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Ok so what was the first 4x4 you ever owned, and what 4x4 are you most fond of that you've owned?


My first was a 1983 S-10 Blazer 4x4. Thing looked like it was a turd. But I never could kill that engine. It ran forever. It lived through me being 16 & jumping it on Moms farm lol. No mods....it was stock.


I used to have a 93 YJ with the four popper. It was a fun rig. Painted it OD green. I bought some 32" super swampers, trimmed the fenders and ran them forever. I learned alot with that Jeep.

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Brand new 87 Chevy S-10, bright red. Lifted it week two of owning it.

Oops i messed up the S- 10 was the second. I did own a 76 IH Scout for about a week untill it rained and the water came rolling in through the roof. Lol I took it back to the dealer.

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A 1986 Ford Ranger. It had the 2.8 which I'm pretty sure ran on Squirrels. It had 31's on it and 4 inch lift when i got it for 400 bucks from a neighbor. The thing was a tank offroad, but unfortunately also a tank on the highway:( Fondest was a 1988 S-10 Blazer. It had the small 6 and a five speed, and was pretty much like the Ranger, but I loved it so much more..

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1966 International Scout.
80 HP 4 cylinder, front & rear posi, triple stick transfer case, 4.11 gears, 15" snow tires all around.
The thing would climb a wall,..... and needed to be going downhill with a strong tailwind to hit 60mph,
but lordy, that was a fun ride.

Bought it in 1978 when I was 16, gave it to my Dad when I went off to college.

Didn't have another 4X4 until I moved to California, when I bought an '84 F-150 short bed.
Came with 33's and a granny low gear box. Spent the better part of 7 years building it into "The Beast".
There are pics here on L.O.S.T. somewhere.
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Now I have my Libby... 3 years and counting.....

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My Libby... :oops:


Me too!!! count me in!

My KJ is my first 4x4 and I'm so proud of it! :mrgreen:

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My first experiences with driving a truck off road was when I learned to walk a 4x4 thru a lot of stuff with my Pa while hunting. :D I was 12 for the first experience and more lessons all the way thru high school. Still have great memories of those times. Though Pa and I still hunt, the fire roads are kept up way to well for much :JEEPIN:

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I learned to drive in a stripped down 67 Bronco. It was our farm truck and it was amazing up an down logging trails.
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Picked up a junk 87 Isuzu trooper in college. What a pile!
It had been a few years driving fuel efficient hatch-backs until we got our Liberty. It's great to be back in a 4x4.

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Drove an old Army Jeep in my military training in 1976....lovely open, simple 3 speed. Also drove plenty different Landrovers in the military.

Then had a 2.0 L diesel Landrover Freelander....permanent 4X4 with front wheels doing most of the work with the rear wheels kicking in when front wheels started spinning. Almost got stuck on a beach in it so straight away traded it in on my current 2002 Export 2.5 CRD...best vehicle ever. Driving on beaches here in SA has for a long time now been banned and I spend most of my time on the open road or good gravel roads in the local Game Park.

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i had a 93 zj stock it was my dads then my sisters who crashed the thing more times then i can count then it became mine and she got a new one when i got my license. i drove that thing for years sold it about a year after buying the kj wish i would have kept it would have made a great trail rig

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Was suppose to end up with my aunt's 1997 TJ Wrangler with 4.0L and 5speed tranny. Sadly I did not and ended up with a Jeep Liberty years later.

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My Libby, which is my first vehicle in general ( gosh I feel so young :oops: )

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