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#1 NV Zeno

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 07:43 PM

OK, I'll start..

First off, I'd like to thank all that put effort, sweat, time and money into getting this year's show going (and successful, I might add): :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: !!

That firewood was a nice touch, I hope our donations covered the cost.

As usual, it was an absolute pleasure to drive a 25 year-old non-A/C car a great distance and back to attend this year's meet..well organized, a beautiful setting, and a great turnout.

Met an East Coast member (WagonsOnly), along with some others that are more "local" (western half of USA) that I'm sure will become "regulars".

Here are some numbers I made:
Total trip miles: 1630 (311,844 out, 313,474 now:headbang: ).
Average gas mileage for the trip: 26.7
Best MPG on a tank: 31.7(!!)
Total parts lost or broken on the trails: 1 (broken tail light)
Times stuck on the trails: 3 (thanks Subynut and David for pulling me out)
Awards won this year: 0 (:lol:)
Times I was talked into going through a puddle/mudhole thought to be too deep: 3 (thanks CrazyD and Renaissance Man)
I thought of more this morning during the trip home, but I've lost'em:banghead: .

Frank (Fishnidiot), I didn't realize you were there, I have your parts..would have been good to meet you and do our business in person.

And thanks to Mike (Renaissance Man) and his bud for helping do a quick "pre-failure" clutch cable swap on Sunday:clap: .

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#2 suberdave

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 09:37 PM

Awesome to see you made it home... now just hope the AZ guys and gal make it home as you did.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:21 AM

Frank (Fishnidiot), I didn't realize you were there, I have your parts..would have been good to meet you and do our business in person.

Sorry I missed you too, having my sidekick Odie with me kept me pretty busy going from bush to bush all day. He can't pass a tree or another dog without stopping. Send me a PM and we'll get the parts figured out. I wish I would have gone up with the others when they went up into the trails, I'd have crossed paths with you for sure then. I got to explore for a few after the awards and that place is AWESOME!!!!:headbang: Good to hear you made it home safely, I can always look foward to meeting you at next years show!! Frank (fshnidiot)

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:08 PM

Dave..
what can i say....those are some great pics..:clap: :clap: :clap:
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#5 pheonix165

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:16 PM

while i was there...i slept through most of the show :mad:

we showed up at about 130am saturday morning, i didn't get my tent set up until about 330am and i got up at 7am. went to have a nap after the rallyx at about 330pm and didn't wake up again until 730am sunday morning...

i had a good time but man i wish i had seen more...

#6 Bucky92

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 05:53 PM

All the pics I have seen really make me want to come out there even more...Not sure if I would want to bring out my XT6 ( cause its so different) or drive my new /old Impreza out...or fly out and bring home a lifted EA82 4 WD DR 5 spd wagon

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:11 PM

Had a great time. Was good to meet some of the board members in person. Extra thanks to Noahdl88 (Cut down my Ej harness) Now I am out of excuses for my ej swap.
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#8 Flowmastered87GL

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:08 AM

nice to see everyone there, sorry I had to split early sunday... but I had to go to work... a little hung over on the drive home... but made it

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:52 AM

Yes, another excellent job to eveyone that helped out.:clap::clap::clap: That has got to be the best location, yet. Excelent choice!
A many thanks to the FlingPu guys for helping me get the muffler back where it belongs after I lost it in the RallyCross.:clap: Also, thanks Qman for helping my sister get her roo turned around on that trail. PNW mud is far different than Arizona sand and rocks. Thank you, Zap for yanking me up that same trail, your
'yota rocks!:headbang:
It was great talking to you guys in person again: NV Zeno, Suberdave, Subieman, Jibs, and CrazyD. NV Zeno: another great drive with you, great fun!:banana:

Now, on to the bad news: no, we didn't quite make it home. David lost a t-belt about a mile from Beatty, NV, towed it to town. There's no parts place for about 60 miles and the crank pully wont come off. Thankfully, help is on it's way and we are currently sitting in the Stagecoach Hotel. So, we have shelter, food, and TV to keep us busy while we wait.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 04:22 AM

What blast! I've been to 4 shows now....It just keeps gettin' better!
Thanks to all who made it happen!!!:banana:

A buddy of mine from Orcas Is. came over in his '04 outback mystic blue like mine...I got some great pics when we cruised up high on the FS rds...and were treated to the Olympics and Mt.Rainier...

Thx, Richie for bringin' that WCSS8 sweatshirt ...It made for a warmer night given I forgot my sleepn bag...DOH! I was toasty in subie style!

I gave SJR a light so he could work...We camped together with his famiily and was a great time...!:headbang:

I wheeled abit both days...as well. Great to see some old friends and meet new ones...

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 02:09 PM

Scoobyclimbs... you forgot to tell everyone what you scored from the raffle! :clap:

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 02:41 PM

I've been sitting here (all morning actually) thinking about the Show and what could make it better.
We need to set it up around a 3 day weekend!
It was like going to Disneyland, there wasnt enough time for me to see and meet all that were there......and still go out and hit the trails. And if my RX was broke in, I would have been out doing the RallyX also.
So, definatly, we need a longer meet.
The ones that felt like there was nothing to do?.......phhhtttt:-p
Thats your problem:rolleyes:

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 03:40 PM

I've been sitting here (all morning actually) thinking about the Show and what could make it better.
We need to set it up around a 3 day weekend!
It was like going to Disneyland, there wasnt enough time for me to see and meet all that were there......and still go out and hit the trails. And if my RX was broke in, I would have been out doing the RallyX also.
So, definatly, we need a longer meet.
The ones that felt like there was nothing to do?.......phhhtttt:-p
Thats your problem:rolleyes:

ohhhhhhhhhh yea.....:lol:

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 04:57 PM

Dave..
what can i say....those are some great pics..:clap: :clap: :clap:
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nice meeting you... -Dalton

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 05:02 PM

Times I was talked into going through a puddle/mudhole thought to be too deep: 3 (thanks CrazyD and Renaissance Man)

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:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: i had a great time. this was the best show so far (out of my past experiences wcss7, 8, and 9) thanks dave and mike for letting me drive the soobs, i was going crazy and i needed my fix so thank you and ill see you both at next years show in whatever soob i have(hopefully a brat) :rolleyes:

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 05:10 PM

nice meeting you... -Dalton

you too Dalton.....:headbang:

#17 pheonix165

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 01:32 AM

We need to set it up around a 3 day weekend!


i was totally willing to stay for an extra day (which would have been even better considering the 550km drive down)

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:51 AM

Scoobyclimbs... you forgot to tell everyone what you scored from the raffle! :clap:


Oh yeah...my $10 raffle tickets got me something to roll with...:burnout: I about shat myself...!
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:22 AM

I've been sitting here (all morning actually) thinking about the Show and what could make it better.
We need to set it up around a 3 day weekend!
It was like going to Disneyland, there wasnt enough time for me to see and meet all that were there......and still go out and hit the trails. And if my RX was broke in, I would have been out doing the RallyX also.
So, definatly, we need a longer meet.
The ones that felt like there was nothing to do?.......phhhtttt:-p
Thats your problem:rolleyes:


I had a blast just doin cookies with my coupe on the mudflat and rockin up and down the hill... Who says lowered Subarus can't go have fun in the mud too:grin:

Also, I wasn't present at a couple of shows in the past but I heard that there was also a swap meet type of deal at one of them. Be great to have people bring parts and such to try and sell. I know I'm in the market for a new set of rims.

#20 Turbone

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 01:40 AM

I brought some parts, just didnt advertise it. Wasnt in camp enough to hawk em anyways:rolleyes:

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 01:48 AM

Oh yeah...my $10 raffle tickets got me something to roll with...:burnout: I about shat myself...!
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I'll give you $15 plus shipping, lol

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 01:58 AM

This sums up my experience.

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Too bad I discovered that I tweaked one of my wheels once I washed the mud off.

#23 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 02:24 AM

Hey Craig ,

Nice !two tone leggy ya got there!!!
Give Paul @ Primitive a call he's got a few laying around. I got one from him a few months ago that I tweaked as well. Real bummer....I think the stock WRX rims are abit on the weak side....(soft) .:dead:

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 08:37 AM

This sums up my experience.

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Too bad I discovered that I tweaked one of my wheels once I washed the mud off.

Wait until you find the mud underneath. It took me almost two hours with the pressure washer to get the underside "reasonable". I couldn't believe how much mud was caked on the underside after just 5 under one minute runs!

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:41 AM

It took me a hour and $20 at the car wash to do the Hatch. It was easier for me because I have the clearance underneath, but I think I had 3 times the mud. $5 of the $20 was spent cleaning the bay after I was done:-p




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