Off Road Events, Special Deals & Latest Happenings – September 2012

It’s officially been 6 years since Rugged Rocks had it’s first customer, and being that it was an online sale I didn’t get to pin my $20 bill on the wall as many brick and mortar shops do. But even without the good luck of the first $20, Rugged Rocks is still here. Although day to day, I run Rugged Rocks by myself, I couldn’t have gotten this far without the great support of some key people in the Nissan community who have spread the word of this company. Some went so far as to get articles in some popular off road magazines! I send out a huge Thanks out to those that have helped keep Rugged Rocks going over the years.

I was reminiscing of the early stages of the company, when we were out wheeling more, building more, taking more pictures, and coming home to tell more stories; pictures and stories that I’d often pass on to you in newsletters and that we’d talk about on the forum, it was like our digital campfire. At that time we had a really good active group on the RR forum with lots of tech and up to date news on projects in the works… until one day I accidentally hit a button that deleted all posts over 30 days old which threw lots of valuable content out the window taking many users and readers with it… oops.

Well I’d like to light that fire again because Rugged Rocks is much more than a place to get parts, it’s also been a great source of information for many people, a place to meet up with fellow wheelers and make new friends. So feel free to join the forum but not just to chat, join us on some trail runs and camping trips as well. Feel free to even put a run together yourself, or suggest a trail run for someone else to lead! If there is a trail that people want to run and there isn’t a leader, I’ll usually step up to the plate… I like wheeling too ya know!

So jump on the forum and wheel with us! There will be pics and videos of our travels online after the trips.. and let me tell you, experiencing these trips first hand is way better than the digital second hand version!

At the bottom of this e-mail there is a small list of upcoming events that I recommend for everyone ranging from low key trips to hardcore rock crawling. I hope to see some new people at these events, and please feel free to spread the word of these events (or this entire newsletter that matter!) by forwarding this e-mail or re-posting it on other Nissan message boards etc.

Thanks again for all the support over the years! See you on the trail!

Rugged Rocks Founder.

Steven Lutz

P.S. if you would like Rugged Rocks to sponsor your forum or event, please contact me.

Upcoming Events!
**Check the Rugged Rocks Forum for the latest updates on trail runs and events. **

Nissans @ The Hammers! in Johnson Valley,CA – October 11 – 14th

Borrego Fest in Anza Borrego, CA (with O.A.U.S.A) – October 19th – 21st

CANVAZ II in Big Bear, CA – October 26 – 28

Latest Build: WD21 Solid Axle Swap w/ Diamond Axle
As you may have seen on the Rugged Rocks Facebook Page, the Rugged Rocks Pathfinder went under the torch and is being refreshed with what will be the Solid Axle Swap kit. This build features a new transmission cross-member, Sway a Way 14″ Travel Coil-overs, and the Beefy Diamond Hybrid Nissan/Dana 60 front axle with REID knuckles. The H233B 3rd members will be loaded with 5.57 gears. The back of the truck is already set up with the Rugged Rocks 4-link which is holding strong, the only change needed to fit the 37’s is to lengthen the links another inch or so. The truck will sit on 37″ BFG KM2 Tires wrapping 17″ Allied Rockathon Beadlock Wheels. For the last few years it’s been running a 5:1 Atlas tranfer-case which will remain in place behind the stock 5 speed manual transmission driven by a stock 3.0 v6 motor. Keep up on the details in the forum!

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