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How to get your Rig into the Readers Rides You will need to Copy and Paste the following Outline, start your Thread and fill in your information. Once you have completed the information about your vehicle, your Thread will not show up, untill it has been approved by a Moderator. We want the Members Rides to be accurate, specific & correct, so please take your time writing about you and your vehicle! Your Title should be something like "Jimbo's 1948 Jeep Willys" Also, please include atleast 2 good pictures. _______________________________________ Owners Name & City- Make, Model & Year of Vehicle- Engine- Transmission- T-Case- Axles- Suspension- Wheels and Tires- Winch- Favorite Trails- Other-...
I was told I should do a build thread, i have had this project for a looong time, this was my first truck, I took my wife on our first date in this truck, it was my dads truck before me while I was growing up. I decided to do a body swap sometime in 2009, but a bad year in 2010 ( loosing two grandparents, a great grandma, and my father, as well as welcoming a second kid into our family took the wind out of my sail. I did work on it here and there over the years, but it has mainly been a looked over second thought. My kids are now at the age where they are starting to want to do stuff with friends over hanging with mom and dad, and I finally have the ambition to start working on the old girl again. So to keep me motivated and moving on...
This little Tj is coming along, that big dent in the side is gone due to a friend in town, repainted the hood and part of side panel where the dent was, the paint didn't match to what I thought it would, but that's ok, it gives it character. Repainted the the fender flares black, looks so much better than it did. Put on some Rugged Ridge rockers on it, took the old front bumper off, working on building a new one. It has a cute 2" coil spacer lift, I swapped the tires I had on the XJ and put them on the TJ. I've put some quick disconnect sway bar links on her as well. The heater wasn't working very well, turns out the heater core was clogged inside the pipe and as well as the fins, cleaned it up just enough to get a welcome breeze of...
Updating the build thread after oh 7 years. Specs 2006 Rubicon LJ 2003 5.3 LS 4l60E NP241C with JB conversions SYE and 1310 flange Novak Cable shifter. Magnaflow exhaust Swap details LS swap for the LJ Teraflex lcg lift Teraflex short front Upper control arms. 4" Teraflex springs 1" body lift and tummy tuck Metal cloak track bars front and rear. Teraflex Speed bumps Front and rear. Custom mounted in the frame on the rear. Details Here Teraflex dual rate front sway bar. Falcon TJ shocks Currie Correctlync steering 37x12.50 R17 BFG KM2's on aluminum modular wheels. 1.25" Spidertrax wheel spacers Factory lockers front and rear 4.88 gears Chromoly shafts in the rear RCV's up front Teraflex HD diff cover on the front. LCA skids...
In June of 2023 while driving down Montezuma Canyon road in my Ford Transit 'Galahad', I encountered a creek crossing. That creek crossing resulted in the purchase of my new Bar-B van. I've named her "Bar-B the Barbarivan". Owners Name & City - BlackSheep. My residence is in South Carolina, but I'm a hippie now mostly traveling full time in my van Make, Model & Year of Vehicle- 2004 Ford E-350 XL Super Duty with a Quigley 4x4 conversion which was completed when the van was new. Engine- Ford V-10 Transmission- 4R100 T-Case- Borg-Warner manual shift 1356, 2.69:1 Low range Axles- Dana 60 Semi Float rear, Dana 60 front. 3.73 gearing Suspension- Coil spring front, leaf spring rear. Bilstein shocks Wheels and Tires- 265/75R16 BFG...
Owners Name & City- Jeremy Hicks Make, Model & Year of Vehicle- Jeep Wrangler YJ 1995 Engine- 4.0 straight six Transmission-AX15 5 Speed T-Case-231 with SYE Axles- Rear axle is a Scout 44 rear with 3.54’s and a lunchbox locker of some sort. Front is an XJ Dana 30 with matching gears and locker. Suspension- 2.5” SUA lift Wheels and Tires- 31” Winch- Warn M8000 Favorite Trails- Onion Creek and Highway 112 in Tooele. Other- she’s my daily, and she’s squirrelly as can be with those lockers.
Instead of keeping cluttering up the “What did you work on today?” thread, I’ll branch off. Owners Name & City- Chance, Utah County Make, Model & Year of Vehicle- 2007 Hummer H2 Base Engine- 6.0L Vortec T-Case- Full time 4wd, 4-hi lock and 4-lo lock Axles- Stock, GM 9.5 rear Suspension- Stock, torsion IFS, coilsprung rear (not the airbag factory setup) Wheels and Tires- 37” Maxxis Razr M/T on garbage chrome 17’s Winch- Soon to install the Badlands 12k winch from my JT Favorite Trails- Poison Spider AF Canyon Uintahs Other- Lots of LED lights Wolfbox rear view mirror Aftermarket remote start Onboard air (12v Viair compressors) 5% tint all around
Owners Name & City- Justin, Payson Make, Model & Year of Vehicle- 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport Engine- 4.0 Transmission- NV3550 T-Case- Advance Adapters Atlas ll 4.3:1 Axles- Gear Ratio: 4.88 Rear: Ford Explorer 8.8 w/ ARB Air Locker Front: G2 HP Core44 w/ Detroit Suspension- Hybrid: 3" BDS Coils, Currie Antirocks Fore and Aft, Home-brew 3-link front, Triangulated 4-link rear M.O.R.E. 1" Body Lift Wheels and Tires-37" STT Pro's and Walker Evans Beadlocks Winch- Warn 9.5 CTI Favorite Trails-Anything difficult enough I can get my adrenaline fix, but not destroy my junk in the process. I bought it in Oct 2008. It was wrecked, but still had a clean title. Fixed it up, and daily drove it for years. It has gone through several...
Owners Name & City-Tom Kellough, Herriman Utah Make, Model & Year of Vehicle- 1989 Jeep Wrangler Islander Engine- 4.0HO (Swapped inplace of 258) Transmission- Ax15 w B&M Shifter swapped inplace of BA10 T-Case- 231 W/ Jb conversion Sye Axles- HP30 Yukon Chromoly D30 Inners w/ D44 Stubs Shafts, 4.56 gears, Spartan locker, Teraflex Balljoints, Warn Premium Hubs, Artec Diffcover Ford 8.8 4.56 Gears, Yukon Grizzly Locker, Artec Diff cover Steering- Reid Racing D3001JL/D3001JR Knuckles D30-44 conversion knuckles w/ Artec Highsteer Arms and double shear kits Arp Fastners, Artec SK1403 Steering Suspension- SOA on RE SOA Springs, 1/2" lift Boomerang shackles , RE Monotube shocks Motobilt Perches, Artec shock mounts (axle...
I have been waiting and waiting for the right time to buy another truck. My last Colorado seemed to just keep running, despite the nearly 300,000 miles it had on it. I have been really wanting to buy a new Ford Ranger, and with the 2019 models being on sale it seemed like a good time to look at one. I was less excited about the Ranger after we drove it. It was fine, but not everything I had made it up to be in my mind. I was really hoping for a long bed this go round.. but the Ranger doesn't have that option in a 4 door truck. I was willing to look past this.. but long story short, Larry Miller Ford played too many games when negotiating. We went over to a Chevy Dealer and tried out the 2019 Colorado. Another long story short, after...
We will use the term "build thread" loosely. Its kind of like the JK/JL stuff a lot of it is bolt on/remove/upgrade. :laughing: As many know, I have moved to SXS's from the buggies. We loved the really hard stuff, but other than that they just got to be a bit more of a burden than we wanted. Trailering everywhere, a lot slower going to get to the trails, trying to find hard-to-come-by parts when stuff breaks, or the magical combination to make everything work, etc. Do I miss it? Absolutely! Would I get or build another? At some point yes, but I am in no hurry too. The 2 seat Can Am RC was by far the best all around SXS I owned. However, with the wife and I starting a family, I knew I had to find a new option.We liked the 2...
Might as well make an official introduction of "Nyumbu" (Swahili for Wildebeest) After my safari in Tanzania last May I decided I really needed a safari style Land Cruiser, so working through my tour operator and guide I was able to locate and purchase a 1995. Paperwork for the purchase took a month or so then had to get shipping arrangements in place (which the tour operator took care of, including getting it to port in Dar es Salaam. ) Was loaded in its shipping container mid August and finally started its journey around first of September, arriving in LA the last week of October. I was leaving the country a day or two after its arrival. Fortunately the customs agent I was using was willing to store it until I got back and was...
I am new here but thought I would throw up some pictures of my latest Jeep build. It is not real time as I have owned it now for almost two years. I bought the Jeep with only 3208 miles on the odometer and commenced building my "Dream Jeep". This is my daily driver and weekend wheeler. On lift just before sitting it down with the 4" BDS Suspension Lift and 35" KM2 tires/ATX Crawl wheels. Backed outside the shop after just barely sitting her on the ground with new lift and tires/wheels. More to come as I dig through the pictures. Also pictured here is the Warn Rockcrawler bumper/Powerplant combination that I purchased used just to get me by until I could fabricated my own bumpers. Mike.
Marc Bryson's K30---Errrr '94 Wrangler----wait, '4x MB---I don't know... "Jeep" works Owners Name & City- Marc Bryson, Woods Cross, UT Make, Model & Year of Vehicle- Excellent question. Titled as a '80 CJ Engine- '89 TBI 350 Transmission- 700R4 T-Case- D300 Axles- Front: Chevy Dana 60, 4.56 gears, Eaton E-Locker. full width Rear : Shaved 14 Bolt with spool, 4.56 gears. full width Suspension- Waggy fronts XJ rears (reversed) 101" wheelbase Wheels and Tires- 38" Super Swamper TSL/SX on stock H1 wheels with PVC beadlocks Winch- T-Max 9000 Favorite Trails- Pritchett, Coyote Canyon, Mineral Basin Other- lots...... I'll get some 'action' pics next time I take it out. (it might be all one color by...
Stephen Nielson, West Valley City, Utah 1986 Suzuki Samurai JX Hardtop Engine: G13BA SOHC TBI 1.3L bored .020 over with high compression pistons, Hawk Torquer Cam, Doug Thorley header and Trail Tough high flow 2" exhaust. Trail Tough 'Unbreakable' motor mounts Transmission: Stock 5-Speed Manual, Trail Tough 'Unbreakable' rear mount Transfer Case: 4.16:1 GRSI, Trail Tough Mighty Kong mount/skidplate Front Axle: Stock Rear Axle: Stock gears, LockRight locker, Trail Tough disc break swap using 1982 Subaru front calipers and Samurai rotors Suspension: Old Man Emu Dakar 2" lift springs, Petroworks Heavy Duty 3/4" lift shackles Steering: Sidekick Power Steering Wheels and Tires: 235/75 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R's on 15" American Racing...
When I saw the new Polaris Xpedition I new that there was now a way I could get my wife to come with me into the outdoors, good or bad, there was now a way. The problem with the Jeep is that it was slow and bumpy and when our friends showed up with a UTV and my grandkids didn’t want to get back in the Jeep, I knew a UTV was in my future, my very near future. I had snowmobiled and rode motorcycles with the GM of a powersport dealership and went to him for advice. He sold all the makes and after looking at the pros and cons of all of them, I settled on the Polaris Pro XP 4 Sport. I liked the space in the rear of this new model at the time and ordered one. It took an extra 4 months or so to get it because of COVID but when it...
Stephen's 2017 Nissan Patrol err… Armada Engine: Nissan VK56VD 5.6L V8 Transmission: Stock 7-Speed Automatic Transfer Case: Stock Front Axle: Stock Rear Axle: Stock Suspension: Front: Alldogs Offroad Y62-F-M springs, OME 90015 struts, SPC 25560 upper control arms Rear: Alldogs Offroad Y62-R-M Springs, OME 60084 shocks Steering: Stock Wheels and Tires: 35"x12.50 R18 General Grabber ATx's Communication: HAM: ICOM ID-4100A GMRS: Midland MXT-275 ______________________________________________________________________ I've loved my Trooper over the last eight and a half years, but I just got the itch about a month ago to get something new. Even with all the work and upgrades I've done to the Trooper, its still a 26-year old...
Long story short. This jeep has lots of stuff. Most of it is completely custom. I have lots of cool buddies and family that has helped me along the way to design and build this Jeep. The custom parts far out number what is left of the stock parts. At least it still looks kinda like a TJ Specs: Suspension Low and lots of up travel 3 link front 4 link rear Summit Machine flex joints 14" Fox 2.0 coil overs Fox air bumps Pac Springs 2" 7075 solid aluminum links 108" wheelbase ~18" frame height (I think this equates to about 2" of lift? Ish?) Drivetrain 5.3L -> 4L80e -> TWF 3 speed Hero Front axle: Tera CRD 60, 3.5" tubes, Reid inner and outer knuckles, Yukon zip locker, shafts and u joints, TeraFlex SlimLock hubs Rear axle: later...
2004 LJ LS Gen III Swap 4L60E SYE 3.5" Rubicon Express Lift 1" Body Lift Rubicon Express shocks Rubicon Express Heavy Duty Y-link steering kit Spidertrax wheel spacers 33" Tires Poison Spyder Rock Sliders Poison Spyder Hood Louvers Warn Winch LOD Rear bumper with Tire Carrier Pro-Comp 50" Double Row Spot/Flood combo LED lightbar ProComp 2x2 Flood pods ProComp 2x2 Spot pods
Many of you know that I sold my beloved CYJ last week and started down a new path for wheeling. I've reached the point in life where I wanted something more comfortable to wheel and really wanted to drive a Jeep around town again. Also wanted to do some scenic stuff and have a trip to Silverton planned later this year. A friend made me a good deal on a fairly well built 2007 JK Rubicon and so it begins. It has 61,000 miles, a 3.5" Full Traction lift and sporting 35" BFGs for now. Also has a Ripp Supercharger, Kilby On Board Air plumbed front and rear, and a few other goodies. One thing I'll be removing this weekend is a 13 gallon auxiliary gas tank that is filled through the regular gas cap with a separate gauge and transfer pump. Cool...
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