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

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Offline Casa Grande

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2010, 09:18:31 PM »
just sold my CJ today.  :eusa_doh:  I'll miss it and my 4x4ing days  :icon_cry:

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Offline bcampbell

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2010, 09:56:41 PM »
I got an 06 wrangler hard top with front and rear receiver hitchs, a warn 8000 pound winch on a hitch mount, roof rack, skid row skid plate, custom front bumper, bedliner on the floor lights and electric gizmos all over and 30" tires.

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Offline dkerr24

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2010, 11:29:07 PM »
I'm wishing I had *any* 4x4 right now.  1" of ice/sleet on the roads here and 2-4" of snow expected overnight.   Not looking forward to tomorrow's commute which normally takes about 15 minutes, but will probably take over an hour of knuckle-biting fun! :(

And I have a boss that doesn't look kindly upon folks who can't make it to work.  Third major winter storm of the year, when we normally see nothing but a dusting of snow.

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Offline 04LJ

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2010, 08:48:03 AM »
Could we have an armored forum?


  in my dreams.....
Slightly modified 04 Jeep LJ
Gadget Junkie
KE5PPH

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2010, 09:29:33 AM »
Quote from: BigBendHiker
Quote from: homerboy2u
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

  :icon_lol: :icon_lol:...Believe me when i tell you I have had too many experiences that have lead me to armored my truck to it's current standards, I was going to install Differential Lockers too,but decided instead to start looking for a Jeep or Toyota 4x4 with front fixed axle.



 Experience is something i can do with out, i have had enough experience to last me a while.

« Last Edit: April 21, 2010, 09:06:32 AM by RichardM »
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2010, 09:36:56 AM »
I'm wishing I had *any* 4x4 right now.

 Check the junkyards, there is a wealth of tresures easily overseen.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2010, 06:56:25 PM »
That looks about right.  One on the lug wrench, One on the jack, and eight supervisors.
Was this a government job??   :rolling:

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Offline Quatro

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2010, 08:43:44 PM »
Reportedly from a circa 2006 ebay listing.  What other trucks needed 4X4 to accomplish, this truck obvioulsy needed just 2X4.
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NINJA HAULER: 2005 Nissan Xterra - $12900 (Ronan / Lake County)
OK, let me start off by saying this Xterra is only available for purchase by the manliest of men (or women). My friend, if it was possible for a vehicle to sprout chest hair and a five o'clock shadow, this Nissan would look like Tom Selleck. It is just that manly.

It was never intended to drive to the mall so you can pick up that adorable shirt at Abercrombie & Fitch that you had your eye on. It wasn't meant to transport you to yoga class or Linens & Things. No, that's what your Prius is for. If that's the kind of car you're looking for, then just do us all a favor and stop reading right now. I mean it. Just stop.

This car was engineered by 3rd degree ninja super-warriors in the highest mountains of Japan to serve the needs of the man that cheats death on a daily basis. They didn't even consider superfluous nancy boy amenities like navigation systems (real men don't get lost), heated leather seats (a real man doesn't let anything warm his butt), or On Star (real men don't even know what the hell On Star is).

No, this brute comes with the things us testosterone-fueled super action junkies need. It has a 265 HP engine to outrun the cops. It's got special blood/gore resistant upholstery. It even has a first-aid kit in the back. You know what the first aid kit has in it? A pint of whiskey, a stitch-your-own-wound kit and a hunk of leather to bite down on when you're operating on yourself. The Xterra also has an automatic transmission so if you're being chased by Libyan terrorists, you'll still be able to shoot your machine gun out the window and drive at the same time. It's saved my bacon more than once.

It has room for you and the four hotties you picked up on the way to the gym to blast your pecs and hammer your glutes. There's a tow hitch to pull your 50 caliber anti-Taliban, self cooling machine gun. I also just put in a new windshield to replace the one that got shot out by The Man.

My price on this bad boy is an incredibly low $12,900, but I'll entertain reasonable offers. And by reasonable, I mean don't walk up and tell me you'll give me $5,000 for it. That's liable to earn you a Burmese-roundhouse-sphincter-kick with a follow up three fingered eye-jab. Would it hurt? Hell yeah. Let's just say you won't be the prettiest guy at the Coldplay concert anymore.

There's only 69,000 miles on this four-wheeled hellcat from Planet Kickass. Trust me, it will outlive you and the offspring that will carry your name. It will live on as a monument to your machismo.

Now, go look in the mirror and tell me what you see. If it's a rugged, no holds barred, super brute he-man macho Chuck Norris stunt double, then contact me. I might be out hang-gliding or BASE jumping or just chilling with my ladies, but I'll get back to you. And when I do, we'll talk about a price over a nice glass of Schmidt while we listen to Johnny Cash.

To sweeten the deal a little, I'm throwing in this pair of MC Hammer pants for the man with rippling quads that can't fit into regular pants. Yeah, you heard me. FREE MC Hammer pants.

Rock on. ____________
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro - HST

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2010, 03:41:06 AM »
1992 YJ, 4" lift, 32" BFG K2s, MT classic wheels, Smitty Built bumpers, KC lights, Olympic rack, K & N filter.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view (E. Abbey)

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2010, 03:47:46 AM »
lparent has one of those Nija Hauler Xterras
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view (E. Abbey)

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2010, 09:12:03 AM »
lol! Loved that Xterra write up! I drove a rental Xterra on a trip to Arizona a few years back. I think it had the 3.3L V6. No power at all, downright scary in crosswinds along I-40. About the most underpowered 4x4 I've owned was a 1995 Geo Tracker 4x4... mine was red. All of 95 horsepower... but at least it was a 5 speed manual.



Yeah, I know... not very manly.  I didn't own it long, either.
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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2010, 11:57:06 AM »
Oh, I can do better (or worse) than that.
First there was an '86 Samurai with it the giant 1.3 liter 64 hp engine
followed by an '87 that I "upgraded" with a 1.6 Tracker engine
and finally an '88 with a Toyota engine that maybe made 100 hp.
Still, they were a lot of fun.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2010, 02:12:31 PM by RichardM »
Alcap

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Re: A new 4x4 forum, for us afcionados...WELCOME !!!!!
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2010, 12:08:40 PM »
Well I'm a Jeep guy (and the family has followed suit).

1. Currently daily driver is an 05 Unlimited, 2" spacer lift, limited slip, BFG AT's, lights, winch, radios (2m and CB), soft top of course.
2. Wife has a 83 CJ-8 Scrambler. Fairly stock with 30" tires and I-beam bumper.
3. Daughter has my 98 Wrangler SE, 32" tires, long arm suspension with rear tri-link, Front lock rite (rear had a Detroit EZ-locker but stripped it out and just put spider gears back in), 3" Teraflex springs, 2" spacer lift, 1" body and motormount lifts, Tomken gas tank skidplate, Tomken swingaway, Garvin Wilderness rack.
4. 46 CJ2-a, Currently in the process of restoring. Have the frame with axles done. Gotta start working on the motor and drive train next.

Past Jeeps include:
78 Jeep Wagoneer, 401 w/ Quadratrac with low range
97 Jeep TJ
01 Jeep TJ
00 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Robert
Enjoying the Texas life!

 


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