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Fivepointfive

Guy in the back
Joined
May 19, 2020
Member Number
135
Messages
322
Loc
Beside the point
first time I logged into pirate I had some massive desktop computer on my kitchen table with an aol cd. It was a shithole post college apartment next to the foosball table. I was building my first rig, a J20 on Q78s.

Yesterday, I found this place on my phone, in my hand. I was on my comfy chair in the house in the woods I've owned for 15 years. I have a couple jeeps now, and still building a big stupid jeep.

Kinda funny when you think about it.
 

wagfabulous

Member
Joined
Oct 27, 2022
Member Number
5698
Messages
9
Loc
Middle,TN
Yes that is the tire but back in the day they made a q78 and r85 in both 15 and 16 in wheel . The Qs measured 36" and the Rs where like a 38.5". The co-op grip spurs are no where near the quality the gateways were . I meant thoses sizes are no longer available . You can still get the Ps and Ns . Rumor has it that gateway sold the molds and rights to some company south of the border.
 

LittleMan

Appalachian American
Joined
Jun 13, 2021
Member Number
4072
Messages
6
Loc
Pitts Gap TN
Yes that is the tire but back in the day they made a q78 and r85 in both 15 and 16 in wheel . The Qs measured 36" and the Rs where like a 38.5". The co-op grip spurs are no where near the quality the gateways were . I meant thoses sizes are no longer available . You can still get the Ps and Ns . Rumor has it that gateway sold the molds and rights to some company south of the border.
All True. I had more fun in a welded up 85 yota on N’s than I ever have in anything I’ve built since.
 

surpip

Red Skull Member
Joined
May 20, 2020
Member Number
574
Messages
411
Loc
Sac, Ca
First time I logged into pirate was on a work computer in a different country.
Now its the same but in this country.
 

TrailTamer

🤣🖕🏻
Joined
May 26, 2020
Member Number
1415
Messages
665
Loc
Down By The River, 14623
I went to a concert and you could download the FOH mix. So I did, at 52k, took several hours...several hours of me praying nobody would call in and fuck up the connection.
I remember seeing “56k warning” in thread titles :laughing:

I’m not even sure why websites still have and default to low # of displays per page. I usually change that to show all or whatever highest can be selected.
 

45acp

naw man
Joined
May 19, 2020
Member Number
265
Messages
1,505
Loc
North of Shreveport
The gateway buckshot Q's worked better than the tsl swampers in this region in the mud because you didn't have to have big motor to clean them out. Once you got lots of HP it was pretty equal.

The grip spurs where for grandpa who needed to get his cattle trailer across the pasture or the folks that liked winching.
 

PoBoy84

Kantuck
Joined
Sep 11, 2021
Member Number
4391
Messages
50
All True. I had more fun in a welded up 85 yota on N’s than I ever have in anything I’ve built since.
Same. I'd trade my buggy for mine back.

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