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BogusBlake
08-16-2007, 10:33 PM
Howdy folks-

My name is Blake and I'm moving to the Denver area in about 3 weeks. My wife and I and our dogs really enjoy getting way out there and seeing stuff off the beaten path. We've done all our wheeling in Arizona so far, but we're really looking forward to exploring some new ground!

Here are the rigs:

For hard stuff- '85 Toyota (based) rock buggy: started life as an XtraCab pickup. I let the rocks tell me what to cut off. It has the usual crawler stuff- Marlin dual adapter, 30 spline Longfields, Locked front, spooled rear, a bunch of tube. I did all the work myself. Here's my build-up: http://wheelingarizona.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4627

http://wheelingarizona.com/forums/download.php?id=7531
http://wheelingarizona.com/forums/files/thumbs/t_dsc02316_672.jpg

For towing the buggy and camping / exploring trips, I wheel an '04 Tacoma Double Cab. It's pretty much stock except for a few functional modifications- Tundra brakes, rock sliders, trans cooler, 2m/70cm radio.
Here's the build-up: http://expeditionportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3489

http://expeditionportal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4722&d=1166411368

http://expeditionportal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4706&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1179120152

Can't wait to get up there and meet some folks to wheel with!

Rezarf
08-16-2007, 10:41 PM
Welcome, we hope to see you on the trail and at a meeting sometime soon, where in Denver are you moving to?

Drew

BogusBlake
08-16-2007, 10:44 PM
Welcome, we hope to see you on the trail and at a meeting sometime soon, where in Denver are you moving to?

Drew

My job's in Littleton, but I don't know where I'll be living yet.

nakman
08-16-2007, 11:04 PM
Welcome! How does that Taco do hauling the rock crawler? and which truck has the 2m rig? ;)

BogusBlake
08-16-2007, 11:08 PM
Welcome! How does that Taco do hauling the rock crawler? and which truck has the 2m rig? ;)

The Taco flat tows the buggy pretty well, especially with the Tundra brakes. We don't have many long hills around here though. The Taco also has the ham.

Romer
08-17-2007, 07:23 AM
Welcome. Littleton is on the south side of the metro area. There are quite a few of us in that part of town. Let us know if you have any questions on locations, schools etc.

Hulk
08-17-2007, 09:22 AM
Welcome. Littleton is on the south side of the metro area. There are quite a few of us in that part of town. Let us know if you have any questions on locations, schools etc.

X2. Welcome!

corsair23
08-17-2007, 01:38 PM
The Taco flat tows the buggy pretty well, especially with the Tundra brakes. We don't have many long hills around here though. The Taco also has the ham.

Welcome :thumb:

Ever towed the buggy in Colorado? Might be a different experience for you for sure :D. Take the power you have now, lose 25%, and that is about what you'll have when you arrive. :cool:

BogusBlake
08-17-2007, 03:22 PM
Welcome :thumb:

Ever towed the buggy in Colorado? Might be a different experience for you for sure :D. Take the power you have now, lose 25%, and that is about what you'll have when you arrive. :cool:

Uh-oh. Maybe it's time for that supercharger...:bolt:

RockRunner
08-19-2007, 10:50 AM
Welcome to the board and Littleton maybe. Like they said earlier there are a few of us that live down south. Where are you going to be working? Littleton is locatedin 5 different counties so it covers a pretty large area.

Hope to see youon the trail soon.

ginericLC
08-19-2007, 12:18 PM
Welcome :thumb:

Ever towed the buggy in Colorado? Might be a different experience for you for sure :D. Take the power you have now, lose 25%, and that is about what you'll have when you arrive. :cool:

HA! 25% is on the underestimating. I just got my butt kicked in CO with my 80. It tows our pop up just fine here in Idaho. Our mountains have more gradual passes. In CO, I felt like I lost 50% of my power. 20 mph at 5k rpms up Vail Pass in 1st gear sucked.

That is a neat buggy you have.

BogusBlake
08-19-2007, 01:16 PM
Welcome to the board and Littleton maybe. Like they said earlier there are a few of us that live down south. Where are you going to be working? Littleton is locatedin 5 different counties so it covers a pretty large area.

Hope to see youon the trail soon.

Ill be working near C470 and Santa Fe.

I'm looking for a house to rent for a while until we know where the wife will be working.

It's hot as crap in AZ right now so I'm REALLY looking forward to wheeling up there!

SROR/AKA 2BAD
08-19-2007, 02:05 PM
look in castle rock. 20 min to your work.
better than livin up north :p:

welcome!

RockRunner
08-20-2007, 01:31 PM
Ill be working near C470 and Santa Fe.

I'm looking for a house to rent for a while until we know where the wife will be working.

It's hot as crap in AZ right now so I'm REALLY looking forward to wheeling up there!


Lots of areas to live around there, just know that Highlands Ranch is very strict regarding their rules etc. Can't park a trailer outside for more than 3 days etc.

I live 10 minutes from C-470 and sante fe in Roxborough, nice quiet area and close to your work but depending on what your wife does maybe a little further. My wife works in the Denver Tech Center (DTC) and it takes her 2-25 minutes to get to work.

What company will you be working for? They are building a new set of buildings out there but not sure for what purpose.

BTW it is about a 30-35% loss for altitude here, in this case bigger is better.