View Full Version : How many four wheelers do we have here?
November 22nd, 2007, 08:45 AM
I know there's me, the Van Scoys, and the Whalens. Any one else into Jeeps and 4x4s? I've been hooked on trail riding since I was a teen, way before I was the editor of 4-Wheel & Off-Road. I have a Scrambler on 42s, a few 4x4 trucks, and a bunch of flatfenders.
I'd like to be able to include some 4x4 stuff on the site but was wondering how many of you care.
November 22nd, 2007, 09:37 AM
Foru wheeling is something I've dabbled in, but that's mostly because of where I'm from more than anything else. Four wheel drive vehicles are something you need to get around alot of places in West Virginia in the winter time. When I wanted to ride trails, it was usually on a dirt bike or four wheeler. I've been interested in Jeeps, but the biggest size tire I've ever had under one is 31's. I've never done a lift kit or anything like that. I was always more interested on what went on under the hood and making sure the drivetrain was working. I knew you were into four wheeling, so if you have an insights or tech info, I'd appreciate it if you put it out there. After going mudding with one of my buddies, I'm considering getting another jeep and building a trail buggy of my own.
November 22nd, 2007, 09:57 AM
here is me trying to roll my jeep down a hill LOL you guys should come to KC and go out with me and paul on some trails.
November 22nd, 2007, 11:36 AM
Ive always played with offroad stuff, my Jeep is multi purpose, not really for "wheelin" though... Ive had a couple prerunner kinda trucks, A mult purpose Bronco, I wish I still had,also have a lifted 4 wheel drive Tahoe (that doesnt get used as much as Id like to) I just bought a Rhino which should see some beating in the local mountains over the winter (if it ever rains or snows!) >:(
November 22nd, 2007, 12:11 PM
Tommy G is right about KC. Plenty of rocky hills with trees to go four wheeling in. I never did in a jeep or 4x4, but rode around a lot on my uncles properties on bikes and atv's.
November 22nd, 2007, 12:29 PM
I swing both ways..... for 4x4s I have a Sub, a Studebaker, and an H3..... and like you DF I started in 4x4s http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee308/stoneshrink/mtpilchuck001.jpg
The Stude has a 102" wheelbase...
November 22nd, 2007, 01:27 PM
four wheeling is great. when the weather is to bad to race you can allways go 4x4ing .makes a great backup every one should have one
November 22nd, 2007, 03:24 PM
Where is Carl Scott??? He has some sweet toys for the dunes in Oklahoma.Road Trip to Waynoka!
November 22nd, 2007, 03:53 PM
4x4 are great. got to go riding at least once a month.
88 sammy 1.6 16 valve-auto trans-
November 22nd, 2007, 05:20 PM
You have a SAMURAI? What, did you put the driver seat in the back? It must be like a clown car when you get out.
Thanks for joining us, BTW!
November 22nd, 2007, 06:27 PM
Don't currently have 4X4 but always thought this would be a way cool truck to do. Can't remember where I got this pic from, but I love this truck.
November 22nd, 2007, 06:44 PM
that was my dog, sold it about the time the first kid came along...now I wonder why?
(note my wife's 70 dart in the background)
November 22nd, 2007, 06:51 PM
lol, that figures Jim. You own all the cool shit ;D
November 22nd, 2007, 06:56 PM
in this case I used to own the cool shit.
Although I have a front axle and a transfer case and I've been thinking about making one of my old chevy trucks into a 4x4, but I don't know which one.
November 22nd, 2007, 07:07 PM
I already put this pic in another topic but this is my daily driver/offroad truck F150 1984 4 speeds with a 5.0l from a 1989. It roll on 35'' BFG All Terrain It's all rust and guts.
Here he is showing a little frame flex.
November 22nd, 2007, 08:52 PM
I did forget to put down my two jeep cherokees.
November 23rd, 2007, 05:03 AM
yes the seat is in the back,but this thing so light and easy to get anywhere i put it. did i say that there cheap to.
November 23rd, 2007, 07:06 AM
here is a pic of Paul and Marys Rubicon.
http://www.kcjeepclub.org/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=312&page=1 link to their last wheeling event.
November 23rd, 2007, 09:37 AM
Hey guys, although Ive been reading on here for a while now, this is my first post.
1977 CJ5 Jeep
ARB air lockers front and rear
Dana 44 axles
S.O.A. lift w/ crown 5 leaf packs
shackle reversal in front
I Bought my Jeep in 2002 while stationed in Seattle. She was stock except for a Chevy 350 swap, 33" tires, and a shackle lift. I performed a spring-over lift and shackle-reversal in the front using aftermarket Crown 5 leaf packs for YJ's. I swapped the rear axle (Dana 20) for an International Scout Dana 44 rear end and installed an ARB air-locker. I swapped the front axle (Dana 30) for a cut and narrowed Chevy half-ton front axle which got the same air locker treatment.
I rebuilt the Jeep in 2005. I installed a new crate 350 (now broken from street-racing), new interior, 5 new body panels, new gauges, and a down periscope horn. since i had to move back to Texas from Seattle, my four wheeling has been scarce. I decided to paint her. I sprayed her with Sherwin Williams "Planet Color" paint. She recently received a Tuffy lockable center console and new Besttop soft top.
My next mod(after the engine fix)is to take some gear out of it. It was fine in Seattle but here in commuter hell Dallas, its kind of a pain. And the gas mileage is terrible.
November 23rd, 2007, 12:45 PM
That's a really good Jeep. Simple, proven.
November 23rd, 2007, 04:57 PM
Thanks David, simple and proven was my goal. There wasnt much else to do on deployments in the navy except read every hot rod, car craft, 4wheel, and jp magazine i could get my hands on. (hillbilly sailor, you know what im talking about)Reading tech articles helped me zero in on exactly what parts combos would work best and 9 1/2 months of saving paychecks on deployment helped me afford it. I tried not to over or under do any individual parts in hopes of obtaining good mechanical "Feng Shui".
Its good to see the forums are taking off, im really excited to see what the website will be like. You might remember me, i ran into you at sema, you were sitting outside with Chad. My father was with me, hes the one who works for Akzo Nobel powdercoating. Keep up the good work.
November 23rd, 2007, 05:52 PM
Sure, I remember you! Thanks for signing up!
November 24th, 2007, 06:18 PM
Ya, i off road too. i have a 94 explorer (pathetic i know) and i also play with my dad's TJ in the mud.
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