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Old 08-28-2002, 12:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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CalMini Rubicon trip

Does anyone actually go on the CalMini Customer Appreciation run? I don't plan on going, as I am not a customer of theirs. Just wondering.
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Old 08-28-2002, 09:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Evidently SOMEBODY does, but shoot, you'd think they would actually invite their customers... I've thrown thousands of dollars their way, and never gotten so much as a "thank you" - I've got to go digging on the internet to find out when their "customer appreciation" run is...
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- I've got to go digging on the internet to find out when their "customer appreciation" run is...
It is the weekend AFTER Labor Day Weekend (FYI)
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It is the weekend AFTER Labor Day Weekend (FYI)

Actually its the weekend after the weekend after Labor Day, so Sept 13-15. I'm going, and while a distributer, I really don't have many Calmini parts on my vehicle, but in years past its more go have fun with a group of Suzuki's, talk about what you like and dislike, play some Games sponsored by Zukiworld.com, and get a free dinner. Its also been the least competitive run I've ever been on, and I've been a lot of place's.
I think the first year I went there were 22 suzuki's and a Isuzu.
I know its advertised on the Zukiworld.com website, its on teh Calmini site, and its on Izook as well I believe.
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Old 08-28-2002, 11:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Don't get too hung up on the 'customer appreciation' part of the trip. It's the Rubicon; it's fun. Just come and have a good time. We're all a bunch of fun loving zukesters doing what we love best. This is a great run for people that enjoy adventure, fun, and the challenge that the TRAIL provides.

All the trip details are at ZUKIWORLD http://www.zukiworld.com

Hope to see you there!

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apparently they changed the date. Sorry for the wrong info. I talked to them about 1 1/2 months ago about it.
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YAEH dont worry about who is sponsering what, the con is just a fun place to be, and even better when you go with a bunch of sammis. Its a great oppertunity for all the zuks to be together and see all the different and latest mods everyone is doing . I went to S.O.R. and it was kick ass. Im gonna GO TO THIS TO
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well my frend wants to go but will his zuk make it ?
4in lift 4.10s and 31s no lockers just a let fut
o and hes running a calmini lift that i think sucks !!!
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dead stockers have made it , you take it from there.......
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live stalkers have made it too

Hey bobakai, ain't you supposed to be at Loon with the rest of the gang? They are up there until Monday.
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Tuskdaddy you are part of that gang ...........no....
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well my frend wants to go but will his zuk make it ?
4in lift 4.10s and 31s no lockers just a let fut
o and hes running a calmini lift that i think sucks !!!

I'm on 33" boggers w/3.73's and a 4.16:1 case, open diffs and do fine. Depends on the driver me thinks.
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I took an X90 thru Rubicon (S.O.R.) this year with only 30" tires. Only had 2.5" of suspension lift on it. Skipped the Little Sluice and had a bit of trouble at the first obstacle..... but other than that it did excellent for the whole trip.

4" and 31's on a Samurai should have no trouble.
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with 4" and 31's on a Sammy your ready for ARCA. Get it!!!
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I took an X90 thru Rubicon (S.O.R.) this year with only 30" tires. Only had 2.5" of suspension lift on it. Skipped the Little Sluice and had a bit of trouble at the first obstacle..... but other than that it did excellent for the whole trip.

4" and 31's on a Samurai should have no trouble.

A bit of trouble???? I heard you broke an axle on that little thing???

Whats up with the trunk?? I would have welded that thing shut!

Although i saw a hot chick driving one the other day!
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Yah.... first rock, first obstacle, front birfield snapped. Bum luck.

I ran down to Rancho Cordova and picked up spares. Since I had the extra axles the rest of the trip though, nothing happened. The thing got around better than I had expected and probably surprised those we were wheeling with as well.

Weld the trunk shut? I need that extra 2 Cu.Ft. of storage space!

I did chicken out of Little Sluice with it..... on the other hand though, it did tow a trailer across the Nevada desert pretty easily at 70+ MPH with A/C and Cruise control on. Its a trade-off I guess.
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The thing got around better than I had expected and probably surprised those we were wheeling with as well.
I wasn't really surprised as much as I was impressed. I think you could have done Little Sluice with us Glenn. I made it with my 31's and open diff's. It was great wheeling with either way.
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well my frend wants to go but will his zuk make it ?
4in lift 4.10s and 31s no lockers just a let fut
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Yeah, I think your friend can make it. They might bounce around a bit and get some body damage but it is definitely do-able with a rig set up like that. Plus, there is a high entertainment value in watching an open rig with no gears trying to tackle the sluices.

Hope to see you there...

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Tuskdaddy you are part of that gang ...........no....
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