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My name is Jason and I too am a newbie wheeler, I have limited experience so I am in the same boat as most of you, but I'm learning with time. Ask your questions here so you don't make a mistake while on the trail. You will have the advise of many a seasoned wheeler to help you with your questions.
Feel free to introduce yourself and get to know everyone.


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Just a thought but wouldn't it make more sense to ask questions where the people that might know then answers hang out?

One other thing...
Q.You know how you can tell a 'newbie'?

A.In their sig file they have a detailed list of all the bolt on stuff they have on there truck.



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FearMe is only for fun, my real name is Roger and I'm a smartassed punk----"Fifteen men on a dead man's chest..yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum"

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I'm sure people with knowledge of wheeling will come and answer questions.

After all you hung out long enough to respond.


Its a place for newbies to introduce themselves and ask questions. I'm sure it will work if everybody gives it a chance.

Jason

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Don't mind Roger. He's been clinically diagnosed as being a real feces-disturber (and I'm not talking Japanese porno videos, either).

I think Jason's idea to set up this forum is a good one because anyone who posts an obnoxious response just because a question is too basic will get their message deleted immediately from this forum. Some times you need a dedicated area so that the newcomers feel less inhibited about asking questions. After all, if I never asked questions, I'd still have that irritating rash. But I digress.

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Darnit, I'm not a newbie anymore. Can I roll back the clock?

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87 runner, 4500 lbs dry, auto tranny, 22RE, very slow on hills, flats and downhills....
 

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Hi, my name is Ryan, and I've never taken my 4Runner offroad...



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So far this looks like a place for Board (bored) Administators to hang out.

My name is Dan and I have a stock 1982 Toyota.


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I'm new too. and today I went up to the Eagle ridge trail, but didn't go up, cause i don't know if my stock tj will make it up that rock trail.
 

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This might sound toopid but how do you find about about diff's and transfer cases and what is right for your truck and level of offroad use, or do you learn this by hide behind the empties listening to your uncle in the backyard.

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Oh yeah I'm Ivan and I don't bolt anything on my truck, otherwise I'd have too much duct tape in my shed.

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Hi Iam Tim and the first step is admitting that I have a Problem.......
Not a newbie But will try to help all you nebies out...
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Hi everyone,

My name is Leo and I drive a stock 2001 Ford Ranger. I will be going on my first trip this Sunday.


"my cat's breath smells like cat food" - Ralph Wiggum

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Larry is correct. At times I can seem s total jerk. Sorry, it wasn't intended. It really is a good idea.

Part of this wheeling thing is a for a bunch of friends to also have a little fun along the way. Make sure one of the things you learn is to not have Tooo thick a skin and control the flow of testosterone. Not sure what it is the women got but you ladies control that too.
Hint to the moderator, keep an eye on the threads cause there might just be some idiot not as nice as me poking fun or starting trouble


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Originally posted by Blue's Clueless:
This might sound toopid but how do you find about about diff's and transfer cases and what is right for your truck and level of offroad use, or do you learn this by hide behind the empties listening to your uncle in the backyard.


Now here is a great "NB" questions.

First figure out what kind of wheeling you want to do. Do you have a daily driver and want to just run around on the milder Saturday trails? Or, is Moab, Johnson Valley and the Rubicon in your future? Or do you want to just hop in and drive your grocery getter to JV or the Rubicon? All of it can be done and a successful outcome will depend on your level of mechanical expertise and or $$$.
You guys might want to do an archive searce on a few of the "Which rig is best" threads for some ideas.

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Hi, I'm Shawn from Kelowna
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Done some off-roading in it, would like to do more
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Originally posted by Blue's Clueless:
This might sound toopid but how do you find about about diff's and transfer cases and what is right for your truck and level of offroad use,
The best way to learn, in my opinion, is to go 'wheeling with people who drive vehicles similar to your own. The hot swaps for GM trucks aren't going to be the same for Toyotas (unless you're getting in the extreme 4x4 category).

Another good place to learn is to frequent the forums specific to your make of vehicle.

For transfer cases, generally speaking, low gears, steel housings, and gear drives are preferred over aluminum housings, high gears and chain drive. But there are exceptions and it really depends on your requirements.


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I'm just gonna pipe in here with my first words of advice to the newbies...

it's easier to get an answer to your question if you start a new thread.

use this thread as one to introduce yourselves.


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Hi, my name is Ryan and I drive a little suzuki sidekick, so wheeling with newbies is about as much as it can take. lol

Will probably be doing an open invite run for stockish or new drivers sometime over the next month. Will probably be Stave or chilliwack or something, so will post some info here. The best way to learn about wheeling is to get out there with a group on the trails and just have fun!

So a question for the experts here, What tires are best?

j/k

Ryan Gates
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