scoyoc's P4X-wing Fighter

PhullD

Bought an X
Supporting Member
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Looks like a sweet trip, good food too! I still haven't gone offroad yet this year, everything was locked down (whatever good locking down the trails does) until a couple weeks ago and I ended up working the last two Saturdays.
 

scoyoc

First Fill-Up (of many)
Supporting Member
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Looks like a sweet trip, good food too! I still haven't gone offroad yet this year, everything was locked down (whatever good locking down the trails does) until a couple weeks ago and I ended up working the last two Saturdays.

I’ve only been on a couple mild trails this spring. It’s been surprisingly hard to get out.
 

scoyoc

First Fill-Up (of many)
Supporting Member
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Mod: Max Gear Rear Bumper Install
Date: 13 December 2019
Mileage: 71,263

I am still so excited about getting this bumper! Worth every penny. Thanks for all your hard work @Maxterra.

I drove up to Dave's shop and had him install the bumper.




Then I couldn't wait to kit it out when I got back home.


And since I was going that far, I though I might as well put a Gobi ladder on too.
 

Xterrorista

Suspension Lift
Supporting Member
Location
Denton, TX
Nice! That bumper with all the goodies is probably my next mod unless a locked M226 drops in my lap beforehand.

*How long from the time you ordered until you had it?

I waited almost 6mo for Shrockworks..
 

CAchief

First Fill-Up (of many)
It took about 6 months from the time I ordered it to when I picked it up. Dave makes them to order, and I think they are in demand. Worth the wait though, best rear bumper on the market.

Additional info: I have the exact same bumper on order. Placed order early April and it should be here early August per my most recent correspondence with Dave last week.
 

Xterrorista

Suspension Lift
Supporting Member
Location
Denton, TX
Worth the wait though, best rear bumper on the market.
Yep, I think I've looked close at everything available for the rear and his is the best all around. I wish he'd make those front bumpers although I hear extensive R&D and materials went into it so the price point at first would be double the rest out there.. Oh well, I need no more items on the wish list.
 

Zack.

Has been dubbed Arnold
Supporting Member
Location
Livermore, CA
I wish he'd make those front bumpers

for front bumpers I have my eye on dezert runner
F41F95A8-FFB7-41AD-84A5-CE81639BA309.png

And Hardcore Off-road
1FF963A6-E6C8-46B0-A8E3-FAFF6E54A0B7.png


Of course any front bumper would require at the very least telling the wife it was happening. So probably a no go unless we start off-roading regularly.

For the rear which is more inconspicuous I have my eye on Bucksnort (which seems fairly cost effective from recent activity) and then the Maxgear. At the end of the day of course I don’t need any of it since I’m primarily on the pavement, and there may be better places to spend the money if available. Though my experiences of getting rear ended in both my previous (Nissan) vehicles makes me think it’s worth having, or switching to at the point I get rear ended in the X.
 

TheCrabby1

Lockers Installed
Supporting Member
Location
Burtonsville, Md
for front bumpers I have my eye on dezert runner
View attachment 14850

And Hardcore Off-road
View attachment 14851


Of course any front bumper would require at the very least telling the wife it was happening. So probably a no go unless we start off-roading regularly.

For the rear which is more inconspicuous I have my eye on Bucksnort (which seems fairly cost effective from recent activity) and then the Maxgear. At the end of the day of course I don’t need any of it since I’m primarily on the pavement, and there may be better places to spend the money if available. Though my experiences of getting rear ended in both my previous (Nissan) vehicles makes me think it’s worth having, or switching to at the point I get rear ended in the X.
I'm going to go with a Hardcore offroad rear tire carrier bumper . Cory at Hardcore said we can probably get a winch mounted back under there since I will have no need to put the tire back under and I don't plan on doing any towing . Option 2 would be a mini Keg-a-rater !!
 

IM1RU

Sliders
Supporting Member
Location
SLC, UT
I wish he'd make those front bumpers although I hear extensive R&D and materials went into it so the price point at first would be double the rest out there

If you're talking about his tube front bumper on his rig, everyone wants one, and not a single person would buy it, because it would be so much coin. That took him 2 weeks to make. Every tube is bent by hand.... I know, because I'm the one who does it for all the rear bumpers.... unless he runs out before I can get back up there to help him.
 

scoyoc

First Fill-Up (of many)
Supporting Member
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Mod: 2-inch OEM length Radflo's with 600# Eibach springs
Date: 16 October 2020
Mileage: 77,482

Due to a major life-changing event (we are moving to Ft. Collins, CO in the spring) I pulled the trigger on 2-inch OEM length Radflo's with 600# Eibach springs from Nisstec. Now I'll be able to drive my bucket list of Moab trails before we leave town.

New Radflo's next to Bilstein 5100's


Installed. Now time to drive!
 

scoyoc

First Fill-Up (of many)
Supporting Member
Location
Fort Collins, CO
That's big news! I think you're nuts for leaving Moab, but then again to me it's an offroad getaway, probably different if you live there year-round.

Yeah man. I'm not really ready to leave, but the wife got a promotion and her new office is in Ft. Collins. It will be nice to back in the land of beer and coffee again though. LOL
 

scoyoc

First Fill-Up (of many)
Supporting Member
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Trip: Thanksgiving on the White Rim
Dates: 21-25 November 2020

This was a truly epic tip of a lifetime. We had originally planned to go to Death Valley, but COVID restrictions nixed that plan. I jumped on Recreation.gov one evening just to see what was available and this whole tip was open. I suspect someone had to cancel and I just happened to be on the website at the right time. We drove clockwise, from Shafer Trial to Mineral Bottom, spending 5 chilly nights in one of the most amazing landscapes.

uX3nubgl.jpg


Day 1: The dads drove to Airport C camp while the moms and kids hiked the Lathrop Trial to camp. Once we met up with the rest of the crew, we drove down Lathrop Canyon to the River before making camp.

Top of the Shaffer switchbacks.
7DKC5L9l.jpg

ykFuX2Tl.jpg

bdNrySwl.jpg


Airport C camp
3uOFN0Il.jpg


Day 2: The next day we set out for the White Crack in time for an amazing sunset. This is the best camp on the White Rim in my opinion. I still can't believe we scored this camp.

Hoc0s8ql.jpg

Gb8tsbgl.jpg

RvbjUm5l.jpg

jZdLqJFl.jpg


Day 3: Then we headed to Murphy A. We dropped the moms and kids off at the Murphy Wash Trial and they hiked up to the Murphy Hogback Trail then to camp, while the dads drove to camp then hiked out to meet the crew on the trial. Sorry, no shots of camp, but it's a sweet one.

aZDZbppl.jpg

iMk0aH5l.jpg


Day 4: Off to Taylor Canyon through some of the coolest terrain on the trial. We had lunch at the Wilhite Slot Canyon.

MZc07Vbl.jpg

fRxOgZll.jpg

FxrNzL9l.jpg


Taylor Camp
LoqPCeOl.jpg

oaf29BWl.jpg


Day 5: After a quick hike up to Moses and Zeus, we headed out and back to civilization.
getG6Url.jpg

Nbv3uWil.jpg

cYSbMMbl.jpg
 
Last edited:

scoyoc

First Fill-Up (of many)
Supporting Member
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Mod: Unistrut Roof Rack
Date: 20-25 March 2021

This has been a week-long project. I put on unistrut crossbars on Saturday and have been fiddling after work to mount my traction board tray and Yakima LoadWarrior basket.

My traction board tray is DIY out of aluminum stock and pop rivets, and I was able to mount it under the crossbars for easy access when the basket is loaded. I still need to work out a good pin system to secure it. It’s a little too fiddley right now.
8954D297-6172-4C16-9D11-8A639473CE78.jpeg
1493EE20-7872-4DC3-9929-A180B80B36F7.jpeg
7A3DEBF0-6195-493E-89AB-448C5799CA6C.jpeg
F20C8754-EE16-4D8C-B227-677CCD7F7307.jpeg
 

scoyoc

First Fill-Up (of many)
Supporting Member
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Trip: Dad's 4WD Weekend 2021
Dates: 9-11 April 2021

This is a little late, but I'm trying to get my build page up to date before spring hits.

Another great Dad's weekend in the books. We originally wanted to drive Lockhart Basin to Elephant Hill, but got turned around at the crux on Lockhart and came up with an alternative on the fly.

tiSSY2yl.jpg


Day 1
LDNRr5cl.jpg


We headed out from Moab on Kane Creek Rd, up and over Hurah Pass, and out toward Chicken Corners.
0bgT7M1l.jpg


The beginning of Lockhard was AWESOME! Great wheeling, really fun. The GX was in the lead and ripped out the stem of his rear drivers tire on the bottom of the crux on Lockhart.
QsuwV2Pl.jpg

5g0sfSul.jpg


Since we didn't want to go further with out a spare, since the spare went on the truck, we turned around and found a camp out near The Wind Caves and started happy hour.
svkiBd7l.jpg

7k7YqxTl.jpg


Day 2
8Ab8o3rl.jpg


After a big breakfast, we headed back into Moab and dropped the tire off at the tire shop.
3HJOJjvl.jpg


Then headed out to Boxcar Bridge and Kamikaze. This is a rally cool trail south of Moab, out on Hatch Point with great views and melow but engaging 4-wheeling. Toward the end of the day we descended Kamikaze Hill, a long, exposed, steep slickrock hill and found a fantastic camp at the end of the road overlooking Indian Creek.
Kqts3M5l.jpg

bW8WciOl.jpg

0rGK5qFl.jpg

HNU78Hjl.jpg

Tbys2kAl.jpg


Day 3
VmuvxBel.jpg


Our last day on the trail. We decided to hit Cameo Cliffs and link it up with the west end of Rimrocker and drive as much dirt as possible back to Moab. This is a link-up I have been thinking about for a while and I'm psyched to have done it.
oKUEaUkl.jpg

f0ZwWLtl.jpg

HoV8jeLl.jpg
 

CAchief

First Fill-Up (of many)
Awesome trip! The river crossing looks pretty deep. Was it somewhat solid underneath there?
 

scoyoc

First Fill-Up (of many)
Supporting Member
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Awesome trip! The river crossing looks pretty deep. Was it somewhat solid underneath there?

LOL. That is more of glam shot than anything. Cool photo though. That's Kane Creek Crossing before you go up toward Hurrah Pass. It's on the maintained section of Kane Creek Rd and has a solid sandy bottom. It only has flowing water in the spring.
 

kryter

First Fill-Up (of many)
Location
Aurora Colorado
Trip: Dad's 4WD Weekend 2021
Dates: 9-11 April 2021

This is a little late, but I'm trying to get my build page up to date before spring hits.

Another great Dad's weekend in the books. We originally wanted to drive Lockhart Basin to Elephant Hill, but got turned around at the crux on Lockhart and came up with an alternative on the fly.

tiSSY2yl.jpg


Day 1
LDNRr5cl.jpg


We headed out from Moab on Kane Creek Rd, up and over Hurah Pass, and out toward Chicken Corners.
0bgT7M1l.jpg


The beginning of Lockhard was AWESOME! Great wheeling, really fun. The GX was in the lead and ripped out the stem of his rear drivers tire on the bottom of the crux on Lockhart.
QsuwV2Pl.jpg

5g0sfSul.jpg


Since we didn't want to go further with out a spare, since the spare went on the truck, we turned around and found a camp out near The Wind Caves and started happy hour.
svkiBd7l.jpg

7k7YqxTl.jpg


Day 2
8Ab8o3rl.jpg


After a big breakfast, we headed back into Moab and dropped the tire off at the tire shop.
3HJOJjvl.jpg


Then headed out to Boxcar Bridge and Kamikaze. This is a rally cool trail south of Moab, out on Hatch Point with great views and melow but engaging 4-wheeling. Toward the end of the day we descended Kamikaze Hill, a long, exposed, steep slickrock hill and found a fantastic camp at the end of the road overlooking Indian Creek.
Kqts3M5l.jpg

bW8WciOl.jpg

0rGK5qFl.jpg

HNU78Hjl.jpg

Tbys2kAl.jpg


Day 3
VmuvxBel.jpg


Our last day on the trail. We decided to hit Cameo Cliffs and link it up with the west end of Rimrocker and drive as much dirt as possible back to Moab. This is a link-up I have been thinking about for a while and I'm psyched to have done it.
oKUEaUkl.jpg

f0ZwWLtl.jpg

HoV8jeLl.jpg
freakin awesome M see ya this spring if not sooner
 

scoyoc

First Fill-Up (of many)
Supporting Member
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Trip: goneMoab 2021
Dates: 24-28 May 2021

My first goneMoab! And I can't wait until May 2022 to do it again.

Day 1: Dome Plateau
Rating: Moderate
Trail Leader: Nick Savatgy from Rogue Overland.

Super fun trail and great group of wheelers to kick off the week.
1h9SIRll.jpg

PhCEcPfl.jpg

xMfYA1fl.jpg

2wgW9dcl.jpg

pbcyLl3l.jpg

UVg2StTl.jpg


Day 2: Elephant Hill
Rating: Moderate
Trail Leader: Me.

My first trail lead. It was really cool to have the opportunity to show off my favorite trail.
G7FNIQ6l.jpg

ZnuLBVSl.jpg

RjnG8Lhl.jpg

uP3jYZVl.jpg

IgIu4oml.jpg

ftd7zV8l.jpg

ZgcckMcl.jpg


Day 3: Rest day
I took a day off.

Day 4: Bartlett Overlook (3D)
Rating: Moderate
Trail Leader: Me.

Great day on the trail with an awesome group of people.
jNj7qXFl.jpg

W5WkquPl.jpg

ArFtmfrl.jpg

o5qPDEJl.jpg

LFULPKql.jpg

0WR6dURl.jpg

VNSyB9vl.jpg


Day 5: Dome Plateau
Rating: Moderate
Trail Leader: @kryter
Four of us showed up for this one. A mellow day on the trail was the perfect way to wrap up goneMoab 2021.
P5K4t2cl.jpg

YTM2Gfol.jpg

rCiQtcel.jpg

uw19VHKl.jpg

O9tXERol.jpg

Wilson Arch. You can see Hwy 191 behind it.
xlSvPIol.jpg
 

scoyoc

First Fill-Up (of many)
Supporting Member
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Trip: Circumnavigation of Dinosaur National Monument
Dates: 23-25 July 2021

I hatched this plan to drive around Dinosaur National Monument on as much dirt as possible and started mapping out the route on Gaia. I developed a sweet little 211 mile weekend trip with 184 miles of dirt and 4WD roads. None of the tracks were too technical, but the moderate tracks were a enough to keep the weekend exciting. I was working through some personal stuff on this trip and didn't take a whole lot of photos or side trips, lots of driving. This is an awesome route with plenty of optertunities for side trips and sight seeing.

NKhc31Dl.jpg

You can download the *.kmz here if you are interesed.


Day 1. Harper's Corner Road to Deerlodge Campground
NA06u4yl.jpg


I set out after work on Friday afternoon looking to drive a few hours and find a camp. I started on Harper's Corner Road (paved) and took the Yampa Bench Road east. Yampa Bench was an easy, mostly graded road with a couple minor washouts that required high clearance. I decided not to go down to Echo Park because it was getting late and had dinner at Castle Park Overlook, about half way through.
tQBFgl8l.jpg

SkqMnjGl.jpg

BHPqlsBl.jpg


After dinner I finished the Yampa Bench Road and took the Dobbins Spring section of the Yampa Valley Trail down to Deerlodge. This was the best section of 4-wheeling on the entire route. It's a tight little track mostly used by SxS's and ATV's. A great finish to the work week. It was getting late and I didn't stop for photos. :-/
jSoCfT9l.jpg


Day 2. Deerlodge to Point of the Pines
What a great day of driving! After a lazy breakfast and a couple cups of coffee, I set off norht on Moffet County Road 25 to County Road 10 where a bridge crosses the Little Snake River.
VwRcGeDl.jpg

Sorry, no photo of the bridge...
txlYGpvl.jpg


Then I took County Road 10 all the way to Lodore. After a quick break, I jumped back in the Xterra and went north on Hwy 318 to Browns Park and took the refuge tour route throught the Refuge to The Swinging Bridge where I stopped for lunch.
QcMMmODl.jpg

26LrSrOl.jpg

UoCMagYl.jpg


I went up Crouse Canyon after a lesiurly lunch. This was a great, mostly graded dirt road througha cool little canyon and topped out in the rolling hills of sagebrush sea that dominates the lanscape.
P0MRT2Xl.jpg

TLoTXMel.jpg


I was hoping to cut across Jones Hole Road, but private land kept me on pavement for a few miles until I was able to jump on the Diamond Mountain Road. Then I took a cool little 2-track down Blair Ridge, through an old burn to the Island Park Road.
8MgGkHLl.jpg

Ryniappl.jpg

qOWpPHxl.jpg


I had dinner along the Green River near the end of the Island Park Road, and was going to camp out there but a family of 3 had bogarted all the camp sites in the campground. They set their tent in one site and their kitchen in another and parked in the third. Since I got the clear message that I wasn't wanted, I happily pushed on to look for my own secluded campsite. I took Island Park to Bean Draw, a two track along a gas/oil pipeline.
6CCg1S2l.jpg


Bean Draw dropped onto the main Dinosaur NM road and drove out towards Josey's Cabin where I took the Blue Mountain Raod up to Point of the Pines. The Blue Mountain Raod is WILD man! It's probably the steepest graded road I've ever been on. I geared down in 4L just to take advantabe of the torque and power goin up. I definately advise 4L if you go down it! There are a handful of AWESOME camps on in the ponderosa pines up at the top of the ridge. Sorry for being lame an not taking pics, I was pushing dark and it was time to crack a cold one.

Day 3. Point of the Pines back to Harper's Corner Road
The rest of the Blue Mountain Road to Harper's Corner is a cruise through the sagebrush sea. I think I was back on pavement in 20 minutes after I left camp, after lunch. This was a great weekend to clear my head and get out on the trail.
 
Top