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4x4 Weekend in Iowa (pics posted)
Posted 20 August 2003 - 12:29 PM
Castana Trail Ride
Posted 20 August 2003 - 02:06 PM
If I could get some real life crap out of the way I could even drive my rig down but I wont be holding my breath.
I'll check in here after I know if I can make it or not.
Posted 02 September 2003 - 11:03 AM
I have half of my lift kit in and still making progress every day. 3 weeks should be enough to get her Highway and Trail ready. Looks like about a 4-5 hour drive by this map. http://maps.yahoo.co...&resize=s&mag=5
Do you recomed the camp grounds or would a hotel be more suiting? Some camp grounds are uh.. pretty rough Hope to see you there and I'll report back as more details emerge.
Posted 02 September 2003 - 11:43 AM
this will be my first time there...
have you already registered?
I'm still trying to get my rig ready as well. it goes in for custom bumpers and skid plate this week....
I really have no idea of what to expect from this weekend....
should be fun though.....
I'm gonna be "tenting" it with my 5 year old son....
Be sure you have all the safety check things, as apparently they do check everything pretty good....
Posted 02 September 2003 - 12:00 PM
what sort of safety details are required?
and what else should i bring?
box stock virgin *blush* 86 hatch 4x4 on 13's
was an avid murdercycle roadracer for years,
but new to cars in the dirt...
Posted 02 September 2003 - 12:16 PM
The registration fee is I think $75.00
This is the place where it's held...
Registration Form (PDF file, right click and save)
Pics from the 2002 Event
pics from July 4, 2001
pics from 2001 Fundraiser Event
pics from the 2000 Event
pics from 1999 event
Posted 02 September 2003 - 12:42 PM
you'll have it done by then. all subarus? or a mix? do i have to register before then?
Posted 02 September 2003 - 01:08 PM
Posted 02 September 2003 - 01:16 PM
Posted 02 September 2003 - 03:27 PM
Subu luvr : great we can all caravan down. safety in numbers I say Your hatch will do fine towing me home... i mean in the dirt
Archemitis: since your rig is pretty much ready to go can you be on spare parts detail? i have a feeling we will need axles and alternaters! LOL I only have one spare axle assembly. We'll talk about that more tho later.
Posted 02 September 2003 - 03:42 PM
Posted 02 September 2003 - 03:52 PM
now that I think about it... if I cant fit on these tires I got I'll be on 13"s too!!! unless I can find somethign at a junkyard...
Posted 02 September 2003 - 04:15 PM
anyone want to buy a set of 4 wagon wheels with good rubber?
is there a 15" in the house?
Posted 02 September 2003 - 04:56 PM
Posted 02 September 2003 - 05:18 PM
Posted 02 September 2003 - 07:38 PM
MC most of those rigs look like they are built for rockwalling and mud. that terain looks great for subarus to slide along on floorboards (thats why subies are slooth underneath). or are the pics misleading?
Posted 02 September 2003 - 08:37 PM
Posted 03 September 2003 - 08:38 AM
Posted 03 September 2003 - 08:40 AM
I need to go out and get my hookless tow strap yet, and some of the other inspection items...
I want to make sure I don't get turned away
Posted 03 September 2003 - 09:46 AM
it's probably about a 2 hour drive for me...
which would make it about 10 for Kurt...might be faster for you Kurt if you could get a quick way over to I-29...
Posted 04 September 2003 - 09:03 PM
Posted 05 September 2003 - 12:20 AM
Kick some.... butt though!
Posted 05 September 2003 - 07:52 AM
First is the finantial situation. I'll be spending about $200 just to get my rig upto par (rear struts, exhuast, tire dismount/mount/balance, misc parts). I figure about $60 in gas just for getting there and back. Another $25 or so in food. Then $75 to register there. $xx.xx in whatever breaks/goes wrong. It ads up fast.
It sounds like McBrat would be the only other subaru guy there with the possibility of Syrinx and Subu Luvr. I'm sure the other club guys are great but if we are just gonna meet one maybe 2 other USMB members hell I could make a road trip to Iowa and do that for alot less $ I also have little REAL trail experience and being that I'm so far from home I wouldnt really be wheeling that hard.
Sounds like just a few of us localy are going to go to Northfield MN (about 40 miles south of the cities) where an old farmer now runs a small ORV park. We prolly wont even camp so it will be a $20 trip in gas and entry fee. This will be a more realistic trail run to break in both me and my battle wagon.
Peace and good luck on the trail!
ps take pics so i know just what I missed!!
Posted 05 September 2003 - 08:31 AM
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