tires, experiences. You name it people, time to fill in the blanks and let it rip.

 Post away folks,we have so much to learn, share, investigate and check out...this is our place and space to do so.

 Porch puppy, where are you?..........woooooooo oo!!!! :icon_lol:........ :eusa_clap:
« Last Edit: January 28, 2010, 11:04:44 AM by homerboy2u »
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline 04LJ

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 12:24:12 AM »
 :eusa_clap: Ahhhh, No hiking,biking,or Cell phone coverage stories :crossedfingers:   Well I hope we can pass along some useful info.
Slightly modified 04 Jeep LJ
Gadget Junkie
KE5PPH

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Offline dkerr24

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 08:31:05 AM »
This should be a nice addition to the site.  I still have my fingers crossed that my Dad will donate his like new '05 Wrangler X to me!  :)

I was amazed how well that a completely stock Wrangler X with 15" Goodyear street tires did on thick, muddy roads in rural western Oklahoma.  I keep telling him a tire/wheel upgrade would do wonders to the off road capability of his rig.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2010, 08:33:49 AM by dkerr24 »

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 09:44:59 AM »
Really glad to see this new forum.  As the years accumulate so does the wear and tear on these old bones.  Having a 4x4 allows me to continue to enjoy many of the out-of-the-way areas of the Park. 
How about some rig info?
Mine is a '81 Jeep CJ7, 258 I6, TF904 auto, D30, D300 and AMC20 3.31.  Not many mods - 2" lift, 32 M/T's, Warn 8000 winch, KC lights.  That's the ole gal in my avatar, resting on the Old Ore Road last May.
Planning another trip this coming May/June to include both BBNP and BBRSP.

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 10:03:35 AM »
 :eusa_naughty: Just remember you asked..........
2004 First production run Unlimited. 4" short Arm, with 1" body and motor mount lift. 33 Degree Tummy Tuck skid with Warn oil pan, steering box, and Diff armor. westin Nerfs (slightly bent) 'cuase sombody needs them to climb in. :eusa_whistle:  Riding on 35x12.50 Cooper STT's Axles are factory housings and shafts, but regeared to 4.88 with a Detroit Softlocker in the rear and tru-trac up front. Warn 9.5 Ti with the usual assortment of recovery gear. communications suite am/fm/sat/cb/uhf/vhf/air/wi-fi. Navigation 2 eyes a bunch of maps and netbook running Delorme topo/streets A bunch of flashing light, long range spots, hids and silver star upgrades. It just rolled over 115k, we'll see how long it lasts. :eusa_snooty:
« Last Edit: January 28, 2010, 10:05:17 AM by 04LJ »
Slightly modified 04 Jeep LJ
Gadget Junkie
KE5PPH

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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 11:35:38 AM »
How about mine?.

1993 F-350 diesel:
- (2000) 7.3 Navistar rebuilt diesel engine
- Banks power elbow exhaust,manifold and 4" inch outlet muffler with Turbo condenser
- Centerforce dual friction cluth (brass and ceramics)
- ZF-5 manual tranny
- 6.5" Superlift lift system
- Procomp 6" steering pump drop arm
- Dana 60 front axle with U-bolt tightening screws, not leaf retainers
- Warn manual reinforced differential actuators. I am done with those automatic hub lockers that always betrayed me.
- Excentric sprockets and heavily reinforced welded front end bar
- Aluminum 3.78: 1 Honeywell explosion proof transfer case. This baby crawls over rocks..in third gear, with out coughing.
- Heavily reinforced back yokes in all transfer points also with excentric ubolts.
- Sterling (ford) 10.25 back differential mounted on 35" B.F. Goodrich Mud Terrain tires
- Warn 16,500 lbs winch with 30,000 lbs. snatch block. Doubling the winch capacity on a 3/16" Leschen braided wire rope
- Handmade back tube bumper,still working on the front one.

 Now steering the ammo batteries towards getting a Jeep XJ with those amaizng Dana 44's differentials and that awsome 4.00: 1 transfer case and modify it to a 2.8 lts. CRD diesel engine with manual tranny..still in my dreams.

:eusa_clap: Ahhhh, No hiking,biking,or Cell phone coverage stories :crossedfingers:   Well I hope we can pass along some useful info.

Ahh a bliss....... :icon_lol:
« Last Edit: January 28, 2010, 12:07:59 PM by homerboy2u »
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2010, 12:50:15 PM »
Some serious hardware there fellas.  If I ever grow up, I wanna be like you.

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Offline Undertaker

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 01:30:21 PM »
Going to be real basic here most of my information on Avatar, F-350 4x4, 150 gallons of Diesel, Skid plates, Winch fits tow at rear (Warn), comes complete with camper top, wife, good single malt scotch and driver with a serious amount of BS ability if needed. :eusa_whistle: :eusa_whistle:
Visiting BB since 1966, nothing like being lost and finding heaven.

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 04:33:17 PM »
comes complete with camper top, wife, good single malt scotch and driver with a serious amount of BS ability if needed. :eusa_whistle: :eusa_whistle:

Now, that's covering the REAL essentials   :rolling:

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us aficionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2010, 06:00:44 PM »
Past History:

1978 Toyota 4x4 pickup - Sure wish I still had this one.

1978 Jeep CJ7 - Small V8 that had a mild cam and big 4barrel got 10 miles to the gallon on a good day.  Had fun, but I do not miss it.

1993 Chevrolet 1/2 ton 4x4.  Nothing special, my son still has it.

1997 Chevrolet 1/2 ton 4x4.  Again, standard stuff.

2004 Chevrolet Colorado Z71.  Great ride and gas millage, but not that great off road.

Todays stuff:
2010 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road.  Stock as hell, but give me a break I only had it two months.

Tried and true Ramsey REP8000 on a receiver mount.
New in the box waiting, Warn 9000 with synthetic rope

I forgot to mention it had already been to the bend once.

« Last Edit: January 28, 2010, 06:06:55 PM by WL2 »

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Offline 04LJ

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us aficionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2010, 07:23:42 PM »
Past History:

1978 Toyota 4x4 pickup - Sure wish I still had this one.

1978 Jeep CJ7 - Small V8 that had a mild cam and big 4barrel got 10 miles to the gallon on a good day.  Had fun, but I do not miss it.

1993 Chevrolet 1/2 ton 4x4.  Nothing special, my son still has it.

1997 Chevrolet 1/2 ton 4x4.  Again, standard stuff.

2004 Chevrolet Colorado Z71.  Great ride and gas millage, but not that great off road.

Todays stuff:
2010 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road.  Stock as hell, but give me a break I only had it two months.

Tried and true Ramsey REP8000 on a receiver mount.
New in the box waiting, Warn 9000 with synthetic rope

I forgot to mention it had already been to the bend once.


   Recalled vehicles don't coount :eusa_doh:
Slightly modified 04 Jeep LJ
Gadget Junkie
KE5PPH

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2010, 07:26:09 PM »
How about mine?.

1993 F-350 diesel:
- (2000) 7.3 Navistar rebuilt diesel engine
- Banks power elbow exhaust,manifold and 4" inch outlet muffler with Turbo condenser
- Centerforce dual friction cluth (brass and ceramics)
- ZF-5 manual tranny
- 6.5" Superlift lift system
- Procomp 6" steering pump drop arm
- Dana 60 front axle with U-bolt tightening screws, not leaf retainers
- Warn manual reinforced differential actuators. I am done with those automatic hub lockers that always betrayed me.
- Excentric sprockets and heavily reinforced welded front end bar
- Aluminum 3.78: 1 Honeywell explosion proof transfer case. This baby crawls over rocks..in third gear, with out coughing.
- Heavily reinforced back yokes in all transfer points also with excentric ubolts.
- Sterling (ford) 10.25 back differential mounted on 35" B.F. Goodrich Mud Terrain tires
- Warn 16,500 lbs winch with 30,000 lbs. snatch block. Doubling the winch capacity on a 3/16" Leschen braided wire rope
- Handmade back tube bumper,still working on the front one.

 Now steering the ammo batteries towards getting a Jeep XJ with those amaizng Dana 44's differentials and that awsome 4.00: 1 transfer case and modify it to a 2.8 lts. CRD diesel engine with manual tranny..still in my dreams.

:eusa_clap: Ahhhh, No hiking,biking,or Cell phone coverage stories :crossedfingers:   Well I hope we can pass along some useful info.

Ahh a bliss....... :icon_lol:


Good grief!  Sounds like a monster truck.   I will bet you can see that rig with Google Earth!


BBH

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2010, 07:36:23 PM »
Has not been recalled yet.  Tomorrow may be a different day.

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2010, 08:34:06 PM »
Could we have an armored forum?


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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2010, 08:58:19 PM »
Could we have an armored forum?
Ummmmmm, no.







It's possible a bribe might convince me to change my mind...

 


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