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Camp Fyah JK

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Checking in from Tempe, AZ. Just found this AZ section and was glad to see there are so many members in the valley. I have not been very active on the site but am looking to get more involved this year. I would be very interested in some trail runs and camping trips for 2019. Any suggestions for camping spots would be greatly appreciated. I typically head to Payson in Spring but want to explore some new options soon. We are hitting prime camping weather here in AZ so I am looking to take advantage as much as possible. Heading to Bartlett Lake this weekend for a quick getaway weekend trip.

-CampFyah JK
 

Camp Fyah JK

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I plan on checking out this edge of the world place everyone talks about N of Sedona. Never been. April 18-22
I have heard great things about "The Edge of the World" spot and is definitely on my list of places to camp this year.

I'm heading to Colorado for a concert April 19th-22nd. DANG.
 

AZPAJERO

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Sup AZ peeps. I'm the FNG around here I guess. Looks like there's a pretty good contingent of AZ off-roaders on here.

Here is my rig. I'm up in Snottsdale around Shea/101 area.

Anybody else get out and play in the snow last week? This shot was just 5 or 6 miles North of my house. CRAZY.88379
 

AZPAJERO

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New member from Mesa, AZ, #14100. Been working on building my $500 1999 Ford E-350 4x4.. Finished 4x4 conversion and axle swaps (front and rear) late last year.

Now working on building out the interior and getting it outfitted for a 700 mile Arizona Strip overlanding trip later this year. You guys have probably seen me rolling around the east valley working the bugs out of my build. Looking forward to making some new friends here and joining in on some adventures (suitable for a full size rig). Also, I can weld and fabricate if anyone needs assistance in that respect.

Here's a couple photos from our expedition to the bottom of the Grand Canyon last month.
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Dude sweet rig man. Good to know you got weld/fab skills. Sucks as I just commissioned place called Affordable Custom Welding to help with buttoning up some 'stuff'. Hope to see you around.
 

MEFOBIA-JEEP

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Tucson AZ
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I plan on checking out this edge of the world place everyone talks about N of Sedona. Never been. April 18-22
I have been there, and would be interested in going again. I know a few good spots. The road back is a long washboard, but the view there are 2nd to none. Need to go before teh Expo crowd gets up there.
 

tritonl

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W Granite Pass Rd, Phoenix, AZ, USA
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Are any of you guys using a K&N filter in AZ. Anything good or bad to say about them in the desert environment. Air seems to be a lot of discussion if they are good in the desert or not.
 

Dbronco20/#15203

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Gilbert, Maricopa, AZ, USA
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Updated photo!

Phase 1 complete.

Just installed my suspension lift consisting of Bilstein 6112 coil overs fronts on the 5th clip- 6150’s with Remotes rear, and OME medium duty leafs.

Purchased from Rogue Off Rode: Bilstein Stage 4.

Perfectly level - and provided the room for some 285/70 R17 BFG KO2’s and Method 308’s!

Couldn’t be more happy with the look, and ride. (It’s stiff but it should be)

Phase 2: Ditch lights (still deciding on brand), rock sliders (purchased from AVID), skid plate.

Then I am going to take a breather and play around for a while
 

AZBubs

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Are any of you guys using a K&N filter in AZ. Anything good or bad to say about them in the desert environment. Air seems to be a lot of discussion if they are good in the desert or not.
TBH I used to run fancy filters years ago. They really make no difference and it’s a lot easier to pop in an Oreilleys and get a WIX in a pinch, otherwise i just order a Toyota OEM from amazon when I think of it.
 

Dbronco20/#15203

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Gilbert, Maricopa, AZ, USA
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TBH I used to run fancy filters years ago. They really make no difference and it’s a lot easier to pop in an Oreilleys and get a WIX in a pinch, otherwise i just order a Toyota OEM from amazon when I think of it.
I have heard the same about KN. Not an “upgrade” in function, but they sound cool. Kinda like a turbo whine - but no real improvement on HP or airflow.
 

bawesomfels

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Are any of you guys using a K&N filter in AZ. Anything good or bad to say about them in the desert environment. Air seems to be a lot of discussion if they are good in the desert or not.
I've had one for a bit. I'm switching back to OEM once the parts come. I knew I made a mistake discarding it all.
 

AZBubs

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And because sharing is caring, Sportsmen’s Warehouse a A LOT of gear on clearance, self inflating mats, fluid containers, cooking gear etc. And REI Chandler is having a garage sale this Saturday 0900-1300
 
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brien

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So I see there is a Nothern meetup and Southern AZ meetup that are reoccurring. Is there a Central AZ leader?
We will focus attention on getting a regular recurring Phoenix area meetup off and running soon!

I also saw somewhere there was a 25% off Midland GMRS units. Couldn’t find a code or a link to a code. Anyone have one?
I'm not sure about %25, but code NOMAD will get you %20 off.
 
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