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thenimirra
07-09-2011, 12:49 PM
I sell my Landcruiser and get a newer one or a Jeep even? I love this group and the welcome I received as a new wheeler. But I really think a Jeep is in my future and I want to continue being a member here?

ttubb
07-09-2011, 05:13 PM
I don't think you will be the first to be thinking that way.....see

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=16032

You may have to put a Toyota emblem on somewhere....T

Uncle Ben
07-09-2011, 05:20 PM
I don't think you will be the first to be thinking that way.....see

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=16032

You may have to put a Toyota emblem on somewhere....T



From the history page of the Home Page....

"Rising Sun was founded by a few guys that had Land Cruisers and belonged to other 4 wheel drive clubs that were mostly Jeep owners. They got tired of the ridicule and all the "special deals" on parts that only pertained to Jeeps, and nothing for the FJ-40's and pickups they drove. So enough was enough, and in March 1981 The Rising Sun 4 Wheel Drive Club of Colorado, Inc. was born.

Our membership requirements are simple: you must be a Toyota 4x4 owner, come to one meeting, and one event, write a short bio about your vehicle, be voted in, and pay our annual dues of $60. Our meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM at Stevinson West Toyota, located at 780 Indiana St near Colorado Mills Mall between 6th Ave and Colfax. Please park on the south side. Meeting in the 2nd floor conference room.

Most of our members live in the Denver Metro area, although we do have a few members scattered in the smaller towns of Colorado and a handful that live out of state. Our membership is 75% Land Cruisers (various models) and some pickups and 4Runners, etc. The vehicles range from stock to heavily modified. We do trails that range from easy and scenic to wild and crazy. There's something for everyone.

The Rising Sun 4 Wheel Drive Club of Colorado is a family oriented, conservation-minded organization, devoted to several goals:

Link to: Rising Sun Bylaws

HAVING FUN: 4 wheeling and getting together with people who all have a common interest.

VEHICLE INFORMATION: Using, maintaining and modifying our Toyota 4x4's. We share information on the latest products, and how to keep our vehicles going.

SAFETY: Traveling in numbers is safer, not only as far as breakdowns go, but in case of emergencies. Being aware of things like safety maintenance, first aid kits, fire extinguishers and necessary 4 wheeling equipment is stressed.

CONSERVATION/KEEPING LANDS OPEN: We believe in protecting public lands for the public, and not from the public. We believe in trail preservation, treading lightly, staying on designated trails, and leaving the areas we visit cleaner than when we got there. We also have our own Adopt-a-Trail (Argentine Pass and Jenny Creek) that we visit and do maintenance at least once a year.

CLUB RUNS: We have several annual runs that the club does each year. We do Moab, a Ghost Town Run, Ouray-Silverton-Teluride, the Triple Bypass (3 passes in a day). And a few day trips that are organized during the year. Our other annual event is our wheel bearing packing party. We all get together a few weeks before Moab to repack the front ends, change 90 wt, fix other small things, and make sure everything is tight. We get a substantial discount from one of our club sponsors, Larry Miller Toyota, on the clubs' parts order.

So what are the advantages of membership?

You'll learn to drive safely and responsibly off road. Safety of having others to help you on club sponsored trips. Discover new places to 4 wheel in Colorado and Utah. Community service through the Adopt-a-Trail program. Work cooperatives on member vehicles. Technical help from members. Discounts on new parts through club sponsors. Used parts through the membership network. Annual wheel bearing packing party with HEAVY discounts on parts, grease and oil. Informative monthly newsletter. Membership in Colorado Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs, Incorporated. Membership in United 4WD Association. This is our voice in Washington DC. You get a quarterly newsletter with both."

RedCreeper
07-09-2011, 06:26 PM
I maybe rubbing off on people.... haha

Welcome to the other side. Take a look at my sig line.... You will get razzed but all in good fun. The folks here are a top notched group of folks no matter what you drive. They just like the rice a little better. hehe.

Red_Chili
07-10-2011, 09:34 AM
Of COURSE we won't hate you! We will feel honored you wanna hang with us.

thenimirra
07-11-2011, 12:24 PM
sweet. You guys rock, and if I get a Jeep, I will definitely get a Toyota sticker.

MDH33
07-17-2011, 11:11 PM
Of course we won't hate you. (but you're asking for lots of jabs if you go with a *eep over a Cruiser.) ;)


If you do decide to sell your 40, please list it here on our forum first. It would be great to see it on the trail piloted by someone from the club. A cruiser of that vintage and in such nice condition deserves to be restored and driven. :)

DenCo40
07-19-2011, 01:24 PM
If you get a Jeep you will be lost in the sea of Jeeps and lose your FJ40 celebrity status.

Snowrun
07-21-2011, 04:45 PM
This thread is so funny because I just sold my Jeep to buy an LX470.

nuclearlemon
07-21-2011, 06:51 PM
This thread is so funny because I just sold my Jeep to buy an LX470.

details?

Snowrun
07-21-2011, 09:26 PM
We traded in the Jeep for a 1999 LX470(It's gonna need some work) 138k miles(I will get pics). After taking a road trip in the 80 for the last 2 weeks the wife saw the light as to why we all love Toyota's.
(it doesn't hurt that it has heated leather seats and a Lexus symbol on the back).
We bought the Jeep off the lot and it has been trouble from that day on. (blow head gasket in the first 500 miles and now the transmission is slipping and the rear diff is chewing itself up after 100K miles).

L43dean
07-22-2011, 06:29 PM
sweet. You guys rock, and if I get a Jeep, I will definitely get a Toyota sticker.

If you buy a Jeep and get a Toyota sticker, Oh The Humanity!!!, whatever you do please do not put the sticker on the Jeep.

L43dean
07-23-2011, 01:27 PM
Sincerely, with all bad TV references aside, are you looking to find a rig to just drive and wheel? And get away from the 48 year old caked on grease and broken bolts. When you work on your 40 do you feel like your bringing it back from the edge? Could you imagine yourself buying something from this decade and then wrench on the 40 in your dreams and spare time like some of the rest of us? Time to start paging through an old Specter catalogue maybe. Wait I know, go to the "LandCruiser Heritage Site" That i'll fix you right up! Dean