SAS Solid Axle Summit #4 Official Thread 2020 (2 Viewers)

SAS #4 Color Choices

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Nov 30, 2009
Amarillo Tx.
Official Solid Axle Summit #4 - Dates 08/03/2020 – 08/07/2020

Solid Axle Summit is a loosely organized meet up of any Toyota 4X4 vehicle that is equipped with a Solid Front Axle. Any Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Mini Truck aka Hilux. Anything that has been Solid Axle swapped is welcome also. Our purpose is to get a great group of like-minded Toyota enthusiasts in one spot from all parts of this Mud Community together for one week to do what these vehicles were made to do. Drive several hundred or thousands of miles, wheel some of the most Iconic trails and see amazing scenery from altitudes as high as high as 13,130’ in the majestic San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Then drive them to your next destination. We will have experienced trail leaders for those of you who are new to the area.

Trails will include but will not be limited to Imogene Pass, Alpine Loop, Engineer Pass, Cork Screw Pass, California Pass, Stoney Pass, Governors Basin, Yankee Boy Basin, Animas Forks, Poughkeepsie Gulch and last but not least Black Bear Pass. All the trails we will be leading require a good mechanically sound vehicle, please have your brakes and tires in proper order. All but Poughkeepsie Gulch are easily done with minor lift, good tires and the ability to drive off road. We feel most people that have these old trucks and are willing to drive them here have what it takes to successfully navigate the trails. I can assure you that if you have any issues while in attendance we will have some of, if not the best, group of Mud people with tools and skills to get you back on line.

This is a Family Friendly event, please bring your kids. SAS is a Family Reunion of sorts. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new people each year. Pets are welcome as well as long as they are people and other pet friendly. We don’t want you to leave the Fur Kids out of the fun.

We do not provide meals so please plan accordingly. KOA Ouray has a restaurant on sight that has breakfast and dinner. The town of Ouray has many places to eat and many trails will have a lunch destination in Silverton, Telluride, Ridgeway or Lake City. Supplies are readily available also, Groceries, gas, diesel, and there is a well-stocked Ace Hardware on main street.

The Jade Bean will be a sponsor again brewing his tasty coffee for all attendees every morning on site. Show up at his Coffee Trailer with cup in hand and enjoy. Many thanks Daniel for providing his fresh ground coffee to get our day started off.

If you can’t attend the whole week please plan on coming anyway. We don’t want to limit your attendance by having a set schedule. The only thing set in stone will be a Group Photo and small raffle on Wednesday night. This allows late arrival or early departure since many have two or three days of travel to get to SAS.

Enthusiasm for this event has grown each year and our goal is to keep SAS as “grass roots” as possible. With that in mind, SAS #3 was limited to 75 vehicles and sold out in 7 days! This year we are once again limiting the event to a maximum of 75 vehicles. When we sell out, a waiting list will be implemented. Please understand that this limitation is to avoid having to apply and pay for expensive permits and other red tape from the local government and municipalities.

SAS is a “first come” registration opportunity offered only on the IH8Mud Forum. Your registration (once confirmed) will be posted on page #2 of this thread. I will keep a waitlist when the max is reached. If a spot becomes available, the next person in line will be offered a spot. A list of attendees will be maintained below this post so you can verify your status.

We have learned a few things the past few years, ways to make registration much more efficient on our end. Our new sign up page is located here.

You will be asked to enter a case sensitive trip code. Enter the following code:


Please list your Mud Username under the Nickname heading. Once registered, you can enter other required information. Be sure to add ALL passengers in your party, BEFORE making a payment. Your spot will not be confirmed until your payment is processed.

We have raised the base entry cost to $99, this will include one event shirt, a trail flag, a swag bag with stickers, grill badge, one raffle ticket, a patch and a few goodies that we are still working on.

When ordering shirts please also include the size requested.

Due to popular demand, some additional items are available this year as well:

  • Women’s Cut T-Shirts
  • Long-sleeved T-Shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Hoodies
  • 8 X 10 Group Photo that will be mailed to your address.
Finally, discounted bulk raffle tickets will be offered online when you register. Tickets will also be available for purchase onsite, however, no discount will be available onsite.


Lodging/campsite reservations are NOT included with your online registration. It is your sole responsibility to arrange for your own accommodations for your stay in Ouray. There are many options available, but the Ouray KOA will be the main gathering place once again. Please contact the KOA directly to secure a spot. Be sure to mention that you are with Solid Axle Summit #4 so they can place accordingly.

With the new registration I am hoping all goes without a hitch but you can still contact myself or Ryan @CaptClose through PM or through

One of my favorite new traditions is that attendees get to vote on the color of this year’s trail flags and shirts. A poll will be available at the top of the page like last year. Your choices are FJ40 colors, we will remove the previous years color from the list and continue until the list moves to FJ60 colors. So please vote when you register. The poll will be open for as long as it allows.

It has been decided that FJ40 is going to be the vehicle to spotlight for SAS #4. If you have a roadworthy FJ40 please consider bringing it. However, as long as you bring a Solid Axle Toyota you will be welcome.

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Nov 30, 2009
Amarillo Tx.
The registration page has been closed at this time but those registered can still access their acct info.
A waitlist will be started asap. Please send your name, Mudusername, state, shirtsize and vehicle registering to

When a open spot becomes available we will contact each person on the waitlist in order of application. Each applicant has first refusal and we will contact the next person.

If just your actual name appears please contact me so I can list your Mudname. Include your state and vehicle info please.

States Attending:
AL -3
AR -1
AZ -2
CA -9
CO -10
GA -2
IL -1
IN -1
KS -4
MA -1
MO -4
MN -1
MS -1
NM -4
OK -1
VA -1
UT -3
WA -2

Solid Axle Vehicles Attending:
FJ40 -19
FJ60 -12
HJ61 -1
FJ62 -8
BJ70 -1
BJ74 -1
FJ80 -14
LX450 -2
HJ141 -1

Attendees for 2019 ♥ 4 year ♣ 3 year ♦ 2 year

Attending Sponsors:
@dogfishlakeBowfin Cruisers | Michigan, USA
@The Jade BeanThe Jade Bean
Classic Cruisers Classic Cruisers Toyota Land Cruiser Specialists
@Parkair310Cruiser Convoy
@nakman Roof Racks — Gamiviti
@samc2447Well Built, Finely Tuned, Classic 4 wheel drive

SAS #4 Attendees:
@Jason hansen
@John McVicker
@mesa man
Greg Mertz ♣
@The Eradicator
@GA Architect
@The Phoenician
@Manitou Decline
@Will Van
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