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Ocotillo wells Shock Tuning trip and beer -march 8,9

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by Spencer, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Feb 23, 2014 at 10:38 PM
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    Hey guys I know TDS is coming & all but if you're free march 8&9, we'll be out in Octillo wells! Meet up with us for some general shenanigans, BBQ & shock tuning. This trip started as an excuse to test out the revalve work my buddy Ryan did to his shocks & grew from there. I'll be testing mine out & bringing shims to swap out till I get it right.
    Buy various valve shim sets that fit your shocks, bring all the tools you'll need (basic stuff) and let's get our rigs as perfect as we can! You can only do so much in your garage after all.

    Food: BBQ hamburgers, hotdogs, beer


    Drinks: beer, also beer


    Location: Just north of the 4x4 Park, coordinates to follow today


    Comms: Shouting loudly, Race radio station "YOKO", & CB channel 13
    Alternates if those are static/ being used:
    Shout louder, ham channel Weatherman, CB channel 5


    Tools: if you don't have what you'll need, ask here & make sure it'll be there. **bring twice as much shock oil as you'll need** as this is much easier than limping home on two or three working shocks if you spill what you need.
    Floor jacks will be there along with jack stands and tools. We should be covered for about anything.


    figured I'd throw this out to anyone who wants to come. It'll be a good time. And you'll probably learn a couple things in the process.

    Updated Saturday morning 3-1
     
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  2. Feb 23, 2014 at 10:42 PM
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    Hmmm May be down to come out, do a little wheeling and hang out with ya'll. Don't think I'll be doing much tuning with my Icons, they're already set pretty nicely but I don't think I can actually tune them, lol. Either way, an OCO trip is always fun! Who's getting some pie from Julian on the way back with me? :D
     
  3. Feb 24, 2014 at 12:32 AM
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    How 'bout you pick up yer skirt and get some triple bypasses for the trip ;)

    I'd be down for a dez trip, but I has no monies for rear bypasses yet :(

    You guys bringing a tank down there?
     
  4. Feb 24, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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    Sounds like a good day to test the tow rig.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2014 at 10:33 AM
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  6. Feb 24, 2014 at 6:23 PM
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    No promises, but I'm pretty sure I'll have a nitrogen tank there to use.

    So now I've got a week to buy valve shims... Anyone know where to get king shims??
     
  7. Feb 26, 2014 at 6:54 PM
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    Hmmmm. I've never been to Ocotillo and I live an hour away. I have a new TRD Sport, and haven't done much off-roading. I have street tires on it, too... (factory). That should give you guys somebody to point and laugh at.

    My wife is off that weekend and actually wants to see what off-roading is all about.

    Chicks allowed? After all, if there's beer... SOMEBODY has to drive me home. And if I can make it, I never show up to a beer fest without good beer. I was a sailor for 20 years, after all.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2014 at 8:43 PM
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    LETS GO!
    Of course women are invited! I think most of us are camping overnight with our ladies. I know Reece & I will be in our truck tents, maybe Ryan if he gets his crap together :p

    And nobody's gonna laugh at you man we all started stock too! You'd be amazed how capable you are as is. You can see what we've got & what works and what doesn't so when you catch the mod bug you'll save some time & money.
    If your lady is picky, I'm bringing my propane shower & shower curtain, and Jetboil stove. Bring jugs of water, beer and a tent & ill provide shower & you'll have a desert hotel stay.

    Looks like it's gonna be a field testing / outdoor garage trip we should be installing at least one set of Deaver leafs and kings.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2014 at 8:45 PM
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    I'll bring a nitrogen bottle & regulator & jack stands. Any LT guys coming? we'll need one of those jacks on a skid plate..
    And anyone know a place to buy king shock shims and oil near chino?
     
  10. Feb 27, 2014 at 5:34 AM
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    With the rain this weekend, I'M IN. Need to get the kids out, theys be itching. They don't get to far from camp since they are 3 and 6.
     
  11. Feb 27, 2014 at 5:35 AM
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    Can't be worse than my stock 1st 5 lugger. Rocked that like a boss.
     
  12. Feb 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM
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    Alright change of plans guys...

    Bring Lots of beer it's Reece's birthday weekend!
     
  13. Feb 27, 2014 at 6:58 PM
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    That's no change in my plans!
     
  14. Feb 28, 2014 at 5:32 AM
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    Any update for a spot. I'll just be day trippin, and the kids wanna ride around camp between tests.
     
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    Oh yeah Ryan's got the gps coordinates
    I've never been before so I'll get em from him.


    Also, tool list/ needed supplies
    I'll have my whole tool set ready, but my sockets too out at 7/8" so I need bigger sets

    I've got two sets of jack stands
    One nitrogen bottle and regulator
    Hi lift jack
    Propane heaters
    A king coil over adjuster pin tool
    Beer.


    I need someone with a floor jack on skids (lt guys?)
    Someone with a bigger socket set
    Someone who knows how to valve shocks better than I do
    A spanner wrench
     
  16. Feb 28, 2014 at 7:59 AM
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    Out of all weekends, this is the only weekend I can't go. Have fun guys.

    Ryan, you can borrow my jack.
     
  17. Feb 28, 2014 at 10:45 AM
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    Just bring a regular floor jack and a piece of 1/2 of better plywood as big as the jack.

    How big of socket do you need?
     
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    Vi, I'll take you up on that jack! Thanks man :)
     
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    No idea but I'm pretty sure the one socket size we need won't be there! Assuming it ships on time, we'll be putting Reece's rear lift on & pulling coil overs off / switching valves etc so ima bring the whole garage if I can. I'll bring my jack but I don't have plywood.

    Weather looks great for the weekend!

    Hahaha poor people out for TDS are gonna be hurting this weekend I was out around salton sea today & the wind was blowing 40 mph with dust and rain all over
     
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