Recently I had a flashback to the beginnings of Rugged Rocks. I was out on the trail at least 2 weekends a month. Dropping in on club trail runs, organizing my own runs, matching faces with phone voices & forum screen-names. Overall I was just having a good time in the outdoors meeting new people.
When the company started in 2006 and I had no idea where this venture of Rugged Rocks would take me, and, oddly enough, my goal wasn’t ever to be in the spotlight. I just wanted to help the Nissan parts niche market along, build some new stuff and enjoy life a bit. Fast forward 10 years later to 2016 and a lot has happened, including working with many product manufactures to bring new products to Nissan 4×4 Owners. Rugged Rocks has grown a lot, but it’s not a huge empire. It’s still a one-man band and I want to thank everyone for their business over the years, for your help spreading the word about Rugged Rocks and in even posting Rugged Rocks banners in your forum signatures. (Banners are here: https://ruggedrocksoffroad.com/link_us.php)
However, after a recent conversation with another industry expert, I realized how easy it is to forget that most of us who work in this industry got here because of genuine personal interest in wheeling! Sometimes we just need a reminder of our purpose by getting back out there, hitting the trail and exploring something new. With that said, I’ve been needing to get outside and have been itching to hit the trail more! Although Nissan Events are fun, what I miss most are the small groups of last minute local trail runs, meeting up with local members of So Cal Club Xterra as well as a few others, and doing adopt a trail work in the local forest. So keep your eyes peeled on the message boards and on these e-mails for Nissan 4×4 Events announcements and updates!
In the mean time, mark your calendars for October 13th – 16th. We’e going to have a camping get-together in Johnson Valley, CA to do some wheeling there as well as into Big Bear, CA. In the evenings we’re planning on having a large group campfire, telling stories and just having a good ol’ time. There is also a Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/229940037377921/
There will be more information available as we get closer.
Also, as usual there are new products being released for Nissan 4×4’s and the latest one is listed below.
They are the new Nissan Titan Upper Control Arms by SPC which also are suitable for doing a “Titan-Swap” on an Xterra or Frontier (2005+) which gives a wider track width and more suspension travel in the front of the vehicle.
For more Titan-Swap info, please feel free to contact Rugged Rocks by replying to this e-mail or calling 909-547-4651.
Thanks again for all of your business and support and I hope to see you on the trail.