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The End is Near #1106719 07/19/22 06:07 PM
Joined: Feb 2000
Posts: 6,247
4x4Wire Offline OP
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To the Loyal Followers of 4x4Wire:

I regret the time has come to pull the plug on the site. Advertising dollars are non-existent and the operating cost exceed what I can continue.

I have completed a back-up of the site and will seek future opportunities.

If you have any thing you want to save, I expect the site will be operational for the remainder of the month of July.

Thank-you for your years of support. A lot of memories and friends have been made over the years.

There remain many 4x4 trails to explore.

I can be reached via email at jstewart@mac.com

I hope 4x4Wire will continue on Facebook...

Hope to see some on the trail.....


John Stewart
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Re: The End is Near [Re: 4x4Wire] #1106720 07/21/22 03:34 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,718
OldColt Online Content
Roll Me Over
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Sad times and thank for all you have provided us over the decades.
Over my years here I have found some of the best and smartest people from all points of the country.

There are almost no options anywhere near this site for the accurate diverse knowledge base which I have yet to find ANY alternative to.
Thank you from one who admires and respects what you gave us. THIS WORLD SUCKS and will not be getting better
I never thought I would be glad to be getting old.


Cheers, Charlie
If It ain't broke, Modify it!
87 Montero turbo Converted back in Spring1989
95 Montero SR 3.8 DOHC Only one?
93 Pajero 3 door 6G75 Mivec with paddle shifted 5 speed
Then a Gen2 SR with full coil independent suspension.
Re: The End is Near [Re: 4x4Wire] #1106721 07/21/22 07:25 PM
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Posts: 2,718
OldColt Online Content
Roll Me Over
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John,
Have you made a real attempt at breaking into the FB crowd. I see some posts from back in 2013 on environmental and trail related but the full broad scan as your site was, obviously trimmed as needed would be nice if it could get going. Reaching out to the AZ and OG would be where to start in my mind.
Might be able to recover some of the glory you provided us.

I personally hate the place, FB that is, went there a few yeas back since Shaun was selling a Pajero roller.
I made 2 or 3 posts on here as well as FB but took much of the project to Expo since there was some followership there.
The Old Guard page on FB has dwindled away, the general people on FB are immature know it all Ex-spurts but can be moderated out.

It would nice to see the quality of your leadership continue.


Cheers, Charlie
If It ain't broke, Modify it!
87 Montero turbo Converted back in Spring1989
95 Montero SR 3.8 DOHC Only one?
93 Pajero 3 door 6G75 Mivec with paddle shifted 5 speed
Then a Gen2 SR with full coil independent suspension.
Re: The End is Near [Re: 4x4Wire] #1106722 07/22/22 01:37 AM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,465
rxinhed Offline
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Yes, John.

So many years to finally become a moderator and not be able to catch Ray with numbers of posts. I echo thanks that Charlie expresses. So many friends, acquaintances, and brethren here.

Cheerio,
Russell.


1987 Raider - Roxy
1988 Mighty Max 2.6L Turbo - Pearl
1997 Mountaineer V8 - Freddy
2000 Excursion V10 - Freya
Re: The End is Near [Re: 4x4Wire] #1106723 07/22/22 01:51 AM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 44
johneric Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
i've enjoyed the hell out of this place, and i will sorely miss having access to the wealth of information preserved here. glad to have a 4x4 Wire sticker on my rig. totally understand the decision - i've watched a number of bulletin boards go dark due to migration to other media, which just isn't well suited for the kind of knowledge sharing and archiving.

gratitude to the founders, moderators and gurus.

john williams
1989 gen 1 SWB


1989 SWB V6 Montero
Re: The End is Near [Re: 4x4Wire] #1106724 07/22/22 01:54 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 2,824
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Mitch Offline
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Damn. It's like Fast Eddy will truly be gone now.
John, no one else pulled a community together like your 4x4Wire. Thank you.


89 Mitsubishi 2dr. V6, winch, Snorkle w/FF boot, Aisin's, sway bar discos, 15x8 rockcrawlers, 33X12.5 BFG MT's, KV85's, Snorkle install
94 Toyota x-cab, totaled
99 Dodge 2500 diesel, sold
Re: The End is Near [Re: 4x4Wire] #1106725 07/22/22 03:20 AM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 2,358
MarkG Offline
Body Damage is Cool
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First Vmag now 4x4wire. I'll certainly miss the folks here. The folks here had a wealth of information, knowledge and expertise to share. I learned a lot along the way. While owning a Mitsubishi brought folks to the site, it was the character of the people here that was most important.

Question -
Any change of getting the Mitsubishi Archives replicated over to "www.archive.org"? This would allow a portion of the site to remain as a reference.


Mitsu # 6 - 98 6G72 Montero Sport, Locking Rear Diff, Aisin Manual Hubs, 31x10.5

Mitsu # 7 - 02 6G74 Montero Limited
Re: The End is Near [Re: 4x4Wire] #1106726 07/22/22 03:39 AM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,349
Mudraider Offline
Body Damage is Cool
This sucks. Worst news in months. Damn the black hole of information known as Facebook. Thanks for all the good times.


89 SWB, V-6 5SPD, OME Shocks, 16.5X37's, 2"BL, SR axle, Gen2 brakes, Lincoln w/Superwinch
Re: The End is Near [Re: 4x4Wire] #1106727 07/22/22 05:35 AM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,465
rxinhed Offline
Trail Leader
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John...I've had some questions elsewhere, volunteers to take over site hosting. These are not my wheelhouse, but I've directed the FB-enabled to seek you out.


1987 Raider - Roxy
1988 Mighty Max 2.6L Turbo - Pearl
1997 Mountaineer V8 - Freddy
2000 Excursion V10 - Freya
Re: The End is Near [Re: MarkG] #1106728 07/22/22 05:38 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,718
OldColt Online Content
Roll Me Over
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Originally Posted by MarkG
First Vmag now 4x4wire. I'll certainly miss the folks here. The folks here had a wealth of information, knowledge and expertise to share. I learned a lot along the way. While owning a Mitsubishi brought folks to the site, it was the character of the people here that was most important.


The part that I hate the most on Farcebook, I kind of know what I am talking about but the little ExSpurts over there who say I know nothing. I usually get support for some of the other able minded souls, but at this point, If I do not recognize who is asking, I just move on. Too many 18yo who saw something on YT so know they know all.
I am sure I miss allot of valid question from those that are worthy of helping.

Heck last month one of my Colt's turned 50, And I have been driving it 48 years. It isn't my oldest one.

Last edited by OldColt; 07/22/22 05:39 PM.

Cheers, Charlie
If It ain't broke, Modify it!
87 Montero turbo Converted back in Spring1989
95 Montero SR 3.8 DOHC Only one?
93 Pajero 3 door 6G75 Mivec with paddle shifted 5 speed
Then a Gen2 SR with full coil independent suspension.
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