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Introduction Thread...Who are you, and what do you drive?

Discussion in 'PA- Keystone Cruisers' started by Crusha, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. kevinrfoote

    kevinrfoote

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    Howdy Keystone Cruisers! I'm new to the area, but not to FJs.

    I have just moved to PA from the High Rockies of Colorado (tears are flowing). My doormat was at 8,250' and I could get to Moab in 3+ hours and to great mountain trails in minutes. The transition is a bit of a culture shock, but I'm excited to see as many FJs on the road as I do. I'm looking forward to rompin' with some of the members of this forum and the people I've met through the FJCruiser forum.

    I'm on my second FJ. I currently own a 2013 TTSE with some mods - and I'm upgrading slowly from the "mall cruiser" it was when I bought it last Fall (good deal & low miles from Tx).

    First first FJ (and first love), was a beautiful and sturdy Sun Fusion '08 with enough mods to make it Moab and Mountain worthy. It had a 6 speed MT and a TRD supercharger. Sadly (RIP), it lost a battle with a herd of elk on I70 near my home in Eagle, County.

    I'm mechanically inclined but don't have the tools to do work myself, so I have to rely on good folks and honest shops. Thank you to @Joabmc from the FJCruiser forum (and here) who has connected me with some people already. Also, a kind soul put the Keystone-Cruiser info card on my windshield.

    I hope to meet many of you in the near future.

    Of course, I've got to share some pics. Sorry for the quality, but I get excited sometimes!

    Sunrise shot at 11,500' near my CO home

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    One of my last Moab trips in July. This is at "Thelma and Louise Point", where the movie had the epic final scene. This is a someone unpublished point on Potash Road, just before the official start of White Rim Road in Canyonlands NP.

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    Around the corner from my CO home... Beaver Creek ski resort in the background.

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    Decorating for the Christmas spirit. They're still on my rig and working!

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    Fun on the Schaffer Swithback Trail, exiting White Rim, in my '08 Sun Fusion

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    Don't do this. Results of a crappy, mall cruiser "lift". Long story, but lessons learned. New UCAs and a proper lift is now installed.

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    My daughter learned to drive at age 12 in a manual transmission on off-road trails in Moab and CO. She's probably logged 100 hours with a clutch. All "legal" on BLM roads, where 8 y.o.s can drive OHVs.

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  2. Crusha

    Crusha Self-censoring my mud posts... SILVER Star

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    Welcome @kevinrfoote ! :cheers:
    Go here to officially join. Great pics and nice truck! We have a few FJC's in the club. We generally get together every second Saturday to wheel. There are a few off road parks in the area, Rausch Creek and AOAA. Wheeling will be a LOT different than CO and Moab. Most of our wheeling is in the woods. Some members in the club have been out to Moab and CO more than once, and a group of us just got back from eight days in CO.:steer:
     
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  3. joabmc

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    Glad to see you made it @kevinrfoote! Hope to link up with you on the trails soon. Great pics and intro!
     
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  4. jamarquardt22

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    You will find east coast wheeling to be a totally different experience from where your from. It's not as open and seenic but I feel it can be very challenging. It will test you and your rig both.
     
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  5. dci blair

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    Hi Kevin. Card was from me when you were at the shop.
     
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  6. Crusha

    Crusha Self-censoring my mud posts... SILVER Star

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    @dci blair, seeing the rigs that pass through your shop, I think you may need more cards...PM me and I'll get some on their way.
     
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    dci blair

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    I still have quite a few left. @Pacer gave me a nice stack back at the meeting. I wouldn't mind grabbing more at the fall crawl, I should be able to hold out until then.
     
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  8. caz

    caz Keystone Cruisers SILVER Star

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    Don't you two live like 5 miles apart?
     
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  9. dci blair

    dci blair

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    Not quite that close. More like 10. :hillbilly:
     
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