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Old April 19th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #1
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New to forum, not to wheeling

Well I'd like to introduce myself to the forum. My name is Frank and I own a small off road business, www.sdori.com. My wife and I are relocating to Illinois from.. (I can't wait to see the responses...) San Diego. Yes I got a great job here and that's why we are moving.

I hope to find some fun trails that are not so muddy out this way. Mud is just not my thing. Now rocks and sand, that's another story. We like to camp and wheel and I hope we can do some of that this summer.

I drive a 1994 4runner that's in the process of being built up. It's got 33 BFG AT's, 5.71's, rear Truetrac, front BJ Spacers, Rear Coil Spacers, Marlin rear bumper (needed that tow hitch to pull the trailer out here.). It has other stuff too and needs much more to be "there".

That's about it for now.

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Old April 20th, 2008, 10:11 AM   #2
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Old April 20th, 2008, 12:48 PM   #3
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Old April 20th, 2008, 05:51 PM   #4
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Old April 21st, 2008, 09:24 AM   #5
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Old April 21st, 2008, 09:26 AM   #6
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Old April 21st, 2008, 09:26 AM   #7
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Are you moving your business out here also?

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Old April 21st, 2008, 06:15 PM   #8
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Yep, sure am moving the business. When I get my garage decked out I hope to wrap up the 2nd gen 'yota's and move on to something else.

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Old April 21st, 2008, 06:18 PM   #9
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I used to livein that area, about 25-30 years ago.

You ever wheel near Ramona, or near Ocatillo Wells?
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Old April 21st, 2008, 08:08 PM   #10
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Old May 11th, 2008, 03:38 PM   #11
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Old May 11th, 2008, 03:38 PM   #12
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Old May 11th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #13
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I used to livein that area, about 25-30 years ago.

You ever wheel near Ramona, or near Ocatillo Wells?
Oh yeah, much fun. Corral Canyon, Ocatillo, Palo Verde, great places to wheel and explore. I like them so much I am dead set on finding a beater and leaving it in San Diego so I can visit and wheel them.

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Old May 23rd, 2008, 01:20 PM   #14
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Old May 26th, 2008, 04:56 PM   #15
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Hi Frank, welcome. Yeah you're backwards, most people move to, not from SD. Have you ever been to Glamis? Check out The Silver Lake Sand Dunes sometime this summer.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 05:18 PM   #16
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Hi Frank, welcome. Yeah you're backwards, most people move to, not from SD. Have you ever been to Glamis? Check out The Silver Lake Sand Dunes sometime this summer.
Yeah, people are like "You're moving where?". It's all good.

I have a friend where I'll be working to likes to head to Silver Lake and we're going to hit that up this summer. Sand is a blast. I haven't been in the dunes since I regeared and got larger tires. It should be fun.

I have my motorcycles in my trailer (was a Toy 4x4 pick up at one time) and will do final packing tomorrow. I hit the road Wed early. I think I'll take the northern route through Colorado but I'm torn between that and the 40. The northern route looks to have lower temps but I have to climb the Rockies at a high point. Not sure about the climbs in the southern route.

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Old May 26th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #17
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Old May 26th, 2008, 05:46 PM   #18
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Welcome!!

How about some pics of the Runner??
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Old May 27th, 2008, 08:30 AM   #19
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Welcome!!

How about some pics of the Runner??

Good idea! Here's a few.

The wife catching some air...



Approaching a rock pile in Corral Canyon



With worn out 31's.



After



I have a Marlin rear bumper now too.

Frank

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Old May 27th, 2008, 09:56 AM   #20
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Nice Runner! That got the 3.0 or 3.4? I can't remember what year they started the 3.4.

I had a '91 4Runner pretty much all stock except for some BFG ATs on some aluminum wheels.My Taco is getting a Marlin Crawler bumper soon too.

Nice to see another Toy here!

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