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    Default Mike's Super Duper California Adventure.

    I'm posting this here until its closer to happening, at which point, I will move it.

    The Plan:
    Drive 2,535 miles each way, from Nashville, TN all the way to San Jose, CA.
    I'm coming out purely to hang out. It's my summer road trip, my first time crossing the country. I want my SW brethren to be part of it!

    The Car:

    I'm going to do this trek in the unthinkable. I'm going to drive my e28.



    I know damn well my car may never make it back to the east coast. I know my car may leave me stranded.... more than once. I know it could kill me.... but it must bet done. Its what makes this adventure the best adventure ever.

    The car will be a bit different from the way it is now, I think the added goodness will be a pleasant surprise to you guys.

    The Dates:
    I plan on leaving at the end of the month. Not entirely sure, probably around the 28th, but that's subject to change depending on who comes along. I will stick around for a week, give or take. I'll leave around the 8th or 9th, maybe a bit after?

    The Unknown:
    I'm not sure where I'll be staying. I know I'll be crashing at Sean's place for some of the time, and I'm hoping the rest of you Califags all meet up as well. I'm coming out for you guys, no business, just fun times.
    Maybe everyone will want to participate in a G2G, maybe we can all (SoCal and NorCal peeps) meet up and find something to do.

    If you've got a bed or a couch to stay on and are willing to let me park my ugly car in your driveway, it'd be much appreciated. <3

    More updates to come as I figure shit out.

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    Pit stop in Tucson. I'll make sure to have plenty of grilled cheese available.

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    I'll make sure we have things to do and a place for you to sleep!

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    This thread requires more San Diego.


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    Seattle's not that much further than San Jose

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    Dude, fuck ya! I've got plenty of couch space and parking if you need to get away from Sean for a bit.

    <3 you Sean.
    Last edited by B Rod; 07-14-2009 at 12:27 PM.

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    Shut up Bryan. Courtney will be cookin dinner over here, beat that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanDub View Post
    Shut up Bryan. Courtney will be cookin dinner over here, beat that!
    Hmmm....I'll bring a salad.

    For real though, we should host a g2g/bbq at my place.

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    You know we'll end up over there fairly often haha

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    Seattle would have been better

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    I'm driving 2500 miles, you Seattle cats can do the rest. Make it down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Burroughs View Post
    I'm driving 2500 miles, you Seattle cats can do the rest. Make it down!
    Seattle to San Diego 1900 miles. LOL.

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    So stoked for this.

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    Sick Adventure!!! I havent met you yet, so ill introduce myself. Im brandon and I drive a 95 cosmos m3. Ive been good friends with sean and bryan for some years so im always hearing about you. Im glad you picked SJ and like bryan said we have plenty of space at our place so your more than welcome. OH and yes g2g/bbq at out place needs to be on the list of things to do!!

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    Howdy Brandon.

    Can't wait.

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    Talk O.J. into letting me go, I'm game.

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    I'm pretty sure I will molest any exhaust systems you leave lying around

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    Quote Originally Posted by FluidMotorUnion View Post
    Talk O.J. into letting me go, I'm game.
    party train to Cali

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    Are you going to have to get new tires once you're here????

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    Possibly rally in the making?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxer
    I'm pretty sure I will molest any exhaust systems you leave lying around

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    You should make a detour through Germany.

    Sounds like fun what you're plannin there. Some day I'm gonna do something like this also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B Rod View Post
    Are you going to have to get new tires once you're here????
    Probably.

    My camber is going to rape them over the course of 2.5k miles.

    Last edited by M.Burroughs; 07-14-2009 at 08:17 PM.

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    we should get a pool going for how many tickets Mike will get on his journey.. in Cal they don't like low, loud cars and the rust bucket will definitely get their attention. Officer Dick----->

    i think its awesome that you are making taking the road trip out west.. if i was closer to San Jo i would come meet you and hang out. i bet some great photos will come out of this trip. i am looking forward to seeing them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by haps714 View Post
    we should get a pool going for how many tickets Mike will get on his journey.. in Cal they don't like low, loud cars and the rust bucket will definitely get their attention. Officer Dick----->

    i think its awesome that you are making taking the road trip out west.. if i was closer to San Jo i would come meet you and hang out. i bet some great photos will come out of this trip. i am looking forward to seeing them..
    Don't forget the lack of a hood and the broken windshield. <3

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    I would get an allignment before going. The camber isn't the issue really... just make sure your Toe is set to zero. I have been driving on -3.5 camber for a long time with no abnormal wear, but I once had a toe issue and only drove a couple thousand miles and completely killed a front pair of newer tires.

    I am suppost to be up in the Bay Area the beginning of August. Let me know what area you guys are going to be in. I will have my STI with me.

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    You aren't really in California unless you are south of Santa Barbara.


    You are going to Southern Oregon.


    I may be able to rally up for a visit depending on my financial recovery now that I have to put about 4k in maintenance.

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