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Title: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZXterra410 on November 15, 2013, 02:07:39 PM
It's about that time folks, time for the third annual AZXC New Year Kickoff Run!

A few people expressed interest in doing a run up to Crown King like we did last year. So lets hear it, where do you want to go? And what day works best for everyone?

Post up and I will compile the votes and set this thing up.

Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZXterra410 on November 15, 2013, 02:08:57 PM
Date: Saturday, January 11th.

Meetup time: 8:00am

Location: The Chevron Gas station just off of the I17 and Carefree Highway.


Attending:

AZXterra410
PitSnipe
Hammer
Timh
Rosie
WHPIVxterra
AZXplorer
Capt. Frank
Sunny1881
Rushnrocket
Brute (tenative)
XDEVIL
Slapshotking09
HBIII


Details:

We will meet up at the gas station around 8am. Plan to roll out no later than 8:30, seeing as how this run can sometimes take most of the day. Any questions, PM me and I will send you my cell number if you have questions. Otherwise we will just leave the gas station at 8:30, plan on hitting Crown King around lunch time for burgers and then zip back down the front entrance and be home in time for dinner.

For anyone wondering about the trail who has never been, this trail has a few obstacles that can test any of our rigs, but there are bypasses for anything that might be beyond your tolerance. Any stock Xterra with 4wd can make it through this trail with very little fuss if you take the bypasses.

Depending on the weather, it will be COLD up in crown king so plan accordingly. I have run this before where it was full on blizzard conditions as you gain elevation so that is a real possibility.

Any other questions just ask.

A TRASHAROO WILL ALSO BE RAFFLED OFF AT THIS RUN! Must be a SUPPORTING MEMBER however.

Also, in case anyone does run late or can't attend last minute (tomorrow morning) here's my number. Don't wanna leave anyone behind.

See everyone at the McDonalds.

Vince
928 607 2013
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on November 15, 2013, 03:58:52 PM
Do you work the 14th because Saturday's work better for me. Just because of the drive back to Tucson. Just call in sick.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Rev on November 15, 2013, 04:25:03 PM
A new year's kickoff would be awesome! How tough of a trail is Crown King though? I just want to make sure there are routes everyone can have some fun at there.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Rosie on November 15, 2013, 04:26:57 PM
A new year's kickoff would be awesome! How tough of a trail is Crown King though? I just want to make sure there are routes everyone can have some fun at there.

Everybody can handle Crown King. I'd make sure to have 4WD though. There are bypasses for all the obstacles that still exist.

On that note, I'm definitely down for Crown King again. Great transition trail from desert to pines. The 5th works for me.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Jack5885 on November 15, 2013, 05:06:50 PM
Sunday works better for me too.

EDIT: Never mind, that weekend won't work for me at all.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on November 15, 2013, 05:09:33 PM
SUNDAY FUNDAY
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZXterra410 on November 16, 2013, 12:36:15 PM
I could do the saturday after that... the 9th?
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Rosie on November 16, 2013, 05:10:21 PM
What are you guys talking about? Lol.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on November 17, 2013, 09:34:05 AM
I'm off Monday & Tuesdays but if it is soon enough and not during a holiday weekend, since I'm on a retail work schedule, I can a Sunday off. I can also get a friend to come he has a Jeep though.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on November 18, 2013, 02:42:58 AM
I would love to run this trail again, any day works for me.  I get some PTO at the new year. 
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: rushnrockt on November 19, 2013, 12:41:18 PM
Sign me up!
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on November 26, 2013, 03:31:55 PM
So anyone know what day we'll running this? Sunday is really tough for me because I'll get back to town late and we all know I need my beauty sleep. I've wanted to run this for quite some time almost did once but my alternator crapped out on me. 
Title: Re:
Post by: timh on November 27, 2013, 07:45:52 AM
I would love to do that run also but it would have to be Saturday for me as well.

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Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZXterra410 on November 27, 2013, 08:41:03 AM
Ok guys, here are the option. Post up your best day.

Options are the following.

Sunday, Jan. 5th
Saturday, Jan 11th
Sunday, Jan 12th

Any of those three days work for me, so you guys vote now.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on November 27, 2013, 09:59:31 AM
Bummer I can't make any of those dates.
Title: Re:
Post by: timh on November 27, 2013, 12:04:57 PM
Saturday Jan. 11

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Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on November 28, 2013, 12:36:17 AM
Bummer I can't make any of those dates.
Why not?  It's time for a run! :)
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on November 28, 2013, 07:54:19 AM
I'll be in China for a corporate sales forecast meeting for 10 days
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZXterra410 on November 29, 2013, 04:01:20 PM
Well we have 1 vote, so as of now its going to be the 11th!
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on November 29, 2013, 06:54:20 PM
Sundays are perfect for me.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on November 30, 2013, 02:05:51 PM
The 11th should work good for me!
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZXterra410 on December 01, 2013, 04:53:45 PM
Updated second post with details. the 11th is the day. Post up if you are attending.
Title: Re:
Post by: timh on December 01, 2013, 09:18:05 PM
Im in tentatively. I'll know better as it gets closer.

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Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Rosie on December 02, 2013, 11:19:12 AM
I'll be there.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: WHPIVxterra on December 02, 2013, 06:38:37 PM
I'm in!
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: sunny1881 on December 03, 2013, 03:59:08 PM
Not to burst any bubbles but just so you all know a group I wheel with did CK last weekend and they were suprised and very dissapointed, now the Forest Service completely graded flat the last 10 miles of the trail after you come out of the creek bed, the big trench area that Rosie slid her rear end into last year has been filled in and is no longer there or even noticeable at all. Everybody said it has gotten lamer and lamer now that they keep turning it into a Green trail.

It most likely will still be a good day for you all but its just sad they keep doing this to the trail (An AZ classic), slowly less people and clubs will run it which ultimately means less money for the town of CK. I know the club I wheel with that does an annual run there every year is talking about switching trails.

Anyways just wanted to inform you all.  :'(
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Rosie on December 03, 2013, 06:31:49 PM
Dang, that's a real bummer... maybe not the ditch part lol.

Do we still want to do this run, then? It's still a great day trip for the scenery changes, and weather changes if it's anything like last year's run.
Title: Re:
Post by: timh on December 03, 2013, 08:07:58 PM
I would still prefer to do this one. I have never done it and my wife and I were thinking about renting a cabin in CK that night.

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Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on December 03, 2013, 08:16:54 PM
I have also not done this trail. I keep hearing throughout the years how weak this trail is becoming. I really want to do it before its eventually gone.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZXplorer on December 03, 2013, 09:30:25 PM
Count me in.  I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZ-Ted on December 04, 2013, 03:39:56 AM
Even though this trail has become easier over the years, it is still a fun trail, and it is very scenic.  At that time of year, there is a strong possibility of snow on the ground as you near Crown King.

I can't say for sure if I'll be able to make it on the 11th (due to work schedules), but as of right now, I'm planning on it.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on December 04, 2013, 07:15:32 AM
I'm still looking forward to running this trail, I think a green trail is perfect for a New Year's run.  I think it allows everyone how doesn't have a SASed 1st gen to enjoy meeting the group and have a good time enjoying some AZ scenery and alt changes.  Also, it will be good to keep tabs on this trail, if things become too easy we can switch it up in the future.  Besides, there is always a risk of overheating to make things interesting :)
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Brute on December 04, 2013, 07:52:57 AM
Sounds like fun let me check my school schedule ;D
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: sunny1881 on December 04, 2013, 09:11:04 AM
I'm still looking forward to running this trail, I think a green trail is perfect for a New Year's run.  I think it allows everyone how doesn't have a SASed 1st gen to enjoy meeting the group and have a good time enjoying some AZ scenery and alt changes.  Also, it will be good to keep tabs on this trail, if things become too easy we can switch it up in the future.  Besides, there is always a risk of overheating to make things interesting :)

I agree completely, I wasnt implying or saying not to run it at all or you have to switch I was just making you all aware of what I have heard about the trail as of late and what to expect. I actually will probably be on the run as I would like to see it for myself.

Having a SASed 1st Gen has nothing to do with anything...

As far as overheating heating goes, it can happen to anyone, 1st gens have had a long history of overheating for years (unfortunately), my truck after diagnosing it and the history of running a little hot to and from Moab (Ted can attest to this as he drove home with me and I mentioned to him I was running a little hot) and on a few trails in Moab I replaced my radiator, fan clutch and thermostat when I got home figuring that would fix my issue, CK the day I overheated was my first run after these parts being replaced but obviously did not solve my problem. Come to find out I did have a cracked head and the shop said this crack did not just happen all of a sudden that day, especially with my history of running hot, they said the crack must have started small months ago (showing running hot symptoms) and of course cracked all the way on CK while I was overheating. Anyways I now have a new motor and no overheating issues at all, lets hope it stays that way.   ;D

Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Capt. Frank on December 04, 2013, 09:32:48 AM
I'm a new member so this would be my first run and it sounds like a prefect way to meet the group. I won't have my January schedule until December 16th but I'm confident I can get the day off, so count me in.

Frank
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZXterra410 on December 04, 2013, 09:37:35 AM
Looks like it is going to be a good turn out. Glad to see guys.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on December 04, 2013, 10:03:43 AM

Having a SASed 1st Gen has nothing to do with anything...


It has a lot to do with everything, and I'm jealous.  Hopefully it is running all right now, shoulda swapped a diesel in there :D
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Slapshotking09 on December 04, 2013, 04:24:59 PM
woo hoo I'm in. Ill bring the banner!
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Slapshotking09 on December 04, 2013, 04:29:36 PM
I'll try to get my brother to go since he hasnt done it yet.

A TRASHAROO WILL ALSO BE RAFFLED OFF AT THIS RUN! Must be a SUPPORTING MEMBER however.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Stoic V on December 04, 2013, 05:17:18 PM
Thanks for the invite Slapshotking, but I cant make it.  I work every damn weekend.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: XDEVIL on December 05, 2013, 05:28:40 PM
Count me in too.  It'll be my first club meet, since sadly my work, ASU home games, and a gf who isn't a fan of off-roading have held me back.  Is a CB really necessary for the run? I hate showing up unprepared...
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Slapshotking09 on December 05, 2013, 06:31:32 PM
No it's not necessary, but encouraged
Title: Re:
Post by: timh on December 06, 2013, 07:49:30 PM
I went ahead and made our reservations in CK for Saturday night. This run is going to be the first day of a 6 day anniversary trip for my wife and I. Cant wait!

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Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on December 06, 2013, 09:41:07 PM
One day I tell you I'll be able to do this run damn it. I'm thinking a pre run if anyone is up for it between dec 20 thru the 2nd anyone name a date and time. I've wanted to this run forever. The other one is in Sedona broken arrow that I want to run either is fine let me know. Oh sorry I jack the tread.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: coatimundi01 on December 09, 2013, 10:46:36 PM
I won't be able to make it, don't get off work until Saturday morning.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on December 23, 2013, 08:19:33 AM
I'm off the 10th. 11th, and 12th! Consequently, it's my birthday weekend and haven't convinced the wife and family to go up yet. :)
Title: Re:
Post by: timh on December 24, 2013, 06:43:11 AM
If its your birthday weekend shouldnt it be your choice?

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Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on December 25, 2013, 09:52:25 PM
Is the land use permit needed for this run?
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Rosie on December 25, 2013, 10:15:00 PM
Not for Crown King, no.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on December 27, 2013, 08:05:20 AM
Is everybody staying there?
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Slapshotking09 on December 27, 2013, 11:53:59 AM
I thought most people were just going to drive back down.

Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on December 27, 2013, 12:44:41 PM
I'm driving back
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZXterra410 on December 27, 2013, 01:51:57 PM
Most people will drive back down. We should be back in phoenix around dinner time.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: jddirty on December 27, 2013, 08:06:08 PM
I am a maybe for this..wifey is getting very pregnant..and can not get into my truck any more so she needs the xterra.  I may take my truck up and run tailgunner if no one minds
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: sunny1881 on December 29, 2013, 07:48:05 PM
Will be nice to see you JD. Looks like a big turn out, as the yearly kick off run should be.  ;D
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Hausaufgaben on December 31, 2013, 09:49:51 AM
Disregard, don't think I should go with my bumper the way it is.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: rushnrockt on January 01, 2014, 09:26:32 PM
Most people will drive back down. We should be back in phoenix around dinner time.

Dinner being a very stretchable concept :)
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Rosie on January 01, 2014, 10:24:56 PM
Most people will drive back down. We should be back in phoenix around dinner time.

Dinner being a very stretchable concept :)

Yes, if by dinner you mean get to Crown King by 5 and on the highway again by 8!

Maybe it won't snow this year haha. I'm excited for this run!
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZXterra410 on January 02, 2014, 08:22:05 AM
I suppose I should have said,

Barring any breakdowns/issues/traffic we should be back in time for dinner
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: sunny1881 on January 02, 2014, 09:41:46 AM
Disregard, don't think I should go with my bumper the way it is.

Whats wrong with your bumper? This trail isnt hard, especially if you dont do any obstacles.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: rushnrockt on January 03, 2014, 04:48:24 PM
I am bringing 2-3 people with me. My hope is to eventually convert at least one Russian into the religion of off-roading!
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on January 03, 2014, 05:29:22 PM
I am bringing 2-3 people with me. My hope is to eventually convert at least one Russian into the religion of off-roading!

The more the merrier! 
Title: Re:
Post by: timh on January 06, 2014, 09:00:59 AM
I just noticed that I am marked down as tentative. You can change that, we will be there for sure.

See everyone Saturday morning!

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Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: HBIII on January 07, 2014, 08:58:22 PM
I'm new to the state. This sounds like a good event to attend. Count me in!

Just made an intro post if you want to see my mods.

Hoping to get some good pics on this run for my build page.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: sunny1881 on January 07, 2014, 09:26:35 PM
^^^Cool CK is a great AZ trail (although some recent changes for us to discover this saturday) and AZXC has run it many times. 2nd year in a row for Kickoff Run.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Slapshotking09 on January 08, 2014, 12:33:56 AM
This is such a good turnout!!!! I'm so stoked!
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Slapshotking09 on January 09, 2014, 06:06:11 PM
Ok so two days out.

Ted, JD, Brute and XDevil are you confirmed? Haven't heard much from you in the past few days.

Hausaufgaben are you in for this weekend?

Everyone else I know is a go.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Rosie on January 09, 2014, 06:57:56 PM
I'm stoked for this run again. Should be a lot of new members there and that's great.

For the record, at the meet-up spot there's the Chevron station and it's not very big so we end up meeting by the McDonald's next door.

See you Saturday!
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: sunny1881 on January 09, 2014, 08:45:19 PM
Ted told me he wasnt making it, X needs some work.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZ-Ted on January 09, 2014, 09:45:01 PM
Ted told me he wasnt making it, X needs some work.

Yeah, I'm out.  X is not ready.  Instead, I'll be riding my ATV up north.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: rushnrockt on January 10, 2014, 12:18:04 AM
I'm stoked for this run again. Should be a lot of new members there and that's great.

For the record, at the meet-up spot there's the Chevron station and it's not very big so we end up meeting by the McDonald's next door.

See you Saturday!

Also, keep it on the trail :)

(http://i.imgur.com/LCfE4nNl.jpg)
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Slapshotking09 on January 10, 2014, 08:54:58 AM
haha^

Also, in case anyone does run late or can't attend last minute (tomorrow morning) here's my number. Don't wanna leave anyone behind.

See everyone at the McDonalds.

Vince
928 607 2013
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZXterra410 on January 10, 2014, 09:02:26 AM
Should be a fun day.

I stupidly agreed to go to a comedy show at 10pm tonight so if I am severely hungover and zombie-like in the morning you know why...

In any case, see you all tomorrow!
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on January 10, 2014, 10:51:58 AM
Will this be family friendly? If so, I can drag the family and make it. :)
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZXterra410 on January 10, 2014, 10:59:22 AM
For sure, we try to make all AZXC outings family friendly.
Title: Re: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Rosie on January 10, 2014, 11:06:51 AM
Hahahah I hear they flattened out that part... not my fault I slid down!

At least I didn't almost fall over the cliff. Lol.

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Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: sunny1881 on January 10, 2014, 12:29:00 PM
My 5 year old daughter will be with me...May have to stop for her to pee behind the bushes once or twice, lol  :o
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: jddirty on January 10, 2014, 05:53:01 PM
Ok so two days out.

Ted, JD, Brute and XDevil are you confirmed? Haven't heard much from you in the past few days.

Hausaufgaben are you in for this weekend?

Everyone else I know is a go.

I am confirmed Vince, gonna be run old Betsy the Dodge though, wifey is too far along to get in and out of her so the x is staying home.,
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Capt. Frank on January 10, 2014, 10:55:38 PM
I'm so disappointed, but I won't be able to make the run tomorrow. Contractors were supposed to finish a remodeling project in my house on Thursday but it's behind schedule and I will have to be home this weekend. This was going to be my first run with the group I was REALLY looking forward to it. Hope everyone has a great time. With the terrific weather we are enjoying this winter, perhaps we'll have another event soon!

Frank
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on January 11, 2014, 01:17:14 AM
I'm so disappointed, but I won't be able to make the run tomorrow. Contractors were supposed to finish a remodeling project in my house on Thursday but it's behind schedule and I will have to be home this weekend. This was going to be my first run with the group I was REALLY looking forward to it. Hope everyone has a great time. With the terrific weather we are enjoying this winter, perhaps we'll have another event soon!

Frank

We will miss you, see everyone soon, off to bed :)
Title: Re:
Post by: timh on January 11, 2014, 06:34:57 AM
Running late, leaving tucson now. Were going to haul ass, if were not there by 830 , you can start w/o us, we will catch up.

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Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: rushnrockt on January 11, 2014, 08:01:02 PM
Hope everyone had fun! I got towed from Chevron and had to leave my passengers to fend for themselves to get home, because AAA sent a truck only able to carry one passenger. For those wondering, apparently Uber can be helpful in those cases! Anyway, I hope I satisfied all the various Gods' requirements for someone's truck melting down on this trail and everything went smoothly afterward.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZ-Ted on January 11, 2014, 08:22:47 PM
^^what happened Mikhail?
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: rushnrockt on January 11, 2014, 08:48:25 PM
^^what happened Mikhail?

Blew up (partially it appears, but that doesn't really matter) rear diff on the third obstacle that I managed to do last year. Looking closer at it, seems like it washed out a bit and was tougher than last year. Usual MO, tire spinning (too much throttle from me), lands hard, CLANK. Thanks to the glorious president for going all the way back to the beginning of the trail with me!
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: sunny1881 on January 11, 2014, 08:55:30 PM
Keep us updated Mikhail, hope its not to bad, sounds like rear diff... Did it get worse on the street? Yes, thanks to Avi for riding back out with him! Avi did catch back up to us pretty quick.

I'll post all the pics I took sometime tomorrow.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: jddirty on January 12, 2014, 09:54:38 AM
Mikhail, stinks to here about the x, hope it can be a speedy recovery.  Avi, thanks for sacrificing your run to help Mikhail, feels good knowing that people are there to help when needed.  All in all, a great turnout yesterday, lots of new faces and families, and beautiful weather, very sad I missed out on the cheeseburger, but it was nice riding home solo with no dust but for the odd razor or jeep.  I had an awesome time and thank you for not beating me up about bringing the dodge. 
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Slapshotking09 on January 12, 2014, 10:01:39 AM
Mikhail, sorry about the X, keep us updated. Hopefully its not too expensive and a quick fix.

Avi, thanks for taking one for the team.

Rob, thanks for the decals.

Sunny/Andrew thanks for leading, tailgunning, and spotting people up obstacles that needed it.

Don't know who all were taking pics but thanks and upload those soon!

Great run/turnout guys! Good to see new faces and old.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on January 13, 2014, 08:23:09 AM
The family and I enjoyed ourselves, we definitely need to do more of these. I also convinced the wife we need to seriously upgrade the suspension. :)
Oh, and whoever was behind us after leaving the BumbleBee exit, sorry for the flying road debris.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on January 13, 2014, 08:36:38 AM
Flying road debris? I was behind you for a moment. Then I passed you, Rosie, and Avi. I was outta there fast.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on January 13, 2014, 08:38:04 AM
Yes, I failed to check the load tied up in the basket. We lost our son's camping chair.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: rushnrockt on January 13, 2014, 09:23:19 AM
It is indeed spider gears. The shop also brought up the idea of putting a different rear end altogether, so now I have to think harder than I wanted to about this! One of the mechanics brought up limited slip differential, but unless I am missed something, we don't have one out there for our trucks. And e-locker conversion is going to cost :( Anyway, glad that I at least know what's up.

Oh, and my current rental is a Chevy Traverse. That thing is a freaking boat.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: AZ-Ted on January 13, 2014, 07:36:28 PM
A lot of Nissan dealers won't sell just the internals - instead, they want to sell the entire assembly.  I got lucky and was able to buy Aaron and Natalie's e-locker to replace mine (they SAS'd their 2nd Gen Fronty).
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: sunny1881 on January 13, 2014, 09:28:18 PM
It is indeed spider gears. The shop also brought up the idea of putting a different rear end altogether, so now I have to think harder than I wanted to about this! One of the mechanics brought up limited slip differential, but unless I am missed something, we don't have one out there for our trucks. And e-locker conversion is going to cost :( Anyway, glad that I at least know what's up.

Oh, and my current rental is a Chevy Traverse. That thing is a freaking boat.

So whats the plan?

Could always throw an ARB locker in it like I did but not cheap.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Stoic V on January 14, 2014, 08:03:32 AM
Seemed like a good turn out.  I wish I could have gone.  I did tease myself by showing up and not going...  On the other hand, it was nice to meet some of you guys, and seeing your rigs.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on January 15, 2014, 02:04:43 AM
We raffled off the Trasharoo and 2 $25 Gift Cards to Rock Auto. 
Congratulations to Hammer for the Trasheroo, and to Sunny1881 and ODIII for winning the Gift Cards! 
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: sunny1881 on January 15, 2014, 03:47:49 PM
We raffled off the Trasharoo and 2 $25 Gift Cards to Rock Auto.  
Congratulations to Hammer for the Trasheroo, and to Sunny1881 and ODIII for winning the Gift Cards!  

Cool, dont have anything to purchase at the moment but I'll figure out something.

Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: rushnrockt on January 16, 2014, 08:29:21 AM
It is indeed spider gears. The shop also brought up the idea of putting a different rear end altogether, so now I have to think harder than I wanted to about this! One of the mechanics brought up limited slip differential, but unless I am missed something, we don't have one out there for our trucks. And e-locker conversion is going to cost :( Anyway, glad that I at least know what's up.

Oh, and my current rental is a Chevy Traverse. That thing is a freaking boat.

So whats the plan?

Could always throw an ARB locker in it like I did but not cheap.

After some internal argument with myself, went the "cheap" way of just having it fixed back to normal. Going through some painful divorce stuff, so financial priorities are a little different.

On a side topic, Chevy Traverse is one large truck, but I am digging the heated seats! And remote engine start! And how freaking smooth it is relative to our tractor-terras.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: rushnrockt on January 20, 2014, 01:27:05 PM
$800 later I am all fixed! Who's up for Crown King again? :)
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: HBIII on January 20, 2014, 01:56:20 PM
$800 later I am all fixed! Who's up for Crown King again? :)

Still trying to clean all the dust out from the last run!   :D
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: Rosie on January 20, 2014, 02:14:30 PM
$800 later I am all fixed! Who's up for Crown King again? :)

Still trying to clean all the dust out from the last run!   :D

Haha yeah just wait until it gets even dryer this summer... my dash is just a nice brown color all year long. I need to put up my pictures still.
Title: Re: AZXC 2014 Kickoff Run
Post by: rushnrockt on January 23, 2014, 02:05:51 PM
$800 later I am all fixed! Who's up for Crown King again? :)

Still trying to clean all the dust out from the last run!   :D

Well, go again BEFORE cleaning it? :)