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Offline Checkers

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New member - Checkers
« on: July 20, 2020, 10:05:50 PM »
Hey guys!

My name is Chess, I'm a 27 year old IT guy out of New York, however I work in CT and my girlfriend lives there, so the majority of my time is in CT. I've been interested in vehicles since I was a kid but never had someone to teach me, so I've been learning myself as I go. I won Rookie of the Year in the Fairfield Country Sports Car Club for Autocross in 2018, but have never gone off roading until very recently.

I picked up a 2005 Toyota Tacoma 6MT 4x4 a few weeks ago, and have since put Falken Wildpeak AT3ws on to replace the All Seasons, and I have a small lift in the mail as we speak. I also plan on doing heavier skids, front armor, and a winch. Nothing insane, as it's still my daily. I also have a '93 Miata LE, '17 Focus ST, and a '13 GSXR-600 if anyone is interested in other vehicles.

I have done 1 'real' trail out at Cockaponset state forest, and a few rough county roads, but that's it. I am very interested in learning more, and I would love to give anyone a hand with wrenching if they need.

I look forward to meeting everyone!

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Re: New member - Checkers
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2020, 02:52:39 PM »
Welcome Chess!
Chuck
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Re: New member - Checkers
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2020, 07:51:52 PM »
Thanks Chuck! Only after I posted did I see everything got moved

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Re: New member - Checkers
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2020, 09:28:39 PM »
Thanks Chuck! Only after I posted did I see everything got moved

No worries, sorry about that just wanted to move it so you were seen.
Chuck
Tube chassis, 5.3LS, Ford Dana 60 Chevy 14 Bolt 5.13 gears. 203/205 doubler, Hydro steering, air shocks, 42 inch Iroks on 16.5 H1 double bead locks.

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Re: New member - Checkers
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 08:42:25 PM »
So I finally got my truck lifted, just about 2.5" but I like it much better. Combined with the bigger tires, I'm starting to feel like it's off road ready, though I still have a long way to go. Tenatively picking up some rock sliders in a few weeks.

I'd like to be more involved, does the club have any meetings, our possibly outings coming up?

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Re: New member - Checkers
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2020, 09:09:24 PM »
Hi Chess, Our monthly meeting is actually tomorrow in Salem, CT this month. We are preparing for our yearly Mohawk Weekend trip the 14-16th of this month.
Chuck
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Re: New member - Checkers
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2020, 09:44:30 PM »
Oh dang, have fun! Would I be able to attend the next meeting? I'm itching to do basically anything offroad related lol

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Re: New member - Checkers
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2020, 03:38:51 PM »
Oh dang, have fun! Would I be able to attend the next meeting? I'm itching to do basically anything offroad related lol

Yes sir, September 1st in Waterford, CT at 7pm.
Chuck
Tube chassis, 5.3LS, Ford Dana 60 Chevy 14 Bolt 5.13 gears. 203/205 doubler, Hydro steering, air shocks, 42 inch Iroks on 16.5 H1 double bead locks.